Gifted Gorgeousness is a wonderful blog event, hosted by Jo, from her wonderful blog, Serendipitous Stitching. We get to post about all the things we are gifting to others and the hings we have been gifted in turn.
I have lots to share so let's start with things I have been gifted.
Yesterday was happy post day!
I received two really thoughtful gifts.
The first was from Justine. You can find her blog HERE.
It was her finished stitching of my design 'Witchity's Store'. I actually used Justine's model as the cover of the chart when it was released for sale because I liked it so much. I'm struggling with photos today so it hasn't come out as well as I'd have liked. Trust me, it is even prettier in person than it is in the photo.
I never actually managed to finish stitching it for myself so Justine's will be framed and left for my granddaughter. Thank you so much Justine xxxxxx
The second package that came in the post was a jewellery set which was made by a school friend. Paula makes jewellery and sells it, along with patterns of jewellery she has designed herself.
Again, my photos suck. The set (necklace, bracelet and earrings) are a beautiful bronzy gold colour and the beads shine with an amethyst colour in the light. They are stunning.
You can find Paula's website Here!
Now, what have I been giving to others? Lots hopefully, for to give is divine!
Firstly, a little crochet cardigan for my granddaughter using 4-ply wool. I was so pleased with how this turned out.
It fit her beautifully: the little bag had better not have a growth spurt just yet! That 4-ply is a wee bit slower to work with than dk.
Remember the Holmsey chart that I added to the free chart list, Bee Mine?
Well, Christine R from fb-land stitched it and turned it into a Valentine's card for her husband. Isn't it gorgeous?
It's very special, seeing people use my designs to make memories. Thank you for sharing your photo, Christine.
And I will leave you with another gift. I know it's a bit late for Valentine's day but heck, real love should be celebrated every day!
You can click on the title to be taken to it or get it from the 'Free Chart' section.
I've got a busy few weeks ahead now, with CAT scans, bone chemo and results so I'm not sure when I'll be back. Wish me luck though, please. I think I'm going to need it!
Happy stitching everyone xxxxxx