Welcome to the May Gifted Gorgeousness link-up. The link-up date continues 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.
My main project for Gifted Gorgeousness has been my Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs, which will be a gift for my son. This is where I left off last GG post:
Here is the portion I have been working on this week:
The turtle flipper is huge, it starts on page 2 and continues through page 3 and into page 4. I decided to get all the dark green on pages 2 and 3 done plus the little banner. When I came to fill in the medium green I realised I had made an error. There is a two line overlap on the charts but I had stitched those two lines twice!
You can possibly see the two lines where the brown thread comes out of the backstitch? I was not going to frog and restitch all that banner again so I decided to stitch the backstitch of the edge of the Disc in one strand to see how bad the problem was. I stitched the backstitch accurately as it follows the curve of the Disc. This means the banner is two rows lower than charted and the flipper pattern is two rows lower. But with very little tweaking it works. I removed two rows from the flipper before the bottom of page 3 which is where the backstitch line stops and it's all good for page 4 now.
Now I have done more of the fill-in medium green I am stitching the second strand of backstitch. I decided to make the perimeter of the Disc two strands to make it bolder than the one strand used everywhere else.
stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen
I fully finished two Easter themed designs. Nest Egg by Satsuma Street was stitched on gifted fabric from Tiffany and the Daffodil Egg chart was a gift from Riona:
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 "May 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.