Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Time To Blossom new design

"Time To Blossom" By The Bay Needleart
Oh my, the sun is shining, YEAH!!
I just finished a new design called "Time To Blossom" and that is what I am hoping for. 
The stitch count is 63 x 95, I stitched her on 28ct Waterlily linen by Wichelt.
The finished size is 4.5 x 6.78. This fit in my 5 x 7 frame but it was up to the edges. 
I decided my frame needed a little something extra so I stitched the flower again on the 28ct linen and followed with my "Stitch An Inch" finishing directions (See here )
Cross stitch flower on 28ct linen, make fabric tight in hoop

Use Aleen's Fabric Fusion, apply to the back of the stitching, let dry for approx 4 hours. 

Cut out flower close to the edge of stitching, Cut 2 pieces of green wool for leaves  1( 1x2) and 1(1x1)

Cut around green wool shapes to form leaves.

Place on top of frame for a general idea of placement

Using a green marker and a ruler, make a straight line for the flower stem. And glue in place. :)
all Finished !


Thank you for reading my blog and I have one more thing to share. If you have sent me an email and I have not responded within a day or two, please email me again. I will not be offended.  I have 4 email addresses that I check constantly and my AOL acct will delete my message after I read it from my phone. I try my best to remember if I have one to reply to when I get back to the business computer but it could get over looked. I am human , prone to mistakes :).  I have been blessed, between the stitchers that have signed up with shops and people that have signed up with me, we have over 500 stitching the sampler. I spend a lot of time answering emails and by no way do I mean to disregard any one. 
Well thank you for reading my concern, and I truly am thankful to all of you. 
Have a good day and until tomorrow
donna 

Monday, February 09, 2015

Some pics of our stormy winter




Hubby wanted me to share some photos of the area. To much snow for me :( 
It has been days and I need the sun and a dry street to drive on.  But I am thankful for the roof over my head, the heat and my stitching that keeps me busy (after the housework) 
Here is a photo of a little something I have worked on this week. Check back in a couple of days to see how I finished it.  I also just finished another design called "Time To Blossom" and yes it is time to blossom, 
I need my flowers!! Patience 
I will post that photo tomorrow, I need to iron and frame it. 


Sunday, January 25, 2015

And the winner is .........

The winner is Susan from Washington state, she does not have a blog or an email address that I can find so I added her ID photo here 
what a cutie 
and if she checks out the blog for the winner Yeah !! or if you know Susan please tell her for me :)
I want to thank all of you that sent me a note for the giveaway, it was fun reading all of them and you made me smile. 
We are getting ready for some snow tomorrow night and Tuesday, They say between 18 to 24 inches. 
Oh well it had to come sooner or later.
More time to stitch :) 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Having a "Chilly" giveaway


I am having a giveaway for the "Chilly Winter" cross stitch chart. 
If you would like to leave me a comment I will add your name to the hat and have the drawing on Sunday


I made a couple of more wool/feather trees last week. 
I thought a bit of spring color or actually Valentines Day colors would be a nice change. 
An 8 inch pink tree and a 12 inch dark mauve tree.


The house needed a bit of cheer and I had a package of buttons that I purchased at Camp Wool that were just calling for a use. 
I made this small wool mat for the trees.
I am loving the cheerfulness :)
For all those that have signed up for the "Serenity Harbor Sampler" and like to use Facebook 
 Mo has formed a Facebook Group.
I am thanking her for this becasue I am so new to Facebook that I still do not know what I am doing yet!
If you would like to join the Group please sign into your Facebook, look up the group name 
"Serenity Harbor Sampler SAL" and she said she would be glad to help. 
so a BIG THANK YOU to Mo 
HAVE A HAPPY DAY!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A stitching photo share from Deb

Deb sent me an email and shared a picture of her finish of Funky Flower Meagan. She used DMC Variations and Mill Hill beads. Her fabric was a light lemon yellow. Love the beads with a bit of sparkle.
And then she finished it Yeah!! Great Job

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