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Happy New Year, progress on cross stitching and digital scrapbooking.

Hi everyone, Happy New Year to you all!
Apologies for the delay, I have been too busy to update my blog, but I have been doing some stitching.
In this post I am going to show you my recent cross stitching project and my digital software that I have been using to edit my photos, create scrapbook pages, blog headers and buttons for my blog. I am hoping to put some tutorials together over the next few months to show what you can do with this great software.
My Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch Pattern
This cross stitch is my new Home Sweet Home Pattern that I designed, I always like to stitch my own designs to see how they look on fabric, this is my progress so far, I have not attached the beads to the centre of each flower yet but hopefully I should finish this in the next few days.
I have designed this pattern in a pale blue and green and also a red and green, I thought it looked very Christmasy in the red and green palette,- see pictures below.
The pattern is available in my shop or you can always email me if you have any queries.
My 2012 cross stitch finishes.
I am hoping to put together a photo collage of my 2012 cross stitch and stitchery finishes over the next few weeks, I did not do as much stitching as I would have liked in 2012 but I am looking forward to catching up this year!
 Progress so far.
 And now for something different!

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

Happy New Year picture (top of this post).
I have been playing around with a scrapbook software called My Memories Digital Scrapbooking, I just love it! You can use it for making blog headers, blog buttons and scrapbooking, I am going to certainly be using it for my blog photos in the future. You can edit all of your photos with this digital scrapbooking software and make lovely scrapbook pages, phootobooks, calenders, greeting cards, DVD with sound and video, school reports etc. I have posted a couple of sample scrapbook pages below to give you an idea what you can do with it, there is also a link to a couple of My Memory Suite videos to give you more info.
This photo page is already designed, all you have to do is upload the pictures in the My Memories Software and insert them into your album, its really easy, well it must be if I can do it!
This page is part of a Christmas Kit that I purchased from My Memories, it includes all of the elements and lots of different pages to play with, you can put individual elements on blank pages to design your own or use their quick pages like this one.
These photos were taken in about 2010, it was -10 degrees and I was absolutely freezing, hence my face being covered. I wore over trousers, a fleece under my jacket and a cardigan and I was still  cold! It is not usually that cold where I live, (in the UK) but it was that year!
 Here  is another sample page, I did not include a photo just so that you can see the blank page as it is, I did not do anything with this page, I just uploaded it.
So pretty don’t you think?
The designer is Katie at Just So Scrappy, you can see the Noel Kit here  when you are on the page just click on each picture to see the detail.
You can design your own digital albums then send them away (via the internet) to be printed into a lovely photo album and delivered back to your door, I can’t wait to build my first album using this software. Check out the videos below to see what you can do with My Memories, the first one gives a quick overview in 2 minutes and the second one is 10 minutes in length to give you more detail about My Memories Suite software.
If you use this code to purchase My Memories Digital software you will get $10 off the software and a $10 coupon to spend in the store, just add this code to the promotion offer box in the add to cart on the My Memories Software page.
Code is:

Until next time Happy Stitching and photo editing!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 18, 2013 / 3:12 pm


    I love your blog and all your needlework

  2. January 18, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Love the new chart. The scrapbook pages look nice.

  3. January 18, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    What a pretty new pattern!
    I must say Lynn, you look positively freezing in that photo!

  4. January 18, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Happy New Year too! Enjoy your stitches, greetings

  5. January 18, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Very sweet stitching…happy Friday dear xxx

  6. January 20, 2013 / 11:01 am

    Lovely pattern 🙂

  7. January 20, 2013 / 11:01 am

    I don't scrapbook, but its sure pretty. Love your Home Sweet Home in both colour groups. 🙂