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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 !! Hope You Join Us..It's not to late ..we will be working on Scene #9 this month. Thank you for Stitching My Designs, Love all of You , HUGS Donna

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Free Chart :)

Happy Day, It has been so hot here...
and the weather across the country has been crazy...
So I hope that this Free chart will help you think ahead to the 
cool days of Autumn on the way :)
I did give this design away long ago and 
I thought it is time to make a come back. 
So cool thoughts and Pumpkin treats
Have a relaxing time stitching
Click on these words to go to the PDF :)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Having a Special in the Etsy shop :) Giveaway!!

Happy Friday to ALL!!!

I have a "Special" in the Etsy shop while supplies last! 
With your shipped purchase I will send along a
FREE "Outline Christmas Pack #1"
...I know it is Christmas in July and I just came across these charts in my room
...kinda spring cleaning in summer haha!! If you LOVE pomegranates 
and a bit colonial this would make a nice quick stitch for gifts
...a small stocking with personalization and also a small hanging pocket
 for Holiday greens.
 I designed these so that you can outline the motif's in a color 
and then just fill them in at your desire no counting after the outlining...just stitch away :)

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Hope you have a Great Weekend
donna  💖

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Sharing a Floss-Tube from Jan........

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!
I have a Floss-tube to share with is from Jan Hicks
The beginning of her video is all about favorite grab a cool drink!  it sure is HOT here and relax with Jan
...she also has started a Christmas in July special with giveaways
.....Be safe this weekend and enjoy your summer stitching

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Breeze

I just added a picture of my "Lighthouse Sampler" to Instagram and I thought of the song 
"Summer Breeze" so I just needed to share this video :)

 HAVE A Beautiful day

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mermaid.....seen swimming By The Bay

YES....she's been seen swimming By The Bay...I am so funny !!
She will be ready soon...she's making a trip to the printer's and then she'll be back home
The design will be ready hopefully by Wednesday!
Hope you are all having a Great Start To The Summer

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Needlesmith's Sharing Their Work !

Just a quick note that I am adding a LABEL to the Blog for everyone
 that has shared their Hand work with me...
I have gone back to 2007....
so check out some of your fellow stitchers work and if you
have some work to share yours I would love to pass it on...
I really Enjoy seeing all of your hand work...
The new LABEL is "Needlesmith's Sharing Their Hand Work"

And speaking of sharing we have some work from  Christine,
she is working on the Funky Flowers
 and has given us a link to her site with more pictures.
 Looking Wonderful!!.
Cant wait to see it finished

Sue Fassoles is submitting her work to the ANG's National Seminar.
Best of luck to Sue :) looks BEAUTIFUL!
Love the frame!

As I was looking through all of the blog post to find pictures that have
 been shared with me, it made me miss stitching...
I looked at all of the designs that I have stitched and wonder,
 how did I do it all?  HAHA!!
So it has been my inspiration to get going again...wish me luck :)
Have a great day
 ( I think we should have a Free Mystery SAL soon) it churning in my mind!!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Free Design for Encouragement and Thankfulness

Happy Friday to all of you.
I was watching YouTube on our TV last night and following the suggestions 
under cross stitching  and came across a picture of someone holding
 up a finished design of mine that I gave away long ago in 2010 as a freebie....
so I watched the video and saw that she was not sure who the designer was 
so I went to my computer later to send her a message that it was mine ....
I noticed a message in the Etsy shop and it was from Pam Schaffner 
who made the video...she was asking about the chart because someone told her 
they thought it was mine.....
So Cool!! that I saw it just by chance an hour earlier...
I think God is in this coincidence :)...
So I am posting the design because you never know
 who needs it at the moment!! God knows that someone does!...
Love you all

Click on the words "CLICK HERE" below the picture to be taken to the PDF
  so you can stitch it for yourself or someone that 
needs a little

Click HERE!!

I had the design printed on fabric long ago and then finished it a small floss tag :)

Monday, May 21, 2018

I smell the Lilacs :)

Happy Monday, 
I hope you are all well and busy stitching away and taking time to smell the flowers ...
I have finished designing a cross stitch piece that I hope you all love...
this is the one that will be a giveaway for all of the stitchers that signed up 
for the SAL "Harbor Haven" 
I have promised a free chart that is similar to "I Am A Needlesmith"
 Cant wait to share a peek but I have to get stitching first :)
And one more quick note that in the Etsy shop
 I have been giving away a "Postcard From The Past"
 with your shipped purchase and we are up to lighthouse #9 
and this is the final one...
These are only available as supplies last 
I am going to gather threads and fabric....have a Blessed Day
hugs donna 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Stitch An Inch Garden ....almost HERE!!!!

Happy Friday to all!!!
I am almost finished with the "Stitch An Inch Garden" flowers
There will be 24 flowers sold in packs of 4 each
There will be ......"Ruby N Rose", "Lemon N Lime",
"Lavender N Lilac", "Blue Bell N Sky", 
"Pink N Plum", and "Orange N Apricot"
I will also have the directions so you can finish them as I did with wool applique circles.
 These can be used as small ornaments ,
 I made them each separate and then added them to a piece of wool
 and made a large wool wall hanging with an applique border, 
I will also five you the pattern for the applique border 
if you would like to make your similar to mine. 
There will also be a counted cross stitch border available 
if you would like to stitch your garden as a whole. 
The border is similar to the applique border. 
And I will have a couple more borders just to spice them up a bit!!
Here are some of the photos I can share today :)

And dont forget that these "Stitch An Inch " designs have a 
stitch count of 28 x 28 and if stitched on 28ct linen 
over (1) are a perfect one inch design ...
they fit great into a pendnat
and on 14ct Aida they are a perfect 2 inch design...
a great size for scissor fobs too :)  
and those special sweet tiny frames that 
I have seen sold at Michaels craft store
Well I hope you like all of my photos and I will have more soon!!!
Have A Blessed Weekend
donna 💗

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Update for 4/26/2018

I cant believe its been this long since I made a post!! 
Working on a Stumpwork project and finishing up the 24 Stitch An Inch Flowers for a Garden.
Almost finished, its been taking me a bit longer since the bacterial meningitis,
 the operation,  now its a sinus infection.
Taking my meds, resting , and stitching in between :)
I can Do IT!!HAHA

I am working on the newsletter but I need pictures to share...not a newsletter without pictures.
I feel SPRING in the air...FINALLY!!

And I do have a couple of pictures :)
This is more of the 24 Stitch An Inch Garden flowers...I did stitch these over (2) 
so they are 2 inch in size...I am almost finished with the wool work

The picture below is my Mermaid that I have drawn to be worked in punch needle
 and I will enlarge her to be worked as a rug.

More news :) and saving the best for last
I am going to be a "Memere" again!!
My daughter is having a GIRL!!
So lets get out the PINK!!

Thank you for reading my Blog!! and I will post more as I finish up more projects!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thinking About Having A Stumpwork Class

Stumpwork has always been one of my FAVORITE needle arts. I just love all things old and admire the work of those very talented stitchers from the 16th and 17th Century.
 I did have a class long ago at Yankee Cross Stitch in North Hampton NH. It was wonderful we met every 2 weeks for a year and worked on this alphabet project that I designed .
 I am getting itchy fingers again and my mind is churning up something....But I need a bit of input from you!! If you would take a class for stumpwork what your prefer to make...a mirror that is framed in stumpwork, a stumpwork sampler to frame, or a miniature casket...
I have shared my Pinterest Board on the right sidebar to show you some beautiful EYE CANDY!! Check it out and I would love to hear what you have to share!!
Click Here for more Pictures
I also have on this blog a PAGE with some of my pictures of Stumpwork that I have done in the past...the photos of the Sampler will be at the end of the page feed...thank you so much for looking and I am excited to get working

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Me Helper :)

My daughter Meagan has been helping with putting charts together...check her out on Facebook here...Thank you Meagan ....💓

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Friday

I just wanted to keep in touch with you :)
I am having good days and blah days but I am optimistic :)
We need some sun and I need to hear some birds chirping...I did hear some the other day and I was like a kid...Oh how I love to hear them singing !!
I have a few pictures hubby took last week while he was out...Brrr..

He bought me a bell for the couch when I needed anything HAHA , Gotta LOVE him!!
I am working on some "Stitch An Inch" Spring Flowers...I had the idea last year but never finished it so maybe now is a good time to check them out !!
Here is a peek of them

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy  Holiday
By The Bay

Holy Shamoli , It's White Christmas Snowy !
Remembering the reason for the Season

Hellooooooo Stitchers !

Sorry, but it's not Donna today, but her Handsome, Dashing, Charming, and obviously 'disilusioned'
husband, Bill. But please know that Donna, myself, daughter Meagan, and da Kitty Katz wish you ALL the very Happiest of Christmas' with Warm Blessings from our currently Snowy Bay !
Perhaps a Winter Stitching Retreat Next Year ???
Let us know if this sounds interesting to you.
Stitching from the fireplace warmth while gazing at the Snowy Bay !
Perhaps a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride !
A Chestnut Roast !
and so much more is available in our beautiful Old New England Bayside tourist destination.
Hmmmmm !

Attention Harbor Haven SAL Participants
It appears we are poised for yet another fun-filled On-Line SAL
( available through participating retail shoppes or through By the Bay )
There may still be participants who have not yet been officially processed at our end. Please know that Donna has 'two fingered frankie' (me), working diligently processing your info.
in the computer. Please bear with me ! , ..... Donna's crackin' the whip, and the remaining
newer sign-ups WILL be processed in short order. If Shoppes or Individuals have any emergent questions needing quick response, please feel free to contact me directly at

Aside from the Harbor Haven SAL, our ETSY shop will be on vacation until December 28th.
Retail Partners may also feel free to call, and shop orders will be filled as usual.

We Thank You for your prayers and concern for Donna's Meningitis and Surgery set back.
Your e-mails, cards, and calls, doesn't so much appear to be a Business Network, but a FAMILY ! , ...... and we Thank You !  For you are indeed special to us, and we feel very blessed
to Stitch with You !

Happy Christmas to All , .... and to All, a Good Night !
Bill n' Donna 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Free Holiday "Stitch An Inch" charts from the Newsletter


I gave these little "Stitch An Inch" designs away in my newsletter for the Holidays and I have just posted them here for you if you did not receive my newsletter !! 

Click on the words below the chart to be taken to the PDF file ...

Let your light shine this Holiday season and always...
Love you

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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.