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.
Sunday 15 January 2023
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Rachel, Ten Hour Stitcher, is hosting Fully Finished Objects again in 2023. It's a super chance for us to show and tell about the crafty items we have completely finished. Thanks Rachel, your FFO prompt each month really helps me finish my projects instead of them still in my project folders.
I have a few FFO' from December to share although you may have seen them already. I find doing FFO, GG and Smalls blog posts I often post about things more than once ... feels like I am showing off hee hee. Anyway here's my catchups from December.
|Two special ornaments for two little cuties
|I made puddings this year to send in my Christmas cards
|Julie's special birthday gift
|Gill's birthday gift
Friday 6 January 2023
This year is very exciting for us as our daughter is getting married. Our nephew is also tying the knot and there are some significant birthdays for relatives and friends.
As you can see my stitching time is already marked with some big projects and so this year I am not stitching huge quantites for the church tree.
I am reusing an old set of ornaments and redoing The White Tree - here is a photo of it in 2019
It is a hardanger tree and I will be adding to it with hardanger hearts, although not many ... a white tree with added hearts seems perfect for our daughter's first married Christmas.
I have many hardanger charts but found these lovely hearts online from Nima. As the tree is completely white I will not be using the red and green. I'll either stitch as is in white or do another motif still in white.
If anyone fancies having a go at hardanger I'd love to receive a heart or ornament of any design in white. The edges of these hearts is buttonhole stitch which is usual for edging hardanger. The main lines are kloster blocks which build up the design and any cutting is between these.
If you would like to stitch for the tree I don't mind doing the cutting, even round the edges. You can stitch a heart without any holes, they are very effective. If you need any hardanger help please let me know. These are a few of my ornaments close up.
It will be a very exciting year and I'm very excited to be displayed The White Tree again with added white hearts.
Sunday 1 January 2023
This month we're stitching Easter, very surreal on New Year's Day but that's Topsy Turvy SAL.
And there is a huge list at Free Cross Stitch Pattern Central, the list is huge and I have not checked any copyrights so please make sure before you use any.
I have no idea what I'll be stitching, I'm quite liking Durene Jones designs at the moment so I'm going to check her Facebook page.
This is a card I made last Easter.
The album will be open on 20th January, happy stitching.