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…



Sunday, August 21, 2022

The shop is back open


We had a few days at our Daughter and Son In-Law's camp at the was a nice break!!
But I am back and re-opened the Etsy shop...
Vineyard Summer is ready to go...

And the Design Card is included in the pattern pack but it is limited to the first 250.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Free Pumpkins again HAHA

Happy Sunday Aug 14 2022
I am reposting a free design that I gave away 4 years ago time does fly bye!

Here is the link to the original blog post about it here

Ginger Shull on Instagram posted her finished pumpkins, 
that reminded me I should share it again. 

I will be turning the Etsy shop on Vaca mode for a few days, 
 since I will not be able to mail out orders or answer conversations, 

Enjoy your stitching time 
I feel a little Autumn in the Air here :)


Friday, August 05, 2022

Vineyard Summer Design Cards

Happy Friday,
 I have a picture of the Design Card that will be included with the Chart...
These are limited to the first 250 Charts.
Coming Soon!!
Have a good weekend


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Vineyard Summer


"Vineyard Summer"

"Vineyard Summer " coming soon.
Hidden behind the vines there is a little village, with grazing sheep in the green meadows.
 Rolling hills and white picket fences can be seen. 
The sun is shining, and the cool ocean breeze is blowing, can't you feel it? 
The sailboats are on their way out to sea for the day.
I hope you are having a Glorious Summer, enjoying some stitching time.
donna b

Friday, July 15, 2022

Home Sweet Home Release is "Willow Spring"


This month's release is "Willow Spring"

I have had a busy summer so far, and I did finish "Vineyard Summer". 

Now to frame it, photograph it and then directions, and off to the printer :)

I will share a picture as soon as I frame it YEAH!!

Have a good weekend



Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Mister Turkey as a PD for Cross stitch only, Etsy shop


Happy Wednesday
I just made Mister Turkey as a PDF for the Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.
It is available as a counted cross stitch design, embroidery design and a punch needle design all as a set but I just separated the cross-stitch design.
So its in the Etsy Shop/PDF for cross stitch as a separate design.

And oh my HAHA it is early for fall stitching!! but it does take time!!
Hope you are having a good week

Monday, June 06, 2022

Home Sweet Home Stitch A Long Newest Release


This is the newest release for the Home Sweet Home Stitch A Long.

"Meadow Brook Hill"

An overshadowing hill with 3 large trees 
looking over the Blue Homestead by the river. 
And I do see a small sailboat drifting along the shore maybe heading on over to the river.
 And of course there is one lone lamb grazing by the little white picket fence, 
so content!!
Have a good week!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A Little Blue For You is Back


A Little Blue for You is making a comeback. This was a release from 2012...

This little design with lots of Blues, Greens and Beige.
This is a great compliment to Cabbage Rose Seaside Manor.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Etsy Shop Special for May 27th to June 3rd


The SPECIAL is - with any purchase in the Etsy Shop 
I will send over to you the PDF for this cute strawberry Scissor Fob. 

And yes, it is Strawberry Season soon!!!
June is the month so I thought this would be a good start for your stitching pleasure.
Strawberry Hill is also a good compliment 
to the season....a little Patriotic and a bit of nostalgia.

Those long summer days, 
the smell of the ocean 
and the breeze on your face,
 big juicy strawberries 
and yes the Watermelon should be coming soon Too!!

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend

Monday, May 23, 2022

Lots of Stitching Directions in these sites

 I am not sure if you have noticed that I have a LISTING

 on the side bar called 

"Wonderful Sites With Free Stitching Directions, And MORE........."

There you will find many sites with lots of free directions on so many stitches and creative ideas. 

The newest one I have added is 

School of Stitched Textiles

Please check them out and let your imagination soar!!

Have a great creating day



Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Its in the SHOP!!


Happy Day
I am working on the next release
"Summer ....... The Vines"
Still working on the name too

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Spring Has Arrived and A Homestead Welcome are in the Shop!!!


The design "A Homestead Welcome" was released as an Exclusive 
at the Nashville Needlework show and can be sold now in the shop :)
"Spring Has Arrived" is in the Shop today !!!

Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

"Think Spring" freebie


Since Spring makes me so HAPPY, 
I thought I would share these words with you. 
Stitch them up any size 
and hang them in your home by a
 Huge Bouquet of Spring Time Flowers...
Ohhh I can smell them now!!
Happy Day

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Cabbage Rose Seaside Manor


"Cabbage Rose Seaside Manor" 
This is another design I just finished...
I need to photograph the finished model and then send it to the printer...
Another finish!!
And I am off to work a bit on my 
"Home Sweet Home"
and I'll have to forget about the housework, HAHA
Have a happy day

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Design "Spring Has Arrived" coming Soon !!!!


Spring Has Arrived
will be coming soon....
The order has gone to the printer and will be ready in a few days..
Oh I cant wait because I will be including a new Idea!!
I hope you will LOVE it!!

I will be adding these Design Cards
for most of the New Designs coming out.

They can be used to hang on Project Bags to know what project is inside, or how about hang them from a Floss Ring to keep track of the fibers for the design.
On The back I have made room to fill in some important information about the stitching project.
When the stitching is finished these Cards can be Collected and kept in a Special place or they can be secured to the back of the finished and framed work.
Here are some pics!!

I Hope You will Love the new idea....Always thinking of ways to stay Organized
Have a good week

Friday, March 25, 2022

Newsletters Just went out and a Peek of another new design


Oh Happy Day!!
I just sent out the Newsletter before I head on out to the Post Office to mail orders 
go to the printer to give them orders HAHA

I hope you are signed up for the Newsletters 

Have a great Weekend and I will have some exciting news on Monday....

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Home Sweet Home Chestnut Hills Next Release

Happy Wednesday
This is the next release for the Home Sweet Home Series
"Chestnut Hills"
If you haven't joined us yet, you still can...


and one more thing

Happy Stitching Day


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Pins Have Arrived and a quick video for the Funky Flower Pins coming soon!!

Happy Wednesday!!
Just a quick note that the Pins Have Arrived and are in the Etsy shop
...they are also at the Needlework Shops that have ordered them...
Have fun sharing your love of stitching by Wearing one of these Pins!!
 and here is a peek at the Funky Flower Pins that will be ready soon TOO


Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Freebie and another Peek at the first Pin to be released!!


Thank you so much for stitching my designs!!

Happy Day!!, This is a free design that I gave away long ago in 2008,

 I have revised it to give away today.

The original was made to give to a friend as a Christmas Gift

but I have changed the saying in the back to

 “When This You See Remember Me”


There is a place in the back of this floss tag for you to stitch your initials, along with more small roses, hearts, and the saying.

 I did make mine into a floss tag but you can do whatever you would like with it!!


 BE Creative


The center for the roses and leaves is left blank for you to choose your own floss centers.

The outline for these areas is in the design but the centers are up to you.

I used some over-dyed floss and some different stitches such as eyelets and some over one stitching.


The stitch count is 49 wide by 35 high for one side

28ct over (2)  or 14ct Aida            3.5 x 2.5

32ct over (2)  or 16ct Aida           3 x 2.18


The Dove Pin was from my Dad, He used to wear it on his Coat!! © Part of my Pin Collection


We happy CREATING!!

Blessing and Hugs



And the pins will be going out to shops tomorrow and in the Etsy shop very soon!!

Friday, February 11, 2022

A New Release for the Nashville Needlework Market

Since I am not going to the Nashville Show myself, 

 Yarn Tree will be taking one of my 

new designs called "A Homestead Welcome"

 It has a little Country Feel with my favorite sheep, some extra tall and different trees

also, I added a Primitive wool applique like border, but yes, it is cross stitched. 

I designed mostly with DMC with a couple of Weeks Dye Works added.

They are "Blue Spruce & Gold" 

If you are interest in this new design,

ask your Local Needlework Shop to order it for you from Yarn Tree,

I will not have it available until sometime in April 18th.

The newsletters just went out and this was one of the announcements!!

The Pins will be going in the Mail on Monday to the shops that have ordered some!

I can't wait to share the photos of The Funky Flower ones also...

I love them 💓

Monday, February 07, 2022

2 more PDF's have been added to the list


Since Spring is almost here i thought adding
 "Miss Fiona's Rose Garden"
 to the Etsy shop PDF section would be a good idea!!
I did have a request for "The Nubble" as a PDF, 
so that is now available also, 
I have been stitching up late in the evening 
on a design....I'm excited to share pictures...SOON!!!

Have a great week, I will share more tomorrow

Thursday, February 03, 2022

New Product line Coming Out Soon!!

I wanted to introduce you to something new that I will be carrying.

By The Bay “Collector Pins”

Lots of people collect things, especially cross stitch charts,

fabric, and all sorts of fabulous fibers,

along with magnets to secure their needles.

So I thought why not “Pins/Brooches”!!

The first one that is being released is “I Am A Needlesmith”

This cute pin measures 2 ¾  x 1 ¾ , A great size to pin on a jacket or on a stitchers project bag, or maybe start a collection and display them…or to keep with your framed counted cross stitch piece.

The next one for release will be the “Funky Flower Collection”

as a whole design with the white background

…this one will measure 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ inches.

Keep an eye out for them and check with your local Needlework Shop.

They will also be available in the By The Bay Etsy shop .

They will be heading out to shops Feb 14th 


 Just a reminder that if you are looking to see some models in person..

Stitch New England

is Having A Trunk Show

located at 

16 N Washington St

North Attleboro, Massachusetts 02760

(508) 316-1667

I also donated a Free Raffle which includes

all 4 of the "Box of Series"

Box of Spring

Box of Summer

Box of Autumn

Box of Winter


along with that, is a Faux Finished Frame that I made

just for these Seasons.

You can stitch these seasons and

exchange them into the frame as the seasons change. 

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