Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." — Mother Teresa

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garden Of Wildflowers finished :)


Good morning, well I finished the framing of "Garden Of Wildflowers". I have some quick directions for the frame, I did pick it up at Michaels unfinished. So I have been busy with that and taking pictures for you.  I love crochet so I crocheted some flowers using the same threads for are used in the cross stitching. I added those to the frame. I will have free crochet directions in a couple of days for you if you would like to crochet and add flowers to your frame.!. It was fun and the charts should be available next week, so here are some photos for you and have a good day, I will be posting more finished SAL's soon





donna

Monday, June 25, 2012

Photos of finished SAL :o)

These photos are from Maude, She was the first one to send them to me, So beautiful


 This one is from Judy, gorgeous!

This one is from Giovanna in Bologna Italy, just lovely

I want to thank everyone that is sending their pictures in. It is great. Well its starting to rain here and thunder so I will get off of the computer. Have a good day
donna

Friday, June 22, 2012

Free Mystery Summer Sampler part 4 is here :)

Well it is here finally, My printer had a jam and it took me 2 hours to clear it. Funny what the tiniest piece of paper can do!!
I am sad the SAL is all over it was fun hearing from all of you, I enjoyed it and thank you for sharing your pictures.
Please keep sending me the photos as I will post them on the SAL page as long as they are coming in.
Since things went so smoothly  I will plan on a Halloween SAL for the fall.
I am still framing the Garden Of Wildflowers, it seem like the heat makes things take longer (I move in slow motion) :) Also take a peek at the "Birds Of A Funky Feather" sample on the sidebar, I think an owl flew into the group the other day!!
Have a good weekend, keep checking up on me for news and just a hint!! I have an on-line class coming soon!!
donna
Oh! one more thing,  don't forget if you stitched it  on 28ct linen over (2) the design will measure 4X6 and fits perfect in a 5X7 frame. (Always thinking of you) 
And if you can not print  this just send me an email and I will send it to you in PDF
check the SAL page for my email address

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Peeks @ "May All Your Gardens Weeds" be wildflowers



Happy Sunday 
I have more peeks @ my new design. 
I will show you the whole picture tomorrow as soon as I get the frame finished. :)
donna

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Free Mystery Summer SAL update from Amanda

Good morning , 
I woke up this morning and checked my emails and was so surprised to see a photo from Amanda of her SAL. She finished all 3 parts, Looking great, and I need to catch up:)
Have a good morning
donna

Friday, June 15, 2012

Free Mystery Sampler Part #3 is here :)

Good morning to all of you, I would like to thank everyone that has sent in pictures of your progress, it has been wonderful seeing all of them. I have the photos posted on the SAL page of this blog so check them out if you have not.
And here is today's part #3 for you, don't forget if you have a hard time printing it I will be glad to send it to you PDF.
This part of the chart has a little lamb. I usually cross stitch the area first then I add french knots on-top to give him more dimension. You could also add beads or just cross stitch him if you like. You could also change him to a little black sheep and change his face to white or leave it black. Its all in your hands, just have fun.
Have a great day and I will post pictures of "May All Your Gardens Weeds" be wildflowers...... this weekend
donna

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peek@ "May All Your Gardens Weeds"


Here is a messed up peek at a new design called "May All Your Gardens Weeds" be wildflowers.......
I will show you better pictures this weekend, I am off to make felted wool birds :)
Have a good day
donna

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Birds Of A funky Feather #3




Good evening to all of you, 
I have photos of "Birds Of A Funky Feather #3". It will be released early next week.
And don't forget to check out the SAL page for photo updates of every ones stitching.
Have a good night
donna

Monday, June 11, 2012

Iphone cover options

Just a heads up on the Iphone covers, they are by NeoStitch and have the stitch count of 33 X 69. So if you find any other connections on the internet just make sure that is the stitch count, and the average price is $18.00. Happy stitching
donna

Saturday, June 09, 2012

New Look For Some Funky Flowers IPhone Covers

Hi, I had someone ask me about 2 months ago if I could change a couple of my Funky Flowers to fit the new IPhone covers that are out. So I have changed 3 of them. The stitch count is 33x69 and they fit the Covers that Scandinavian Stitches is carrying. So please check out her site to see the covers and she has an awesome YouTube with directions for stitching them. She does sell them in kits but she also sells just the covers so you can stitch your own,. I have my 3 Funky Flowers listed on my Etsy shop. So check out her site and check out my Etsy. And yes there are other covers on the market but some have different stitch counts so the Funky Flowers that I re-sized fit the covers she is selling.
Have a good night and I hope you are stitching away on the SAL :)
donna



Friday, June 08, 2012

Free Mystery Sampler Part 2


Hi everyone, I have added the part 2 of our Mystery Sampler. I hope you have all been enjoying this as much as I have. I did not stitch part 2 yet so I will be stitching with you.
Dont forget if you can not download it you can email me and I can send it to you in PDF
Have a good Friday and I am so glad you are joining me :)
donna

Thursday, June 07, 2012

sharing some of your photos

Good morning 
I have a few people that were nice enough to share with me their progress on some of their stitching projects 
This is from Nita, wow on black and over (1) I wish I could see it in my hands. Its going to be precious

This one is from Christine. She is getting so much done and it looks beautiful 

This is from Marsha. I just love "Peony Hill" and the frame is perfect!
I just want to say thank you to every one that shares their work with me 
and come back tomorrow for part 2 of the Mystery SAL
have a good day
donna

Monday, June 04, 2012

received our first photos from SAL friends

I just posted a couple of pictures on the SAL page from the first people that shared with us. Check them out, This is great, I just love it.
Have a good day
donna

Sunday, June 03, 2012

:) we must move on!!


Ok, I still have not received a new reply yet from hotmail (Not much of a loss since I just opened it yesterday but its just the frustration of everything)
So I will use my gmail address for your inquiries and send photos of your progress to me there.
You will have to go to my profile (About Me) and get my address from there.
Sorry for the inconvenience but I guess I am not suppose to print my email address on a blog because of hackers.  We learn something new everyday
Thanks for your patience
donna

Saturday, June 02, 2012

:(

The email address that I just made for the stitch a long has been hacked into. I can not even get into it so I wait :(  Sorry

Friday, June 01, 2012

A little help

If any one is having a difficult time with the chart printing from your computer I have saved the file as a PDF and I would be glad to email it to you. Just send me an email request  (you have to look up the email address under my profile)
I would be glad to send it
donna

SAL Mystery Sampler is here!!

Hi everyone, It's here.This a pic of my flower progress.
I used  french knots for DMC 3716 and a drizzle stitch for DMC 834 (These were suppose to be french knots)
I decided to fill in the background area with The Gentle Arts "Oatmeal"
I am using 2 strands of floss and randomly making cross stitches, Rhodes stitches, and some eyelets to fill in the background.
But since I filled in the background now my alphabet does not show up so I will be removing that part :(
That is my peek for you of my progress and I will be waiting for you to send me pics of yours. I will post them on our page at the top of the blog (SAL Stitching Friends) PLEASE SEND PICS TO THIS EMAIL stitchalongbtb@aol.com

So feel free to change any stitches, any colors, or fabric. This is to be special for you and if you are only comfortable with cross stitches that is just fine, this is for your enjoyment.
I have a list of some pretty awesome sites that teach you different stitches. These are on the sidebar of the blog and this is the one I used for the drizzle stitch Mary Corbet's located under her "how to videos "
Here is your chart for this week. 
Fold your fabric in half and in half again to find the center. I started from the center and worked up and to the left since this is the upper left section. 
So just click on the chart and print from your computer. 
Have fun and enjoy, don't forget to send me pictures if you want so we can share
stitchalongbtb@aol.com 
donna

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