Hi everyone, apologies for the delay, someone had hacked into my blog and set a divert to another website, this prevented me from announcing my giveaway winner. Thankfully I managed to fix it quickly after searching in my widgets to see if I could find it, sure enough it was there!
I had to do an awful lot of reading on the internet to find out how to solve the problem.
I have a couple of things to tell you about but first up is the winner of my Paris giveaway, I set up the draw using the old fashioned way of folding up tiny bits of paper everytime I recieved a comment.
The winner is ................................
Lynn from Kearnel's Corner blog
Congratulations Lynn, you get everyting in the photo below!
Please email me your address details and I will send it to you before the end of next week, however, it could be sooner, depends when I manage to get to the post office.
Thankyou to everyone who entered and a warm welcome to all of my new followers, I did try to reply to everyone, however some of you did not leave me a way to reply to you, but thanks for your lovely comments I really appreciated them all!
My next giveaway!
My next giveaway will be in the middle of September, it will not be stitch related.
I have been asked by My Memories Suite to host a digital scrapbooking software freebie on this site, I have never used it before until now and all I can say is that it is really easy to use and I now know what all those digital scrapbboking folders were for! lol
I will be showing some photo examples and be giving away one of these Digital Software programmes free to one lucky reader of my blog, so keep your eyes open for that!
A gift to myself
Although I love sewing I think sometimes it is nice to have someone else make something for me as a special treat, when I saw this pillow and gift tags (top photo) I decided to do just that!
It arrived a few weeks ago, it was beautifully wrapped and it was like having Christmas in August!
I bought this from a talented blogger who also happens to be called Lynn, she has a beautiful blog at
Teacup Stitches blog here but I bought this from Lynn's Etsy shop here, go check it out, be warned, Lynn sells her pillows fast!
There is a close up photo of the pillow below, check out the lovely diamante heart, it's so cute!
Thankyou Lynn, it was such a treat to receive this in the post, I know I will order from you again soon!
Talking of pillows, I have made this black and white pillow after taking inspiration from Lynn!
This beautiful lady image was printed on cotton fabric and then embroidered with french knots in lilac and pink to give it some colour, I also put a swarovski crystal on each flower in the corner.
That's it for this week, happy stitching everyone, until next time!