Friday, December 29, 2023

Just sent out newsletters

The above picture is what is in the hoop for this month, 
I better get moving haha.
The name of it will be 
"But God"
and I will share more soon :)

I figure I never really post a pic of myself, 
Kinda shy I guess.
But I took a quick picture of myself this morning 
while I was working on the computer..

Not the best at selfies , but I tried HAHA
Have a Blessed New Year!!
Keep looking Up
donna 💗

Monday, December 18, 2023

A Few Discontinued Designs.....I need to make room for new ones on the way !!

Here is a link to my Design Catalog 
and the post with the Discontinued  Designs...
I'm needing more room at home for NEW DESIGNS on the way!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Winter Holiday Free Designs


Link Here for last years post for the free designs.

I have not posted much at all this year...I do miss all of and sharing some stitching work.

I will try harder this year to share more. I need to get organized and basically more focused.

I have been busy with Family, church, and many other things, so I am sitting here with a book to Plan.

My goal is to plan for every week and try my best to accomplish those goals, everything is God willing.

That is what Pastor Gough used to say to us for all of his plans. :)

So while I am working on my book of goals I thought I should at least share my previous years free designs, you never know if there is someone new that has not seen them yet.

Have a good rest of the week!! and more sharing to come :)



Monday, October 23, 2023

A couple of free designs from long ago

 I have a couple of older free designs

 that I want to send out to anyone

 that has not seen them yet. 

I am working on some new ones too

...Just click on the words below these pictures 

to be taken to the orinial blog post for them

 and from there you can head on over to the free charts. 

Thank you so much for reading my blog post 
and have a great week...

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Happy Tuesday Newsletters have gone out!!


Just a little peek of what is inside this weeks newsletter!!
Enjoy your creative day :)

Friday, October 06, 2023

and she is finished "Autumn On My Mind"

"Autumn On My Mind"

Some Information on Her

Stitch Count 57 X 88  Design is approx. 4.07 x 6.2
Model stitched on : 28ct “Springfield Sage Lugana from over 2 linen threads 
Floss Listing

Weeks Dye Works 

She will be available in a week or so!!
Have a great weekend


Tuesday, October 03, 2023

A little Flower inspiration!!

 I will be away for a few days and the Etsy shop is on Vacation since I can not get the orders out in the correct time. But I wanted to share with you a bit of inspiration. I used some of my #3 wool worms, and couched them down in a circular pattern making loops as I went along. When I thought I was finished I added more ontop to fill any areas that looked sparse. I made a long stem with some green worms also. It was finished it off some wool leaves that I folded over and stitched dow.

This week I will work on some hydrangeas.....Im excited to share more with you!!!

Have a good week !



Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Falls A Bloomin New Design

 Happy Day, 

I have another design ready for your stitching !!

"Falls A Bloomin"

This chart pack has 2 designs.

A lovely little scene with Bloomin Flowers, 

kind of like HUGE Chrysanthemum trees,

 and then another design with HUGE Chrysanthemums in a very simple Garden.

This Simple GArden Design was originally all cross stitched 
but when I was finished I decided to add some French Knots to some of the flower areas
....gave it a nice little pop in the flowers. :)
They will be available after Labor Day, around Sept 5th. 

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Home Sweet Homes are all ready to go


All 12 "Homes" from the "Home Sweet Home" Series are know available.
Head on over to your local needlwork shop or the Etsy shop. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

A Story behind the design...Brave Boat Harbor


A Story behind this design and name....
I live in York Maine and I have heard of Brave Boat Harbor but never looked up its history. I did find some interesting things about it is a snippet of something I found.....
"Back in the 1600s, Brave Boat Harbor was a significant discovery for the explorers and early settlers who first came here. The shallow harbor provided safe anchorage from the angry Atlantic. But the entrance is narrow, and the surf makes passage tricky. Hence, only brave boats dared to enter." taken from The Maniacal Traveler

and so here is my little story for this design and my Hope for you....

“This Lone Sailboat is making the trek through the stormy waves in this narrow harbor….it certainly is Brave. Just as we are going through these testing and trying times may we be just as Brave as we Look forward to our Blessed Hope with Peace and Calm!!”

PS" it was hard to take a picture of the model with glass in the frame, I usually do not use glass in my frames but with this frame the glass just would not come was glued in :( , so there appears to be a line under the's just a reflection.

The chart should be ready in about 2 weeks. Happy Summer Stitching and I do have two Autumn designs in my Hoop!!!

Have a nice summer day



Friday, July 07, 2023

New Design Coming Soon!! Brave Boat Harbor


I finally finished this design!!, I am so happy with it :)
Going to work on directions this weekend and get it to the printer. 
Have a happy weekend

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Next 3 Home Sweet Homes will Be out Soon


The next 3 Home Sweet Homes are on their way to your local needlework shop.
My new design is still in my Hoop!! but almost finished

Have a good week!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The next 2 Homes are available


5 more Homes to Go!!
Thank you everyone for stitching By The Bay Designs

Friday, April 07, 2023

The Next 3 Home Sweet Homes are available

These are in the shop as Hard Copies and PDF's
They are also available at your local LNS if they have ordered them :)

Five have been released so far and next month
 the next 2 in the next row will be released.....
Remember these can be stitched as Sinlg Designs also :)

It's been a very busy week here at home.....
Honoring Passover with a Seder at our church 
and Resurection Sunday is on the way.

Have a Blessed Weekend and dont forget to Rest!!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Celebrating "Serenity Harbor" with Denise


I wanted to share what "Denise" shared on Instagram the other day...
She finished "Serenity Harbor" and I fell in LOVE with the finish and the water, 
ESPECIALLY the Fabric she picked and how the blue and white looks perfect for the sky!!
The linen she used was 28ct Cross Winged’s Sky linen by Cross Winged Collection.
She also changed the water a bit and used Theadworx 01056, DMC 3809, 

Here is a Link to her Instagram to check out more on the Post !!

Thank you to everyone that stitched this design and is still stitching it today, 
Have a good weekend

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Home Sweet Home

 Good Evening , 

A quick note that Home Sweet Home - Rosewood Manor and Willow Haven Estate are know available in the Etsy shop or at your local needlwork retailer. 


Next month April 1st the next 3 Homes in the Design will be available.

Here is a link to the Blog Page with all of the pictures for the "Home Sweet Home" series

By The Bay Needleart: "Home Sweet Home" Stitch A Long

The Stitch A Long has finished but the charts are being released as individual designs.

I Hope you are having a Good Week....we have so much snow UGH!!




💗Etsy Link HERE

Friday, February 17, 2023

A little spring sale


"Spring Has Arrived"

This design is on SALE for a Limited Time only.

The Regular price is $20.00 and the SALE price is $15.00

Here is a little note about it and some helpful information

As winter leaves and the snow starts to melt at the bottom of the scene you can see some little bulbs poking out from the ground. The bees are getting ready to be busy and the trees and bushes are flourishing with their fragrant flowers. The springtime grass is sprouting to feed the new little lambs. As you move up the scene flowers have already been picked and added to a barrel for display. More blooming bushes around the homes and finally the largest tree with its light green foliage starting to get a few specks of darker leaves...getting ready to move into Summer....

And the next Seasons release will be "Summer Time Is Here"

Stitch Count: 143 x 206

Model Stitched on 32ct Even Weave Antique White 

 from Fabric Flair

14ct Aida or 28ct linen over (2)                10.2 x 14.71

16ct Aida or 32ct linen over (2)*              8.94 x 12.88 *

18ct Aida or 36ct Linen over (2)               7.94 x 11.44

 36ct linen over (1)**                                3.97 x 5.72

 40ct linen over (1)**                                3.58 x 5.15

* 16 count or 32ct linen would fit great in an 11 x 14 frame

** There are no quarter stitches so this can be stitched over (1) easily

Floss List



































Weeks Dye Works


Morris Blue

Have a great Weekend

Friday, February 10, 2023

Home Sweet Home Coming Soon

Happy February, 

I have had many requests for “Home Sweet Home” to be released again, they were released as a SAL last year, so it is time to release them as individual designs with the option to stitch the whole Neighborhood. 

I will be releasing the Home Sweet Home Series on March 1st.

There are 12 separate Homes that can be stitched as individual designs or as the Group of Home Sweet Homes.

The first Home called Rosewood Manor will be sold as an individual chart.
as the individual chart along WITH the grid layout for all the Homes, the floss listing and stitch count if you would like to stitch as one large design. Also included is the extra decorative border for the individual designs. The cost for this one will be extra.

On March 1st I will release the first 2 Homes across the Grid. Rosewood Manor and Willow Haven

The following month on the 1st I will release the next 3 Homes on the next row across the grid, and so on for every month until they are all released following the Rows of Homes.

Next month (April) there will be 3 releases for the Series,  so keep you eye out if you missed the Stitch A Long !
These are Coming out as individual charts

Check with your local Needlework Shop to see if they preorderd them.

Have a Happy weekend :)

Thursday, January 26, 2023

New Design on the way!!


This design is available at your local needlework shop or in my Etsy shop.
For those cold winter nights when we are all cuddled and snug in our beds
...somethig to be thankful for!!
This design also comes with a Free Bonus Chart
The Snowman Wreath

Here is some helpful information.
Stitch Count 72 X 100    Design is approx. 4.5 x 6.25
Model stitched on : 32ct “Twilight Blue” linen, over 2 linen threads

Floss Listing
1284- Cadet

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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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