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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness March Link-Up Post


Welcome to the March Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  The link-up date will continue to be the 15th and I will keep the link-up open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time if you are late posting.

The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.

In the past month I have stitched a few gifted pieces and received a gift/prize myself.

My focus piece was Gardens of London by Chateleine - gift for my Birthday:

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

12 Days of Christmas by Just Nan - the chart was a gift:

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

Diamond Bouquet by Just Nan - the chart was a gift:

stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave

I made a very small amount of progress on this month's focus piece which will be the Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs.  I stitched a hand with a banner which will say "turnwise" when I backstitch it:

stitched on 32 count evenweave custom dyed by Sparklies

The gift I received was actually a prize for the taking part in Heather's Smalls SAL all last year.  She made me this gorgeous tote bag full of stitchy goodies:


As well as the bag, there are some fabric pieces for smalls, some scrapbook embellishments and a wooden thread holder (I am starting a collection of these!).

Also, a lovely stitched poppy card:


And a contribution to my pension fund.  I mean, a delightful Lizzie*Kate chart, soon to be OOP!


Love the sentiment on both those designs, just perfecr for this SAL.  Maybe I will stitch it and make it the logo for next year?



Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "March 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.

Please could you remember to link up as well as make your post.  The last two months there have been a few people making GG posts but not linking.  Which means they don't get entered into the draw.  If you have technical or memory issues, just leave a comment and let me know!

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Finally, don't forget the  Easter Blog Hop.  If you would like to take part this year, just leave a comment here.  The week before Easter I will send you a letter of the alphabet which will form part of the mystery phrase.   On Good Friday you will post that letter along with a photo of something seasonal that you have stitched (could be Easter or Spring or just something cheerful and sunny or floral).  We all hop around like little bunnies to find the Mystery Phrase!





29 comments:

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on your projects and fantastic win! I think that would be perfect for the logo next year.

RJ said...

Gorgeous stitching Jo. I really love your first piece. Everything is perfectly done. What a nice gift of goodies from Heather. The LK charts are fantastic...it's a shame she is ending her business. Look forward to being in the hop and getting my letter. RJ

diamondc said...

Jo: I love the goodie bag, lots of fun things there.
Great progress, I am loving the fish Discworld Mappe.

Happy Stitching
Catherine

Ariadne said...

Nice progress! I loved the poppy card you were sent!AriadnefromGreece!

Beth in IL said...

Yes! Stitch the Lizzie Kate for next year. I love seeing your Discworld Map progress.

FlashinScissors said...

Your chatelaine looks amazing, Jo!
What a super goody bag!
Great idea for next year's logo.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Barb said...

You are stitching so many pretty designs it would be difficult to pick a favorite! What a great gift!

Brigitte said...

Such lovely GG projects tat you can show here in this post. All of them show great progress and my favorite would be - as each time you show it - Diamond Bouquet. These JN band samplers are just gorgeous, and after seeing yours I prepared one for myself which I want to start this month.

Rachel said...

Fantastic progress again. And congratulations on your winning goodies. I think you're right about stitching one of them for next year's GG logo. :)

Mini said...

Lovely gifted stitching all around.The gifts you received from Heather are beautiful. Yes that chart will be appropriate for GG Sal and may be pass on the pattern after stitching it 😛

Christine said...

Lovely GG projects and great gifts from Heather

Elfie said...

Lovely stitching, beautiful projects. I am becoming quite fond of the 12 Days of Christmas you are stitching this year. It might even make its way onto my stitching list for next year. I think you were a worthy winner of Heather's prize. Would you please count me in for the Easter blog hop.

Linda said...

Beautiful stitching on so many gorgeous projects Jo. Love your giveaway win.

Linda

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work on the Chatelaine! Also love that Discworld is coming out again.

Kaisievic said...

Great progress on Gardens of London, Jo.

Mia said...

Goodmorning, Jo. I am in for the Easter Blog hop!!!!!!!!! I LOVE your chatelaine! Hugs, my friend.

Louca por porcelana said...

Great jobs here!Love all of them!Hugs!

Carol said...

I always enjoy seeing your GG pieces, Jo! Still can't comprehend how you juggle so many ongoing pieces--my hat is off to you :)

sally said...

Lovely stitching and a great gift too.

jocondine said...

Lovely poppy card, I'm becoming a great fan of 12 days of Christmas stitchings, I'll follow your progress on this lovely chart. xxx

rosey175 said...

Wonderful work, Queen GG! Chatelaine's remain interesting to watch grow. And the Discworld progress is always good! Your little gift set is nice and I bet wooden thread holders would make great wall art as a collection!

My GG post will be late this month. We went on vacation and I am what I think you over-puddlers call "completely knackered". I'll get pictures soon. I hope.

Little Stitches Art said...

I will post my GG March update today. I would like to participate in the Easter Blog Hop.....

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Lovely work on your stitching =) I simply love the Gardens of London, so delicate and beautiful =)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A great selection of stitching, Jo. Diamond Bouquet is one of my earliest Just Nan stitches and one of my few framed pieces.

cheryl said...

I am a little bit late - but I did manage to get my post up. Your Chatelaine is looking lovely!

Leonore Winterer said...

I feel so terribly late for everything this month! Your stitching is gorgeous as always. It's so fun to see your projects grow over the year!

geeky Heather said...

Lovely stitching; Gardens of London is looking just amazing!

Julie said...

Love the bag from Heather, such a special gift she put together.

rosey175 said...

Slithered in at the last moment here too, whew!