Monday, 15 June 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness June

 Middle of the month means it is time again to report for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

Having already completed and presented a wedding sampler this year I was not expecting to add another to my projects.   But I was delighted when the invitation arrived.   This will be the 2nd marriage for both which means of course that when they move into their new home together they will already have what they need and 2 of a lot of things.   As a result they have asked for donations to be made to their favourite charities.  I will be happy to do this but wanted to stitch a sampler for them as well which I think will be appreciated.

I don't have a lot of time so I have gone for something fairly simple by one of my favourite designers, Ursula Michael.  I wrote a post for the DESIGN project about her work here

I think that the simplicity of the design will appeal to the happy couple.  I am stitching it in a hand dyed silk by Jodyri Designs on a piece of hand dyed fabric from Sparklies.

These are my first stitches to ensure that I am happy with the fabric and thread combination.  The photo doesn't show the colours properly but I am happy with the look and as always love the feel of the silk thread.    This will be my main gift project for the next few weeks as I have a deadline to meet.

Thanks for popping by


  1. A lovely thoughtful gift. Looks quite complicated

  2. Lovely start! Can't wait to see your progress on this piece.

  3. What a lovely sampler you chose, I'm sure they will love it :)

  4. A nice start of this wedding sampler.

  5. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I've never seen this smaller before and I love it! So versatile too, you could chose any colours you wanted. Looking forward to following your progress on this one.

  6. I'm sure they will love it! This is such a pretty sampler.