Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Gifted Gorgeousness February Link-Up Post
Welcome to the first Gifted Gorgeousness link-up of 2017! The link-up date will continue to be the 15th and I will keep the link-up open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time if you are late posting.
The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.
I have continued to stitch daily on my Joan Elliott 12 Days of Christmas. This month I completed the Two Turtle Doves, started the left hand Herald Angel and stitched more border. This kit was a gift from my MIL.
I started and finished JBW's Antique Christmas Trees which was a giveaway prize from someone (sorry, generous person!).
Stitched over 1 on 32 count linen
Of course, the big news is that I started my Chatelaine, Gardens of London which was my Birthday present last year. I have just stitched with DMC so far, all gifts from Susan. Look how tiny it looks on this big piece of fabric:
stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast linen from Crafty Kitten
Rather blurry close-up:
And now it's over to you. This is where you link up your post for this month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "February Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month. And link to the actual post, not just your blog. It is easier if you copy and paste the link, rather than typing freehand.
I also received a gift last week, an early Birthday present. Very early - it's not until September!
Some gorgeous Sparklies fabric, two charts
and a little ornie:
Who sent all this gifted gorgeousness?
The one and only Mouse
Thank you, Mouse, I can't promise to save any of it until my Birthday LOL. I've been working on a blog project for some time now, adding a page to my Happy Dance blog with all the stitched things people have sent me. I do hope I haven't missed any! You can find it here. I have received some lovely handcrafted things over the years and wanted to have all the photos in one place to remind me of dear friends.
Finally, thank you to everyone who took part in the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop yesterday which was a great success. Some people managed to hop round yesterday and others were planning to do it today. Hopefully you all know who your sweetheart is by now!
Easter Hop in two months time 🐇