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To Join the Stitch A Long please Send email to stitchbythebay at aol dot com, or if you have any questions . And click on the photo to be taken to the blog page with more info.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A Little Progress

 


I have a little of my stitching to show you, I started the Home Sweet Home SAL. The first thing I am doing is working on the border so I am sure I am centered, I took the main layout with the motifs and since the border is 2 rows it is easy to make sure I am stitching by 10's.

For every 10 stitches I came down and added a stitch to the second row, then I did 10 more stitches and on #10 I made a stitch on the second row again...this makes it really easy to count by 10's and line everything up with the grids....I will then finish the second row as I go along and I do not need to count by the borders for anything else..

I also loosely outlined the scene area with DMC 3371 and 1 strand, I will be taking this out as soon as I have a start in that section and I will not need the outline any more...I will add a sky to the rest of the Rosewood Manor scene...

That's it for today..... more tomorrow...maybe?  haha we will see how the day goes

Happy stitching everyone

hugs

donna

 

Monday, November 08, 2021

Winter Mitten coming soon

 


This little cross stitch pattern measures 4 x 4 
Stitch count is 50 x 50 and it was stitched on 25ct Victorian Red from Wichelt Imports
I have been looking for a deep dark red cross stitch fabric 
and finally found one...it's been a couple of years...and I LOVE it!!
I finished it with some deep red ticking fabric I have, 
Made it into a hanging pocket for some Pine Needles and/or red berries.
I wanted to add some needles but I could find them 
before I needed to take the picture....so fake berries it was!! haha
"Winter Mitten" will be coming soon to a needle shop.
Have a great day tomorrow(Tuesday)
hugs
donna


Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Thankful for you Turkey Chart

 I am Thankful for You !!




Every Season and Day Is for Thanks
 but Autumn time is Special to give thanks for our harvest,
and all of our Blessings

I have updated the chart to have black and white symbols and also a color version.
Stitch Away and Be Thankful
hugs
donna




Monday, November 01, 2021

How to finish a Cross Stitch Design around a canvas block

 Happy Monday to everyone!!

I promised last night that I would show you how I finished 

the Wreath designs around the 4 x 4 canvas block...and here goes!!


1) First I purchased these 4 x 4 canvas blocks from Michaels 

2) and then I purchased double sided rug tape from Amazon
(EZlifego Double Sided Tape Heavy Duty)

3) I cut 2 strips a little less than 4 inches and
 placed one down on one side and then another on the opposite side.

4)  I then took the top protective film off each of the opposite strips and
 then laid the fabric over the covered canvas side (Right Side Up) and made sure it was centered,
I pulled up one side of the fabric and lightly pressed it down and then the other side also.
NEXT Check to make sure it is aligned straight and adjust as necessary, then press down firmly.

5) I then proceeded to do the same to the other 2 sides of the canvas block with the fabric.

6) I then pulled the overlapping edges and 
pinned them in place, 
pull tight to make them taunt and as flat as you can. 
Like wrapping a present ☺

7) Then proceed to stitch these down with a matching thread.
Please note you might have to take a precaution and use a thimble
 because the fabric has been pressed down onto a sticky surface 
and the needle will need an extra push to glide.

8) Do the same for all 4 edges

9) Next will be some lacing, I should have had a 
larger piece of fabric for the design to finish it easier, 
but I did not so I made adjustments along the way.

10) I laced the other side also (the opposite direction),
 not the neatest 
but no one will ever see it but you and I!!
HAHA

11) I cut a piece of wool 4 x 4 that I had from Weeks Dye Works
laid it on top and whip stitched it down around the outer edges.
You can display these blocks as stand alone
 or you can add a hanger to the back and display on a wall or door.

All Done!!
Have fun creating
hugs
donna






















Sunday, October 31, 2021

Wreaths For Seasons are READY!! YEAH!!

 

I finally finished these little Wreaths today being Sunday
I have added them to the Etsy shop as individual designs,
 so you can choose which one or ones you would like to stitch. 
These are only $4.00 for each little wreath.
I stitched mine on Zweigart Lugana 28ct Laurel Green fabric
 from Yarn Tree.
and
I finished them around some artist canvas covered blocks that measure 4 x 4.

Tomorrow  (Monday) I will add more photos to show you how I finished these around the blocks.
Check Back 😉
hugs
donna

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mr Turkey on SALE PDF limited time







Mr Turkey is now available as a PDF and is on Sale for a Limited time.

I framed Him in an 8 x 10 frame and set the design to the left and added some imitation berries to offset it. Scroll over to see the photos. In this package are the directions for cross stitching, punch needle, and embroidery.

Tis the time to give THANKS, have a good day ❤ donna


Thursday, October 21, 2021

I finally finished "Rosewood Manor" for Home Sweet Home

 

I finished Rosewood Manor as a single scene with the border.
I also added some Weeks Dye Works DOVE for the sky.

Still time to join the Stitch A Long with me as a PDF or with your local Stitching shop
Here is a list of the participating shops for the hard copies


Thursday, October 07, 2021

New England Winter and Stitch An Inch Autumn Orni's

 

New England Winter is now available as a PDF in the Etsy shop

AND

Stitch An Inch Autumn Orni's is on sale as a PDF until Oct 15

...Reg. $12.00 on SALE for $8.00

Here is the link


I am off to do some stitching.
I did make a mistake with the first of the
"Home Sweet Home" series...
I thought it would not matter because it was only one stitch, 
which means one row in one of the tree's.
But oh NO!! it did matter, 
The border was coming down into the clouds...
So there was a lot of frogging time going on...
And stitching I am Again!!
Have a good weekend
hugs
donna



Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Sharing Jocelyn's beautiful stitching

 



 Jocelyn Rhindress shared with me her stitching.
Oh my goodness, she did a wonderful job..
She shared this with me in May but I forgot to share it...
Sorry, sometimes I am not as good at multi-tasking as I use to be!!
This is the size of the frame 9 x 49
It is just wonderful and so BIG!!

Friday, October 01, 2021

And I made a mistake :(

 

I have been stitching the first of the 12 Home Scenes for the new SAL..
and
I made a mistake!!
Ugh!!
But it is ok, this one is for me and I do not mind..
I have one of the trees and it is one stitch to short
and
of course last night I was adding in the clouds and they were not
matching up with the other tree
and thats when I noticed.
But no Frogging for me today...
I will just keep moving on with it, 
It's SPECIAL haha

Hope you have a good weekend
I am going with Hubbie to set up for Sukkot Celebration
So much fun learning about the Holidays that Jesus Celebrated
💗😊
Hugs
donna


Thursday, September 23, 2021

They're ready!!! Kits are in the Etsy shop!!

 





Limited edition, I made 22

I hope you are having a good week, 
I've been stitching the first scene for the
"Home Sweet Home" SAL
I have to get one finished and framed, 
Almost there :)

and I also just finished designing a release 
for the Needlework Market in Nashville for 2022.
This one will be an Exclusive for Yarn Tree.
Happy and Thankful Thursday
Blessings
donna



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A bit of Stitching News

 

I found this site awhile ago
 and then of course I forgot all about it
 but I received an email from them today 
and wanted to share their site with you..... it is so interesting.
So grab a cup of coffee, tea, or some cool water
 and head on over for a good read regarding stitching!!
Enjoy
donna



Sunday, September 12, 2021

New "Stitch & Quilt Textile Fragments" Pin Kits

 

I am working on some Pin Kits...
The kits will have enough material to make 2 of these adorable pins
Each pin will measure 2 x 3 batting size plus the Pin.
The only thing NOT included will be the floss and needle.
 Since it is stitched over (1) on 30ct not to much floss is needed.
THE DMC floss #'s you will need are
DMC 301, 732, 801, 3820 and 3828

Included in the KIT:
(2) pieces of Warm & Natural Batting measuring 2 x 3 
(3)  2 1/2 x 2 1/2 pieces of Autumn Design Fabrics for embellishing  
7 Beads, 
(2) 2inch Safety Pins
(4) Split Rings to sew onto the fabric and slide onto the pins
(4) precut wool leaves
Cross stitch directions for the Autumn Floral Basket and Acorns
General directions to assemble your pin.
The above photos are for your inspiration, 
How you assemble your fragments and other goodies is up to you and your creativity!!
They should be ready by September 24 or around there.

Have a great week
Always a limited edition because 
I only have so many supplies to create these!








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