Thursday, 15 September 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness September 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:

Beaded Trumpet by Mill Hill - a gift from Kim:

Gathering Honey by Jannlynn - a gift to and from my friend Sam:

Counting Bats by Just Nan - a gift from Epic Mel and a Happy Dance this month:

stitched on 32 count lavender linen

Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles - fabric was a gift from Rachel:

this is literally how to close to finishing I am!

Sugar Skulls by Brooke's Books - a gift for my niece and her fiance:

Yes, my B5200 arrived!
Black Kreinik is still AWOL

Last month I hosted a GGG for one person to win some Tibetan Silver charms, chosen from these packets:

The winner is

Congratulations to Jocondine, I shall be mailing a selection of the charms to you, some time before the end of the month!

You may remember back in the Summer I hosted my first Tenuous Shoe Horn Blog Party on the theme Summer?  Well, I used the Random Number Generator to chose one of the participants to win a little Summer-themed something.

The winner is

Congratulations to Katie, I shall be mailing something to you too, some time before the end of the month!

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 "September 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, we are nearly here!  There will be another blog post tomorrow for the WIPocalypse and then it's the BIG DAY and time for the BIG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!   BYOC - Bring your own cake.


The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Counting Bats is gorgeous,congratulations on your finish.

Pull the other thread said...

Great progress on all your GG pieces. Huge congrats to both winners.

KimM said...

Lovely, Jo. The trumpet looks great!

rosey175 said...

The beaded trumpet is a cute stitch and my goodness, if ghosties aren't completed tonight, something is amiss, miss.

Congrats to the winners, woo! Your blog hop should be amazing~ :D

Christine said...

Oh I do like the look of the sugar skull!
Great finish of the JN

diamondc said...

Hi Jo: Congratulations to the winners, love that horn so pretty.
Tey are all so lovely.


Linda said...

Lovely stitching Jo. Congrats to the winners.


The Crafty Princess said...

I'm having a blog reading night tonight and I realised that it's a skull and not a cake LOL so disregard my comment on your last post. I should have known it's a skull. I mean it is you. Go go Jo to complete the ghostly mandala! xo Alicia

Leonore Winterer said...

You had a ton of awesome gift stitching this month! Although I think it's been a while since we saw any new progress on gathering honey, hasn't it?

Just added my post to the link-thingy as well, being in time for once and so on :)

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Lovely progress! The bee hive sampler is great as always, so pretty =) Congrats on finishing Counting bats, I will miss the updates on this one, but at least it is done in time for Halloween ;-) The little trumpet is lovely, I love the Mill Hill kits, they are nice and small and fun to stitch =)

Katie said...

So behind again. Love all your beautiful stitching. Congrats to Jocondine! And Wow my name is mentioned too as a winner for the Summer Shoehorn. Thank you so very much for hosting these fun giveaways and the awesome GG SAL.

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching. Your stitching report is so much happier than mine!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work on everything and congrats to both winners! Also, I hope you get GM finished in the next day or so, I would have trouble going to bed knowing I was so close. :)

Barb said...

Counting bats will be wonderful to have finished this Halloween. The Ghost Mandala will also likely be finished. Great stitching!

Bea said...

Congratulations to Katie and Jocondine! Good looking stitching Jo and hooray for the finishes - and the almost!

Heather said...

Awesome progress congrats to Katie and jacodine! I'm actually in time for this one but I fear it's coincidence lol.

jocondine said...

Waouh! First time I win on blog! Thank you! Congrats to Katie! Counting bats is really nice, sorry they just count to 7, I'd love to see them again next months. I'll join GG later cause adding pics is just awful and sometimes impossible with wifi here. xxx

gominam said...

Lovely GGs, the Bats so cute! Congrats to the winners😊

Julie said...

The Mill Hill trumpet looks good.
Have done my GG post - a lot earlier than last month!

Kaisievic said...

Finally, only three days late! All posted! Sugar skulls is looking pretty.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Amazing stitching progress! I'm a few days late, but I've finally linked up :D

Kaisievic said...

Hey, Jo, I just made a second GG link as I have just done an extra GG post this month on my blog - so, not a mistake

Stitching Noni said...

Well done girls! Great GG post Jo - gifts galore...
For some reason I can't see the link up bit... will come back later and try to link up my Sept post
Hugs xx

The Crafty Princess said...

Hi Jo,
The link up seems to have disappeare. My link is

xoxo Alicia

Mini said...

Added the link now.