Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness December Link-up Post


Welcome to the December 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.

Since my last check-in I managed to complete the fourth Garden in my Chatelaine:

Chatelaine Designs - Gardens of London
Stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds from Crafty Kitten

I stitched two designs from the Gift of Stitching magazine, which has "gift" in the title and was also a gift from my SIL one Christmas:

Red Berries by Rosewood Manor from December 2006:

stitched on 32 count mid green linen

Sugar Plum Tree by Rosewood Manor from December 2007:

stitched on 32 count mid green linen
(actually the same fabric as above, I need a better photo!)

This is the last piece that qualifies, the charts were a gift last Christmas:

JBW - 12 Days of Christmas
stitched on 40 count white linen

I will show these in more detail in a later post

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 "December 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 SAL will be running again next year.  I'll get the Sign-up page up very soon, and a new Badge.  Same rules, same date, same gorgeousness!


jocondine said...

Gardens of London look really great but I must say that this little tree with those lovely stars is so cute. Thanks for the Gifted Gorgeousness. xxx

Elfie said...

Jo, your Chatelaine is growing beautifully. It's such an amazing design. Your ornaments are lovely too. Thanks for hosting GG (and all the other things) again this year. It is a bright spot in my life! Merry Christmas!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Thank you Jo for a great year of GG, something I very much needed this year. Your Garden is looking super, great stitching and lovely to see your 12 days

DJ said...

Thank you for hosting this challenge, I have enjoyed watching your gifted gorgeousness grow each month...especially your Chatelaine! What lovely 12 Days ornaments, I'm interested to see what you'll do with yours when you fully finish them! The two ornaments are lovely too! I'm looking forward to more Gifted Gorgeousness next year, thank you for continuing the fun!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on hitting a mini milestone with the Chatelaine. Love all your Christmas pieces too. So much GG! :)

butterfly said...

I love to see your GG looks so much fun .
Beautiful works again .
Enjoy your day .

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

How lovely to reach another mini marker on your Chatelaine. Each of the gardens would make a nice finish on their own. I have plans to stitch Sugar Plum Tree from GoS as well.

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

Oh lots to look at this month, y contribution is a bit brief waiting for gifts to go to the recipients. Two will have to wait till Christmas, the other is on its way and hopefully will arrive shortly.

Christine said...

I love how the Chateleine Gardens are coming out

Carol said...

A lovely group of GG stitches, Jo! I am so looking forward to the JBW 12 Days detailed report! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas Day! ♥

Leonore Winterer said...

I see you've been bit by an ornament bug as well! Great gift finishes.

Mini said...

Your ornaments are lovely.

Beth in IL said...

You have been super busy! Thanks for hosting this!

FlashinScissors said...

Fabulous stitching Jo, and I love that tree!
Its been fun joining in with GG again this year, looking forward to the next one.
Barbara xxx

Katie said...

Beautiful work on everything. I'm glad to hear you will be back to doing this next year. My calendar was looking empty. Just added WIPocalypse.