Sunday, January 15, 2017

my January Gifted Gorgeousness update

Time for my first Gifted Gorgeousness update of the year.  Gifted Gorgeousness projects are projects that were made to be given as a gift -or- in some way or part received as a gift. 

Shown above is my first finish of the year.  I stitched this cute little bear from a chart by Durene Jones, which I found in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.  The magazine was a gift to me from my sweetie -and- I turned the stitched bear into a "get well card" for my Great Aunt.  

I took a little bit of time off over the holidays and was happy to have more stitching time!  So ... lots of updates this month: 

I had neglected my "Butterfly Forest" all year, so I put some stitches into itThis was a kit I received a few birthdays back.

I worked on both of my "Pooh" kits (gifted to me by a non-stitchy friend).  Say hello to Piglet (finally)I also completed all of the back stitching in the central image of my "Too Much Honey" sampler.
I gave Pooh some feet and finished his back stitching, as well as filling in the rest of the fence  color on "a Chirpy Sort of Place".

I pulled out my "Rose Lap Quilt"  (gifted to me by another non-stitchy friend), and finished stitching the central motif - where the 4 panels are stitched together.  This section was stitched with lazy daisy, french knot, and stem stitches.

I put some stitches into my beautiful "Hummingbird and Fuchsias" project.  This was a gifted kit from my Mom.  It is a printed cross stitch/embroidery project. 
I also decided to reboot my "Spanish Sampler" (floss and fabric were purchased with a gift card from my Mom)started over with a piece of "even" evenweave.  "Ta-Da!" Now it is square, as it should be.  

And finally, I added several rows to my "Monterey Sunset" latch hook rug. (Purchased with a gift card.)  This is a great cold weather project - it keeps my lap warm while I am hooking it.  This rug project measures 50" across and 30" high.  It has 98 rows - each of which takes me about an hour to complete.

I think that covers everything!  Whew!  It was so much fun to have time to work on my projects this month.  I hope to continue my progress throughout the year and have several more finishes.

Happy Stitching! 


  1. The perfect design for a get well card, i'm sure it lifted the spirits of the receiver.

  2. Some beautiful gifts here! I love Butterfly Forest. Your card is a great use of the Magazine chart and perfect for get well soon wishes.

  3. Congrats on the cute finish Cheryl. Nice progress on the rest of your projects.


  4. Your bear get well card is so cute and I'm sure your aunt loved it. I love the variety in your WIPs and look forward to watching you progress.

  5. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. With all those different gifted projects you have no excuse for not posting this year!
    Those butterflies are particularly beautiful!

  6. Great progress on everything! I especially love Butterfly Forest :)

  7. Lots of wonderful projects there

  8. Beautiful work on everything and glad you're happy with your properly square fabric. :)

  9. You are working on some lovely gifts. Love the butterflies .

  10. Wow! You have been productive over your holiday time - lots of great projects, my dear.


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