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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness August

Hey folks,

In an attempt to get back on track with the blogging and not post 3 posts in 48 hours again, I'm preparing my GG post now! Thank you to everyone who commented on those posts and I'm sorry I haven't responded to everyone.

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo and I'm sure you all know all about it by now!


August has been good to me so far with 6 finishes and big progress on 2 others, but here are my GG finishes, Apologies now, they all fit at least 2 other SAL's so expect to see them again and again!

Tea and cakes 14ct - Finished
Fabric and border floss were gifts and the chart was a free design from Lakeside Needlecraft by Durene Jones. The backstitch was a killer!


Anchor Sampler - Finished
A gift from my In laws and finished on 28th July after 3 years.


Mill Hill Squirrelly - Finished
A gift from Steph and finished this week. It just needs cutting out and a magnet adding.


So on to progress - I was really struggling with motivation for the Maia Giraffe Silhouette that my Mum brought me at least 5 years ago. I love the design, it's not hard but 550 black stitches took it's toll and I decided that I'd do 50 stitches a day so I would have a finish by the end of the year, anyhow, I picked it up yesterday to put in my 50 stitches on the black and thought might as well finish the row it's only another 32 stitches, that leaves me with 1 more row of black and odd ones on the row above that. By the end of the row, I was actually enjoying it and just carried on! I actually got 500 stitches done yesterday! So my plan is to do a week on it and then rotate it. My aim is to have all the full crosses done as about 2/3 of the piece are half stitches so that is about 1600-1800 full stitches to do this week - basically all the black and 3 shades of brown in the bottom third.


Will the 900 ish stitches on the tree be a stitch to far?
Will the quarter stitches be a fraction too much?
Will the 3 shades at the bottom brown our intrepid stitcher off?

Tune in to the next exciting episode to find out!  


Happy stitching friends, see you for Theme-Tas-Stitch next week.


12 comments:

  1. So rewarding to add more to the finished pile! Love the giraffes, great colors!

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  2. Congratulations on your finishes and your wip is very pretty.

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  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You are just plain contrary! "I'll do 50 stitches and then stop." 500 stitches later...
    It is a gorgeous piece though so I'm glad you have renewed enthusiasm for it.

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  4. What fun stitches!! The squirrel is just too cute! I love your other stitching too, but the giraffe silhouette it just gorgeous!! I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next exciting update!

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  5. Congrats on 3 finishes. How do you do it, say 50 and do 500 stitches? Love the Giraffe Silhouette , never seen this before on your blog.

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  6. Such a sweet GG post with lots of finishes. And wonderful to see your progress on the giraffe silhouette. That's a really great design.

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  7. Great stitching Kerry. I enjoyed all of your finishes. Your sampler is gorgeous! RJ @stitchingfriendsforever

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  8. All great finishes and your progress on the Giraffe Silhouette is coming along beautifully!
    And hopefully no, to all your questions.

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  9. Looking forward to the next instalment of your giraffe saga... its lovely.

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  10. Congratulations on all the finishes! That's fantastic stitching. Lovely start on the giraffes too :D

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