Cross stitch work in progress, Valentine giveaway and stash bought in Paris!

Hi everyone, we returned from the Paris stitching show, L’aiguille en fete, on Saturday evening, it was -8 in Paris and I was very relieved to get home to my nice warm house, we had a lovely time!

In this post I will show my recent cross stitch work in progress, my cross stitch stash from Paris and show you my latest giveaway for Valentines day and give details of how to enter.

I started  to stitch this Home Sweet Home cross stitch of mine whilst I was on the train to Paris, I just love the colours in this and it is a very easy pattern too!  I am stitching the cross stitch design on 18 count aida fabric with DMC stranded cotton threads.
Here is a close up of the design.
Next up is the stash I bought at the show, 2 patterns, a bobbin, handmade pins and little wooden extras, I am looking forward to playing around with these.   
I love these pins – yummy!!!!!
It was quite busy but we got there just half an hour after the doors opened, we got around pretty quickly before the crowds appeared!
And now for my giveaway, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this valentine pillow is:
Giveaway now closed
Become or already be a follower and leave a  comment on this post, thats it!
The giveaway will close at 6pm (GMT) next Sunday evening on the 19 February 2012 and then I will draw and announce the one winner either on Sunday or within  a few days of the closing date.     
Good luck!
Now closed
I appreciate all of your comments and welcome to all of my new followers……
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B
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  1. February 14, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Happy Valentine's Day Lynn♥ Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Please count me in! 🙂

  2. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Oh, thank you Lynn. I'd love to be included.
    Paris must have been fabulous!!!!
    I'd love more pictures.
    I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar to spread the word.
    Hugs,
    Susan

  3. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    That show looks amazing!! How fun that you were able to go!
    Love your giveaway ~ so sweet ~ please count me in!

  4. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Those buttons are adorable! And yes pls could you add me to your draw?

  5. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Welcome home~ Lovely stash you got in Paris~~~ Thanks for sharing!!!!

  6. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Happy Valentine's Day. Glad you had a wonderful trip to Paris. I love the little pillow…thanks for the chance to win!

  7. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    I have never been to Paris but I enjoyed your post. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower. Love the patterns and other goodies that were added to your stash.

  8. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    I am now a follower. Love your site. I would love the chance to win this cute little pillow. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. February 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Oh dear – I'm first. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. And I'm so envious of your going to the Paris Stitching show. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to go one day!

  10. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    what a great little pillow thanks for the chance to win it.

  11. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    happyyy valentines day … so glad you had a wonderful time and coooo very nice stash .. love the reel pattern too 🙂
    would love to win your little pillow as it is really cute 🙂 love mouse xxxxx
    ps did you see any one you knew ???

  12. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Oh what fun stash you bought. I love the colors in your WIP. Looks like there was some fun stuff to see at the show. BTW thanks for the link to the mice pattern. I stitched them up for my friend. They are soo cute.

  13. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Going to Paris, all the great fabric and stitching shops and flea markets is probably #1on my bucket list. I'm so jealous! :-). I am a follower and would love a chance to win your pretty prize. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Muchas felicidades por tu viaje a París, seguro lo disfrutaste y se nota con tan bellos regalos que te haz comprado, felicidades por tu blog esta lleno de cosas bellísimas, bordados increíbles y estupendas fotografías, de verdad lindas cosas.

    Saludos.

  15. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    WOW, what a great time you must have had in Paris.
    I would love to enter your giveaway please, I am already a follower.
    many thanks

  16. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Oh what wonderful new goodies! Love them. And did I hear the word – giveaway????? I will toss my name in the perverbial hat once again! Maybe someday my luck will change lol!!
    Happy Valentines Day.

  17. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Beautiful pin pillow, sure would love a chance to own it! Thank you for this chance!

    Love your stash from Paris!

    Hugs,

  18. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Count me in! I love reading your posts and seeing your beautiful stitching! Laura x

    cutecrochetedcreations.blogspot.com

  19. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Glad you had such a great time; love the stick pins..please enter me in your giveaway; I love this little pillow..

    Hugs, Shar

  20. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    Paris!? I envy you. What a fabulous trip that must have been.

  21. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Oh my, I love those pins! They are darling!! And your design is very cute…I love the colors.

    I'd be very happy to be entered in your giveaway! =)

  22. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Hi Lynn, I just started following your blog and find it wonderful. I'm a 26 yr old stay at home mom of two great little boys and LOVE cross stitching. I'm currently working on Stockings for all my familiy members. Your pillow is adorable but mostly I just love that I've found a community of other cross stitchers. Thanks for sharing!

  23. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Love this!

  24. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    I'm already a follower, I really love the pins, where did you get them ?

  25. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    What a sweet giveaway. I do follow you. It looks like the trip to Paris was a successful one.

  26. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Oh to be a mouse in your pocket at the show! It looks like it was a fun visit. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I may be the lucky winner of your giveaway.

  27. February 14, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Oh what fun you must have had at the show. Love Paris!!

    Great stash and wonderful stitching. Home Sweet Home looks like such a fun and cheerful project.

  28. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    It's very nice!

  29. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Paris-how fun.
    Darling giveaway-please include me 😉

  30. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    I love that pillow!! Count me in!

  31. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Thanks for sharing your day Lynn.
    The show looks great although I doubt I could endure -8
    What gorgeous stash you came home with. I love the two patterns you bought and all the other little bits and bobs.
    Your latest WIP is very pretty.
    Would love to enter the draw please. The wrapping is almost as gorgeous as the gift itself.

    Margaret

  32. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    I officially became a follower today! (I've been regularly checking in unofficially for months.). I love all you work!

  33. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Precioso cojin
    Felicidades por el viaje a Paris.
    Besos
    Laura RS

  34. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    lynn
    I love the fact that you could hop a train. we did this in january to paris from Ashford and it was great.
    your stitching is wonderful.
    Diane, New Zealand

  35. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    What a wonderful trip! I would love a chance to have your sweet pillow. Thanks for the opportunity.

  36. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Happy Valentines Day! Pillow is a cutie!

  37. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    What I would give to go to Paris! I'll just have to live vicariously through you. Glad you had a good time @ L'aiguille en fete. Thanks for posting freebie patterns. In these tight times it's a treat 🙂

  38. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    So wonderful that you could go to Paris! thanks for sharing your trip with us!

  39. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    A wonderful little Valentine pillow! Thanks for offering all of us a chance to win.

  40. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Beautiful your purchases and of course I would love to participate in your drawing.
    I am a follower of your blog.

    Happy Valentine's Day

  41. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Thanks for the chance. Cute little pillow. Happy valentine's day.

  42. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Great new stash. Love the patterns. Never seen the bobbin one, can't wait to see that one done. Cute pins.
    Looks like you had a nice time.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  43. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    What a sweet pillow. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm a follower 🙂

  44. February 15, 2012 / 8:19 am

    Soo want to go to L'aiguille en Fete some day. Thank you for the contest.

  45. February 15, 2012 / 10:12 am

    Lucky you going to the show in Paris! I can't believe that you only bought those few buts, going on, 'fess up, you bought more and are just hiding it, right?

    Absolutely love the litte pillow.

    Judi x

  46. February 15, 2012 / 10:12 am

    That pillow is so beautiful…I hope it comes with me to Spain 😉
    Thank you for this giveaway.

  47. February 15, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Hope you had a nice Valentines Day – The colors in your Home Sweet Home are so pretty – so springlike! You giveaway if fabulous – my fingers are crossed!!!

  48. February 15, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    A Happy Valentine to you to Lynn, I love your collection it looks like you had an interesting and fruitful visit.
    best wishes Julie.C

  49. February 15, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Lynn, I am a follower, adorable pillow.

  50. February 15, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Oh wow I have been lusting after that pillow since you showed it too us!

    I was thinking of making my own, but as I have never cross stitched I had resigned myself to not owning one!

    So I would LOVE to be entered into the giveaway for it!

    And your stash of goodies is amazing! I love the wooden after tea – what do you use it for?

    Oh and I would love to be able to make a 'Home Sweet Home' picture – it would be very nostalgic for me! May I ask where you found the pattern?

    Jewel x

  51. February 15, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Happy Valentine's day…and you also went to Paris, city of love, so lovely. And thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. Am a follower.

  52. February 15, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I love the giveaway. I love Paris but you must be with the right person, and then well the sy's the limit… you know what I mean!!!

  53. February 15, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I love your cross stitch and have been reading your blog for a bit now–and thought I had joined the following list–but didn't find me==so did it just now!!
    I love the little pillow, but I also love the peacock abc's great piece-
    Hugs, and smiles, DI

  54. February 15, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    très belles photos ! beaux achats !
    bises

  55. February 15, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    Love the colour combo on your WIP. It's very pretty!
    You've made some great additions to your stash. The pins are so cute!
    Please enter my name into the giveaway. Your pillow is just soooo sweet!

  56. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    I wanted to say grats on the new stash and other things. The pins are really cute, and I love the colors in your WIP, the green and pink especially. Please don't enter me in your giveaway though. Not that I wouldn't love to have it, but there's no place to display it that Yes Dear wouldn't think it's a toy and she would shred it with efficiency. Happy belated Valentine's Day to you though!!

  57. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    You do beautiful needlework! You are so lucky to have been to Paris … and buy needlework supplies there, too. I think they have the most wonderful kits there. Thank you for the giveaway.

  58. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    Always love to read your blog, do not always comment though. Love the Paris Market and when you go and you share. The patterns you purchased are wonderful – love them.

    Love the little pillow and the how it is wrapped – very nice.

  59. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    Love all your shopping. I'm sure you had a fabulous time.
    Would love to win the little pillow. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

  60. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    So adorable, really want to take up cross stitching! Nothing better than a handmade gift x

  61. February 16, 2012 / 10:04 am

    I'm jealous! The cross stitch show looks fabulous and so does your lovely new stash.

  62. February 16, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    I do like your pins and it made my day looking at your blogg. Thanks for your giveaway and please count me in.
    Love to you
    Judith

  63. February 16, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    The home sweet home WIP is gorgeous, your right about the colours, they are lovely.
    I'd love to be in with a chance of winning your giveaway, you work always looks so good. I ahve just finsihed my first ever crossstitch piece well not including the small packets you can buy. I already have my next project in my sights and am off to the stitch and craft show in London next month, so excited, I cannot wait x x x x

  64. February 16, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    I love the 2 patterns you bought, they are gorgeous. Please include me in your giveaway.

  65. February 17, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    What a fabulous stash! How I wished we had stitching show or better still, Paris is not half way round the globe from here. Enjoy your stash and please enter me for the draw.

  66. February 18, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    I love this little pillow. I have just stitched the design for the Needlecraft Haven monthly freebie so would love to have a matching pillow!
    The Paris show looks great.
    ps will you be doing any more of your cute special event cats? I stitched Valentine Cat this month too!

  67. February 19, 2012 / 8:18 am

    Happy Valentine's Day! I love the stash you aquired at the show.

    Please enter me in your drawing… s.tompkins76@yahoo.com

  68. February 19, 2012 / 8:18 am

    I just Love your little pillow. Please count me in your giveaway.

    Mary Joan