Thursday, December 10, 2020

My Free Give-away and Happy Hanukkah


I give this chart away often at this time of year if anyone has not seen it before please enjoy this freebie.
And most important 
"Let Your Light Shine" 
All Year
Love you all

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

LOVE IS THE KEY free chart


Happy Day
I have a small FREEBIE to share with you.
"Love Is The Key"
You can stitch these up as small ornaments 
or as a Very Large key to hang in your house
.....your imagination has no limits!!

Enjoy Stitching and Have a Great November
and remember to 


Monday, September 28, 2020

Having A SALE on 1 of the 12 Harbor Haven Scenes Until Oct 5th


This is one of my favorite scenes for Harbor Haven,
 It looks so relaxing.....It will be on SALE!! in the Etsy shop until Oct 5th

So head on over, and dream of sailing away....just for a little while, HAHA

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sale on Simply Autumn

 Happy Tuesday

It was certainly cold here last night.

 I re-arranged some of my charts on the porch today

 and noticed that I have quit a few of Simply Autumn I decided to have a Sale on it...

What a better way to get ready for Autumn than to stitch up a quick design

.....all those gourds, and fall leaves....dont forget our little sheep

 eating the grass for us...

we wont have to mow the lawn HAHA.

Hope you have a good week. 

If you would like to stitch this simple little design head on over to the Etsy shop for the Sale.



Friday, September 11, 2020

Weekend with cookies and a Floss-tube to check out


Foodie Crush Recipe Here

So its that time of year again, Pumpkin Time, 

My daughter asked me the other day to make some of these delicious cookies

.....but I think its time we made them together with Addie....she's only 2. 

And she love to help cook, so why not!!

I gave you a link to a good recipe above, why not give it a try 😉

I still did not finish the Psalm 23 Sampler yet....But I am trying

I noticed this morning while watching the 9/11 ceremonies that Mrs Pence said the Bible Verse Found in Ecclesiastes about "There Is A Time for Every Season" ......and that was the last Design I made and then her husband Mike Pence said Psalm 23....and that is exactly what I am working on now.

For Such A Time As This!!!

and speaking of such a time as this....I gave that design away long ago and I am adding it to this post for you to download. 

Click Here For PDF

And Marlene Stitched this design and shared it on her Flosstube. She did a great job, she stitched it is the link to her Flosstube

So thank you for reading my blog, 
Make some delicious cookies and head on over to Marlene's site and check out her YouTube, don't forget to download the free chart "You were born for such a time as this"
Have a Great Weekend and Be Safe!

Monday, September 07, 2020

Peek of the new design


Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the new design
I made a big mistake on Saturday and had a lot of frogging to do, but is all fixed.
Now to move on and finish it!!
My goal was to finish it this weekend but that did not happen yet
I will share it as soon as it is finished and framed.
I hope you had a safe weekend

Monday, August 31, 2020

Tribute To Tillie

 I would like to share a YouTube from "The Cross Stitch Cupboard"

They had a Tribute to Tillie

They said " Our dear friend, Tillie King left us too soon.

We were unable to properly honor her trip to Heaven

 so we stitched and set up a special Memorial Show in honor

 of a wonderful lady.

RIP Tillie King"

I was honored that Tillie loved By The Bay designs. 

I did read about her on Facebook, 

 and I did not know Tillie personally 

but I have read many things about her 

on Facebook  from many Friends and Family. 


Please watch the Video, Here is the link.....Click Here!!

And her Facebook link is here too!!

Thank you everyone that stitch the designs for Tillies Tribute,

 it was AMAZING



Sunday, August 16, 2020

A Little Play Time with My Needle and Threads


Thought I would share something I worked on long ago. 
Adding a little SUNSHINE to your day.
Keep Stitching 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Vineyard Trio

Vineyard Trio is on SALE, not only for this week but while Supplies last.
All 3 charts for $15.00
I am still stitching Psalm 23...
I need to find a frame 18 x is a big one and still working, 
hopefully I can share soon UGH!!
Have a good week

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Heritage Homestead is on SALE for a few days

I am having a quick SALE in the Etsy Shop
 "Heritage Homestead" will be on sale until 6/18/2020 for $22.00. 
This design is a PDF chart that is available in the Etsy shop. 
I hope you are doing ok 
 I do love the words that go with this design
In God We Trust!!
Keep The Faith
the PDF version of "Blossom Hills" will be back to the regular price on 6/18/2020 also

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Updated the Etsy shop with a Few Needful Things

Happy Thursday to all of you!!
The weather has been so beautiful here this week, 
I have cleaned my office, that makes me feel so good, 
and as I clean I find things I have not seen in awhile...
Hence the addition of some of them to the Etsy Shop
So if you would like to have a look please head on over.
and be SAFE!!

!!UPDATE, Many things have already sold
more coming next week

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Early American Garden SALE

Happy Wednesday, it is a hot day here in York Maine
The sun is out and there is not much of a breeze.
I did get my flowers planted yesterday, 
now if I can remember to water them every night before bed, HAHA

I am still working on my Psalm 23 Quaker Style Design
...I hope you like it, I will share another picture this week. 

I just wanted to tell you that I am thankful for all of the
 orders from last week when I had the Blossom Hill Sampler giveaway, 

It is an older design and needed to make a come back
 and what a better way than to give it away for a limited time,
 but some of you missed it so I have added it to the Etsy shop
 as a PDF and at a discounted price for a limited time . 
And one more sale in the shop is "Early American Garden" 
(Pictured at the top of the post)
This is a hard copy chart.
 I designed this one while I was looking at some older
 stitching books with Gardens that were planted in sections
.....they were so beautiful and lots of work to care for.

While I was designing this one I also made an option 
for the trees 
 a lighthouse can be added also instead of the houses in the background. 

Similar to "Early American Garden" 
is design called "Blue Hawaiian Garden"
Another Garden Theme with my own make believe palm trees 
some Hawaiian mountains or maybe volcanoes!!

Have a good rest of the week
 and I am off to get the last of the "Time for Seasons" charts 
folded and ready for shipping next week.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sale for the Week "Free Blossom Hills" SALE HAS ENDED

Happy Friday,
It is another beautiful day here in Maine. 
It is almost 70 degrees out and the sun is shinning!!
Aww Fresh Air!...what a better way to heal than 
seeing the sun and breathing fresh air.

I am having a SPECIAL in the Etsy shop starting 
today May 15th and ending next Friday May 22nd at midnight .

For every customer between today and then I will be
 emailing over a free PDF chart of 
"Blossom Hills Sampler"

This is a design from 2005. 
I have always loved the 
over-sized flowers and imagined climbing those very large hills .
(in my younger days haha)
This design has a stitch count of 216 x 100
and I have it listed with DMC floss. 
Blossom Hills Sampler

Blossom Hill Sampler Center Section Only

Another thought I had was, that if you wanted to only stitch the 
center house and the 2 very tall flowers
 that would make a wonderful design also

Well if you have any shopping to do please head over to the Etsy shop, 
after your purchase I will email over to you this design for Free this week!!
Happy stitching

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Nantucket Village, Back in Stock

It is a beautiful day here in Maine, I see the SUN, YEAH!!
Keeping those hands busy stitching away!!
Be Safe
and I will share my new design very soon......a work in progress

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mountain View Bay

Happy Thursday to everyone, A Quick note that "Mountain View Bay" is available in the Etsy shop
Also the Time For Seasons, SAL Spring Scene #2 went out yesterday as PDF's 
and also was mailed out to shops on the 14th

Its a nice sunny day here in Maine, 
Keep Stitching

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Delay in shop orders for SAL

Just a quick note that the next scene for "Time for Seasons" SAL will be a little late for shops.
 I had a problem with the photos and postal service is a little slow for delivery from some places,
 so I am patiently waiting for the photo order to come in, 
As soon as it does I will get them to the post office and to the shops.
 So sorry for any delay for you but these times are a bit different and not what we are use to.
 Please stay safe and keep well, 
hugs donna

Monday, March 23, 2020

By The Bay Quaker Sampler, New Design

Good morning,
I have a new design that I completed a few weeks ago.
“By The Bay Quaker Sampler”

Stitch Count 126 x 98   Design is approx. 9 x 7
Model stitched on : 28ct “Waterlily” linen  over 2 linen threads

It fits great in an 8 x 10 Frame

Floss Listing

Weeks Dye Works
Broom Tree*
and a DMC close comparison for Broom Tree would be DMC 3348

*I stitch with 3 strands and needed 3 skeins, you might only need 2 if you stitch with 2 strands of floss

Please stay well and safe, 
You can pre-order for your LNS or it will be available in the Etsy shop in a couple of weeks 

Friday, March 13, 2020

and here is a small peek!!

Happy Friday, so I said that I was going to try to add 
a peek of a design that I just finished and here it is......
"By The Bay Quaker Sampler" peek!!

I guess I am in the Sampler mood lately....

The sun finally came out today yeah!!
Funny how you miss those thing when they are gone for awhile.
I am staying positive and looking forward to Spring Time.

I've been checking out some Floss Tubes and 
seeing all of the wonderful designs that just came out.
So while everyone was busy at the Nashville Market 
I was busy at home framing 
"By The Bay Quaker Sampler"

and YES going to Market is still on my Bucket list!!

Well I hope you all have a safe weekend 
sit in your comfy chair and stitch away, 
unless you are lucky enough to have some sunshine..
then go and get fresh air, but no crowds, just a stroll in your yard!!
Praying for you to stay healthy and safe

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Just finished a new sampler

Happy Thursday evening to all of you, 
I have been busy stitching and just finished a new Sampler. 
I cant wait to show you but I dont think I'll release it until the middle or end of April. 
I am also working on another sampler.
....I guess I'm in the sampler mood haha. 
Well have a good night and I might be able to share a peek tomorrow, 
Cant wait for those flowers to bloom!!

Monday, March 02, 2020

Spring Time Stitching Special

A Sale for the month of March or as long as supplies last.
Looking out the window waiting 
for those spring time flowers to bloom!!!
UGH!! cant wait
happy stitching

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stitch An inch Spring Ornis on SALE

this is how I finished them

Some stitched over 2 and some stitched over 1 linen thread

all cut out and edges Fray Checked...ready to go!!

A final finish, they have been added to a wreath and are visiting Camp Wool as a Model

a pin for mu jacket

a pin for anything!!

another pin idea

one more pin

a bowl filler

or a pin cushion

an ornament

another bowl filler

more ideas

another photo of the finished wreath
 There are 9 small ornaments for some quick spring time stitching.
I see the birds tweeting outside even though we still get snow
.....they know more than we do!!
Happy Wednesday,  keep stitching, and relax

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mountain View Bay new design for Market

Happy Monday, This is my new design 
that will be released at the Needlework Market.
These will be available from your LNS for them to purchase
 from Yarn Tree at Market which is March 6-8th.


 "Unconditional Love "
 should be ready by the end of this week for purchase.
This design will not be at market 
but available from your LNS if they have pre-ordered them.


if you would like to know about some things going on in the Needlework Industry

Happy Monday, I am off to clean the house and do some
 stitching on another new design 
and I also need to keep up with the "Time for Seasons SAL"


Thursday, February 06, 2020

Sneak Peek #2 Nashville Needlework Market

"Mountain View Bay"
Coming Soon, will be released at the Nashville Needlework Market

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Sneak Peek of new Design for Market

I have a sneak peek of a new design that will be
 released at the Nashville Needlework Market on March 6th - 8th

This design is called "Mountain View Bay",
 you can order it from your LNS,
 they will be able to purchase it from Yarn Tree at the Market.
I have never gone to Market yet but it is on my Bucket-List 
Check back tomorrow for another Sneak Peek
have a good night

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Updated the "Time For Seasons" Page

Just a quick note that I have updated the Time For Seasons Page
 with some info about the Work order for stitching scenes,
 I was planning on going around clockwise,
 but have reconsidered this work plan.
We have stitched to date Summer Scene #1 
and Summer Scene#2. 
Our next will be Autumn Scene #1 
and then it will be Autumn Scene #2.
Instead of moving onto the Winter Scenes 
we will head on up and work our Spring Scene #1
 and then Spring #2, 
this will lead us into the Winter Scenes which will flow much easier.
Just thought I would keep you up to date!!
Hope you are enjoying stitching
oh and one more thing, there seems to be some questions 
about the date for the PDF releases.
You are invoiced on the 5th and you have 10 days to pay.
 I then gather all of the paid invoices at once and send out the emails 
with your PDF's on the 15th of every month, 
Sometimes I can send them out early depending on the day of the week
 but never later than the 15th. 
I have had quite a few people this month asking for their PDF's, 
If you do not received them and it is the 16th, 
 then please send me an email and I will help you and find out the problem
If any one is interested in joining or 
you never looked at the info for the SAL yet,
 please head on over to this page with info for you to check out


Thursday, January 09, 2020

Gift Certificate Giveaway Winners.....


Sherrie Jordan
Suzanne Proulx
They each won a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the
By The Bay Etsy Shop
Thank you to all that participated 
Enjoy your stitching

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Ready for the Drawing

YEAH!! We have 50 people for the Free Gift Certificate Drawing.
Thank you to everyone for the purchases in the Etsy Shop!
I will have the drawing tomorrow evening, and send out a notice to the 2 lucky people that will receive a $100.00 Gift Certificate for the By The Bay Needleart Etsy Shop
Good Luck to All
Until tomorrow night

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