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Harbor Haven 2018 Stitch_A-Long

Welcome To By The Bay Needleart!! The above photo is "Harbor Haven" which is our 2018 Stitch-A-Long. Click The Image to find more Information on This Exciting Project...Truly an Heirloom !! And we are finished !! Yeah!! Thank you to everyone that participated , hugs donna

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 :)


Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Monday, October 01, 2018

Day #10 Autumn Designs






Oak Hill
A mixture of wool applique and cross stitch....
but I also included the cross stitch grid for the leaves 
just in case you did not like to do wool work :)
Always thinking of YOU :)
More info can be found in my other blog for designs  click here for link 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Day #9 Autumn Designs

another pattern with 12 more small cross stitch designs. 
again if you stitch over (1) on 28ct linen they will make
 a cute one inch ornament 
or if stitched over (2) on linen or 14ct Aida cloth 
they will make a nice 2 inch size 

Happy stitching and more tomorrow :)
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Day #8 Autumn Days



There are 9 Small designs you can make into one inch orni's 
by stitching them over (1) on 28ct linen or
 if stitched over (2) on 28ct linen or 14ct Aida 
they will make a nice 2 inch decoration

I have so many "Stitch An Inch" designs available...
Here is a link to a blog post I made with many of them...
Have a great Wednesday and keep stitching :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Day #7 Autumn Designs

I love pumpkins and made this one because 
I felt like doing different stitch patterns
...like the wall paper in the back ground and
 the different patterns in the pumpkins.
Have a good night 
donna 

Monday, September 03, 2018

Day #6 Autumn Designs

I made these 2 trees a bit more sparse and added 
some beads for the leaves...
just a bit of sparkle. 
That good old pumpkin is sitting on top of that
 beautiful hill and with just the right breeze it might come tumbling down
...But I secured it with a fence...
Happy FALL to you all
hugs 
donna 

A Needlesmith Share :)


Happy Hot Monday !!
I was delighted to see Barbara sent me a picture of the freebie
 that I gave the other day!, She stitched it on a dyed fabric
...it is wonderful
If you are looking for the free pattern you can 
Hope you are having a safe and wonderful Labor Day
hugs
donna

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Day #5 Autumn Designs


This is "Fall Leaf"....how simple does this look!
Stitch Count 50 X 50 Model is approx. 4 X 4
Model stitched on : 25ct “Black Linen, over 2 linen threads

I LOVE the simplicity of it !!

Floss Listing For Fall Leaf
DMC  Color Variations #4130 and 680

I used a DMC Variation thread and you could substitute any 
over-dyed thread of your choice...be creative and change it around
Until tomorrow...
hugs
donna 

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Day #4 Autumn Designs


Day #4 here..... This is "Halloween Cove" another of the "Cove" series.
I have added  everything I could think of to this one. Check it out.....I spy!!!!
to much ...HAHA

Friday, August 31, 2018

Day #3 Autumn Designs

This is Autumn Cove, I designed this in 2008, along with the other seasons
 including Halloween and Christmas. 
I kept the same scene but changed the elements to reflect
 the time of year or season. 
I LOVE trees and thought this very large one would make
 a wonderful focal point for the wonderful seasons
 we have been blessed with.
And of course we cant forget the relaxing cool water
 and the gentle breeze moving the sailboat along,
 Plus the colonial style homes sitting on-top of those hills...
What a view they must have :)
Until tomorrow 
hugs
donna 

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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.