Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Winter Holiday Free Designs


Link Here for last years post for the free designs.

I have not posted much at all this year...I do miss all of and sharing some stitching work.

I will try harder this year to share more. I need to get organized and basically more focused.

I have been busy with Family, church, and many other things, so I am sitting here with a book to Plan.

My goal is to plan for every week and try my best to accomplish those goals, everything is God willing.

That is what Pastor Gough used to say to us for all of his plans. :)

So while I am working on my book of goals I thought I should at least share my previous years free designs, you never know if there is someone new that has not seen them yet.

Have a good rest of the week!! and more sharing to come :)



Monday, October 23, 2023

A couple of free designs from long ago

 I have a couple of older free designs

 that I want to send out to anyone

 that has not seen them yet. 

I am working on some new ones too

...Just click on the words below these pictures 

to be taken to the orinial blog post for them

 and from there you can head on over to the free charts. 

Thank you so much for reading my blog post 
and have a great week...

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Happy Tuesday Newsletters have gone out!!


Just a little peek of what is inside this weeks newsletter!!
Enjoy your creative day :)

Friday, October 06, 2023

and she is finished "Autumn On My Mind"

"Autumn On My Mind"

Some Information on Her

Stitch Count 57 X 88  Design is approx. 4.07 x 6.2
Model stitched on : 28ct “Springfield Sage Lugana from over 2 linen threads 
Floss Listing

Weeks Dye Works 

She will be available in a week or so!!
Have a great weekend


Tuesday, October 03, 2023

A little Flower inspiration!!

 I will be away for a few days and the Etsy shop is on Vacation since I can not get the orders out in the correct time. But I wanted to share with you a bit of inspiration. I used some of my #3 wool worms, and couched them down in a circular pattern making loops as I went along. When I thought I was finished I added more ontop to fill any areas that looked sparse. I made a long stem with some green worms also. It was finished it off some wool leaves that I folded over and stitched dow.

This week I will work on some hydrangeas.....Im excited to share more with you!!!

Have a good week !



Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Falls A Bloomin New Design

 Happy Day, 

I have another design ready for your stitching !!

"Falls A Bloomin"

This chart pack has 2 designs.

A lovely little scene with Bloomin Flowers, 

kind of like HUGE Chrysanthemum trees,

 and then another design with HUGE Chrysanthemums in a very simple Garden.

This Simple GArden Design was originally all cross stitched 
but when I was finished I decided to add some French Knots to some of the flower areas
....gave it a nice little pop in the flowers. :)
They will be available after Labor Day, around Sept 5th. 

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Home Sweet Homes are all ready to go


All 12 "Homes" from the "Home Sweet Home" Series are know available.
Head on over to your local needlwork shop or the Etsy shop. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

A Story behind the design...Brave Boat Harbor


A Story behind this design and name....
I live in York Maine and I have heard of Brave Boat Harbor but never looked up its history. I did find some interesting things about it is a snippet of something I found.....
"Back in the 1600s, Brave Boat Harbor was a significant discovery for the explorers and early settlers who first came here. The shallow harbor provided safe anchorage from the angry Atlantic. But the entrance is narrow, and the surf makes passage tricky. Hence, only brave boats dared to enter." taken from The Maniacal Traveler

and so here is my little story for this design and my Hope for you....

“This Lone Sailboat is making the trek through the stormy waves in this narrow harbor….it certainly is Brave. Just as we are going through these testing and trying times may we be just as Brave as we Look forward to our Blessed Hope with Peace and Calm!!”

PS" it was hard to take a picture of the model with glass in the frame, I usually do not use glass in my frames but with this frame the glass just would not come was glued in :( , so there appears to be a line under the's just a reflection.

The chart should be ready in about 2 weeks. Happy Summer Stitching and I do have two Autumn designs in my Hoop!!!

Have a nice summer day



Friday, July 07, 2023

New Design Coming Soon!! Brave Boat Harbor


I finally finished this design!!, I am so happy with it :)
Going to work on directions this weekend and get it to the printer. 
Have a happy weekend

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Next 3 Home Sweet Homes will Be out Soon


The next 3 Home Sweet Homes are on their way to your local needlework shop.
My new design is still in my Hoop!! but almost finished

Have a good week!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The next 2 Homes are available


5 more Homes to Go!!
Thank you everyone for stitching By The Bay Designs

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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 3 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.

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