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
Gifted Gorgeousness in January
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. Thank you Jo for hosting another year of GG, it's great fun posting and reading.
Oh yes I know you've seen these but they haven't been in a GG posts so here's my puddings, reindeer and angel ... all for Christmas
Just into the new year two special lady's had birthdays. My future in-law (our daughter's fiance's mum) had a milestone birthday and a very good friend from Needlecraft Haven also had a birthday on the same day. The Januaryndesign is by Faby Reilly, I have bought the full calendar as they are just lovely.
This was a gift to me, our lovely daughter gave me a John Lewis sewing box for Christmas. The design is so me and it's perfect for my little sewing box, thread box and current project ... I absolutely love it.
I received two lovely ornaments for Christmas, a snowman from Deb and a Santa from Julie. Both ladies are members of Needlecraft Haven.
Gill, the January birthday lady very kindly gifted me some very special threads. Last year Gill's close friend Angi past away, both Gill and Angi are members of Needlecraft Haven and we've met up many times. Angi had many threads in her stash and Gill sent some to all the other NH members. Thank you Gill I will remember Angi with every stitch.
I received this embroidery kit from Christine, another NH member. I have been doing a bit of embroidery but time seems to be taken with my cross stitch. Hopefully there will be time later this year as it looks like it will be fun to do.
Yesterday I received a lovely parcel from my friend in Canada. Considering our postal service has very sporadic lately I was surprised it only took a week to arrive.
My final GG is not a gift of thread, fabric or chart but of my time. A lady at church has been saying for years she must finish the angel for her daughter but was concerned about the beads. Every year I said I would show her but another year passed by. This year she brought the angel to the tree festival and I have completed the beading and a few stitches for her. I gave it to her yesterday and she was delighted. Her daughter came over especially and to my surprise we worked out it had been a UFO for nearly 20 years.
My first photos show the top and bottom halves, it was on a square wooden frame that rolled up and down. At Maureen's we cut it off the frame and I managed to get a photo of her 8n full.
Maureen is getting it framed so hopefully I'll have a photo to share then.
Thanks Jo for hosting another GG, always fun to see how our craft is being shared.
Written by Clare-Aimetu