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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newsletters Will Be Late but here is .........




This months Affirmation is Faith. Can I be Faith? Not sure.... but what I do know is that I can certainly have Faith and show it to others...I think it is a great attribute to strive for and to grow.....and if other people see our Faith then their Faith will grow also.....so ......as I sit in my comfy chair in the morning....looking out the window at one of my favorite things (the trees) and say my prayers before the day begins, I glance over at my wall hanging of "Words" and apply them to me and the day....
I am having so much fun with these words...I added more things this month. I added a stumpwork bumble bee to the top white flower, more wool leaves on the pink flower stalk on the left and of course the word "Faith" which I added a stumpwork bird on a branch with wool leaves.
So hopefully I will get the newsletter out by Thursday.
thank you for following me
blessings
donna 
some progress of this Funky Bird as a Punch Needle Design 

Monday, May 23, 2016

What a Beautiful Day Here

Good day everyone, 
I have been busy on the computer today and getting some paper work done...also I have been trying to organize my time.  
So my plan is to take one hour a day and rug hook, one hour a day to cross stitch, and one hour a day to punch needle. And then more things to do in the other time but I do hate paper work and that is a huge part...and then there is time needed to design new patterns, and network on the computer, blog updates, newsletters, trunk shows, and get the Studio/Porch ready for summer customers.....and dont forget housework :(.......and oh I forgot ...Time to cook....but I have tummy issues lately so that it is not a big priority.


So in my Rug Hooking Time I finished my "Birds Of A Funky Feather #8. I need to order some rug hooking linen, cut the fabric, finish the edges and trace the pattern.....I should have these in the Etsy shop by next week....and I started doing the same bird in a punch needle design with 6 strands of floss. Cant wait to share that one with you :)

 And yes George and Martha are coming along nicely!

So here is the picture of my Blue Heron and will will notice from the first picture I made some changes along the way. I was having such a hard time getting a background color in there. 
I might change his head feathers back to black! What do you think?


And one more thing to share....Camp Wool in Kennebunk Maine is moving to a new location....only a block away. She will have an open house on June 4th. I will be there along with a trunk show of 22 cross stitch designs. So if you are in the area please stop by I would love to see you and I will be demonstrating "how to cross stitch". Please check out here web site for more info. 
Have a blessed day
donna 

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

New word "Patient"

I just sent out the newsletters along with the new Affirmation word "Patient"
Here are a couple of pictures of my progress. 
"SAL" from By The Bay Needleart

"SAL" from By The Bay Needleart

Enjoy and have a blessed day :)
donna 

Monday, May 02, 2016

New design on the horizon :) "G&M"

 I am finally all caught up on things and have taken out some designs that have been started but not finished. One of them is a design for George and Martha Washington. If you remember on one of  my post I gave hint for a new design and the hint was the letters "G" and "M". I started working on that design again last week and here are a couple of peeks of what is in the stitching box :)
"Martha" part of a new design coming soon from By The Bay 

"George" part of a new design coming soon from By The Bay

 This will be part of a sampler that is a bit primitive. 
Cant wait to share more :)

I am late for this months "Affirmation", it is stitched but I just have to add it to the sampler :)
I should have it up for you tomorrow and the newsletters will go out. 

One more thing to share.....I have decided to take some of my "Cross Stitch Designs" and turn them into another medium.......rug hooking.......we have so many rug hookers here in Maine and wonderful shops to meet at and make friends........so if any of you rug hook please check back soon for pictures of my progress.......I am so excited :)...and if you do not rug hook maybe you can think about it.....it is so much fun to pick all your own colors and use different fibers!!

Another "SAL" is in my thinking cap :)
Suggestions are welcomed!!
Until tomorrow....Have A Blessed Day
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.