But first, in case you do not know what I am talking about ...
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 about anything which is stitchy gift-related that we have been up to that month.
Anyway, dear Sharmayne sent me the most gorgeous journal cover, some jelly beans and a sweet crocheted heart.
In turn, I sent her a little pillow, with the year and her initial on it, a bear tin and some chocolates.
With a cat postcard, of course!
Great swap, Sharmayne, thank you so much, I love my new journal.
Next, I have a languishing WIP, which I stitched on for Friday Frolics a week or so back ....
"Noel Blanc", the design was kindly gifted to me by my dear Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching, of course!
Designer: A Mon Ami Pierre
Fabric: 28 ct Willow (I think that is what it is called.)
Floss: Suggested DMC threads
The true colour of the fabric is closer in the second pic. I must say it looks much prettier in real life
The last time I stitched on this piece was in August 2015! So sorry, Jo, I could not believe that so much time had gone by before I touched it again but now it is definitely back in my rotation (which seems to get bigger by the day - lol!)
Next up is a sweet Easter stitch all finished for a friend.
Spring Celebrations design by The Primitive Hare. It is a freebie which you can find here.
... and this is another FFO for a friend from my Book Club (the stitching was completed in September 2015)
Lastly, I have started on this gorgeous nutcracker Christmas design, kindly gifted to me by the delightful Melinda from Family Business.
It is a really sweet design from an old magazine and features five different nutcrackers standing to attention all in a row, with an alphabet above and surrounded by a candy cane and heart border - just adorable - all in time-honoured Christmas colours.
Thank you so much, dear Melinda.
Well, that is all my GG for this month.
Please check out this link for all the wonderful work of the other GGers!