Monday 15 July 2019

July Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post

2019 GG

Welcome to the July Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  The link-up date continues 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.

My main project for Gifted Gorgeousness has been my Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs, which will be a gift for my son.  This is where I left off last GG post:

This is where it was at the end of June:

Here is the portion I have been working on this week:

Here's where I am today:

I am currently filling in swathes of cream which make up the Hubland Steppes, home to the Horse People:-

A nomadic barbarian tribe who live up near the Hublands. As their name suggests they are very fond of horses. They fight on them, ride them, and it is said are ‘born in the saddle’ though few women would appreciate this as a birthing position.

In their tents, made from horse hide, they eat horse sausages, and drink what is hopefully beer, and burn horse dung on their fires as fuel. Rincewind remarked that they ‘had a lot to learn about ventilation, starting with what the word meant’.

They are friends with Cohen the Barbarian and give him and his companions shelter in The Colour of Magic.

They had a necromancer as their wise woman and spiritual leader, who appeared surprisingly adept at her craft. She used the Caroc Cards to determine where Twoflower had gone, and then sent Rincewind to the house of Death to bring back his soul.

Source: L-Space

Other gifted projects include my Butterfly Needlebook by Just Nan which is stitched on gifted fabric:

stitched on 28 count hand-dyed pink evenweave

stitched on hand-dyed 28 count pink evenweave

The plan is to photocopy the finished piece to make a notebook cover for a friend and then stitch my initials in the space and scrapbook it.

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 "July 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, I took part in a Craftivist Training Day ready for a workshop in September as part of the Heritage Open Days.  This year the theme is Dare to Dream and there is lots more information here:

Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective has designed a kit to make a hand embroidered Dream Cloud with the message of your choice.  The workshop today had a wide variety of people from activists with Extinction Rebellion to representatives from the Heritage Open Days; crafters and textile artists to people who had barely threaded a needle before.  We will be helping out or organising the workshops in September, so stay tuned for more posts about this.

This is the kit we all got:

This is the lovely Sarah with the ribbon she gifted to us all:

And this is my craftivism on the go - the train home!


Clare-Aimetu said...

Thank you for hosting another month of GG, your Discworld looks amazing

jocondine said...

The map is becoming so nice, it will be a terrific gift! xxx

DJ said...

Oh my goodness, you've got quite a bit done on your Discworld. It looks fabulous and I'm sure your son will love it! The notebook cover is beautiful!! What a thoughtful thing you are doing for your friend. Interesting project you are working on, can't wait to see how it turns out!

cheryl said...

Always fun to see your progress on Discworld! The needlebook is lovely, too.

Cathy said...

You've made a lot of progress on the map and I love the idea of multiple uses for the Just Nan.

butterfly said...

Loved your Map and always love the Just Nan projects.
Have a great summer.

Julie said...

The border on Butterfly is so very different from the usual JN colours, its stunning.
The day out sounds like it was fun, lovely for you to meet up with new folks who like to sew and create.

Linda said...

Awesome progress Jo. I sure like the Mappe.


Katie said...

Beautiful progress on the mappe. By the way it's really hard to spell the word map that way for me haha. Love the needlebook. Beautiful. I'm all linked up finally. Just a day late so not too bad. Enjoy the new craft. I have a feeling it will be awesome if you do it.

Beth in IL said...

Thanks for hosting this. I even remembered to post it! Love your progress on Disc World Mappe.

Astrids dragon said...

Wonderful progress on your Mappe. Is he patiently waiting or does he watch you like you should be finished already?!
I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity bloom.

Christine said...

Looks like you're about half-way there on the Mappe now!

FlashinScissors said...

Such a lot of progress on the Mappe! You’re doing so well.
Love the Just Nan project, the notebook cover sounds a great idea.
The day out sounds interesting!
Barbara xx

Mary said...

I love the Just Nan needlebook and can't wait to see it finally finished. Great progress on Disco world...That looks like a really nice train to travel on!

MARIELA Inspirada said...

Wonderful project the Discworld mappe, it goes so well. Will be amazing!
And great idea for notebook cover, the butterfly needlebook design is so beautiful. I'm sure it would be a very nice gift. Besitos...

Rachel said...

Great progress on the Mappe, and what a brilliant idea to photocopy your work for a friend and then personalise it for yourself. Let us know how your photocopying comes out. :)

rosey175 said...

I'm curious about the photocopying! Does a piece turn out better that way instead of taking a photo and printing that? The little needlebook will be cute; that is a fun way to finish things.

Are you moving on to the Ramtops next or hopping over somewhere else?

RJ said...

Jo, your disc world keeps getting better and better. I especially love your Just Nan projects. You pick the prettiest patterns. Hope you are having a great week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on the diskworld map, and I love that Dare to Dream project as well. Craftivism is an amazing movement!

Tiffstitch said...

Wow, I can't believe how much that is grown, although the cream may be getting a little tedious? However, with the backstitch it is quite stunning. Also, I know I'm late when I'm posting my link after Leonore. :)