Sunday, 15 February 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness February

Hi everyone!

Today is the 15th and that means it's time for my Gifted Gorgeousness update.  If you don't know what the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL is, please head over to Serendipitous Stitching to read all about it.

First up today is a gift I received from the lovely Sarah in Stitches when I was the giveaway winner on her blog recently.  I have shamelessly pinched the photo from her blog of all the goodies she sent me as I have already used all the vintage cotton reels to put my ribbons on!

Frederick the Literate Dimensions kit, vintage cotton reels, fabric and threads and best of all...


This gorgeous pear made by Sarah herself!

Thank you Sarah, I already have plans for the fabric and threads and have no doubt that Frederick will be putting in an appearance later this year on another Gifted Gorgeousness post!

Next up is a finish (woohoo!) of one of my new starts for Debbie's Crazy January Challenge.  This beautiful chart was gifted to me by Mii Stitch as part of the Tutti Frutti exchange last year.  I really really enjoyed stitching this and it's even more beautiful in real life than in the cover photo.

Garden Pleasures by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 28 count Cashel Linen Platinum
using recommended Crescent Colors, GAST and DMC threads
Started 10th January 2015, finished 14th February 2015

Here are a couple of close ups just because I love the detail and colours in this one...
A little gardener...

Those bees are so cute!

Thank you Mii, I really loved stitching this.

Head over to Jo's blog now to see all of the other Gifted Gorgeousness being shared on the interweb today!

Until next time

Justine

32 comments:

Kate said...

Gifted gorgeousness is the perfect description of all these lovelies. I really like Garden Pleasures. :)

Rachel Tomkins said...

Congratulations on another finish. You've done really well with your exchanges and gifts and I'm so pleased they are seeing daylight! As for the bees - isn't it amazing what can be created using just 15 stitches! :)

Christine said...

Beautiful gifts and lovely stitching

Shirlee said...

Lovely gifts! Great stitching as well!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! So glad you liked the goodies. :D Beautiful finish! Can't wait to see what you'll stitch next month.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Justine. Lovely gifts.

Linda

Emma/Itzy said...

What a gorgeous chart, I have never seen that one before! Well done on another gorgeous finish :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Lovely gift from Sarah, so many pretty things!
Garden Pleasures is a lovely design too.

Frances N said...

Lovely, lovely things! Beautiful stitching! Sweet kitty chart!!!!

rosey175 said...

Lovely gifts you won! Those fabrics are great and I'm sure you'll have fun putting them on finishes, right?! :D Garden Pleasures is beautiful and those bees! And that strawberry button! Eee!

Marie said...

Congrats on your Sarah in Stitches giveaway, how exciting.
Garden Pleasures looks beautiful.

Parsley said...

Everything is just lovely! Inspired gifts and stitches.

Barb said...

Love both of the stitches you showed!

Claudette497 said...

Happy dancing with you! That's a beautiful finish!

Pull the other thread said...

What a beautiful finish Justine!! Love the style and the colours, so pretty. Great gifts you received as well, love the pear.

Brigitte said...

Lucky you winning this wonderful package filled with gifts.
I love your finish, it's one of my favourites by LHN.

Mii Stitch said...

Wow! You've finished Garden Pleasures!!! Ooh it just looks superb, I simply love the colours palette :) Well done sweetie xx

Miamina said...

Lovely gifts :) You were a lucky, but worthy winner :)

Well done on the beautiful finish, such lovely stitching!

Julie said...

Super gifts you received and such a pretty finish too.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very pretty Garden Pleasures, the colours are superb. Lovely win, I look forward to seeing Frederick in the future!

Stitching in the country said...

Great gift and a finish as well. Whoooo

Andrea said...

Lovely gifts and great stitching.

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done!

Lumiruusu said...

All the gifts were lovely -have to be in love with that primitive pear!

Marcy said...

Lovely finish ... the colors are so pretty! Will love to see Frederick started.

Katie said...

Wohoo Congrats on the finish!!!

gominam said...

Very pretty finish!

Carol said...

Garden Pleasures is so sweet and I look forward to watching Frederick the Literate progress :) I bought that kit years ago, but am not sure where I have stashed it away...

Kaisievic said...

What wonderful GG and such lovely stitching, Justine.

Kay said...

Beautiful stitching, the bees are adorable. I made the exact same pear in January for a swap, actually I liked it so much that I then made one for myself too. x

Marie Christine said...

Mon style de broderies favorite,trés jolie
xxxxxxx

The Crafty Princess said...

Firstly Kudos to you for being able to get the GG post on the actual day. I have to learn that from you.

Secondly love all the goodies you received!

Thirdly, I really love your little sampler. The colours look great and it's such a sweet stitch.

Alicia xo