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My Valentine giveaway and exchange received from my friend.

Hi everyone, I have received my exchange from my friend in Spain ( photo’s below)  and I am also offering another giveaway! This giveaway is now closed.

Another giveaway you may ask? Well, last year I missed out on offering a Valentine giveaway and I did not want to miss out again this year, so here it is! I just love stitching red and white, particularly hearts and roses, so I decided to design this small collection for two lucky people to win, I do hope you like them.
I am hoping to put together the instructions for this design when I get a moment.
Please scroll to bottom of post to see how to enter.

Click on photo’s for close up detail
First prize – Heart shaped pillow and bottlecap pincushion
Second prize – Square pillow
Giveaway now closed

The first prize is the heart shaped felt pillow and the bottlecap pincushion embroidered with spider web roses and finished in blanket stitch.
Designed by me.
The instructions for the bottlecap pincushion can be found here, you can also find lots of inspiration from Jen Segrests webpage of little pincushions here 
The second prize is the square pillow embroidered with spider web roses and hearts, also finished in blanket stitch.
Designed by me.
Please note the bear is not included 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before 6pm (GMT) on Friday 19th February.

If you already follow my blog you are automatically entered, if you decide to follow my blog I will enter your name into the draw again.

My exchange has arrived from Glady’s

Here is the lovely exchange gift I received from Glady’s in Spain. I received this in the mail on Saturday morning, it was a lovely start to the weekend! Glady’s made me this lovely pillow,trimmed in this lovely edging and backed with my favourite type of fabric. Glady’s also included threads, fabric, Valentine buttons and the most beautiful rose decorated thread holders.
The design is from the Joyeaux Noel book from Blackbird Designs, stitched on 32 count linen using Crescent Colours thread – Wild Berries.

Thankyou so much Glady’s for this lovely exchange, I shall place the pillow in a safe place where I can see it everyday!
You can see Glady’s blog here.

Thankyou for all of the lovely comments you leave on my blog, they are always a pleasure to read.
Happy stitching, until next time!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 7, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    wow – another chance to win your bottletop pincushions? Count me in!
    I had a go at one the other week and have since popped it on my blog – they're so much fun 🙂 thanks for the inspiration!

  2. February 7, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    Lynn, such lovely stitching & finishing. Would love to know how to do the bottlecap pin cushion. I would be honored to win one of your giveaways. Am a follower, of course!
    omashee at msn dot com

  3. February 7, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    I would love to win any one of these pretty things! Please enter my name. I adore the bottle cap pin cushions you make. I think I will start saving bottle caps. Lovely exchange too =)

  4. February 7, 2010 / 10:34 pm

    Beautiful pieces! And lovely exchange too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. February 7, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    Please put me in for the giveaway. The pieces are so pretty.

  6. February 7, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    That was a lovely gift from Glady. Your gifts are very pretty too. There is going to be two happy winners!

  7. February 7, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    Beautiful! Your exchange items are beautiful as well! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. February 7, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    Lovely work and I would be thrilled to own either of them. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year. RED is my very favorite color too. Please enter me in your giveaway!!! pj

  9. February 7, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    How pretty!!! Especially love the little pin cushion! Also love your blog! Very inspiring! Thankis so much!

  10. February 7, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    such a lovely exchange gift you recieved, well done on both of you!
    May I be included in the giveaway? Thanks so much!

  11. February 7, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    Thank you very much for the chance at the giveaway! They are lovely items.

  12. February 8, 2010 / 8:12 am

    Beautiful work
    Please enter me in the valentines giveaway
    I would be honored to win such lovely gifts !!

  13. February 8, 2010 / 8:14 am

    What a pretty exchange! And I would love very much to be entered in your giveaway, your work is lovely 🙂

  14. February 8, 2010 / 8:16 am

    I just happened upon your blog and saw you were offering a cross stitch giveaway. I would love for a chance to win. I have been a cross stitched for over 25 years, and I don't think I have a singe item stitched by another person! I don't even have that much myself, as I always seemed to stitch for someone else. But I have been wanting to get back into it, therefore your giveaway caught me eye! I'll be looking around the rest of your blog, as you have some very beautiful items!

  15. February 8, 2010 / 8:17 am

    Red and white are so beautiful together, your pieces are lovely. Thankyou for a chance.

  16. February 8, 2010 / 8:20 am

    Those are such lovely pieces. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

  17. February 8, 2010 / 8:20 am

    WOW another chance to win one of your wonderful giveaway's! Thank you so much. I also love what you received from Gladys – that book has become my favorite to stitch from.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  18. February 8, 2010 / 8:25 am

    Wow – I have seen many of the little bottle-cap pin cushions, but never one so pretty. What wonderful work – and how kind of you to give it away! Obviously, you already HAVE a nice, big heart!


  19. February 8, 2010 / 8:26 am

    Very very pretyy. Please include me. Love the exchange piece too.

  20. February 8, 2010 / 8:30 am

    Your work is always just lovely, Lynn! I would love to be included in your giveaway!

  21. February 8, 2010 / 8:32 am

    WOW ! such lovely stitching & finishing ! I would be honored to win one of your giveaways as an inspiration 🙂
    Thank you so much for the chance !

  22. February 8, 2010 / 8:33 am

    Lovely things! It would be a pleasure to win either one. Happy Valentine's Day!

  23. February 8, 2010 / 8:38 am

    Please enter me on your giveaway.Thanks! 🙂

  24. February 8, 2010 / 8:39 am

    What beautiful hearts and all other features! Gallant!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. February 8, 2010 / 8:41 am

    Please enter me in the drawing, love the cute goodies you're giving away, I'd love to win <3<3<3<3<3, I'm already your follower, also you're lucky with the stuff your friend sent to your way!

  26. February 8, 2010 / 8:42 am

    What a beautiful exchange recieved and sent. I would love to be in the drawer for your wonderful prize.

  27. Anonymous
    February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    so lovely can you enter me in your giveaway please. thanks Lorraine

  28. February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    How pretty!!! Please include me into your drawing. 🙂

    Hugs from Hungary,

  29. February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    I would just "love" to be entered in your draw–blanket stitched hearts are too adorable! Now I'm wanting to make some too. I just love penny rugs, but I need to buy some quality felt!

  30. February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    Your giveaway is so cute! Thank you so much!

  31. February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    What beautiful valentines you have made! Please enter me, I would love a chance to win them.

  32. February 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    Those are beautiful. Please include me in your giveaway.

  33. February 8, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Hi Lynn
    I am loving those little bottle cap pincushions you make.
    And I just love hearts for Valentine's day. There is no better thing.
    Please enter me in the draw.

  34. February 8, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    Wow what a lovely things you have made.
    I love to enter your give away

  35. February 8, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    What a beautiful exchange gift.
    A fantastic giveaway too…I would love to be entered
    Elisa x

  36. February 8, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    What a lovely giveaway – please enter my name into the draw. Thank you!

  37. February 8, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    Gladys is a keeper and I'm glad that you like what she made for you. 🙂

  38. February 8, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    I love the hearts, please count me in!

  39. February 8, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    The exchange you received from Gladys is beautiful, and the pieces you are giving away are amazing. Please drop my name in the hat – and pull it out first or second! LOL

  40. February 8, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    Just looked at the tutorial for the little pincushions. So cute and easy to do. The possibilities are endless. I'm off now to do some wool felting and make one too.

  41. February 8, 2010 / 10:30 pm

    I just love your work, please enter me in the drawing…

  42. February 8, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    I love the pillow Gladys made for you. The trim and backing fabric are so pretty.
    The gifts you are offering in the Valentine giveaway are beautiful. I need to learn how to do those spider web roses!

  43. February 8, 2010 / 10:39 pm

    Hello Lynn,

    I have leave a comment this morning, but I don't know where is? LOL
    I'm glad you like the ornament, you are a special person.
    I'd like to participate in this draw! thank you so much!

  44. February 9, 2010 / 8:54 am

    Beautiful giveaway. Please include me.

    Where did you find the little heart charms?

  45. February 9, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    I just love your giveaway pieces!! Those tiny roses are soooo pretty!! And what a wonderful package from your friend in Spain! You're right- that fabric is gorgeous!!

  46. February 9, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    I would love to be included in the drawing for both these lovely items.

  47. February 9, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Glad to be entered as a follower, but I did want to say how beautiful your work is. Thank you for sharing.

  48. February 10, 2010 / 9:04 am

    Wow …everything is absolutely stunning!!

  49. February 10, 2010 / 9:09 am

    lovely giveaways!!! please enter me in your drawing!

  50. February 10, 2010 / 9:51 am

    I had to stop back and get in on this beautiful giveaway. I love your work,you are so creative and it is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance

  51. February 10, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    awesome as usual. Would love to know where you get your little silver "Made with Love" heart charms?

  52. February 10, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    Aw, what a lovely exchange gift. You and Gladys are so talented and creative. Thank you for sharing your work with us. 🙂

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed!


  53. Anonymous
    February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    I'd love the directions to your bottlecap pincushions. thanks.

  54. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    This is just a beautiful giveaway. I just went through your projects and you just have such an eye for color and combining beads and or ribbons…even the boxes.

    I can do basic cross-stitch and have a love for that and embroidery. I'd like to learn more and have seen you have some tutorials. I'll look forward to visiting again just for those.

    Thank You!

    Rebekah S.

  55. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful! What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for entering me.

  56. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    I was looking at your giveaways, and wow, they are cute…!

    Please enter me into your giveaway, I would love a chance at winning one of your cute designs.

    Cristina C

  57. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    Lynn, You obviously enjoy making all these "little packages of love"!! I just love your work.


  58. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    Lovely stitching and finishing! Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Happy Valentine!

  59. February 11, 2010 / 8:44 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! You make lovely items

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  60. February 11, 2010 / 6:58 pm

    So many lovely blogs on the net. Yours I just recently found, but I am already addicted to your work. And became a follower.
    So please count me in at this give-away.

  61. February 11, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    I love this!! Can I be entered to win this pretty please!

  62. February 12, 2010 / 8:17 am

    Lynn Your giveaway gifts are absolutely gorgeous. What a lot of time and care you've put into making them. Isn't felt a really satisfying material to work with! Please enter me for your giveaway and I will keep my fingers and toes crossed :>)
    What a lovely exchange package you received from Gladys. The little BD pillow is one of my favourites and the backing fabric and pretty trim make it look really special.
    Angela xx

  63. Anonymous
    February 12, 2010 / 8:17 am

    How very lovely!!! thank you for the giveaway chance. I am a follower and leaving a comment here. I love all of your goodies; you do such beautiful work!!!

  64. February 13, 2010 / 8:13 am

    I was so in love with your OWOH giveaways that I had to come over here for another chance to win one of you pieces! Thank you again for the entry in another drawing. So excited!

  65. February 13, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    Hi there,

    Your work is exquisite. I am glad that I found your blog via OWOH! 🙂 Happy Valentine's Day!

    Greetings from Munich,

  66. February 13, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    The Heart pillow is adorable. Thank you for the giveaway.

  67. February 14, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Please enter me in your valentines giveaway. I love your beautiful work!

  68. Anonymous
    February 14, 2010 / 10:36 am

    What a nice giveaway! Please enter me, I'd be honored to have one of your lovely pieces.

  69. February 14, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Please enter me in your give away. I love the bottle cap pincushions and have bought several in the past. Would love to win one. Thank you, Jo Ann jaomma1@aol.com

    Love you work and the eye candy on your blog is out of this world !

  70. February 14, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Mamma mia che meraviglia.
    Vorrei partecipare anche io e spero tanto di vincere.


  71. February 14, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Oh my, all your little sewing items are so adorable. You make me realize how much I miss stitching 🙂

  72. February 14, 2010 / 6:01 pm

    Beautiful work. The heart pillow is so pretty and I love the bottle cap pincushion.

  73. February 14, 2010 / 9:57 pm

    such pretty items I'd love to win the contest

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  74. February 15, 2010 / 7:31 am

    What lovely things you've received! Your stitching is so beautiful, as is your blog. I'd love to be included in your Valentine's giveaway. Thank you so much! 😉

  75. February 15, 2010 / 7:43 am

    just gorgeous!…and i love red! please enter me in your drawing.

  76. February 15, 2010 / 7:49 am

    Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful creations!

    munfoong5 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  77. Anonymous
    February 15, 2010 / 7:55 am

    Hi – I have only just discovered you, but may I be included? Your heart is just gorgeous.xx

  78. February 15, 2010 / 9:46 am

    partecipo volentieri ……baci dall'italia.monica

  79. February 15, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    great exchanges sent and received. 🙂

    I would love to enter your valentine giveaway. you do awesome work (i know, i have rec'd from you once before). 🙂

  80. February 15, 2010 / 6:05 pm

    WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
    saluti dall'italia public the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
    Hugs, rosa
    i am new follower

  81. February 15, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    So beautiful and such a creative use for a bottle cap.

    Please enter me in your giveaway, I would treasure these lovely pieces if I were fortunate to be chosen.

  82. February 15, 2010 / 9:45 pm

    It's beautiful! May I be included in your giveaway? I would be over the moon if I won!

  83. February 16, 2010 / 9:36 am

    Please enter me in the giveway. Thank you for offering yet another fabulous set of prizes!

  84. February 16, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Lynn, I just put a comment up but it did not appear so I will email you if this one doesn't appear! Of course I would love to win. These are absolutely stunning and I have just looked up the tutorial. Please God, I get some tim eto try my hand at the bottletops. They are so unique and creative. I just love them. xx

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  86. February 16, 2010 / 9:44 am

    come si fà a non sfidare la sorte con delle creazioni cosi!!!!!!!!!!
    ancora una volta chiedo di poter partecipare….. e incrocio le dita!!!!!
    complimenti sono meravigliosi!!!

  87. February 16, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    This is the first time that I have ever put myself up for a giveaway. I love the darling little set & this is just perfect. Please put my name in the hat!

  88. February 16, 2010 / 10:23 pm

    I want enter too in your giveaway. Your creatons are very very very beatiful. Bye bye by Velia

  89. February 16, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    Your are lovely and so unique! Very creative too! I am a follower of ur blog! Please enter me in ur give-away!



  90. February 17, 2010 / 8:54 am

    So beautiful!Count me in!
    Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful creations!
    Irina from Ukraine

  91. February 17, 2010 / 8:54 am

    Ever since I came across your blog a few weeks ago I have been following the blog. Please enter me in your give-away

  92. February 17, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    I just happened across your blog and I love everything you do. I would very much like to be included in your drawing. Very cool!!

  93. February 17, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Wow, it is such a beautiful giveaway! Please, count me in 🙂

  94. February 17, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    What a lovely giveaway, please enter my name into the draw. Thank you ciao from Italy M.Grazia

  95. February 17, 2010 / 8:05 pm

    An absolutely gorgeous giveaway – please enter me into the draw!

  96. February 17, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    I think I signed up for your giveaway but……… Since I have been away from the computer for a bit I'll be doubley sure and sign up again. 🙂

    Your finishes are just fabulous and I would be honored to win one.


  97. February 17, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    Can you enter me too please. Love the pin cushion.

  98. February 18, 2010 / 9:08 am

    I absolutely love your little red bag. Your finishing on everything is beautiful. wish I had the talent.

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.



  99. February 18, 2010 / 9:08 am

    I'd love to join in, please.

  100. February 18, 2010 / 7:35 pm

    Love, love, love your little red bag! Such talent! Your stitching & finishes are astounding! Of course I want in on yor giveaway too!

  101. February 19, 2010 / 10:13 pm

    Hola!!! Que precioso tus trabajos y estos de San Valentín estan bello, espero tener suerte. Ya soy tu seguidora.

  102. February 19, 2010 / 10:26 pm

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I love it!!

  103. February 19, 2010 / 11:35 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway!