Thursday, September 29, 2011

& the winner is .....

And the Winner is ""Keeper of The Farmhouse"   Leisha
Leisha is the winner of the free chart "Oak Hill" Yeah!!! for her

And I have a couple of lovely ladies that shared their stitching with us and here are their pieces.
 "Strawberry Hill" from Alexandrine


"Pumpkin Head Family" from Cathis Stitching Blog

Thank you to everyone that signed up for the giveaway and I am still checking out your blogs.
I am of to work on the newsletter that will go out on Saturday so if you did not sign up yet please do.
Have a great night
donna

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Good Evening, Just added some frames & charts on Etsy

Hi everyone, I just love reading your comments and thank you. I will this week stop by every ones blog that left me a comment.
I just finished the frames and added a small bonus chart to go along with them, so for every frame purchased I will send you the design of my 4 tiny acorns. I only have so many frames that I made from this batch. I can never get the same 2 batches of faux paint and finishing the same. Oh well, I guess that is what makes them originals. I thought the opening was exactly one inch but it is 1 1/4 inches. So I still stitched my piece and framed it like any other picture with the extra material around and pinned it over mounting board, Here is the picture.
I am off to stitch some more and then tomorrow is a day set aside for painting. We go to the used furniture shops and pick up things that I can refinish. Oh what fun!!
Have a good night
donna
Keep leaving comments for the Freebie chart because I will draw a name on Thursday

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Here it is!! & I will give 1 chart away!! Just leave me a message!!

Oh my it is getting late, I just got home so many errands to do. So here is picture of the whole thing.


Hope you like it and I just dropped the model of at Yankee Cross Stitch today. Check it out if you are in the area. Leave me a message and I will put your name in a drawing for a Chart giveaway of "OAK HILL"
I will do the drawing next Thursday
Have a good night
donna

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another Peek @ "Oak Hill" @ the giveaway went to Deborah

I re-did the "Stitch An Inch Halloween" and pendant giveaway because I never got an email from Sherri. So the new winner is Deborah, Yeah !! And Congratulations to her for the blog mention in Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine.



I have another peek for you. Sorry I did not iron it yet but no time!!
More tomorrow

Saturday, September 17, 2011

More To Share & Peek @ "Oak Hill"

Good morning everyone, Sooo cold outside and it is beautiful. I want to thank Annie for sharing her pick of "Pumpkin Head Family" She stitched it and finished on top of an Altoids tin. So check it out if you have not seen it yet. It is so cute!!



 My Foot is in the pic, oh no I need a pedicure!!
I have a peek for you of "Oak Hill". It is not up to date yet. I have so much more complete but the idea is that I am using Wool in some of my new designs. I have planned a "Winter White"  design that will be a vase with all white and cream flowers along with shades of beige and white wool added. This will be combined with cross stitch.
And I also have my frame already purchased from Michael's. It is a shadow box frame for an 11 X 14 design, (I had a 40% off coupon) and I can interchange the pieces because I will make the "Winter White" the same size. Always trying to be frugal as much as I can. HAHA!!
For summer I have planned a "Mermaid" with a cross stitched upper body and wool body like scalesl!! Can't wait.


I have been busy painting some frames that I purchased unfinished with 1 inch square openings. So here is a peek of those and I just need to add the black paint around the edges and I will have them available on Etsy. I also ordered some more of the 2 inch opening frames from Olde Colonial Designs (just have to wait until they are back from a show).

I will send out newsletters to shops about my  3 new releases.  I will add a freebie chart to their newsletter for them to distribute in their shops for their customers. So make sure your local shop has signed up for my newsletter. 


I believe I mentioned it before but I am releasing the last of the Funky Flowers in Packs of 2 and calling them "Sisters".
I will also have 1 free bonus chart included in the last 4 of the sister packs. They are called  "Funky Flower Stitch An Inch. I will stitch the first one up for you soon and it will be included in "LAURA & JENNIFERS" pack. (It is a red with green background flower) It would make a nice scissor fob for a friend for Christmas. Or if you stitch all 4 as a grouping into a square over 1 it will fit in the 2x2 inch opening in the Olde Colonial Frames. Or if you stitch over 2 on 28ct linen or on 14ct Aida 1 one of the flowers would fit perfectly.
Well I am off to stitch and take more pictures for you. I will share another picture of "Oak Hill" tomorrow with the wool leaves all dressed up for you. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your stitching in this beautiful weather.
donna

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Time To Share

I cant believe its been a week since my last post!!. I have been busy stitching away.

I have a photo of one of my new Funky Flowers to share with you. I am releasing the next 2 as sisters. There will be 2 flowers in 1 chart pack along with a bonus chart. The names are "Funky Flower Laura & Jennifer" after 2 of my cousins. I stitched "Laura" over (1) to be different and gave her a Weeks Dye Works floss for the background. I also was playing with the frames and have a wool background for one of them and then I laid the other frame on top. I like the way it looks.
The tiny frame is by Olde Colonial Designs and I will have them make more for me. I just love the over (1) look with a continental stitch.

 Laura

Laura & Jennifer

My next share for you is "Stitch An Inch Fall" I did not have time to stitch the whole thing but I did manage to stitch one block over 2 on 28ct. So it is a 2x2 design and I have it in another Olde Colonial Design frame. I have these for sale on my Etsy shop for finishing your designs.
Also added on Etsy are some plain bronze pendants that you can finish yourself.

Block #1

I am busy working on "Oak Hill" that will have wool leaves in the scene. OOOO!!! I love it.

Just want to tell everyone that Olde Colonial Designs will have a trunk show of mine at Celebration of Needlework Midwest in St Louis Missouri from Sept 15 - 18,  So if you are in that area check it out.


Also updated are some pictures of Yankee Cross Stitch, we just did a little fall decorating.
Have a wonderful day and if anyone knows who Sherri is please have her email me. I have not been able to send her the raffle prize because she had no link to her name. If I do not hear from her by next Thursday I will raffle it off again. :)))
donna

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Newsletters are out. Arriving any minute

Newsletters just went out!! YEAH!!!
The free Pumpkin Head Family charts and an Etsy coupon. Thank you to everyone that signed up. I hope you enjoy them.

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