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Ye Ode Chocolate Shoppe finished and I won another giveaway!

Hi everyone, I finished Chocolate Shoppe last weekend, it was nearly a disaster as I cut through the linen when I realised I had missed the coffee coloured row of  stitching at the top, thankfully I managed to cover up my mistake! I am going to get this framed when I have finished other designs in this range because thay are all going onto the same wall in my new kitchen, I also have Ice Cream Sundae still to frame, now that really is one of my favourites, it just makes me want ice cream as soon as I look at it!
I am getting ready to stitch Rosie with her posy design next.
Other stitching news.
I received some wonderful news the other day, I won Lees giveaway from Notes from Under the Mountain blog here if you have never seen Lees blog then I ask you to go over now as Lee makes some beautiful creations, her embroidery is exquisite! I was so thrilled and excited when I realised I had won the beautiful embroidered bag with another stitched item that will be a surprise made from my choice of colour.    
I first heard about Lees blog when I saw a beautiful cushion Lee had stitched for another blogger, then I saw this little bag that literally took my breath away here it is called a Pocket for Titania, I am sure you will all agree Lee is a very talented needlewoman! 
Thankyou Lee, I look forward to receiving your giveaway gift!
I have also been planning my third anniversary giveaway for July, I am already stitching another one of my tea bag holders that will be one of my gifts, you all seemed to really like that so I thought I may as well stitch another for the giveaway. I think it will be themed around cupcakes, I have lots of ideas buzzing around in my head, you never know I may change my mind a million times until I actually start the stitching process! 
Thankyou for all of your lovely comments, they are always appreciated, I would also  like to welcome  all of my new followers!     
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    oooooo lovely … I want some chocolate now ..lol and well done on the win 🙂 I've got a PIF to receive from lee sometime this year and can't wait 🙂 take care and happy stitching:) love mouse xxx

  2. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    A lovely finish, Lynn. It's one on my "do someday" list.

    And congratulations on winning a giveaway!

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  4. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Oooo~~ That cake looks delicious~~~ Congratulations on your finish!!!!!

    Lee's blog is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    This is great,makes me wanna chocolate.I can not believe how perfect is your stitching.Every stitch is the same.

  6. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    OOhh, chocolate shoppe looks so.. yumm.
    Went over to Lee's blog. What pretty creations. Thanks for sharing the link. Congrats on such a lovely win

  7. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful finish Lynn! It's mouth watering! If there was a mistake, you've done an incredible job of covering it.
    Congrats also on your win. I visited Lee's blog and you're right, her work is exquisite! You are so lucky to have won a piece of her handiwork.

  8. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Great finish! Congratulations on your giveaway win

  9. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    This is why I love coming here. I get to see projects to put on my wish list AND find other stitchy blogs. I promise to visit Lee asap!

    I love this project. I can see myself stitching that up and gifting it with some chocolate 😀

  10. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    You have to love a good chocolate shoppe! Congrats on your win!

  11. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Pretty finish! Glad you could fix the stray cut you made! Congrats on winning Lee's giveaway!

  12. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Beautiful stitching, and the design is luscious. Love it.

  13. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Your Chocolate Shoppe finish is darling, Lynn! And great news about winning Lee's giveaway. I had the honor of receiving something from her a couple of years ago and know first-hand that her work is just exquisite 🙂

  14. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    A gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing it framed along with your Ice Cream finish.

  15. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    A gorgeous finish Lynn. I love this one. OOooh another giveaway. Look forward to that. Congrats on the win. x

  16. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Lovely finish! congrats on your giveaway win!

  17. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Your stitches are perfect and such tiny little x's! Bravo!

  18. June 27, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    oh, great! so sweet cake!

  19. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    It looks so sweet!)
    My best congratulations on winning the giveaway!

  20. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Mmmmmm… Chocolate! Sounds good to me. I may have to find me some chocolate tonight, lol. Glad you managed to fix your mistake. Those are never fun! Can't wait to see your next project!

  21. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    What a sweet finish…I just love those designs. What a great idea to frame and hang them in your kitchen!

  22. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Hi! Your Blog is fantastic! =)

    I'm completely enchanted by their embroidery, are lovely!

    Congrats!! =)

  23. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Beautiful stitching!

    Congrats on your giveaway win!


  24. June 28, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Your finished chocolate stitch is lovely! I am even more inspired to start mine now. I love the other charts in this range too, cant wait to see more of your work 😉

  25. June 28, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Congratulations on your finish. It is lovely.

    Congratulations on winning the giveaway too:)

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  27. June 28, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Dear Lynn,
    I love LHN – I love chocolate – so now you can imagin how I love this wonderful stitched piece!!!
    So sweet!


  28. June 28, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    Another lovely finish Lynn. You are going to have a fabulous display of framed pieces in the new kitchen.
    What a beautiful prize you won in the giveaway. I'm glad your luck has turned as you've been so generous with your own giveaways in the past.


  29. June 28, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    Mmmmm, loving the finished project, I feel tempted to pop in for a chocolate sample : )
    Looking forward to hearing about your giveaway. If you fancied trying your luck at winning another one, I am holding a giveaway over on my blog at the moment, feel free to enter xxx

  30. June 28, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    Congratulations on winning the giveaway. Yes, Lee does do some gorgeous work. Lucky you for winning. 🙂

    Love you Chocolate shoppe finish. Fabulous!

  31. June 29, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Lovely finish! Congrats!

  32. June 29, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Love your completed chocolate shoppe – beautiful work! Congrats on winning the giveaway – you truly deserve to win as you are always so generous with your patterns.

  33. June 30, 2011 / 8:14 am

    Oh, for the love of chocolate! The "Chocolate Shoppe" piece is just wonderful…perfect stitching as always. Now I must go and find myself a little piece of real chocolate and indulge:)

    Congratulations upon winning Lee's beautiful piece too!

  34. June 30, 2011 / 8:14 am

    Now girly…this is truly fabulous! I love it!


  35. June 30, 2011 / 9:36 pm

    Congrats on your finish. Very cute. And congrats on your blog win — lucky gal!

  36. July 1, 2011 / 6:50 am

    What a lovely finish. I can imagine your horror at the thought of cutting too close.
    It is nice to see you win – you give away so many lovely things.
    I hope you are enjoying your summer so far my friend!!!
    I'm trying to enjoy the sun, not sneeze my brains out with allergies and stitch, stitch, stitch and oh yeah, quilt, quilt, quilt.

  37. July 2, 2011 / 11:34 am

    wow lynn sei stata velocissima!!!!!!
    bellissimo il tuo ricamo!!!!
    e che dire del blog che hai segnalato ho visto alcuni sacchetti meravigliosi!!!complimenti per la vincita!!!!
    baci e buone vacanze!!!!!!!

  38. July 2, 2011 / 11:34 am

    It's gorgeous, Lynn. Congrats on finishing it!

  39. July 3, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    Beautiful finish! I have that pattern and hope to get to it soon…if not, when I retire.

    I stitched Rosey recently and it was a joy to stitch.

  40. July 3, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    Wonderful finish!!!!

  41. July 5, 2011 / 8:42 am

    Great finish! Congratulations on your giveaway win.

    I just saw that and since I follow your blog, I wanted to let you know that there is another Blog giveaway at http://www.thestitchersmarket.com I have all of the details on my blog. Helping to spread the word to other bloggers.

    Have a great day!

  42. July 5, 2011 / 8:42 am

    Oh I love this one. Makes me want to eat some chocolate. Very pretty.

  43. July 6, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    What a lovely finish and congrats on your win!

  44. July 8, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    So beautiful blog
    I like it