Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Gifted Gorgeousness...

Wow...time is flying by so fast I sincerely can't keep up with it all.  I haven't stitched much this month, I've been away in Northern NY staying with my Mom for a few weeks, made a mad dash home to Maryland for a week, and will be headed back soon.  Mom has been having issues with her leg and will be having surgery soon but there is a lot to do to get her house ready for this, making pathways a little wider to accommodate a wheel chair and things like that.  So...little time for stitching...breathing is about all I can handle at the moment!  LOL

So....what do I have for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL this month?  Hm...well I stitched a few things for others, and had something stitched for me.  If you want to know what this SAL is all about, you can find information about it here.

If you want to see what others have posted this month, you can see their posts here.

I did partake in a Needle book exchange and my partner finally received hers, so I can show you both of ours here.  Here is what I stitched for her...

And this is what I received.  I was truly spoiled, and feel awful that I didn't include more in her package.  Sorry Denise, you got the short end of the stick (I was making a mad dash to get hers in the mail before I left for my Mom's house and didn't really have time to think about what I should include).  I really love my Needle book, and will be putting it to good use, I can assure you!  Thank you so much!!  (I forgot to include the little tin that came with it...and Denise must know I'm a box-a-holic...haha.)

Sorry, Mouse, I'm going to post the pictures of what I'm sending you for your quilt.  I stitched this little mouse to put in a shaker pin cushion.  It didn't fit...even though it was stitched on 36 count over two, it was just a tad too big, and since I promised I would stitch a square for your birthday quilt, hopefully this will work.  

I also stitched this for your quilt...even though it's not your favorite flowers, or a purple butterfly, I thought it would make a pretty addition to your quilt.  I hope you like it...and it's in the mail, so should get to you soon!  Happy Early Birthday!!  

I didn't get to stitch on my November picture so not even the beginning of a hint of anything on that.  I'm feeling really bad, my OCD about finishing things on time is kicking in.  Well...I still have a couple of weeks, but given my recent track record, I don't think I'll get it done.  I'll let you know on my next update.  But...who knows when that will be?  Hopefully I'll be back in time for the next gifted gorgeousness.

This will be the first year I didn't participate in the Christmas ornament exchange since I joined the group.  I'm a little bummed about that.  I always enjoy getting something new to hang on the tree.  But though I have a few ornaments stitched (and here is one I finished in NY...this really was all I had time to stitch there!!) they aren't finished into ornaments.  Oh well, there's always next year!!  

Off to pack my bags...I'll be headed north in the next few days (I had planned to leave tomorrow, but headaches are preventing me from getting myself packed...please let the weather stay clear for another 3 weeks....I'm a snow weenie and haven't had practice in quite a few years...I'm not ready to brave the great white north just yet!!)


Christine said...

Beautiful stitching and the needlebooks are lovely

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.
Your needlebook is lovely as is the one you received. I never know how many extras to include in an exchange!
Nice square for Mouse too, I must get mine in the post. Mine has got purple in it so that will make her happy!

Marie said...

I hope that all goes well with your mom's surgery.
Beautiful needle books both sent and received. This is one of my favorite finishes.

The mouse, flowers and cat are so pretty as well!

Elfie said...

Both of the needlebooks are so pretty, and I love your little mouse and the flowers. Such lovely things to have around you. Best wishes to your mum - I hope things go well for her.

Mini said...

Both the needlebooks are beautiful. I love the pieces made for quilt too.