These are the gifted pieces I did manage to work on since the August Link-Up post.
Two whole bands on Memories by Just Nan - a gift from Vickie:
The ninth block on the 12 Days of Christmas by Joan Elliott - a gift from my MIL:
Close-up of the gorgeous Caron Waterlilies in the wing, well worth spending £5.25 on one skein!
Finally, I was able to announce the winner of the Blogger of the Week competition, congratulations to Faith from Faithfully Stitching who has already decided what she wants to spend her voucher on! I'd also like to say Thank You to Irene from Ricamire who said:
If I win, I do not want a voucher, but I would like you make an offer for this initiative https://www.casacenina.com/a-needlework-project-to-be-born-again.html for people who suffer in my country.
I think this is a great idea, it's a very worthy charity and I will definitely be doing so. They have a selection of PDF designs from a wide variety of designers, all raising money for rebuilding after the Italian earthquake. Thanks to Irene for that suggestion. I recommend that you all visit the website and maybe buy a pattern to help the fund. They have nearly raised EUR 15,000 so far!