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Summer stitching and crochet, plus mini quilt swap.

Hi everyone, I have been doing lots of different things over the past few weeks, I have managed to stitch a little more on this Summer project, I have not much to do on this and then it will be ready for framing.

I am also waiting for three cross stitch projects to be ready from the framers, I am hoping to show that over the next few weeks.

As most of you will know by now, the Tour De France started the tour in England and I was lucky to see them go through a town near us. I started  cycling last year but have always been interested in watching the tour on tv. We got up at 6am to see the tour go through at 11am, we were in position early to make sure we got a good view point, and I must say it was certainly worth the wait! The crowd were in good spirits and everyone had a lovely time.  

I also received my mini quilt from Flo in France, she made me a gorgeous red quilt that was embroidered in the middle, Flo also sent me some chocolate and some needles with a lovely card.
Thanks Flo, I love it. There are photos below but you can see more photos of the quilt on Flo’s blog here.

This is my first big crochet project after learning to crochet a granny square, it is a cushion cover, I have also crocheted the same pattern in christmas colours, I can’t wait to finish them!

Worth the long wait for 60 seconds! 
Until next time, happy stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    Beautiful work Lynn! You always amaze me. I love the colors of your granny squares. How exciting to be so close to the Tour De France – wonderful experience I am sure.

  2. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    Lynn, I love the summer sampler, such lovely colors.
    Your gift is so sweet, the chocolate looks yummy.
    I am in love with your crochet.
    I have a question, which magazine were you published in? do you have an issue number?
    I would like to get that magazine.


  3. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    summer is fantastic…. your stitch is pretty!!!!

  4. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    How fun to watch the Tour de France. My people are from Wakefield, so I was excited that Yorkshire was featured in 2 of the 3 legs. Your pastel crochet is truly lovely!

  5. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    Love the granny squares Lynn. My all time very favorite things in the world to crochet. Your stitching is looking great. I just saw a finish of this one on another blog.


  6. July 17, 2014 / 6:45 am

    Love the crochet and colour choices. I find granny squares easier to do than normal straightforward crochet. Look forward to seeing your summer project xxx

  7. July 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Summer looks fabulous! What a wonderful, wonderful quilt you received. Oh those granny squares are fantastic!

  8. July 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Your gifts from Flo are fantastic!! I also LOVE your granny square work…. I really really have to learn to make these! I so want to make one of them pretty blankets!!!

  9. July 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Beautiful stitching my dear and the quilt is so cute *•*
    Hugs xo

  10. July 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Beautiful stitching Lynn, but I just love granny squares. I have made a few myself very addictive but relaxing, like your colour choice.
    best wishes

  11. July 17, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Wonderful summer colours!

  12. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    That Summer piece looks like it must be such fun to stitch, Lynn–love the colors and little motifs scattered throughout!

    How lovely to be able to see the Tour de France riders. My husband is so envious 🙂

  13. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Beautiful stitching and crocheting. The quilt is lovely. The TDF is something that I will remember being such fun.

  14. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Nice stitching. What a lovely quilt you received. Your crochet is so pretty.

  15. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Summer is looking great.

    Great shot of the cyclists!

  16. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Pretty colors for your crochet and a wonderful quilt received.

    Summer progressing beautifully.
    Have a good weekend

  17. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Wonderful post and projects, as always. Your crocheting is so nice and even…..something I haven't mastered (yet) ;0)

  18. July 23, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    I'm glad you like it !! Enjoy the chocolate !