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Thursday, August 24, 2017

More Pictures of ..."Stitching Potential"

Happy Thursday, 
I have more pictures for you that I promised..."Smooth Sailing" with Potential!!
and just a note that this design is mainly for the Counted Cross Stitch sail boat..
...but I have included templates for some of the wool embellishments if you choose to add more to your design! its all up to you :)












Have a Happy Day and Enjoy your CREATIVITY 💗
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Smooth Sailing, New Design

Happy August!!
August is almost gone and September is on the way but I just dont want to let summer go yet!
I have a small design that I finished called "Smooth Sailing", 
I did post a peek before and told you that it was small but had potential.
Smooth Sailing from By The Bay

"Smooth Sailing" cross stitch design with POTENTIAL for more!! haha
The above photo is the potential :)
I just couldn't resist doing more with this little design, so I cut around the outer edges, fray checked them and added it to a piece of upholstery fabric I had. Took some brown wool and added a tree, cut out some green for the leaves, added wool rocks for the ground with some sea grass.
 I wanted to bring in the same colors from the design into the forefront so I made some wool roses to tuck in between the rocks, I have some small pieces of Serenity Harbor fabric so I used that also by tracing some small hexagons, cut them out, and attached around the very bottom of the scene. 
Cant forget the clouds and sun...wool yarn couched down for the clouds and the center of the sun was some weaving with floss and very long lazy daisy stitches for the rays. 
OH! I almost forgot the seagull, wool and embroidery...
I did finish it as a small quilted wall hanging and it is hanging from a tree branch...It was FUN!!
SO IF YOU want to try your imagination too, I have included the template for the tree, leaves, rocks, hexagons, and bird with the charted cross stitch for "Smooth Sailing", you can have FUN too.
This design will be available for shipment to shops by the end of next week and in the Etsy shop the week after. :)

If you like the simplicity of the small design it measures 3 x 5 if stitched on 28ct linen over (2)
 or 14 ct Aida, 
it will fit great in a 4 x 6 frame. 
The stitch count is 42 x 68, Stitched on 28ct lambswool linen
Floss
DMC 
498
502
503
520
522
524
829
832
890
3371
Ecru
I will share more photos soon!! Have a great day
donna 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Out of Pendants


Good day everyone, I sent a newsletter out yesterday about the "Stitch An Inch"
designs, and the Etsy shop just ran out of stock on the Pendants, I will have more in the shop by the end of next week., I've been busy on another "Stitch An Inch" design...

I will share more soon 💗
I think I feel Fall in the air...how about you!!
Not a recent picture but I love the scene :)
yes I know it is still summer HAHA 👀

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Some Goodies in Etsy and "Stitch An Inch" Wild HAHA

Happy Tuesday 

I added some pendants last night to the Etsy shop, The design "Heart To Heart" uses the heart pendant and I listed some in Antique Silver and Antique Copper..I have also made a
  free design to go with the purchase of a pendant
...Here is the one for the "Heart"

Also there is a listing for the "Stitch An Inch" Square Pendants. 
The listings are for Antique Silver and Antique Copper.

These are great for all of the "Stitch An Inch" designs. They can be used for ornaments, necklaces, scissor fobs, anything you can think of. Great for small gifts!

You need to stitch these on 28ct linen over (1) linen thread for them to be 
"ONE INCH" a
and fit into the Pendants but don't despair you can stitch them on 14ct Aida and make them perfect
 "TWO INCH" designs, 

These are great for all of the same finishes except they will not fit into the Pendants at that size. :(
So if you like to stitch SMALL but not to Small the "Stitch An Inch" options are a great idea!!

With the purchase of a Square Pendant I do have a free design also
Here is the one for the "Square"

These Free designs are limited to the supply and the season, this one is for Fall, 
I will order more Pendants and change up the free designs with the seasons :)
Happy Stitching
hugs 
donna 

and  one more thing HAHA💗
Here are some photos of the "Stitch An Inch" designs that are available!
"Stitch An Inch Summer #2"

"Stitch An Inch Summer #2 Lobster Freebie in Pack

"Stitch An inch Summer #2" as a long design or can be 6 separate small designs

"Stitch An Inch Summer #1"

"Stitch An Inch Summer #1" Mermaid Freebie in the Pack

"Stitch An Inch #1" as a long design or can be 6 separate small designs

"Stitch an Inch Summer #1 and #2" as one long Scene
"Stitch An Inch Summer #1 and #2 can be stitched as one very large design.
All the sections fit together , if stitched over (1) on 28ct linen it would measure 1 x 12
or if stitched on 14ct Aida it would measure 2 x 24
So Much Fun!!


"Stitch An inch Fall" again stitch as 6 separate designs
 or as one long design...they all fit to make one long scene
"Stitch An Inch Fall" one long scene
"Stitch An Inch Fall" as one long scene 


"Stitch An inch Halloween #1"
9 little ornaments or a long banner
or pick your 4 favorite, arrange them as a square,
will fit great in a 5 x 5 frame if you stitch over (1) linen thread on 28ct 

"Stitch An inch Halloween #2" there are 12 small designs

"Stitch An Inch Christmas" 10 small designs


"Stitch An inch Spring"
Again these can each be stitched separate as small designs
 or fit all together to make one long scene
 ..this one also comes with a freebie design of an Spring time OWL!!

"Stitch An Inch Spring" as one long scene
"Stitch An inch Spring" as one long scene


"Stitch An Inch Winter" again stitch as 6 separate designs
 or as one long design...they all fit to make one long scene
 ..this one also comes with a freebie design of an Winter time OWL!!

"Stitch an Inch Winter" as one long scene 
"Stitch An Inch Winter" as one long scene 


"Stitch An Inch Spring Orni's" There are 9 separate ornaments for Spring :)
Be Creative with your finishing


OK well I have exhausted you with all of the "Stitch An Inch" designs but I shared them because I have more coming soon!! YEAH!! cant wait..





Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sharing Gracie's work :)

Toby says HI!!💖💗

I wanted to share with you a link to a very nice lady with a beautiful soul :)
Gracie from  Needles Pins and Dragonflies , this link will take you to her blog that has a picture of her Affirmations, It is beautiful  :) After reading that blog post if you go down to the bottom of the thread you can go to the HOME page and see what she has been up to lately...Thank you Gracie for sharing your work and sending you hugs :)
donna 

Monday, August 07, 2017

Sneak Peek at whats coming soon!

A New Release for August...small design but it has potential :)

Stitch An Inch Garden- Stitch A Long..working on the final touches :)

This months "Post Card From The Past" available in the Etsy shop, 
All sales in the Etsy shop will receive a "Free"
"Post Card From The Past"
Inspired by Snippets of past designs,  we have designed some post cards to send with your order...from our home to yours...
Keep The Light Shining! 

The cards will change from Month to Month and will be available while our limited supplies last!
Again one free "POST CARD FROM THE PAST" will be added to your purchase at no cost.!!

BUT please keep in mind that the size for the symbols might seem small to some...you can always look on the color side of the card to see the squares and see the very light image of the grid...this will help for those that "the eyes aren't what they use to be"...like ME!! 
So please check back soon! I have been busy but always thinking of you, 
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.