Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and is wonderful way of saying thank you to the generous people that have gifted us with stitching wonderfulness.  As Jo says, the best way to show our appreciation is to stitch and blog about it.  There is a list of things that count as gifted and also the ever popular "whatever you can shoehorn" category.

I have two pieces that fit in the "regular" list very easily.  The first is Shakespearean Fantasy.  The pattern was gifted to my by Pull the Other Thread.  I made great progress early this month, but haven't put a stitch in since the last picture:

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28-count antique white Jobelan with DMC
My other fits-the-list piece is Its About Time.  The pattern was gifted to me by Kate at Needles and Haystacks.  As of last night, I have done 600 stitches:

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28-count antique white Jobelan with DMC
I am really enjoying this one.  I think part of the enjoyment is that there is a design to watch develop rather than just a black blob. I'm sure I'll start thinking the same thing once I get out of the black on Shakespearean Fantasy.
The next three I count as gifts, but are in the "shoehorn" category for the SAL, as they are freebies, which I am counting as gifts from the designers.
The first is 2015 Sunday Mystery Sampler from Plum Street Samplers. I am very behind on this one but very much enjoying the time I do spend on it.  As of this morning, it is here:
Stitched on 40-count Vintage Autumn Gold from Lakeside Linens with Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe threads
I do hope to get a bit more done on the tree this morning.  My next shoehorn is:
Christmas Presence.  I am on the verge of throwing in the towel on this one.  Trying to fill in all the missed stitches has become more irritating then enjoyable. I do love the way the finished bits look but I'm not sure I have the patience to spend another lots of hours filling in the rest.
And the last shoehorn is the piece for this month's The Sampler Life SAL.  I showed the completed piece in my last post, so I'm not going to show it again. If you missed it, it's here.
I also did a little bit on Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden. It went from here:
Stitched on 32-count Carol's Meadow Jobelan from Silkweaver Fabrics with called for threads
To here:
I am having the same issue with this piece that I do with all my large pieces, the closer I get to a finish the more I drag my feet stitching it.  I do not really understand why.  I want to see it finished.  I want to move another piece into the rotation, but I find anything but it to work on (as you can see above). 


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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Nice new start on Plum Street, glad to see you've joined in!

It would be a shame to stop work on Santa, could you alternate one length of filling in the gaps and one block of solid stitching like the other two designs? Or just scrap the multiple colours and choose one shade of red LOL

Heather said...

Everything is looking fantastic. I hope you continue on Santa he looks so great.

Sarah L said...

Great progress on all your charts. Hope you stick with the Santa.

Elfie said...

Your projects are all so pretty, and so different. I enjoy watching your progress.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on the time piece and Secret Garden and everything else! Please don't give up on the poor Santa, he will look so great once done :)

Anonymous said...

wow.. the Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden looking awesome.. the project looks huge.. hope to see it complete soon. ;)