Monday, October 17, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - October Edition

Yikes! I'm 2 days late for GG this month! I will admit to being a little busy with the continued electrical breakdowns from the tree falling on the power lines, plus hosting Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday, but now it's time for the more important things, like stitching! 

Hosted by the splendiferous Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, this is where we try and post about all the projects we've worked on that are gifts in some way. Whether we're doing the gifting or received the gift, our monthly post is supposed to be on the 15th of every month. 

This month I have 2 finishes sort of that I was working on last month:

Rejoice Tree 

I ran out of floss to do the final curlicues on the Rs, but I like the look anyway. I stitched this 3 over 1 on 14 ct aida with Waterlilies Nefertiti. The beads are some petite Mill Hill gold beads I had in my stash. 

Letters From Nora - S

This will be for DD, and all the cross stitch is done! It just needs beads after I finish H and G. Speaking of which, here is H:

This is on hold right now as I work on an Xmas gift for a co-worker. What gift you ask? 


I'm only stitching the DMC 562 2 over 1 on 14 count by Chromatic Alchemy right now. The M is complete at the top and the O might just need another night to finish it off. I'm working from a pattern the designer hand wrote and photocopied on blue paper. This is my first ever time working on such a pattern. It's okay so far, although it's definitely obvious it's handwritten. 

One new start is Halloween Monster by Heart in Hand:

And Princess and the Dragon got a little love this month too:

I hope everyone has had a good month!

Happy Stitching,



  1. Terrific projects all of them.

  2. That's a lot of gift stitching. And great projects.

  3. Great progress!! All are looking beautiful!!

  4. Lovely, lovely stitching!

  5. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love your Rejoice Tree, the thread is beautiful.
    S is lovely too.

  6. Lots of GG happening this month, Tiffany, your rejoice tree is very pretty as is S.

  7. Beautiful stitching! I love the Letter S finish.

  8. Lovely to see all these gorgeous gifts again in one place!

  9. Lots of GG pieces in this months post.....lovely

  10. Fabulous projects. I do so love seeing your Princess and the Dragon piece. All of your work is lovely!

  11. Lovely Christmas tree finish. I like you how you use variegated threads and hand-dyed fabrics for your projects.

    1. Thank you! They're fun to use and I'm glad I'm able to have a bit of a selection now with a FOTM club.


Thanks for any comments!

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