Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Gifted Gorgeousness...

Has a month passed since the last Gifted Gorgeousness update?  I swear the older I get the faster time goes.  In some ways its good that things I'm looking forward to are getting here quicker, but in some ways it's like my life is going by in a flash....either way, it's been a good ride so far!

First off, I have a few items to show you for the gifted gorgeousness challenge that is going on over at Serendipitous Stitching.  If you are interested in signing up, I think you can join up at any time but you can find the rules here.  And if you want to see what everyone is posting, you can visit the homepage of her blog here.  Thank you, Jo, for all your hard work in keeping track of us!  This challenge has kept me on the straight and narrow, I'm thankful for the gentle push for keeping up with my goals.

So...lets see...I'm falling behind in the goals I set for myself, but I've been getting other stuff I guess it's still all good!  

First off I finished up two more Advent Calendar numbers which are freebies designed by Ellen Maher Stroh being offered on the EMS board that can be found here..

I also finished up the SAL that was being offered by Carole over on her blog that can be found here....

I finished up the front panel of the Needlework Casket I've been working on.  This book with the pattern was given to me by a friend who knew I wanted to stitch the casket.  Only three more panels go to!!

I finished a Round Robin from this year that finally made its way back to me.  I finished the squares that weren't stitched by the others in the SAL and added the charms, buttons, and beads...and finally....framed it!  Thank you to all those who stitched on it!

I stitched up this freebie designed by Beth Twist that I found on this blog, I believe the pattern is still available...

I also made these....these are both the same pattern, one stitched over two on 45 count fabric, and the other stitched on 36 ct. fabric over one.  I am participating in an exchange and decided the first was too I stitched it smaller.  Hopefully by next post I'll have a picture of the finished project!  This was a free pattern by Ellen Maher Stroh offered on the same site as the Advent Calendar pieces above.


 I stitched up this pattern Nantucket Summer by Plum Street Samplers as a gift for a friend's birthday.  I have it pictured in the post below in a frame.  She loved it!!

I believe that's all that qualifies for the Gifted Gorgeousness.  Thank you again, Jo, for hosting this challenge.  I've really enjoyed searching for all those things I've been given that I've set's time they saw the light of day!!

I also finished stitching these patterns, the first is Quaker Diamond Sampler by Hillside Samplings, it's stitched on 40 ct, over two.  I'll be looking for a frame for this soon, I just love the way it looks!

I finished May by Country Cottage Needleworks, and I'm still a month behind!!

And lastly I'm working on Needleworker by Little House Needleworks.  This is done on 32 Ct. over one using the recommended GAST threads.  I think I'll use this around a basket when I'm finished.

And they that!  I have a lot of stuff coming up in the next few weeks, I sure hope I find time to stitch!  My son turns 21 on Father's piggy bank has seen better days!  LOL  It should be a fun day...and I'll have pictures in an update afterward!  I'm also looking forward to a couple of at the end of June, the other the end of July.  My poor van sure has seen a lot of this country lately!  Happy Stitching everybody!!




Mini said...

Oh my my DJ! do you ever sleep? So many projects with few finished. You have smoking needles. Love the numbers and roses.

KimM said...

Holy shmolely- you've been a busy should be very proud of your accomplishments. All are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes and other projects DJ. You have been busy.


Kerryp77 said...

What lovely projects. Love the strawberry sampler and your round robin piece is brilliant.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. For a quick month you certainly fitted a lot of stitching in!
I love and adore that strawberry sampler, if only there was a way I could fit that in with everything else!
And look at your tiny perfect French Knots in the tree, so gorgeous. That's another lovely design.

Justine said...

So much lovely stitching! You have some gorgeous things but my favourite is Carol's sampler. It's so pretty and delicate. Great work!

Mouse said...

ohhhh my .. just look at all that gorgeous stitching ... love the idea of the needleworker round a basket ... keep up the good work ... and hope DS has a fab birthday :) love mouse xxxxx

Elfie said...

SO much stitching progress - it's a joy to see! Beautiful work.