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Friday, December 28, 2007

What A Good Read

I just finished reading a book called "In His Steps" by Charles M Sheldon. It was a really great book to read and asks the question "What would Jesus Do?" I am on my spiritual quest as I am sure many of us are. Always wanting to know more and always searching for answers. Well I made up a quick free chart that can be stitched to place in your home to remind you to ask yourself this question.

Just double click on the image to enlarge it and then go to your printer icon and press to print. Happy Stitching and Growing, Donna

Thursday, December 27, 2007

All Finished

Hi , I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday. I finally finished my Christmas stockings. I only had time to take a picture of one of them and here it is. What an evening we are having here. More snow and ice. It's a good night for stitching, just the cat and I are home and the cat is snoozing, what a life. Donna

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What I've been up to

Here are some pictures of the 24 reindeer that I made from corks. They look so cute all together, like a herd. I also am posting a pic of one of the Christmas stockings I'm making for my family. I still have to work on the hats and scarfs. I'll update you with a finished picture as soon as I can. Who knows it may be on Christmas Eve, I don't seem to be sewing very fast today.I still have some last minute shopping to do and then plenty of things to wrap. Hope you all have a good day and keep safe. Donna

Friday, December 21, 2007

Peek at Pineapple Estate

Well here is a peek at my new design. I still have to finish stitching it but it should be done soon. Maybe after the Holidays I can catch up. Have a great night, keep warm. Donna

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Snow Day

Hi everyone, We are having another snow day. I guess that's good because it gives me more time to wrap gifts and make more whoppie pies. I've been working on some Christmas stockings that I am giving to my son,his wife and grandson. As soon as I am finished I'll post a picture. Also I've been working on Pineapple Estate and I'll share a pic of that too. Until this afternoon, Donna

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Pomegranate Estate

Here are the pictures I took today. Sorry they seem to be a little dark, I guess I missed the daylight. This chart should be released sometime at the end of December. We've been getting ready for Christmas, a little shopping and stitching. I think I should start getting ready next year in the summer. To much to do but I enjoy it. What would Christmas be without the rush. Have a great weekend and take time to feel the Spirit of the Holiday.

Friday, November 30, 2007

New Design

Here is a very tiny picture of my new design. I will try this weekend to take a better photo but this is the best I can do for today. It was fun stitching and I have a thing for Pomegranates. Donna

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Still Here

Hi everyone, I'm still here. It's been pretty busy. I just finished my new designs and got them to the distributor for release this weekend. I also finished a new design called "Pomegranate Estate". And of course there was Thanksgiving. We had it here, the family. It was great and my grandson was so cute. I love to post pictures of stitching but my camera is tired. So guess what I need to ask Santa for. I'll try to post a picture soon of my new design or at least a sneak peek, but I'll see if I can borrow my daughters camera for that. Donna

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rolling Hills Of Winter and Old World Santas(PN)

Ok So I'll post the pic before this evening. I guess I have time. "Rolling Hills Of Winter" will be available at the end of November. It was fun to stitch because I love doing the different stitches. I can't wait to see what the spring one will look like, I just love to play with the colors. And the other new design is called "Old World Santas". These are punch needle Santas that I punched this summer and decided to release them for the Holiday season. They are quick and fun to stitch. I used my needle at 2 different heights to get the 3 dimensional look. They can be used as ornaments or a pins. I hope you enjoy them as much a I enjoyed stitching and punching them. Donna


Carol just brought to my attention that on my Frostys Tree Trimmers chart that I forgot to mark down the color that I used on "Baby Frostys" hat. It was DMC 3347.
Also if any one else notices on "Mrs Frosty", the chart shows the snowflake above her hat, but I was in such a rush to finish my ornamnet for a deadline that I forgot to stitch it in my model. One of those days!
I finished my "Rolling Hills Of Winter" today and also decided to release a trio of 3 punch needle Santa faces that I did a while ago. I'll post pictures this evening. Have to go, until later, Donna

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Halloween Share

This is something I stitched a long time ago. It was just for fun,(isn't that the best kind of stitching?). I still have a few things to put around his neck but I thought I would share what is done so far. "Happy Halloween"!!

The Tree

Here are the pictures to share. I have to submit them to the class and see if this project will be accepted. I hope so, it was fun making this project up. Until later, Donna

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stumpwork Tree done

I am so happy I finally finished my stumpwork tree. I can't take a pic to share beacause it's too dark and my camera needs daylight for better pictures, So if I can tomorrow morning I will iron it and take a pic. Soooo excited!!! Well lets go watch those Red Soxs.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stumpwork Tree update

I just wanted to share a pic of my tree update. I was trying to make pomegranates for the tree but I like the way the acorns look on this tree better, so off with the pomegranate and on with more acorns. Sorry I tried the pomegranates but maybe on another tree. Donna

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hosting A Stitching Group At Yankee Cross Stitch

Well here I am again, Just spoke with Erica from Yankee Cross Stitch and talked about having a stitch group there. It will start in November and will meet every other Tuesday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. If you are interested please check in with her. It should be fun, I have alot of stitching to catch up on and would love to help anyone that has any questions and maybe share some stump work or stitching techniques. Her number is 603-964-9434 or www.yankeecrossstitch.com Hope to see you there in the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast. Also just to mention Yankee Cross Stitch has my other trunk show. I've split up my trunk shows into 2 because I have to many models to send out to one shop, they take up to much space. If your in the seacoast area please take a peek. Maybe I'll see you there, Donna

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trunk Show Going To Contoocook Needlework Gallery

Hi everyone just a quick note to tell you that my trunk show "B" will be visiting Contoocook Needlework Gallery. So if you're out viewing the beautiful New England Foliage please stop by and visit. They're located at Fountain Square in Contoocook Village at 902 Main St, Contoocook NH Tel 603-746-2391 or visit at www.contoocookneedleworkgallery.com

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Stump Work Tree Class Peek

Good Morning! What a beautiful day, a bit chilly but it's good. I've been working on a deadline for a class submission and here is a peek of a tree. I just laid down the foundation and I have to fill in the top layer. The look I'm going for is a reproduction of traditional stumpwork. So think old for me and wish me luck. Have a great day, Donna

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Peek At Whats Stitching

Hi everyone. What a gloomy day here, but thats ok. It keeps me home and stitching. ** I have a stumpwork project I'm working on. I'm working on the mound, trying colors, and sizes. I'm going to submit some projects to teach and I have to get going. Those deadlines.** Also I am working on "Rolling Hills Of Winter", so heres a peek.**Well I need to clean the house and try to wake up but it sure would be a great day for a nap,I have to finish my work first. Talk Later, Donna

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sneak Peek "Rolling Hills Of Autumn"

Hi everyone, I just finished a new design called "Rolling Hills Of Autumn" Here are some pics. I'll give more info tomorrow. But I do have a "Rolling Hills Of Winter" in the making too. It was fun to stitch. I used algerian eye, rhodes stitch and some satin also along with cross stitch.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sneak Peek New Snowman Design

Hi, I've been working on this snowman and thought I would share a peek with you. I've been planning alot of class's, stumpwork, fabric painting, and my stitch book. As soon as I have more to share I will. Until then keep smiling and stitching, Donna

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Class Preview "Stitch Notebook"

I thought I would share some photos of some things I've been working on lately. I plan on giving a class at Yankee Cross Stitch in North Hampton NH. I'm planning a "Stitch Notebook". We will learn a whole bunch of different stitches and make samples for a notebook. We will also receive a pattern to try out these stitches on. We will use that design to make a cover for our stitchbook. I haven't figured out all the specifics yet but I'm working on it. Here are some pics of my design with all the stitches we will learn. I will post a pic of the notebook as soon as
I finish the cover and maybe I'll have more info then, Donna.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Avrils Stumpwork

I wanted to share a picture of one of the students work in our year long stumpwork class. This is Avrils piece that she finished and framed. It looks so good. Everyone made their own changes to their homework pieces. They made them their own. I am so proud of her work and she actually finished it. Better than me, I'm still on those borders. I'll still try to get in touch with the other people in the class and see if they could share their pictures with us too. Donna

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Frostys Tree Trimmers

Hi everyone. I finished my new designs. These went pretty fast for stitching, they make great ornaments. You could add some beads for a little sparkle. Maybe I'll try that on some that I make as gifts. Stitching all four in a grouping , or in a row is another idea.
I made Dad (in the black hat), Mom ( in the red hat), Baby( in the green bonnet), and one plain with no hat. You could also print someones Name underneath the ornament to make them personal. Well I'm on to my next project.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Getting Ready for School

Well it's that time of year again. School starts here on Tuesday for my daughter. We have some last minute shopping to do. We have to find the perfect backpack and shoes. I'm still stitching my snowflake's, almost done. Then I have to finish them; I was thinking of using wool and making ornamnets. I'll post a picture as soon as I can.

Happy school shopping to everyone else that has to get out there.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Haunting

A new design called "Happy Haunting" just in time to stitch for the fall season. This one should be available at shops in a couple of weeks. I'm also going to be making the frames that will be available through me. If you are interested please email me with your request and I can get you the info needed.

Thank you, Donna.

Also look for "Snowman Flakes" coming soon. They make great quick ornaments.

White Pumpkin Patch

Pic of White Pumpkin Patch that goes my new design. See next post for "Happy Haunting"

Friday, August 10, 2007

Box Of Fall Finally

Well here is the picture. I finally framed it today. More pics coming soon, Donna

Friday, July 06, 2007

I just finished another design called "Box of Winter" It was quick and fun. I have planned the other seasons to come out also. Later this summer will be "Box Of Fall" and in the late winter I'll release the other 2 seasons. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and keep stitching, it's relaxing.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer Shade Framed

I finished the frame today. I'll have to post more later, one of those days, oh so busy. Donna

Friday, June 29, 2007

"Summer Shade" just finished

It's me. I just finished "Summer Shade" today. I finished it on the beach while my daughter went off with some friends. So quiet and cool. It was wonderful. Tomorrow onto the frame and more class ideas for Yankee Cross Stitch. Have a great day, Donna

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Working On "Summer Shade"

Hi everyone, I am fine, just enjoying the beautiful days.I've also been stitching. Working on a new design called "Summer Shade". It's almost done. Sorry I tried to take a picture of it tonight but my batteries died in my camera. Maybe tomorrow. But I did manage to get one photo earlier today of the pomegranate stumpwork with a frame that I painted for it.
I have a question for anyone out there. If you were to take a class at a cross stitch shop what kind of class would you like? I'm going to be teaching more and would like to know what you are looking for. I love stumpwork but I realize that it's not for everyone so any suggestion would be great. Thank you, Donna

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Keeping Busy

Hi everyone, I am almost finished my job at the daycare. I will surely miss everyone. My daughter finished junior high this week too, on to high school. It's a time for changes, I have to look into the future with great expectations. I've been planning some stumpwork classes to give at Yankee Cross Stitch. A pomegranate is first, and a sunflower next. I do not have anything finished yet to show you but I have some pics of other projects that I finished a while ago. One is a pin cushion with a stumpwork flower on top. I got that pattern from a "Stitchers World" magazine a long time ago. The other is of a sunflower that I made up myself in a watering can and then there's a cross stitch pattern of a flower that I will release and make into a pinkeep (over one). I guess I have a thing for flowers and trees. I got a book from the library the other day of all very old trees. It's great, they're hundreds of years old and so wise. Well, until I finish another project so I'll have something to share with you. Have a great weekend. Donna

Sunday, June 03, 2007

"Summer Hill" all Done

Well here it is. I finally finished it. I always have a hard time trying to figure out what to do for the frame but I do like this one for summer with the flowers pressed on it.
I noticed everyone finishing things as pin keeps so I took out one of my designs that I never finished and I'm working on it.
I'm also working on another design that I called "Mystic Island"
Well I'm keeping busy so until next time, Donna

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Peak At "Summer Hill"

Here's a peak at Summer Hill. I finally finished the design but I have to iron, mount it on a board,make the frame and take the photo. So it won't be ready until the weekend. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry but it is a sneak peak at only a small part of it. Until the weekend, Donna

Monday, May 14, 2007

New lighthouses done

Here are a couple of photos of the new design. Took me forever to stitch (Over 1). Still can't decide on the final photo. Until tomorrow, Donna

Year Long Class Full Photo

Here is a photo of the "Masterpiece" that I made for a class. Thats what I call it. Margaret asked if I designed it myself, I did. It was alot of fun.I still have those haunting borders to finish and designing.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day. Got up early this AM, made breakfast and worked on the directions for the "Lighthouse Sampler". The printer needs maintenance so I can't print it off. Well I'll just have to take a trip to buy more toner. I'm still working on that pic of the lighthouses but I put up some more stump work pictures of a class that I gave at Yankee Cross Stitch. We met every 2 weeks for a year to complete it, and I'm still working on the borders. Until later, 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 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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