Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness May Link-Up Post with Added TUSAL

Welcome to the May 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:-

Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas - Chart was a Christmas present

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

Just Nan's Diamond Bouquet - chart was a gift

stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave

Chatelaine's Gardens of London - a Birthday gift

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten


And seen here posing with this month's TUSAL:

Aerial view:

Close-up of the head:

stitched on 32 count evenweave custom-dyed by Sparklies

This is, of course, Lyndisfarne Design's Discworld Mappe - a gift for my son.  I have managed four short days on this, barely an hour a day because of work and other committments.  Hoping to get plenty done for IHSW this weekend.  I'd really like to finish that massive head!

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 "May 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.  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!



Finally, as mentioned above, it is IHSW this weekend.  International Hermit & Stitch Weekend, where you get to kick the family out of the house and spend the entire weekend stitching to your heart's content.  Or just try squeeze in ten minutes stitching time for yourself.  Sign up on Joysze's Blog or the Facebook Group via the links below:


Linda said...

Nice progress Jo.


FlashinScissors said...

Great stitching, Jo! Especially the Mappe! Lots of ORTs too!
Barbara xx

Mini said...

Nice progress on all the projects. I'm excited about IHSW too, no plans to go out as of now.

Christine said...

Great stitching. I'm sure you'll manage to finish the head over the weekend.

You have no idea how much it is killing me not to make a NSFW joke here!

Jeetje said...

I love Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas!

Great ort's!

DJ said...

Jo, your stitching is amazing, as always. Seriously, each stitch looks perfect! I love all your projects, honestly I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. I'm actually going on a retreat this weekend so starting Thursday night I'll be stitching to my hearts content all weekend. It's the first hermitting weekend I'll actually be able to stitch! I'll meet you at your stitching spot!

Stitching Noni said...

Great stitching! Good luck with the head :0)

deb said...

(aw, phooey - gremlins ate my comment ... trying again)

Looks like good progress on the Chatelaine piece, and you've done quite a bit on the turtle's head as well! The aerial view of your orts was great - thanks for the laugh.

Deb said...

Your stitching is beautiful and you have some lovely project going on. Nice batch of Orts.

Beth in IL said...

I love all you are working on. Discworld is just fab!

Tiffstitch said...

Love seeing Discworld out again and good luck finishing off the turtle's head!

Katie said...

Beautiful progress. Good luck getting that beautiful head filled in. I just love watching that piece grow. I'm all linked up finally. Just a few days late.

Barb said...

As usual, you have lots of beautiful stitching. Twelve Days is looking so pretty! I love the bright colors.

Carol said...

Such a great variety of projects--and lovely stitching, Jo! I'm sure your son will love his Discworld map when it is done :)

Sheryl said...

great stitching Jo, love the 12 Days of Christmas piece, really pretty and the Discworld Mappe looks interesting.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on your gift stitching - especially that turtle head is looking great, and I'm sure you can get it done over IHSW!
I managed to sign in almost on time for once, and I'm more proud of myself than is probably justified :D

Mia said...

Great stitching, Jo. I am glad to see your progress. Your Christmas project already looks fabulous. Kisses, my friend.

Kaisievic said...

Oh, Discworld is coming along nicely, Jo. Great ORTs, too.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching as always Jo - I'm a little late this month 😉

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching, as usual. Your 12 Days of Christmas is looking great.

rosey175 said...

Did I not leave a comment on this? I've been having a terrible time with blogger and my memory lately. Bad combo haha.

Great gifted growing gorgeousness going on here! Gardens is looking suitably glittery! :D

Brigitte said...

That seems like a lot of stitching time this months. Great for you. And I always love to see the Gardnes of London.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Each of your projects are coming along well, Jo. I'm enjoying seeing your progress on JN's Diamond Bouquet as I haven't seen many finishes of it. This month, I remembered to add my link-up to GG.

Julie said...

Sneaking in again at the last minute AGAIN!
Such lovely stitches, pleased send mojo my way LOL (I did do a bit more on the JN)