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Two Turtle Doves, podcasting and knitting.

Hi everyone, thankyou to everyone who commented on my giveaway in the last post, I am so glad you liked it, there is still time to enter here, the giveaway does not close until September 18th 2016. 

As you can see I have been doing more Christmas cross stitching, I finally got around to stitching the second ornament in the Twelve Days of Christmas cross stitch design by Sue Hillis, the first ornament I blogged about in a previous post here . I am hoping to get all twelve ornaments done for Christmas, mmmm, fingers crossed.
I was going to photograph them both together but I seem to have lost the first ornie!!! No clue where it is, I know it will be in my craft room somewhere but I just cannot seem to find it at the moment! Lol…  
Podcasts,  knitting and crochet
I have recently started watching podcasts on You Tube and I love them! They are so informative and it is so nice to see the lovely things that people have made, mmmm I may get brave one day and do one of my own but I have to admit I am camera shy so I am not sure,  maybe I can just show my hands with cross stitch in them!  
The crochet and knitting podcasts have certainly inspired me to start doing some crochet  and knitting again, I did start a lovely crochet pillow a couple of years ago but I got stuck on the finishing, I really need to try and get it finished soon. 
I have also just ordered some yarn to knit a cowl, now I don’t normally pay much for yarn but I just could not resist buying this gorgeous Rowan yarn    from the Wool Warehouse. I love looking at Rowan patterns and have always promised myself that one day I would treat myself to some really gorgeous wool from them, so now the time has finally arrived. 
I chose misty blue to compliment a navy coat I wear in winter, I only needed two balls, I can’t wait to start knitting!
I added Mill Hill seed beads around the edge which is how I am going to finish all of them.
I love the colours in this
The reverse side
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B




  1. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Your ornament is beautiful – the beads are the perfect finishing touch. I can't wait to see all twelve. Podcasts are something new to me – guess I need to check them out. Are they different from a U tube video?? Guess I need to get with it!!

  2. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Your turtledoves ornament is lovely (as is the partridge). Such a pretty set – are you planning on doing them all?

  3. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love your Two Turtle Doves,gorgeous colours,no womder you like them..
    I am not entering your great give away because I have this fun chart in my to do pile:) good luck to everyone else though.

  4. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love your Turtle Doves , so neat with your finish , wonderful.

  5. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Hi, Lynn! Your turtle doves are gorgeous. I understand about losing things in your craft room or studio I do it all the time…. Things eventually turn up as I'm sure your ornament will. I will have to take a look at some of the Podcasts you mentioned they sound interesting.

  6. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous finish Lynn! I love how your Handmade with Love trinket is hung from the bottom of the ornament. Just perfect!

    I've never knit with Rowan yarn either but I hear it's wonderful! What knitting podcasts do you love? Have you found flosstube?

  7. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Lynn, I love your turtledoves ornament!! Good luck with having them all done for Christmas …. they'll be spectacular!!

  8. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    What a beautiful ornament! I love the beaded edge and the wording on the back–makes it even more special 🙂

  9. September 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Bellísimo bordado ,me encanta ese saquito ,eres toda una artista con el punto de cruz ,te felicito.

  10. September 6, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Lynn: What a beautiful ornament, love the beads.
    I love podcasts some very interesting podcast to see.


  11. September 6, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I love your ornament – the beads and type on the back make it a really special finish.
    I like watching FlossTube but no way would I ever dare do it myself!
    Your yarn sounds lovely, I hope you'll share your progress!

  12. September 6, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Love your two turtle dovews, it's beautiful, all the ornaments together will be beautiful. I have been watching and listening to podcasts also and loving them . They are so inspiring. I would love to see you on a podcast Lynn. You would have a lot to share in your programme. I knit while looking and listening:)

  13. September 6, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I love this ornament…beautiful stitching and finishing.

  14. September 6, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Beautiful ornament; the beads really set it off.

  15. September 7, 2016 / 5:59 am

    I love the Two Turtle Doves – the colours are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the others when you complete them. I'm still stitching away on your beautiful NOEL design.

  16. September 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Very pretty, the colors are very Chirstmassy.

  17. September 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Lovely finished ornament!

  18. September 11, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Lovely finish enjoy your new yarn!

  19. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Hi Lynn B! Oh what an enabler you are…because of this picture and a couple others I have seen posted in various FB group pages, I had to go and buy this chart! Bad, bad, bad.

    All kidding aside, I love your beading and charm. Nicely done.

  20. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    how do you put those little beads around the edge? Is each one hand stitched? I love how you finish your cross stitch but don't understand the "how" of it.