Thursday, 15 August 2019

August Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post

2019 GG

Welcome to the August 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 July:

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

Here's where I am today:

I finally finished filling in the swathes of cream which make up the Hubland Steppes then stitched a tiny boat to celebrate before moving on to more coastline.  The writing says "NoThingfjord":

Mentioned in The Last Continent, this is Mad's home city. From contextual evidence in The Last Hero, this is a Duchy. The local patron God is called Noddi. A previous ruler who lacked a sense of humour was called Lord Picric. He took this out, somewhat terminally, on his Fool, Gilbert the Stupid, whose many graves around the area, some even in relatively accessible places, are now something of a tourist attraction.

Members of the Silver Horde once, apparently, fought as mercenaries for the Duke of Nothingfjord. The battle took four weeks to complete as the Duchess was working on the tapestry of the battle, and insisted on episodes being replayed until her needlework caught up with the action. This led to Mad Hamish declaring that letting the bloody media anywhere near a decent battlefield is a mistake, and they should be kept well away from the fight.

According to the booklet on exploration supplied with The Discworld Mapp, Nothingfjord was home to a race of sea-rovers who were too polite for their own good, they made appointments to rape and pillage along the coast, then wondered why their victims were never in when they called. Members of this race became great explorers under the inspiration of the Skald Lars Larsnephew, whose huge repertoire of very long sagas would inspire anyone to seek out new lands far away.

Source: L-Space

Good job no-one is holding up a battle waiting for me to finish the Mappe!

The other gifted project I worked on is my Summer Project - Just Nan's Summer Night.  I have divided this into 42 pieces to be stitched over the six week Summer Holiday.  We are currently on day 21.  This is stitched on gifted fabric:

stitched on 28 count Jobelan in Dragon Shades from Polstitches

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.




Three postcards have been sent out in the Summer Postcard Blog Hop to:

so make sure you follow their blogs and see who the cards come from.

It's not too late to send your postcard to me if you want to join in!


Clare-Aimetu said...

Thanks Jo for hosting another GG. Your Discworld looks amazing. Just Nan is so delicate, I love their designs. Great postcards in the Summer Postcard Blog Hop, and one is mine hee hee

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching, as always. Your projects inspire me.

butterfly said...

More lovely stitching thanks for sharing.

Ariadne said...

I am not taking part at Let the people choose or GG this month as I am away on holidays and haven't stitched much. Still enjoy visiting all of the blogs who take part. AriadnefromGreece!

DJ said...

My goodness your fingers have been flying! Your Discworld is really coming along. I love that you "rewarded" yourself with a boat before you moved on! Just Nan is so pretty, I love the colors. What a great idea to break it into pieces, I should try that method with some long standing WIPs I have lying around! Thanks again for hosting GG. It makes me dig around use up some of the lovely stash I've been given!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on both Jo.


A Patchwork of Crafts said...

A pleasure to visit with you, as always.

Julie said...

That's a pretty JN, and what a perfect fabric for it too.

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

Ohps, for some reason I managed to add the link to my previous link up and not to this months...have added this months now duh!

Astrids dragon said...

More great progress on your Discworld Mappe! "...too polite for their own good", that's too funny!
Summer Night is really coming along beautifully.

Christine said...

I love watching your Mappe grow.
Great JN piece too

diamondc said...

Jo: I see so much progress it is wonderful, I love the Just NaN design.
I hope you get a load of stitching done this weekend.


Leonore Winterer said...

The mappe is still coming along great. It's good that there are little motifs like that ship to break up the larger chunks of colour for you!
The Just Nan looks awesome. I have quite a collection of her samplers now and I'm seriously itching to start one...but I really want to bring down my number of WIPs, too!

FlashinScissors said...

Oh Jo, the mappe is looking amazing! You are doing so well!
Love the Just NaN piece ..... it looks so pretty!
Barbara xx

Tiffstitch said...

Excellent work getting all that cream colour done and love these little tidbits.

Bethan said...

Great progress on the you think you'll have it finished by the end of the year? x

Rachel said...

The Mappe has really come along this month; hope you didn't get bored of filling in the land mass. Summer Night is really sweet too and a good idea for counting down the Summer Holiday. Looking forward to seeing it finished when it's time to return to school. :)

Katie said...

Gorgeous progress on your mappe! Love the Summer piece too. So pretty. I thought I missed the check in but had some time so hurried and joined up. Thanks for hosting!