Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello Fellow Stitchers!

It's the 15th so that means it's time for Gifted Gorgeousness.  This is our time to share what we have stitched that we have been given, or have given others.  If you aren't sure what I'm talking about...then please go to Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching and you can see what I'm talking about.  You can see the rules here.  And you can visit Jo's blog and see what the rest of us have been stitching here.  You can sign up to join in the fun on the rules page, it's never to late!  I always like to think Jo for hosting...she makes blogging fun!

I think you've seen all the things I've stitched that fall into this category since the last GG update...but here's a recap...

First up is Elf at Work from the 2019 JCS Ornament issue.  Mike renews this magazine each year as a Christmas gift to me.  This is stitched on Vintage Country Mocha 40 count over two.  I love this little guy...and he may become a Christmas gift later on.

Next is Curl Up With A Good Book, this is a freebie offered on Killer Crafts by Crafty Killers blog.  I stitched this as a gift for a pen pal.  It's stitched on 28 count over two.

The September portion of Birds and Blackwork Flowers by Lesley Teare was released the first of September and I was able to stitch it up in the first few days.  I love this SAL!!  This was a Christmas gift from Mike last year, along with the fabric and floss.  I know, I'm spoiled!!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with each month's portion yet, I'm still thinking about it.  I love the colors in this one!

This is Silvery Lace Snowflake from the 2019 JCS Ornament Issue.  This is stitched on 32 count navy over two.  I'm stitching the ornaments that were chose by the Christmas Ornament SAL group on Facebook.  I've been lucky enough to keep up so far this year!  I don't think I would have chosen this one on my own, but I'm so glad someone chose it, because I love how it looks.  Now to figure out how to finish it...decisions, decisions...!

Here is United We Stand.  This is an exclusive kit by Blackbird Designs.  It was an anniversary gift from Mike this year.  I still haven't decided how to finish it, though I did find a frame at Hobby Lobby that might work.  I'm trying to decide if I should stitch the sides and finish it as a pincushion, or frame it...more things to ponder!  LOL

Here is Gloria by Tempting Tangles.  This was also a Christmas gift from Mike.  I've fallen waaaaay behind.  It's stitched on 32 count opalescent white over two.  I hope once I'm done with what I'm working on I will be able to get caught up...I really want to finish this before Christmas!

Last is what I'm working on right now.  This is Coming to America by With Thy Needle and Thread.  I signed up for this way back in January I think...maybe February.  I've been waiting with anticipation to stitch this.  A group of people are stitching this starting on the 6th of September (when the Pilgrims left England for the New World 400 years ago bringing their needlework with them) and hope to finish in November.  Their original voyage took 66 days so I'm hoping to finish within the same time frame.  So far I'm still on track, but this weekend is going to be a busy one...so fingers crossed I can still keep up!

Well, I think I've covered everything from the last time I posted about GG.  It's been quite a crazy year, between the virus, my son's wedding being scheduled...rescheduled and rescheduled again, working on my Mom's estate...which should be nearing completion, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other craziness.  Even the smoke from the wildfires out west have reached the east coast turning the sky a dull color.  I don't know if we will ever find "normalcy" again, but I do hope that we find peace soon.  I'm exhausted from reacting to everything that has happened this year, it's been one upsetting moment upon another.  One shining moment lately has been that we are going to adopt a cat!  His name is Max and we will be receiving him into our home within the month!  I've been missing Thomas a lot lately and it will be so nice to have another heartbeat in our home.  Watch this space, we should have pictures soon!  Till we meet again, Happy Stitching!



Christine said...

Beautiful stitching. I stitched that little gnome last year, he's such a cutey

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your stitching is lovely, the gnome is so cute and I love your blackwork bird. It has been such a year for us all but amongst it there are some super moments and Max coming to live with you will be one of those ... I look forward to seeing his photo settled in with you.

jocondine said...

Love the funny elf, great bird and flower. Welcome to Max, cat's picture always nice to see on blogs often among stitchings. xxx

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with all the assistance from your husband! I love the JCS ornament this month. Arlene joined the group specifically to see the finishes which is awesome!
I've always tried to ignore bad news in the real world in my blog but it's been pretty impossible to not mention it at all this year!
Great news about the new cat though, please share photos :-)

Mini said...

DJ, I love the variety of projects you stitch and how beautiful they are.

This has been indeed a sad year.Your new fur baby will surely bring you happiness . Do share pics.

Roni said...

Oh some lovely stitches going on there, I love to see the massive variety of goodies that other people are working on. Thank you for sharing with us.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lots of lovely stitching as ever. Your progress on coming to America is great.