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Bright red for summer!

The exchange I made for Jill has arrived!
We decided to include goodies, however I do like to make the extra’s myself and this is what I made. I made the pillow and needlebook out of felt, the free grid for the little girl can be found at the Swappons blog here , the needlebook is my own design but if anyone would like instructions I can oblige!
The biscornu is another free pattern, this can be found from the Batty Bat site here, just scroll down and you will see the pattern, in fact I have just seen a lovely one for a tortoise that I must do next!
The alphabet for the name can be found at one of my absolute favourite blogsleschroniquesdefrimousse, click here and you will see the pattern at the bottom of the page.There are so many free patterns on this website, I really recommend you take a look, the patterns are fab!
This was my first attempt at making Fimo clay roses, I have made some more since making these and I will be posting pictures later next week.

Reverse side

Jill collects thimbles, I found these in the Lake District and thought they would finish off the exchange nicely!
I really enjoyed this exchange Jill, it was such fun to make, especially as I love ladybirds!
Stitching news
I have wrapped the Prairie Schooler exchange and I will be sending that on Tuesday after the Bank Holiday. I am now working on another exchange for my friend Jennifer and I have made a surprise gift for a friend that I will hopefully be posting next week.
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 24, 2009 / 12:30 pm

    Hello Lynn,
    Again I thank you for the super exchange you sent me. I just love all of the wonderful things that you made for me. I put the thimbles in my latest thimble display box which just about fills this one. I will have to find another one soon!

    Have a great weekend,

  2. May 24, 2009 / 12:44 pm

    Wonderful exchange for Jill! Lynn, I just adore that ladybug needlebook, it’s just so sweet!

  3. May 24, 2009 / 4:26 pm

    You did an awesome job! That is such a cute exchange. Love the reds!

  4. May 24, 2009 / 6:29 pm

    Isn’t it fun when your exchange partner finally gets their gift and you can post about it? WOW@ You are some exchange partner, too! That is some fabulous stuff! Anyone would be very lucky to be in a stitching exchange with you! 🙂

  5. May 24, 2009 / 7:59 pm

    beautiful exchange

  6. May 24, 2009 / 7:59 pm

    Wow~~ This is such a wonderful exchange!!!! All these pieces are just adorable!!!!!

  7. May 24, 2009 / 8:00 pm

    Honestly! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you make Lynn!! Beautiful pieces:) What an awesome exchange!

    Hey….blogger has made some repairs. Maybe you can get on my blog again:) I couldn’t get on 2 blogs 2 days ago, but can now.

  8. May 25, 2009 / 6:18 am

    LOVED them all !! Oh my, they are so beautiful, you did a wonderful job making your exchange pal happy ! and Jill, you are such a lucky girl !

  9. May 25, 2009 / 1:22 pm

    What a great exchange, I am sure Jill is thrilled. All of it is lovely. CJ ok;-)

  10. May 25, 2009 / 3:34 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous and wonderful exchange! You done amazing work on everything!

  11. May 25, 2009 / 5:23 pm

    A wonderful exchange.

  12. May 25, 2009 / 9:58 pm

    What a beautiful exchange for Jill!

  13. May 27, 2009 / 7:48 am

    What a fantastic exchange you sent!!