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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while

Sorry I have not blogged in a while..my daughters boyfriend was in a horrific car accident about a week and half ago in front of our house..He just dropped her off and was leaving when a car came speeding and crashed into him...yes the man that was driving the other vehicle had been drinking and speeding..it was 11:30 at night...we all ran out when we heard that terrible sound of a crash...me in my granny nightgown :( and housecoat. I stayed with him helping to hold him up and keep him calm along with prayers until the ambulance got there....it is something we will never forget....they closed our road until about 3:30 in the morning..it was like a bomb blew up in the road.
It was a terrible scene..he has had many operations in many hospitals...but the firemen that saw the scene say it is a miracle he is alive...broken bones in his neck, and back...and both legs with rods now and pins for an ankle...he is in physical rehab facility at the moment just learning how to move....
So if you believe in God and the power of prayer ..please send prayers for him and my daughter.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart :)
hugs
donna 
and stitching to share will come soon :) just taking a bit of a break...this certainly makes you realize how life can change in a second and how precious each moment is 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Just a quick note that I have another blog that has much information on many of "By The Bay" designs...here is the link  You can find pictures of the designs along with information for the fabric choices and sizes along with fibers used......there is information for the new design that was released at the Trade Show last weekend...Yarn Tree was the distributor for the design and only your local shop or online shop you use can carry it and order from them....I can sell it next month in the Etsy shop...have fun stitching...new things are coming soon...I PROMISE haha!!
 hugs
donna 
I Am A Needlesmith...by By The Bay Needleart

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Martha's Sampler


Good day :)
I have been busy with so many ideas...I need more enough time..UGH!!
But I have available "Martha's Sampler"...it is listed in the Etsy shop.. so hop on over and check it out...I am working on the free "affirmations"...I have finished more than the 16 that I offered and will have Jan, Feb, and March up very soon...have faith in me I can do it HAHA!!
Have a good day and I will post again soon with the affirmation photos 
hugs
donna 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Martha's Sampler new design soon


Good Afternoon!

I have finished a new design called "Martha's Sampler"

Stitch Count 144 x 112    Design is approx. 9 x 7 
Model stitched on: 16ct Aida “Earthen” by Picture This Plus
DMC
353
356
355
647
801
829
830
832
844
975
5200
14ct Aida or 28ct linen (over2)       10.28 x 8 
16ct Aida or 32ct linen (over2)       9 x 7
18ct Aida or 36ct linen (over2)       8 x 6.22
If design is stitched on 16ct Aida or 32ct linen over (2) linen threads it 
will fit perfectly in an ☛ 8 x 10 frame ☚
You can stitch the random alphabet or leave it out...⇦
I stitched mine in white and give it a very subtle look....
✿This will be available for release in a week or two...

The weather is bad today...snowing :(   it is beautiful if you can stay home and just watch it fall but my daughter is down in Boston at the Patriots parade...so I am anxious until she returns home here in Maine
keep warm
hugs...donna 



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Heritage Homestead...and a new idea coming soon!!


Just a quick note that the SAL for Heritage Homestead is finished and the design will be available for a limited time in the Etsy shop...and I am working a new SAL for this year...and it will be big...with options...yeah!! having fun designing :)
hugs 
donna 

Monday, January 09, 2017

New Design "I Am A Needlesmith"

And finally here is the finished design...
"I Am A Needlesmith"
I am so excited....There are some elements from Serenity Harbor, must be the same neighborhood! 
This design will not be available until the Nashville Show which will be March 3-5.....so get in touch with your favorite needlework shop to reserve one....it is a wholesale only show ...so your shop will have to reserve it for you :)
Thank you for taking the sneak peeks along the way and I am off to do more stitching :)
And if this info helps any one..the stitch count is 120 x 152
Blessings
donna

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Sneak Peek #9

Oh my...there she is.....looks like the lady from "the "serenity Harbor" neighborhood
....maybe thats her house in the background...
I guess I will reveal the whole design tomorrow
...."I Am a N....."  what?

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sneak Peek #8

A bit more today..... surely this is a lady in a dress....and flowers..
I spy a river and a cozy little blue house...I would love to live there :)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Sneak Peek #6

Today's peek ....a bit more than yesterday!!....I see a home from the "Serenity Harbor" neighborhood....hmmm and some little rose bushes...and is that a basket with yarn and knitting needles?  
Until tomorrow :)
donna 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sneak Peek #5

Oh my goodness.....Sheep!! I love sheep.....
When I make sheep in a cross stitch design I usually 
cross stitch the sheep first then I add 
French Knots on top of my cross stitching......
Why?   I don't know....haha, just love dimensional stitching :)
Until tomorrow...have a good day!!
donna 

Monday, January 02, 2017

Sneak Peek #4

and of course there needs to be a little lighthouse tucked away some place in one of my scenes.....

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sneak Peek #2 :)

Sneak Peek #2    not to much more ....just a bit....but Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sneak Peek at a new design for Nashville #1

Happy Friday to all of you.....I hope you had a Blessed Holiday........I have been very busy working on  a new release for Nashville........I will share with you sneak peeks for the next 10 days and then a picture of the whole design on Monday Jan 9th.........I loved working on it and I hope you will love it too....it has a feeling like "Serenity Harbor".....I used some of those ideas and added .........This design will be available from Yarn Tree....so tell your local needlework shop about it so they can order from them........
And here is #1 

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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.