Saturday 19 May 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - a little late

I'm late, I'm late ... but with two good reasons; we've been away and the last of these three gifts will be given today 😄

My first gift was a 40th birthday coaster for a good friend at scouts. I have known Sarah since she was born and she was one of our bridesmaids when she was 11.

The chart was a freebie card chart from a very old magazine, I added the 40. The coaster was a gift to me from my Needlecraft Haven friend Gill.

My second gift was for Deb, another Needlecraft Haven friend who lives overseas. It was her birthday whilst we were away but I managed to get it in the post before we left - however she received it after her birthday as she was away celebrating her daughter's Masters Graduation 👩‍🎓

I used Weeks Dye Works for this, I love the way the variegation works; the thread was Hunter.

My final gift will be given tonight, one of my scouting friends is 60. I have looked at this Quaker chart many times and finally found a reason to stitch it. Most of this has been stitched on our holiday in Turkey sitting on our balcony looking at this view - wouldn't it be lovely if that was my permanent stitchy seat 😍

I adapted the centre and added 60 - the thread was  Six Stranded Sweets Sugared Violets, another variegated but very subtle. I'm very pleased how it turned out, again I used one of the coasters Gill gave me. I hope Bev likes it 😉

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by the lovely Jo at Serendipitous Stitching - every month on the 15th our blog posts are about gifts we have sent or received - it's a lovely way to say thank you to our fellow stitchers, my thanks this month go to Gill for the two lovely coasters 😍


  1. What beautiful gifts Clare, you really are very generous. I love the variegation in Hunter too, these bookmarks are all so different and all beautiful.

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month with your beautiful gifts. The variegated threads are all lovely, they really add something to a simple design. Nice to be able to use the gifted coasters too.

  3. Lovely stitching projects, Clare!
    The coasters look really great and the bookmark is so delicate!
    Nice holiday view.
    Barbara xx

  4. What pretty, special gifts you have made Clare.

  5. o wow, the variegated threads look stunning in the bookmark! I like the little tassel you created for the end of it. And how lovely to be able to use your gifted coasters for gifts!

  6. Isn't it great to stitch in beautiful views?AriadnefromGreece!


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