Happiness Is Cross Stitching

Free cross stitch patterns, tutorials for finishing your cross stitch, gift ideas and free mini black cat cross stitch patterns.

Lynns Hand made bags

Lynns Hand made bags

Stitching news

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well, it has been a while since my last post as I have been quite busy lately.

Stitching News

Jane sent me this lovely mail art gift to me, it was a total surprise!  

It was full of these lovely threads and a threadwinder, thankyou Jane I shall treasure this!   
I have started stitching this Country Cottage Needlework design that my son bought 
me for Mothers Day. 
Here are some close up pictures.

I have just one more photo to show of a biscornu that my friend Connie has made, but I will show that in my next post.

I am going away for a couple of days to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday, I am quite looking forward to the celebrations, we are going to one of  my favourite parts of the country - Bath.
We are having lunch at the Pump Rooms in Bath where Jane Austen used to visit quite regularly, I will update you on my return, and hopefully I will have some nice photographs to show you all.  

Happy stitching everyone!

Little House Needleworks

Hi everyone, I thought it was time I showed a cross stitch finish after all the felt projects I have been making lately. I started this Holly Berries design from Little House Needleworks before Christmas but I have only just got around to finishing it. I decided to make it into a mattress pin cushion following some really helpful instructions over at Andreas blog - The Craft Room here.  Thanks Andrea, your instructions are really easy to follow!

This is the reverse side

Stitching news
I have received a beautiful surprise gift in the mail from Jane, a lady whom I sent a random act of kindness to at the beginning of the year. Jane has sent me a lovely mail art with some delicious threads to match. I am unable to post a photo yet as I am trying to edit the personal address details off the photograph and I am unsure how to do it.

Thankyou Jane for this wonderful surprise!

I have also received a photograph from Connie who has made a lovely biscornu from one of my patterns, I shall show that in my next post. 

Talking of surprises ( well, not a total surprise because I gave him the list of choices) I received this Country Cottage Needleworks Pattern from my son for Mother's Day today, I cannot wait to start stitching this! 

Thankyou for visiting and leaving such wonderful encouraging comments, I really appreciate them all.

Happy Stitching! 

Mothers day gift and redwork lady.

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you the Mother's day gift I have made.

My Mother loved the little Valentine bag here with the pin cushions so much that I decided to make it all again, but in her favourite colours of creams, coffee and gold. It is amazing how different it looks in a softer colour palette. I made the little bag just a bit larger than the last one, I embroidered the design free hand onto the front and made the little pillows and the bottlecap pincushion to go inside.

I have also finished my first attempt at redwork, this pattern was a freebie from here ( Needlecrafter website ) there are so many lovely emroidery designs to down load and trace for redwork or any embroidery project. I am unsure how I am going to finish this, I may make it into a quilted wall hanging but I need to buy some red fabric to complement the design.
I used a special disappearing ink pen  to trace the design but it disappeared to quick for my liking, so the next design I traced using a fine pencil.
All the blue marks have completely disappeared now.  

Rebecca at Gather Ye Roses Blog is having a lovely giveaway until the 20th March, if you have never visited Rebecca's blog then do so now as she makes some gorgeous creations, you won't be disappointed! 
Rebecca's blog here

I would like to welcome all of my new followers to my blog!

Happy stitching everyone!


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