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My 2010 finishes.

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you my 2010 finishes.
If anyone would like to make a collage like this just download Picasa 3 from the internet, it is a free photo editing tool, at first it may seem a little complicated but if you play around with it you can soon learn how to use it.
The photo below shows the gifts I made for Hazel and Yana in our exchanges.
This photo shows the exchange I did for Glady’s, a birthday gift for Angela, the One World One Heart giveaway and a pink box collection I made for myself. Most of the patterns in this photo are my own design (except the biscornu)  you can download them from my blog, I can send the alphabet pattern if anyone would like a copy.
This photo shows Little House Needleworks pattern made into a mattress pincushion.
The little valentime bag,  loveheart pillow and square love pillow are designed by me. The loveheart pillow instructions can be found on my tutorials blog here and the square love pillow is a freebie available from me, just leave a comment asking me to send the pattern to you.
The coffee and cream bag and contents was the Mothers Day gift I made for my Mother, I just changed the colours in the valentine set, and the redwork pattern of the lady in the crinoline is a freebie available in a previous post on my blog.      
This photo shows my Marie Antoinette second blog anniversary gift, a ladybird exchange gift I made for Staci, a gift for Jills birthday gift and some Prairie Schooler ornaments that I have recently finished.
This photo shows my Ice Cream Sundae cross stitch, a birthday gift for my friend Diane, a pinkeep gift and a pink box and contents I made for Andrea.
Here are a couple of photos I forgot to show, I finished these ornaments in December/January.
Here is my Home Sweet Home finish, I am thinking of making this into a flatfold.
Phew, thats all my 2010 stitching on display, I do hope you like what I have made, although this year I did not make as many items as I would have liked because of the building works at my house.
I will be busy doing other things in January but from February onwards  I will be looking to start designing the contents of my craft room, this will involve me sorting through an awful lot of stuff that needs putting back in the garage.
I have a chair that I inherited from my dearest Grandmother, everytime I sit in this chair I think of her, she was right when she said it was a very comfy chair, it is great for stitching in. It really needs recovering, that will be one of the things I need to sort out, I will be taking it to a specialist upholsterer as I have no experience in that area!
I also have some pine furniture that I will be painting white and giving it a shabby chic look. I have started collecting some things for my craft room, I will show you photos in my next post.
Thankyou for the lovely comments, until next time – Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    You make a lot of nice things last year.
    Good luck with you rebuilding and after that you take up stitching.

  2. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    An awesome collection of finishes for 2010! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing what you come up with this year. *hugs*

  3. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Wow, you have done some incredible stitched pieces this past year. Your finishing is so inventive and perfect. I think you have done some of the prettiest stitching I have ever seen.
    I look forward to seeing how you design your new craft room. I bet it will be remarkable.

  4. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Your 2010 finishes are all gorgeous Lynn. I love coming by your blog to see what you've been creating :)

  5. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Your stitching and finishing is so nice. It makes you smile when you look at it. You did many pieces last year and you should be so proud.

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  7. January 9, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Wow! I loved seeing all your 2010 finishes. Wonderful! I just figured out how to do collages with Picasa. It's a great tool! I hope your craft room shapes up to be all you want it to be. Good luck!

  8. January 9, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    What a fantastic collection of finishes!
    Good luck with your craft room. Once it's all complete I'm really looking forward to seeing your stitching plans for this year.

  9. January 9, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    Awesome finishes, Lynn! I always love seeing your handwork! I can't wait to see your craft room – I know it will be as gorgeous as all the things you touch turn out to be.

  10. January 9, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    looking forward to seeing the craft room progress. I love to spend time mine – except when I pile up tons of stuff that needs put away – but I guess even that is a therapy of sorts!

    Beautiful – no, stunning – finsihes for 2010 – what talent you have!

  11. January 9, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    embroidery and work are beautiful, wanting a buenisimo 2011, and that he fulfilled all his new projects, a year full of love and happiness … a hug.

  12. January 9, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    Wonderful collection!
    Nice to meet you! Monica

  13. January 9, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Son maravillosos tus trabajos de 2010.
    Enhorabuena por todos ellos.
    Un beso y feliz semana.

  14. January 9, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Wow!! What gorgeous finishes you had this year. Congratulations!

  15. January 10, 2011 / 9:24 am

    What a wonderful collection of beautiful finishes

  16. January 10, 2011 / 9:24 am

    All your finishes in 2010 are gorgeous!!!!! I love the PS ornaments you just finished~~ Looking forward to see more amazing works from you this year!!!

  17. January 10, 2011 / 9:24 am


    Congratulations in a very productive 2010. Now that your craft room is nearing completion you will be able to enjoy your crafting even more. Wow, I can only imagine what you wll accomplish in 2011. Have fun and I wish you much health and happiness in all your endeavors.

  18. January 11, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Lynn! Really love your embroidery! They are so beautiful!

  19. January 11, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Wow Lynn, all is really amazing…
    All your work is charm to me, congratulations!

  20. January 11, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Wonderful works – you were very busy in 2010.
    I am looking forward to your future finishes in this year!

    Happy New Year

  21. January 12, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    WAW really waw, they are so so amazing, a true inspiration. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  22. January 12, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    All your finishes are so beautiful! Great work!

    Best wishes,

  23. January 13, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Wow! Your work is amazing. I can't believe how much you accomplished in 2010. Look forward to seeing all you produce this year.

  24. Anonymous
    January 13, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Gorgeous work!
    How long do you stitch per day? or week?
    Any good exchanges I can join? Im an intermediate stitcher; doing Angel of Autumn right now.

  25. January 13, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    Hi Keli,

    I could not repond by your email because it is set as a 'no reply'.

    I stitched most of my projects in the first half of the year, I was busy doing other things in the second half.

    I usually stitch most days but when I am working I can sometimes go for weeks and months without stitching anything, but that is rare.
    You can check out the hooked on exchanges blog, this is a good exchange blog to join.

    Happy stitching!

  26. January 15, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Beautiful finishes!

  27. January 15, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Girlfriend…you amaze me. Your work is like none other I've ever seen. Truly beautiful. What an inspiration you are.

    Thank you for visiting me today. I always LOVE hearing from you. Today you blessed me so very much. I'm so glad to be on the other side of SICK. It's truly wonderful to feel like my old self again.

    Love to you~


  28. January 16, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the kind and lovely warm welcome back Lynn… it means so much to me, my dear! And what lovely, lovely stitching and finishing you have accomplished in the last year… such an impressive header with all your beautiful creations! I am looking forward to seeing more of your lovely handworke in 2011 and can't wait to see your craft room… I know it will be a lovely, peaceful haven for all your creative workes once you are finished, Hun…

    Wishing you much love and joy, glad tidings and good cheer, a cosy warm hearth and blessings abounding… and many a heartfelt hour of peaceful stitching thyme in the New Year!

    Blessings and love always in stitches…

  29. January 17, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    I have just rediscovered cross stitching and what a joy for me to stumble upon your blog. What an absolute delight, not to mention motivation, for me. The only problem is, I am doing more looking than doing. That's ok. First things first :0)

    Thanks so much for your finishing tutorials. How beautiful. I know they will be a great help and inspiration to me.

    I was wondering if you would send me the pattern for the letters you use in your stitching. They are beautiful. I am not promising they will be so beautiful once I've stitched them, but I'll practice! Practice I will. I love monograms.

    Thanks again for sharing all this. I love it.

  30. January 17, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog and just love your finishes. Your tutorials are great too. Now if only I could finish things like that!!!
    I also joined as a followed. I have a blog at dottiesxstitches but don't post too often.

  31. January 17, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    I found your blog by accident & love your work. Your tutorial's are great too. Will try to follow.

  32. January 17, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    Hi Deborah,

    Thankyou for the lovely comment, unfortunately your email is set as 'no reply' and therefore I cannot respond to the email, if you send me your emaill address I will gladly send you the pattern for the alphabet.

    Kind regards
    Lynn B

  33. January 18, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the tip on making photo collages with Picasa. I've used the program for a couple of years and continue to learn new photo editing techniques.

    Your blog is wonderful – excellent photography!

  34. January 19, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Maravillosos tus trabajos de 2.010. Imagino que nos sorprenderás durante este nuevo año.
    Un abrazo

  35. January 24, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    You really do beautiful work! Look at all these gorgeous projects you have completed!

  36. February 8, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    Hello Lynn what a wonderfull work, I am from Argentina not easy to buy cross stitch books, I love monograms Can you send me please the pattern of alphabet? Carolalopez1@hotmail.com