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.
In the past month I have stitched a few gifted pieces:-
Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas - chart was a Christmas present:
Chatelaine's Gardens of London - Birthday gift
The final piece is my focus for this month; Lyndifarne's Discworld Mappe which will be a gift for my son:
I actually managed to get a good bit stitched on Saturday afternoon, all the wings and around the hippo's bottomus! What a thing to stitch! I'm hoping to get quite a bit of that hippo done later today as next week is a busy week.
I also received some gorgeousness too - chocolate gorgeousness all the way from New Zealand! The lovely Margaret wanted to thank me for helping her out and sent a box of goodies. Unfortunately the Large Boy picked the parcel up from the doormat and read the customs label so he knew it wasn't stitchy goodies and wanted to share LOL.
Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "July 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.
Please could you remember to link up as well as make your post. There have been a few people making GG posts but not linking. Which means they don't get entered into the draw. If you have technical or memory issues, just leave a comment and let me know!
Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop has started! The first card went out to Ariadne from Greece, so follow the link below and find out who sent the card to her. Hopefully her post will appear sometime this week.
If you want to take part, just email me a photo of something you have stitched which is suitable as a postcard to a fellow stitcher along with a short message of the kind you write on a postcard. I will forward the photo to another participant who shows it on their blog. The photo can be anything Summer themed, beach themed, holiday themed, you get the idea! It can be a new piece or something from your archives.