Thursday, 15 January 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 January update

This is a new SAL hosted by Serendipitous Stitching which gives us the opportunity to blog about anything we've stitched which is or has elements of being a gift.  And as, in my experience stitchers are incredibly generous folk I anticipate that I will have no shortage of things to share.

As I'm participating in a few different SALs I think there may be duplication for which I apologise.

The main project I would like to show you is Christmas Village by Prairie Schooler which is almost finished.

By the time I do my Wipocalypse update at the beginning of February it will be finished so there will be a different photo.

This piece was gifted to me by a friend who had a "clear out" and passed me what she described as a "few cross stitch bits and pieces".  Actually there was a cornucopia of charts, threads, fabric, buttons and a small number of UFOs, this being one which I fell in love with and immediately set about completing.  It is stitched on antique white evenweave using DMC in a lovely set of colours - this was a large part of the appeal of the design for me.

My intention is to have it framed in time for display in December.

I also stitched a little birthday card as a gift for a friend who loves tea

It was a free kit from a long since discontinued magazine called Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch.

And finally I am going to include one of my new starts in 2015 - Mirabilia's At The Met because 2 of the 4 Caron Waterlillies needed for this fabulous design were part of the gifted stash from the friend who had the "clear out"

I am stitching this as part of a SAL for Mirabilia stitchers and am really enjoying it.  I have stitched quite a few Mirabilias in the past but it's been a while since I tackled a larger design.   I was really sorry to put her down and move on to the next project in my rotation but she will be waiting for me next month.


  1. Great stitching, I love the PS Christmas village

  2. Your Christmas village is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing the Mirabilia grow

  3. Great projects ... I love your village and the card is adorable. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  4. You have two great pieces as part of this SAL. Christmas Village is just gorgeous, I stitched it some years ago and was thoroughly enjoying it. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the Mirabilia piece. And a lovely card that you finished.

  5. Lovely starts and I look forward to seeing the completed village ")

  6. Your Christmas Village looks great and I just love your card :)

  7. That card is quite cute with its little button! And your Christmas Village is amazing. How nice to have it just about finished! :D

  8. Beautiful Christmas village design.

  9. Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
    I have a friend who did the same thing for me. In return I am finishing one of the larger projects for her.
    I love all those different houses in the design. At the Met is a beautiful piece too. I haven't done a large Mira for a while although two of the smaller Nora designs are on my list this year.

  10. What a generous friend....I love stitched houses, probably because I have lived in so many, lol!

  11. the Santa village is just magnificent.. ;) and i love the tea pot button.. looks cute.. ;)
    see you in February check in..

  12. What a beautiful wips
    I love esspecialy the village and the mirabilia
    Look forward to read some more of you
    Ps found your blog via SFS
    Started at the bottom list to see everyone elses blog and found allready some interesting people and blogs :)
    My blog link is below if your interested to take a peek at my works :)
    I disnt write so much yet because i just started a blog and look for nice ideas to do and write on my blog