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Little House Needleworks Rosie makes posies progress.

Hi everyone, firstly I would like to welcome my new followers and thank everyone for leaving comments on my blog, it is always appreciated. I am thrilled I have reached over 1300 followers, it is so nice to know you enjoy reading my little piece of the blog world! I considered doing a giveaway to celebrate but I am currently working on my 3rd blog anniversary giveaway for the end of  July, however, I will certainly be doing one just to celebrate my followers a little later, maybe sometime in September.

Stitching news
I have started stitching Rosie from Little House Needlework and I have posted more pictures below.
I chose the cream fabric because I did not have any darker coloured fabric in the right thread count and I particularly wanted to stitch this on 32 count. To allow for the fact that I used the cream fabric I had to backstitch the bee and the flowers to make them stand out, but I think it looks ok.


My work in progress on Rosie
Close up of the back stitched bee

Thankyou for your visit, I hope you have a happy stitchy week!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 10, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    I won that bottle cap pincushion and still love it! I think some of your finished boxes would be a wonderful thing to be in your etsy shop. Don't know if the price would make it unfeasible, but your boxes are wonderful. Good luck with the etsy shop. I think it's a great idea!

  2. July 10, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Wow, you've made a lot of progress on Rosie. The bee is so cute! And I love your pincushions. They are darling. You could use regular pins or you could offer counting pins too. I've seen them lots of places, and they don't look hard to make.

  3. July 10, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    It is all so lovely Lynn…and best of luck with the etsy shop! I would just love to learn how to make additional pages work on my blog, LOL!

    Happy Stitchin'

  4. July 10, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Absolutely LOVE your bottle cap pin cusion! Too Cute! Happy Stitching!

  5. July 11, 2011 / 8:17 am

    Rosie is looking absolutely lovely. wish you the best of luck with your etsy store. With your talent you will be most successful, I'm sure.

  6. July 11, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    You are so talented! I've been following you for a short while now and I love to see what you make! Please post some more tutorials so that one day (haha!) I can make some cool stuff too. 😉

  7. July 11, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Your pincushions are adorable!! Rosie is lookin' good!

  8. July 12, 2011 / 9:03 am

    I love Rosie – I have her started along with a bazillion other projects – I'll finish eventually

  9. July 12, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Congrats on your Etsy shop! I'm sure you'll do well. I'll be dropping by for sure.
    Rosie looks so sweet. I love her.

  10. July 12, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    Lynn,I like your works very much! The pincushion is so sweet and Rosie looks like garden princess, very nice.

  11. July 13, 2011 / 8:00 am

    I am so glad to see you are opening an Etsy shop – best of luck in your endeavor but I know you will do well. Love those little pincushions.

  12. July 14, 2011 / 7:23 am

    Love your little pin cushion. And really love your progress on Rosie.

  13. July 14, 2011 / 7:23 am

    Rosie is so pretty and I love your pincushion!

  14. Anonymous
    July 14, 2011 / 7:23 am

    Congratulations on your ever growing number of followers and Best Wishes for a wonderful happy Etsy experience.
    There is so much there it could keep a person busy all day (and night) long.

  15. July 14, 2011 / 7:23 am

    Congrads on your Etsy shop.
    Rosie is looking good while the pincushion is adorable.

    Good luck!

  16. July 14, 2011 / 7:23 am

    If I click on your link to your etsy store I just get re-directed back here to your home page 🙁


  17. July 15, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    Lovely progress on Rosie, Lynn. It's such a bright cheerful design. Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop. Everything you make is really pretty and original and should do well in your shop. Wishing you lots of success 🙂
    Angela xx

  18. July 16, 2011 / 8:05 am

    what is the name of your etsy shoppe?? am I missing it???

  19. July 19, 2011 / 5:21 am

    Ahhh, Rosie is very sweet.
    Wishing you lots of luck with your new venture!


  20. July 22, 2011 / 6:21 pm

    Congratulations, you've hit it big. Your work is so gorgeous. It looks delicate, intricate and just beautiful. I'm happy for you.

  21. July 25, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    Congratulations, lovely work.
    I saw you in the WOCS.

  22. July 25, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    I always buy the WOCS.