The 15th of each month means it's Gifted Gorgeousness time, the time each month when we share our latest gifts. These can be gifts given or received, or any item made using fabric, threads, buttons, ribbon, chart, backing fabric that has been gifted.
This great idea is hosted each month by the lovely Jo at Serendipitous Stitching, if you visit her blog you'll find the links to everyone's Gifted Gorgeousness posts.
I'm so happy to share this with you, I stitched it for our daughter's birthday which was mid February. She lives in Cardiff which is a couple of hours' drive away. They, she lives with her boyfriend, have been working from home for the last year, not easy in a one bedroom flat. They have a small balcony and go out for walks but lockdown has been tough. We last saw them at Christmas but we have video calls, a lovely one yesterday for Mother's Day.
It was the first year ever that I could not bake her a birthday cake, quite an odd feeling as for me that's a big part of being a Mum. So we sent her gifts to do with tea and cake, including a cake band that I stitched for her.
The band is backed with baking paper so it is wipeable, hopefully next year I can bake a cake and the band can be used. The photo shows the band wrapped round the new cake tin we sent her.
I can now share the Valentine's Exchange gift I sent to Julie. I really enjoyed stitching this and was delighted to find the hearts in my button box fitted perfectly in the corners.
You can see the exchange gift I received in my February's GG post. I do enjoy putting the exchange parcels together, it's our Easter Exchange next.
Thanks Jo for hosting another GG, happy stitching everyone, stay safe, stay well.