Ok, if you haven't heard of Gifted Gorgeousness where have you been? LOL Just kidding!! Jo from Serendipitous Stitching has been hosting this for quite some time, and I jumped on the bandwagon last year. It's been fun digging out patterns and kits that folks had given me, or showing things I had stitched for others and keeps the idea of gifting in my mind. It's also given me incentive to stitch and blog, so I thank Jo for all her positive encouragement. If you want to join you can read more about it here! And if you want to see what others have been stitching, you can see who is participating here.
So what have I done? Hm....I've been posting a bit as I go along, but I'll recap a bit here. Sorry if you've seen these before but I do have one new one and I'll show that first.
Last year, while I was back in NY, I did a private exchange with a lady from Canada. She sent me this pattern and I've been chomping at the bit to stitch it. As I'm stitching from stash this year, and wanted a little quickie to stitch, I dug this out and got er done! This is Believe from Stoney Creek. EVERYTHING came from stash, wasn't I lucky to have all the threads, pattern and material on hand?
I've been keeping up with the Linen and Threads Mystery SAL that is going on. Again, everything is from stash, and the pattern is free. It can be found here. I have finished up February so I'm all caught up!
I've been working on Sweet Nectar for my Mom. This will go to her when I'm done. It's been a bit difficult to work on because I have it on a scroll frame and it's a bit heavy, so I can only work on it in small amounts. Here is where I'm at right now.
Last is Winter's Majesty. The last time I picked it up, I was working with Marlitt and I struggled so much I thought I would put it down and stitch a little bit more later.
I picked up Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor yesterday. This one really isn't part of Gifted Gorgeousness, but I thought I'd show my progress on this one. I haven't worked on this one in a few years. It's stitched on 32 count over one with confetti stitches all over the place. I'm using Valdani thread, and for some reason it doesn't like me!! I've had more knots than I can shake a stick at so progress is slow. Here is where I am now. As you can see, I jump around a bit, it's because it's in a book and has so many pages, I'm trying to finish one page at a time, but ... oh no more excuses, I'm just that scatterbrained when I stitch...LOL!!! This, Winter's Majesty, and Sweet Nectar are on my Wipocalypse list to finish this year. Wish me luck!!
And that's all the news that's fit to print! Off to get a project finished up for an exchange. I'm determined to get it done today and in the mail this week!! Have a great day and Happy Stitching!