Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness for October

It's time for the October Gifted Gorgeousness update.  This stitch-along, hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, features projects that in some way have been gifted -or- are being stitched to be given as gifts.

I stitched a couple of Halloween ornaments this month.  "Black Cat Alphabet" by Judy Whitman is shown above.  Well... it is a black cat stitched in variegated orange.  The chart was featured in the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue of 2012 (magazine gifted to me).

I also stitched this cute bat by Durene Jones.  This is one of Durene's many freebie (gifted) charts that she has posted on her facebook page here:

I attempted to stitch on "Berry Patch Rooster" a bit every day ... but I missed a few days here and there.  I did make progress, however:


Here is where I left off last month:

I also stitched most of this month's section of  "Linen and Threads 2019 Mystery Sampler" (free "gifted" stitch along).  I only need to add the other squirrel.  

I spent a lot of time restitching the lower border.  When I first stitched it, I got carried away and stitched too far down.  I fixed it once & wouldn't you know that I stitched it 2 threads too far down on the second go 'round.  The third time was the charm, and now I have a proper border.  For the November and December updates, there will be 2 additional borders added around the project - so I wanted to be prepared.

Whew!  That's all I have for this update.
Happy Stitching!


  1. Your 'black' cat is super cute, and I like your other projects too. The rooster is coming along beautifully.

  2. Lovely stitching! I absolutely adore that bat, I'm off to find the pattern now

  3. What cute Halloween patterns! I love the color of your floss on your "black cat"! The bat is super cute too! I was meaning to stitch the Linen and Threads SAL but never got around to it. Your stitching is lovely and I really like the fabric you are stitching it on!!

  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I stitched that little JBW Cat 13 times! Once as a gift and 12 times as seasonal designs so I know it well.
    The Linen & Threads is looking great too.

  5. I loved the bat!AriadnefromGreece!


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