Happiness is cross stitching blog


Hi everyone, here are the photos of my latest work in progress stitcheries, I have now completed them both, you can see the completed photos below.
These stitcheries are freebies from Bronwyn Hayes Red Brolly designs here, she designs some gorgeous quilts, stitcheries and bags, pop over to her blog here, you won’t be disappointed!   
I love doing these stitcheries as they are really quick to finish and ever so effective.  
I have also just finished stitching this needlebook design, again this is a freebie from Bronwyns blog.
This is stitched using one strand of thread. 
I still have lots of finishing to do, in particular the Peacock Box that I started a while ago. I have also trimmed the red Elephantz design in the red  check fabric, I will show photos in my next post,  all I need to do is frame it now, it does look really cute.
Here are the other photos of the stitcheries.
Completed design ready for framing, or I may put this into a mini quilt?
This is the free Christmas design before I finished the satin stitch.
The finished design.
Thankyou for all of your lovely comments and a huge welcome to all of my new followers.
Until next time – Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful stitches. I love the two ladies, one happily stitching away. Nice to see a post. Sending hugs

  2. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    So glad you're posting again… love your handiwork!

  3. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Just a question. I noticed that you used three strands of embroidery floss. Any particular reason? Do you always use three instead of two?

  4. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Lovely work and so neat.
    I have that stitchery of the 2 lady's but have not even started it yet it looks really good.
    Need to finish 3 other projects first, i don't know where the days go. But its worth it when you have finished one and see the end result.
    best wishes Julie.C

  5. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Love your stitchery you have done so pretty.
    I must have this sometime.thanks for sharing.

  6. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Very nice stitching. Thank you for the blog link, off to check it out.

  7. Anonymous
    July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    They are fantastic!

  8. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, they're all wonderful! I think my favorite is the one with the two women and the cat. Love love love it!

  9. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Hi Lynn. So wonderful to see what you have been up to. Very sweet. Well done. 🙂 I know work is keeping you busy. I will be watching for your finishing.

  10. July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Very sweet!

  11. Anonymous
    July 8, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    beautiful stitcherie

  12. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Gorgeous projects Lynn… I really like your blog! Giovi

  13. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Just checking in looking for your latest posting.

    Your loyal blog fans miss you. We need an update.

    Hope you are doing well.

  14. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    they are so cute!!!!i love your blog,it is like sweet memories

  15. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    They are fabulous, i love stitching. Catherine x

  16. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Love it all – You know Bronwyn Hayes Red Brolly has a new Quilt posted for Christmas ….

  17. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    these are wonderful! Such careful stitches

  18. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    I love this christmas design! Looks great done all in the one colour, I've just gone and printed it off, I may take it on holiday to do next month! Thanks for the link and for showing us yours 🙂

  19. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Wonderful stitched motives!


  20. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Two words , verry beautiful.
    Hugs cindy

  21. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Your work is amazing – as usual!!

  22. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Los dos son bellisimos. Te han quedado muy bonitos.

  23. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Very nice!

  24. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    (⁀‵⁀,) ✿

  25. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    I love the design with two ladies sitting together. It will be a perfect gift for my sister who loves cats, withe me stitching beside her. I will try to make it for her.

  26. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    They are both fabulous designs – your stitching is beautiful – thankyou for the freebie link 🙂

  27. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Sooo cute!!!
    And nice stitches!!!

  28. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Ooooh very pretty, a nice change from our regular cross stitch. Love the ladies especially. What's the stitch you are using?

  29. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Your stitchings are beautiful! Great work!

  30. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Wow they are lovely…thanks for the links!

  31. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Absolutely lovely!

  32. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    beautiful stitcherie
    Have a nice day

  33. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    que c'est beau Lynn, bravo
    le point est très régulier
    merci des liens
    bonne journée

  34. August 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Hi Lynn,

    Wow, these finishes are wonderful! I love the
    red of the Christmas piece and the design
    itself is just adorable. Something really
    different. And those two ladies and their
    cat has all the things I love in it. Books,
    stitching and cats … and wonderful colours.

    It's fun looking at this sort of stitching and
    pick out all the different styles of stitches
    that you've used to create them.

    I'm amazed that these designs are freebies.
    Very generous of a very talented designer.


  35. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    There are so many interesting works in your blog!
    I am your fan :))

  36. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Sooo Cute:)…. Lovely projects…

  37. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    yua are perfect! ı like your all of works… see you

  38. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    What a wonderful blog! I could spend hours gazing at all your lovely work.
    Amanda xx

  39. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Wow u make some really beautyful things!
    Is there any webshop u would recommend??

    Have a Nice Day and feel free to join my international giveaway!


  40. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Sweetie! Ooh, I love these! How adorable, and how perfect your stitches are Lynn, but of course they would be!…I love the new look of your blog. It's beautiful!!! It's so nice to be back! xo Paulette

  41. August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    te ha quedado muy bonito, por cierto pásate por mi blog para hacer una manualidad secreta y poder tener tus ala verdes, un saludo azu

  42. Anonymous
    August 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Am just looking through your gorgeous blog and am very impressed with your gorgeous stitching!!! Congratulations on such divine stitching and thank you for sharing your lovely stitching with everyone.

    Bronwyn Hayes

  43. September 2, 2012 / 9:04 am

    Your blog is so beautiful and the stiches just amazing!!!

  44. September 15, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    So nice to to see your creative handwork. Lovely pieces you've been working on.

    My first time visit… enjoyed it!

  45. September 30, 2012 / 11:48 am

    incrediable…. I am stitching and stitching but also learning to quilt, but I have to x stitch before I sleep. your red work is beautiful.