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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sharing hand-work from stitchers

This is Harbor Haven  by Patti ,
So much work and I love the frame too

Chilly Winter...stitched by Terry
Brrr. I feel the cold!!

Susanna stitched the 4 "Box of Series"
I do love those ...and she did a great job 
These are a few Stitching Shares for today
...what a better way to end the year sharing work from others 
Thank you so much for everything
...your friendship means a lot to me!!
Have a safe and healthy 
New Years

hugs
donna 



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Day 7 and 8 ...Moving along with the Planting


The 2 posters above are the
 "Garden Patches"
 that will be included for free when you join the SAL

So much gardening to do !!


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Day 4 Planting Seeds for the new SAL


This is Day 4 Planting Seeds
This is a preview of the 24 Garden Flowers that can be stitched into a Horizontal Border.
You can stitch them into this border either by their color groups or mix them up for a varied look, 
I have 9 Days of Seed Planting to share so check back tomorrow for Day #5. 
I have a Special Page with information as it becomes available and info for Sign-Ups

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Day 2 of Planting Seeds for our Garden

Here is a poster for the new SAL. 
I am sharing 1 of the borders that will be available .
This one is for a single flower..each of the 24 flowers can 
be stitched in the center of this border..
the single flowers have a stitch count of 28 x 28
 and with the border they will be 42 x 42.
If stitched on 14ct Aida or 28ct linen over 2
 this will make a 3 x 3 design...
More information tomorrow
hugs
donna :)



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Day 1 New SAL

This is a sneak peek of the new SAL coming soon...
it is not seaside themed but that one is being worked on...
might take a few months...or more :)
These will be available from me as a PDF or from your local needlework shop

More information tomorrow
hugs
donna 


Friday, November 30, 2018

"Joy In My Heart" kit

I just added to the Etsy shop a new kit for the Season
It is called "Joy In My Heart"
Here is a link to the shop for the listing...it is a Limited Edition, 
I added it to a wreath I have hanging in my living room...

and every time I say the name I cant help but hum
 the song I learned in the 2nd or 3rd grade...
and if you learned it in school to and 
need a refresher I added a children's video below....
Have a great weekend
Now sing along.........
HAHA
donna




Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Addition to the Wool Tree Pattern


I decided to add another to the Wool Pattern!
I do love a Primitive look so I made a 36 inch tree 
with fewer branches and it looks so tall and sparse.
But I did make a few more adjustments to make it more primitive.
If you have purchased the Basic directions from me on how to make
 a Wool Feather Tree then this will be a supplement to the basic directions.
This supplement will be available in the Etsy shop.
An Outside photo, In the flower garden that needs to raked :) 

An inside photo on the warm and sunny porch

And along with the Supplement Directions I included
 the PDF for the Wool Garland and the Wool Roses 
to decorate your trees. 
*Dont forget that this PDF is only a supplement to the 
Wool Tree Directions , 
it has measurements for this Primitive Tree 
but not the directions on how to put it together





Sunday, November 11, 2018

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Chart

Well it is that time of the year again for me to tell you all how thankful I am for you...
I have shared this Free Chart before but not everyone has seen it
 and I thought it was a great day to share...
Just click on the words blow the picture to download 
your PDF for this design. 
Have a BLESSED and Thankful Holiday
 full of friends and family and stitching too!!
It is early but I didn't want to forget...HAHA
hugs
donna 


Friday, November 09, 2018

New Pattern "Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis"


Happy Friday to all
I finished the directions for mt new pattern.."Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis" . 
I actually started this pattern last year and after 
I became sick I did not have any time to do the directions
 or finish with the stitching..and I found it the other week in my stash
 but I had to finish stitching :Soul Food For the Needlesmith"...
I didn't want to hold on to it for another year 
and some of my other "Stitch an Inch" designs were not stitched either 
so I thought to myself..... "Self get moving and finish up these directions" 
So I did :)
They are ready for you in the Etsy shop.. 
I was able to get some hard copies out to some shops 
but with time running out I decided 
to list them in the Etsy shop as a PDF... 
Yes it is fun to get your patterns instantly sometimes
 as it is fun to wait for the mailman too!!!
So head on over to the Etsy shop if you want to stitch up 
some small and quick ornaments or bowl fillers.
I did stitch up a few of them but 
I need to do something with them 
so I will work on it this weekend and share it soon
Happy stitching 
hugs
donna


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We are at the end of the Harbor Haven SAL

Good evening Needlesmiths
The last Scene #12 will be going out a little late...I just finished the Free chart that I promised to all of the SAL participants  It went to the printer today (Wednesday) and just ordered photos this evening (Wednesday) so by the time I put all together they will be in the mail for the shop participants by either this Saturday or Monday and I will PDF out the Free chart and Scene #12 to all my participants on the 12th instead of the 10th. These will go out to all that have paid for the whole year... I did have a few that dropped out during the year but you had to stay with us for the year to receive the free chart. SO HERE IT IS............

"Soul Food for the Needlesmith"

This design is a companion to the original
 “I Am A Needlesmith”

Since we all work so diligently with our hands, whether it be for pleasure, to give as gifts, decorate our home or to provide an income for our family we certainly do this with JOY and it does fill our SOUL

One of my favorite Bible verses is below … just a snippet. It was way too long to type

Proverbs 31…
Starting with verse 10
“Who can find a wife of noble character?
She is far more precious than jewels”…
 (v13) “She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands”…….

Stitch this reminder to hang on your wall
 Or to give as a gift
 …that as you work with your
Flax and Wool, Needle and Threads
Remember you are far more
 PRECIOUS than JEWELS.

Happy Stitching
YOU ARE AWESOME!!
Hugs

donna +

Info for this design can be found in this link to my Design Blog

Monday, October 15, 2018

Day #13 Autumn Designs

Stitch An inch Fall

There are 7 separate Scenes in this design pack...
Each on measures 28 x 28
If stitched on 28ct linen over one , 
a section would measure 1 inch 
and since there are 7 that fit together perfectly
 you can stitch them as one long scene.
Happy Fall Stitching

Monday, October 08, 2018

Day #12 Autumn Designs


Mister Turkey as a Punch Needle design
 and also as a Counted Cross Stitch Design 
available in the Etsy shop and more info here :)


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Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.