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My sisters birthday gift and another blog award.

Hi everyone, it was my sisters birthday yesterday and I decided to make her a few birthday gifts, I made a pin keep and two needle books. My sister loves autumn colours so I decided to make the pin keep and matching needle book out of Dinky Dyes silk thread on linen and then I saw the cute pattern with the little fishes and made another needle book in a brighter colour palette with her star sign of Pisces on the front.

I took inspiration for the pinkeep from the one that Andrea made me here .

I give details of the free patterns under the photographs.

I have also been awarded another blog award from Kim and Cindy F thankyou so much! I have listed at the bottom of this post 10 of the blogs I like to visit but I do visit many more!


Free cross stitch grid available here
DMC threads 726 and 826
stitched on Jobelan linen

Needle book stitched on linen using Dinky Dyes silk
Colour – Desert Sand
Variegated thread
Free cross stitch grid – Debbie Draper Designs. 

The inside of the needle book and the reverse of the pinkeep


A blog award!

In no particular order:
Andrea – The Craft Room
Cindy and Wendy – Heaven and Earth Stitch along.
Elisa – Old Ragged Threads
Lisa – Lisa’s Stitching Addiction
VeeThe Broken Needle
Kathy – Kathy’s designs and creations
Cindy – Cindy’s cross stitch, quilting and more
Jeanette – Easy Custom Blogs
Autumn – GRITS
Please do not be disappointed if your name is not here, I do visit lots of blogs and I enjoy all of them! Happy stitching everyone and thankyou so much for visiting, I really do love reading your comments.
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 17, 2009 / 1:23 pm

    Dear Lynn, thank you for the award! I really like your blog! And of course your works! I will come to you often:) And welcome to me!

  2. March 17, 2009 / 2:33 pm

    Both pin keeps are awesome! Wow!

  3. March 17, 2009 / 3:46 pm

    Thanks Lynn for the award for our HAED SAL blog.
    I love the needlebooks, you did a great job on it. I might think of making one too.

  4. March 17, 2009 / 6:42 pm

    Lovely finishing on both the pinkeeps!! Love the colors too. Congrats on the award

  5. March 18, 2009 / 7:28 am

    Thanks for thinking of me. Your handiwork is impressive indeed! You picked the perfect background with the stitching for your blog! Thanks for the award!

    Here’s to more happy scrapping, and
    Hugs from the heart,

    Come scrap your blog with me…
    Easy Custom Blogs


  6. March 18, 2009 / 7:29 am

    beautiful pinkeep finishes..

  7. March 18, 2009 / 7:30 am

    Beautiful stitching. Love the colours. I am sure she will love it.

  8. March 18, 2009 / 7:30 am

    These are so beautiful!!!! I love the fall colors!!!!

  9. March 18, 2009 / 7:30 am

    Oh those are just beautiful! Simply love them!

  10. March 18, 2009 / 8:59 am

    Wow, they are so pretty… gorgeous stitching, too. Great job Lynn.

  11. March 18, 2009 / 12:53 pm

    Very pretty! Congrats!

  12. March 18, 2009 / 4:09 pm

    Excellent finishing skills Lynn….way to go! Everything is just pretty plus!

  13. March 18, 2009 / 4:11 pm

    Wow, can I be your sister (LOL). What lovely stitching and finishing!! Congrats on your award, that’s a cute one.

  14. March 18, 2009 / 7:37 pm

    Beautiful gifts. Thank you for the award.

  15. March 18, 2009 / 7:37 pm

    This is my first visit to your blog. You do beautiful work!

  16. March 18, 2009 / 9:35 pm

    Great pinkeeps finishes, Lynn!

    and congrats on the award.

  17. March 19, 2009 / 10:02 pm

    Awww Lynn am sorry I didn’t realise there are 2 of you hun. Apologies. And thanks for the award again

  18. March 20, 2009 / 5:06 pm

    Beautiful needle books.

  19. March 21, 2009 / 7:34 am

    Thank you for the award, How do I put it on my site????

  20. April 4, 2009 / 12:58 pm

    oh….and THANK YOU for sharing your sweet award with our HAED blog:)

  21. April 4, 2009 / 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sister!! She is one lucky lady! Gorgeous needlebooks and pinkeep!
    Your finishes are so beautiful!

  22. April 4, 2009 / 12:59 pm

    Oh wow! Those are awesome, I love them. Great job!

  23. April 4, 2009 / 1:00 pm

    Great job with the needlebooks! Thanks so much for the award, you are very kind and I do appreciate it. I’ll put it up on my next blog posting.


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  25. November 11, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    These are so beautiful!I love the fall colors!nice blog & so nice done.thank,s for really informative post.Send Flowers Pakistan