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 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.