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Random act of kindness

Hi everyone, I am still here, I have just been rather busy lately, no time for doing much stitching.
I have managed to finish a pinkeep as a thankyou to Kate who sent me some lovely tatting materials last year, I always intended to make her a small thankyou gift  and I have only just got around to making something.  I made it in lilac which is one of Kates favourite colours.
The alphabet is a freebie but I cannot remember where I got it from, however if anyone would like a copy of the pattern please leave a message with your email address and I will send you a copy.
More pictures below.
Stitching news
I am having some work done on the house over the next few months, we are having an extension that will include a new craft room for me, I am so much looking forward to decorating it and getting all organised with my craft stash. I will be taking photos of the craft room to show you all, so watch this space!
I have just finished an exchange that I will be sending out in a few weeks or so, I will post pictures as soon as my partner receives the gift. I have quite a few exchanges promised, hopefully I will not have too much disruption so that I can get on with stitching them.
Cording made from DMC matching thread
You can see a tutorial on my finishing blog for making the cord here just scroll down on that page and you will see it.
DMC Threads stitched 2 over 2
Thankyou for your visit!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 10, 2010 / 9:30 am

    Beautiful gift! x

  2. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    That is such a pretty gift for your friend to receive, nicely finished!
    LISA V

  3. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Beautiful Finish! I would love to have this pattern – Thanks so much 🙂

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  4. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    What a lovely RAK 🙂 It's so nice to see you back again! I look forward to our exchange later this year and seeing pics of your craft room too!

  5. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Your blog is simply delightful, what beautiful works!!!
    I would be really grateful if you could send me that alphabet. My email is dora.quevedo@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Dora (Brazil)

  6. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Lovely! I would love a copy of the alphabet! My email is in my profile.


  7. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Cute little gift. As for the craft room…I am so jealous. Can't wait to see pics.

  8. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    If you are still sharing the pattern, my address is on my blog

  9. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    That is beautiful Lynn. Love the colour.

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  11. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    That's a beautiful gift you made. You must be so excited to be getting a new craft room! Can't wait to see pics!

  12. July 11, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Very pretty – love the little charm on the end. And that's wonderful that you're getting a new craft room. Can't wait to see pictures.

  13. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Lynn, Your stitching and finishing are truly lovely. What a talent! I would very much appreciate a copy of the alphabet, it's lovely.
    Happy Stitching! 🙂

  14. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Lovely RAK gift, loved the charm too

  15. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    What a beautiful letter.
    Please send me the alphabet pattern.
    Thank you for the offering.

    norea at myway dot com

  16. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Lovely pinkeep! I'm sure your friend would be glad to receive it 🙂

    Best wishes,

  17. Anonymous
    July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    What a pretty pinkeep!

    Getting your own craft room sounds so exciting! Looking forward to seeing your photos of it 🙂

  18. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    The pinkeep is gorgeous! Do you have the alphabet E, I would like to stitch that for myself.

    Thank you,

  19. July 15, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Dear Lynn!

    The pinkeep is fantastic and so sweet, how all you do.
    I miss your posts, but I understand that sometimes the work, the family are very important too. The time is not enough right?
    Hugs and regards…

  20. July 18, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Lynn, your work is beautiful. I am new to blogging,so I hope this gets to you. If you could please send me the alphabet pattern. My e-mail is klutzy_crafter@yahoo.com. I do not have my profile set up yet, but I hope to soon.

  21. July 22, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    I visit regularly to see all the beautiful things you stitch and finish. It is very inspiring. If you still are sending the alphabet pattern I would appreciate a copy. My e-mail is raneyday@aol.com.

    Thanks so much,

  22. July 31, 2010 / 9:22 am

    I seem to be having trouble getting my comment to post so I'm trying again. If more than 1 appears, please excuse me.

    I love this elegant alphabet and would love a copy. You are very kind to offer it.

    Your blog is quite unique and inspirational, keep up the good work for us nonbloggers!

    With much thanks,
    another Denise

  23. August 4, 2010 / 8:56 am

    Pretty pinkeep. Congrats on the finish. I'd like a copy of the alphabet chart, please.

  24. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Your finishes are so beautiful! What great fun you are having with your exchanges. I would love to have this alphabet also if you are still sending…my email is pjstitcher@mchsi.com
    Thank you for sharing…pj

  25. September 11, 2010 / 7:34 am

    This alphabet is so pretty and I love all the things you do with it. I would appreciate a copy if thats ok. My email is:


  26. Anonymous
    March 4, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    Your work is great!!

    May I have a copy of the alphabet used?

    Thanks a bunch,