Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sept Gifted Gorgeousness Update

Cow Sampler
It's time for another "Gifted Gorgeousness" update.  These are projects that were made to be given as a gift -or- in some way or part received as a gift. 

Hooray, I have a finish!  I finished stitching my Cow Sampler soon after my last post. I added some red glass beads to the centers of the red flowers after I completed the stitching.

I also finished "one" of the pair of butterfly pillowcases.  These were gifted to me by a non-stitching friend.  They are printed pillowcases for embroidery.  No instructions ... I used cross stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, and French knots.  The pink and green flosses are variegated.  After I finish the second pillowcase, I will wash them and most likely add a crocheted edging of some type.

I stitched on my tiny "Rambling Rose Sampler", gifted to me in a prize drawing by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  The entire sampler measures just 1-1/2" wide X 2" tall.  I still have rows of flowers at the top and at the bottom, along with the ecru background stitching over the entire piece left to stitch.  

This one does progress slowly - as I use magnifying glasses, as well as a hand held magnifier.  I don't want to make any errors, as frogging would be a nightmare on such tiny, delicate gauze.
Rambling Rose Miniature Sampler
I was so excited to pull out my "Spanish Sampler" and add some stitches.  I finished the top right corner, which features Algerian eyelet stitches, satin stitches, and a bit of back stitching.

I worked on the top border as well using cross stitch and four-sided back stitch.  This project is fun to work on - lots of different stitches to come!
This is what it will become:
I think I have covered all of my gifted projects for the month.   I can't wait to see what everyone else has been stitching!



  1. Lovely stitching! The Spanish sampler is gorgeous

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month, you get double points for stitching a gift from me LOL. And triple for the tininess of it, so delicate.
    Love the Spanish Sampler too, I really like that the corners are all different but go well together.

  3. Gosh that miniature sampler looks tiny. You've done such a lovely job of completing it.

  4. Congratulations on both your finishes! They both look amazing =) I absolutely love the Spanish Sampler and I am looking forward to see a lot more of it in the future =) The miniature sampler sounds like a challenge, but the result is so worth it =)

  5. Congrats on the Cow Sampler finish.
    Loving the Spanish Sampler. Very pretty


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