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Happy New Year 2019!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely time over the festive season.

In 2018 I managed to get these cross stitched pieces framed and I love them all!
The quilt cross stitch piece was a Christmas gift for someone who loves quilting so it was quite perfect. I started stitching that piece on Christmas Day 2017 and finished it one week later.
Home of a Needleworker has been on my to do list for some years now but I finally got around to stitching that too, I was so pleased that I managed to finish it, although it was a quick stitch.
Strawberry House is also another one that has been in my stash for some time, I used the called for threads exactly as in the pattern, the colours are just so pretty.
The red cross was a pleasure to stitch as I used silk thread for all of the design.
Mini cats calendar 2018

I managed to stitch October, November and December of the mini cat patterns but have not finished them yet, hopefully I will get those completed soon. (Photos below)
I have designed a little mini cat pattern freebie for next week entitled “Playing in the Snow”   that will be available on Freebie Friday on the 18th January. (Photo below)  

The marks on the red are only marks from the glass cover, it needed cleaning but I did not see it until the photo was edited for the blog! 

The free pattern will be available next week.
Until next time, happy stitching! 

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Strawberries are my favorite…love this! Can't wait for Friday…this will be my next project. I've made quite a few of these cute cats.

  2. January 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Happy New Year Lynn, love your framed needle work they look wonderful.

    Have a lovely day hugs .

  3. January 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Dear Lynn,
    a Happy New Year for you, too!!!!
    Hugs, Jutta

  4. January 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Greetings! Happy New Year, Lynn! Gorgeous creations and stitching. Here's to a great 2019!!

  5. January 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Happy New Year to you too Lynn!
    What a beautiful pieces you have made last year.?
    Although I can not cross stitch anymore I still enjoy watching your creations. The minicats are looking lovely as allways and oh those snowy ones, gorcious!

  6. January 11, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Happy New Year to you also!
    The cats are darling and your framed pieces are lovely.

  7. January 11, 2019 / 7:53 am

    All great finishes.
    Love the quilt one.
    Wishing you the best in 2019!

  8. January 11, 2019 / 7:53 am

    So fine your embroidery is, I like them as you only have one color on the thread like the one with only red, I would also like to have the others also (smiling), I have not sewn any mini cat yet, although I think they is so nice.
    Wish you a nice day

  9. January 11, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Best wishes for 2019 ! Your cars are so cute as always ! I love Your réd stitching !

  10. January 11, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Beautiful stitching….

  11. January 11, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Golly Lynn, I have missed you. All of these works are beautiful – hope you have the Home of a Needleworker displayed in your home – so fitting for you! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for the New Year.

  12. January 13, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Beautiful stitching you've had framed! I like the "frame" stitching around Strawberry House. Happy New Year to you and thanks for all the Mini Cats~ :)

  13. January 13, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Hi Lynn, Stitching is beautiful..especially the red work done in silk my favorite ♥️ Wishing for you a fabulous 2019 to enjoy handwork as much as possible blessings…

  14. January 17, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    All your finishes look beautiful Lynn! Thank you for another sweet Mini Cat design.

  15. January 17, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    Greetings Lynn: Good to see a post from you.
    Your framed designs are beautiful.
    Love the Cat designs, thank-you.


  16. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Hello Lynn! What beautiful stitching and finishes. I like them all but I think Home of a Needleworker is my favourite :)