Happiness is cross stitching blog

Stitching news and gifts.

Hi everyone, it has been quite a while since my last post as I  have been quite busy over the last few weeks!
Here is my work in progress on Country Cottage Needleworks. I have actually worked on this since I took this picture and it is now nearly finished!    
More pictures below
I have a couple of private exchanges arranged over the next few months which should be fun, I have just received one from my friend Yana in Russia, although I am going to wait until my next post to show the pictures, just wait until you see them, as the gifts Yana sent are  gorgeous!  I sent Yana’s exchange three weeks ago and she has not received it yet, but Yana has assured me that sometimes parcels can take 4 weeks from England, fingers crossed that it arrives safely.   
I had a lovely 50th birthday, I received a beautiful gift from Jill at Purple Peacock blog here, Jill is so generous, I was totally amazed at the beautiful goodies Jill sent me, thankyou so much Jill!
Enclosed were some gorgeous silk threads, pins and needles and some tatting thread.

Here are the threads close up, they are lovely colours!
Here is a picture of the beautiful card my friend Diane sent to me, isn’t it lovely!
And this is the lovely bouquet of flowers my son sent to me.
My husband bought me a beautiful watch.
Here is a lovely biscornu made by Connie using one of my patterns, it actually is a pattern for a little pillow but Connie had a good idea to make it into a biscornu – it has turned out beautiful don’t you think?  
This is the back of the biscornu, this part was designed by Connie.
You can find Connies blog here
Until next time, have a lovely stitchy week!


Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 17, 2010 / 4:20 pm

    Lovely stitching on the CCN, and what a fantastic gift for your Birthday!

  2. April 17, 2010 / 4:36 pm

    Happy happy birthday to you!! Isnt Jill the best??? What an awesome gift~~~

  3. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Happy birthday! I love the gift you received — such lovely colors! And I love that ice cream piece too!

  4. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Happy birthday!!!!!!! Such wonderful gifts you've received!!!!!

    Love your WIP!!! It looks delicious!!!

  5. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    What a great birthday gift you recieved. And your ice cream sampler looks beautiful. I love the colors !!

  6. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Oooo, your CCN looks wonderful! So pretty! And a gorgeous collection of goodies from Jill ~ enjoy!

  7. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Beautiful pics and Happy Bday to you! May I ask where to get the Ice Cream cross-stitch? It is a great piece for the coming summer!

    Happy PS!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  8. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    First let me wish you a belated Happy Birthday, hopefully your day was a good one. Love the flowers your son sent they are gorgeous. What nice gifts you received for friends.

    Have a good weekend — Roberta

  9. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! You have received some beautiful and thoughtful gifts.

  10. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    magnifiques photos ! sublime
    amitiés de france marylin & poussy

  11. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Sounds like you are having a great birthday!

    Happy Birthday!

  12. April 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Happy belated birthday. Lovely stitching on the CCN.

  13. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Belated Happy Birthday Lynn…the icecram piece looks very pretty…enjoy your new stash

  14. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Belated warm birthday wishes.
    Your stitched sampler looks like Neopolitan ice cream – yum – very pretty.
    Your gifts are so lovely. The handmade card is just beautiful.

  15. Anonymous
    April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! Lovely gifts for a wonderful stitcher. I can't wait to see what you stitch up with those pretty fibers.

  16. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Happy Birthday to You!!! That is a fabulous gift from Jill…enjoy!

  17. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Happy 50th! What awesome gifts you received!

  18. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Happy belated birthday Lynn. You certainly received some lovely stitchy gifts. Gorgeous flowers and the card is lovely also.
    Your Country Cottage piece almost looks good enough to eat!


  19. April 18, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Hope your Birthday was wonderful
    Lovely Ice Cream Stitching !!!!!

  20. April 18, 2010 / 6:36 pm

    Hi Sweetie! Such lovely goodies, and your son's flowers are so beautiful! I love how your latest stitching is coming…can't wait to see it finished! Good luck with your new assignment! Have a happy Sunday! xo Paulette 😉

  21. April 18, 2010 / 6:36 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday my friend. And it was a biggie too! But you'll never catch me up that's for sure. Love the LHN Ice Cream but then again I just love Ice Cream -okay diet starts tomorrow again.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  22. April 21, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Hope your post arrives safely considering all the airports affected by the volcano. There must be huge amounts of post held up in many places.


  23. April 21, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Great gifts that you received. I love the piece that you are stitching, such pretty colors and the floss that you got are beautiful.

  24. April 21, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!I visit your blog for the first time and I love what I see!

  25. April 21, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Your birthday gifts are so beautiful! Happy belated!

  26. April 23, 2010 / 7:30 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Your stitching looks beautiful.

  27. April 28, 2010 / 10:08 am

    ACK! Sorry I missed your birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day anyway. Those threads are amazing!! Beautiful colours. x