Thursday, June 15, 2017

June Gifted Gorgeousness and a little extra!

Hi folks!  Just dropping in to show you what I've been doing for the gifted gorgeousness.  If you are unfamiliar with Gifted Gorgeousness, then you should go see Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching and check out her challenge.  You can find the sign up page here.  And if you are interested in seeing what others have been doing, you can check out her page here.  Jo has lots of interesting things going on all the time, things to challenge us and things to just have fun.  I really enjoy this challenge, it's one of the few things that keeps me blogging!!

Ok, so here's what I've been up to.  I have been participating in the Linen & Threads SAL which is a freebie and you can find the patterns here.  I have been using vintage Bucilla threads.  These threads are no longer being manufactured and so far I haven't found a conversion chart.  I found these in a flea market and thought I would have enough to finish out this far so good.  I sincerely hope I don't run out!!  I'm stitching this on 28 count black over one.  Yes, a challenge, but I really like how it's turning out!

I am stitching this for my Mom.  This was a Dimensions kit called Sweet Nectar.  I started it more than a  year ago, but it's stitched on 36ct over 2 with 2 or 3 threads....I have trouble getting my threads to lay right so I get tired of this quick.  I've been working on it lately though, I really need to get it finished.  

Now for the little extra!  I'm going to have giveaways when I blog.  I have quite a few so I'll add a new one each time, that way I'll know which ones you are interested in and you don't get something you don't want.  First up is a chart I stitched a Looooooong time ago.  Yes, it's framed and hanging in my house!!  (One of the few BAPs I did frame! I love it that much) So it's time to let go of this pattern.  This is Lighthouses of America by Cstitch.  It has a diagram in the pattern to tell you which lighthouse it is.  If you would like this chart, please write a comment that indicates you would like it.  I'll be away from home for a week and when I get back, I'll randomly pick a person.   

And that's all the time I have for today.  I hope you are all enjoying the weather (whatever that might be wherever you are!)  We are having a heatwave here right now so I've been sticking close to the air conditioning....and still spring cleaning (hence the giveaways!).  Happy Stitching everyone!


Christine said...

Great stitching, the linen and thread piece is simply stunning

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on your gorgeous projects DJ. I would love a chance to stitch the chart.


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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month, the link-up post is now up.
Your version of the Linen & Threads SAL is just stunning. Nice work on the piece for your Mum too.

Lynette said...

I agree with Jo - your Linen and Threads Sampler is stunning. You're stitching on black too - very brave!

jocondine said...

Your two works are amazing! The stitching on black fabric looks so nice, please add closer photos next time. xxx

Desiree Ehleiter said...

OMG, that Linens and Things SAL is gorgeous!

Jo said...

WOW black over 1, you're brave I find it difficult stitching on black to start with. It looks amazing though, really bold.

koi seo said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month, the link-up post is now up.
Your version of the Linen & Threads SAL is just stunning.