May Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post



Welcome to the May 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 May:



That is the photo that prompted me to tell the designer, Emily Metcalfe that she isn't my friend any more!  There are four shades of flesh pink in that face and loads of fractionals.

However, the backstitch does bring out the details.  And only took an entire day's worth of stitching:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

My Chatelaine, Gardens of London was a Birthday Present and many of the threads came from blogging friends:

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

One of my new starts was a gift from Julie.  This is Just Nan's Lady in Red Heart:

stitched on 32 count lilac linen

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 Fifth Day, except for the beads: 

stitched on 40 count white linen, 1 over 2


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 "May 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, Stitch Maynia continues with another Just Nan Small stitched each evening:


10th May - Holly Berry Snowflakes Icy


 11th May - Holly Berry Snowflakes Chilly


 12th May - Holly Noel - this was a gift from Brenda


 13th May - Jasmine Mix


 14th May - Mitten Men






May Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post