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The winners are…… more prizes added and lots of pictures!

I was overwhelmed by the reponse to my giveaway and as a thankyou to you all I have added
four more prizes! When I start reading the comment’s in a giveaway I do feel very guilty that I have
not enough gift’s for everybody but eventually I did put all the names into a hat and picked out the winner’s and here they are!

First prize goes to NIMA – Made to Treasure Blog here
Second prize of the ”Pink pillow with rose pins and coffeepot” goes to Glady’s – Gladys Creativa Blog here

Third prize of the ”Tea pinkeep” goes to Terri – Threads through time blog here

Fourth prize of ”A little tea if you please pillow” goes to Tatting Chic – Tatting Chic blog here

Fifth prize of ”6 Rose pins” OR three rose pins AND a coffee pot”
goes to Lynda – A cosy little place for stitching blog here 

Sixth prize of ”3 rose pins or a coffee pot” goes to Yana – Lovekrestik blog here

Seventh prize of ”3 roses or a coffee pot” goes to Daffycat blog here

Congratulations to all the winner’s. I will post the gifts no later than the end of September, you may get them sooner but I like to give a late deadline to give me plenty of time, I have also not made all of the rose pins yet or the extra coffee pots.
I would also like to put in a disclaimer at this point, I will post all items but if anything gets lost in the post I am afraid I will not be able to make any of the items again – sorry but you know it can happen and I just wanted to cover myself on that point.

Stitching news 

I have been asked on  a number of occasions how I finish various items, so I decided to put my own finishing instructions together for a pinkeep. My next post will show pinkeep finishing instructions for the Tea pinkeep below, there are easy to follow photograph’s with tips on how I finish my work.

I entered the village show today with my cross stitch gifts, I won first prize and a trophy for Best in Crafts, yay! My Mother won first prize for her card making skills and second prize for a cottage cross stitch.

I cannot remember where I got the free pattern from for this pinkeep,
if anyone can help please let me know!
Fourth prize – A little tea if you please.
Pattern by The Sampler Girl
Here are a selection of the fimo roses that are offered as the 5th, 6th and 7th prize although the roses may not be exactly the same colour as those in the picture.
Fimo clay rose instructions can be found on You Tube, just type in polymer clay or fimo clay roses and
you will get detailed instructions on how to make them.
I can’t wait to get started on decorating these beauties, I have never seen boxes
as nice as this, does anyone know where to get them in England? I have bought small
boxes but I have never seen the larger one’s.
All these gorgeous fabrics, they were much cheaper than England!
I finally got a tatting shuttle – yippee! Goodness knows when I am going to get around to
tatting but it is on my list of things to do.
Don’t you just love the yummy colours of the ribbons-mmmmmm!
I saw these paints that are perfect for my painting on fimo clay, the oils are to use in my parchment craft, although it is a while since I have created cards in parchment I always like to have things in stock just in case I feel a card making day coming on!
This is the lovely gift I received from Wendy.
Last year I completed a lovely butterfly embroidery which I showed to a friend and she loved the design, whilst in America I saw the kit and just had to buy it for her, I told her I had got something very special in cross stitch but did not tell her what it was, nor did I tell her she was the recipient, so now you know Diane, if you read this post this is the special gift for you!
Thankyou for your visits and wonderful comments!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. September 5, 2009 / 7:12 pm

    OMG…I cannot belive this….I won a giveaway….and that too from Lynn….Oh…thank you so much for this generous giveaway…..

  2. September 5, 2009 / 7:22 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, I'm very happy! I'm the second winner!!!! thank you very much Lynn, you are very kind!

    Hugs and regards!

    Congratulations to the other winnerssssssssss….

  3. September 6, 2009 / 7:14 am

    What a lovely and I truly mean lovely give a way!!!

  4. September 6, 2009 / 7:15 am

    Wow! I'm so glad! Lynn, thank you! You are very kind and generous!

  5. September 6, 2009 / 7:16 am

    Woo I won too! Thank you Lynn!

    Congratulations to all the other winners!

  6. September 7, 2009 / 7:52 am

    Wow this is wonderful. Thank you so much. And congrats to the other winners

  7. September 7, 2009 / 7:52 am

    Congrats to the winners!!

    You did get some nice stash ;)I love to work with fimo too. Can't wait to see your projects.

    I was so happy to meet you, I hope some day we can meet again and do some stitching together.

    I got your email, I have sent you a reply ;)
    Talk to you soon.


  8. September 7, 2009 / 7:53 am

    Congratulations to all the winners…they are all beautiful prizes! What a generous thing to do ;-)

  9. September 7, 2009 / 7:53 am

    You're so generous! & congrats on the ribbons your finishes took home, great job!!

  10. September 7, 2009 / 8:16 pm

    Lynn, thank you so much for being so patient with me. I have sent you an email. I cannot wait to see my gift!!!! I am jumping with excitement and joy here!!!! :)

  11. September 7, 2009 / 8:38 pm

    Well done on your show win and of course your mum too. Beautiful finishing. So many yummy ribbons and fabrics. If you find out where to get the boxes, let me know!

  12. September 8, 2009 / 7:56 am

    Hi there Lynn! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog just now! Congrats to all the lucky winners and I am so glad to be one of them, thank you! The "A Little Tea If You Please" is darling! I am even more excited that you got a couple of tatting shuttles! Yipee!!! :)
    I'm SO glad to see that!
    ~TattingChic ♥ (I finally learned how to make ♥ ♥ ♥ in the comments, LOL!)

  13. September 8, 2009 / 12:26 pm

    congrats to all the winners. x

  14. September 8, 2009 / 8:44 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners!!!! :D

  15. September 9, 2009 / 1:08 pm

    Please allow me to encourage you to pick up the tatting shuttle. It is obvious that you are a very talented person, I truly think you will enjoy tatting. Good Luck!

  16. September 9, 2009 / 1:10 pm

    What lovely prizes for everyone, congratulations to the winners but also congratulations to you for winning the best in Crafts first prize with your beautiful sewing collection.
    Warm hugs Angela

  17. September 9, 2009 / 6:21 pm

    Wow Congrats on your wins with your pieces!

  18. September 10, 2009 / 1:19 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    I have a surprise for you. Go take a look at my blog for it please.


  19. September 11, 2009 / 4:31 pm

    Ohhh, I am SO happy I found you! I am a cross-stich maniac!! I am sad to say I haven't stitched in a while because I get too caught up doing other things but I am dying to get back to it and you may just be the inspiration I need. I can't wait to spend time here and go back and look at some older posts (your layout is adorable by the way). Have a great weekend ~ ♥

  20. September 11, 2009 / 4:31 pm

    Ooooh! I'm here following a post from Tatting Chic and I wish I'd seen it earlier! Love the tea items. I'm not a cross stitcher. Just don't enjoy doing it. My sister did beautiful work and you do too. And you are involved in a couple of other crafts I really enoy – painting, polymer clay, the little wooden boxes…I'll be back!
    :-) Gina

  21. September 21, 2009 / 8:54 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners!! You are all soooo lucky to win one of Lynn's beautiful creations:)

    And a huge Congratulations to you and your mom!!
    Beautiful finishes…stitching and cardmaking!
    I need to move there…I would have fun with both of you:)