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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

My Other Centers and some work along the way




These are the other ways that I worked on the design, 
I had the Bible verse and then I made it into a shorter verse 
and then I just added the corners to the center!!

Well as I said I kept changing things and finally decided 
on the darker borders I have and a
 simple word "Seasons" 
and then I did like the Sailboat too!!

So yes!! I am in a quandary,
 because I am giving the smaller Postcard borders free 
every month to fit the 1/8 sections and then 
at the end of the SAL I am giving the 1/4 Seasons 
with the added motif's as a Thank You for joining in the SAL

And There are the new options for either the Sailboat or the Word Seasons
So I dont think I can give these other options away too.

But .........Maybe towards the middle of the SAL I can make
 these Center options as a PDF for download 
if you email me and request them, as long as you signed up for the SAL

 ......But at the moment I have to many Seasons to chart out 
with directions, along with covers for Hard copies
 and then for PDF's, along with email list and billing list
.....HAHA I am sure you know what I am jabbering about  

So that is my ramble for today 
hugs
donna 



Monday, September 30, 2019

Optional Center Ideas



I have a few different center designs that I made along the way from the Bible Verse
 and then a Simple saying and then just the Word "Seasons". 
All of the others were to busy for the design 
because the design is so busy itself, 
so I settled on the Word "Season". 
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I have added one of the others as an option
"The Sailboat" 
I figure we are all sailing through life each in our own Season 

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My other option was to give you a suggestion about the center 
and leave it blank, 
find a framer that could make you a frame 
or at least a Mat that would fit the design
 and then in the center of the open mat instead of a photo
 you could add a mirror.
 I have posted a couple of pictures from Pinterest
 with this idea. I Do love old things and I especially love Stumpwork
.....Maybe I could draw this design out,
 have it printed onto fabric 
and make a stumpwork class, 
but I would have to paint the background sky, hills,and grasses
...Oh that would be awesome.
I could go on and on HAHA
But lets get on with the cross stitching first !!

Photo Credit Link
These are just samples for framing with a mirror in the center!

Photo Credit Link



Sunday, September 29, 2019

Peek 5 of 5 Final Reveal for New SAL

YEAH!!!
Here is the final picture that all those puzzle pieces made
Click here to be taken t the Page with all of the info for the SAL
Thank you so much for reading all my posts
hugs
donna
and lets get stitching!!


Friday, September 27, 2019

Sneak Peek 4 of for New SAL


And last but not least of the Puzzle pieces is "Spring"
....Tomorrow will be the day for the reveal...hopefully :)
But it is Wedding Day for my daughter so maybe Sunday for the Reveal!
I will see what I can do
have a good Friday
hugs
donna  

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sneak Peek 3 of 5 for New SAL


Ohhhh, That time of year is coming to soon, haha
Still working on the Puzzle?
Almost there !!
Check back again tomorrow
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sneak Peek 2 of 5 for New SAL


And Puzzle Piece #2
Dont you just Autumn.
I will work late tonight to finish up a PDF for all those that are signing up.
I can answer some email tomorrow...
We are still so busy with Wedding preparations!
...and I will share wedding pictures next week too
Keep checking on these puzzle pieces and more info
hugs
donna 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sneak Peek 1 of 5 for new SAL

Happy Tuesday!!
It’s finally time to introduce my new SAL. 
It takes me approx. a year to design and plan these.
I work a little bit then move on to something else. 
I come back in a day or 2 and add more, 
and make changes. Print it off, 
stare at it, draw on it, make computer changes
 and then do it all over again. 
I wish I could share all of my print outs of it from beginning to end ugh!!
 It is so fun to see the progression.

But it is finally finished YEAH!!

I had some request for a season theme and I myself love the season changes.
 Living in New England certainly has beauty in all of them. 
So whether we are speaking about the season of nature 
or seasons of our lives one thing is for sure every day is a journey.

“Time For Seasons”

My plan is to start this SAL Nov 15th.
There will be a release every month for 8 months. There are 2 scenes for every season.
Retail on each scene is $10.00

If you would like your local needlework shop
 to participate please send them a message, 
hard copies will be available from them.

There will be PDF copies available from me.


"Thank you Gifts"
And... I usually have a Thank You gift for those that Participate in the SAL and this year it will be the 4 Season Separate charted designs.
These will be available only at the end of the SAL.

These are the Sneak Peek Puzzle Pieces that I will being sharing this week. 
I have taken each of the seasons and charted them with motifs and words that surround the Seasons.
Each of these designs has a stitch count of 160 x 208
If these are stitched on 16ct Aida or 32cr linen over 2, they would measure 10 x 13 and fit great in an 11 x 14 frame.

The whole design for "Time For Seasons" is 226 x 226

This design is not as large as my other stitch a longs but it has so much detail and thought, I hope you like it.

and here is the first piece to the Puzzle
If you would like to sign up for the PDF's please send me an email to 
stitchbythebay at aol dot com
I will need your Name:
and email address for Paypal and emails

You can choose to pay every month $10.00
or Pay all at once $80.00
If you live in the EU I will need to process this in the Etsy shop for the VAT tax, so please tell if you live in that area

Paypal inv will go out on the 10th of every month and PDF's on the 15th of every month until June 2020

Please sign up by Oct 25th with a shop or by Nov 5th with me
SAL begins Nov 15th

Just a quick note ...My Daughter Meagan is getting married this weekend so we will be very busy :)
If I do not get back to emails right away please have patience with me, I will answer by next Tuesday 

Hugs
donna 
πŸ’—

Monday, September 16, 2019

New Design "Simply Autumn"


I have a new design that should be ready next week. 
I just finished the directions and have to get them to the printer
 and order photos...
Yeah!!
I have a finish, its been a while.
and I am almost finished the with the new SAL,.....I just want to make sure I have all of the directions finished and ready to go before I give you some sneak peeks
....It should be ready to start by the end of October, 
but the peeks will be a lot sooner...
I will give more info for the new design tomorrow
have a great Monday night
hugs
donna
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Friday, September 06, 2019

Stitch An Inch Fall Sale and a Challenge

Happy Friday!!
I shared yesterday on Instagram a picture of my Affirmation Word Wall Hanging that I made a few years ago.





Still working on adding treasures to this section :)
I Gave the Affirmation Words away with the newsletters.
These Affirmation words will be available sometime in the future in the Etsy shop as a whole group.

This piece inspired me to make another one but this time it is for Fall.
I used the "Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis" cross stitch pattern and stitched up a few motifs.
I gathered some buttons, small crochet pieces I had and I am on a search for more little doodads in my shopping expeditions!!

So this is a work in Progress but this is what I have to date

Meet "Miss Autumn"




I have a challenge for you, 
I CHALLENGE YOU to Create your own Wall hanging made with cross stitching and some of your favorite treasures. But you must use some of the motifs from the chart "Stitch An Inch Fall Ornis".
I will give you a month to complete it....
so on Monday  October 7th The By The Bay Crew (Hubby, Meagan and Me)
will decide who the lucky winner is.
You will have to send me a  picture by email that I can use to share in Social Media....
email address is stitchbythebay at aol dot com
 (you can figure out the morse code haha, I do not want to be spammed).

The prize is a $75.00 Gift Certificate to the By The Bay Etsy Shop

......and to start you off I am having the chart "Stitch An Inch Fall Ornies" on Sale for this week only.
This design has 16 Autumn motifs that can be stitched on 28ct over 1 to make them into a one inch design or on 14ct Aida and they will be 2 inches in size. 
The regular price is $12.00 but until Friday Sept 13th the design will be offered for $8.00.
The chart is available as a PDF and also as a hard copy for mailing.

And Just one more thought!!
In the Spring I am planning to have a small retreat/class and it will be to make a 
Summer Time multi media wall hanging similar to these.
I just love being able to add small treasures and make an original little piece of Me!!. 
More info soon.

Well good luck if you decide you are up for the CHALLENGE
hugs
donna 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Out of the Office

Just a quick note that I will be out of the office from Aug 14th to Aug 19th, so the Etsy shop will be on Holiday!! If you have any last minute orders Tuesday Aug 13 will be the last day so I can get to the post office for you. I hope you are enjoying your summer and I am still working on the new SAL.....think 4 Seasons!!

hugs
donna

Friday, July 19, 2019

Happy July :)





Who can think about winter.....not me but many people are stitching in July for the Season....
So I have a Special in the Etsy shop for the week as long as supplies last
"JOY" Kit was $14.00 and the Special is $9.50
So I am enjoying the warm lazy days of summer!! (some days)
No being LAZY here HAHA
donna 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Pincushions Have Arrived..and I'm taking a poll


Happy Weekend!!
I made these all by hand, I crocheted the doilies and flowers, I collected the Seashells, cut, glued, stuffed etc.....HAHA It was fun, I did make these a while ago but they are in the shop this weekend
They are all one of a Kind
And guess what?????
I just finished designing the NEW SAL for this year....
It will Start in September!!
I am so excited because it was so much work and I dont think you can guess what it is exactly.
But I Do have a question?
Do you prefer to stitch on at 14ct Aida/28ct linen, or a 16ct Aida/32ct linen,
I myself prefer a 28ct linen.....It is more enjoyable for me if I can see what I am stitching without using special lights and a huge magnifier.
Please leave me a comment so I can tally up your preference.
Have a great weekend and I will share more next week about the new SAL
WOOWOO!!
I am a happy girl!!
hugs
donna 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Free Design Download today and a Shop Special for the Week!!

I have been busy working n the new design, but I could be doing more HAHA
I have a Special for this week in the Etsy Shop 

And since today is Flag Day I do have a Freebie for you.

This Design is Free for Personal Use (not for Resale)

Please be creative and change the colors to match your dΓ©cor. 
Also this would be a wonderful design 
for the Holidays by changing the color of the letters to maybe gold or green.

And if you LOVE REDWORK 
then change the letters to a shade of RED

Also the design would be wonderful on an over-dyed fabric
Happy stitching
Hugs, Donna 


Friday, June 07, 2019

Wildflower Special for this week

The lilacs are blooming here at home and oh do they smell divine !!
This is a quick Special to add to your stash.....So many flowers!!!
It is a listing for this design as a PDF
... you will be able to download it immediately.
Have a blessed weekend and take time to smell those flowers
hugs
donna 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sampler Special and a little BEE





The special is 
Order "Gathering Place Sampler" and receive Bee Kid in your mailed package for Free


happy stitching and have a good weekend
hugs
donna
watch out for those Garden Bees' 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jan's Floss-tube and a Quick Stitch Giveaway

I was watching Jan on Floss-Tube this morning and she
 is promoting the hashtag #GiveLoveGetLove.


I thought it would be a good idea to remind ourselves
 of this during the day so I made a quick stitch for this #.

Stitch it up with any color floss you like to match your home, 
office, or sewing room. 
Dont forget to check out Jans Facebook page and FlossTube Too!!

GIVE The Love .....
doesn't mean you'll get it back right away,
 don't loose hope because you will someday :)
πŸ’—

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Final Scenes for Harbor Haven are available

Happy Sunday, I just added the last of the Scenes for Harbor Haven to the Etsy Shop, 
Happy Stitching, and I'll share photos tomorrow from a Wedding we went to and Addie was the Flower girl, she was precious !!


Friday, May 17, 2019

This Weeks Etsy Special and a peek at a new design

Did you know that I love Sheep!!!
Oh if I had a Farm...
If I had more time I would restitch Missing Ewe
by using some over dyes and make 
all kinds of different dimensions with French knots
....oh I would be in Heaven...not really haha
but it would be wonderful!!!

AND

here is a peek of a new design
(Please don't mind the wrinkles)
....lots more stitching to go but I also been working on a new SAL...
Oh so Busy
Have a Happy Weekend
hugs
donna

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rainy day again.

It's a rainy day again...but at least we should have some pretty happy flowers when they bloom. Ive been working on a new SAL. I'm excited to share it but still more designing to do. Here's a hint "4 s_a_o_n's" HAHA
Have a happy stitching day. 
Keep planting those flowers
🌻 donna 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Newsletters Just Went Out

Happy Friday, Newsletters just went out

  I have another sale in the Etsy shop
Mermaid Punch Needle is on sale

 I just listed the new design
  "Sunshine"

I have also been busy working on a new SAL!!!
might be ready for September's stitching.
Cant wait to share but I have too!!! :( 


Etsy Link Here  for Mermaid Sale

One more thing

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!
πŸ’“

Friday, May 03, 2019

Special for this Week and a new design

Its almost the weekend and I am busy finishing up a new design...
"Sunshine"
I used to sing this song to my daughter when she was younger and I know many of you have too!
So as I look at this design hanging in my room I can not help singing that song in my head
...now out loud would be another thing...Maybe I should HAHA
 It should be available by the end of next week!!
and it does come with the Charm!!




This weeks Special in the Etsy shop
"Vineyard Hill Trio"
The retail is $30.00 on all 3 of these designs and this weeks special is all 3 for $15.00
While Supplies Last


Friday, April 19, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Stitch An inch SAL

I have finally finished the taxes, Yeah!! and I was on time !!
Now I will have more time for stitching and planning...so I just made photos available for the SAL and here they are...
We are on month #4 which will be released in 2 days "Lemon N Lime"
but here is a recap of what has been released so far









The Garden Patches did not want to flip over for me...oh well haha!!
maybe another day they will.....
Have a great day and take time to stitch, 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.