Monday, August 15, 2016

Olympics SAL and August Gifted Gorgeousness Update

Time for another Gifted Gorgeousness Update, and since I have been stitching on several of my GG projects during the Olympics SAL (stitch along) ... I will just combine both into one big post.

During the Opening Ceremonies, I started a new project.  "The Rambling Rose Sampler" (shown above) which was gifted to me by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching as a prize for a drawing.  This sampler is a miniature and is stitched on 40 ct gauze, which is the smallest and most delicate fabric I have worked on.  So far, so good.  I wanted to keep going with it, but I have limited stitching time and I had to move on to Day 2 of the Olympics, in which I worked on my "Colourful Alphabet Sampler".

Day 3 of the Olympics I worked start to finish on the adorable "Oh-so-cute hot air balloon" shown in my previous post, which I gifted to my sister.

Day 4 of the Olympics I stitched on my Butterfly Pillowcases, which were gifted to me by a non-stitchy friend.  These are a printed set of cross-stitch/embroidery pillowcases.

Day 5 of the Olympics I stitched on my "Too Much Honey Sampler", which was gifted to me by a non-stitchy friend.  I finished the area around Pooh and Piglet.

Day 6 of the Olympics I stitched on my "Simple Blessings" Sampler by Sandy Orton.  This chart is in the book "The Best of Kooler Design Studio", which I received as a gift (and love it - so many great patterns!)

Day 7 of the Olympics I stitched on "Chirpy Place", gifted to me by the same friend who gave me the other Pooh kit.

Day 8 of the Olympics I started adding another turkey to my "Give Thanks Sampler", which is a freebie project.
Day 9 of the Olympics I stitched on "Napping Kitten".  I did some fill-in work here and there.

Day 10 of the Olympics I was really sick with food poisoning (or something).  I became ill Saturday night and spent all day Sunday trying to sleep and recover.  Not a stitch was made.  So I will have to play catch up this week.

Overall I am happy with the progress I made and I can't wait to return to some of these projects!

I hope all of you have made some good progress this month, too.
Happy Stitching!


  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month, and stitching a gift from me too! It's looking lovely, I like your method of inserting it in a hoop. That must really help with the tension.
    Love the colourful alphabet too.
    Sorry to hear about the food poisoning, hope it doesn't last too long.

  2. Ugh, I hope you're on your way back to normal now. I've had food poisoning a few times. Your stitching looks awesome and very well done you to work on so many!

  3. So many pretty projects - I have enjoyed this visit.

  4. Loads of lovely projects there, the alphabet is gorgeous

  5. Great start on Olympic Games, I'm always glad to see progress on Colourful alphabet which is a favorite for me in your stitchings. xxx

  6. Wow you are my kind of Olympian. They all look fabulous. Sorry to hear about the food poisoning though. But I hope you have fun catching up.
    xo ALicia

  7. Lots of lovely progress! Get better soon :)

  8. You are doing great with the Olympic Stitching challenge. Good progress on all projects. hope you are feeling better.


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