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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Betsy is sharing her finish of Serenity Harbor





The piece was stitched by Betsy Minor who is a client and stitcher at Country Cupboard in Orland Park, IL. She changed the colors of the flowers and large house to yellow which complements the piece nicely. The "finishing" was done by Karen Jablonski of "Averyclaire NeedleArts" . She added a matching cotton backing, handmade cording and hand painted dowel and finials. 
And I have to say it looks beautiful....I love the changes and the finish with a dowel hanger is wonderful....Thank you Betsy & Karen for sharing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Just a FEW things

Happy Tuesday to everyone 
Here is another picture of an idea to assemble the Christmas "HexiHive" that will be available soon
By The Bay Needleart

I was trolling the internet and found on Valley House Primitives a frame that they made for Dolly. She finished 13th Colony Bay and they made a special frame for her. I have seen this before but I just found it again and needed to share it. They have made frames for me before and they are wonderful. So check out the special one here for Dolly!! "Valley House Primitives

Since I am giving a class on the feather trees this weekend I have always wanted to make one out of old newspaper....I know it would not have a very long shelf life but I wanted to try it....since I bring finished trees to class to give ideas I must make a paper one.....but to have to make it last so my bright idea was to purchase some cotton fabric that has print on it...coffee stain it so it would look old and yellowed....I am on my way to make one!!  I will post a picture this afternoon when I am finished!  Wish me luck :)

Until later.......have a good day.......donna 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Newsletters are on the way with the Free Affirmation Words!!

Good evening everyone. I finished the 2 Affirmation words for you and they are on the way in your newsletters. Yesterday I showed you a picture of my new Christmas "HexiHive" and here is a picture of another way to arrange them.

I will be teaching the Wool/Feather Tree at Camp Wool this Saturday and she is having a Fall Open House.....There is a morning tree class (full) and an afternoon class......One more time November 12th there will be a morning class...Check out the Open House and see what is new in the shop :)
donna 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Almost Finished with Sept & Oct Free Affirmation words

Septembers Free Affirmation Word is Forgiving....sorry you can not see the letters very well :(
This is a photo of Septembers affirmation "Forgiving"  and Octobers is almost finished....but I have a class tomorrow to teach so I can work on the affirmation on Sunday and send out newsletters Sunday evening with the 2 Free SAL words :)
have a good night
donna 

Christmas "HexiHive"
This HexiHive will have 8 applique Hexagons and 2 plain centers so you can use it a table mat.....
More ideas coming this weekend and I'll be offering a class at my home

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Share from Lori of Serenity Harbor

Lori is sharing her finished work on Serenity Harbor. She stitched it on 28ct Lugana over (1).
Beautiful framing also......THANK YOU so much Lori for sharing with us.....Great job!!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Newsletters Just Went Out

Good day 
I just sent out the newsletters and realized that I have not added the FREE "Affirmation" words for September and October yet.....I have them stitched yes but I did not add any embellishment yet so I promise to finish them up this weekend and have them for you next week!!!! I promise :)

Last weekend I was a Camp Wool and we finished up our Fall "HexiHive" class....and I have a couple of pictures to share with you of Jane and Jane ....yes 2 Jane's :)

So a big THANK YOU to Camp Wool for hosting this class!!

I have also added some kits to the Etsy shop so check it out....there are a limited amount available and the "HexiHive class Pattern/Directions are also available.

And one more quick note that the "Heritage Homestead" SAL is getting ready to start soon!!

This Design will be available for a limited time. So join for the SAL because.....
It will be RETIRED on July 1st 2017
have a good 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.