Friday, January 15, 2016

Edited: Gifted Gorgeousness, a giveaway and a SAL

Happy Friday the 15th!!!

Edited to show chart with clearer symbols

Yay, I not only remembered Gifted Gorgeous day  but I've also organised my blog to show my kindly gifted items and my wips!  And yes, I even have things to show! Start as you mean to go on was my motto and so far so good. Mind you it's only the first month isn't it!

Gifted Gorgeous is hosted by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching

The first design I've done in my Gifted Gorgeous list is Kringle's  Crow by Threadwork Primitives.   The chart was a gift.  I'm so sorry, I can't remember who gave it to me so if it was you, thank you so much and feel free to shout out.

It was stitched on Belfast linen using threads that I won in a giveaway from Nancy at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. They are without a doubt my most favourite cotton threads EVER.  I love them. The colours are vibrant and I have never, ever experienced a tangle or a knot in them.

And it is a finish.

I don't work weekends now so I'll 'finish-finish' it tomorrow.

And in the true spirit of Gifted Gorgeousness, I would like to pass this on to another stitcher. It's gently used (as in I sat on it last night..sorry) and I'll also throw in one of my charts as well.  Just comment if you would like it and I will do  a draw next Friday when I put my next blog post up.

I finished stitching the Free Holmsey Hare band sampler.  Please excuse the photo. I had to resort to the scanner again so it looks a bit glary and it didn't fit the scanner full on so I had to do it at an angle.

The threads the chart has been designed in are silks which are available from Thread Pikerz.

Eileen has charged a reduced rate for the pack and has given us a free Polar White skein.  I love these silks: I've had no problems with them at all: no tangles, no knots. Perfect and yes, I will def. use them again!

The whole design will be 63 stitches across and 158 stitches down.  There is no shading as such so if you want to use alternative colours, please feel free.  And I'd love to see your wips!

I'll release a new part every 15th.

Here is part one. They are jpegs so they should 'size up' if you click on them and safe.  Any issues, just email me on and I will send the pdf to you. 

There will also be a free pincushion chart at the end of each month to make sure you get the most from your silks.

Now, it's snowy and cold here in County Roscommon.  I've got plans this weekend to sit by the fire for as long as possible.  I  fancy a little crochet and some ornament making.  Workwise, I have a witch who needs a boob job and who wears clothes that are far to revealing for the Coven photograph. We're hoping this cold spell will make her put a cardigan on.  I also have a deer who is being allowed out to play in the next Holmsey's Hymm's ornament but who wants to have some bling.  Don't ask.  I'll share the results with you next Friday xx

Have a lovely weekend, keep warm, keep safe and keep stitching!


  1. Not a lot of hope being the first but I have to try as it is gorgeous.
    Looking forward to seeing it finished finished.Take care and you have a good week ,

  2. Not a lot of hope being the first but I have to try as it is gorgeous.
    Looking forward to seeing it finished finished.Take care and you have a good week ,

  3. Love the finish! It's really cute. I really like the look of the band sampler too but in all honesty have enough projects started for now - what on earth is going on, I never say that!

  4. Super finish, a lovely GG post

  5. What a lovely finish! I'd love a chance to stitch such a handsome bird, so please throw my name in the hat.
    The band sampler looks lovely too

    1. Thank you. I will be doing the draw on Friday xx

  6. Congrats on your band sampler finish, will look forward to seeing it in it's entirity.
    Pls include me in the draw for the Threadworks chart, I love this design! Thanks

  7. Beautiful finish my dear..I love it.
    Love your sweet pretty x

  8. Beautiful sampler! Did you say it's free???? Too good to be true- it's gorgeous. I'd love a chance at winning the chart so please throw my name in the hat. Xx

  9. Adorable finish and beautiful sampler! Please include me in your drawing. Thank you!

  10. Thanks for taking part in GG this month with such a lovely piece. The red is gorgeous.
    Good luck to the participants in the draw too.
    Looking forward to following the band sampler SAL. It counts as a gift for your followers!

  11. Your Kringle's Crow looks great! I'd love a chance to stitch that design, so please toss my name into your magic hat.

  12. Lovely stitching and such a lot going on...I hope you are enjoying your weekends "off"!

  13. I have liked Kringle's Crow every time I see it stitched... yours is no exception! Cute, cute, and I look forward to reaching the blog post with the finished version! Hope that this year of not working on the weekends is good for you! Hugs!


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