I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness April 2018

GG SAL hosted by Jo (Serendipitous Stitching)
Guess what!  I have 2 GG finishes to show you this month! What a surprise......
First up is a GG piece that I have been stitching on for a very long time.... my original post about this gift was way back in 2013, however I didn't start stitching on this particular project until January 2015.

Finish #14/2018
Gift from Kaye (Kitten Stitching)
"Moutons de Saisons - Ete" - Collection Tra La La
Started: 9 January 2015
Finished: 2 April 2018
Fabric: 28ct Cashel "Fairy Forest" Stitches & Spice
Threads: DMC as charted

As you can see from the picture above I didn't have a lot to finish the last time I put it down... so over Easter I made a concerted effort to get that border finished!  I still have the Winter and Autumn ones to do so my Moutons de Saisons will re-appear on the GG posting schedule again one day!

The next finish I have to show you is a more recent start...

Finish #13/2018
Gift from Tiff (Tiffstitches A Blog)
"Dream Big" - Country Cottage Needleworks
Started: 1 May 2017
Finished: 1 April 2018
Fabric: 28ct Brittney "Dawn of Spring" Jodyri Designs
Threads: mix of DMC, Weeks Dye Works & Jodyri Designs

This is another one that I focused on over the Easter break and got finished!  I love the carrot... I stitched that in a Jodyri Designs limited edition thread - it is the same thread that I used for the flowers in the border but looks a little bit different in a large block than in the little flowers.

Are you ready for another mid-month update on Boo Club?

Finish #7, 8 and 11/2018
Giveaway prize from Nifty Needle Nannies 2016
"Boo Club" - Lizzie Kate
Started: 1 January 2018
Fabric: 28ct Lugana "Wicked Garden" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC black & white, all other WDW as per chart

I have now started the Spiders block and the border continues to slowly grow!

That's all for this post.... I will be back again one day soon for more stitchy updates!

Til next time, have a great stitchy week... take care and happy stitching xx

Because I love this picture so much I am going to keep it at the bottom of every GG post.... Miss Mouse is the most loving puppy you could ever have... her love is a gift to us so I think it is quite fitting that she is in my 2018 GG posts!

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 link here, or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.


Christine said...

Great finishes, I love the seasonal sheep one

Mini said...

Lovely finishes Noni. I love the picture of Miss Mouse. Aren't fur babies adorable?

Katie said...

Congrats on the finishes. Great progress on Boo Club.

Tiffstitch said...

Great finishes! I'm so glad you stitched that one, it looks amazing with those threads. Well done.

Julie said...

Love the little sheep, but the rabbit gets the big thumbs up. Two super finishes.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month, with your cute sheepie and bunnie! And the ginormous carrot!

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

ps Don't forget to link up!

FlashinScissors said...

Love both those finishes, they’re sooo cute!
Boo Club is another great choice, and it’s nice to see your progress.
Love the mummie and your frame cover!
Hope you are having a very stitchy weekend!
Hugs, Barbara xx

Justine said...

What beautiful finishes, they truly are gorgeous. The Jodyri thread is perfect for the flowers and carrot, great choice.
Love the sweet LK WIP too, what will we do without LK?
Lovely photo of Miss Mouse, she looks like such a sweetie.

Kaisievic said...

Wonderful stitching, Noni. So glad that you are enjoying the Tra La La designs - you have stitched this one so beautifully.