Wednesday 15 July 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness July Link-Up Post

  Gifted Gorgeousness

For newbies, this is my first year long SAL.  Click on the picture above for the full details.

We will be posting and linking up on the 15th of each month, because it is 2015.  Should be easy to remember.

Over the last month I stitched some more Elizabeth Shephard which was a gift from Nicola:

stitched on 30 count linen using AVAS silks

I completed January Wordplay by With Thy Needle & Thread which was a gift from Shirlee, the recently moved stitcher:

stitched over 1 on 32 count Star Sapphire linen

And I framed three pieces which I had previously completed: 

Mill Hill Frosted Heather Rose, 
a gift from Rosey now gifted on to Christine

Anchor Kingfisher
a gift for the Small Boy's school

Joan Elliott Believe
a gift for the Small Boy's other school!

And now over to you - Here is the place for you to link up so we can see what Gifted Gorgeousness you have been stitching so far this year.  Please use your name or your blog name in the field 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.  People are still getting this wrong!
Thank you.  I can amend links if you make a boo-boo though.



Last month we have a GGGG (Gifted Gorgeousness Giveaway by Gwen!).  The lovely Gwen from Guava Gems said to me that she had some charts she'd like to donate for giveaways.  I was very happy to facilitate and sent her my address.  Well, an entire box arrived!!  I selected six very varied charts (because it is the sixth month of the year) and asked people to choose their two favourites.  The winners were drawn by the random number generator used in conjunction with a complicated spreadsheet!  They are:

Congratulations to those three and commiserations to those who did not win this month.  But, don't despair, we have another giveaway!!  This one is sponsored by the lovely Kay from Stitching in the Country and is a Dimensions kit called Potting Shed, seen below:

So if you are interested just link up for GG as usual and leave a comment saying "please include me in the draw" or some such phrase.

Finally, I disovered a new-to-me company called Patience Brewster.  They make the most delightful quirky ornaments and are keen to celebrate Christmas in July.  They are offering a prize draw for anyone who links up to this event.  It is primarily an Instagram thing but I believe you can also enter by making a blog post and emailing them.  So check out the blog and the website and if any of the Hallowe'en themed items fall into your basket, don't forget to add my address!

This cake plate!
Without cake if you are posting from overseas!


sew.darn.quilt said...

Your progress and finishes are lovely, Jo. I especially enjoy the January Wordplay, there's something about snowmen and their quirkiness that makes me smile!! Please toss my name into the hat for a chance in your draw ")

Shelly said...

I have linked up, Jo! Your progress is looking great, so is your framed items. You can leave my name out of the drawing-I have enough stash! I'll be checking out that blog. Love anything Halloweeen!

Mini said...

Jo ,your framed pieces look beautiful. I'm sure the recipients will love them. Did you frame these yourself? I have linked up and would like to enter for this draw.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching this month, Jo! I've linked up :D

Bea said...

Love your choice of frames - they finish the stitching beautifully.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Jo, oh, I am a winner - how cool is that, thank you. Please do not count me in this month's draw, though. Wonderful GG finishes, Jo, as always. Thanks for letting us know about Patience Brewster, too.

Linda said...

Your stitching is great as always Jo. I have added my link and would love to be entered in the giveaway.


rosey175 said...

Yay, you framed it and gifted it hah! Your framed pieces look great and of course your progress is perfect. :D

Congrats to the winners! I'm sure they needed more stash ahaha. I think I will pass on this giveaway, though I do really like it~

Kate said...

Wonderful stitching, Jo :-)

Clare-Aimetu said...

I'm a little late this month but finally have completed my big project.

Great stitching as always Jo :)

Stitching Noni said...

All linked up for another month!! :o)
Your finishes are lovely... well done on a very productive month :o)
Congrats to the winners of the giveaways.... happy to be entered into the current one (as always!!) hee hee!!!
Hugs xx

Elfie said...

Beautiful pieces, as usual. I particularly love the kingfisher. He is awesome.

gominam said...

Lovely finishes, nice framing! Great progress on your WIPs, loving the colors on January wordplay:) Congrats to the winners.

Katie said...

Gorgeous work! Please leave me out of the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters though.

Preeti said...

Your framed pieces are looking great!! I have made a gift for Margaret Sherry exchange but I cannot show it until the recipient post about it.

jocondine said...

Kind of hall of frame... Great stitching. Believe is really nice. xxx

Christine said...

Great stitching Jo. Sorry I'm late this month

cheryl said...

I finally posted my update (better late than never).

I am so lucky to win the last prize draw! Thank you so much! As to the new giveaway: I love the "Potting Shed" kit ... but perhaps I should pass and give someone else a better chance to win.

Your "Elizabeth Shephard" is looking lovely. I am always drawn to Quaker style for some reason. The framed pieces look lovely. Happy Stitching.

Astrids dragon said...

Everything is lovely, I especially like Believe. The colours are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

congrats to all the ladies that won, and congrats to you, Jo, for the lovely finishes and framings. Elizabeth is coming along so well too!
you HAD to, you really really HAD to introduce me to those guys at Patience Brewster. goodness! look at that plate! GENIUS!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners.. Yoohoo.. you guys rock.. and I LOVE YOUR work Jo.. thank you for coming around to visit earlier on. :D
Sorry I'm late this month.. :/

Preeti said...

I have posted and linked it now :)

Stitching in the country said...

Finally linked up. Your progress is great and congratulations to last months winners

Julie said...

I bet the teachers were thrilled with their special gifts.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Great stitching and beautiful finishes, I hope the teachers were over the moon with their gifts - I know I would be!

Leonore Winterer said...

Lovely progress :) I just linked up as well, better late than never, right? :D

Gillie said...

Well, possibly the latest as usual.......I love the teacher gifts! Expect the chart soon!