Friday, 15 April 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness April 2016 and another Rocket update

Hello!

That's a bright and cheery hello from me today as I am on a week's leave from work - enjoying some family time with my sons and of course I have squeezed some stitching time in too!

No finishes to show you this month but I do have a new start to share - this was started in March and will be a gift for my friend Katy.  I have been good friends with Katy for over 15 years but have never stitched anything for her!  Her Dad was a keen stitcher before he passed away and I know she would appreciate the time and effort, I've just never found the right design, until I saw this one.

Let's Party by Ursula Michaels
Started 19 March 2016
Stitched on 16 count Margarita aida by Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads

Though we don't go out together as much as we used to, we have always enjoyed a cocktail or two, so I'm hoping she will love this as a reminder of some tipsy adventures!

I can also share some more Rocket progress here, as this one is going to be a gift for my eldest son.  This is the only project I'll be stitching on in April, and at the halfway point of the month I've gone from here at the start of the month...

to here!

I'm really pleased with my progress and I'm already planning to continue stitching next month in the hopes of having this finished by the end of the year.

Happy stitching!

Justine

52 comments:

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful project you are stitching for your friend. And she will be able to appreciate the amount of time that goes into stitching such a great gift. And you have already stitched a good amount on it.
Your rocket is showing a lot of progress, you seem to be stitching up a storm on it :)) Great job, Justine.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your finish! What a cheerful and fun gift you made for Katy!
WOW Your rocket looks fantastic! Great progress! That one is for your son right? Yep I just re-read that - it is! lol! love Annette

Christine said...

Both projects are lovely

Rachel Tomkins said...

You kept quiet about starting Let's Party! It looks fabulous and couldn't have been stitched on a more aptly-named fabric!
As for Rocket - wow! Such a lot of progress again. I know you've still got all of the stars and smoke etc. to do but you're half way through the rocket itself so well done! Keep going girl! :)

Preeti said...

Congrats on the lovely cocktail finish, Justine !! Your rocket stitching is progressing at a jet speed :) Great job!!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Great progress on your rocket! Its coming along wonderfully.

Mii Stitch said...

Let's Party looks perfect on Margarita fabric Justine! I'm sure Katy will love it when you will gift it to her. No doubt she will remember all those good times you had together.
I am speechless with your rocket! A-ma-zing progress!!! At this rate it will be finished by the end of April :)

Katie said...

Oh I love the Let's Party I'm sure your friend will love it too! Wow you have just made amazing progress on Rocket. Great job!!!

Lesley said...

Really great progress on the Rocket.
Love your Lets Party.It's one I have in my stash,it's great to see it being stitched up:) a lovely gift for your friend.

Mini said...

Oooh a wonderful new start with lots of progress .Lets Party looks almost 80% complete. Your friend will treasure it. Great progress on Rocket,keep going my friend.

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful gift for your friend. You are doing amazingly well on the cut through stitch - you'll soon have it finished.

Vickie said...

I had to smile that you are doing yet another lovely Ursula Michaels pattern. Wow. You are doing super on that rocket!

Melinda said...

You continue to make great progress with the Rocket - I have pulled out my Garden Shed with the hope of getting more work done on it because of watching your WIPS of Rocket. Lets Party will be a great gift..

Linda said...

Love your new start Justine. Awesome progress this month on the rocket.

Linda

BeingBored89 said...

Awesome progress on the rocket!! It looks amazing.

Faith... said...

Awesome progress on the Rocket! I am cheering you on to finish it up this month ;)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very big progress

Kerryp77 said...

The rocket looks great, I can understand why you want to carry on with it next month. Brilliant start to let's party. I'm sure your friend will love it. Great name for a fabric!

Cathy said...

You've made a lot of progress on your rocket. Your wineglass is also beautiful.

Marie said...

I am sure that Katy will be delighted to receive your stitched piece. It is a great design.
You certainly did make progress on that rocket!

Barb said...

You have made some great progress on the rocket. What a fun design!

Heather said...

Wow great progress Justine! I love the party chart I may have to get that one!

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done Justine!
Evalina, This and that...

Bea said...

That's a great gift for your friend and excellent progress on the rocket. Your April is shaping up very nicely.

Kay said...

Great progress on your rocket. x

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You've chosen a great design for your friend and have made amazing progress on the rocket too.

Andrea said...

A wonderful gift for your friend. Great progress on the rocket.

cheryl said...

Lovely new start, and I can't wait to see the rocket develop.

gominam said...

Great progress on Rocket! Neat piece you've chosen for your friend, I'm sure she'll very much appreciate it, it's lovely:)

Justine said...

Thank you Linda!

Justine said...

Thank you Linda!

Angela said...

The rocket looks like a fun project and I bet your friend will love her gift :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely stitching! I'm sure Katy will love it. Great progress on the Rocket too! :D

Lainey said...

A lovely gift for your friend and great progress on the cute rocket!

Lynne Frankham said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Your projects are lovely -I do like the colour combinations.

Lynne Frankham said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Your projects are lovely -I do like the colour combinations.

Lumiruusu said...

You really have done great progress with the rocket -well done !

Julie said...

Your friend is going to love your lovely handmade gift.
Rocket is looking fantastic.

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Lets party is beautiful :D Rocket is nearly ready to blast off :D great stitching Justine!

Hugs Heather
xxxx

Rhona said...

Enjoy the week off work! Your friend will love the stitching you are doing for her....it's great!

Rhona said...

Enjoy the week off work! Your friend will love the stitching you are doing for her....it's great!

Meari said...

I'm sure Katy will love it. Nice to see your WIPs.

Tiffstitch said...

Great choice on the gift for your friend and glad to see the Rocket ship growing so well!

Carol said...

How nice to have some time off--I'm sure your sons were so happy to spend some extra time with you. Nice progress on the rocket and what a fun gift for your friend... Enjoy your day, Justine :)

Sheryl S. said...

A lovely detail for your friend to keep. love how your rocket is coming along, such an intricate design with lots of colour changes.

Thoeria said...

What a fantastic gift for your friend Justine! And great progress on the Rocket!

Hope you had a lovely week off with the boys :)

Kaisievic said...

I am sure that your friend is going to love the design which you have chosen and wow! great progress on your rocket. Here's hoping that your week with your boys was heaps of fun!

The Crafty Princess said...

Whoa you've got a lot done for the rocket! I see a finish in the very near future.
I absolutely love your cocktail stitch for your friend, and how perfect is the fabric named Margarita LOL! It looks fantastic and sounds like a perfect gift. She's sure to love it.
xo Alicia

FlashinScissors said...

What a lovely gift for your friend Justine, I'm sure she will love it!
Gosh, you are getting on well with the rocket too! Hope you had a great week with your boys!
Barbara xx

Stitching Noni said...

Love the stitching for Katy! Great design and lovely fabric :o)
Your rocket is coming along brilliantly!
Hugs xx

Judith Makes said...

great gift, love your progress on the rocket
happy stitching

rosey175 said...

Woo, catch up! I'm glad you're planning to continue on into May, even with other things haha. I'll be there because I am determined it will be a Finish Month. It's amazing how much gets done when we sit down and do it!

Lovely stitching for your friend too; that looks like a delicious cocktail.