Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sneak Peek #2 :)

Sneak Peek #2    not to much more ....just a bit....but Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sneak Peek at a new design for Nashville #1

Happy Friday to all of you.....I hope you had a Blessed Holiday........I have been very busy working on  a new release for Nashville........I will share with you sneak peeks for the next 10 days and then a picture of the whole design on Monday Jan 9th.........I loved working on it and I hope you will love it has a feeling like "Serenity Harbor".....I used some of those ideas and added .........This design will be available from Yarn tell your local needlework shop about it so they can order from them........
And here is #1 

Friday, December 09, 2016

A Share from Michelle and the winner for the giveaway is.......

"Box Of Summer "   
Michelle decided to leave out the word "Summer" and add some clouds 
so she could leave it up for a longer period of time!! Great idea

And she finished a free Summer Mystery Sampler that I had in 2012...She left the alphabet out because of the blue background.....Here is a link to that Mystery Sampler 

I want to thank Michelle for sharing her work with us...I just love everyone's creativity!!! and I enjoy seeing the changes you make along the way.

I have a new Facebook Group for all of us that love to change things and be creative. If you are on Facebook the name of the group is "Handwork With Flax and Wool"  
 I only have 3 followers.....haha but it will grow !! Patience 

I did the drawing this morning for the Bag Giveaway.....I printed off the names of everyone that left me a message and put them in my large popcorn bucket!!

And then I grabbed a piece of paper and the winner is..... Marlene if you could email me with your mailing address 
I will send the bag out to you...
Congratulations!! and thank you to everyone that left me a was great hearing from you again.....well I am off to do some cross stitching for a new design.....have a good day and maybe we can keep in touch in the Facebook Group too

Friday, December 02, 2016

Having A Giveaway & Newsletters Just Went Out

Having a Giveaway !!
But first I am sharing a picture of this months free Affirmation Word "Peaceful".
The Newsletters have just gone out and include "Peaceful"....The punch needle angel is something I designed a few years ago but never made the directions yet to be released...I think I attempted them but life got in the way at that time and I actually forgot about her :(...But she has a good home now on my quilted wall hanging!!

And onto the GIVEAWAY!!

I had this bag made with the picture of "Heritage Homestead" added when I was still designing it ( not a picture of the completed design..just a work in progress) this is a one of a kind bag that measure 15 wide x 11 has a very durable zipper and handle...made of a nice thick canvas, and can be used for a tablet, book, project bag, if it sounds like I am doing a sales add...I am not...I am giving this bag away!!
Just leave me a small message on my blog .....I will have a drawing on Friday Dec 9th, and post the one lucky winner then :)
Good luck and may a stitchy person win!! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Tree Directions Have been added to the Etsy shop

Happy Tuesday to all!! Back to working....turkey all cleaned, millions of dished done, food packed, and mom is back at home....and the house is still a bit clean! YEAH!!
I hope you all had a Blessed Thanksgiving.....

Just a quick note that Lori from Not Forgotten Farm used my Tree Directions/Pattern to make some Wool Feather trees for her open house on Saturday....her husband also made some of the cutest "House" tree stands for them.....she posted them on Facebook but here is a link to her blog with info about her OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, check out her Etsy shop and if I lived closer I would love to visit her for the Open House.....But I will have to dream.....Thank you Lori

And Rose from Three Sheep Studio also used my Directions/Pattern to make some trees and made some really cute tree skirts for is a link for her too!!!.....
You can find info on the right sidebar and find the picture of the trees....check out Roses blog and Etsy shop .....very nice things to make and create....keep those fingers busy!!

Here is a couple of pictures of a tree that I made using cotton fabric that I coffee stained. Looking for that old newspaper print look!
Cotton Fabric that I purchased and coffee stained

a Cube of wood that I covered with music note paper
I cut these strips to be 1 1/2 inches wide...they frayed a bit but that is ok
 because thats the look I wanted....OLD :)
Bailey is looking in the window in the back.......Birds maybe?

So if you are looking for the Wool Feather Tree Directions you can find them here......and don't forget you can use other materials besides wool.....!!


Friday, November 18, 2016

HexiHive Christmas

Happy Friday!!
I just added some "HexiHive" Christmas patterns to the Etsy shop. 
Here is a quick listing of photos for different ways to arrange and use your Hexis...
Add 2 plain hexis for the center and make a large table mat

Add only 1 plain hexi for the center and make a smaller hexi

Make a wall hanging

another wall hanging arrangement

how about stitching a hexi shape piece of wool to the back..
leave the top open ..add a hanger...and stuff with greens

Or string them with wool strips in between each hexi
 and make a banner for the Holidays 

Pattern available....A page for each applique hexi along with a line drawing...
.these can also be used for punch needle or embroidery....
the choice is up to you.....Enjoy and be CREATIVE!!!

Link Here for Etsy

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Newsletters Just Went Out :)

Happy Voting Day :)   We are blessed to be able to VOTE!!  and make your voice count!!
So the NEWSLETTERS have gone out and the Free Affirmation Word for this month is "THANKFUL"  
Here is a peek of my quilted wall hanging to date...and Decembers word will be 
...Make sure you are signed up for the newsletters to receive your free Affirmation SAL word!!

I have finally added KITS for "Noble Leap of Faith" thread painting to the Etsy SHop
I am off to get ready for class this weekend at Camp Wool.......TREES and MORE TREES!!
HAHA Have a good night

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Betsy is sharing her finish of Serenity Harbor

The piece was stitched by Betsy Minor who is a client and stitcher at Country Cupboard in Orland Park, IL. She changed the colors of the flowers and large house to yellow which complements the piece nicely. The "finishing" was done by Karen Jablonski of "Averyclaire NeedleArts" . She added a matching cotton backing, handmade cording and hand painted dowel and finials. 
And I have to say it looks beautiful....I love the changes and the finish with a dowel hanger is wonderful....Thank you Betsy & Karen for sharing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Just a FEW things

Happy Tuesday to everyone 
Here is another picture of an idea to assemble the Christmas "HexiHive" that will be available soon
By The Bay Needleart

I was trolling the internet and found on Valley House Primitives a frame that they made for Dolly. She finished 13th Colony Bay and they made a special frame for her. I have seen this before but I just found it again and needed to share it. They have made frames for me before and they are wonderful. So check out the special one here for Dolly!! "Valley House Primitives

Since I am giving a class on the feather trees this weekend I have always wanted to make one out of old newspaper....I know it would not have a very long shelf life but I wanted to try it....since I bring finished trees to class to give ideas I must make a paper one.....but to have to make it last so my bright idea was to purchase some cotton fabric that has print on stain it so it would look old and yellowed....I am on my way to make one!!  I will post a picture this afternoon when I am finished!  Wish me luck :)

Until later.......have a good day.......donna 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Newsletters are on the way with the Free Affirmation Words!!

Good evening everyone. I finished the 2 Affirmation words for you and they are on the way in your newsletters. Yesterday I showed you a picture of my new Christmas "HexiHive" and here is a picture of another way to arrange them.

I will be teaching the Wool/Feather Tree at Camp Wool this Saturday and she is having a Fall Open House.....There is a morning tree class (full) and an afternoon class......One more time November 12th there will be a morning class...Check out the Open House and see what is new in the shop :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Almost Finished with Sept & Oct Free Affirmation words

Septembers Free Affirmation Word is Forgiving....sorry you can not see the letters very well :(
This is a photo of Septembers affirmation "Forgiving"  and Octobers is almost finished....but I have a class tomorrow to teach so I can work on the affirmation on Sunday and send out newsletters Sunday evening with the 2 Free SAL words :)
have a good night

Christmas "HexiHive"
This HexiHive will have 8 applique Hexagons and 2 plain centers so you can use it a table mat.....
More ideas coming this weekend and I'll be offering a class at my home

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Share from Lori of Serenity Harbor

Lori is sharing her finished work on Serenity Harbor. She stitched it on 28ct Lugana over (1).
Beautiful framing also......THANK YOU so much Lori for sharing with us.....Great job!!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Newsletters Just Went Out

Good day 
I just sent out the newsletters and realized that I have not added the FREE "Affirmation" words for September and October yet.....I have them stitched yes but I did not add any embellishment yet so I promise to finish them up this weekend and have them for you next week!!!! I promise :)

Last weekend I was a Camp Wool and we finished up our Fall "HexiHive" class....and I have a couple of pictures to share with you of Jane and Jane ....yes 2 Jane's :)

So a big THANK YOU to Camp Wool for hosting this class!!

I have also added some kits to the Etsy shop so check it out....there are a limited amount available and the "HexiHive class Pattern/Directions are also available.

And one more quick note that the "Heritage Homestead" SAL is getting ready to start soon!!

This Design will be available for a limited time. So join for the SAL because.....
It will be RETIRED on July 1st 2017
have a good day

Thursday, September 29, 2016

SAL invites have gone out and there is a change in the fabric choice

Hi everyone,

I found out yesterday that Forest Mist from Wichelt has been discontinued.

Leave it up to me to pick something from my stash that I loved and it is no longer available…..this happens at the grocery store too. We find something we love…get used to it and then all of a sudden the store decides to no longer carry it….and when you get to the check out and they say “Did you find everything you were looking for?” ……I say no and they send me to another counter to fill out a bunch of paper work……its not worth it!!

So this morning I contacted Picture This Plus and spoke to Marilyn…..she was so helpful and we came up with a solution….a substitute would be “Pampas”…..Forest Mist was close to DMC 523 and 522…….and this substitute fabric looks great.

Yeah we found a solution and I think you will be pleased!!  Thank you Picture This Plus.
Here is a link to the fabric: 
if you prefer a solid fabric please look for something comparable to DMC 523 or DMC 522

Have a great weekend
By The Bay Needleart

Monday, September 26, 2016

Heritage Homestead SAL 2016 more info and pictures of a thank you for joining :)

I have added a Page to this blog with info for the Stitch A Long click here 
Hope you join me !!


Thank you gift for joining the SAL for 2016 
The cross stitch chart (not the finished piece) for 
"In God We Trust" 
 the cotton printed images of "George & Martha"

What I did with my Martha & George,
 Added some embroidery stitches to their images
 and then finished as a 3 dimensional wall hanging

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Heritage Homestead" SAL

Here are some of my final pictures!!
Just finished the "In God We Trust" I didn't have a frame to fit so I improvised with mounting board and some wool tabs to match.
I will have more info by tomorrow night but I am on my way to make my evening call to "Mom" :)

Friday, September 09, 2016

Peek #4

Peek #4 and one more tomorrow and then on Sunday I will share the whole thing :)

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Peek #2

Sneak Peek #2
By The Bay Needleart
And another peek for you!
More tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Sneak Peek of this years "Stitch A Long"

Peek at a new Stitch A Long
I have been busy stitching the model for my new "Stitch A Long"
I just finished it and found the perfect frame at Michael's, Working on a very special gift that will go to all those that join the Stitch A Long. 
This is scheduled to start October 1st and will will be released once a month for 3 months, the cost will be $30.00 for the charted design and I cant wait to show you more!!  
Tell your local stitching shop ...maybe they will want to join too!!
have a good night

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Whats new in the STITCHING BOX

Good day everyone!!
I have some pictures to share with you of what I have been working on.
I will be teaching these 2 pieces as a class at Camp Wool in Kennebunk Maine and also they will be available from me at my Studio. I will release them also as charted directions for those that do not live close by to take a class.....working on those directions:)
By The Bay Needleart "Autumns "HexiHive Mini Quilt" as a table runner

By The Bay Needleart "Autumns "HexiHive Mini Quilt" as a wall hanging

By The Bay Needleart "Mermaids Garden" in a multi medium
The "HexiHive" will be available in different seasons......Christmas Holiday, Winter, Spring and of course how could I design them without a "Seaside" theme!!!!!

I am also taking these motifs that I designed and turning them into "Stitch An Inch" cross stitch designs that I have thought up an awesome way to finish with wool !!!

So look for more on the way and if you have any suggestions please send them to me I would appreciate your input.   And once the directions are all finished I will have a giveaway for one!!
Until next post .....have a good day
By The Bay Needeleart "Mermaids Garden" cross stitch, and 3D wool applique

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