Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peek @ New Funky Flower and BEE KIND

Good morning,
I spent most of yesterday moving the shop around. Moving the Christmas section and the floss wall.
I plan on having some needlepoint in the shop some time in February, so I have to plan my space carefully because there's not much of it.
I have a peek of a new funky flower and my new BEE KIND.
I figure everyone is making New Year resolutions and this is one of the best ones anyone could make. To just think before you speak or act and make sure it is in a kind manor. I think people need to be reminded that what they say to someone has a profound effect on them so lets make sure it is something that is helpful and not hurtful. That is my resolution and also to SLOW DOWN. Enjoy the moments and the journey because as they pass they don't come back around.
I am off to have breakfast, do a little shop talk and work on those BEE KIND directions.
Have a great day

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Wednesday

I want to tell you that I have 2 winners for my shop Holiday raffle. They are Gail & Debra. I have contacted them and gifts are going in the mail.

Hi everyone, I just want to say thank you for reading my blog. I do check out so many but do not always leave messages. I need to work harder on that.

I have been working on a chart for a New Years resolution. I hope you like it. I just have to frame it and then I will post a picture. I will be releasing it on my Etsy shop for January and then to the distibutors in February. I have also finished one called "Peony Hill" and 2 more Funky Flowers. Trying to stay busy to keep away those after Holiday blues.

Did I ever tell you that I love bags. Some people love shoes, otheres love hats, sun glasses, etc. But the cat and I love bags. My daughter Meagan bought me a nice big Vera Bradley bag and the cat has tried to claim it. HAHA!!

Meagan and our bag stealing cat "Bailey"
Have a good day

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people, For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10, 11

Happy Christmas to everyone and have a great day
love donna

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Winner & A BIG Thank You

The name I choose is "New England Winter". So simple but I thought it went well with the scene.

The winner is Catherine. So Catherine if you would email to me your mailing address I will get that out to you as soon as it is printed.
And I want to thank everyone that gave me suggestions and for all of those prayers for my husband.
He is coming home today and they will do treatments as an outpatient. I think we are on the right track. I am so grateful for all of you and your thoughts.
I also have Funky Flower Eva that will be released soon.
I am off to do soooo many errands and then pick my husband and to work.
Have a great day
thank you again

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Contest for A Name Please

Here is my picture of the winter scene that needs a name.(Didnt Have Time To Frame It Yet)
The first person to send me the name that I use will receive the chart for the design free. So get your thinking caps on and be quick.

On a more serious :( note, I believe in the power of prayer and my husband needs some. He has been in the hospital since Nov 28 and they are not sure what to do for him so they are sending him tomorrow to another hospital. They think he might need part of his underlying facial skin removed. Infections that wont stop plus other complications. So if you remember him in a prayer I would so appreciate it and so would he. Thank you

Etsy Update & The Holiday Christmas Parade

Oh my it is so cold here and across the country. Brrr! I have a few pictures to share of the other night when the parade was going by.
Santa Came To Town

Christmas Lights At The Shop

My Potty Chair With A Festive Christmas Tree

I also have an update on the Merry Christmas Kits. I have 5 left and I posted 3 on my Etsy and a couple more of the poinsettia wool pins that I made.
I am almost finished stitching my new winter scene. I will post a picture of it tonight and get your thinking caps on for a name.
I am going to give the first person that gives me the deciding name a free chart of the design.
Talk to you again tonight

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Holiday Open House & Sneak Peek

Good Morning everyone,
I have a photo to share with you of my winter scene.( The picture is a little dark) I am stitching like a mad woman on this to have it completed by this week. But this weekend the village is holding a Holiday Open House for all of the shops and a "Parade of Lights" this evening. So at the shop I have refreshments, and raffles. I am making out slips for everyone that bought something on my Etsy shop from November thru December 19th and including you in the raffle. There are 2 raffles with 5 Holiday charts in each along with a made by me Christmas decoration.
Well I am off to buy balloons. So here are some updated pictures and have a great weekend
(No funky flower Garden update this weekend. sorry)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Funky Friday Saturday? Again & A Sneak Peek

Hi everyone,

well i turned saturday into funky friday again.

here is my update of my work on the funky flower garden and a peek at my winter scene. i was also busy making poinsettia pins for a jacket or sweater.

hope you all had a wonderful weekend and one more day to go.

have a good night


its snowing here!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

i want to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING

we just started cooking tonight for tomorrow, smells so good and mom is here to help.

i am thankful for so much and thankful for all of my blogging friends

have a great day


Monday, November 22, 2010

Update on Fridays Sale

So just to tell everyone that the 20% off sale is in the shop in Maine only and not on Etsy.
If you would like I can take an order on Friday by the phone,(207-361-4860) hold your order, and when I get home at the end of the day I can email you an invoice from Paypal. I can mail orders out after email payments are received. So I would love to hear from you if I can help you out that way.
Have a good night

Happy Monday Morning

Hi everyone,
I just finished posting some of my Merry Christmas Kits on my Etsy shop. So check them out. I only made 20 of these. It was fun making them too, so maybe there will be more different ones coming in the future.
For Black Friday in the shop I am having 20% off everything in the shop only from 10:00 to 5:00.
I am also having a Holiday Open House in The shop on Dec, 3, 4 and 5th along with all of the other Village shops here. There will be refreshments, 2 free raffles, and a free chart with every purchase.
So start your Christmas shopping soon and dont forget to enjoy the moment.
I will post more for you this week.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Primitive Kits Coming Soon

Hi everyone, I have been working on some kits for the shop and I figured I would make some available on Etsy too. These will be limited to 20. They should be ready by next week. Just in time for Black Friday shopping(maybe sooner ).

I had fun dyeing some green 32ct linen that I had. I used my morning left over coffee, and then later in the day I boiled some cranberry's and sprinkled away. So there are spots of pink on the linen.

Have a good night and more on Friday


Monday, November 15, 2010

Pink Cassandra

I have a photo of "Cassandra" to share with you. She is #7 in the Funky Flowers Series.
And I am off to work on the design with no name yet!
Talk to you tomorrow and thank you for all of your messages.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Long Legged New Friend & A Fun Workshop

Yesterday was a "Be Creative Day" for me. So I got out some wool that I have been using for other things in the shop and made a very long legged Holiday bird.

I enjoyed making him so much and I have more ideas for him that I decided to give a workshop for this long legged creature. So if you live close by and would like to just hang out one of these Saturdays soon, just give me a call for a date and time. (Still working on my calendar)

Oh I also want to share a photo of my helper today. We had our grandson last night and today. He had fun at the shop, playing and helping. He made sure that everyone that came in knew were the candy dish was.

Have a good night

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Sam The Snowman" will be arriving soon!!

Good Morning,

I have finished Mr Snowman. I gave him a name "Sam". He looks so happy with his friends. I have been working on another Funky Flower "Cassandra". I will post a picture of her on Monday.

And I am off to work on another design called ?. I really do not know yet. Maybe you can help me. I will post pictures of my progress and you can think about names.

(Hint) Its a winter scene with a sleigh and a horse, houses in the snow and of course a village with the ocean in the background. Wow that was a big hint! As I post peeks you think about it until I ask for suggestions and the winner will receive the chart free in the mail before it goes to market.

Have a good day


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Free Cross Stitch Chart For The Holidays

Happy Sunday
I have a complimentary companion to the "Santa's Blessings" chart.
I used the same fabric, same floss, and same stitch count. This would make a nice pin keep or a nice scissor fob over (1). Even an ornament. So be creative and send me pictures of your finished stitching pieces I would love to see them.
have a good day
Just click on the chart below and print from your computer.

I hope it comes out ok for you because I could not upload with Blogger as BITMAP only a JPEG.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

New Wool Ornaments On Etsy and I Had 4 Very Nice Visitors

What a nice cold evening it is here. I have added some wool ornaments that I made today to my Etsy shop for your Holiday shopping. And just a note that for every order on Etsy between now and Christmas I will send you a free cross stitch chart.(Sorry you can't pick, it has to be a surprise)

It was a nice surprise today to have 4 ladies from Albany NY come in to visit. They were a lot of fun and all were very photo friendly. Here is one of the pictures that was taken. Hope they come back again. Maybe we can have stitching night together. (HA HA) To far. Well I can only hope for a fun bunch like them to stitch with.

I have also added some shop updates. Click on the link above "Shop Updates"
Have a good night

Friday, November 05, 2010

Update on Funky Flower Fridays and a sneak peek @ Mr Snowman

Here is a pic of my progress on my Funky Flower Garden. Wish I had more done but this is it and I am working hard, I want to get 3 flowers done by next Friday. Wish Me Luck!

And here is a peek at my other new design. This one will be done by next weekend also. Guess I have a lot of stitching to do. Time to get out the Ott Light.

A little angel

Good morning. I am posting a picture of a little angel I made the other day. I have so many corks that I received from an old friend that I have to do something productive with them. So I made some reindeer ornaments and now I am making scissor fobs with funky wool flowers on them and on to my angel ornaments for the Holidays. So here is a picture of one. I used shrinky dink and a crystal to hang. Have a happy creative day


Oh and today is Funky Friday for me so when I get home I will post my progress on my Funky Flower Garden.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Framed And A New Poinsettia For Another Class

Hi everyone. I spent some time today changing a little section in the store for Christmas. Brought it forward and added some ornaments. I also finished a poinsettia in a watering can for a class to be taught in this shop and at Yankee Cross Stitch. I have a better picture for you of the sunflower. It is so nice out, I hope you all had a nice Halloween.
Don't eat to much candy! (Don't listen to me).


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Made the BEE

Well I followed Erik's suggestion and made a bee for the frame instead of a butterfly. I do like it but it was to dark by the time I got home to take a good picture. Here is the one I did take. I will take more tomorrow of the whole thing. Have a good night


Friday, October 29, 2010

Wool And Stumpwork Pic

I am sharing a partial picture of a class that I am going to give at the shop.
It still needs a snail in the grass and the frame needs some more work. I was going to add a butterfly to the frame (MAYBE). I always make changes as I go.
Here is a peek and off to bed I go. Good night

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Updated Etsy Part #2

I am home and just finished updating more on Etsy.
Here is a peek at a couple of things.
Whish I had more time but family is calling.
I will check up on everyone tomorrow night.
have a good evening

ETSY update

Good morning, I am on my way to the shop and I only had time to put a few scissor fobs up on Etsy but I have more things to add later. I dont have a computer at the shop yet so off to work I go stitching away. Talk to you later and have a good day

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Little More Stitching Fun

I have been spending more time at the shop so I have been able to do a little bit more stitching. I made some adjustments to Santa the other day by making him on 18ct linen and adding different stitches and today I finished with the house. I worked it on 18ct linen and added french knots and some Rhodes stitches. I finished it with some wool leaves and flowers with beads.

This is just something I did on my own. The directions found in the chart are just for cross stitching. I just made these up to give you different ideas on how to make them yourself and to use them as models for classes in the shop. Hope they inspire you for finishing and just having fun.

I also have some scissor fobs that I made and I will be adding to my Etsy Shop this weekend, so check back for Etsy updates.

Have a good night


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Playing With Santa

I opened the shop this week and I have some photos to share with you. Still trying to get them up. I did try the other day with photobucket and then something happened and the computer got a virus. So 3 days without it and $130.00 later I am being so careful about how I do searches.

I just edited this post because I am sooo happy. (OH I just did it. I added a page to my blog so just click on the link above that says to click on it to visit the shop. YEAH!)

I have a couple of photos to share with you of one of the Santa's that is in my new design called "Santa's Blessings" I worked him on 18ct over 2 (Natural linen). I did a few different stitches and finished him into a pocket. I just love to play with different stitches.
Have A Good Night

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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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