There has been plenty of Gifted Gorgeousness going on this month, both giving and receiving. I visited my Aunt and was able to present Baby Albert with his very own sampler. I also completed the square for the Stitching Out Stigma project and sent that off to the organisers. You can see the squares they have already received in their Gallery.
But mostly I have been stitching on pieces which were gifts to me:
I also received a lovely stitching related gift from Jocondine. She has been hosting a great quiz each week based on French towns all of which relate to needlework in some way. So far we have visited Alencon, Bayeaux, Pont l'Abbe and Richelieu. My name and Jacquie's name were the first two drawn to receive a little something and here it is:
I also received a total surprise gift. I've always enjoyed taking part in Round Robins where a group of stitchers take turns to stitch on a piece for each other. Apart from the odd late mailer I've never had a problem until the Large Mirabilia RR in 2013. Basically, mine vanished in the postal system. I waited and waited hoping that it had been mistakenly sent by surface mail instead of airmail but nothing arrived. The other participants were just as upset as I was and offered to restitch the piece. And then it went quiet. I tried to forget about it as I know that real life often gets in the way of our stitching. And then, out of the blue a parcel arrived from New Zealand. I couldn't think of anything I was expecting so it was a complete shock to see a re-stitched Mirabilia Round Robin!
I'd chosen the Birth Month Fairies and asked everyone to stitch June, July and August leaving September for me as it is my birth month. So here is my piece with the first three fairies complete and only the centre and September to be stitched by me:
Thank you Karen, Julie and Andie, you guys are the Best!
Finally, I'm having a giveaway this month. There are seven charts up for grabs, pictured on my Blogaversary post. All you have to do is pop over there and leave a comment telling me which are your favourite three charts. Everyone who links up for the GG gets an extra chance in the draw. Draw closes 30th April which is when the link-ups close too.