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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sharing Day :)

Today I am sharing with you some stitching projects that other stitchers have shared with me......
This is from Lynn. She made "Sandy Bird"... I happened to have a kit left from a class and Lynn made some modifications so "Sandy" would fit in her moms antique birdcage.
Well done :).....thank you Lynn for sharing....i love it!! 

This is from Jackie....she is a very devoted stitcher ....she lives in Fryeburg Maine and no matter how she is feeling she always makes time to stitch....just beautiful, thank you Jackie for sharing....you'll get there before me :) 

This is the Tidal River Series that Janice stitched. It is just beautiful....I have mine stitched as 3 separate sections for the photos for the charts but I do wish I had it stitched them all as one long scene.......maybe I can figure a way to seam them together....
Thank you Janice for sharing !!
Dont forget if you have some stitching you would like to share I would be honored to share your work and if you are working on the "Affirmation" words...send those along to...
thank you again 
donna 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Hillsong United - with Lyrics


Well it is certainly very cold here today!! Brrrr..........
I want to share  this YouTube. 
I LOVE this song and since it is a day about "Love", I thought I would share it 
since my Savior is Jesus and he certainly has showed us how to LOVE!!
Enjoy the video, the Ocean......and the worship song.
Sending you love
donna :-)

Monday, February 08, 2016

The first of the "Affirmations" are on the way

Newsletters just went out along with the first 2 Free Affirmations . 
Here are some pictures of my work so far.....I am having so much fun :).....just being free to stitch what I would like and no directions or counting.......:)
LOVE...with embroidery, lace, wool hearts, buttons, beads and a key because Love is the KEY

Still need to work on Precious.....


Plenty of room for more Words :)
If you are joining in this Free SAL and would like to share your ideas I would love it if you would send me photos and I will share them in next months newsletter .......
Enjoy your week and be creative

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” 
 Philippians 4:8

 :) donna 


Friday, February 05, 2016

Make sure you are signed up for emails to receive the monthly "Affirmations"

I have been working on my fabric for my monthly free "Affirmations"
I am going to be using a muslin fabric that I coffee stained the other morning. I found a great hanger for what I had in mind. 
I found it on Etsy and it measures 13 inches wide.....so perfect....they do have others that are shorter but this will work great. 
I then took a yard of fabric and cut it 13 inches wide by 36 inches in length.....I also cut a piece of very thin batting the same size. I layered the 2 together and pinned the edges.....sprayed it with morning coffee ...let it dry...then I used "Fray Check" all around the outer edges of the muslin.....so it will not fray to much because I am not going to finish my edges :)
After it dried I stitched the 2 layers together along the outer edges about a 1/4 inch in....I used a large gathering stitch but obviously did not pull to gather :) and a perl cotton thread.

And I am all ready to add my embellishments......
Once a month I will add a "Word" that has meaning in my life...my family's life.....or my friends lives........I will think on that word all month and see how I can be it....and share it. :)

So I have 16 words so far and this will go on for more than a year but since I did want to start it in January that means I am a month behind....no problem.....I will release 2 words for February........
The first 2 words are "Love" and "Precious"
So if you would like to receive the small charts to stitch these words please make sure you are signed up to receive my emails........I will send the first ones out this Sunday.....

Here are a couple of pics of what I have started !!
This is not going to be something perfect....just having fun.....adding buttons, lace, free hand stitching, some quilting along the way and applique.....maybe even some crochet.....Cant wait to be free and have fun!!!

13 x 36 coffee stained, 


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Serenity Harbor finish from Wendy

This is a finish from Wendy....the frame is gorgeous.....she stitched it on 36ct over (1)......Just stunning....and she used an alternative bottom for a finish......Oh I am so happy for all of you that have finished the stitching on this very large design....I am PROUD of you like a mom for her kids.....just wonderful.......thank you for sharing your stitching.......donna :)

Serenity Harbor finished from Barbara

Oh my!!!!  Barbara just sent me a photo of her finished "Serenity Harbor" and it is framed too.
So wonderful and glad for her.....
I have to work on mine :)
But at the moment I am working on the free monthly Affirmations and a very famous couple....very old...but famous...I wonder who could they be.......here is a hint...first initials G&M....
And I am on my way back to work now...I have had one of the worst colds in my life....so glad it came when I was finished with the kits.....this is the first day I am feeling better in about a week....so I have much catching up to do...
A BIG THANK YOU TO BARBARA FOR SHARING HER WORK WITH US!!!
Made me smile this morning
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.