Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness June Link-Up Post

Welcome to the Gifted Gorgeousness link-up post!  The link-up date will continue to be the 15th of each month but I will keep the linky open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time to join in.

The format remains EXACTLY the same as last year so I'm sure you are all aware of what can be included - gifts to and from you; charts, fabric or threads; shoe-horns welcome!

Since my last GG post I have worked on a few gifted pieces:

Elizabeth Shephard by The Scarlet Letter - a gift from Nicola:

stitched on 30 count linen

Counting Bats by Just Nan - a gift from Epic Mel:

stitched on 32 count lilac linen

Little Snap Dragon by Kustom Krafts - a gift from Lesley:

stitched on 32 count Evening Sky Murano by Crafty Kitten

A finish for The Sweetheart Tree's Finger Fun 1 - a gift from Vickie:

stitched on 28 count Platinum linen

The chart for this cute design is going to be the prize for the GGG (Gifted Gorgeous Giveaway) this month.  All you have to do is link-up and leave a comment making it clear you would like to win this chart.  There is some over-one stitching and blackwork too.  You will have to source the teeny tiny buttons or use beads instead.

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 "June 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.
Thank you.  I can amend links if you make a boo-boo though.


Finally, The Days of Jo's Life Big Birthday Blog Hop was been launched and is taking sign-ups.  The Hop will be on the 17th September.  To take part all you have to do is leave a comment or email me.  Nearer the date I will allocate you a Year of My Life and on the 17th September you do a blog post about that year or that life event in your life or what you were doing at that age (assuming you are that old!).  Also, post something you have stitched which you think I will like.  Lots of people have already signed up but there are still some spaces left if you'd like to be involved.


Rose Threadandpassion said...

Hi Jo! Your stitching works are going on very well!
And thank you for all the info about GGG and all the rest.
If you still have free time or enthousiasm for a new project, I invite you and your friends to join my first SAL... it's a no-stress project where each stitcher will choose her own speed.
It starts today but you can join at any time... have a nice day!

Mini said...

Great stitching on all the gifts. The dragon piece looks close to completion.Please count me in for the giveaway.

Heather said...

Wow great progress so far jo! Dragonfly dragon is adorable :)

Kerryp77 said...

Great progress Jo, counting bats is really lovely. The sweetheart tree piece is fabulous, the motif in the middle reminds me of one of the motifs on my sampler. Count me in for the giveaway.

jocondine said...

I love all your projects, Elizabeth Shepherd looks great and that dragon is very nice, I like the way he is drawn (nice posture?). xxx

rosey175 said...

Well I expected you to have everything on earth completed by now! I'm happy to see how much Snap Dragon has grown though! :D And its colors are much more pleasant this time of year haha.

Please do not add me to the bucket for the drawing. As lovely as it is, I suppose I would never get around to it!

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Great work for this month =) I love the little snap dragon, the colors are so beautiful =)

Christine said...

Great work on all your GG projects. Please put my name in the hat for the Sweetheart Tree chart

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work on everything, and please don't enter me for the draw, too tempting! :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such a pretty pattern! I'd definitely like to stitch it (one day LOL!) Lovely stitching on all your projects. I've linked up :D

Stitching Noni said...

Great stitching update! I love that finished piece... and yes I just have to go into the draw :o)
Hugs xx

Preeti said...

Lovely stitching on all your GG pieces

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on your stitching, especially that little dragon is coming along marvelously :) I was a bit early with posting this time, so I already linked up :D

Anonymous said...

lovely stitching, love the sampler

KimM said...

Your Sweetheart Tree finally sh is so pretty. Lovely progress on your projects.

Kaisievic said...

Thanks Jo, finally posted! Only three days late this time! lol! Counting Bats is definitely my favourite piece, this post. xxx

gominam said...

Great pieces of work everytime! Love seeing that dragon grow:)

Julie said...

Well done on your GG post for this month, just done mine and its a bit thin!

Elfie said...

Thanks for posting my report - I appreciate it. Your projects are all lovely - even the bats. That little snapdragon is so pretty - and that fabric is just beautiful. Looks like a delight to work on. Your Sweetheart Tree finish is so sweet. Pop me in the draw for the chart, please - unless I'm too late.

Diya said...

Phew! I finally made it into this SAL! :D Sure took me long enough :) Off to check out the other GG posts now :)

Brigitte said...

Wonderful progress on all these gifted projects, Jo. And it's so great that you thought of putting down the name of the stitchers who gifted you with these beauties. I have never done that because I thought I would always remember who sent what. But after many exchanges I forgot about that, unfortunately.