Happiness is cross stitching blog

A stitchery, some buttons and a new cross stitch.

Hello everyone, here is my latest stitchery that I have just completed, it is a Jenny of Elephantz design and I love it!
I have really enjoyed stitching this, I changed the colours to my preference and just love the way it has turned out.

I am having a break from stitching Royal Holiday, I have decided to start a new cross stitch, it is only a small one, it is the first of twelve small finishes  to hang on the tree but I won’t get them finished this Christmas.

There are more photos to see below, including some cute buttons and tags that I purchased from ebay uk.

I have some freebies to download on Friday, not sure if I will post the new thread holders or the Christmas tags I have made in Photoshop. I am learning lots more in this programme, I just love using it and love making freebies for my blog readers.


I made it into a mini quilt

Sorry the photo is the wrong way around
Not quite finished the stitching 
I just love these pretty little buttons and tags, I could not resist buying a stash, they were reasonably priced too!

Until next time………
Happy Stitching!


Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm


  2. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    It is a real beauty Lynn! Lovely pattern and lovely colors.
    By the way, how is your mum doing?
    Greetings again

  3. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    I love your Jenny of Elephantz stitchery as I am a fan of her designs as well. Very nice finish. Your button stash is adorable. Looking forward to seeing them on your finishes. Happy stitching with you ornaments. I have been working all year on ornaments to use on the banister railing; it's been a lot of fun.

  4. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Wow is all I can say – your cross stitch project is great. Love the neat buttons. Happy Stitching!!

  5. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    What a beautiful post!! Your stitching is gorgeous – I love the colors you chose for the rose house. Adorable. I admire anyone who cross-stitches on linen…I sadly just can't handle seeing the even weave in linen anymore–but I do love stitching on my sparkly aida. And the elephant buttons are amazing! Have a great day! Sandy Leigh

  6. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Love it so pretty, hugs.

  7. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Oh my! Your mini quilt is fantastic!

  8. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Love your colour choices for Jenny's stitchery! And what a beaut of a finish too!
    Can't wait to see what you decide to share on Friday 🙂
    Those handmade buttons are cute!!

  9. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Really very nice…..

  10. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Che bottoncini carini! E bellissimi i ricami

  11. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Sweet, I love it!

  12. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Beautiful finish Lynn and a great cross stitch new start too!
    Love the buttons 🙂

  13. October 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    очень красивая работа!!!

  14. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Hola, te ha quedado precioso el mini edredon y los colores escogidos estan bellos. Otro comentario, son los botones, realmente ME ENCANTAN!!

    Saludos ♥

  15. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Your mini quilt is adorable!!! Love it! Aren't Jenny's designs fun? Love the buttons – may I ask where you purchased them? (I've a weak spot for buttons and embellishments).

  16. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    What a lovely finish….and those buttons are adorable!

  17. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Lovely finish! Those buttons are very cute:)

  18. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    This house is absolutely cute !

  19. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Gorgeous post Lynn. Love the stitching and those 12 days of Christmas – wow – love them. Beautiful buttons too. Great post. xx

  20. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Another darling finish, Lynn–and perfect colors for you!! Those tags and buttons are adorable–really love the stockings!

    Hope your week is going well 🙂

  21. October 31, 2014 / 8:34 am

    so sweet x

  22. November 1, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Rose house is stunning! Such a beautiful stitch and what a gorgeous finish! fabulous stash haul too. Happy stitching XOX

  23. November 1, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    A beautiful sewing finish. Love the buttons.