Happiness is cross stitching blog

The winner is………..????? and another exchange to show.

Congratulations to to……………………???????
Cole from Something for Cole blog (click here for blog)
Cole please leave me your email address.
I drew the name out of a hat, (sorry but I don’t know how to do this electronically) it took me ages but I finally have a winner!
Thankyou so much everyone for entering my giveaway, I do hope you will continue to visit my blog.
Please don’t be disappointed if you did not win, I have entered lots of blog giveaways and I have not won anything, ever, maybe one day I will be lucky!
 Stitching news
I have not done much stitching but I have an  exchange to show you, this is the one I made for Staci at 
Snippets and Stash blog here. 
I also have another one to show but I will show that on my next post.
I made this pinkeep with a ladybird design on the back,I then decided to use the fabric as a theme to base my design on. The little bottlecap pincushion is supposed to be a ladybird, this was based on the little bottlecap pincushions that Jenny Segrest makes here  
I decided to just embroider mine with the little daisy pattern to match the pinkeep.
The needlebook is my own design made from felt and blanket stitched around the edge.
The alphabet is a free design, I can’t remember where I got the grid from for the cross stitch, but if anyone would like a copy please leave a comment with your email address and I will send it to you.
Here is the lovely exchange that Staci made for me.
Staci made the two lovely pillows and stuffed them with crushed walnuts, I thought this was a lovely idea. I particularly liked the way that Staci trimmed the reverse side of the pillows. Also included were the threads that Staci used in stitching the design and the buttons ribbons and thread will certainly be useful for my forthcoming projects
Thankyou Staci, I enjoyed our exchange, I shall treasure these gifts and I will put them in my new craft room when it is finishesd!
Happy stitching everyone, until next time!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. September 4, 2010 / 4:03 pm

    Congratulations to the winner! I love the exchanges!

  2. September 4, 2010 / 4:03 pm

    I saw this on the Freebie blog, and I would love a copy of the alphabet. Thanks. chefpeg@gmail.com

  3. September 4, 2010 / 4:03 pm

    What a beautiful exchange between 2 very talented ladies!

  4. September 4, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    Oh my, I can't believe it!! Thank you so much Lynn for your generosity! My email address is nicolespence22 at hotmail dot com.

    Thank you!!

  5. September 4, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    felicitaciones al ganador!!!!
    buen fin de semana

  6. September 4, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    Para mi el mejor regalo fue encontrar este blog en el que hay labores fantasticas y muy bonitas ademas de las creaciones de su propietaria,
    Saludos y hasta el prosimo sorteo¡¡¡¡

  7. September 4, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    Such pretty finishes-I would love to have the alphabet..I see yours and want to do them all:)

  8. September 4, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    What a lovely exchange Lynn. The ladybird theme is really pretty and Staci's little redwork pillows are beautifully stitched. Lots of very useful extra gifts too.
    Angela xx

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  10. September 5, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    Congrats to the winner.

    Beautiful exchange!!


  11. September 6, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    Congratulations to Cole.
    Both exchange gifts are gorgeous

  12. September 6, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    Congratulations Cole!

    What a wonderful exchange with Staci. Both are beautiful.

  13. September 6, 2010 / 5:22 pm

    congratulations, it's everything wonderfull…

    i love all your works and the samplers you use…

    Maybe we can make an exchange some day?

    regards and wait for your visit to my blog.


  14. September 10, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    Lovely work and finishing! I would love a copy of the alphabet as well.

  15. September 10, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    I love all your finishes. The freebie alphabet is wonderful. May I please have a copy of the alphabet?
    Thanks so much,

  16. September 29, 2010 / 6:18 pm

    Hello Lynn…..I just came across your blogspot today and have enjoyed viewing all the wonderful projects you have completed…I, too, have enjoyed doing cross-stitch for many years and find it a wonderful outlet in so many ways….I would greatly appreciate your taking the time to send me the alphabet that you have so kindly offered to share….it is perfect for the cover of a needlecase and would help to solve the dilemma of what to do for Christmas presents this year….I thank you for your generosity…
    Regards … Laurel laurel@carriagetravel.net

  17. Anonymous
    October 6, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    Your work is very pretty! I'd love a copy of the alphabet too, my e-mail is jaden_fi@hotmail.com

  18. Anonymous
    October 6, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    very pretty! I'd love a copy of the alphabet too, my e-mail is jaden_fi@hotmail.com