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Home Sweet Home, Two Turtle Doves, a knitting mini cat, bedroom decor and some stitching stash.

Hi everyone, I have quite a busy post for you today, I have finished stitching Two Turtle Doves from my last post, stitched a free pattern in triplicate because I like it so much, purchased some stash and a gorgeous Paris design Duvet cover and pillowcases.

Free pattern

First up is this gorgeous free pattern from Plum Street Samplers blog here this lady designs some really nice patterns and she has a lot of freebies on her blog. I decided to stitch the design in different colours than the pattern suggested, unfortunately I tidied the threads away before making a note of the colours I used, sorry!

I loved it so much I stitched it three times, (not this week!)I am going to keep one for myself, one for a friend and the other I am not sure about, I will probably make them into flatfolds.

Two Turtle Doves

I finished stitching Two Turtle Doves by Sue Hillis Designs, I am going to finish this into a small pillow but I need to search through my stash of boxes to find the beads I will use to edge the pillow.
Do you like this as much as I do? I love it!

All of the twelve designs in this collection are so pretty, it can be stitched up as one design or individual ornaments.  The pattern can be found here

Close up
Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks are my favourite designers, I just love all of their designs, in fact I think I am addicted to them!
I recently purchased Liberty Lane, Sunflowers In Summer and Home Sweet Home, I got them on special offer too, which is always a bonus!
How yummy are these!
Hand dyed fabric
What can I say about this gorgeous fabric! To be honest I have never purchased hand dyed fabric before, my fabric choice as always been the standard white, antique white and creams, I decided to order this because it was the fabric option for the Advent Calendar, Brooke Nolan freebie here it will be in my stash for a while but it is on my to do list.
When I opened the package I was really surprised, the fabric colour is so lovely and the texture feels beautiful, I can see I am going to enjoy stitching on this.  I purchased it from Sew and So here
I have recently purchased this bedding for my new french house, I love it! The colour is not exactly Duck Egg Blue it looks more like a pale green to be honest but it does look ever so pretty on the bed, I liked it so much I got another one to use in my motorhome! Lol…..
 I also purchased this storage box that matches the text on the duvet.
Last but not least, I have designed a new mini cat for my Craftsy store here
or you can purchase it from my blog here
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Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 30, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    That's a lovely home sweet home design Lynn. I'm a CCN and LHN fan too. If you like hand-dyed fabric I can recommend Sew it All and Crafty Kitten. You'll be hooked!

  2. March 30, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    So nice patterns, and you sew so lovely,
    I have bay the Mini cat, they are so sweet
    Have a nice day

  3. March 31, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Once again, I love your stitching and the designs you choose.once home, the knitting cat design will be added to my collection of patterns. Hugs

  4. March 31, 2016 / 10:45 am

    What an enjoyable post. Love the Home Sweet Home design and love your new bedding. I know you will enjoy stitching your new patterns!

  5. March 31, 2016 / 10:57 am

    I'm falling in love with the 12 days of Christmas even more now that I've seen number two made up. I have a feeling they will be a shopping basket soon thanks to you!!
    I ditto Justine recommending sewitall.com for coloured fabric. They over-dye rather than hand dye their fabrics and they are gorgeous to work with. I rarely use anything else now. 🙂

  6. April 6, 2016 / 5:37 am

    Such beautiful stitching. I love the Turtle Doves especially. x

  7. April 6, 2016 / 5:37 am

    So much pretty stitching :). I love your bedding choice! Great new stash too 🙂

  8. April 8, 2016 / 8:50 am

    How did I miss this lovely post?
    You have stitched some pretty little designs – must check out the PSS blog as I do love her designs.
    Lovely new stash. I think just about everyone loves the Country Cottage Needleworks designs. I keep dithering about wanting to stitch the monthly cottage series.
    Very pretty bedding from Dunelm and a gorgeous matching box too – perfect.

  9. April 9, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Beautiful stitching and lovely bed linen!