Sunday, August 02, 2015

2 new designs :)

I have 2 new designs that will be available when the Norden online show starts. It will be running from Aug 10th until Aug 19th. Since it is a wholesale show I am not sure where they will show the photos of all of the designers charts.......they do have a Facebook Page for the show.
Willow Bay

Pumpkin Spice
I am working on a tutorial  for "Pumpkin spice" so you can make it into a mattress pincushion....all of the pictures are ready but I am just finishing up with the directions....this will be available on the blog very soon, and I also made some cute flower and pumpkin pins from Shrinky Dinks that will be available on etsy.....these match the black and orange pumpkin and the flowers on the stitched piece.
Time for Bed (its 11:00pm here ) have a good night  donna :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Weekends What to do in the Neighborhood

"Happenings in The Area"
Here are some things that are going on the area if you are around on vacation,  live close by or would like to make a trip :)
Attention Rug Hookers
Saturday, August 15, 2015
at the Historical Society 
   40  Main Street 
    Cornish, Maine
Attention Quilters

Check out the annual quilt show .....worth a special trip 


York Days along with the lighting of the Nubble .....a bit of Christmas in July 
This weekend on Sunday July 26

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesdays inspiration

Good day :)
Since Yankee Cross Stitch closed and I have acquired the shops Patternayan Crewel wool I have decided to make some designs for kits that can be created with these fibers. 
I have some already started and I am working on more.....I have been drawn to crewel work for some you can tell by my "Noble Leap Of Faith" design...........searching for ways to fill in spaces with different stitches has been fun .........I came across this blog "Anna Scott"  and her post that is up is for a design called "Lone Tree" is beautiful, I just love the mounds that are filled with much check out her blog it is very inspiring...........
 here is my share of my "Noble Leap Of Faith" that has been printed onto a linen-cotton canvas fabric. I am embellishing it with the crewel wool and I am still undecided how to finish it. 
Here is a peek :)
"Noble Leap of Faith" printed onto fabric 

Embellishing with crewel wool 

still a work in progress :) 

having fun.....:) 
These pre-printed panels will be available soon along with the crewel wool.....embellishing is up to you....a chance to be creative.....maybe we could do it as a challenge and share our progress and is a question? do you prefer to share on a blog or on a Facebook group?
thank you for checking out my blog today 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

More stitching shares from busy hands

Barbara and Selda have shared their progress with me for Serenity Harbor.
Here are their photos but check out this blog for more info from them...
Selda's work Section 1-6

Barbara's work Section 1-7 

Thank you for checking out my blog and have a great day

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Sharing some stitching friends hand work :)

I just noticed from following on Bloglovin that Karen from Karen's Handiwork has finished 13th Colony Bay and she has shared some photos, Please check them out, she has done a great job, :)

I also received a photo from Melanie. She participated in a Mystery Stitch A Long I had a while ago. She finished the Welcome door and it is beautiful. Thank you Melanie for sharing with me!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Trunk Show on the way to your neighborhood ?

Happy Wednesday, 
I just mailed out a trunk show to Beehive NeedleArts in Pittsburgh PA .
 It will be there for the month of July.
 They have a great website and so many fibers, check them out :)
I will have some new things to post soon but not today, miss you all
Love donna 
My Grandson Liam by a dock in York :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Noble Leap of Faith better photo :)

Noble Leap of Faith by By The Bay Needleart
I didn't like the first photos I had , so I took another outside with some natural light and a little pop of color from my geraniums. 
and another closer look with no frame 

Have a happy day

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every child on the planet needs to watch this, please share...

This is not one of my usual post but I saw this the other day and shared it on my personal Facebook. It is very moving and made me cry, I hope you can share this with someone that may need to hear it.
 We awoke this morning with my daughter telling us that some one else that she knew died from an overdose of heroin. We hear of so many kids addicted and even parents, Many people think that it will never touch them or their family but it does touch every one, it is becoming such a tragic epidemic. I see so much attention on the news about things like MERS and the number of people that have died from that is sad.... but what about the thousands that are dying from drugs. Maybe we think that our children are grown and they are all set but we have grandchildren....and every passing year it is getting harder for them.......Please pray for all of our family's and those that don't have a family.........
I pray this video touches you as it did me....thank you for watching it, 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

"Noble Leap of Faith"

 I would like to thank Tripps Grammy for a "Leap Of Faith" and   Kim M.   for "Noble Spirit" . With these 2 suggestions I have decided on "Noble Leap of Faith". These 2 ladies will be receiving a copy of this chart as soon as I get it to the printer with a name and the directions.
 So sometime next week, it should be ready for the mail.  
Thank you everyone that submitted a suggestion, I appreciate your time and thoughts. 
It sure is a beautiful day here today, letting in some fresh air with some music. I just love the sound of birds in music. Does anyone know the names of any  CD's with this type of music? It is very relaxing for me!! I am of to do some folding of charts.....almost time for Section 7 for Serenity Harbor.....just picked them up from the printer and waiting for my order of bags.....then of they will go :)
Have a beautiful day

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Design Needs A Name. Suggestions !!

Happy Thursday, 
I finished the new design yesterday, It is the one from a couple of post's ago about how I miss crewel work so I designed one for cross stitch. 
I need help with a name.....any suggestions would be here is a bonus!!!.........if I choose the name you suggest I will send you a free chart of this new design as a THANK YOU.......
Here is the photo below ......thinking caps on.........lets go...........
By The Bay design

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A photo share from Barbara of Serenity Harbor

I have a photo to share from Barbara, she wasn't able to share it herself on the blog so I am doing it for her :)
She decided to change the bird as it was to light on the fabric and searched through her stash for other colors and found a variegated blue and used it. She tore out all of the vine and leaf colors as they looked to golden and brown on her grey fabric. They are darker, don't pop as much, but at least they go better with her red roses. She is doing this over one on 32ct . She has done a lot of frogging as she has changed colors but is very happy with it so far!!
Looks beautiful
and thank you Barbara for sharing

Friday, May 22, 2015

Peek at a new design

I wanted to post earlier but hubby has not been well.........3 days of doctor appointments and more I have finally found a bit of time to share a picture with you of a new design.......
no name yet...........I love crewel embroidery and I believe there are so many people that stitch and are doing cross stitch so I have decided to take a drawing that I did years ago while it was nap time at the day care center I was working at.......those sleeping babies :)............I took the drawing and enlarged it.......traced over and then scanned it in the program and went over all of the stitches because there were so many shades of grey - black..........pulled threads and then added all of these to the design and tweaked it as I went..........this is my result............

still stitching away at doctor appointments and late in the evening......but I am liking it..............I will share more as time goes on......hopefully I will get it finished this weekend........I would like to also make it as a crewel, embroidery, and or punch needle design........still thinking.....What do you think? 
Have a good night.....until next time......donna

Monday, May 18, 2015

Taming The Tongue :) and a free chart

Sunday service was wonderful, I loved the message that was given by Pastor Bruce this Sunday at Bethany Church. I wanted to add the YouTube for it but it is not available I decided to have my freebie anyway.
It is a comment from Mother Teresa that I have had posted on my sidebar on the blog for a long is....
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

The message was about taming our tongue...think twice before you speak.....make sure they are uplifting..........I need to remember this myself, always think of the right words to this age of the internet many times our words are mistaken for the wrong one can hear you tone or see your facial my mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything.....and idle no no.

I have been stitching a bit, not as much as I like but a little bit, I will share a peek of a new design tomorrow.......hubby has a couple of doctor appointments so we should be home early enough for me to get on the computer again.......God willing :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peek @ Serenity Harbor "Thank you" kit

What a beautiful day here!!!
I sent out my latest newsletter and spoke about Yankee Cross Stitch closing in a month or so, so I had to pick up my models that were displayed there. Check out Erica's shop if you are in the New England area, she has 50% off . Here is a link to her site for directions

I have been arranging them here on my Porch/ has been fun arranging them since I am one of those people that is constantly moving furniture at home. I must stand there and just look around and think of what should move here and there, what will fit the best, making sure I am making use of every spot on the porch.......well here are a couple of pics of my progress.....I still do not have a date yet to open but it will be within 3 weeks.....God willing :)
Display of Holiday Section on the Porch

Display of Fall Section on the porch

Inventory of Patternayan Crewel wool for some needlepoint and crewel work coming soon :)

Here is a picture of something that came in the mail yesterday that will be used for the "Thank You" kits for the Serenity Harbor SAL. ........a note that these kits are no longer available with the had to sign up by 4/15/2015.....but for those that did sign up early here is a peek!!
Serenity Harbor Fabric

close-up of Serenity Harbor fabric

Have a BLESSED Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Home By The Sea" finished

"Home By The Sea" 

"Home By The Sea" framed in a 4 x 6 
The model was stitched on: 32ct Haunted linen by Picture This Plus 
Stitch Count: 86 x 54 Model stitched over 2 linen threads.   5.34 x 3.34
Floss Listing
Weeks Dye Works
2104 Deep Sea
I really loved stitching this design, and I loved the fabric color, a bit stormy. 
I can feel myself sitting on the lawn looking out at the ocean and smelling those beach roses, and yes I cant forget the warm ocean breeze.
 These will be available next week,
 have a peaceful day, 

“When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”Proverbs 16:7

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