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Its a giveaway and Christmas in July!

Hi everyone, I thought it was about time I did a small giveaway for one lucky winner.

I decided to put together an owl themed giveaway, it includes a small owl pouch made by me, a new unused pattern from Madame Chantilly called Summer Owls, three charms made by me, a fur ball charm, a little sparkly owl charm and a small Christmas charm together with six little wooden owl buttons.
I hope you like it and hope you would enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on my blog.
I am happy to draw one winner from the comments and send it anywhere in the world, please be a follower of my blog (I will check) and I will draw one winner.
I may not get chance to reply to all comments but please be assured your name will be entered.
Good luck!

Stitching news

I have been stitching my Christmas Advent Calendar from Brooks Books Freebies and I am loving stitching them! They are great travel projects, I have stitched these in the car quite frequently.

Oooooo they are all so cute, I really cannot pick a favourite but I  do love the sheep!
And then I stitched the cow and fell in love with her!
I have a little more stitching to do on the red cardinal but I have started stitching the next one, 
Rascal Racoon.
If you want to stitch these freebies they are available at Brooks website here
Craft Room News

I am still a little delayed due to life taking over, I probably won’t get to it now until late August but then I will have plenty of time to get organised by then. We have been doing more travelling than anticipated so everything got put on hold for a while.
I can’t wait to get my craft room organised so that I can get to finish a lot of half done projects, some of which are stitched for another giveaway.
My Etsy shop here
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 17, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Lynn – What a wonderful giveaway. I am so impressed with the charms you made – how in the world do you make them?? You are definitely a multi talented artist! The owl pouch and buttons are adorable. How will you assemble the advent calendar – will each stitching be made into a pocket and then put on a larger background fabric – just curious. This is quite a project but will be so neat when completed!!

  2. July 17, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    What a generous and lovely give away. Thank you for the link for those adorable creatures!

  3. July 17, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Thank you for doing a giveaway. It is so lovely. I came across you blog from a pin on pinterest of a pattern I loved. I have been enjoying it ever since. I am not big on commenting but I will do better. It is nice to know that others are enjoying what you put out there. Thanks again. I LOVE OWLS!!!

    PS I hope this message goes through this time because I had issues the first time. Sorry if it is a duplicate.

  4. July 17, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    I love your blog, I get so inspired by your creations! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  5. July 17, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Great stitching Lynn so adorable… Love the owl theme we have owls back this summer so lovely to hear! Thank you for a chance…

  6. July 18, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Hey Lynn I love the giveaway prize!
    I stitched Brookes advent animals shortly after she produced them and made them into a giant advent calendar for my granddaughter! How do you think you will finish them off? Will be interested to see what you chose to do!

  7. July 18, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Love your cats and now such cute owls! Thank you!

  8. July 18, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Thank you for a chance in your generous giveaway, Lynn. I love your adorable little advent stitcheries. I'm off to look at the patterns, and if nothing else I want to make the knitting sheep into an ornament for a knitting friend.
    I follow via email laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Thanks a lot for the giveway ! Kiss from Paris in France :)

  10. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I love your blog and getting your emails. Your creations are always so cute. Thank you for the link to the Christmas animals. Stitchinstation

  11. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Oh I have those advent animals to do on my to-do list! Thank you for the reminder!! Yours looks so adorable :) Can't wait to see how you finish them!! Lovely surprises for someone and I am sure they will appreciate it :)

  12. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    What a fun giveaway! Cute and practical! I also love the adorable Advent patterns! I very much enjoy your site, I get inspired By your posts.”Stitchy Goodness”. Thank you!

  13. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Your advent finishes are super cute. Thank you for the chance to win such pretty owl themed pieces.

  14. July 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I am obsessed with owls. My partner says I have a street of hem and they need their own postcode.

  15. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    So much fun to have a chance to win these lovely prizes and thank you for the link for the cute creatures.
    Viviane H.

  16. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Love your blog, I'm a follower for a long time. Thanks for all your posts!

  17. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Hello, I follow your blog for a while, I live in central america and I'm always amazed by your finishes and thanks for the chance of a giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing…

  18. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    I love your cat patterns!

  19. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Love owls!! Thank you for this wonderful drawing. Your Brooke Books advent ornaments are great. I hope you are planning on posting a picture of however you finish them.


  20. July 18, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Линн мне очень нравятся твои работы! Совы чудесные! Я всегда читаю твой блог. Очень интересно.

  21. July 18, 2019 / 8:10 am

    Lynn how very kind of you! I love Madame Chantilly’s owl designs – they are so sweet. And you’re going great guns on the Advent series now. Hope you get your craft room sorted soon.


  22. July 18, 2019 / 8:10 am

    What a wonderful gift you have assembled for your followers, Lynn! Especially because it's made by your hands. I'm a new follower but I'm familiar with your designs ever since your calendar cats. I'll be very happy to receive such a gift from you. Have a nice summer and keep creating such wonderful designs…

  23. July 18, 2019 / 8:10 am

    Oh Lynn you are one kind lady , please miss me out because I won last time.
    I love all your owl themed goodies your stitching is looking fab.
    Love the ornaments you stitched ,I want to stitch them all now ha.
    This year as gone far to quick I was going to clear and clean my craft room well still not finished, so busy with other things , but I bet when your's is ready it will be beautiful.
    Have a fab week hug's.

  24. July 21, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Hey Lynn,
    i love your cat pattern, lot of them are on my "to do list"!
    happyc stitching

  25. July 21, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Dear Lynn,

    what a lovely idea and what nice things you want to give away!

    I just finished the Christmas Owls – so may be I can start the Summer Owls very soon!

    Greatings from Germany


  26. July 21, 2019 / 8:50 am

    What a nice surprise! I forgot but I also have those advent calendar patterns. Makes me want to add them to the other dozen stitches I have going��

  27. July 21, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Thank you for your lovely gesture. I would be very happy to win the great gifts you have picked out. I have been following for some time and I enjoy the patterns you share.

  28. July 21, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Hi Lynn, I hope you had a nice time on your travels. The little projects for your advent calendar are so sweet it is hard to choose a favourite, though I do like the hedgehog. I will put a link on my blog for your giveaway.
    best wishes
    Julie.C x

  29. July 21, 2019 / 8:51 am

    A lovely giveaway, Lynn!
    I have seen your lovely cat patterns before and now I am following you.
    Thank you for the chance to win your very generous giveaway!
    Barbara xx

  30. July 21, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Hey Lynn,
    i ♥ your cat pattern, lot of them are on my "to do list"
    happy stitching

  31. July 21, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Bonjour et merci pour ce généreux cadeau que vous nous offrirez ! Je suis abonnée à votre blog depuis un moment et j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites ! Bonne semaine et merci encore ???

  32. July 21, 2019 / 8:52 am

    de magnifiques cadeaux, je veux bien participer au jeu. j'ai toujours beaucoup de plaisir à recevoir la news de ton blog.
    bonne journée.

  33. July 21, 2019 / 8:52 am

    What a wonderful giveaway.Brooke Books advent ornaments are great thanks for the link.
    Have a nice week

  34. July 21, 2019 / 8:52 am

    I have been following you for at least a few years now. I have cross stitched for years but mostly quilt now. Love the cats. I don’t normally comment but I also love owls. (and the animal advent). I now follow on Blog Lovin.

  35. July 21, 2019 / 8:52 am

    I've been stitching Brooke's ornaments too – so cute!
    These owl themed buttons are so cute and that owl pouch is perfect for quick stitching!
    Thank you for your generosity!

  36. July 21, 2019 / 9:18 am

    What a lovely gesture ! your patterns are so lovely ! I hope I have a change to win ! XXX

  37. July 21, 2019 / 9:18 am

    These Summer Owls are awesome! Thank you for the giveaway :)
    Christmas advent calender is so pretty also. Have a nice day :)

  38. July 21, 2019 / 9:18 am

    I love anything Owl!
    Your charms are so beautiful!
    Love reading your blog.
    The Brookes ornaments are all so cute, very pretty on the blue fabric.
    It would be hard to pick a favorite, all so cute!
    I would love to win!

  39. July 21, 2019 / 9:19 am

    What a great giveaway, I love Owls! Your Advent calendar is so cute, thanks for all you do and all your inspiration!

  40. July 21, 2019 / 9:19 am

    Hi, I have all of your cat patterns, my computer is full…I have been following you for quite awhile. I love your patters as they are not time consuming. I do get board with big patterns. I have been cross stitching since I was young..over 50 years. I am now wanting to dabble in making my own patterns. Thank you for all you do..

  41. July 21, 2019 / 9:19 am

    How kind you are. I would love to win this giveaway. Thank you for bringing such cheery designs.

  42. July 21, 2019 / 9:20 am

    I love your owl give-a-way…they are just adorable. Your designs are great…especially the black cats….just enjoy everything you share with us….and thank you for the chance to win!

  43. July 21, 2019 / 9:20 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  44. July 21, 2019 / 9:20 am

    Great give away. I like your blog a lot. But I comment not so often. Thank you for your blog.

  45. July 21, 2019 / 9:21 am

    Such a cute owl package. I am very familiar with life getting in the way of other plans. Enjoy life while you can.

  46. July 21, 2019 / 9:21 am

    I love those ornaments. They are on my to-do list also. Enjoy reading your blogs. Happy sewing!

  47. July 21, 2019 / 9:21 am

    Hi Lynn. Summer is sweltering here in the Midwest, so staying in the cooler house and getting lots of stitching done. I stitched your patriotic kitty freebie – thank you for that – it turned out so nice! I love owls! And I'd love to be a participant in your drawing. Keep working on your craft room – a little at a time, you'll get there! Until your next posting…

  48. July 21, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Such a generous giveaway! I would be honored to have anything made by your hands. I love reading your blog and getting finishing ideas. You do such gorgeous work!

  49. July 21, 2019 / 9:22 am

    What a terrific give-away. I would love a chance to win. I love seeing your progress on the Brooke's Books Advent Animals. I stitched them too and am just getting around to finishing them this year. I've stitched many of your Calendar Cats. A person just can't have enough cats!

  50. July 24, 2019 / 10:55 am

    Bonjour Lynn
    Quelle magnifique surprise vous nous offrez
    J adore les petites chouettes et je participe au tirage
    Les petits animaux du calendrier de l avent sont mignons comme tout et
    j espère pouvoir les faire en août
    Bonne journée

  51. July 29, 2019 / 10:17 am

    de magnifiques cadeaux, je veux bien participer au tirage au sort.
    un grand merci pour tout ce que vous nous montrez sur votre blog.

  52. July 29, 2019 / 10:17 am

    je veux bien participer à ce tirage au sort, je trouve ces cadeaux magnifiques.
    j'ai toujours beaucoup de plaisir à consulter votre blog.

  53. July 29, 2019 / 10:18 am

    j'ai beaucoup de mal à mettre un commentaire, cela ressort toujours en anonyme.
    je réessaye encore une fois car j'ai changé les données de mon profil.
    merci pour ce partage auquel je veux bien participer.
    bonne journée.

  54. July 29, 2019 / 10:19 am

    What a lovely blog. I will continue follow you ;)

  55. July 29, 2019 / 10:19 am

    I have always had a love for owls so I definitely want to be considered for this giveaway. Thank you for your generosity throughout the years.

  56. July 29, 2019 / 10:19 am

    What a cute giveaway! You can't have enough of those bags and I love the pins and buttons. Thank you. The Brooke's Books animals are on my list also. I will have to find some lovely fabric, like yours.

  57. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    de magnifiques cadeaux, merci pour ce jeu auquel je veux bien participer.
    bon dimanche.

  58. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    What a fun giveaway, please count me in!
    I like the fabric you chose for Brooks advent animals, they look great on it. I've been meaning to stitch them for a while, maybe I'll plan on it for next year.
    I've hope your traveling has been for pleasure, your room will be waiting for you when you have time!

  59. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Hello! Lovely owls and a nice giveaway! Best wishes!

  60. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Hi! So excited to find your blog! Your stitching is beautiful! I have just returned to stitching after a 20 year hiatus and am loving all the social media it receives. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  61. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Oh boy!!! Owls!! I so love owls! Would love to win these!!! So cute! I just love reading your posts and following you.. The cross stitch cats are one of my favs! Thanks for doing a giveaway!!

  62. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Lynne — Your advent characters so are adorable!! I downloaded these, but haven't had a chance to stitch them yet. Very cute giveaway!

  63. August 18, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Lynn: What a fun giveaway.
    Owls are so sweet, your bags are beautiful, I have bought one from you I may just need to look again and find me something to buy.