I'm trying to get the Lilypad working on my machine but i get the following error.

I had a Google for it but everything keeps pointing to a problem with the board. I swapped it out and tried another Lilypad but got the same error...

the one i am using is the first Lilypad with the FTDI connection.

This is the error message i am getting:

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding


Any thoughts?