Welcome to the August 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:
I finally finished filling in the swathes of cream which make up the Hubland Steppes then stitched a tiny boat to celebrate before moving on to more coastline. The writing says "NoThingfjord":
Mentioned in The Last Continent, this is Mad's home city. From contextual evidence in The Last Hero, this is a Duchy. The local patron God is called Noddi. A previous ruler who lacked a sense of humour was called Lord Picric. He took this out, somewhat terminally, on his Fool, Gilbert the Stupid, whose many graves around the area, some even in relatively accessible places, are now something of a tourist attraction.
Members of the Silver Horde once, apparently, fought as mercenaries for the Duke of Nothingfjord. The battle took four weeks to complete as the Duchess was working on the tapestry of the battle, and insisted on episodes being replayed until her needlework caught up with the action. This led to Mad Hamish declaring that letting the bloody media anywhere near a decent battlefield is a mistake, and they should be kept well away from the fight.
According to the booklet on exploration supplied with The Discworld Mapp, Nothingfjord was home to a race of sea-rovers who were too polite for their own good, they made appointments to rape and pillage along the coast, then wondered why their victims were never in when they called. Members of this race became great explorers under the inspiration of the Skald Lars Larsnephew, whose huge repertoire of very long sagas would inspire anyone to seek out new lands far away.
Good job no-one is holding up a battle waiting for me to finish the Mappe!
The other gifted project I worked on is my Summer Project - Just Nan's Summer Night. I have divided this into 42 pieces to be stitched over the six week Summer Holiday. We are currently on day 21. This is stitched on gifted fabric:
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.
so make sure you follow their blogs and see who the cards come from.
It's not too late to send your postcard to me if you want to join in!