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!!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni's Day #2

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni
This is one of the designs finished as  pin.......i cut 2 pieces (2 x 3) of Warm & Natural batting for the background............cut out a couple of leaf designs from my upholstery fabric, stitched them down with the whip stitch, then added the cross stitched bird on top using the whip stitch with perle cotton......... added some lazy daisy stitches to the corner for leaves along with beads..........and i found some buttons from my stash to match the bird.........then I placed the other piece of batting to the back to hide my stitching and used a running stitch with matching thread to sew them together.........last i added 3 jump rings to the top section. evenly spacing them .....sew them down and tie with knots to connect them to my very large pin. All done.....and more to share tomorrow :)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Stitch An Inch Spring Orni Finishing IDEA Day #1

Good morning, 
I am going to be sharing my peeks and finishing ideas for some spring ornaments.
You are invited to come back for the next 10 days to view my finishes. There are 9 Stitch An Inch designs and I will share 1 a day, but for the first day I am sharing with you some of  the supplies  I used. 

I used some upholstery fabric that I had samples of and gathered up buttons and beads.

Matching  stitched pieces with fabric choices and fibers. 

What could I be making ?
check back tomorrow for a look at a finished ornament or ?

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Section #3 flying in tomorrow evening very late :)

A little pun on words :). Yes section #3 of the "Serenity Harbor Sampler" will be sent out Monday night very late so you will have them by the 3rd. This section has the 3 seaside birds flying in for a visit :)

Here is a delivery I received last week. The delivery person left it in the snow and never knocked on the door to tell us it was there, we were home and it was a good thing we just happened to look outside.
It is a very large box with 1400 pieces of cardboard.....what could this be for?? maybe I am starting to gather things for that special kit for the end of the year :)

I have been very stitching lately.....for tomorrow evening I volunteered to make kits and teach 12 ladies from a local church some wool applique and make eye glass cases......so I have been busy making a pattern, gathering up wool, needles, threads, and samples. Should be fun, a quite relaxing time with the girls :)


I also have another "Stitch An Inch Spring Orni" chart that I worked on. Here are the samples I made.....I stitched some over 1 and others over 2, but it is the finishing that will really make them different. So that is my project to work on and should be ready by the end of the week to share photos with you.

I did finish the other square design that I shared a bit ago but I just need to make the directions on how to finish and then I will share that too. So I have busy hands working away.
More to share soon
Have a good day or night (depending on were you live)
donna

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 

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