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Peter Polar Bear and new items in my Etsy shop

Hi everyone, Peter Polar Bear is finished, yay!!!

In my last post here  I talked about the lovely free patterns that are available via Brookes Books Website, I am stitching all the free advent calendar patterns and Peter Polar Bear is the second one.

I decided to stitch it three threads over two, I did that with the next few patterns and then decided that two over two was my preference, I think in the hand dyed fabric it was a bit tight compared to three threads over two on Aida fabric, I seemed to be really forcing the needle through and my stitches looked a bit messy, so back to two threads over two for the remaining patterns!
My scissors got lost in the process, every time I use my tiny scissors they always end up slipping down the back of the sofa, but this time I really lost them, I searched high and low on my electric recliner to no avail! I had to take a new pair from my Etsy stash and must admit they are like a knife through butter and I love them,  I don’t know why I have not used them for myself before! 

New Patterns available in my Etsy store

This weekend I have been restocking my Etsy store with patterns from The Drawn Thread, Country Cottage Needleworks, Little House Needleworks and one pattern from Hands on Design,   I love them all and wish I had the time to stitch everyone of them. I will be putting the fabric and remaining patterns in my shop today.
Link to my Etsy shop here 
The Police Station pattern is for me to stitch for a gift for someone, it comes with perforated paper but I will be stitching this on fabric , I also love the Tea Room pattern but may put this in my Etsy shop, I love it so much though and may find it hard to part with! 
Thankyou to everyone who left a comment on my free mini cat pattern for Valentines Day, they were all appreciated. 
Until next time, happy stitching!  
Link to my Etsy Shop here
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 4, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    Lynn: He is adorable, I love that there is a series to have to stitch.
    The Police Station is such a sweet design, I like the Mill Hill kits.
    I will have to pop on over and see if I can find a design I need to stitch.


  2. February 14, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Your polar bear is so cute.