Our new logo for the year is this Just Nan design called Christmas Friends. It was a gift from Mouse and I have cunningly altered the saying to read "A friend is a gift throughout the year...but especially at GG Time!
Please remember to change your badge and the link to the new page as the old link no longer works. Don't forget to link up on the main sign-up page with your blog address.
Welcome to the January 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.
Deb sent me the charts for the Stoney Creek 2019 Ornaments which were my Stitchmas project this year. I started all 12, one per day:
Snowfire Christmas by Just Nan was my big finish this month. I used a thread gifted by Stitching Noni in this one.
This piece qualifies because it comes from The GIFT of Stitching magazine, which was a gift from my SIL. This one is from the November 2008 issue which was the Christmas Ornament Special. Deisgned by MTV Designs and called Treasure Christmas Pincushion.
I used the charted DMC for the red and light green. For the trees I decided to use a blend as the varirgated thread I had was too close in colour to the light green. I used DMC 934/936 for some trees and 935/937 for others. It's a very subtle difference but you can still see it. This will be made into an ornament by the 10th February!
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 "January 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 will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day. It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox. It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year. It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.
Send me the email by 10th February.
When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their
Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!
If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply". I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.