Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness March Link-Up Post

2017 GG

Welcome to the March link-up for Gifted Gorgeousness.  The linky will stay open until the end of the month so you have plenty of time to join in.

This month I have gifts from people and gifts for people, also stuff stitched with gifts from people and some actual gifts!

Gardens of London by Chatelaine Designs which was my Birthday present last year, stitched with threads donated by blogging friends:

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

Witches by Oberlin Samplers which was a gift from Barb:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas was a gift from my MIL:

Storming progress on M is for Mary which will be a gift for my cousin's baby:

stitched on 32 count Murano in Sunlit Heath by Crafty Kitten
(which is more green in real life)

The gift I received was a giveaway prize from Sarah in Stitches to celebrate her fifth blogaversary in January:

The Sudbury leaflet has some great charts which would look good stitched over one, the fabric is a 32 count green Belfast which has been used already!  The chart I had called for Rue Green and this was close enough as I had nothing else suitable in my stash.  Perfect serendipitous timing.  I think the pendant is Rose Quartz and it's very pretty, I will probably wear that to my Toddler Group tomorrow.

Sarah offered two prizes and I had to choose this one because of the counting rhyme stitched on the pillow.  The Small Boy loves numbers and when he started Preschool you knew where he was by the sound of his keyworker reciting number rhymes!

There was also a big bag of vintage wooden cotton reels which I must find a project for!

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 "March 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.  


Finally, don't forget to sign up for the Easter Blog Treasure Hunt Hop this year!  Details in the previous post to this one.  Here's some little gifts for you all from various designers.  Hopefully you can find something suitable to stitch for the Hop!

Of course no list is complete without mentioning-


  1. Great progress on everything and wonderful prize too!

  2. Nice update, love the gift Sarah sent you. I'm very proud that the last cross of my post have been stitched less than 5 hours ago with the help of my grandson (that's the biggest gifted part of it). xxx

  3. Oh my goodness, you are stitching on some lovely items! The Gardens of London looks so pretty! (Love the colors!!) and the witches are so cute. The M for Mary is looking good too! What a fun giveaway you received, and how lucky for you that you got the right color fabric! Thanks for the freebies, I'll have to get my thinking cap on for Easter! Thanks so much for making the internet fun!

  4. Wow, you ticked all the giftable boxes, while I ticked almost none! =D I used the extra-large shoehorn this month. Everything is coming along nicely.

  5. Wonderful stitching and gifts Jo. I will post by the end of the month.


  6. Jo: I like the old Sudbury designs, I have a few booklets, from years ago.
    Great gifts you won.
    All your stitching progress is really coming along, I am just getting back to stitching.


  7. What a nice gift and so much wonderful stitching!

  8. Good work on all the gift stitching. Congrats on the giveaway win.

  9. I so enjoy your projects, Jo. They are each beautiful, but so different. My favourite is the 12 Days sampler. It is looking great already.

  10. The M fairy is growing really fast!
    Fabulous giveaway prize

  11. lovely giveaway you received. 12 Days will be so pretty at Christmastime when completed.

  12. Lovely gift from Sarah, let me know when you find the right project for the reels as I'm still trying to find one for mine. M has come on so much. Lots of beautiful work there Jo, I'm sure you must stitch in your sleep, you get so much done!

  13. What a wonderful post full of goodies. Your prize was very nice indeed.

  14. Lovely gifty stitching! I'm so glad you like your goodies, and that you've already used the fabric! I've linked up :D

  15. Lots of lovely stitching Gifty Goodness. Love your prize from Sarah and thanks for the link to all the Easter/Spring designs - they are all so lovely.

  16. Great stitching pieces and you won a lovely prize :)

  17. Gifts both given and received are lovely, Jo! I especially like that witchy WIP on the green :)

  18. Hey from France
    My name is Marie Christine
    Lovely your stitching,is so nice,my favourite is Garden of London,
    Well,my englisch is not "lovely" sorry!

  19. Congratulations on winning Sarah's giveaway with all these great things. The little pillow with the rhyme looks wonderful. I love the story behind it for you.
    You stitched a lot of your GG pieces. I always love to see the Witches piece.

  20. What a great collection of projects and gifts! I love seeing how things are moving along on the 12 Days of Christmas.

  21. Great progress on all your gift stitches and gifts to be. Congrats on winning Sarah's giveaway too. I love this SAL it's just an awesome reminder of how generous stitchers are.
    xo Alicia

  22. Yay! Finally managed to get my GG post up - only five days late! lol!

  23. What a great month for you - so much gift stitching, and a lovely win too! I'll be a little late as usual, but hoping to get a post up this week or Monday at the latest :)


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