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Friday, November 03, 2017

Processing sign-ups

Good evening !
I will be processing sign-ups during the weekend....
If you sent me an email it should be processed by the end of the weekend...if you sent me one and did not hear back by Sunday night then please send me another :)
Thank you for joining and your patience
have a great weekend

More Borders :)

I cant sleep very well yet :( so I was up early and made another border for you if you stitch 2 conjoining sections together...I am almost finished with the PDF information sheets that I will send out soon as soon as I start responding to the sign ups...thank you for your patience with me!!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Harbor Sign Ups below and a look at a couple of Borders that you will receive for joining!!

Information for joining is in the previous post but I wanted to share a couple of borders that will be available for you when you sign up for the year!!
Lets get stitching :)

Harbor Haven Sign-Ups !!

“Harbor Haven “
Stitch A Long
Dear Needlesmith:

Sign-ups will start Thursday Nov 2nd, 2017, and the “Harbor Haven” Stitch A Long will begin on Dec 10th, 2017

This is a 12 month Stitch A Long

The cost will be $8.00 for each of the 12 sections or a total of $96.00 for the year.

You can pay with Paypal and I can sign you up for automatic bills every month which will be on the 5th of every month or if you prefer to pay all at once I can send you A Paypal invoice for the total for the year…
I can also accept checks…just email me about that J

If you sign up for the Stitch A Long you are being given the discounted price of $8.00 for each section…These 12 designs will be released in the future but will have a retail of $10.00 for each section at that time…..

Another Special for Signing Up will be the individual border that can be stitched around each section if you choose to stitch individual scenes….this will be FREE …It is similar to “Serenity Harbor”….

I will need this information to sign you up:
Mailing Address
Paypal email address:
Email address for PDF’s:
Do you prefer a monthly bill or pay at once?:

These charts that you receive from me will be in a PDF format…if you prefer hard copies please see if your local Cross Stitch Shop would like to participate in the Stitch A Long!

My THANK YOU GIFT at the end of the year for participating in the full program will be a Free personalized chart….something similar to “I Am A Needlesmith” but different J
After you sign up I will send you the PDF file with all of the information you will need for floss suggestions, fabric sizes, and floss usage……

Thank you so much for considering joining us in the “Harbor Haven” Stitch A Long

My Email address is stitchbythebay (at)    please add the @ instead of the word (at)
didnt want spam :)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Harbor Haven Full Nautical Scene

I have uploaded an image of the whole Nautical Scene for "Harbor Haven"
Sign ups will start tomorrow and I will post in the morning what I will need for you to sign up..
I tried to see if I could add a border around the whole design like Serenity Harbor but the Stitch Program is giving me an error!! I guess it doesn't want it any larger :(

I will try again later :)

Getting There !!!!

Early Monday morning a huge hurricane like storm went by and we lost power for 2 days L…So finally the computer is back up and I am doing work on Harbor Haven…Just finishing up some details. I should have more the final information by this evening, I will post the full and final design picture then..So basically I need the full day to finish it all… and we will get this SAL going….
Thank you for your patience …who would have ever known I would end up in the hospital and then lose power too…..never know what a day will bring!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I'm HOME :)

Happy Sunday

I came home Friday afternoon!!!I am so blessed.
I need to thank all of you from the bottom of my HEART for your Prayers and well wishes. I hope you enjoyed messages from Hubby...he has a blog , so he was able to help me out!! Thank you Bill!!
When I came home my Daughter Meagan was here doing housework and cooking healthy food for me...what a blessing that was...she has become an amazing woman. 

8 days on the hospital was along time...I will still be on IV antibiotics a bit longer, and then we will address the AFib that I had an episode with in the hospital...and found out I have sleep Apnea too. So at least we found these things out while I was in the care of nurses and doctors and we can get them addressed. 

Etsy Orders
All current Etsy orders will be going to the Post Office on Monday

"Harbor Haven"
I will be finishing up details for the "Harbor Haven" release.
Thank you so much for your patience and  I will have the full reveal on Oct 31st and then sign ups will start November 1st.  

Below is Harbor Haven Scene #11 and #12
I will leave this for you to ponder! A bit dark but that is the Mystery  :)
Harbor Haven scene #11

Harbor Haven Scene #12

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Prayers being answered at Serenity Harbor !

Hello Dear Stitchers !

This is (bill, Donna's Hubby) once again with an update on Donna's health challenge. And, it appears that all of your prayers are evidently being heard above, as Donna's ' Triple Antibiotic Cocktail ' seems to have taken hold and her white blood cell count is very slowly DROPPING !

We Thank You Deeply for your Prayers !

SO ! , ...... Where does that leave us  ???   Well, if  all  goes as hoped for, and we continue to see these improvements, my Dear Donna will be home by the end of the week. In anticipation of this, the hospital placed a PICC line in her upper arm, and donna will receive two doses of IV antibiotics daily for 2 to 4 weeks once home.( I guess this 'Bacterial' Meningitis takes quite a while to clear up!)   BUT !

We pray you will bear with us as we progress through this week. We do expect to be able to ship any ETSY  SHOP  ORDERS  next week. AND ! , ..... donna told me to let you know that these orders will be accompanied by a ' SPECIAL  SURPRISE ' . 

SO ! , ......; and as a matter of fact, I've done so well on the 'HONEY-DO' list, that Donna has promoted Me !.  I am now the ' Vice- President of Manufacturing ' !~  WaHoooo
( folding and stuffing charts in envelopes! )

As a new V.P. ! , (donna doesn't know this yet) BUT!, from now till Donna gets home, ' So we'll say, through the weekend, ALL , yes  ALL  ETSY  ORDERS  WILL  INCLUDE  a  very
( only one per customer )
And again, we Thank You from the very bottom of our hearts for all of your Prayers, Cards, and emailed notes of encouragement. This has made a significant difference to Donna's recovery from what was a  life threatening situation.  Bless You All
( if needed, you may email me at . I can call u back if needed )

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hello Dear Stitching Family !

Hello Dear Stitching Family !

This is actually ( bill ) Bayliss posting today. Yes! , I'm Donna's 'extremely handsome'  Husband.
( with the obviously odd and self indulgent sense of humor )

I am posting for my beautiful donna as she is currently 'in-hospital' being treated for bacterial meningitis. Most of you have likely heard of this, and of it's seriousness. Needless to say we've seen a difficult few days, and still have a bit of tough road ahead. But, on a positive note, and after a somewhat 'concerning' night, today we were blessed with a slight improvement and a slightly lower White Blood Cell count. For the non med-heads, this is a sign the aggressive therapy she is on may be taking hold !   ................ needless to say, there's been quite a bit of praying going on.

The other very positive sign is Donna's concern regarding the Fun upcoming On-Line Stitch A Long,  ' HARBOR  HAVEN ' ,  ( which 'I' think will generate more national level awards by our stitchers than SERENITY  HARBOR ! ). SO ! ,...... donna wanted to be sure to tell you that ' She's feeling a bit better, and if the treatment continues to improve as it appears it 'may' be , ..God willing, ....  she should be able to get you all up to date with the 'Sneak Peeks', etc. etc., next week some time.
I believe donna is now planning on extending the sign up date until November 1st, and the START  DATE should remain unaffected.
SO ! , ......... ' In- Short '
Please excuse this unexpected ' RAIN  DELAY ' !
Donna will be back with you all as soon as her continued blessings restore her health
We both have an overwhelming feeling we are on the way to recovery, and that donna will be further blessed and that this issue will be " Stitched  Up ! " in a few more days.
Prayers for continued improvement are most certainly appreciated.
I ( bill ) will keep you up to date

Monday, October 16, 2017

Harbor Haven Peek #16

Harbor Haven Sneak Peek ..this is Section #9

check back for more :)

And I have removed the previous sneak peeks...So catch them while you can!!
The full and final reveal will be Thursday!! WooWoo!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Harbor Haven Sneak Peek #15

Harbor Haven
The last peek for the week!!
Sections 1-8


Peek of what I have been working on
"Stitch An Inch Autumn Orni's"
More to stitch :)
and I will give one away next week for a Freebie!!
Which one could it be??

Newsletters Have Gone Out
Enjoy your weekend and keep stitching 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Harbor Haven Sneak Peek #14

Sneak Peek Removed :)
Waiting for full Image, keep checking for the next peek :)

A very quiet scene, a little lamb enjoying some flowers
 and a lone seagull flying above, 
I can hear the sound of the water rippling on the small sandy shore!!
More tomorrow :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Harbor Haven Sneak Peek #13

Sneak Peek Removed :)
Waiting for full Image, keep checking for the next peek :)

This is a peek of Sections 1-7
Still a bit Blurry...that's because it is a peek!!
Section #8 is for tomorrow!!
Check back then and here is a peek of a single section with a "Serenity Harbor" like border!!
Don't forget that each of the 12 sections can be stitched as a separate design and I have made a border for you to add to any of the sections that you might want to stitch separate and add a little Serenity!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Harbor Haven Sneak Peek #12

Sneak Peek Removed :)
Waiting for full Image, keep checking for the next peek :)

To days peek is of our Fisherman.....
Yes our Needlesmith is knitting for her Gentleman friend.
 He has been fishing for her !!
Lobster traps and buoys are on the ground...
Maybe it will be lobster for diner.
Lets see what the scene looks like to date...
........Tomorrow :) 

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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.