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.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness report for February

I can hardly believe we are already in mid February, but here we are. It's the 15th February, so it's time for the second Gifted Gorgeousness report for 2021. GG is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  Pretty much anything stitched with gifted supplies or stitched to be gifted will qualify for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.

In the past month I have been working very hard on my HAED WIP, Christmas Dreams, and since the last GG report I have stitched another five pages. Christmas Dreams qualifies as a GG project because the chart, fabric, and most of the floss was gifted to me or bought with gift vouchers. I am so happy to be able to say that I have now completed 90% of the design. Two rows of charts still to go  but the very good news is that the final row of charts is just 2 stitches wide! So I will be stitching rows 10 and 11 together, treating them as one page rather than two. I am really hoping to be putting in  the final stitches before Easter. Yay! I've made a small start on the 55th page  but this photo was taken when I completed my 54th page, finishing row 9.

I also stitched Days 1 and 2 of the 12 Day set (KDS, designer Sandy Orton) I am stitching for myself, with supplies either gifted to me or purchased with gift vouchers.

I probably won't make up the 12 Days ornaments until after I finish Christmas Dreams. I so want to finish Christmas Dreams!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Secret Valentine Blog Hop

 Once again, Jo at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting the Valentine blog hop. It is one of my favourite blog hops.

Jo sent me this lovely picture to show. I'm very keen to know who stitched this sweet piece.  I'm very much a fan of fairies, and I am now on a mission to search out this chart and stitch it for one of my great-nieces.