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A gift from Angela, my stash of fabrics and a work in progress……..

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely stitchy week.
A few months ago I decided to treat myself to a stash of gorgeous fabric from Shabby Fabrics, if you have never seen their website go check it out here. They supply over the internet from America, they arrived only about 10 days later in England  and they were worth waiting for, they are absolutely gorgeous, all of the colours blend together beautifully and every single one of the designs are really pretty. 
I have bought some other colours but I will save them for another time.   
Next up is the beautiful gift that I receved for my birthday from Angela, the gorgeous ribbons, a lovely Cypress bread roll and a notepad from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Angela knows I am into the Victorian era so this was perfect. I love taking tea in the garden so it will be lovely to wrap up some warm bread and eat it in the sunshine alongside a nice cup of english tea!  
Thankyou Angela for the lovely gift, I love it all.   
I have also been stitching a cross stitch that I started last year, it is a free pattern from the internet,
stitched 1 over 1 in red satin DMC thread.   
I love the flowers and the butterflies on this.
I hope I can keep stitching things that are of interest to you all, thanks for your visit, until next time…… 
Happy Stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 5, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    Love it all! Great fabrics, gift, and lovely stitching!

  2. May 5, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    Wow, I am the first one to comment!!
    What pretty fabrics. Congrats 🙂

  3. May 6, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Hello dear Lynn!

    The fabrics are really beautiful! your proyect is fantastic -how ever-!
    I like so much to visit your blog!

  4. May 6, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Wow Lynn, your fabrics are gorgeous. I especially love the pinks and can't wait to see what you will create with them :>)
    I'm so glad you liked the little gifts. I will think of you in the garden munching your warm rolls in the afternoon sunshine ( we will get some more sunshine won't we…haha :>)
    Your red butterflies are beautiful. It's so tiny. It's going to be stunning when it's finished.
    Angela xx

  5. May 6, 2010 / 5:53 am

    The fabric looks lovely, I'm already looking now to get some myself 🙂

  6. May 6, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Beautiful fabrics. I'm sure we will see many gorgeous things with them.

    Lovely progress on your stitching too.

  7. May 6, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Beautiful Fabric
    Great Freebie start
    Take Care

  8. May 6, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    OOOHH What a beautiful fabrics, I love them all! Your freebie start looks great !

  9. May 7, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    Oh these fabrics(tissues) are magnificent! And the beginning of this magnificent embroidery bravo
    Best regards of France

  10. May 7, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    What a beautiful fabrics !!!

  11. May 8, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    Such beautiful fabrics, and I love the red heart design you are stitching

  12. May 9, 2010 / 6:30 am

    These are all so pretty. What are you going to make with them?

  13. May 9, 2010 / 6:55 am

    Lovely gifts from Angela and your new fabric stash is just divine!

  14. Anonymous
    May 11, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    Beautiful fabrics and i love the new red/white stitching!

  15. May 11, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    Those fabrics are really lovely, will have to go and check out the website! Love your new project and the gift is lovely too 🙂

  16. May 13, 2010 / 5:58 am

    bellissimi i tessuti complimenti per gli acquisti!!!!!!

  17. May 13, 2010 / 4:53 pm

    WOW! What beautiful fabrics and what beautiful blog! Many compliments!!! 😀

  18. May 14, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    Hi Lynn! I can certainly see why so many people love your blog! Aside from being a sweetie, you create the most gorgeous things!…I love your new fabrics. They're really so yummy, and your gift is just lovely. Wishing you 500 more! Congratulations! xo Paulette

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