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Stitching news, freshly made scones and I won a giveaway!

I have had a busy couple of weeks stitching, my first finish was a box that I made for my tutorial on my tutorials blog, I then designed and stitched this silk dupion strawberry, decorated it with spider web roses and mill hill beads. My third project was a stitch red exchange for the Hooked on Exchanging group, I offered to be an Angel Stitcher for one lady who had not received her gift, obviously I cannot show this yet, however, I send it tomorrow ( Tuesday ) and as soon as it arrives I will show the photo’s.
I had some wonderful news today, I won my first ever giveaway from Lydia’s Treasure blog here.
Here are the photo’s from Lisa’s blog, I just loved it as soon as I saw it, I love her face, I think it is cute! 
Thankyou Lisa, I will treasure her.
 Lisa makes some beautiful quilts and lots of other handmade gifts, check out her blog, you will not be disappointed!
Here is the box finish, you can see the tutorials for this on my tutorials blog here
A close up photo of the strawberry I made to go inside the box.
After all of that stitching I decided to make some scones today, I added butter and strawberry jam and made a cup of English afternoon tea – bliss!!!!
Welcome to my new followers, thankyou for all of your lovely comments!
Happy stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Congratulations on your giveaway win!
    Your rose embroidered strawberry is so pretty

  2. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    The strawberry is gorgeous!!!

  3. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Cute box! I'll have to check out the tutorial for it! Congrats on winning your first giveaway. That face is wonderful! The scones look wonderful also! I've never made scones, I'll have to try it sometime.

  4. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    What lovely finishes! The box is gorgeous and so is the strawberry! Love the prize you won too. Nice! Scones look delicious!

  5. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Such a pretty strawberry. I like the little touches you put on it.

    Love that doll! She's got the greatest face. What a wonderful thing to win!

    And I have to thank you for the tutorial. I've been wanting to make something like this for a while and your tutorial will help with all the things that I'm not sure about. One thing I'm sure about though – those scones look soooo good!

  6. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    oooo well done on the win :) love the strawberry and been to peek at the tutorial :) thanks for that): need help !!! my cord around the box lid I did how do you finish so that they join without fraying ???? only pinned it in place atm as not sure what best to do and thought better ask the expert ;)could you email me ???? and coooo I missed scones and tea :( hope you had a lovely Easter love mouse xxxx

  7. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Oh Lynn – your pocket angel is just the sweetest thing ever. Congratulations on your win.
    Your box tutorial will come in handy. I will certainly be using it.
    Love the little strawberry.
    Those scones look yummy indeed.

  8. April 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    I am just going to say-YUMMY!!!

  9. April 27, 2011 / 8:08 am

    Yum, yum! Congrats on your win – love the stitching and finishing!

  10. April 27, 2011 / 8:08 am

    Great job on the little strawberry and the box and hmmm the scones looks yummy!!!

  11. April 27, 2011 / 8:08 am

    I love the strawberry and the pretty box, Lynn–your tutorials are so helpful, too! Thanks for the time you put into making them for us :)

    Congratulations on your win–what a fun and unique creation :) Enjoy!

  12. April 27, 2011 / 8:08 am

    Gorgeous strawberry! Well done on your lovely giveaway win. Those scones look yummy. x

  13. April 27, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Love your strawberry! Your stitching is impeccable as always. Thanks very much for the box tutorial too.
    As for the scones……mmmmmm!

  14. April 27, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Wow that strawberry is divine :0) xx

  15. April 27, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    I really love the strawberry – beautiful! Would you believe I have never had a scone but they do look yummy. I bet they are great right out of the oven!

  16. April 28, 2011 / 8:32 am

    That is a beautiful strawberry! The box is gorgeous too!

  17. April 28, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    the strawberry is fantastic! I love it!
    scones with strawberry jam: yummy! and thank you for the tutorial, I would like to try to do one
    happy stitching and cooking!

  18. April 28, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Congratulations on your win! Love the strawberry too!
    Thanks for the tutorial for the box…must take ages, but we appreciate it! One question though – how do you stop the cord from faying? I have tried puting tape round before I cut it and making sure that I have sharp scissors, but it always ends up fraying and the join is very obvious. Any tips would be much appreciated!

  19. April 28, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Hello! I adore your blog. Could you please tell me Where I can get the "letters" that you have stitched on your main page. I Adore the "A" and "S", etc. they look old world and I would very much like to purchase the patterns if possible.
    thank you so much. Just learning how to follow a blog.

  20. May 3, 2011 / 9:21 am

    This is my first visit to your site…love the finishes today…what a beautiful box! I will look at the tutorial next and I'll be back…you have a great site!!