Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL - April update

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.


  1. Moon FLower is beautiful. Great choice! Your heart is also very lovely. I hope you have enough floss to finish it.

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I like your heart in words, that kind of design does appeal to me, I am a big fan of calligraphy.
    I am also a big Nora Corbett fan and love Moon Flower. Nora has a couple of similar posed designs, I'm thinking of Lilly of the Woods?

  3. Congratulations on your win - lovely stitching :-)

  4. Beautiful progress on your heart stitch. I love that Mirabilia, beautiful colors! And that sweet set...perfectly done by your sweet friend :)

  5. You chose a great Mirabilia design. The sewing set you received from your friend is looking gorgeous, such wonderful smalls.

  6. Moon flower is a lovely chart. I look forward to seeing you stitching iy

  7. Moon Flower is so pretty, Hazel. Great choice and a great GG post.

  8. Lucky you to win a Mira of your choice! Moon Flower is a lovely design. And your little smalls set is a wonderful gift.

  9. Congrats on the win, Moon Flower looks awesome :D That heart does as well, so I really hope you'll be able to solve your floss problems :)