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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2016; IHSW Pt1; Stitch Maynia

Hello!  I'm back.... This post is a real Heinz variety post... it is a mix of Stitch Maynia, IHSW and Gifted Gorgeousness...

Stitch Maynia Update:
First up I will show you the last of my Stitch Maynia starts (Starts 10 - 15)

Day 10 - "Joyful World SAL - March" (Snowflower Diaries)

Day 11 - "Joyful World SAL - April" (Snowflower Diaries)

Day 12 - Christmas Card Freebie (Cross Stitch Crazy magazine)

Day 13 - Christmas Card Freebie (Cross Stitch Crazy magazine)

Day 14 - "Snow Story - Cold Hands" (Lizzie Kate)
Stitched on 32ct Belfast
"Into the Blue" from Stitches and Spice
Threads: Weeks Dye Works
Day 15 - Floral Bookmark - Cross Stitch Crazy Freebie
Designer: Kate Knight
So that's it... Stitch Maynia (my version....) is over for 2016 and I think I did pretty well in the end.  I managed to get some starts happening on some of the WIPs / SAL's that I am working on as well as starting a couple of small things that I will try and finish off in between WIP stitching over the next couple of months - which means I should be well on my way to starting and finishing 31 pieces before the end of the year :o)

Gifted Gorgeousness Stitching:
Now.... onto my GG update!  I have to say that this month I have very little offerings to show you :o(

I didn't stitch on any of my pieces that form the traditional part of my GG stitching... but I have a plan.... and I can tell you that the Kate Knight bookmark above is actually for my Mum as part of her birthday present.  So as I said... slim offerings this month but I at least I did have something to show you!

IHSW Part 1 Update:
Yes... that's right - Part 1!  Joysze organised for last weekend to be the first part of IHSW for May... the coming weekend is Part 2 (and is the weekend that is normally when it would be IHSW!).

My stitching on Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can see above!  I also did stitch on my Trick or Treat spider but forgot to take a photo of him after my Sunday stitching.  (He is nearly finished so I will just wait now til he is done)

So overall part 1 of May's IHSW went quite well!  I finally managed to start the Lizzie Kate "Snow Story" that I have been itching to start for months... even with all that white!!

So that's it for this update... told you it was a Heinz post :o)

Til next time, happy stitching
Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  The GG 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.


  1. Oh, really like the snowflower diaries and LK ones!!
    wonderful projects, have fun!

  2. Hmmm I thought only patch workers worked on several projects at once.....
    Love the penguins and snowman...

  3. Pretty stitching, love the bookmark.

  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The bookmark is such a nice present.
    Well done on completing Maynia too.

  5. Love all your choices for Maynia. Don't you just love all the Freebies that are out there?

  6. Great starts! The Christmas ornaments are cute :)

  7. Adorable WIPs, the penguins are so cute:)

  8. Those freebies on the magazines are SO handy. Great starts!

  9. You have been busy! Those new starts look good - I think you chose well as some of them look close to a finish already!

  10. Great starts for stitch Maynia!
    I agree with Justine, you have been wise and chosen small designs and should be able to finish them all really soon :)

  11. Wonderful stitching projects, love the Eiffel Tower needle minder.


  12. Nice progress on everything this month!

  13. Very good choices to stitch..everything is pretty,especially I liked the Rosy Bookmark!

  14. Great update, Leonie. And again I see some more of those lovely free kits that come with British magazines. I just love them.

  15. The bookmark will be a lovely gift, cant beat a handmade special pressie.
    Love the penguin in his little igloo.... he's sweet.

  16. Those penguins are so darn cute!!! <3 <3

  17. More great stitching, Noni. Well done on achieving your 15 starts.


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