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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness January Link-up Post

and Days 10 to 14 of the DUCJC.

Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is my first ever year long SAL.  Click on the picture above for the full details.

We will be posting and linking up on the 15th of each month, because it is 2015.  Should be easy to remember.

This month I am also taking part in the DUCJC in memory of SoCal Debbie so I have many projects to show you!  

Day 1 was a giveaway prize - Little Snapdragon by Dyan Allaire:


Day 2 was a gift for my cousin to celebrate her new baby - Hobby Horse by JBW:


Day 3 was a giveaway prize -  Poinsettia Place by CCN:


Day 4 was a giveaway prize - Friends are like Angels by Lizzie*Kate:


Day 5 was a giveaway prize - Sunflowers and Acorns by Beehive Needleworks:



Day 6 - not a GG piece!

Day 7 was a giveaway prize - Strawberry Sampler by The Sampler House:


Day 8 was a gift - Hallowe'en Town by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery:


Day 9 was a gift - Sugared Almond Cottage by The Nutmeg Company:


Day 10 was stitched on gifted fabric - Book of Spells by The Goode Huswife:

40 count Jewel Butterbeer from Under the Sea Fabrics

Day 11 was bought with Birthday money - Trixie the Hallowe'en Witch by Brooke's Books:

28 count tan evenweave

Day 12 was a gift - January Wordplay by With Thy Needle & Thread:

over 1 on 32 count Star Sapphire linen

Day 13 was stitched on gifted fabric - Autumn by Lizzie*Kate:

over 1 on 28 count blue evenweave

Day 14 was a gifted kit - Elizabeth Shephard by The Scarlet Letter:

30 count linen supplied with kit

Wow!  This is definitely the Year of the Gift for me!  Here is the place for you to link up so we can see what Gifted Gorgeousness you have been stitching so far this year.  Please use your name or your blog name in the field NOT the words "January Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month.  And link to the actual post, not just your blog.  Thank you.  I can amend links if you make a boo-boo though.













Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop
 
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day.  It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox.   It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year.  It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.

Send me the email by 10th February.

When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February.  Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
 Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself  in their comments as their
Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 

Does that make sense to everyone?  I hope so!

If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post, I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.

46 comments:

Katy said...

Lots of beautiful projects!

Linda said...

All gorgeous projects Jo. I'm so horrible, I have many charts that I have won or been gifted but didn't keep a list of who gave them to me.

Linda

sew.darn.quilt said...

That is an extraordinary list of gifted starts!
I'm linked up as "By the Pricking of My Thumb" ")

Elfie said...

You are working on so many lovely projects, Jo. I'd like to join in the Valentine thing.

Anonymous said...

wow.. that's many beautiful projects.. ;)

jocondine said...

So many work done, will be great to follow your progress. Too early for a long comment, it is 6h50 here and I am going to work in 40 mn ..... ;) xxx

Justine said...

What lovely new starts Jo! And all but one fits into Gifted Gorgeousness! I've been so excited about this SAL, I can't wait to discover what everyone is working on and celebrate gifting.

Brigitte said...

Jo, I have just linked up. I have the same problem as Linda, I know exactly what was gifted to me in an exchange or as RAK but often I can't remember by who :(

You have a lot of gifted things incorporated into Debbie's challenge. Many great starts on some nice fabrics.

Christine said...

Added my link Jo. Your vast array of projects put mine to shame though.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Look at all your gifted projects! They look incredible so far. I've added my link! :D

Julie said...

You've been gifted lots of wonderful things. The fabric for the 'Angel are' is really pretty and I love the butterbeer too.

Mii Stitch said...

Great new starts on all these lovely gifts :)

Vickie said...

I LOVE that you are stitching up your gifts.
Count me in for the blog hop.
What floss is that on the LK Friends Are Like Angels? It is wonderful!

Lili said...

Lovely projects!!!

Hazel D said...

What a wonderful selection of new projects. Looking forward to seeing your progress through the year

rosey175 said...

Wow, you have lots of gifted gorgeousness to work with! :D It's nice with the SALs overlap with each other but still that is a lot of starts eeeeee. Lovely work~!

Heather said...

Great stitching! Just made my post!

Kerryp77 said...

Great stitching Jo, is it too late to sign up to join in with the gifted gorgeousness SAL? Everything I stitch seems to fit into the criteria!

Caitlin D said...

Love your stitching!! Everything looks amazing so far.
I've added my link too. :-)

Marcy said...

Wow! So many wonderful starts! I don't think I could do that. I'm gonna love watching your progress :)

Jacquie Morris said...

Wow busy busy busy!! I adore all your new starts... Looking forward to seeing them grow :)
I am using my iPad and I just cannot seem to register my name and blog... I have tried a few time and now it's just frustrating me :(. Please could you add my name as I am off to do a blog post now :)
Thank you :)
Smiles :)

Emma/Itzy said...

Busy busy! Lots of new projects all falling within the gift SAL! I only had two and even then one of them was a bit of a stretch haha.

Silvia Saxosue said...

Wow, you have been really busy! I love you projects, so many wonderful gifts you have received and bring to good use now.

cheryl said...

You have so many wonderful new starts and gifted projects! I added my blog link - I have been keeping up with all of the new starts ... but I'm a little slower on the posting bit. Happy Stitching!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Great starts for the year :-)

Edgar said...

Great starts - I've posted and linked up......

Anonymous said...

my post was ready yesterday (and scheduled for the 15th) but I got here just now. pretty eventful day, really. today I've been through the amount of events you get to go through in a year. I'm emailing you in a bit. ciao, Queen Jo! :)

Anonymous said...

also, great great starts - I've already said that but it's never enough, especially since I hadn't seen Elizabeth yet. LOVE her.
I'll join the Valentine hop too, I already have a few picks in mind. ciao!

Lindsay said...

You have some lovely new starts there.
My post is up and I've linked up

Lyndsey said...

Great new starts. I've linked my post.

Stitching Noni said...

Great starts for Jan and for the SAL!
Have posted and linked.... tick!
I will also have a look and see what I can find in my stitching pics that I can use to sign up for the Feb Blog Hop.
I will email you over the weekend
Hugs xx

geeky Heather said...

Wow, you have gotten an amazing amount done!

Linda said...

Oops! Sorry I did it wrong the first time.

Linda

Gillie said...

Squeaked in at 10.02 pm Eastern US time....whew! I linked, I think...well, my name's there!
Going to come back tomorrow and comment on the rest of the post!

Olna Jenn Smith said...

Thank you for this. Specifically pausing to stop and think about the fact that my mother gave me the lovely hand-dyed linen I'm using and loving so much because she wanted me to be happy stitching was really awesome, and made today a lot better. Now I'm motivated to make my Smalls project for next month a gift for her!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful projects - my entry is small this month as my gift has not yet been given.

Preeti said...

Lovely starts!!

Miamina said...

Lots of lovely starts and lovely gifted charts and fabric! I'm particularly interested in watching Book of Spells grow.

lynda said...

You've made a great start on your projects!

Kaisievic said...

HI Jo, Please count me in for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop but I am going to have to give Gifted Gorgeousness a miss at the moment due to the unexpected passing of my DFIL. hugs, Kaye

Kaisievic said...

Sorry, Jo, I forgot to say how lovely your stitching is, gorgeous as usual.

Karoline said...

All your challenge projects are looking lovely. I'm sure I will be joining in with your SAL at some point this year when I get the opportunity to start a new project

Katie said...

Love all your stitching. Great job on each piece!! I will join in the Blog Hop. I'll email you my picture.

Pam in IL said...

Lots of stitches keeping you busy! All your stitching looks great too! I'm considering joining your SAL and the Blog Hop.

Gwen said...

Great start on your projects.
I am a little late to the game, just saw the link today. I hope to get some motivation and encouragement to finish this project that was gifted to me.

DJ said...

Hi...sorry I thought I had linked up before, and I was a day late with my entry, but all caught up now! Thanks for hosting such a fun SAL!