Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for July

Well, I sort of met my target for this month, and I have made an impact on my 'to stitch' list.   I have had quite a busy month.  And apart from my stitching, we had a birthday in the family - Miss Angela turned one.  Her favourite Auntie taught her all about party caps and opening presents.

So - the stitching.  My target was ten ornaments, and I have stitched and finished 8, and stitched another 4 - so I'm calling that a win! I also stitched and finished two other gift items. These four ornaments, are the ones I have yet to make up. The Christmas tree is for a favourite aunt who likes a bit of Christmas bling, and the other three are for children who will visit me at Christmas time.

The chart for the candy cane (but not the letter T) came from
 Alma Lynne's Christmas Alphabets booklet - I did change all the colours
(only because I used floss colours already in my work basket).

The Santa hat alphabet chart was in Alma Lynne's Christmas alphabet booklet (I changed the floss, and removed some of the hats - also changed some of the letters). I adapted the star design from a Dale Burton design, changing the floss colours and adding backstitching.

I also made this pendant (well, made the double-sided cross stitch insert for the pendant), as a gift for a friend.

I also stitched and made up these eight Christmas Tree Christmas ornaments - the first two are for friends (ex-work colleagues) who will visit at Christmas, the other six are for children who will come to see my Christmas house.

And I made this lavender sachet holder for a friend's 50th birthday. 
The inspiration for the letter came from the very first cross stitch chart book I ever bought - also the first one I ever saw! - a very old Vanessa Anne booklet.


jocondine said...

One more times lovely update on GG, love so much those little christmas trees with beads, so cute. xxx

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your beaded Christmas tree ornaments are so cute. Thank you for sharing ")

DJ said...

Wow!! You have been busy! What wonderful gifts to give at Christmas, I'm sure they will all treasure them!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful jobs.
fantastic dog i love it

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful jobs.
fantastic dog i love it

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful jobs.
fantastic dog i love it

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

Thanks for taking part in GG. More lovely ornaments! You are probably the most prolific stitcher in the SAL and it's all so lovely.