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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 - Update #8

Goodness me where is the time going..... here we are again - it's the middle of the month and it's time for my Gifted Gorgeousness post for the month.

This month I have one of my original GG designs that I have slowly been stitching on and I also have 2 gifts to show you.  First up is:

Lizzie Kate - Joyeux Noel 
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
The last time that you saw 'Joyeux Noel" was in the June update when it looked like this:

After a couple of hours of stitching the other night it now looks like this:

Almost finished.....

Gift Number 1
The first stitching gift that I have to show you is a Margaret Sherry design that I stitched for the "Send a Smile" Exchange on the MS Lovers Blog.

Mouse... designed by Margaret Sherry
This gorgeous little mouse was a freebie gift from Cross Stitch Crazy.  I painted and stamped the frame and then coloured in the stamped image.  The little cutie then went off to the Netherlands.  Angel's post is up on the MS Lovers Blog if you would like to see what else I sent to her.

Gift Number 2
A couple of months ago the lovely Anne, from Doll's Musings, became a Mum!  Her delightful bundle of joy arrived safe and sound and I finally got my act into gear and sent her the little Koala that I started as part of the Crazy January stitching I was doing.

This little Koala was designed by Carrol Nielsen and came from a larger design of delightful Koala's and gum leaves.  I just love Carrol's designs... they are so cute!

Koala - designed by Carrol Nielsen
So that's it for another GG post.... goodness it feels good to be able show a couple of finishes!!

Don't forget to visit Jo's blog for the link ups to everyone's GG post for the month!

Til next time, happy stitching
Hugs xx 

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.


butterfly said...

lovely stitching and really love the way you paited the frame.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Your frame is gorgeous Noni,It looks perfect with your lovely stitching.

Vickie said...

Such sweet stitching. I adore Nathanael's gift.

jocondine said...

As a great kite fan, mouse has my preference, lovely design so cute! xxx

gominam said...

Adorable designs you've picked to stitch. And you did a great job on the frame too. Beautiful:)

rosey175 said...

Oooh those are great L*Ks, so pretty! Love how you did the frame for the mouse, very clever. :D

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Noni.


Preeti said...

Cute stitching projects, Noni!!:) The gifts, sent and received, are both so beautiful!! :) I saw Angel's post, your package was very beautiful !!

Angel said...

Thank you again for your pretty parcel, you made me smile for sure:-)
Happy stitching!

Julie said...

Two superb gifts you made and sent out.

Anthea said...

Hi Leonie♥ Gorgeous stitching going on here, are you sure you are in enough SALs??!
I'd love to join in with Gifted Gorgeousness, perhaps next year if it's still going

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

Anthea, you would be welcome to jump in now if you like. Always room for one more!

Annette said...

Busy girl!!
Great progress on the NOEL.
And the gifts you made are so beautifull.
The girls will be so happy with your gifts,
Good luck on teh other pieces... soon a finish

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Lovely stitching too. You are such a good friend to send something to Anne's baby. I am not! I keep meaning to do something. Bad friend!

Justine said...

Gorgeous stitching Noni. I love what you did with the frames. You're so artistic!

Bea said...

What beautiful gifts! And really cute to boot. It's been a productive time for you.

Brigitte said...

... and these finishes are all so sweet. I do love the Margaret Sherry mouse in that unique frame that you created. And the little koala for Anne is just as sweet. Great Gifted Gorgeousness post.