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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for March

So, here we are again - the 15th of the month means it is time for Gifted Gorgeousness, hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. All my stitching in the past month is eligible for inclusion in the GG report, as it will all be given as gifts.

I finished up all the ornaments I had stitched for the February report, but I'm not putting in the pics in this report because they are there in the February Smalls report just below this post.

I made two little stocking Christmas ornaments for the English grandsons of an old friend (and first cousins of the Kiwi sisters for whom I stitched stocking Christmas ornaments in February). The Santa is adapted from a Kooler Design Studio chart in LA's Christmas Ornament book.





And a button and bead decorated Christmas tree ornament for my youngest sister, who has a fondness for little buttons.



I made two smaller bead decorated Christmas tree ornaments for sisters who will come to my house for a Christmas visit this year.



These four candy cane ornaments will be Christmas gifts for neighbour children. The chart for the candy cane was in a very old American magazine ( Just Cross Stitch, I think) as part of a monthly seasonal calendar. I changed floss colours and omitted the holly.




I also stitched and finished up a Baby's First Christmas ornament for a new greatnephew.  The teddy is adapted from a DMC on-line freebie chart.


And I have stitched little gingerbread girls for two little greatnieces. I adapted the gingerbread from a design in Barbara Mock's Christmas Quickies II.


That's it for me. I'll be popping by to see all the GG reports.

17 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely finishes, you have so many wonderful gifts already!

Justine said...

You've been so busy! The button and bead trees look like they would take forever to complete.

Elfie said...

Thank you Tiffstitch. I am more than half way through my ornament list. The carrot is my hope to be stitching on Christmas Dreams in the second half of the year.

Elfie said...

Justine, the little trees stitch up quickly, and adding the decoration is something I enjoy - even when my floor ends up with as many beads as the fabric!

Julie said...

Sweet stockings, they are so cute.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great finishes, they are so cute

Rachel said...

Lovely gifts as always. :)

Ariadne said...

Oh so many Christmas ornaments ready already!AriadnefromGreece!

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.

I think we need a family tree to keep track of your little relatives! I love those mini stockings.

Elfie said...

Jo, I was forever checking back to see what I had stitched before for the 'regular' childten so this year I actually started a spreadsheet to record what I stitch for each child. I only went back to 2010, so there is still some guesswork for the older children. Now I have a nice printout to help my ageing mind.

Astrids dragon said...

You certainly know how to keep busy, they’re all fantastic!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! So many sweet ornies, all ready for Christmas. You are a star in the cross stitch firmament.

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi!Your cross stitch is just adorable!Hugs!

Carol said...

Hi Elfie :) Thank you for visiting my blog--and for your sweet comment. I'm happy to have now found your blog, too. I see you love stitching Christmas as much as I do. Your ornaments are lovely--especially admire those mini stockings! Enjoy your weekend!

Beth in IL said...

Great job on all those little finishes. They are just lovely!

FlashinScissors said...

Such pretty finishes, Elfie!
They are all amazing, especially the beaded trees!
Well done!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Bethan said...

Such lovely pieces - my favourite has to be the tree for your sister. Stunning! x