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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Betsy is sharing her finish of Serenity Harbor

The piece was stitched by Betsy Minor who is a client and stitcher at Country Cupboard in Orland Park, IL. She changed the colors of the flowers and large house to yellow which complements the piece nicely. The "finishing" was done by Karen Jablonski of "Averyclaire NeedleArts" . She added a matching cotton backing, handmade cording and hand painted dowel and finials. 
And I have to say it looks beautiful....I love the changes and the finish with a dowel hanger is wonderful....Thank you Betsy & Karen for sharing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Just a FEW things

Happy Tuesday to everyone 
Here is another picture of an idea to assemble the Christmas "HexiHive" that will be available soon
By The Bay Needleart

I was trolling the internet and found on Valley House Primitives a frame that they made for Dolly. She finished 13th Colony Bay and they made a special frame for her. I have seen this before but I just found it again and needed to share it. They have made frames for me before and they are wonderful. So check out the special one here for Dolly!! "Valley House Primitives

Since I am giving a class on the feather trees this weekend I have always wanted to make one out of old newspaper....I know it would not have a very long shelf life but I wanted to try it....since I bring finished trees to class to give ideas I must make a paper one.....but to have to make it last so my bright idea was to purchase some cotton fabric that has print on stain it so it would look old and yellowed....I am on my way to make one!!  I will post a picture this afternoon when I am finished!  Wish me luck :)

Until later.......have a good day.......donna 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Newsletters are on the way with the Free Affirmation Words!!

Good evening everyone. I finished the 2 Affirmation words for you and they are on the way in your newsletters. Yesterday I showed you a picture of my new Christmas "HexiHive" and here is a picture of another way to arrange them.

I will be teaching the Wool/Feather Tree at Camp Wool this Saturday and she is having a Fall Open House.....There is a morning tree class (full) and an afternoon class......One more time November 12th there will be a morning class...Check out the Open House and see what is new in the shop :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Almost Finished with Sept & Oct Free Affirmation words

Septembers Free Affirmation Word is Forgiving....sorry you can not see the letters very well :(
This is a photo of Septembers affirmation "Forgiving"  and Octobers is almost finished....but I have a class tomorrow to teach so I can work on the affirmation on Sunday and send out newsletters Sunday evening with the 2 Free SAL words :)
have a good night

Christmas "HexiHive"
This HexiHive will have 8 applique Hexagons and 2 plain centers so you can use it a table mat.....
More ideas coming this weekend and I'll be offering a class at my home

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Share from Lori of Serenity Harbor

Lori is sharing her finished work on Serenity Harbor. She stitched it on 28ct Lugana over (1).
Beautiful framing also......THANK YOU so much Lori for sharing with us.....Great job!!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Newsletters Just Went Out

Good day 
I just sent out the newsletters and realized that I have not added the FREE "Affirmation" words for September and October yet.....I have them stitched yes but I did not add any embellishment yet so I promise to finish them up this weekend and have them for you next week!!!! I promise :)

Last weekend I was a Camp Wool and we finished up our Fall "HexiHive" class....and I have a couple of pictures to share with you of Jane and Jane ....yes 2 Jane's :)

So a big THANK YOU to Camp Wool for hosting this class!!

I have also added some kits to the Etsy shop so check it out....there are a limited amount available and the "HexiHive class Pattern/Directions are also available.

And one more quick note that the "Heritage Homestead" SAL is getting ready to start soon!!

This Design will be available for a limited time. So join for the SAL because.....
It will be RETIRED on July 1st 2017
have a good day

Thursday, September 29, 2016

SAL invites have gone out and there is a change in the fabric choice

Hi everyone,

I found out yesterday that Forest Mist from Wichelt has been discontinued.

Leave it up to me to pick something from my stash that I loved and it is no longer available…..this happens at the grocery store too. We find something we love…get used to it and then all of a sudden the store decides to no longer carry it….and when you get to the check out and they say “Did you find everything you were looking for?” ……I say no and they send me to another counter to fill out a bunch of paper work……its not worth it!!

So this morning I contacted Picture This Plus and spoke to Marilyn…..she was so helpful and we came up with a solution….a substitute would be “Pampas”…..Forest Mist was close to DMC 523 and 522…….and this substitute fabric looks great.

Yeah we found a solution and I think you will be pleased!!  Thank you Picture This Plus.
Here is a link to the fabric: 
if you prefer a solid fabric please look for something comparable to DMC 523 or DMC 522

Have a great weekend
By The Bay Needleart

Monday, September 26, 2016

Heritage Homestead SAL 2016 more info and pictures of a thank you for joining :)

I have added a Page to this blog with info for the Stitch A Long click here 
Hope you join me !!


Thank you gift for joining the SAL for 2016 
The cross stitch chart (not the finished piece) for 
"In God We Trust" 
 the cotton printed images of "George & Martha"

What I did with my Martha & George,
 Added some embroidery stitches to their images
 and then finished as a 3 dimensional wall hanging

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Heritage Homestead" SAL

Here are some of my final pictures!!
Just finished the "In God We Trust" I didn't have a frame to fit so I improvised with mounting board and some wool tabs to match.
I will have more info by tomorrow night but I am on my way to make my evening call to "Mom" :)

Friday, September 09, 2016

Peek #4

Peek #4 and one more tomorrow and then on Sunday I will share the whole thing :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Peek #2

Sneak Peek #2
By The Bay Needleart
And another peek for you!
More tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Sneak Peek of this years "Stitch A Long"

Peek at a new Stitch A Long
I have been busy stitching the model for my new "Stitch A Long"
I just finished it and found the perfect frame at Michael's, Working on a very special gift that will go to all those that join the Stitch A Long. 
This is scheduled to start October 1st and will will be released once a month for 3 months, the cost will be $30.00 for the charted design and I cant wait to show you more!!  
Tell your local stitching shop ...maybe they will want to join too!!
have a good night

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Whats new in the STITCHING BOX

Good day everyone!!
I have some pictures to share with you of what I have been working on.
I will be teaching these 2 pieces as a class at Camp Wool in Kennebunk Maine and also they will be available from me at my Studio. I will release them also as charted directions for those that do not live close by to take a class.....working on those directions:)
By The Bay Needleart "Autumns "HexiHive Mini Quilt" as a table runner

By The Bay Needleart "Autumns "HexiHive Mini Quilt" as a wall hanging

By The Bay Needleart "Mermaids Garden" in a multi medium
The "HexiHive" will be available in different seasons......Christmas Holiday, Winter, Spring and of course how could I design them without a "Seaside" theme!!!!!

I am also taking these motifs that I designed and turning them into "Stitch An Inch" cross stitch designs that I have thought up an awesome way to finish with wool !!!

So look for more on the way and if you have any suggestions please send them to me I would appreciate your input.   And once the directions are all finished I will have a giveaway for one!!
Until next post .....have a good day
By The Bay Needeleart "Mermaids Garden" cross stitch, and 3D wool applique

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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.