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Paris giveaway winner and look what arrived for me!!!!!!

Hi everyone, apologies for the delay, someone had hacked into my blog and set a divert to another website, this prevented me from announcing my giveaway winner. Thankfully I managed to fix it quickly after searching in my widgets to see if I could find it, sure enough it was there!
I had to do an awful lot of reading on the internet to find out how to solve the problem.
I have a couple of things to tell you about but first up is the winner of my Paris giveaway, I set up the draw using the old fashioned way of folding up tiny bits of paper everytime I recieved a comment.
The winner is …………………………..
Lynn from Kearnel’s Corner blog 
Congratulations Lynn, you get everyting in the photo below!
Please email me your address details and I will send it to you before the end of next week, however, it could be sooner, depends when I manage to get to the post office.   
Thankyou to everyone who entered and a warm welcome to all of my new followers, I did try to reply to everyone, however some of you did not leave me a way to reply to you, but thanks for your lovely comments I really appreciated them all! 
My next giveaway!
My next giveaway will be in the middle of September, it will not be stitch related.
I have been asked by My Memories Suite to host a digital scrapbooking software freebie on this site, I have never used it before until now and all I can say is that it is really easy to use and I now know what all those digital scrapbboking folders were for! lol
I will be showing some photo examples and be giving away one of these Digital Software programmes free to one lucky reader of my blog, so keep your eyes open for that!      
A gift to myself 
Although I love sewing I think sometimes it is nice to have someone else make something for me as a special treat, when I saw this pillow and gift tags (top photo) I decided to do just that!
It arrived a few weeks ago, it was beautifully wrapped and it was like having Christmas in August!
I bought this from a talented blogger who also happens to be called Lynn, she has a beautiful blog at
Teacup Stitches blog here but I bought this from Lynn’s Etsy shop here, go check it out, be warned,  Lynn sells her pillows fast!
There is a close up photo of the pillow below, check out the lovely diamante heart, it’s so cute!
Thankyou Lynn, it was such a treat to receive this in the post, I know I will order from you again soon!
Talking of pillows, I have made this black and white pillow after taking inspiration from Lynn!
This beautiful lady image was printed on cotton fabric and then embroidered with french knots in lilac and pink to give it some colour, I also put a swarovski crystal on each flower in the corner.
 That’s it for this week, happy stitching everyone, until next time! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Amazing someone hacked in. Congratulations to the winner.

  2. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congratulation to the winner Lynn!
    Have you a great day!

  3. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Thank you so much Lynn for the lovely surprise upon opening your blog this morning! You have made my day. I'm so thrilled that I will actually be receiveing some of your wonderful stitching and sewing. I can't believe it!
    I'm off now to send you an email with my address.

  4. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congrats to the winner.I adore Lynn's work.I won a stocking of hers last year.That pillow with black and white is sooo adorable,its different with those colors.

    Happy September!

  5. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to Lynn on winning Paris!
    Love your pillow & gift tags! Lynn does do beautiful work!

  6. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congradulations Lynn On winning the Paris giveaway.
    The pillow and gift tags are beautiful, and i will check her shop out.
    Happy stitching

  7. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Oh how wonderful for Lynn!!!! You can send her package to my house. She will be here Friday till Sunday. I cannot promise, however, that she will actually get it!!!!!
    She is such a lovely person and will cherish her win.
    I love the pillow that you ordered – it is just awesome.
    And your new pillow – absolutely gorgeous!!! Nice work.

  8. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Well done Lynn. Love the pillow, very pretty xxxx

  9. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to the lucky winner and to you, dear, for the lovely and marvelous candy you shared with us! I confess I was dreaming about it! :))) God bless and have a wonderful time! :D

  10. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to Lynn for winning that lovely set.
    Love the things you bought for yourself – makes me want to go eat a cupcake!


  11. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to the winner!:)

    xoxo A.

  12. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Both the cupcakes and the Paris Cafe are fabulous!

  13. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Oh, such lovely things in this post. Wonderful! Oh, and grats to your winner, Lynn!!

  14. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Hi, this is my first time I've visited this blog and I'm completely astonished with the things you do (but I'm sure not only me thinks the same:)
    I adore your photos and work!
    regards form Poland,
    I'll stay here longer:)

  15. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to Lynn. You are really lucky :)
    Love both the pillows. The balck and white one is absolutely gorgeous and classic Lynn. The french knots adds the extra touch to it

  16. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congrats to Lynn – lucky girl! Your pillow purchase is beautiful – must check out this shop.

  17. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Hello Lynn B!
    Well this certainly is a Lynn-ish post isnt it!!
    Congratulations to Lynn on winning your fabulous giveaway! She is one lucky lady!
    And what fun to see my cupcakes here :-) You are sweet as a cupcake to feature them – hehe
    I'm glad to see that you are back up and running as I was worried about you when that strange site came up.
    Take good care and keep on stitchin'!
    XoXoX . . .
    Lynn B #2

  18. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Well done to the winner.
    Both pillows are lovely nice detail on both, it is nice to treat ourselves now and then. I am sure we would all agree that its hard to find time to make something for ourselves.
    best wishes Julie.C

  19. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congrats to Lynn for her win! Love the Cupcake pillows!! So cute!! Sorry to hear someone hacked your blog! =(

  20. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congrats to Lynn on winning your lovely stitching! And I love your pillow :)

  21. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    congratulations to lynn.have a lovely day xx

  22. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to Lynn

  23. September 7, 2011 / 8:04 am

    Congratulations Lynn!!

    That is such a lovely pillow you have made. Absolutely Beautiful!

  24. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    questa donnina è meravigliosa!

  25. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    All very fantastic !!

  26. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    I love your stitching – found the finishing instructions really useful, Just following your site.

  27. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    Congrats to the winner!

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  29. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    Ciao..sono capitata per caso nel tuo splendido blog…e ci sono rimasta un bel po' …per guardare con ammirazione le tue creazioni!!!Ciao "a tutto cuore" Patry

  30. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    verry nics work have you, i follow your blog

    Mvg Sarah

  31. September 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm


    what a great LADY.

    I LIKE IT.

    greatings send you Conny

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  33. October 2, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Hola!!!! Te Felicito por tan Bello Blog, tienes un Premio en el Mio, Te espero…♥

  34. October 2, 2011 / 9:28 am

    ik heb je getagd je kunt mee doen maar het is niet verplicht
    groetjes mina

  35. Anonymous
    December 30, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    Que de magnifique créations sur votre blog
    j'aime beaucoup