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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So Excited :) and another peek



I just want to thank everyone that replied and will be joining the SAL. I am so overwhelmed by the response. :)  I have been working on mine so I can post a picture of it on Saturday. I have my other stitching to do too so I got a head start. Sorry!! But I think you will like it. I used some French Knots because those are my favorite and I tried some drizzle stitches in the center of the flowers,  I will give you a link to a video that can teach you if you would like to try some. I am stitching mine on white.  (But you can always just cross stitch if you prefer) :) No STRESS just FUN!!
Here is another messed up peek of the Mystery Sampler. Cant wait until Friday and just keep in mind that I will be posting the pictures that you send to me along with a link to your blog if you have one. I started our own page so lets have fun and share if you can.
donna

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Free Mystery Sampler Stitch A Long * Please JOIN the summer fun

Happy day to all of you.
I have seen so many people making mystery samplers and I thought I would make one for you to work on this summer.
This is a free STITCH A LONG. I would love for you to join. 
PLANS: Class Prep will be gathering all of your supplies and I have a list posted for you below. 
The stitch a long will start on June 1st  with a 1/4 of the design being  posted for you to download.
The theme is summer and it is surrounded by flowers (that was a hint) :)
Here is a list of supplies you will need:
DMC floss
Ecru
159
160
500
502
503
730
829
830
831
832
833
834
961
962
3371
3716
The Stitch Count is 56 X 84
I am working mine on 28ct linen over (2) and the design will measure 4X6 and will fit perfect in a 5X7 frame. (Always thinking of you)
I will be adding specialty stitches but if you prefer you can always just cross stitch your design and you can also use 14ct Aida cloth or whatever you would like.
For the colors of 961, 962, and 3716 they are the 3 shades of pink that I choose but if you would prefer to change the flower colors to match a special room please do!! Those are the floss numbers and symbols that you would substitute. (They are also BOLD and UNDERLINED on the floss list)
One more thing you can pull your floss and pick a fabric color by laying them on top of different fabrics. The peek below might be helpful. You can also wait until you can download the Stitch A Long 1/4 mystery chart.

I am so excited to share this free chart with you as a summer project and check back every Friday in June for the pieces of the puzzle.
I would also love to start a page to share your pictures of your progress. So if you are going to follow just leave a message so that  maybe you can find some other friends that will be stitching it also .
If you would like send me photos by email and I will share them on a special page for us along with a link to your blog.

Who knows maybe there will be another for Halloween?
So thank you for following me and I hope to hear from you, please join and pass the word to your friends
donna
Ok this is a messed up peek

Monday, May 21, 2012

Photos of a couple of classes coming soon

This is Gracie. She will be taught at Yankee Cross Stitch on Saturday June 23rd 
Happy Monday to all of you.
I have a few photos to share of 2 classes that I will be teaching this summer at a couple of local shops.
You will have to contact the shops for more info but I thought I would share the photos.

What an angelic face :)

This is Sandy and I will teach her at Camp Wool on Saturday July 28th

And this is my Birds of A Funky Feather update


Have a Wonderful Day and Keep Stitching
donna

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I just pinned a ton!!!

I just pinned so much on Pinterest  Check it out there are so many ideas for crafts, crocheting, sewing, and getting organized and yes I even have a board for those far away places we wish we could go to. (Imagination Time) :)) I also love birds and flowers. Its eye candy and if you have time link out to the sites and check out some of the tutorials that some people have.
Enjoy
donna

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Peek @ Bird Of A Funky Feather #2

Peek @ Bird Of A Funky Feather #2


Pear Pins! With every pincushion kit you purchase I will send you a FREE Pear Pin

Yes I went crazy and overloaded my pear pincushion HAHA!!


I will get you the final picture tomorrow of Bird Of A Funky Feather #2.
And I have my Pear Pincushion kits posted on Etsy and I am giving away a FREE pear pin with every kit.
They can be purchased separately for $2.50each. Each one is different because I draw and add the color my self by hand and then they are covered with resin.
Yes I am still working on that newsletter and I have a coupon for Etsy. It is good until the end of June and the code is GARDEN. It is good for 15% off your total purchase and must be applied in the Etsy checkout.
Off to stitch more!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A little crochet for me

I have the crochet bug again. I started a few tiny roses that I hand felted with warm sudsy water. I have to roll them together to make the roses and then I am going to make a pincushion with them. Like a garden. Check out my Pinterest because it is so much fun.
I will post the newsletter tomorrow and that will be the last one for the summer. I will still have Etsy specials but I will tell you about those on this blog. I am working on classes for Yankee Cross Stitch, and Camp Wool at the moment. I will post pictures and dates soon. Have a great day
donna

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all. I picked up my mom today and took for her favorite food, fried clams and scallops. It was so good. I made her a card this year just like when I was little.
I'm sharing some photos we took on Friday. It was a walk on the beach day.


I hope you enjoyed your day!!
donna

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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

And the winner of the 2 new charts is Lynn Yea!!!!!

I think I need an IDEA JOURNAL!!. I have so many (ideas) that sometimes I just cant sleep. Need to get them out of my head and down on paper. But I am so fussy that  I have to wait until I find the perfect journal, the perfect pen.  Some people love shoes and my thing is pens, notebooks, and pocketbooks. They have to be all organized :) and fit perfectly. It hasnt happened yet that's why I am always on the search.
Have a good day and yes I worked on the newsletter's yesterday but it is so slow going. I will have a coupon and a sale on Etsy and classes to share so make sure you signed up for the newsletters.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

A Giveaway and update


Hi, What a beautiful day here. I want to tell you that I am giving away a free chart for "Bird of a Funky Feather #1" & "A Little Blue For You". The chart for the birds includes the layout so you can stitch all 12 as 1 large piece if you like. That is what I am doing so I can share it with you as I go.
Also Yankee Cross Stitch is having a Lizzie Kate trunk show and she is having a giveaway too. Check out her blog.   I returned my models to her shop in my little section and my new releases are there also.

In case you have not checked out Pinterest yet oh please do. It is so much fun. I stay up way to late pinning things and checking it out. Click on the PINTEREST on my sidebar to check out my likes so far.

I added some things on Etsy too
SOOOOO leave me a message on this blog and I will include your name in the giveaway
Have a great day
donna

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I Am back

I missed everyone. I am back from Celebration of Needlework. I met so many wonderful people and I learned so much too. I always go with an open mind and look for the opportunity to help people whether it be with stitching or to encourage them to grow in their business. I loved everyone new that I met and of course meeting up with old friends is great. We had so much to catch up on. I brought my daughter Meagan with me and she was such a help. Always nice to have a little time away.  Some of the classes were not to full so we had a lot of one on one teaching time. Did I mention that I learned too? Yes, I did and I came home with so many more venues to teach at and more directions to follow.
But I did come home to a sick computer!! She had a virus and had to go to the computer docs. All fixed but I have many emails to answer and work to catch up on. So if you sent me a message I am sorry if I did not answer yet, I will get that done today. And hubby came home from the hospital last Tuesday so he had plenty of rest during the long weekend being home alone with the cats. (He so loves them)
Newsletters should be coming soon with more charts, and felted wool kits so keep your eye open.
Have a good day and I am glad to be back
donna 

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