Gifted Gorgeousness time again hosted by the fabulous Jo at Serendipitous Stitching where we show what we've been stitching that has been gifted to us or that we will be gifting to others - be it using a kit, fabric, threads, chart or embelishments.
So I had a very successful start of the month. I met up with my lovely craft friend Caroline who used to work in the office downstairs from mine and made her a little gift as I hadn't seen her in quite a while. I stitched the Heritage Crafts Butterfly and Buddleia needle book kit that was gifted to me by Laura when she had a clear out and I knew I'd stitch it for Caroline and was one of my 17. The finishing was a bit fiddly, it might have been due to the fact I stayed up really late to get as much stitching done then got up really early to finish it off and make it up.
I was a bit lazy and added beads instead of french knots and put a little quilting charm on the back as Caroline loves to quilt.
Next up I finished the winter biscornu...oh yes I finally finished the biscornu and it only took the weekend.
I won Christine's little competition and she sent me this awesome cross stitched tea strainer that I now have hung up in the kitchen.
It's so clever how she has done it.
Joan won my guess how many biscornu competition from last year and I sent her this little blackwork kit as I knew she fancied trying it and a couple of stitchable pendants.
Now if anyone would like to give me the gift of a stitchy bug, I'd be most grateful...mine has wandered off 😞 I'm hoping it comes back this weekend, Focus Finish February for Theme-Tas-Stitch is looming next week and I'd quite like something to show for it.