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Monday, August 15, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for August

Have you noticed how quickly the 15th of each month comes around?  It always catches me by surprise.  Perhaps it's related to my advancing age (I have celebrated a birthday since the last GG report).  It's a very simple report from me this month, as I have worked on only one project - my HAED Christmas Dreams.  Christmas Dreams qualifies as a GG project because I used birthday money to buy the chart, fabric, and most of the floss.

So, here is where I was on Christmas Dreams on July 15:

 And this is where I am now - I have finished another 4 pages, and the second row/column is now finished:

I am very happy with my progress on Christmas Dreams.  I have now stitched 20% of the design, and I have met my stitching target for 2016 - 12 pages. I'm revising that target - I now hope to get another row/column stitched (ie another 6 pages) this year.

An on-line friend asked me today about my Christmas stitching, and I took this photo to show her how many Christmas ornaments I have stitched this year, 34 in all.  It's amazing how stitching a few at a time can add up to a sizeable number quite quickly.

So, that's the end of my report for August.  I am looking forward to visiting the blogs of other GG members, which I always enjoy,


Melinda Forbes said...

Your ornaments are amazing. I have enjoyed so much this year all of those finishes. I do have to ask, where did you get the Nutcrackers? I have a goal to stitch 12 of them this year, and I really like yours.
Please forgive if you have mentioned this in a previous post.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You really have made great progress on Santa.
Love seeing all the ornies together too. You have some very lucky friends and family.

Elfie said...

Melinda, the nutcracker charts are from Jeremiah Junction's Nutcracker III booklet. I have stitched 6 of the nutcrackers from the booklet - from memory, I think there are 12 different nutcracker charts in that booklet.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow 4 pages in a month, that is amazing progress. It looks fantastic too, it's got some great detail.
xo Alicia

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Gorgeous works.

Tiffstitch said...

Fantastic work on your HAED, and good luck meeting your new goal! Plus so many ornaments, and all fully finished too, wow!

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress on your HAED!
Wow look at all those ornies! You have been been busy!
Hugs xx

Mini said...

Wow 4 pages in a are a fast stitcher.
Love the ornaments,you have a lucky family.