Happiness is cross stitching blog

Quilted wall hanging, Santas Village progress and Valentine Cat finished.

I finally managed to stitch another house on Santa’s Village, only two more to go!

I must admit I will be happy when I have finished this, I intend to start stitching another this week and hopefully get it finished as soon as possible then I can get on with stitching other things.

Finishing seems to be the theme of this post as  I have also managed to complete a quilted wall hanging and the Valentine Cat freebie I wrote about in the previous post. I decided to make it into a scissor fob, well, I just loooove scissor fobs!  ( More photos below )
I wanted to practice making a quilted wall hanging because  I have signed up for three swaps that require me to make a 12″ x 12″ mini quilt and I needed to perfect my skills in this area as I did not want my partners disappointed.
I decided to make the mini quilt in this gorgeous blue fabric as it matches my craft room.
My needle has been busy this week, I have just completed two random acts of kindness that I will be sending out within the next two weeks, I will show them when the two ladies receive their surprise!

But for now here are my finishes this week……….

 This is my first wall hanging, I made it for my craft room.
The pattern is a freebie from Kaaren Johnstons Painted Quilt blog , I talked about it in another post here. 
Mini Quilt
I just looooove this pattern, it was so easy to stitch but very effective, don’t you think?

Stitchery Quilt
Here is the Valentine Cat 2014 pattern stitched into a scissor fob.
The Valentine Pattern is available in my previous post here.  if you would like to know how to make
a beaded scissor fob check out my tutorials blog here. 

Cross Stitched Valentine Cat

Cross stitched scissor fob

Cross Stitched Valentine Cat

Free Valentine Cat Pattern

Thankyou for all of your lovely comments, until next time……..
Happy Stitching!  

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Ohh, I love your scissor fob! So very pretty.
    And your quilt looks great too. And another cottage finished, you have been busy!

  2. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Hi Lynn, as I have said before your xmas village is absolutely beautiful. I am now loving your scissor fob, I think I may have to get organised and make myself one.
    Keep up the excellent work. You inspire me.

  3. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    this is so pretty,i love it!!!!

  4. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    What beautiful finishes! The wall hanger is fantastic and the fob is just adorable! :)

  5. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    ooooh, lovely finishes – both the quilted mini and the scissor fob are going on my To Do list and Santa's village is looking awesome!

  6. February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Great job on your Santa's village! I'm just a little, okay a LOT behind! And I think your wall hanging looks great. I don't think you have to worry about disapointing your swap partners.

  7. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Your work is amazing. I love it all!

  8. February 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Looks great Lynn.

  9. February 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Oh my goodness – you have been one busy lady. I am so anxious to see the finished Santa village. Your Valentine cat and wall hanging turned out great. As usual, I am in awe with your wonderful projects.

  10. February 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    The quilt looks of great – and the scissor fob – perfect. Thank your for all you do to share your talents with us.

  11. February 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    I really like how you finished Kaaren's sampler!! Your Valentine cat is beautiful.
    I made Kaaren's sampler and instead of the alphabet and numbers across the bottom I added our name and the year we were married …. hopefully some day a family member will consider it an heirloom and want it. :)

  12. February 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Cute fob. Great job on your wall hanging. Love your village.

  13. February 19, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    fantastic as usual :)
    this scissor fob is just the cutest !
    I really have to put it on my to do list =)
    can't wait to see what you've done for the RAK you made hehehe =D
    Have a great day

  14. February 19, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Hi Lynn! So very happy you found me. Your work is so beautiful. I recently got back into cross stitch – I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it. And I'm glad to know I somehow inspired you to give hexagons a try. They're fun, aren't they. :)

    xo k

  15. February 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

    Love the progress on Santas Village. I don't think any swap partner would be disappointed in your work. Gorgeous wall hanging.

  16. February 26, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Very nice. Cat is lovely :)