Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Gifted Gorgeousness February Link-up Post


Welcome to the February 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.

In January's GG post I was working on Mirabilia's Fairy Idyll.  The chart and special threads were a gift from a blogging friend.  Here's where I was then:

stitched on 32 count Vinyard Murano from Crafty Kitten

And here is where I finished the month:

(this photo is more accurate for colour matching)

My other gifted project is my Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow which is my focus project for the year.

Since the last GG I have stitched all of Block 2 and a good chunk of Block 3:

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

That fill-in is soooo tedious but good for mindless stitching.  I started the horse this afternoon just to vary things up a bit!

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 "February 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, yesterday was Valentine's Day which means I hosted my annual Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop.  We had a lovely turnout of hearts and love.  I hope you have all found your Sweetheart now!  Here's a collage of the beautiful stitching sent to me:


Margaret said...

What a gorgeous collection of hearts. You have been busy in the last week while!

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

The hearts look great all together like that and it was a lot of fun

Elfie said...

I love that collage of hearts, Jo. It would make an extraordinary Valentine card. Your Fairy Idyll is growing nicely, as is your Halloween project. I always enjoy seeing your stitching.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Fairy Idyll and Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow are looking super. Thank you for hosting the Secret Sweetheart Stitcher Blog Hop, a superb collection of hearts, it was a pleasure to be one of them.

butterfly said...

Wonderful display Jo.

Mary said...

Just look at all that beautiful Valentine stitching!! Great progress on Hawk Run Hollow! I bet your boys love it!

RONI said...

Thanks for hosting Jo, it brightened my day. I love the heart collage.

Astrids dragon said...

Nice progress on your pieces, Halloween HRH is coming along beautifully.
The heart collage looks great, lots of love out there!

DJ said...

It's always fun to visit your blog, you always have interesting stitching going on, and you've made good progress on both your pieces. I loved all the hearts posted on Valentine's Day! So many beautiful ones! Thanks for hosting GG again this month!

jocondine said...

Nice progress on both stitchings. The Halloween piece will be great! Well done with the collage, we can see now that we all put our hearts in your amazing blog hop. Thank you. xxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Good progress on both pieces Jo.
It's lovely to see a collage of all the Secret Sweetheart Stitching.

Kaisievic said...

I love the collage of hearts and the blog hop was so much fun! Thanks for hosting. No, GG for me this month, so far but maybe in March.

RONI said...

Finally managed to post a GG too. And your Halloween progress has me already preparing for the Hop!!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress, especially on HRH! It looks like this block is moving along a little more quickly than the last one.

Katie said...

Oh I love that Hawk Run piece. So much fun watching it grow.