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Stitching this week and mini update for craft room

Hi everyone, I am currently getting my stitching ready for the stitch along for my free pattern.

The design on the left is the mini pattern that I have stitched for the winner of the stitch along, I may decide to make that into a small pillow or possibly a small bag, I am not sure yet but I will show the finishing instructions for a pillow on the 14th April, this will give you plenty of time to stitch the free pattern first.

The stitch along starts next Sunday 24th March 2019 and the pattern is available in my previous post here, all you need to do to enter the draw for the mini pillow is join in the stitch along and send me a photo to post on my blog, I will then choose an entry at random.

Here is my latest cross stitch design, the centre of the flower is filled with french knots and I added a little sparkle with gold threads, I am going to put all of these small summer finishes together on display in a small bowl.  

Craft Room Update

The new skirting boards have been painted and fitted and the brown door has now been painted white, it all looks really pretty.   
I am looking forward to visiting IKEA in April to choose some of the furniture and lots of craft accessories to go in the craft room. 
Until next time, Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Super cute design. Can’t wait to see this craft room

  2. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Your new craft room really sounds like it's coming along nicely – and a trip to IKEA is always a good time!
    This new stitch a long looks fun and I can see many ways to use your pattern! Thank you for offering the pattern and the new stitch a long!

  3. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    I will love to join the stitch along , next Sunday .
    Not sure yet what count I will use , I will sort out my material's .
    Look forward to it love your new small charts.
    So happy your craft room is moving forward .
    Enjoy your new week.

  4. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Lynn: Your new design is positively adorable.
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished project.


  5. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Hey Lynn, I love your free pattern and will join you next Sunday. Until then, happy stitching ???♥️

  6. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Lynn, as I was reading your post, I found myself smiling when I saw your stitching. Delightful!!

  7. March 21, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Have fun at IKEA! If I had to do my craft room over again, I'd use some of the drawer units in the ALEX line. I have the tall narrow one to hold my office supplies and it's great. My girlfriend has a couple that hold her sewing notions, threads and fat quarters. However, all my craft room cabinets were built by my Dad, so I'll never give them up. (I did, however, find IKEA containers that fit in some of the cabinets.)