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Friday, May 22, 2015

Peek at a new design

I wanted to post earlier but hubby has not been well.........3 days of doctor appointments and more antibiotics.....so I have finally found a bit of time to share a picture with you of a new design.......
no name yet...........I love crewel embroidery and I believe there are so many people that stitch and are doing cross stitch so I have decided to take a drawing that I did years ago while it was nap time at the day care center I was working at.......those sleeping babies :)............I took the drawing and enlarged it.......traced over and then scanned it in the program and went over all of the stitches because there were so many shades of grey - black..........pulled threads and then added all of these to the design and tweaked it as I went..........this is my result............




still stitching away at doctor appointments and late in the evening......but I am liking it..............I will share more as time goes on......hopefully I will get it finished this weekend........I would like to also make it as a crewel, embroidery, and or punch needle design........still thinking.....What do you think? 
Have a good night.....until next time......donna

Monday, May 18, 2015

Taming The Tongue :) and a free chart

Sunday service was wonderful, I loved the message that was given by Pastor Bruce this Sunday at Bethany Church. I wanted to add the YouTube for it but it is not available yet.....so I decided to have my freebie anyway.
It is a comment from Mother Teresa that I have had posted on my sidebar on the blog for a long time.....it is....
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

The message was about taming our tongue...think twice before you speak.....make sure they are uplifting..........I need to remember this myself, always think of the right words to use....in this age of the internet many times our words are mistaken for the wrong meaning....no one can hear you tone or see your facial expressions.......as my mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything.....and idle gossip..no no no.




I have been stitching a bit, not as much as I like but a little bit, I will share a peek of a new design tomorrow.......hubby has a couple of doctor appointments so we should be home early enough for me to get on the computer again.......God willing :)
donna

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peek @ Serenity Harbor "Thank you" kit

What a beautiful day here!!!
I sent out my latest newsletter and spoke about Yankee Cross Stitch closing in a month or so, so I had to pick up my models that were displayed there. Check out Erica's shop if you are in the New England area, she has 50% off . Here is a link to her site for directions

I have been arranging them here on my Porch/Studio....it has been fun arranging them since I am one of those people that is constantly moving furniture at home. I must stand there and just look around and think of what should move here and there, what will fit the best, making sure I am making use of every spot on the porch.......well here are a couple of pics of my progress.....I still do not have a date yet to open but it will be within 3 weeks.....God willing :)
Display of Holiday Section on the Porch

Display of Fall Section on the porch

Inventory of Patternayan Crewel wool for some needlepoint and crewel work coming soon :)

Here is a picture of something that came in the mail yesterday that will be used for the "Thank You" kits for the Serenity Harbor SAL. ........a note that these kits are no longer available with the SAL....you had to sign up by 4/15/2015.....but for those that did sign up early here is a peek!!
Serenity Harbor Fabric

close-up of Serenity Harbor fabric

Have a BLESSED Day
hugs 
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.