June Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post



Welcome to the June Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  The link-up date continues to be the 15th and I will keep the link-up open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time if you are late posting.

The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.

My main project for Gifted Gorgeousness has been my Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs, which will be a gift for my son.  This is the portion I have been working on in June, finished The Blowing Man, stitched some border and started the final turtle flipper:



stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

I have shown a picture of the first shop in my Spooky Conversion of Main Street by Country Cottage Needleworks before but here are some more close-up photos of the details:


I changed the name from "Books" to "Grimoires"

and made the chimney a little bit crooked:


This is a photo of the original shop:

CCN Main Street - Bookshop

I kept the basic colour scheme of yellow and purple but changed it to a more limey-green yellow and darker purples.  The window and door frames are dark brown and the fence went black.  While the tree became an autumnal tree using DMC 4130, a variegated red/orange/brown.  For the books, I followed the original colour scheme but went dark and added black labels instead of yellow.  One final touch was to add the number above the door - 98.  The same number which appears on the door of the shop where I work.


stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies

Four of my Just Nan Smalls were gifts from Brenda and one from Mary:

Pansy Basket

Special Delivery

Spring Spell

Tiny Bunny Biscornu Side 1

Tiny Bunny Biscornu Side 1

Winter Roses

The final gifted project for this month is the 12 Days of Christmas by JBW.  Two of my friends bought two charts each for my Christmas present.  I started one design per day for the 12 Days of Stitchmas and have completed the Sixth Day: 

stitched on 40 count white linen, 1 over 2

, and added the beads to Days 4 - 6:





Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month.  Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "June Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month.  And link to the actual post, not just your blog.  It is easier if you copy and paste the link, rather than typing freehand.

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Finally, it is IHSW this weekend and also The Longest Day on Saturday.  As I mentioned before, I will not be able to stitch my usual marathon on that day.  The plan instead is to stitch for half an hour on every active WIP throughout the weekend.  I will be posting as I go on the IHSW FB group and do my usual round-up on Monday.

If you want to join in, please do!  Just leave a comment and I will come and visit you next week.





June Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post