Monday, 15 June 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness June Link Up Post

  Gifted Gorgeousness

For newbies, this is my first 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.

Since last post I have stitched another weekend on Elizabeth Shephard (a gift from Nicola):

Shown with my ORTS from last month

I completed the Kingfisher which will be a gift for the teaching staff at the Small Boy's mainstream school:

stitched on 28 count blue evenweave

And I also completed Believe which will be a gift for his other school:

stitched on 28 count Robin's Egg evenweave by Silkweaver

And some small progress on the Mill Hill sampler which was a giveaway prize from Rosey:

stitched on 28 count evenweave.

I am beading as I go because it is so heavily beaded it is just easier!

I also have continued to work on Book of Spells by The Goode Huswife which is stitched on gifted fabric:

stitched on 40 count Jewel Butterbeer linen.

And now over to you - 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 "June Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month.  
And link to the actual post, not just your blog.  People are still getting this wrong!
Thank you.  I can amend links if you make a boo-boo though.



Last month we had a GGG (Gifted Gorgeousness Giveaway) for a Shepherd's Bush chart donated by Stitching Noni.  This was won by Kay from Stitching in the Country and should be winging it's way to her right now. 

This month we have a GGGG (Gifted Gorgeousness Giveaway by Gwen!).  The lovely Gwen from Guava Gems said to me that she had some charts she'd like to donate for giveaways.  I was very happy to facilitate and sent her my address.  Well, an entire box arrived!!  I have selected six very varied charts (because it is the sixth month of the year).  There are enough charts to have giveaways all year now!

GGGG 1 - New Baby by Butternut Road

GGGG 2 - Tea Cozys and Sampler by Linda Palmer

GGGG 3 - In the Forest of the Unicorn by Black Swan Designs

GGGG 4 - Rambling Rose Sampler by Nancy Sturgeon
this is miniature needlepoint stitched on the 40 count gauze provided

GGGG 5 - My Treasures Sewing Case by With My Needle

GGGG 6 - Strawberry Bouquet by The Gentle Art

All you have to do is link up for June's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL and chose one or two charts from the above list, leaving a comment below stating your choices by the end of the month.

Finally, don't forget the Summer Postcard Blog Hop.  Details at the bottom of the last half a dozen posts because this one is quite long enough already!


  1. Oooh I am so so happy to be able to join in again :). You have certainly been busy with all your stitching... I am getting back into it slowly. Enjoying every minute as I go :)
    How wonderful that you have an amazing selection of charts gifted by Gwen... I love the GGGG 6 - Strawberry Bouquet by The Gentle Art.... It's very pretty.
    Ooooh just looked as I am thrilled to be no.1!! Never been no.1 before :)
    Big smiles :)

  2. Hi Jo, Lovely stitching as always. Well done to Kay and thanks to Noni and Gwen for being so generous. My pick from the new giveaway is either Strawberry Bouquet or in The forest of the unicorn. Thanks to you, too, Jo, for being the hostess with the mostest.

  3. I love your teacher gift projects - particularly Believe. So appropriate! Congratulations on your finishes.

  4. Such lovely things you've been working on this past month Jo, the Book of Spells is growing well.
    Really must send you a pic for the blog hop, every time I visit here I think of it, then whoosh... the brain forgets... must be my age!!!

  5. I love the colors in Elizabeth Shephard. Congratulations to Kay for winning. Please do not include my name in GGGG(what an abbreviation !)

  6. As usual I love all of your projects. Well done on sourcing giveaways for the rest of the year and how generous of Gwen to donate in this way. I would love to win either number 2 or number 5.

  7. Lovely stitching, Jo...but I especially LOVE the Elizabeth Shepherd piece!! It's beautiful! Thanks again for hosting this SAL, it's been such fun! How generous of Gwen to offer these give-aways...I just love the little My Treasure Sewing Case by With My Needle.

  8. Oooh wow, that is a lot of Gorgeousness! Congrats on your two finishes and all the progress on everything else! :D Small Boy's teaching staff is really gonna love you haha.

    I will have to think on the charts though I do love the idea of GGGG 5. It's amazing you have enough to giveaway for the whole year now!

  9. I've just linked, Jo. Your progress is looking great! Love the Book of Spells! I really like Strawberry Bouquet by The Gentle Art. Thanks!

  10. Elizabeth Shepard looks great, nice progress. Thanks to Gwen, take a chance on 3 or 5. (nearly ready to mail for summer postcard BH). Hugs

  11. You've worked on some wonderful projects and had some great finishes.

  12. Great finishes and the kingfisher is great. I'd love 5 and/or 6 but then I love them all so if I win, surprise me.

  13. Some great work there! I've just added my link to the list.
    I like the look of GGGGs nos 5 and 6. Don't tell anyone, but I started GGGG1 for Eloise when she was born. She's 21 now and it still isn't finished

  14. Excellent stitching this month! Look at all those goodies from Gwen, too! I love #5 and #6. I've linked up :D

  15. Great progress on the Mill Hill and Spells. I really enjoy watching Spells grow.

  16. Ugh! I did it again, I linked to my blog, which currently has the June update, and not to the post…I'll do it right next month!
    Elizabeth Shepherd is beautiful and I love the Book of Spells…that fabric is perfect.
    You certainly do a lot of stitching each month, good for you. :-D

  17. Lovely progress. I also enjoy watching your Book of Spells develop! I added the link to my update. My favorites for your GGGG drawing are #4 and #5. Happy Stitching!

  18. Lovely finishes and stitching Jo. Thanks, but I'll pass on the charts.


  19. Lots of great stitching. I love The Book of Spells!

  20. Book of spells is coming along beautifully, love the finishes as well. The bead project looks very intricate, wonderful stitching as always:)

  21. Your gifted projects are looking beautiful !!:) nice to see you have so much to gift now .

  22. Wonderful progress, Jo :-) I really like the Believe chart.

  23. I love the believe chart.. very pretty with beading. :D lovely stitching Jo

  24. Loving all your stitching choices.. and wow.. lots of stitching goodies.. i love to enter for it.. and would like to win My Treasures Sewing Case by With My Needle.. see you in next month checked in.

  25. You had some wonderful progress this month...I'm all linked up as well now, but I'll pass on the give away. I didn't really fall in love with any of those, so I'll leave it for those who do :)

  26. just posted my link :)
    really like all you're working on, and thanks for the great giveaway, you and Gwen are super kind.
    I'll leave the stash to stitchers who are less busy than I am WIPwise. I hope they have a blast! that sewing case looks adorable! ciao!

  27. I'm a little late with my post as we've been away.

    Lovely stitching as always Jo and great giveaways :)

  28. Lovely progress again this month. I picked up some fabric for my Book of Spells. Hope to get started this summer.

  29. Pretty progress!! Book of Spells is so beautiful!!

  30. How kind of Gwen! Your GG pieces this month are lovely. I haven't been stitching much but will be back next month with some Gifted Gorgeousness!

  31. I'm late with my post but it's up now :) Thank you Gwen for the generous gift. I stitched In The Forest of the Unicorn a few years ago and loved every stitch of it.

    The only one the jumps out at me is number 5, My Treasures sewing case so put me in for that one please

  32. Sorry bit late with my post this month... but it is now up and linked!! You have been busy... great stitching update :o) Love that kingfisher!
    And how kind of Gwen.... what lovely charts. Can I put my name in the hat for Number 6 :o)
    Thank you
    PS: Kay should receive her GG chart any day now!
    Hugs xx

  33. This time I joined again but with a lot of hesitation because I'm not sure if the crocheted gift I received counts, too. If not, please, let me know :)
    Please, don't count me in for the give-away.

  34. What a generous giveaway! I'm slowly getting back on track with all my stitching. Please could I enter for numbers 4 and 6? They're not my usual style but it's always good to try new things :-)


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