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Free valentine cross stitch patterns, Rosey finished, new stash and Tilda dolls!

I have bought some new fabric to make this Tilda Doll from the book Tilda’s Summer Ideas, this fabric is really pretty,  I got it from ebay, it is from the Tilda fabric range. I also bought some other fabric from a website called Crumbly Cottage in the UK, they arrived very quickly and Claire the owner placed a  free bag of buttons into the parcel, it felt like my birthday, they were such a treat to open! 
New design Valentine patterns see below   
Stitching news and a free pattern
I have now finished Rosey from Little House Needleworks, I think she is so pretty, the photos are below.
As Valentines day is approaching I decided to make a couple of free patterns for you, the cross stitch freebies are at the bottom of this post.
My trip to Paris    
As you know I am off to Paris to the embroidery show and I am thinking of making a small gift for the first person who recognises me. There is only one exception to this, if you have already won one of my giveaways you are not eligible to claim this at the show but you can claim one of my patterns from my Etsy shop, I will be putting the full details on my post on Sunday evening.
 I will be wearing a badge with my blog name to make it easy to find me! 
Hopefully I will have made the small gift by this Sunday  when I will post a picture on my blog, if no one claims it at the show I will offer it as a free gift when I return. 
Here are the cross stitch freebies, they make lovely scissor fobs!
This love birds cross stitch design is available to purchase, just email me in my profile. 
Thankyou to all of you for the lovely comments you send my way, and may I extend a warm welcome to all of my new followers! 
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Thank you, Lynne. I can't believe you have the Tilda book, too!
    I bought mine on Amazon. I love her
    fabric line. They're so sweet.
    I hope you have a wonderful time in
    I love the free patterns.

  2. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Love the cute valentine patterns, especially the one with the black cat, looks just like my Gigi! Enjoy your trip to Paris.. oh-lala!

  3. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Lynn, thank you so much for sharing your work with us. You are such an inspiration. I love your blog 🙂

  4. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    I love your Rosey finish. Thanks for the free Valentine cross stitches.

  5. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    I love your handwork… and the "love" pattern is just too cute!

  6. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Aww very sweet finish ..
    Cute freebie..enjoy your trip to the Paris 🙂
    Keep well xxx

  7. January 26, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    oooo well done on the rosey finish she looks gorgeous … and love the fabric for your tilda doll … I've got a book just haven't had time etc to get round to trying one .
    hope you have a fab time at the show … sorry won't be there to cheer you on ..lol love mouse xxxx

  8. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Great finish on Rosey, and I'm looking forward to seeing your Tilda finish, I have one of her Christmas books and I love her style.
    Thank you for the valentine designs.
    Have fun in Paris.

  9. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    quelle jolie broderie Lynn, bravo, j'aime beaucoup, merci également pour ces deux free
    have a nice day

  10. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Rosey is gorgeous! Thank you for the valentine designs, they are great!

    Enjoy your trip to Paris!


  11. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Rosey is so nice, congratulations!

  12. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Lynn, I love your Rosie cross stitch, so sweet.
    Hope you enjoy yourself in Paris, I am green with envy.

  13. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Rosey looks lovely Ruth! I'm so pleased I bought her earlier today 🙂 Can't wait to see your completed Tilda doll. Have a fun fab time in Paris!

  14. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    I have a few of the Tilda books, I love the designs they are so cute. Haven't gotten round to making a doll but did make a pixie hat for my sis for Christmas. I love the fabby you choose.

  15. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Your Rosy finish is gorgeous~~~~ I love the colors~~
    Thank you for the free patterns!! They are adorable~

  16. January 27, 2012 / 10:50 am

    Just Love Rosy Think I will need to start a wish list Thank you for the free chart hope to stitch the blck cat for a friend.

  17. January 27, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    Love the fabric for your Tilda doll, she is going to be cute. Great job on Rosey. Have fun in Paris. Thank you for the free patterns. I just think the cat is adorable.

  18. January 27, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    Rosey is so pretty! She makes me think "spring". Thanks for the Valentine patterns.

  19. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Well done on Rosey! Are these the charted colours? It looks so vibrant.
    Your new fabrics are lovely and it will be fun to see the Tilda dolls you make from them.

    Thank you so much for the Valentine freebies. They are both wonderful designs.
    Enjoy your time in Paris!

  20. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Thank you so much for the free charts. Rosie is beautiful.
    Welcome Back from Paris!

  21. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    congrats on your finish! Rosey is lovely 🙂

  22. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Rosey is a wonderful finish :0), lovely stash and even more wonderful charts, thank you for those xx

  23. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    wow! this is beautiful! congrats!

  24. January 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Rosey is absolutely DARLING!!!! How cute is that face?? 😀

    Love the charts and have a great time in Paris!

  25. January 28, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Your Tilda doll fabric is adorable! How cute is that! Thanks for the lovely valentine's charts! ~Lorraine

  26. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the free patterns! x

  27. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    I saw you on Craft Gossip. Went to check out your Valentine Kitty. Thanks for sharing as my brother and his family all have cats, yes, me too. Love this so much that I want to make this for everyones Valentine this year. You now have a new follower.

  28. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Thank you for the kitty freebie (I love it). I have it stitched up on my blog if you would like to see it –


  29. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Beautiful finish on Rosey. I'd like to stitch her too one of these days.
    I have a couple of Tilda books and some of the lovely fabric.
    I've made a bear and a rabbit but have yet to make a doll.
    Have fun making yours.

  30. March 24, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Hi Lyn… oh how exciting you are sewing a Tilda Doll!! Im looking forward to seeing her finished.. I will check out the rest of your blog to see if I can find her finished. Hugs from Lisa in New Zealand