Happiness is cross stitching blog

Cross stitching, recent stash buying and a pattern in progress.

Hi everyone, here is my latest stitching, it is a lovely pattern by the designer Cross Eyed Cricket here. 

There are a number of patterns in this collection, Summer is the first one I have decided to stitch and then hopefully I will get around to stitching the other seasons.

I have also been stitching a free pattern and getting it ready to put on my blog, this was originally a vintage card that you can download at The Vintage Moth Blog here   there are lots of lovely images on this blog that you can use in your craft projects.  I decided it would be nice to make it into a free digital cross stitch pattern with a 21st Century colour scheme, although I am also making the vintage card into a cross stitch chart freebie too, the free patterns for this should be ready sometime this next week. 
I have also opened a Craftsy shop, I will be putting some of my free patterns on there as well as some new designs I am working on. 
The verse is absolutely lovely. 
I am a little unsure about the design of the flowers, I may need to work on that before I am satisfied with the result.
Edited: A vintage design of this free pattern is now available here 
I treated myself to some new cross stitch patterns, these gorgeous Christmas patterns are by Sue Hillis Designs, when I saw them I just had to have them! I will certainly be making the Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments for my tree, don’t you just love the Stitcher’s days of Christmas pattern?
Thankyou for all of your lovely comments on my previous post, they are all appreciated!
Until next time ……..
Happy Stitching!  
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Your stitching is just beautiful. Your own charts are lovely as are your new stash.

  2. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Fun cheery stitching 🙂 Definitely a summer stitch! Looking forward to seeing your new design

  3. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    What a cute project1! Great stitching!

  4. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Lovely stitching Lynn – all four seasons would make such a nice display. Ambitious goal but it sure would be nice! I am glad you treated yourself to some new patterns – so often we forget to treat ourselves!

  5. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Your Summer stitch is looking beautiful.XOX

  6. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Great new start Lynn. Lovely stash.


  7. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Summer is looking great. The colours are so sunny and cheerful.

  8. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Lovely stitching, love these patterns. Can't wait to see your finished free one…

  9. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Oh, Lynn! I love the new pattern and can hardly wait for you to post. As always, elegant and tasteful.
    Best wishes –

  10. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    I love all the little motifs that are part of Vickie's designs. I am thinking of purchasing May and June.

  11. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Beautiful Lynn, it is a really sunny pattern in these colors.
    I love the Christmas patterns as well, don't know what it is, all year I'm looking at X-maspatterns 😉
    The vintage mothersdaycard I have given to my mum this year, but with a dutch translation, because she doesn't speak English. Somehow the text in English is more beautiful I think, but my mum was happy with the Dutch text.
    Good luck with your X-maswork, I'm looking forward to the pictures.
    Greetings again,

  12. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    So pretty x

  13. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Oh Lynn! Your new sampler is such a wonderful, loving tribute to mothers. Beautiful.
    The Stitcher's Days made me laugh.

  14. June 2, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Your Summer stitching is lovely, I really like the colors in it.. I did click to the chart as I could not see what it was at first! All became clear when I saw the chart! Its lovely.
    Gosh your Christmas booklets are great…the stitchers days of Christmas looks fun. Did you buy them locally or from the internet? I would love to know… thank you.
    Have a lovely Sunday, smiles 🙂 x

  15. June 3, 2014 / 8:59 am

    Summer is a wonderful piece and so much to keep your interest with it too!!!

  16. June 3, 2014 / 8:59 am

    You stitch so perfectly.Love the "E" with the birdhouse on top…So cute.
    Have a lovely week.

  17. June 4, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Lovely stitching Lynn, good luck on Craftsy your patterns will be very popular. best wishes Julie.C

  18. June 4, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Beautiful stitching Lynn.
    I'd kind of lost my stitching mojo but seeing your lovely work has rekindled my interest.
    I absolutely love the idea of the vintage postcard cross stitch.
    It is already looking beautiful – can't wait to see more.

  19. June 12, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Beautiful stitching.