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Quilted needlebook, pinkeep and strawberry, also winner of giveaway announced.

Hi everyone, I finally managed to get some stitching done  in my craft room and here is what I have been making, a quilted needlebook, matching pinkeep and felt strawberry. I designed the pattern based on the cross stitch sewing machine pattern I designed a while ago. I stitched it on white fabric and then chose this wine coloured fabric with cream polka dots but then realised I should have stitched the design onto cream fabric, but hey, never mind it  will just have to do!

I did not have the correct button in my stash so I cut out a circle of fabric, gathered it around the edge and filled it with fibre fill to make my own button, cute huh? I hand made the cord with matching DMC stranded  thread,  I am not sure if I like the gold beads on the strawberry, maybe they are a bit too large, mmm not sure, but I am quite pleased with this little set, it is a gift to myself for my sewing area.

You can see how to make a strawberry by following my strawberry tutorial on my finishing blog here

You will find the detail of the giveaway winner from last week below this post
Edited: The image for this design is now available below, just click image then right click and  “save as” to your computer.

Unfortunately this pattern does not include the instructions to make the needlebook and pinkeep.  

Marie Antoinette mini giveaway.  
And now for the announcement of my giveaway winner, I placed all the names in the hat and the winner is:
Terri from Chocolates4breakfast blog here 
Congratulations Terri, please email me your address and I will get the Marie Antoinette tags and card sent out to you!
Thankyou for all of your comments, please don’t be too disappointed if you did not win, there will be another giveaway soon.
    Thankyou for all of your lovely comments, until next time,
Happy stitching!   
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Just love your sewing set how pretty.
    Congrats to the winner from last post , hugs.

  2. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    What a wonderful set you've made. Your choice of polkadots fabric is just perfect.

    Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

  3. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    I love your sewing set, Lynn! You're such a clever girl! I don't blame you for keeping that sweet set for yourself ~ it's adorable!
    I'm so tickled I won the tags and card! Thank you so much!!! I'll email you.

  4. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Muy bonito!

  5. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    That is adorable….strawberries and red spotty fabric are perfect together:)

  6. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Love your new set, and how nice that you're gifting it to yourself. Enjoy!

  7. May 13, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Wow! The needle book is breath taking. You do lovely work.

  8. May 13, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Lynn the strawberry set is just fab-u-lous and I love everything about it.

  9. May 13, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I love your needlebook – congrats to the lucky winner!

  10. May 13, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    Lovely new design of stitching smells. Congratulations to Terri.

  11. Anonymous
    May 14, 2013 / 8:24 am

    I love the needlebook and I think the beads are just perfect the way they are, so lovely as is all your designs.

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  12. May 15, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    This set looks great.You should do a tutorial on how to make the strawberries .Sorry for my poor english by the way.Yours finishings are great every time.

  13. May 15, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    I think the sewing set is just right I love the beads on the strawberry

  14. May 15, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Such beautiful new finishes, Lynn–I love that needlebook with those tiny strawberries! So cute!

    Congratulations to Terri!

  15. May 15, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Oh so cute.

  16. May 15, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Just love your sewing set how pretty.
    Have a nice day

  17. May 17, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    The set is adorable. A great solution to the button problem too, ingenious!

  18. May 17, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Everything is so lovely Lynn especially the gorgeous needlebook with the tiny strawberries.
    You never fail to come up with something just a little bit different.

  19. May 18, 2013 / 9:06 am

    Es preciosos el conjunto muy bonito el grafico del gatito es monísimo, besosss te sigo

  20. May 28, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    Very beautiful stitching!