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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for November

So, here we are again.  There's a lot going on in my house right now (90 yr old MIL in hospital with broken hip, country relatives staying to visit MIL), so stitching has taken a back seat.   However, I have finished my name sampler for Jude, stitched a bib for my new great-niece, and started a set of two ornaments for a long-term friend who has welcomed two new grandchildren (her first grandchildren) this year.

This is the bib I stitched for my great-niece.  It's not a great pic, I'm afraid.  I started to stitch the 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' bib from LA's Bibs by the Bunch leaflet (LA939), but rethought it after I had almost finished the 'Mary' bear.  I decided I definitely wanted to include baby's name, so I stitched another bear reversing the image, and stitched baby's name between them.  If I had planned it out first, I would have left more space for the name - but I didn't, so I filled the leftover space with hearts, for this brave little fighter who has had so much to contend with in the nine weeks since she was born. Of course this bib is way too big for Annabelle right now, but I am confident she will grow into it.  It is part of her Christmas gift.


And here is the name sampler I stitched for our little Aussie-American.  I used the letters from Allura's Australian Alphabet, but changed the colours in the letters to make them all the same. I'll be taking this to the framer in the next day or so. It will be a Christmas gift.

And the ornaments for my friend.  I have stitched the one for the little Belgian-Aussie grand-daughter living in Britain, but I have only started on the border of the little Aussie grandson who lives locally.  I have to have both finished up by December 8, for my friend's 60th birthday. The teddy is a freebie from the DMC website. I changed the floss colours.
These two ornaments will be the last of my 2015 stitching.  My next project will be the HAED Christmas Dreams - but as that one is for me, it won't count for Gifted Gorgeousness reports!

14 comments:

Smily - Света said...

I like your stitching!
As for HAED, wow... even don't know what to say. It should be gorgeous

Lynne Frankham said...

Thank you. I am really keen to start Christmas Dreams. It will be the biggest project I have attempted.

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Annie said...

I love catching up with all your ornaments and your other stitching - it is all so beautiful! And the fact that it mostly centers around Xmas isn't bad either, as Xmas is my favorite time of the year:) Looking forward to seeing the HEAD piece!

Lynne Frankham said...

Thank you. I do love Christmas stitching. And Christmas!

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Julie said...

Loving the little bib, that is so cute, a lovely gift.
Sending good wishes for your MIL's recovery.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the pretty finishes.

Linda

jocondine said...

Annabelle will be lovely with this stitched bib, what a great gift.xxx

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow very beautiful stitches

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous finishes and lovely gifts :o)
I love the bib!
Hugs xx

Mini said...

I love the name sampler. Beautiful stitching on the ornament and towel.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful, that name sampler, I love all these specila motives.

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

Thanks do taking part in GG this month. The bib is very sweet and your ornies are as lovely as always.

A HAED will be a bit of a change of pace and style!