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Harry Potter gift stitching and stash.

Hi everyone, I wish I could say that the beautiful cross stitch in this photo was a finished piece of mine but it isn’t, however, I have recently purchased the pattern and I love it!

I must admit whenever I read the verse it makes me so sad, I nearly did not buy it because of the words but I loved it so much it simply had to come home to me, but I try not to look at the verse as it makes me cry and I concentrate on the surrounding beauty of the piece itself.
Three Things Sampler – Pattern by Moira Blackburn.
Stitching news and stash.

I have been doing some stitching on a cute Harry Potter gift for someone, they don’t read my blog so I know I am safe to show it here, it is a freebie cross stitch pattern that I found on Pinterest,

The free pattern is available here

I am thinking of making this into a project bag, I have a couple of ideas but need to play around with some fabrics. Edited: You can now see the finished project bag here

Here are my latest fabric purchases, I am going to be playing around making some fun project bags

I ordered this lovely Tilda fabric with the intention of making project bags for my Etsy shop but I ordered some teal coloured fabric to compliment the patterned fabric but it did not arrive because it was sold out. I was a little disappointed as it threw my plans a little, these fabrics may now go into my shop.
The buttons and ribbons will be listed soon.

Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Your new fabrics are simply gorgeous! Good luck with the shop, I'm sure your bags will be a huge success!
    Could you rechart the sampler verse to something you prefer? It's only a small part of the design and it seems a pity to spoil it if you find the verse sad. I keep thinking of the verse To everything there is a season…. for some reason but I'm sure you could think of something that suits you better.

  2. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Oooh, what a lovely sampler. That will keep you busy for a while!
    I love your HP! I might have to look for him, he really is cute.
    All your fabric looks so pretty, fun for bags!

  3. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Love your new chart and the verse is so sad but also so true.
    What a lovely post of beauty .
    Lovely new stash .

  4. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Lynn: How exciting to be a supplier for Tilda Fabrics, I look forward to seeing the fabrics.
    I love your Harry Potter,he is adorable.
    Your new Sampler is beautiful.


  5. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Beautiful sampler – samplers are always so classic and never go out of style. Love the Tilda fabric and Harry Potter – who does not love Harry! My grandson loves anything Harry Potter. Last Halloween he asked me to crochet a Harry Potter scarf for his costume – it was a fun and easy request.

  6. March 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Hi Lynn, What a beautiful sampler the verse is sad but it will be a joy to stitch. The Harry Potter pattern is so cute.
    Well done you for being a supplier to Tilda fabrics they will make stunning projects, I think you are going to be pretty busy.
    Have fun stitching.
    Julie.C xx

  7. March 22, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    I'm stitching your Afternoon T ea Freebie chart & just wondering if the words are in single strand back stitch? I've stitched a couple of your freebies, just love your sweet designs.I can't get replies from the gmail account nominated below. An answer here would be great.
    Thanks Kay.

  8. March 22, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Wow! To be surrounded by all of those lovely fabrics must be wonderful, Lynn!! My idea of heaven 🙂

    Lovely sampler–I look forward to seeing it grow. And such a cute Harry Potter piece–you're going to make someone very happy!

    Enjoy your weekend, Lynn! And happy first day of spring to you on Monday!

  9. March 22, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Lynn, your new Sampler is beautiful.
    You'r HP is so cute 😉
    All your fabric looks so pretty!

  10. March 22, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I recently acquired the same sampler! It's beautiful but does not make me sad at all. I think it's a reminder that some things you just can't take back. I'm looking at it as a proactive statement rather than a realization that someone messed up. I love how two people can read the same few words and get a different message from them!

  11. March 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Your Harry Potter is adorable. I have the same sampler and do love the verse though it's a bit sad. Haven't had the courage to take up the needle and start this big piece. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful stitching. Have fun!