LilyPad programmer/bootloader connection issue


I am completely new to Arduino and I am wanting to create a sound-reactive LED for a wearable using a lilypad. I have attached a photo of the sound sensor I am using and the lilypad pins. The code i have used is :

#define LEDstrip 7

void setup()
pinMode(7,INPUT); //SIG of the Parallax Sound Impact Sensor connected to Digital Pin 7
pinMode(LEDstrip, OUTPUT);


//this function will make the LED dim once the Parallax Sound Impact Sensor sends a 1 signal, and then return to it's original brightness.
void loop()
boolean soundstate = digitalRead(7);
if (soundstate == 1) {
analogWrite(LEDstrip, 255);


The error messages I get are:

avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding

avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: exit bootloader

I have tried this on board: Lilypad Arduino USB and Lilypad Arduino and port: serial 1 and 2

Again bare with my noob experience and any guidance will be greatly appreciated thankyou (: