Harbor Haven

Thursday, January 26, 2023

New Design on the way!!


This design is available at your local needlework shop or in my Etsy shop.
For those cold winter nights when we are all cuddled and snug in our beds
...somethig to be thankful for!!
This design also comes with a Free Bonus Chart
The Snowman Wreath

Here is some helpful information.
Stitch Count 72 X 100    Design is approx. 4.5 x 6.25
Model stitched on : 32ct “Twilight Blue” linen, over 2 linen threads

Floss Listing
1284- Cadet

Friday, December 09, 2022

Let Your Light Shine, Freebie quick stitch ornaments


I have been giving this Freebie for a few years 

but maybe someone has not seen it yet, so here it is!!

Let your light shine is this world...we need it more than ever!!

Happy Holidays and God Bless You



Thursday, November 17, 2022

Be Thankful Freebie


Maybe some of you did not have a chance to see 
this free design from years ago but I am sharing it again. 
Here is the link and Lets Be Thankful for what we do have !!
Miss all of you
Hugs and blessings

Monday, November 14, 2022

A Time to Gather

 Good morning everyone, 

I have an invitation for you. 

I have been trying to get a place for crafters to gather, and have friendship. 

We attend a church called "First Christian Church of Kittery Point" located in Kittery Maine. 

They have allowed me to start a "Sewing/Craft Bee"

Tomorrow Tuesday Nov 15th will be the first day we will get togather. The location is at 542 Haley Road in KitteryPoint Maine, its a little white church with parking in the back. 

We can meet from 12 - 2:30, We will have light refreshments, coffee, and tea. If you would like to join us please just send me an email at          stitch by the bay @ aol dot com    this is so I will know approx how many people will attend, also if you have a refreshment you would like to share that would be wonderful too but please do not feel obligated.

 This time will be for us to bring our crafts such as sewing, crochet, knitting, cross stitch, rug hooking, embroidery or what ever you are working on and make friends.

I am planning on meeting once a month for now and we can see what the future brings. The next date planned  will be Tuesday Dec 6th.

Send me an email if you live close by and would lke to join us. 


Wednesday, October 05, 2022

A Few Kits left in stock


Kit Supplies Included:
Approx. 8 ½ x 11 piece of 18 ct linen “Mountain Mist” that I have drawn the pattern on the linen for you
Paternayan Crewel Wool yarn:
Flame 832 , Flame: 822, Flame 812, Olive 927, Olive 933, Sand #109
DMC 725 Yellow
#22 Chenille needle
“Donnas Favorite Stitches”
Paper Pattern: to be used again for Embroidery or Punch Needle.
Finished Flower 5 x 7

Friday, September 23, 2022

Harbor Haven PDF's available


I just finished adding all of the Harbor Haven scenes as PDF's to the Etsy shop!!.


It did take awhile..

These can be stitched as one long scene or 2 can be stiched togather,

and they are also individual scenes. 


The last Home will be released Oct 8th…….

So that is the LAST DAY to Sign up for the discounted Stitch A Long price

Etsy Shop HERE


Thursday, September 22, 2022

The SPECIAL is almost over!!!!

 Hello Fellow Stitchers, 

I want to thank everyone that participated in the “Home Sweet Home” Stitch-A-Long. I enjoyed seeing your progress and some of your changes. It makes my heart happy when I see you make them truly your own.

 I am working on another Stitch-A-Long…..Alphabet themed ….maybe?

 Future Release Plans for Home Sweet Home:

Just a quick note to anyone that wanted to stitch the “Home Sweet Home” designs…..these will be released starting in December as individual charts.

I will release 2 in December and then 3 the next and then 2 again until they have all been released.  

 Also there has been a discounted price for Stitch-A-Long participants, and this will be ending on October 8th with the release of the last “Home” in the Series.

Since these are individual patterns and not everyone will want to stitch the Design as a large project the “Layouts” will be extra $10.00 …And the price will be increased from $7.00 each Home to $9.00 each Home.

 If you were interested in the “Home Sweet Home” design series this would be a good time to sign up, before the price increase.

The last Home will be released Oct 8th…….So that is the LAST DAY!!!

 And Happy Fall!!! I just love this time of year…



Sunday, August 21, 2022

The shop is back open


We had a few days at our Daughter and Son In-Law's camp at the Lake...it was a nice break!!
But I am back and re-opened the Etsy shop...
Vineyard Summer is ready to go...

And the Design Card is included in the pattern pack but it is limited to the first 250.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Free Pumpkins again HAHA

Happy Sunday Aug 14 2022
I am reposting a free design that I gave away 4 years ago
....wow time does fly bye!

Here is the link to the original blog post about it here

Ginger Shull on Instagram posted her finished pumpkins, 
that reminded me I should share it again. 

I will be turning the Etsy shop on Vaca mode for a few days, 
 since I will not be able to mail out orders or answer conversations, 

Enjoy your stitching time 
I feel a little Autumn in the Air here :)


Friday, August 05, 2022

Vineyard Summer Design Cards

Happy Friday,
 I have a picture of the Design Card that will be included with the Chart...
These are limited to the first 250 Charts.
Coming Soon!!
Have a good weekend


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Vineyard Summer


"Vineyard Summer"

"Vineyard Summer " coming soon.
Hidden behind the vines there is a little village, with grazing sheep in the green meadows.
 Rolling hills and white picket fences can be seen. 
The sun is shining, and the cool ocean breeze is blowing, can't you feel it? 
The sailboats are on their way out to sea for the day.
I hope you are having a Glorious Summer, enjoying some stitching time.
donna b

Friday, July 15, 2022

Home Sweet Home Release is "Willow Spring"


This month's release is "Willow Spring"

I have had a busy summer so far, and I did finish "Vineyard Summer". 

Now to frame it, photograph it and then directions, and off to the printer :)

I will share a picture as soon as I frame it YEAH!!

Have a good weekend



Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Mister Turkey as a PD for Cross stitch only, Etsy shop


Happy Wednesday
I just made Mister Turkey as a PDF for the Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.
It is available as a counted cross stitch design, embroidery design and a punch needle design all as a set but I just separated the cross-stitch design.
So its in the Etsy Shop/PDF for cross stitch as a separate design.

And oh my HAHA it is early for fall stitching!! but it does take time!!
Hope you are having a good week

Monday, June 06, 2022

Home Sweet Home Stitch A Long Newest Release


This is the newest release for the Home Sweet Home Stitch A Long.

"Meadow Brook Hill"

An overshadowing hill with 3 large trees 
looking over the Blue Homestead by the river. 
And I do see a small sailboat drifting along the shore maybe heading on over to the river.
 And of course there is one lone lamb grazing by the little white picket fence, 
so content!!
Have a good week!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A Little Blue For You is Back


A Little Blue for You is making a comeback. This was a release from 2012...

This little design with lots of Blues, Greens and Beige.
This is a great compliment to Cabbage Rose Seaside Manor.

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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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