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 only stitched three gifted pieces:-
Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas - chart was a Christmas present:
Lyndifarne's Discworld Mappe which will be a gift for my son:
These are two little tinies for a friend of mine, from the Donna Kooler 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs book the Zodiac SAL comes from.
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 "August 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 Summer Postcard Blog Hop has started! Three cards have gone out, been received and shown on the recipient's blogs:
If you want to take part, just email me a photo of something you have stitched which is suitable as a postcard to a fellow stitcher along with a short message of the kind you write on a postcard. I will forward the photo to another participant who shows it on their blog. The photo can be anything Summer themed, beach themed, holiday themed, you get the idea! It can be a new piece or something from your archives. You have until the end of August to join in.