Saturday, 15 May 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness May Link-up Post


Welcome to the May 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.  May was Five Gooooooooooooooold Rings.  I posted this in the 12 Days of Christmas FB group and the consensus of opinion is that it needs backstitch which wasn't charted.

stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave

I also added the beads to Four Calling Birds from last month.

CCN's Main Street, this is my spooky conversion.  The charts were gifts and the fabric was a giveaway prize:

stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate by Sparklies

In April I completed the Broom Store and in May I started the next shop.

My Chatelaine got 15 days in April, this was a gift for my Big Birthday in 2016 and many of the threads were gifts from stitchy friends.  It's a great way to kit up a Chatelaine with the silks, ask people to donate one skein as a Birthday gift,

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

And another 5 so far in May:

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 "May 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, Stitch Maynia continues.  Here are Days 10 - 14:


Leonore Winterer said...

Surprise! :D

DJ said...

Love your Stoney Creek 12 Days...especially on the green, and those charms just set the whole thing off! So creative those spooky conversion of CCN's Main Street! The fabric is perfect for them too! Your Chatelaine is looking very British...what fun! My favorite is the guard...and your Maynia pieces are looking good! You've been super busy!!! Thanks for hosting GG, always fun to see what others are working on!

butterfly said...

Lovely Stitching Jo , just amazing .
Enjoy your Sunday.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Love your stitching Jo, another lovely 12 days collection and your Chatelaine is looking great.

Leonore - hee hee !

Elfie said...

I always look forward to seeing your GG stitching. Beautiful stitching, as usual.

jocondine said...

Nice progress, love the brooms shop, very clever! xxx

Sheryl said...

Great stitching as always. Love the guard.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A terffic selection of stitching to admire, Jo. You are making progress on your Chatelaine.I love the close up of the guard.

Mary's Thread said...

What beautiful work! I'm loving this 12 days series you are doing this year. It's especially attractive.