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Lots of mini cats!!!!

Hi everyone,  I am back after a blogging break, hope you are all well?

Not much stitching to show but I have been designing another free mini cat pattern, this is the latest design, Snowy Mini Cat, hope you like him!

The free pattern is available as a free download here   
Stitching news 

I have been doing some stitching on a surprise gift for a blogging friend, she knows I am stitching the gift but has no idea what it is, I started it last year and I have nearly finished it, just a little corner to finish off and then I can send it on it’s merry way!
A lovely gift arrived from my friend Kim over at Wisdom with Needle and Thread blog here  she has sent me the most beautiful hand painted porcelain box and other goodies which I can’t wait to show you in my next post.
Some ladies have been doing a stitch a long on facebook using some of my free patterns, you can read more about that here, on Maria’s blog, the photos are below for you to take a peek at.
If you would like the free patterns for these designs below you can find the free  Summer and Autumn patterns here and Spring here  and Winter here …….enjoy!
Some of you may have missed the little bags to match these little cross stitch designs, you can download those too from here 
Stitched by Carmen
Stitched by Daniela
Stitched by Laura
Stitched by Lina
Stitched by Maria
Stitched by Nadia
Stitched by Paola
Stitched by Roberta
Stitched by Scilla
This lovely tea towel was stitched by Meg using my free mini cat designs
Last but not least, I received this photo of the 4th of July mini cat stitched by Nadine
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. Anonymous
    July 18, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Im glad to see you back. I've missed you.

  2. July 18, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Thanks for the big inspiration!

    Love the Christmas mini and all the beautiful 4 seasons cross stitches by fellow bloggers. This afternoon on my way home from a camping trip, I was thinking about what I'm going to do next (once I finish the project from hell) and I thought about the 4 seasons. I think I'll put a push on my current project this weekend so I can start the 4 seasons and Christmas Mini. No doubt I'll be doing several of those for gifts….thanks so much Lynn!

  3. July 18, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Such a delightful post, Lynn! Snowy mini cat is adorable – I can't wait to stitch him. We're in the process of moving and there hasn't been time to pick up needle and thread and I really miss it.

  4. July 18, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I'm seeing beautiful stitches ciao Giovanna

  5. July 18, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Your new mini cat is darling and would make a great Christmas ornament or card! Thank you very much and welcome back to blogging!

  6. July 18, 2016 / 7:40 am

    So glad to see a post from you. I was worried about you but am glad you had a much needed little break! This snowy cat is the cutest ever – love it!

  7. July 18, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Welcome back, Lynn! Love your new mini cat design! You're amazing…..

  8. July 18, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Tanks for the lovely mini cat,
    I like the tea towel mini cat, its i nice idea.
    Hope you have a nice summer.

  9. July 19, 2016 / 6:58 am

    Adorable mini kitty Lynn. Thanks you so much.

  10. July 22, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Adorable patterns and stitching 🙂