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Halloween exchange, PIF received, and a blog award!

Halloween exchange from Wendy.
I have received my halloween exchange from Wendy in the Hooked on Exchanges Too Group blog and the Hooked on Exchanging blog here.  Wendy made me a lovely pillow and sent some fabric and a Little House Needlework pattern, thankyou Wendy, I love it all!
I have posted my halloween exchange last Thursday and it should arrive sometime this week.
Pay it forward for Akila
Here is the pay it forward that I sent Akila, I made a pinkeep and decorated it with silver butterflies.
Akila has let me know that she likes the gift.
I am currently stitching this ornament for the Christmas Challenge blog, I am making four ornaments in one!
It is stitched 2 over 1, however I think it is a bit tight and I should have used one thread instead of two, but it looks quite cute.
I finished stitching this cross stitch design for a pillow I am making, but I forgot to post a picture. The cross stitch design is a freebie and can be found here.
Stitching news 
I am currently stitching my Heaven and Earth Design – Gothic Rose,  it did get relegated to the bottom of my stitching stash as I was busy stitching exchanges and gifts, but now I have some spare time to catch up a little bit, hopefully I will post a picture soon. Here is the start of the Gothic Rose design.
I am planning to stitch a random act of kindness for a blogging friend  but I don’t need to send that until the end of November, I have planned what I am going to stitch  and I am really looking forward to sending it.
My halloween stitching is in progress but I can’t say what I have stitched as one of them is an exchange and the other is a surprise.
I was having a tidy up amongst my crafting stash, I found lots of patterns that I forgot I had, I really must not buy any more patterns until I have stitched them all, but of course you know we stitchers find that impossible to do, don’t we!
I am planning to start one of my Mirabillia patterns sometime soon, as  I love having a couple of large projects on the go, I have a choice between :
Crystal christmas
Angel Proclamation
Titania, Queen of the Fairies.
Happy stitching everyone!     
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. October 20, 2009 / 11:06 am

    Oh Lynn, thank you very much for this award! I'll put in muy blog!

    Your exchange is fantastic!

  2. October 20, 2009 / 4:10 pm

    The exchanges are lovely. I like the Halloween one you received. Love the PS ornament progress. As for your Mirabila project they are all gorgeous.

  3. October 20, 2009 / 4:15 pm

    What a lovely exchange…that is such a cute design for the hanger! Looks like you've been busy stitching. Everything looks wonderful. Can't wait to see what project you decide on. I have Titania in my stash. One day I'll get to her…. 🙂

  4. October 20, 2009 / 4:15 pm

    Your exchange is wonderful. I love your stitching and finishing…it's so lovely. I know when I do my first pinkeep I'll be using your instructions!

  5. October 20, 2009 / 4:15 pm

    Lynn the stitching and finishing you did on the exchange is gorgeous – I just love it and I'm sure whoever received it will too.
    Patti xxx

  6. October 21, 2009 / 8:56 am

    Very nice exchange pieces! All of your wip's are looking good too!!!

  7. October 21, 2009 / 8:57 am

    Great exchanges, they look wonderful! I love the Mirabilia charts on your 'to do' list, Crystal Christmas is beautiful 🙂

  8. October 21, 2009 / 9:05 am

    Cute exchanges!

  9. October 21, 2009 / 1:11 pm

    Lynn, I simply love the pinkeep 🙂 Thanks a ton again.
    In the pillow design above, did you do the fringes too at the ends? Could you please share how you did that?

  10. October 22, 2009 / 9:20 am

    Lynn, thank you for award!!!

  11. October 25, 2009 / 12:57 pm

    The pinkeep is adorable and your ornaments are turning out wonderful! It does seem like I alwaya want new patterns even though I have enough in my stash to last for years!

  12. October 26, 2009 / 5:58 pm

    Beautiful exchanges! and wips! And I have been wanting to purchase Crystal Christmas and Angel Proclamation too! LOVE THOSE!!

    CONGRATULATIONS of your award friend! You TRULY deserve it:) and thank you sooooo much for sharing it with us! Sending you BIG (((HUGS)))!!

  13. November 4, 2009 / 7:32 pm

    Congrats on your award my friend!! You really deserve it! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. I will post this one on my next post on my blog.

    Can't wait to see you start on one of those Mirabilia designs. I love them too! I'm waiting for a pattern now from Lavender & Lace and I might start this one too soon 🙂