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Home of a Needleworker and knitting finished!

Hi everyone, I am so pleased I managed to finish Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker, the colours are so pretty and I really enjoyed stitching it.

I am going to put it with a selection of other finished pieces and take them to the framers in England to get them framed all at the same time. (More photos below)
Stitching and knitting news 
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I have just started stitching another pretty design by Little House Needleworks called “Quilt Time Sampler”, I will show my progress on that one in my next post.
The Hands on Design series of monthly patterns that I stitch onto the pillows are taking a back seat at the moment but I am intending to get November and December stitched over the next few weeks and finished into pillows.
I have been enjoying making a scarf for my husband for Christmas and making a lace shawl for myself, I am so pleased that I finally found a lace pattern that was easy to knit.   

Two kits to catch up on.
The colours are so pretty in these two

This is the scarf I have knit for my husbands Christmas pressie.

It is a free pattern from The Lion Brand Website, I used Stylecraft Special Chunky, a lovely soft yarn.

You can read about it on my Ravelry page here

This is the lace shawl  I knit for myself, it is such an easy pattern and once you get going on the pattern it knits up pretty fast. I call it my Aqua Blue shawl but the name of the pattern is the 
Radiant Look Shawl by Lorna Miser, you can see the details on my Ravelry page here
I am looking forward to wearing this on sunny days when there is a chill in the air or needed inside when the air conditioning is rather cool! 
It is another free pattern of course!

I have been doing a little bit of sewing for my Etsy shop, I sold some of  my lavender sachets and decided to make another one from the vintage fabric I purchased from the Dordogne.
It smells gorgeous!

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, until next time…….
Happy Stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 4, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Lynn
    I love your Needleworker finish how pretty those lovely bright blues are! Lovely knitting too.
    Which framer do you use in the UK? I am constantly looking for a good one.

  2. January 4, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Hi Lynn: This is such a sweet design, it is waiting for me in my basket, soon I hope to get to it.

    Happy new Year

  3. January 4, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Wow, everything is so beautiful. I have been eyeing Home of a Needleworker for a while now but want to finish what's in stash before i buy more
    Wishing you a brilliant new year Lynn

  4. January 4, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Your LHN finish is lovely and. i love your husband’s scarf and your shawl.I will be checking the patterns out,thank you for the info.
    Wising you a very happy and produvctive 2018 Lynn

  5. January 4, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Home of a needleworker is a beautiful finish, Lynn! You scarf and shawl are amazing too….you certainly have been busy!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  6. January 4, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    You have been extremely busy crafting – admire your talent and skills stitching, knitting, etc.

  7. January 4, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    I love the cross stitch–neat colors–
    and more plans for stitching new ones–
    and the knitting looks so warm and lovely–

  8. January 4, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    oh lynn, these are beautiful, each one so special. merry christmas to you and yours, enjoy the blessings of the season:)

  9. January 4, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Merry Christmas Lynn. "Home of a Needleworker" – how perfect for your home. I love how the word needleworker can cover sewing, crochet and knitting. Your hussband scarf is so nice and your shawl if beautiful – perfection is your middle name!! Happy New Year!

  10. January 4, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  11. January 4, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Oh, Lynn, your “Home” for next sh is spectacular. I have this design on my “to do” list. And what a beautiful shawl – and what a pretty color of blue! Well done, my friend!