Monday, 15 March 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness March Link-up Post


Welcome to the March 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 and will be completing one per month.  March was the Three French Hens:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave

You may have noticed something different about that one.  I bought some charms for the 12 Days and will be adding them instead of stitching the numbers.  I frogged out 1 and 2 and took the photos again with the charms:

This little design was the Cover gift from Cross Stitcher magazine, a calendar from Tiny Modernist:

stitched on 32 count Summer Sky Belfast linen from Silkweavers

In February the WIPGO Board chose Joan Elliott's Faces SAL, the fabric for this was a gift from Dawn of Crafty Kitten.  I finished the little dragon and went on to stitch the owl too!

Here is the whole piece so far:

stitched on 28 count Jazlyn in Snapdragon by Crafty Kitten

From the Gift of Stitching magazine we have another Rosewood Manor design - Quaker Diamond Noel:

stitched on 32 count Reed Green linen

The chart for Nora Corbett's Gathering Eggs was a gift:

stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen

This next project is stitched from charts which were Birthday gifts and on fabric which was a giveaway gift.  It is my spooky conversion of the CCN Main Street designs.  I started my second shop:

stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies

Anyone want to guess what it is going to be selling?

Here is the whole piece so far:

I had to double check but this one counts too!  Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow was a Christmas present.  I continued with this block for the WIPGO Weekend just finished:

stitched over 1 on 25 count Cassia Rose evenweave from Chromatic Alchemy

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 "March 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.



I now have a little Miss Witchy Mouse to share which isn't part of GG but was the second project for Rachel's SAL which I am calling March of the Mischievious Mice:

stitched on 32 count Grey Linen

I didn't fully finish this one as there is just enough linen to stitch the third one but if I cut this bit off it will make it harder to hold and stitch next weekend.  So I'll finish two at once next week.

🐇 Good Friday - Friday 2nd April 🐇

Finally, it's time to sign up for the Annual Easter Treasure Hunt.    If you would like to take part this year, just leave a comment here.  The week before Easter I will send you a letter of the alphabet which will form part of the mystery phrase.  On Good Friday you will post that letter along with a photo of something seasonal that you have stitched (could be Easter or Spring or just something cheerful and sunny or floral).  We all hop around like little bunnies to find the Mystery Phrase!

Here's a link to last year's hop so you can see how it all works - Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2020


Elfie said...

So many lovely projects. Faces is so beautiful, and I do like the number charms you found. Please add me to the Easter blog hop. I really enjoyed it last year.

Sheryl said...

Pretty and varied stitcheries Jo. I love the Stoney Creek ornaments with the added charms.

Clare-Aimetu said...

A super collection of stitching, you certainly have some lovely projects Jo

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

Looking forward to the Easter Hop (that gathering eggs is so very appropriate) and I am amazed at the number of projects you have in hand and manage to keep track of.

DJ said...

Awww....I love the little owl...all your stitching is fabulous! I especially love the little girl with the eggs, she is just beautiful! What a great idea about the charms on the 12 days, and I'm so glad you enjoy stitching them! The calendar is so sweet! Your Halloween stitching is great! I have a few of those mice that I haven't stitched yet. Are they hard to finish? I'm going to pass on participating on the Easter hop, I have a lot going on soon, but have fun! Thanks for hosting the GG for us, I enjoy blogging about it!

diamondc said...

Jo: You are one busy lady, so many beautiful designs you have going.
I am so loving the owl so exotic looking and beautiful.
Have a lovely day.


Barb said...

You have so many lovely projects! Gathering Eggs is coming along nicely!

butterfly said...

Wonderful post , always enjoy reading it and looking at your beautiful stitching .

Christine said...

Gathering Eggs looks like it's close to a finish.
I like your spooky conversion. Will it be a pumpkin shop?

Preeti said...

Wow!So many interesting projects! They all look wonderful. Good to see the SALs again:) Even if I am not participating, it is always great to see the progress and new starts.

Carol said...

So many wonderful gifts and so much pretty stitching, Jo! The March addition to the Tiny Modernist piece is darling... And you know how much I love your Gathering Eggs piece :) Enjoy your day ♥

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

So many lovely projects, Jo.
I like your idea of adding charms to your Stoney Creek 12 days in lieu of stitching the number.

The Lady Kay said...

I am enjoying all the fun SALs you share! Please add me to the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop for this year!

RONI said...

Wow! What a lot of great stuff you have to share. It's been a pleasure to join in as ever, even if I'm a day late. Please add me on the list for the Easter hop.

Linda said...

Awesome projects Jo. Love HRH.


Kaisievic said...

Wow,Jo! Lots of gorgeous projects as always. My favourite (as always) is Gathering Eggs.

Ann C. said...

Your Miss Witchy mouse looks great on the grey linen. I have this kit on my to do list.

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! That is a lot of lovely gifted stitching. I do like the charms idea instead of the numbers for the 12 Days to make it a little more unique.

BeingBored89 said...

As always, everything looks amazing! I always love seeing the progress on Gathering Eggs and can't wait to see more! My guess for the second shop is some sort of bakery or pastry shop. Please add me to the Easter Blog Hop as well!

Katie said...

All linked up....finally. Great work on everything.

Susan said...

Love all your pieces, but especially the 12 Days. Those charms are the perfect touch for them.

Leonore Winterer said...

You had a ton of stitching going on this month, I don't even know where to look first! Love the little mouse, the hens, those tiny sheep and everything else, really.