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 antibiotics.....so 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 yet.....so 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 time.....it 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 use....in this age of the internet many times our words are mistaken for the wrong meaning....no one can hear you tone or see your facial expressions.......as my mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything.....and idle gossip..no 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 :)
donna

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/Studio....it 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 SAL....you 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
hugs 
donna

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
   DMC   
321
435
498
644
801
3052
White
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, 
donna


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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Peek at "Home By The Sea"

just a peek :) I am using "Picture This Plus" 32ct Haunted, I love the look with a sea scene. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

.....and the winner is Pilarin , thank you to everyone that left me a message and I hope you are having a happy spring.........i am going to pack my gifts in an envelope and away they go to Spain to live by the Mediterranean Sea. 
I am in the middle of a terrible cold, but sitting outside today was a blessing.....the fresh air was so nice...it was a long winter.
We are getting Sec #5 ready, all printed, bagged and getting things ready to mail to shops....always better to be ready early :)
Stitching away on a new design called "Home By The Sea", I will share a peak tomorrow.....and don't forget that if you are interested in "Serenity Harbor Sampler" you can still sign up but the deadline to be eligible for the free kit(a gift mailed out at the end of the year) is April 15th. 
I am busy making plans to order supplies.....and I will email everyone a questionnaire for the info I will need to make your kit personal.....so watch for them sometime this week.
have a happy Monday night
donna

Friday, April 10, 2015

Having A Think Spring Giveaway

We are still having snow but that will not stop spring from coming because God says their is a season for all things and I now spring will come soon :)
So in celebration of all things flowers I am having a GIVEAWAY!!
I stitched up the words "Think Spring" but did not finish it in any form so I am going to give it away and you can finish as you please, and along with it I will include a "Think Spring" chart.

So just leave me a happy spring message and I will add your name to the hat for the drawing that will be on Sunday. 
Mark your calendars because starting April 15th until the end of the month I will have an Etsy SALE for all things FLOWERS. Still figuring out how to have a sale on only certain things and not the whole shop but as soon as I do it will be shared with you.
See past the clouds and the sun is shining up there, have a good day
donna

"For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Serenity Harbor Update

Happy Tuesday, I see the sun, YEAH!!!!
I have an update for the Serenity Harbor Sampler SAL.....I need to make a cutoff date....this is for the  kit., This means that you can still sign up during the year but have to catch up with the purchase of chart sections....the cutoff date is for the Free Kit that is to be included. I need a count for supplies and names and birth years so I can make these kits special....in order to do this I need to have a cutoff date....so if you are still thinking of signing up..... this date will be important for you.......No more free kits offered after April 15th...

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Think Spring" and a freebie for you for the first day of spring :)


Happy day to everyone, I finished the new design called "Think Spring". She is becoming one of my favorites, so cheerful and happy, all she can think about is flowers.......the bees and butterfly's are sharing in her bouquet too. 
 Working on directions today and she will be ready next week. 
Since This Is The First Day Of Spring, (I think).....you cant tell by looking outside yet!!
I have a freebie for you....the words (Think Spring)

double click HERE  to get the PDF file for you to print from home. 

I am stitching mine tonight and will share with you Sunday the finished piece 
thank you for reading my blog and YEAH it is SPRING!!
have a good weekend
donna

Sunday, March 15, 2015

"Think Spring"


This is a peek at my new design called "Think Spring"
What could be on her mind??

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni's Day 7-10

Ok, I couldn't wait to show you the rest so I just sped up the days 7-10 :)
Stitch An Inch Spring Orni's 






These are the 9 finished designs for Spring, I hope you enjoyed them and charts will be ready late next week. They were so much fun finishing as little embellished pieces.
I was at Yankee Cross Stitch the other day doing a little arranging and adding more charts to the endless trunk show.......check it out if you are in the area.


Have to pick up my grandson from school today and pick up charts from the printer.....then it is time to fold and bag.......I cant wait to share with you a peek of my next quick crazy spring design. I should have something to share by Sunday......have a good day!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni Day #6

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni
This little pillow was made with no particular size in mind. I placed my fabric on the table with  the cross stitched piece... I moved it around until I found a spot that was just right :)
I stitched it in place with a whipped stitch and then embellished the fabric design images with stitching.........using stem stitches, french knots, and lazy daisy stitches.........added some buttons....then stitched a piece of backing fabric (I always use a piece of wool..so my edges will not  fray)..........turned the right side out and stuffed with fiberfill....but walnut shells would be a great idea too. 
I did the cross stitching on 28ct natural linen over 2 with 3 strands of thread. 
So these Stitch An Inches are really 2 inches.
More tomorrow !!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni Day #4

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni 
A little blue vase filled with spring flowers.
 I  love to make these little pins by adding treasures from my stash :)
Check back tomorrow!!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni Day #3

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni
This one was made in the same manner as the previous ornament. I used 28ct Natural linen and stitched over 1 with 2 strands of floss and a 1/2 cross stitch. Another for tomorrow!!

Stitch An Inch Spring

Stitch An Inch Spring

Stitch An Inch Winter

Stitch An Inch Winter

Stitch An Inch Sumer Pack #1

Stitch An Inch Sumer Pack #1

Stitch An Inch Summer Pack #2

Stitch An Inch Summer Pack #2

Stitch An Inch Fall

Stitch An Inch Fall

Stitch An Inch Halloween

Stitch An Inch Halloween

Stitch An Inch Christmas 2011

Tidal Rivers 1, 2, 3