Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Gifted Gorgeousness

It's been an interesting month since I last posted for Gifted Gorgeousness.  I sure do enjoy this challenge!!  Not only am I pulling things out of the mothballs that I've had sitting here for ages, but I'm finding things to stitch for other folks.  I realized the other day that whether or not people like what I've made them, I think of them the entire time I'm stitching, more often than not they creep into my prayers, so if I've made anything for you recently, consider yourself prayed over and thought of dearly!

This challenge is organized by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching and you can see what others have been stitching by visiting this page, or read the rules on this page.  From the looks of things you can sign up at any time, so come join the fun! 

So...here is what I've been gifted with this month...

I took part in an exchange for Stitcher's Day and I received this from Amy.  Now you know my real name...so don't spread it around...LOL!!  Not only is the front beautifully stitched...

but the back is beautifully finished.  I just love it Amy!  Thank you so very  much!!

I received a few patterns in the mail from winning the drawing at the end of the Gifted Gorgeousness challenge last year.  I forgot to take a picture, but I'll get them posted next time.  Thanks again, Jo and the generous people who shared their charts with you to gift to us!  There are several I'm hoping to stitch up just as soon as I finish my challenges for this year.  Is there ever enough time to stitch?

I've decided to stitch a few things for other people.  Two of my cousins will be beneficiaries this year.  I stitched this for my cousin Dianne,

and this one is going to my other cousin, Susan.

I finished up the letters for Merry Christmas from the Prairie Schooler Christmas Alphabet.  I'm still trying to figure out how to attach them to the blocks I have.  I'll show pictures once I've decided what to do.  Another challenge complete for this year!  Woo hoo!

I'm still working on Aurora Cabin, though slowly.  There just aren't enough hours in the day.  Here is my progress pic.

I finished up another number in the Advent series I'm working on.  Still hoping to get two more done this month.  Wish me luck! 

I also finished up March from the Snowflower Diaries.

I'm still working on that Christmas ornament, it's slow going...

I'll leave you with some flowers we recently found.  I wanted it to look Spring like here in my house!  Even the orchid Astrid gave me is in bloom.  I just love Spring, don't you?



Marie said...

You certainly are a busy stitcher with all of those wonderful projects. I'm such a PS fan and I am in love with your Alphabet. I stitched my friends name using that pattern and gave it to her as a Christmas ornament. I look forward to seeing the finishing of Merry Christmas.
The designs that you stitched for your cousins are both lovely. I have 3 cousins (sisters) who I love stitching for as they are like sisters to me.
Aurora Cabin is quite the project, it looks like you are almost done ~ beautiful.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes and stitching DJ.


Mini said...

Hi DJ, Hopping on from Jo's GG link up post. Wow ,you have your hands full. Lovely ornament received from Amy. Pretty gifts for your cousins. I'm in such an awe of Aurora Cabin. I see a finish in near future.


Christine said...

What a lot of beautiful stitching

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Great stitching on all your projects =) I love your Aurora Cabin, reminds me that I should definitely take out mine again (haven't done so in ages...) =)

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

Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
So much beautiful stitching to admire this month!
I love the ornie from the exchange, the back is wonderful too. You should hang it in front of a mirror LOL.
The PS letters look so nice I rather want the chart myself and I love your red/green ornie too. I'm looking forward to seeing that stitched together.

Elfie said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. You have stitched some lovely things this month. I also liked your flower pics.

Julie said...

Hopped over here from Jo's GG post .... what lovely things you have been stitching, the cabin is stunning.
Beautiful gift that was made for you.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

You have been busy stitching. I wish I was as productive. Your stitcher's day exchange gift is lovely.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

So much wonderful stitching! The little birdie you stitched for your cousin is especially sweet :)