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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness August Link-up Post


Welcome to the August Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  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.

In the past month I have only stitched three gifted pieces:-

Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas - chart was a Christmas present:


stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen


Lyndifarne's Discworld Mappe which will be a gift for my son:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

These are two little tinies for a friend of mine, from the Donna Kooler 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs book the Zodiac SAL comes from.



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 "August 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.

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Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop has started!  Three cards have gone out, been received and shown on the recipient's blogs:


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.  You have until the end of August to join in.



22 comments:

Clare - Aimetu said...

Just a quick post from France, I managed to blog GG and will try to do the Postcard Hop when we return 🙂

Linda said...

Great progress Jo. I would love to see a pic of Alice.

Linda

RJ said...

Lovely stitching as always Jo. Come by and see our newest post and see if you think one of the photos will work for the postcard. Pick which one you think works the best and I will send it to you with a greeting. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Barb said...

You are going to have a wonderful collection of 12 Days designs!

Mini said...

I also made a quick short post to keep up with the SAL.

Mary said...

The 12 Days design is moving along nicely!!

Bethan said...

Great progress! I discovered Sparklies whilst at the Festival of Quilts - now I know where to find awesome cross-stitch material x

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog SAL. Love your beautiful stitching!

diamondc said...

Oh my I love the twelve days of Christmas, great progress on Discworld.

Catherine

DJ said...

Hi Jo! As usual, your stitching is fabulous!! The map is so unique, I'm sure your son will love it! The tiny stitches are so cute (I think I might have her book, I just love her designs!!) What will you do with them? Curious minds want to know! Thanks again for hosting this challenge (and the postcard challenge too!), you make blogging fun!

FlashinScissors said...

Great stitching, Jo!
The Mappe is amazing. You have such patience!
Thank you for hosting GG ..... it’s such fun!
Hugs,
Barbara x

butterfly said...

Love the Twelve days of Christmas ,all your stitching looks fab.

Have a good Friday .

rosey175 said...

I suppose it would be helpful if I actually linked up! My head has been off lately. I blame the heat. Not the usual scatterbrainedness, no...

Does your son like watching the progress on Discworld as much as the rest of us? Or is he like just finish it already?

Brigitte said...

Great stitching for the GG SAL. The two little Donna Kooler designs are just darling. I have that book, too, and every now and then I stitch something from it, for a card for example.

Christine said...

Great stitching Jo, I love how the Map is progressing

Linda said...

Awesome progress Jo. Love your tiny's.

Linda

Ariadne said...

Phewwww! Managed to link my GG too!AriadnefromGreece!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your 12 days of Christmas will be completed in plenty of time for Christmas. Your son will be delighted when the Discworld mappe is completed. Lovely stitching as always.

jocondine said...

Nice updates for the August GG. I finally posted today! xxx

Julie said...

Everything looking so lovely x

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely progress and I made it under the wire!

Leonore Winterer said...

Whelp, I finally made it and linked in!