It's time again to report on progress in the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching
That must mean we are already half way through April as updates are due on 15th of each month - where has the month/year gone?
I had hoped to post a finish in this update as I have been stitching a design for a wedding sampler. Unfortunately I realised I wasn't going to have enough of the #5 perle (which I won in an Instagram giveaway from Riotous Colours). Lisa managed to find a partially used skein in her personal stash which has been mailed to me but hasn't arrived yet. So progress has been stalled.
This is a chart bought from Etsy and says All You Need is Love in a heart shape. When I receive the additional thread I will measure it and then use a length and count the number of stitches I get from a single length. I should then be able to estimate if I will have enough. Fingers crossed.
I was also lucky to win a Mirabilia chart in another Instagram giveaway from an American company called Embroidery Central I could choose any Mirabilia chart and decided on one of the latest which is called Moon Flower
As anyone who reads my blog or follows me on Instagram will know I am a huge fan of Nora Corbett (Mirabilia) and the colours in this design really appeal to me. As I am also taking part in the Stitch from Stash SAL another attraction is that I already have in my stash the one colour of Waterlillies needed. I have checked the bead requirements but as I won't be starting this for a while and I always do the beading last I have plenty of time to sort those out. I will be strict with myself and finish At the Met before starting this though I may be tempted to sort out the DMC and then do a "floss toss" on some of the hand dyed fabrics I have in my stash to decide on the one I like best.
If you look back at my last Gifted Gorgeousness post here you will see The Caring Fairy which was framed as a gift. I think there are a lot of similarities in the pose of the figure so they would make a lovely set displayed together.
I also want to share with you this wonderful set of sewing smalls which were made for me by a dear friend
There are 3 scissor keepers for different sizes of scissors, a pincushion, a scissor fob and a drawstring bag. How lucky am I? I am really enjoying using them as well.
As always I am looking forward to reading the other posts in this wonderful SAL
Thanks for popping by.