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 two gifted pieces but did get a finish from one of them!
First, the finish - 12 Days of Christmas by Just Nan:
I started this piece for the 12 Days of Stitchmas in 2017. On the 1st day you stitch on block 1. On the 2nd day you stitch on blocks 2 and 1. On the 3rd day you stitch on blocks 3, 2 and 1. And so on. Then I completed one block per month.
It's a lovely design and because the same colours are used in the borders it lends itself well to the 12 Days SAL. This year I am planning to start 12 Ornaments from JCS for the Christmas Ornament SAL organised by Kaye.
Once I finished this design, my thoughts turned to next year's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL. Yes, there will be a GG in 2019 and in every year after for as long as I have gifted projects to stitch! I read a blogpost recently by someone who said she often gave charts and giveaways and wondered how many of the recipients actually stitched them. I feel she needs to follow GG and she would find out!
Which made me think about the logo for next year. Each year so far the logo has been a gifted stitched piece but so far this year I did not have a small to use. Then I remembered, Heather sent me a lovely Lizzie*Kate chart which I said at the time would be perfect! So here's my start:
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 "December 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, the Advent Calendar Blog Hop is well underway. We've seen some beautiful stitching and heard some lovely songs too. Today is a Double Door Day so twice the fun! Don't forget to visit and leave comments on the posts of the day.