Gifted Gorgeousness - December Edition

It's the last GG of the year! Head to Jo's blog for all the other people who've managed to post every month, unlike me. :)

I have however been stitching as well as knitting. So I hope you enjoy all the photos.


This one is so close to a finish! I need to get going and get it completed for my uncle. He had a bit of a heart scare this fall, so getting this finished ASAP is a must.

DD's birthday sign

DD is very into space right now and loving a new graphic novel series, The Catstronauts. She says she wants to be an astronaut and likes to play "aliens" with her best friend at school. So I stitched her a sign for her room that has lots of outer space stuff with the letters in B5200 outlined in Kreinik #4 on black and Kreinik #4 and #8 for the other bits, lunar rover, alien, planets, telescope, etc. It was not easy. I also used a lot of GITD Kreinik thread to make it super awesome. :D
Painted Stones Cowl for DH's father's wife (it's complicated)

2018 Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Ack! I'm a little late getting this up, and I apologize!

This blog hop, as many this year, is hosted by the indefatigable Jo! Check out everyone else's posts and get more information through her blog.

This is a little free motif I finished last year. I think it's from The Drawn Thread.

Our question this year was about our favourite Christmas Carol. It's something that has changed over the years, and different versions of songs are some I might love or hate. I think at this moment in time, my favourite Christmas song is The 12 Days of Christmas as sung by the Muppets and John Denver. If you've never experienced this, I hope this link works:

Merry Christmas everyone!!


Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Hallowe'en Blog Hop! Hosted as always by the multi-talented Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, here is your letter:
And your next blog is: La Coeur Celtique! Find your next letter to solve Jo's clue. 
For my Halloween stitching, I'd like to share an update for Boo House. I finally got some time to get this one out and stitched on a bit before Halloween this year. 
Here's where it was:

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!
Happy Stitching,

Gifted Gorgeousness - October Edition

Hello, long time no post! Hope everyone is doing well. Life and work has been pretty busy the last couple months, so there has been a lot less posting than usual, and usual wasn't very much the previous months either. :)

I have been knitting and *shock* stitching, and I have one great big finish to show off! I'm so happy this one is now complete.

AAN Spider Banner

I received the 32ct opalescent fabric as a gift several years ago and love how it looks! Most of this was stitched with WDW, one of my favourite threads to use and the bottom purple was Soie Cristale, which is so lovely and smooth as well. She is done! Now I must figure out a way to finish. Something bell-pull style would work I think.

A Kiss for a Snowman got a little more done:

And on to knitting! I did a fair bit of this as well the past couple months. 
New pair of mitts, first time ever made them in-the-round (on circular needles)
Finished those pink rainbow socks:
A cowl for my co-worker
Socks for DH in thicker …

Gifted Gorgeousness - August Edition

Here we are again, over a month since posting. Summer has been busy and we've had no relief from the heat until this morning. Tuesday and Wednesday even our A/C at work was broken! Fortunately it was fixed by Wednesday end of day, so today will be okay, but today is only 20C/70F, so we barely need it. ;) That's how these things go I think. 

I hope you've all been well and thank you so much for your lovely comments on the socks I've made. They've all been received well and I'm still working on a few pairs. I even pulled out a little stitching a couple cooler nights and am so close to finishing that spider! 

Since I'm late to the GG post this month, you've probably already seen everyone's post, but just in case, make sure to check out Jo's wonderful (frequently updated) blog

I'm still doing a lot more knitting because of the weather, and here's what I've been working on since my last post:

Santa Hat for DD   This one is kind of fun. The…

Gifted Gorgeousness - July Edition

Well, it's a little embarrassing how long it's been since I've posted, but I'd like to thank everyone again for your lovely comments on everything. Keith loved his personalized gift, my Mom loved the shawl and DD loves her socks too, which are now a complete pair.

Again, I've been doing more knitting than stitching this past month. Part of that is the heat had really set in and it was too hot to stitch because I'm always worried about sweaty hands, but knitting is a little more forgivable that way. I had also signed up for a couple KALs (knit-a-longs), so used the time to work on things for that.

However, I did get out one stitching project last month!

AAN Spider Banner

The top post is a little more true to the fabric colour, not sure why the front legs look darker though, same thread, WDW Okeefeenokee, is the same throughout. I think it was a new skein though, so maybe different dyelot. 

I was doing well until the heat and humidity stuck around for a week, I c…

Gifted Gorgeousness - June Edition

It's time again for Gifted Gorgeousness and time to show off our latest stitches we plan to give as gifts, or have received as gifts, or any other way we can shoe horn into the theme.

This is, as always, hosted by the hostess with the mostest, Jo! Please check out her blog to see where everyone has signed up and sign up yourself if you'd like.

Let's see what was stitched on since last time, I don't think there were any more Stitch Maynia projects in the last half of May, but I haven't been posting lately and there's at least one finish to show off. :)

4th set of socks, will be for DD
 Finished 50th bday gift! The glasses were changed from the original chart to match similar ones in our office.

 Found this finished, not FFO while cleaning and finally made it into a card
 3rd pair of socks, I read the pattern incorrectly and used tiny needles, therefore ended up with tiny socks that fit DD's doll

 2nd pair of socks, on hold while I worked on DD's and the …