So, let me see if I can catch up a bit with this post - I am going to update you on my June TUSAL and June Gifted Gorgeousness (GG) and Friday Night Sew In (FNSI).
Let's start with my TUSAL report. Hmm... Only 13 days late!
Home ORTs on the left, travel ORTS on the right.
The TUSAL jar so far this year.
Next up is GG (only three days late), with some FNSI mixed in.
Gifted Gorgeousness (or GG) is a SAL run by the wonderful SAL Mama, Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Basically, on the 15th of each month, we post anything which is stitchy gift-related.
Friday Night Sew In (or FNSI) is run once a month by the lovely Wendy from Sugarlane designs, and it is exactly what the name suggests - staying in on a Friday evening and "sewing". This, of course, runs in tandem for my with my Kitten Stitching and the Friday Night Frolics SAL blog (or FF) which runs every Friday night.
I have a few things to show you this month.
First up is my Kitchen Kapers swap for the No Fuss Swappers blog group. I sent to the lovely Helen of Helbel's World of Craft. Unfortunately, silly me forgot to take photos before I sent my package (so, I have "borrowed" them from Helen's blog).
... and I was the lucky recipient in the swap from the gorgeous Cheryl from Cheryl's Stitchings.
Aren't they all gorgeous? I am going to make the beautiful embroidered tea towel into an apron, I think - much too nice to use as a tea towel.
Thank you so much, Cheryl, I love it all.
My next GG item is a gift from the lovely Jo, sent to cheer me up as I happened to mention on a recent blog post that my daughter is moving to London soon for an indeterminate length of time. It is a gorgeous design of Galahs, called aptly "What a Galah"
First progress pic...
Second progress pic....
... and then for FNSI and FF, I stitched some more and now I am here....
Thank you, Jo, I truly love it and stitching it is giving me a lot of joy.
Next up is the knitting and soft toy ornaments I made for a family friend's upcoming baby. The baby shower was today.
I aimed for a sophisticated, hipsterish colour palette for the baby blanket.
These soft toy ornies I made in a day (pretty proud of myself, if I say so myself)
Here is the mum-to-be, Hannah, opening the gift this afternoon - she was thrilled, so that made me very happy.
So, there we are, finally a stitchy post from me.
If you want to see what everyone else did for these SALs, click on the following links:
Off to a Trivia night shortly - wish me luck!