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Monday, 15 February 2016

Gifted gorgeousness - February edition

Hi friends,

It's the 15th so that can only mean one thing...it's time for Gifted Gorgeousness hosted by the lovely Jo atSerendipitous Stitching  . The basic idea is to stitch something using something that was gifted to you - such as the chart, threads, fabric or embellishments or stitch something that will be a gift.

Nothing new to share I'm afraid, I did finish making up the dolphins (Mouseloft kit) for my friend Lauren and sent it to her with some stationary. 

I gave my friend Caroline this...Scandi Heart design from an old Cross Stitcher stitched on 28ct ivory evenweave using Dinky Dyes thread Aussie Dreams. I framed it in the hoop with a felt back and ribbon tie. 

And she gave me this beautiful kit and chainette yarn. 

I stitched this for another friend who's been under the weather lately. It's from a Cross Stitch Crazy chart book by Joan Elliott. I made a couple of adaptations so I could use the buttons on it. It's stitched over 1 on a bit of leftover 20ct Belana from a picture I stitched my Mum years ago, using a mixture of DMC threads (gifted by hubby) and Dragon Floss (gifted by Steph) in New Arrival and Grass Green, and finished off as a flat hanging with a beaded edge. 

So that's about it, I'm off to stitch the bottom half of the biscornu I've been doing for the winter swap. Nothing complex just a snowflake design I charted myself. (If I can find it after clearing out craft corner at the weekend). 

Don't forget my giveaway on the previous post and happy crafting. 


  1. Lovely :-) I do like your 'Good friends' project :-)

  2. Lovely stitching and the kit your friend gave you is lovely

  3. Lots of Gifted Gorgeousness, Kerry, I especially like your Good Friends finish.

  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love your little JE pillow finish, and how funny, I've just seen the exact same phrase on another blog - Anthea who is new to GG this year.

  5. Beautiful finishes! I'm sure everyone loved their presents :D

  6. Lovely stitching, I especially like your little ornament at the bottom of your post :)

  7. I enjoyed reading your blog. That little heart design is way too cute!

  8. Your JE stitching is lovely.... great to see the buttons :o)
    Great post!
    Hugs xx

  9. WOW! Love the stitching and the colors.....

  10. Hi Kerry, Hopping on from Jo's GG post. I like the dolphin ornament and the hoop finish. Oh i love the JE finish,such lovely colors.

  11. Hi Kerry!

    Loved your finishes. Particularly loved the bead trim you used on the ornaments. Just goes to show how that same thing can be used in dramatically different designs :) Those little buttons are adorable too :)


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