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Harbor Haven 2018 Stitch_A-Long

Welcome To By The Bay Needleart!! The above photo is "Harbor Haven" which is our 2018 Stitch-A-Long. Click The Image to find more Information on This Exciting Project...Truly an Heirloom !! And we are finished !! Yeah!! Thank you to everyone that participated , hugs donna

Friday, November 30, 2018

"Joy In My Heart" kit

I just added to the Etsy shop a new kit for the Season
It is called "Joy In My Heart"
Here is a link to the shop for the listing...it is a Limited Edition, 
I added it to a wreath I have hanging in my living room...

and every time I say the name I cant help but hum
 the song I learned in the 2nd or 3rd grade...
and if you learned it in school to and 
need a refresher I added a children's video below....
Have a great weekend
Now sing along.........
HAHA
donna




Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Addition to the Wool Tree Pattern


I decided to add another to the Wool Pattern!
I do love a Primitive look so I made a 36 inch tree 
with fewer branches and it looks so tall and sparse.
But I did make a few more adjustments to make it more primitive.
If you have purchased the Basic directions from me on how to make
 a Wool Feather Tree then this will be a supplement to the basic directions.
This supplement will be available in the Etsy shop.
An Outside photo, In the flower garden that needs to raked :) 

An inside photo on the warm and sunny porch

And along with the Supplement Directions I included
 the PDF for the Wool Garland and the Wool Roses 
to decorate your trees. 
*Dont forget that this PDF is only a supplement to the 
Wool Tree Directions , 
it has measurements for this Primitive Tree 
but not the directions on how to put it together





Sunday, November 11, 2018

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Chart

Well it is that time of the year again for me to tell you all how thankful I am for you...
I have shared this Free Chart before but not everyone has seen it
 and I thought it was a great day to share...
Just click on the words blow the picture to download 
your PDF for this design. 
Have a BLESSED and Thankful Holiday
 full of friends and family and stitching too!!
It is early but I didn't want to forget...HAHA
hugs
donna 


Friday, November 09, 2018

New Pattern "Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis"


Happy Friday to all
I finished the directions for mt new pattern.."Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis" . 
I actually started this pattern last year and after 
I became sick I did not have any time to do the directions
 or finish with the stitching..and I found it the other week in my stash
 but I had to finish stitching :Soul Food For the Needlesmith"...
I didn't want to hold on to it for another year 
and some of my other "Stitch an Inch" designs were not stitched either 
so I thought to myself..... "Self get moving and finish up these directions" 
So I did :)
They are ready for you in the Etsy shop.. 
I was able to get some hard copies out to some shops 
but with time running out I decided 
to list them in the Etsy shop as a PDF... 
Yes it is fun to get your patterns instantly sometimes
 as it is fun to wait for the mailman too!!!
So head on over to the Etsy shop if you want to stitch up 
some small and quick ornaments or bowl fillers.
I did stitch up a few of them but 
I need to do something with them 
so I will work on it this weekend and share it soon
Happy stitching 
hugs
donna


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We are at the end of the Harbor Haven SAL

Good evening Needlesmiths
The last Scene #12 will be going out a little late...I just finished the Free chart that I promised to all of the SAL participants  It went to the printer today (Wednesday) and just ordered photos this evening (Wednesday) so by the time I put all together they will be in the mail for the shop participants by either this Saturday or Monday and I will PDF out the Free chart and Scene #12 to all my participants on the 12th instead of the 10th. These will go out to all that have paid for the whole year... I did have a few that dropped out during the year but you had to stay with us for the year to receive the free chart. SO HERE IT IS............

"Soul Food for the Needlesmith"

This design is a companion to the original
 “I Am A Needlesmith”

Since we all work so diligently with our hands, whether it be for pleasure, to give as gifts, decorate our home or to provide an income for our family we certainly do this with JOY and it does fill our SOUL

One of my favorite Bible verses is below … just a snippet. It was way too long to type

Proverbs 31…
Starting with verse 10
“Who can find a wife of noble character?
She is far more precious than jewels”…
 (v13) “She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands”…….

Stitch this reminder to hang on your wall
 Or to give as a gift
 …that as you work with your
Flax and Wool, Needle and Threads
Remember you are far more
 PRECIOUS than JEWELS.

Happy Stitching
YOU ARE AWESOME!!
Hugs

donna +

Info for this design can be found in this link to my Design Blog

Monday, October 15, 2018

Day #13 Autumn Designs

Stitch An inch Fall

There are 7 separate Scenes in this design pack...
Each on measures 28 x 28
If stitched on 28ct linen over one , 
a section would measure 1 inch 
and since there are 7 that fit together perfectly
 you can stitch them as one long scene.
Happy Fall Stitching

Monday, October 08, 2018

Day #12 Autumn Designs


Mister Turkey as a Punch Needle design
 and also as a Counted Cross Stitch Design 
available in the Etsy shop and more info here :)


Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Monday, October 01, 2018

Day #10 Autumn Designs






Oak Hill
A mixture of wool applique and cross stitch....
but I also included the cross stitch grid for the leaves 
just in case you did not like to do wool work :)
Always thinking of YOU :)
More info can be found in my other blog for designs  click here for link 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Day #9 Autumn Designs

another pattern with 12 more small cross stitch designs. 
again if you stitch over (1) on 28ct linen they will make
 a cute one inch ornament 
or if stitched over (2) on linen or 14ct Aida cloth 
they will make a nice 2 inch size 

Happy stitching and more tomorrow :)
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Day #8 Autumn Days



There are 9 Small designs you can make into one inch orni's 
by stitching them over (1) on 28ct linen or
 if stitched over (2) on 28ct linen or 14ct Aida 
they will make a nice 2 inch decoration

I have so many "Stitch An Inch" designs available...
Here is a link to a blog post I made with many of them...
Have a great Wednesday and keep stitching :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Day #7 Autumn Designs

I love pumpkins and made this one because 
I felt like doing different stitch patterns
...like the wall paper in the back ground and
 the different patterns in the pumpkins.
Have a good night 
donna 

Monday, September 03, 2018

Day #6 Autumn Designs

I made these 2 trees a bit more sparse and added 
some beads for the leaves...
just a bit of sparkle. 
That good old pumpkin is sitting on top of that
 beautiful hill and with just the right breeze it might come tumbling down
...But I secured it with a fence...
Happy FALL to you all
hugs 
donna 

A Needlesmith Share :)


Happy Hot Monday !!
I was delighted to see Barbara sent me a picture of the freebie
 that I gave the other day!, She stitched it on a dyed fabric
...it is wonderful
If you are looking for the free pattern you can 
Hope you are having a safe and wonderful Labor Day
hugs
donna

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Day #5 Autumn Designs


This is "Fall Leaf"....how simple does this look!
Stitch Count 50 X 50 Model is approx. 4 X 4
Model stitched on : 25ct “Black Linen, over 2 linen threads

I LOVE the simplicity of it !!

Floss Listing For Fall Leaf
DMC  Color Variations #4130 and 680

I used a DMC Variation thread and you could substitute any 
over-dyed thread of your choice...be creative and change it around
Until tomorrow...
hugs
donna 

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Day #4 Autumn Designs


Day #4 here..... This is "Halloween Cove" another of the "Cove" series.
I have added  everything I could think of to this one. Check it out.....I spy!!!!
to much ...HAHA

Friday, August 31, 2018

Day #3 Autumn Designs

This is Autumn Cove, I designed this in 2008, along with the other seasons
 including Halloween and Christmas. 
I kept the same scene but changed the elements to reflect
 the time of year or season. 
I LOVE trees and thought this very large one would make
 a wonderful focal point for the wonderful seasons
 we have been blessed with.
And of course we cant forget the relaxing cool water
 and the gentle breeze moving the sailboat along,
 Plus the colonial style homes sitting on-top of those hills...
What a view they must have :)
Until tomorrow 
hugs
donna 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Day #2 Autumn Designs

This is my second share for the Autumn season!!
Autumn Hill designed in 2005, still one of my favorite's
I would love to live there, open my windows in the morning 
and see those huge trees with my sheep grazing in the front yard. 
I think I could even roll down that hill like I was a kid again :)
...and I would surely "Be Thankful"


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

13 Days of Autumn.....

Ok so technically Autumn starts in 3 days on September 1st
......but I cant wait..
So for the next 13 days I will share one of my designs
that is available in the Etsy shop for Autumn...
And hopefully by the end of these 13 days I will have my new one 
finished and ready to go ...It is a "Stitch An inch" for Fall...Little ornies
...these can be made into 1 inch designs if stitched 
on 28ct over (1) thread or if stitched on 14ct Aida or 28ct linen over two
 they would make 2 inch designs...
These can be made into ornaments, scissor fobs, 
bowl fillers, pin cushions or fit into a one inch Pendant
...etc...the ideas are endless...and quick to stitch..
The First Share starts today and it is 



Thank you for reading my blog 
and check back tomorrow for another Autumn Design
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Free Chart :)

Happy Day, It has been so hot here...
and the weather across the country has been crazy...
So I hope that this Free chart will help you think ahead to the 
cool days of Autumn on the way :)
I did give this design away long ago and 
I thought it is time to make a come back. 
So cool thoughts and Pumpkin treats
Have a relaxing time stitching
hugs
donna 
Click on these words to go to the PDF :)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Having a Special in the Etsy shop :) Giveaway!!

Happy Friday to ALL!!!

I have a "Special" in the Etsy shop while supplies last! 
With your shipped purchase I will send along a
FREE "Outline Christmas Pack #1"
...I know it is Christmas in July and I just came across these charts in my room
...kinda spring cleaning in summer haha!! If you LOVE pomegranates 
and a bit colonial this would make a nice quick stitch for gifts
...a small stocking with personalization and also a small hanging pocket
 for Holiday greens.
 I designed these so that you can outline the motif's in a color 
and then just fill them in at your desire
...so no counting after the outlining...just stitch away :)

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Hope you have a Great Weekend
Blessings
donna  💖

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Sharing a Floss-Tube from Jan........

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!
I have a Floss-tube to share with you...it is from Jan Hicks
The beginning of her video is all about lighthouses.....my favorite
..so grab a cool drink!  it sure is HOT here and relax with Jan
...she also has started a Christmas in July special with giveaways
.....Be safe this weekend and enjoy your summer stitching
hugs
donna

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Breeze


I just added a picture of my "Lighthouse Sampler" to Instagram and I thought of the song 
"Summer Breeze" so I just needed to share this video :)
LOVE IT!!

 HAVE A Beautiful day
DONNA 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mermaid.....seen swimming By The Bay


YES....she's been seen swimming By The Bay...I am so funny !!
She will be ready soon...she's making a trip to the printer's and then she'll be back home
The design will be ready hopefully by Wednesday!
Hope you are all having a Great Start To The Summer
hugs
donna 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Needlesmith's Sharing Their Work !

Just a quick note that I am adding a LABEL to the Blog for everyone
 that has shared their Hand work with me...
I have gone back to 2007....
so check out some of your fellow stitchers work and if you
have some work to share yours I would love to pass it on...
I really Enjoy seeing all of your hand work...
The new LABEL is "Needlesmith's Sharing Their Hand Work"

And speaking of sharing we have some work from  Christine,
she is working on the Funky Flowers
 and has given us a link to her site with more pictures.
 Looking Wonderful!!.
Cant wait to see it finished



Sue Fassoles is submitting her work to the ANG's National Seminar.
Best of luck to Sue :)...it looks BEAUTIFUL!
Love the frame!


As I was looking through all of the blog post to find pictures that have
 been shared with me, it made me miss stitching...
I looked at all of the designs that I have stitched and wonder,
 how did I do it all?  HAHA!!
So it has been my inspiration to get going again...wish me luck :)
Have a great day
hugs
donna
 ( I think we should have a Free Mystery SAL soon) it churning in my mind!!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Free Design for Encouragement and Thankfulness

Happy Friday to all of you.
I was watching YouTube on our TV last night and following the suggestions 
under cross stitching  and came across a picture of someone holding
 up a finished design of mine that I gave away long ago in 2010 as a freebie....
so I watched the video and saw that she was not sure who the designer was 
so I went to my computer later to send her a message that it was mine ....
I noticed a message in the Etsy shop and it was from Pam Schaffner 
who made the video...she was asking about the chart because someone told her 
they thought it was mine.....
So Cool!! that I saw it just by chance an hour earlier...
I think God is in this coincidence :)...
So I am posting the design because you never know
 who needs it at the moment!! God knows that someone does!...
Love you all
Hugs
donna 

Click on the words "CLICK HERE" below the picture to be taken to the PDF
  so you can stitch it for yourself or someone that 
needs a little
 enCOURAGEment 

Click HERE!!

I had the design printed on fabric long ago and then finished it a small floss tag :)

Monday, May 21, 2018

I smell the Lilacs :)

Happy Monday, 
I hope you are all well and busy stitching away and taking time to smell the flowers ...
I have finished designing a cross stitch piece that I hope you all love...
this is the one that will be a giveaway for all of the stitchers that signed up 
for the SAL "Harbor Haven" 
I have promised a free chart that is similar to "I Am A Needlesmith"
 Cant wait to share a peek but I have to get stitching first :)
And one more quick note that in the Etsy shop
 I have been giving away a "Postcard From The Past"
 with your shipped purchase and we are up to lighthouse #9 
and this is the final one...
These are only available as supplies last 
I am going to gather threads and fabric....have a Blessed Day
hugs donna 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Stitch An Inch Garden ....almost HERE!!!!

Happy Friday to all!!!
I am almost finished with the "Stitch An Inch Garden" flowers
There will be 24 flowers sold in packs of 4 each
There will be ......"Ruby N Rose", "Lemon N Lime",
"Lavender N Lilac", "Blue Bell N Sky", 
"Pink N Plum", and "Orange N Apricot"
I will also have the directions so you can finish them as I did with wool applique circles.
 These can be used as small ornaments ,
 I made them each separate and then added them to a piece of wool
 and made a large wool wall hanging with an applique border, 
I will also five you the pattern for the applique border 
if you would like to make your similar to mine. 
There will also be a counted cross stitch border available 
if you would like to stitch your garden as a whole. 
The border is similar to the applique border. 
And I will have a couple more borders just to spice them up a bit!!
Here are some of the photos I can share today :)











And dont forget that these "Stitch An Inch " designs have a 
stitch count of 28 x 28 and if stitched on 28ct linen 
over (1) are a perfect one inch design ...
they fit great into a pendnat
and on 14ct Aida they are a perfect 2 inch design...
a great size for scissor fobs too :)  
and those special sweet tiny frames that 
I have seen sold at Michaels craft store
Well I hope you like all of my photos and I will have more soon!!!
Have A Blessed Weekend
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.