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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness August 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.

First up is Elizabeth Shephard who was a gift from Nicola:

stitched on 30 count linen

Then some progress on Book of Spells which is stitched on gifted fabric:



I also finished Hope by Joan Elliott and presented it to the teacher at my son's school:


And now a quick look at the piece I stitched for an exchange with the lovely Mini from Miniz Diary:

February Violets and Primroses by Sheena Rogers

M is for Mini

Mini and I swapped hints and ideas for our exchange and I could tell quite a lot from her blog too.  She is stitching the EMS Flowers of the Month and likes designs where the stitching is the focus rather than too many beads, metallics and fancification!  This is one of a series of 12 designs which Cross Stitch Collection magazine featured recently.  Mini's Birthday is in February and this is such a pretty design.  I had to cut it down a little to fit in the coaster I had which is why I decided to add a design to the reverse and use the border for that.  (Can you see my tiny initials?)  The big M is from a book of alphabets I have which fitted perfectly.  I put some other goodies in the parcel which you will be able to see when she makes her post!  Sheena Rogers does the most lovely little cushions on all sorts of themes, you really should check out her website.  She does kits and PDFs too.


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 "August 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.

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Finally, last month we had a giveaway sponsored by the lovely Kay from Stitching in the Country of a Dimensions kit called Potting Shed.  I used the randomness of Pick a Card and the lovely Linda of Stitching With My Furbabies came out as the winner!  I have Linda's address already so with her permission I will pass it on to Kay and the kit can wing it's way to Linda's house.  No giveaway this month but there will be one next month to celebrate my Birthday which is two days after GG itself. 

24 comments:

  1. I love the touches of color on Elizabeth. You are very clever with your initials.

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  2. First one up! Everything looks great, Jo. Still in love with Book of Spells though!

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  3. Lovely progress on Elizabeth Shephard and Book of Spells, and beautiful finishes! I managed to post my link on time this month (hooray!). Congratulations to Linda.

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  4. You've made great progress and lovely finishes. That makes for a fabulous month!

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  5. So many lovely stitched pieces, Jo. I especially love Book of Spells and Elizabeth Shephard. Very nice work!

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  6. Your stitching is so beautiful!! I really like the Quaker design, and the colors are so pretty! The design for Mini is lovely! Thanks again for hosting the GG SAL, it's been fun stitching on the gifts people have given me, and those I have given others too!

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  7. Just love having this as incentive to get my stitching done each month! Thanks Jo.

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  8. Awesome stitching Jo. I love everything you work on. I just posted my link.

    Wow! Thank you. I can't believe I won. Yes, you have my permission to give her my address.
    Thanks to both of you.

    Linda

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  9. Great progress update! Love your exchange piece :o)
    Hugs xx

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  10. Great gifted charts and fabric and gift stitching. You have everything for the Gifted Gorgeousness of this month.

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  11. Where is the month going! Great progress on Elizabeth, I've not seen that in a while. Off to do my post now!

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  12. Sorry I was a day late, but I have been able to do a little stitching..
    Chris (with the broken arm!)

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  13. What an elegant M! Love your other progress too. xxx

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  14. Great work, Elizabeth shepherd is looking lovely

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  15. Beautiful stitching, Jo! Lovely exchange piece too, I'm sure Mini loved it. I've added my link! :D

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  16. Wonderful stitching - sweet M

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  17. The WIPS are looking great. I think Book of Spells might be done in time for Halloween! Love the Quaker design, so pretty!

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  18. Lovely stitching Jo. I just posted my update... I know I'm a day to late but better late than never (smile)

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  19. Great progress on your stitching!! Lovely exchange gifts, she will be very happy to have those:)

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  20. Lovely exchange gift you made and Book of Spells is looking super.

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  21. Great work - I love your 'Hope'

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  22. A gorgeous month of gorgeousness! :D I like the violet finish for Mini; I can easily see myself making coasters for finish-finishes. I like useful stitches! And congrats to Linda, it'll be good to have another start haha.

    Was a bit late linking up this time. TUSAL and IHSW and GG all came together on the same weekend(ish) so I waited to just post all at once.

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  23. I'm sure Mini loved the pieces you stitched for her - and you were very sneaky with your initials. Elizabeth and spells both looking great.

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