Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness and IHSW

It's a bit past the 15th, so a little late for the official Gifted Gorgeousness check-in.  Fortunately, Jo keeps the check-in open for a few days to allow us stragglers to catch up.  If you click on the Gifted Gorgeousness 2016 picture, it should take you to the official rules page.  The Reader's Digest version is - stitch with something, pattern, thread, needles or fabric, that someone else gave you and show it off to the rest of the world to say "thank you" or if you're stitching something that will be a gift, you can show it off here.

Stitching has been a bit slow but I do have two pieces that fit the criteria.  The first is:

Christmas Presence  This was one of the 2015 Heaven and Earth Designs SAL pieces.  As it was a freebie, I am counting it as a gift from the charter/designer.

I finished a column and got a good start on the next one.  I am debating whether to do the last column or not. The piece will be  a 4.75"X4.75" square once this new column is completed.  I like the idea of a square, but I also like the idea of having a bit of play for framing.

My second piece is another Heaven and Earth Designs piece, It's About Time. Kate at Needles and Haystacks gifted this pattern to me. 

I finished one more square in this column.

And that's all I have for Gifted Gorgeousness this month.  These are also the only two pieces I worked on for  Not as much as I would have liked but time just got away from me this weekend.  I'm all packed for my trip.  The weather is supposed to be miserably hot in the central US this week and I've seen predictions for 101+ F for Wednesday - so glad we'll be inside.


Elfie said...

Beautiful work! Try as I might to be impartial, I have to admit Christmas Presence is my absolute favourite.

Linda said...

Nice progress Susan.


Kerryp77 said...

Lovely work, I thought it getting into the 90's in the uk was hot enough!

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Great progress on your two pieces this month. I like the idea of the Christmas design being a square.

Robin in Virginia said...

Good for you on getting another column finished on the Santa and another square in the Time piece!

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic work!

Leonore Winterer said...

Even if you're going slow, your progress is still looking great :) Personally, I'd say to go fpr the square, there are more than enough non-square designs already!

Heather said...

Lovely progress :)