Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The next 2 Homes are available


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

Friday, April 07, 2023

The Next 3 Home Sweet Homes are available

These are in the shop as Hard Copies and PDF's
They are also available at your local LNS if they have ordered them :)

Five have been released so far and next month
 the next 2 in the next row will be released.....
Remember these can be stitched as Sinlg Designs also :)

It's been a very busy week here at home.....
Honoring Passover with a Seder at our church 
and Resurection Sunday is on the way.

Have a Blessed Weekend and dont forget to Rest!!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Celebrating "Serenity Harbor" with Denise


I wanted to share what "Denise" shared on Instagram the other day...
She finished "Serenity Harbor" and I fell in LOVE with the finish and the water, 
ESPECIALLY the Fabric she picked and how the blue and white looks perfect for the sky!!
The linen she used was 28ct Cross Winged’s Sky linen by Cross Winged Collection.
She also changed the water a bit and used Theadworx 01056, DMC 3809, 

Here is a Link to her Instagram to check out more on the Post !!

Thank you to everyone that stitched this design and is still stitching it today, 
Have a good weekend

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Home Sweet Home

 Good Evening , 

A quick note that Home Sweet Home - Rosewood Manor and Willow Haven Estate are know available in the Etsy shop or at your local needlwork retailer. 


Next month April 1st the next 3 Homes in the Design will be available.

Here is a link to the Blog Page with all of the pictures for the "Home Sweet Home" series

By The Bay Needleart: "Home Sweet Home" Stitch A Long

The Stitch A Long has finished but the charts are being released as individual designs.

I Hope you are having a Good Week....we have so much snow UGH!!




💗Etsy Link HERE

Friday, February 17, 2023

A little spring sale


"Spring Has Arrived"

This design is on SALE for a Limited Time only.

The Regular price is $20.00 and the SALE price is $15.00

Here is a little note about it and some helpful information

As winter leaves and the snow starts to melt at the bottom of the scene you can see some little bulbs poking out from the ground. The bees are getting ready to be busy and the trees and bushes are flourishing with their fragrant flowers. The springtime grass is sprouting to feed the new little lambs. As you move up the scene flowers have already been picked and added to a barrel for display. More blooming bushes around the homes and finally the largest tree with its light green foliage starting to get a few specks of darker leaves...getting ready to move into Summer....

And the next Seasons release will be "Summer Time Is Here"

Stitch Count: 143 x 206

Model Stitched on 32ct Even Weave Antique White 

 from Fabric Flair

14ct Aida or 28ct linen over (2)                10.2 x 14.71

16ct Aida or 32ct linen over (2)*              8.94 x 12.88 *

18ct Aida or 36ct Linen over (2)               7.94 x 11.44

 36ct linen over (1)**                                3.97 x 5.72

 40ct linen over (1)**                                3.58 x 5.15

* 16 count or 32ct linen would fit great in an 11 x 14 frame

** There are no quarter stitches so this can be stitched over (1) easily

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Weeks Dye Works


Morris Blue

Have a great Weekend

Friday, February 10, 2023

Home Sweet Home Coming Soon

Happy February, 

I have had many requests for “Home Sweet Home” to be released again, they were released as a SAL last year, so it is time to release them as individual designs with the option to stitch the whole Neighborhood. 

I will be releasing the Home Sweet Home Series on March 1st.

There are 12 separate Homes that can be stitched as individual designs or as the Group of Home Sweet Homes.

The first Home called Rosewood Manor will be sold as an individual chart.
as the individual chart along WITH the grid layout for all the Homes, the floss listing and stitch count if you would like to stitch as one large design. Also included is the extra decorative border for the individual designs. The cost for this one will be extra.

On March 1st I will release the first 2 Homes across the Grid. Rosewood Manor and Willow Haven

The following month on the 1st I will release the next 3 Homes on the next row across the grid, and so on for every month until they are all released following the Rows of Homes.

Next month (April) there will be 3 releases for the Series,  so keep you eye out if you missed the Stitch A Long !
These are Coming out as individual charts

Check with your local Needlework Shop to see if they preorderd them.

Have a Happy weekend :)

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…



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