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Friday, January 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 - Update #1

So here we are... my first "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015" (GG SAL) post!  And yes, I actually have something to show - no finishes, but lots of starts!!

If you're not sure what this particular SAL is all about.... Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts this SAL - the link to my post late last year about the SAL is here.... but essentially this SAL is about stitching charts/kits or using fabrics & threads that we have received as gifts, won in giveaways or anything that is intended be a gift or giveaway prize... or anything else that you can loosely use the word "gift" for!!  If you wish to sign up for this SAL, click on the button below or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.

Onto the update:  As you know I have been doing a couple of Crazy January challenges and as part of those challenges I included some of the charts that I wanted to stitch for this SAL.

The first of these is:

Moutons de Saisons Printemps et été - Collection Tralala
Gift from Kaye from Kitten Stitching.  The original post of when Kaye gave me these charts is here.

There are actually 4 charts to stitch (2 per pack) and I have now started "printemps" and "été". Below are pics of where I got up to on Day 8 and Day 9 of the Crazy January challenges.

"Moutons de Saisons - printemps" - Collection Tralala

"Moutons de saisons - été" - Tralala Collection

The second group of charts that I am stitching as part of this SAL are:

Lizzie Kate - Tiny Tidings 
Giveaway win from Kay's Random World - link to Kay's original giveaway post here and link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Tiny Tidings XV - Lizzie Kate
Again there are numerous charts in this chart booklet and I plan to stitch them all at some stage, however for the January challenge I have chosen two (2) to start - "Joyeux Noel" and "Feeling Festive".  Pics below are of where I got to on Day 10 and Day 11.

"Joyeux Noel" -  Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XV

"Feeling Festive" -  Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XV

And finally we come to the last of the charts that I currently have listed for this SAL...

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
Giveaway win from Carolyn (Taking One Stitch at a Time) -  unfortunately the link to Carolyn's original giveaway no longer works, but the link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
I started on both of these Limited Edition Lizzie Kate Halloween charts during January.  They are both so cute and easy to stitch so fingers crossed I will have at least one of these charts finished very soon!  "Eek" was started on Day 2 of the challenge and the "Autumn Fab Fob" on Day 4.

"Eek!" - Lizzie Kate
"Autumn Fab Fob" - Lizzie Kate
So that's it for my first "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL (GG SAL)" update!  I will be back on 15th February 2015 with another update and hopefully some progress on some of these new WIP's in my stitching basket!  I have also set up a GG SAL page on my blog which I will try and keep updated with links to the update posts if you ever want to refer back at some point in time....

I will be back later today to show you what I started for Day 15 of the Crazy January challenge.....

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx


Linda said...

All lovely gifts Noni.


Catherine said...

Great projects!!

Vickie said...

Wow! You have received such wonderful things.

sew.darn.quilt said...

These are fantastic gifts and your starts are terrific!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Great gifts and some lovely starts for 2015

Angela said...

Great new projects to stitch!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

A lot of wonderful gifts to stitch. This is all going to be great fun to follow.

Annette said...

Beautifull post!!
Your on a roll.. keep it up!!
Looking great..
beautifull pieces all

Gillie said...

Great gifts and starts!

Christine said...

They are all looking lovely

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
Like me, you have some very generous friends. Love the four seasons designs.

Stitching in the country said...

Nice pieces and shouldn't take long to do

Marcy said...

Great projects .... love the autumn ones, so colorful