Saturday, 15 April 2017
Gifted Gorgeousness April Link-Up Post
Welcome to the April link-up for Gifted Gorgeousness. The linky will stay open until the end of the month so you have plenty of time to join in.
Once again I have a good mixture of gifts to and from people to share with you.
First up is a finish which is a gift for my cousin's baby Mary. We went to visit my cousins last week and Mary was suitably uninterested in her gift but that is because she is only 100 days old! Her parents loved it and I am sure she will in time. She did appreciate an Auntie Jo cuddle which was nice.
stitched on 32 count Sunlit Heath from Crafty Kitten
I also made two new starts using the green linen Sarah sent me which I showed in my last GG post. These were both for my March Madness Just-Nan-a-thon:
Start 4 - Victorian Rose
Start 6 - Snow Forest
blue and purple fabrics included to try get colour to show accurately!
Here's my progress on Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas which was a gift from my MIL:
We travelled by train to visit my cousins, six hours stitching (3 there and 3 back) saw the bulk of a new start done and another two days at home saw it completed.
Drawn Thread - Spot of Spring
stitched on 35 count Country Mocha
birdies and bunnies and sheepies!
The final piece I picked up was a gift from a friend who has stopped stitching. She passed me a lot of her stash and asked that I stitch this for her in exchange. It is long overdue but as she has a special wedding anniversary this summer I am planning to get it done by then. This will be my focus for the next couple of months until it is finished:
Gathering Honey by Jannlynn
I stitched some boring border and started some bees! Two of the corners have complex floral patterns which take ages to stitch and the other two corners have bees and a honeycomb which should be much quicker. Once you decipher what colour the backstitch is supposed to be!
And last of all, a gift for me! I won Vickie's giveaway by default as no-one else wanted to tackle the Kingsland chart. It needs three different fabrics, one to stitch the main centre design, another to stitch the border which is then folded around a mat and a third to stitch the hardanger heart which you cut out and attach to the centre. A great focus project for one month next year, it's going on my "18 in '18" for sure. The other chart is a Just Nan band sampler I don't have. It's got 12 bands so I am thinking about making this a monthly GG stitch. If I did this for every JN band sampler I own I would just about finish them by the time I reach the age I mention in my header!
And now it's over to you. This is where you link up your post for this month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "April 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.
Finally, the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop is now up, as is my Blogaversary giveaway. There is a prize for each and anyone who links up for GG gets an extra entry into the other competitions (if they have entered them). So please spend some time this holiday hopping around to meet other bloggers.