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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Heritage Homestead...and a new idea coming soon!!


Just a quick note that the SAL for Heritage Homestead is finished and the design will be available for a limited time in the Etsy shop...and I am working a new SAL for this year...and it will be big...with options...yeah!! having fun designing :)
hugs 
donna 

Monday, January 09, 2017

New Design "I Am A Needlesmith"

And finally here is the finished design...
"I Am A Needlesmith"
I am so excited....There are some elements from Serenity Harbor, must be the same neighborhood! 
This design will not be available until the Nashville Show which will be March 3-5.....so get in touch with your favorite needlework shop to reserve one....it is a wholesale only show ...so your shop will have to reserve it for you :)
Thank you for taking the sneak peeks along the way and I am off to do more stitching :)
And if this info helps any one..the stitch count is 120 x 152
Blessings
donna

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Sneak Peek #9

Oh my...there she is.....looks like the lady from "the "serenity Harbor" neighborhood
....maybe thats her house in the background...
I guess I will reveal the whole design tomorrow
...."I Am a N....."  what?

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sneak Peek #8

A bit more today..... surely this is a lady in a dress....and flowers..
I spy a river and a cozy little blue house...I would love to live there :)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Sneak Peek #6

Today's peek ....a bit more than yesterday!!....I see a home from the "Serenity Harbor" neighborhood....hmmm and some little rose bushes...and is that a basket with yarn and knitting needles?  
Until tomorrow :)
donna 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sneak Peek #5

Oh my goodness.....Sheep!! I love sheep.....
When I make sheep in a cross stitch design I usually 
cross stitch the sheep first then I add 
French Knots on top of my cross stitching......
Why?   I don't know....haha, just love dimensional stitching :)
Until tomorrow...have a good day!!
donna 

Monday, January 02, 2017

Sneak Peek #4

and of course there needs to be a little lighthouse tucked away some place in one of my scenes.....

Sunday, January 01, 2017

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 too....it has a feeling like "Serenity Harbor".....I used some of those ideas and added .........This design will be available from Yarn Tree....so 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.....so 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 message...it 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
donna 

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)...so this is a one of a kind bag that measure 15 wide x 11 high...it has a very durable zipper and handle...made of a nice thick canvas, and can be used for a tablet, book, project bag, etc.......so 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 them....here 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.....!!

HAVE A BLESSED DAY
donna 


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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 2 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.