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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sorry but Life has little interruptions......

I need a couple of more days to finish up and post my Stitch A Long progress and answer emails.
Please be patient with me but things come up and life flows on.........
Sorry I will post soon
:)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More needful things and off to stitch the mystery stitch a long


Call me crochet crazy but I just finished the shell pins this weekend and now I am off to go to the laundromat and while I sit and wait I will work on the Mystery Stitch A Long. 
I think I am having a HOT FLASH !! UGH!!
Most of these have been added to Etsy so visit there for more photos
have a good afternoon
donna

Proverbs 31:13 
 She seeks out wool and flax;
    she works joyfully with her hands.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Needfull Things added to Etsy :)

Bird Of A Funky Feather #12


my second Love is Crochet. This is 1 of 8 pincushions that I made with this design style.  

Free Form Crochet Seashell pincushion. More to come :)  SOLD

Big Blue Bird Pincushion

Extra Large wool Flower on a 15 inch candle stick - Pincushion

I just added some things that I have been working onto Etsy. The above photos are samples. I cant stop crocheting in the evening. More seashell pincushions to come.  Check out Etsy for more photos
have a good weekend and be safe
donna

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mystery Stitch A Long #1, #2, #3


Sorry I did not have time to iron but I am on my way and wanted to share this photo with you. This is Part 1, 2 and 3. And I have a week of embellishment so next Wednesday I will share my finished work along with suggestions for you like, fibers, stitches and links to stitch directions. YEAH!! Cant wait.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mystery Stitch a Long Part 3...........

Click on the words " Mystery Stitch A Long Part #3" to be taken to the PDF download. 
I am working on my Part 3 so I can embellish it this week and share next Wednesday. 
This is fun and I found the perfect spot at home in my studio for it. 
*****But just a note for you that when you line up the chart with last weeks you might think it is off at the bottom of the door but it is not, I thought I made a mistake but I didn't. YEAH!!. 
So stitch on and share your progress if you would like. 
have a good night
donna

Monday, May 19, 2014

Part 2 update......

This is Melanie's Part 2,
This is from Annette 
Thank you to these 2 wonderful needle workers for sharing there progress so far. 
I did not finish this weekend like I wanted to but I am going to finish today.
Have a Blessed Day
donna

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mystery Stitch-A-Long Part #2

Here is the attachment for part 2. 
I need to catch up, maybe tomorrow I can finish part 2 and share this weekend. 
Don't forget if you want to share I will be glad to add your photos to a post
Have a good night
donna

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A share from some stitch a long friends.....

This photo is from Melanie and she chose a blue background. 

This photo is from Sheila
Thank you for sharing your progress
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for part #2 
donna 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mums Day Freebie and Mystery Update.......

Happy Mothers Day to you. I have a small freebie that is to let you know that you are LOVED!!

click on the words below to download

   Happy Mums Day Free Chart

Here is the update for the Stitch A Long

This is my progress for part 1. The lines across the back are not lines for the sky!
You will have to wait until Wednesday for Part 2 to see more.
I will post more pics tonight but I am of to visit mom for Mothers Day.
Enjoy your little chart and have a BLESSED DAY
donna

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Crochet update ....






I know  many of you are doing the Stitch A long but I thought I would post something I worked on last week. I do get tired of counting , checking charts, and making mistakes. Yes I made many on this Stitch A Long part #1. It was like something did not want me to do it but I am stubborn and would not give up :)
I had to FROG about 4 separate times for such a small area but keep in mind it was just me not paying attention. So my alternative when the sun goes down is to crochet. I free-formed this piece that I am using for a doily on my table in the studio. I just love all of the colors and no pattern to follow YEAH!!!
I used up my stash of pearl cotton.  Hope you are stitching better than I did on part #1
Oh and one more thing I TRIED to iron my Stitch A Long piece to photograph and show you but yes I sprayed to much water and it ran. Weeks Dye Works floss is colorfast now but my stash from long ago is not.  My white turned pink and I was not happy so I threw it away. Imagine this is the piece that I frogged 4 times, but my new stitched piece is just fine and I did not have to FROG anything (YET) !!
Just sharing my stitching adventures!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

and the Mystery begins.......


I have a link for you to download the PDF file for the First part of the Stitch a Long. 
Just click on these words "Mystery Stitch A Long Part 1"
I do have ONE change that I made and it is to the Floss that you need, 
You can eliminate Ecru but you need to add DMC 642. 
If you would like to send me photos of your progress please send them to stitchbythebay at hotmail dot com. If you do send them to me you are giving me permission to share them on the blog and if you have a link to your blog I will link them for you. I will not share any photos until at least Friday night or Saturday morning. This way people can stitch up a surprise for themselves.  
I cant wait until week 4 when we will embellish with embroidery. If you do not want to do the embellishing you dont have to the picture should be fine as it is. 
On this first part you will notice that there are some straight stitches. Please do not do these straight stitches until we complete all 3 parts of the design. Only cross stitching for the time being. 
Well good luck and most of all have fun
donna

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Giveaway Winner and Mystery Stitch A Long Update


And the winner is  Jill . I will wait for her address and get the kit out to her, 
Thank you to everyone that left a message. I have missed all of you. 
And on to the"Mystery Stitch-A-Long"
This will start on Wednesday May 7, 
The stitch count is 56 x 84.
The model will be stitched on 28ct fabric. It will measure 4 x 6 that will fit perfectly in a 5 x 7 frame.
Release dates:
Wednesday May 7th Part #1
Wednesday May 14th Part #2
Wednesday May 21st Part #3
Wednesday May 28th Embellish day !!
Materials (fabric)
28ct Lambswool linen 
Floss:
DMC
Ecru
White
223
644
3371
Weeks Dye
1277 Collards
2200 Kudzu
1331 Brick

The whole idea for this Mystery Stitch A Long is to stitch this design with cross stitching first, and then  go back and embellish with embroidery stitches. We will do this on week 4 with me showing you my finished piece and giving you ideas for different stitches that can be used,  how to make your cross stitching pop and come alive. 

Hint Hint
This is not a seaside scene :(  Maybe its a welcoming part of your home :)

I hope you will join me on this 1 month adventure of stitching fun. Get your supplies ready, and check back next Wednesday for Part #1
donna




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Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.