Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Frantic Gifted Gorgeousness

Wow...where on earth did the past month go???  I've been crazy busy with this and that and the month just sneaked away.  I participated in Jo's blog hop yesterday and she mentioned in her post that Gifted Gorgeousness was the next day, thank heavens, or it would have completely slipped my mind!!  It only heightened my awareness that I have some deadlines coming up and I'm waaaaay behind schedule.

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!!

I'm all over the map with things lately, I just can't seem to settle on one thing and finish it through....but at least I haven't started anything new unless I knew I could finish within a day or two.  I guess it kind of mirrors my life at the moment, which seems chaotic and unconquerable right now.  Between my being sick, DS's girlfriend being in and out of the hospital (keep the lovely Ms. K in your prayers, won't you?) and other things grabbing my attention, it's been difficult to stay on any one task.  I'm hoping by the end of this month I'll have things a little more under control.  So...if I disappear until then, don't worry...I'll be back!  

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!


Elfie said...

I enjoyed my visit. Your projects are so joyous. I love them all, but especially the little Stoney Creek Believe - those butterflies are so beautiful, and they make me think of my mother, who really loved butterflies.

butterfly said...

You have some beautiful stitching on the go , love s/c and the one you are stitching for your mother, I have this kit and now I want to start it this year it is beautiful.

Tiffstitch said...

Love your stitching and I hope things settle down for you soon. I know how you feel as it seems as if this year has leapt by already.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching!

Justine said...

I love the sweet chart you exchanged, it's very pretty. Great progress on your larger WIPs too.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month and for promoting the SAL to those who've been under a rock for the last couple of years LOL.

That is such a cute little Believe design and I love the colours you've chosen for the Linen & Threads sampler.

Kerryp77 said...

Believe is a really pretty stitch. I love being able to just start something straight from stash. The Quaker sampler is stunning. You have so many beautiful projects there.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching and a nice range of projects.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your projects are lovely! Believe is precious and the Linens & Threads piece is just amazing! Hope everything settles down for you some and everyone feels better soon.

Mini said...

Such a wonderful mix of gifted stitching. I love the variety you offer.