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The winners of my Valentine giveaway and my friends birthday gift.

Hi everyone, I would like to apologise for the delay in posting the winners, late last night I was preparing to post the names and then I realised I had made a silly mistake, I had put in the post that the date of the drawing would be the 19th February and just at the last minute I noticed I had put 20th February on the photograph! Aghhh!! So I had to change the posting date to today, however, I did not specify a time on the photograph and therefore I have decided to post the results now. I have not recieved anymore comments since last night but I thought I had better stick to the rules and wait until today to post the winners.

I would like to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my Valentine giveaway, I really appreciated every single one of them, unfortunately not everyone can win, but I have added two more bottle cap pincushions, making  a total of four prizes.

Please do not be too disappointed if you do not win, I have never won a giveaway yet, although I do keep trying! lol I think the reason why I keep trying is because I think that one day  I just might win a giveaway!

The winners of my Valentine giveaway are:
First prize of the heart shaped pillow and the bottle cap pincushion goes to
Stitching Fiend ( Anette B ) click for blog here   
Second prize of the little square pillow goes to  
The Thread Gatherer ( Deb ) click for blog here
One of the little bottlecap pincushions go to
Quietly stitching ( Hazel ) click for blog here
Days of a Sampler Lover ( Margaret ) blog here
Ladies please could you leave a comment with your email address and I shall contact you.
Stitching news and new patterns
I have not forgotten about the pattern for the oblong pillow for the One World One Heart giveaway, I shall be posting that in my next post. I am just putting together the instructions for the heart shaped valentine pillow and I will be showing step by step instructions on my tutorial blog here .
Here is the One World One Heart set made up in pnk, I decided to make this as a birthday gift for my friend Angela.
The oblong pillow pattern will be available in my next post.
I have posted a tutorial showing how to make this tuffett pillow
on my tutorial blog here
The bottle cap pincushions instructions are available here and
inspiration for bottle cap pin cushions can be found here
Quite a few people have asked me where I got these ” hand made with love”
charms. I found the ones I used from Thread Bear here in the UK.
I attached this charm using my favourite stitch – blanket stitch.
Thankyou all again for your lovely comments, it has been a pleasure to read them all.
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 20, 2010 / 11:51 am

    Oooh Lynn I won one of your bottlecaps! I am so pleased. You have my address but if you can't find it I will send it you again. By the way those lovely fabrics were part of the exchange given to me. Wow I am very blessed to have such generous blogging friends. x

  2. February 20, 2010 / 11:57 am

    complimenti alle vincitrici!!!!!!
    il regalo della tua amica Angela è stupendo!!!!con quella stoffa diventa proprio romantico!!!!!
    complimenti non solo per la tua bravura ma per il gusto che hai nel fare le cose!!!!
    il tuo blog è sempre una sorpresa…
    adesso vado a guardare come si fà il tuffet!!!! 😉
    felice giornata!!!!

  3. February 20, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    Congratulations to the lucky winners!
    I have my fingers crossed that you will win a giveaway soon 🙂
    The set you made for Angela's birthday is every bit as lovely as I had imagined it to be.
    I think it will be even more so when seen for real.


  4. February 20, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, I'm thrilled to death that I won the little pillow. Your stitching and finishing is exquisite! I am so happy! My email address is droman1445@gmail.com.

    The pieces that you're making for Angela are beautiful and I'm sure that she's going to be overjoyed to receive it, and I look forward to your tutorials too!

    Thank you so much Lynn!!

  5. February 20, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    Ok, now you'll have to do a tutorial showing how you do a blanket stitch through that little hole! What a great giveaway, congrats ladies!

  6. February 20, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    Wow, congratulations to all the lucky winners.
    Your finishing is stunning. I look at your pieces and am always awed by the fnishes.

  7. February 20, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Oh wow! I can't believe I won a prize! Thank you! My email is margaretlcny @ gmail dot com.

  8. February 20, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  9. February 20, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Well done too the winners, I am sure they are going too love their prize. Your work is lovely. best wishes Julie.C

  10. February 21, 2010 / 9:10 am

    Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

  11. February 21, 2010 / 9:15 am

    I can't believe that I have won such a beautiful prize. I was so excited I nearly hit the post button before typing anything.


  12. February 21, 2010 / 9:20 am

    Well done to the lucky ladies who have won your giveaway. They are such eyecatching prizes.
    And even more eyecatching is the lovely set you sent me Lynn. I absolutely adore it :>) I have been poring over your tutorials today and have to say your explanations make these little beauties look easily manageable. Your pictures are clear and your instructions organized and simple. Your tutorials must be time consuming to do though so I would like to thank you for taking al that trouble.
    Warm wishes Angela xx

  13. February 21, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    I have been away from blogging and following for more than a month. Lynn, you definitely have been very busy 🙂 I love all your patterns and your finishes are just awesome!!! I especially love the box you made for Gladys.
    Congrats to all the LUCKY winners.