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.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for April

Another month has passed, and here we are once again at the 15th of the month, April this time. So, it's time for the Gifted Gorgeousness report, hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. It's our chance to report on stitching which was done with gifted supplies, or has been done to be gifted. Most of my stitching qualifies, as most of it is gifted, and most of my stitching supplies are gifted to me or bought with gift vouchers.

This month I finished up the rest of the Christmas ornaments I stitched last month.

The little stockings are adapted from a Kooler 'Littlest Stocking' design, and the 12 Days ornaments are also Kooler designs. Santa is adapted from a Graphworks design, and the blue diamond is adapted from a Blackwork Journey design. The trees are my own creation.

I also stitched and made up another 5 little stockings, which will form part of the Christmas gifts for five of my great nieces and nephews.

And also two more ornaments which just grew as I stitched. One will be a Christmas gift for an angel-loving friend, the other will go into my take-home gift basket for Christmas visitors.

I'm travelling in the caravan in outback New South Wales at present, and have intermittent access to power as well as to the internet, so I doubt there will be much to report next month, but fingers crossed that I will manage to do some stitching, or at least some crochet.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Easter Treasure Blog Hop

 Honestly, I can hardly believe it's a year since the last Easter Blog Hop, but here goes. Jo at Serendipitous Stitching  hosts the Easter Blog Hop, and has done so for quite a few years.  Pop over to her blog and go hunting for letters.

My letter is 

Just in case it's not obvious - the letter is E

Jo asked us to post a picture of an Easter or Spring project.  I chose this Australian wildflower sampler I stitched way back in 2004.  I combined two charts from the book Australian Cross Stitch by Vivienne Chinnery, and added the names of the flowers.  I stitched it on 18 count rustico Aida over 2, so it is quite large. It is one of my (many) favourites, and hangs in my dining room, except during the Christmas season when it moves up to a bedroom to make room for a framed Christmas cross stitched piece.

I hope you enjoy the Easter blog hop. I know from past experience that I will.

Your next blog to visit is:

Happy Easter!