my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for February

Carousel Tiger
It's time for another Gifted Gorgeousness update.  This stitch-along, hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, features projects that in some way have been gifted -or- are being stitched to be given as gifts. 

I have so many gifted projects that I'm sure to be participating in this stitch along for many years to come.

Since I stitched the head on my "Berry Patch Rooster" for my last update, I decided to stitch the head on my "Carousel Tiger" for this update (shown above).  Whenever I work on this project, I remember why it is taking me soooo long to finish it.  1) hard to read chart, 2) many color changes, 3) blended colors and use of blending filament, and 4) lots of fractional stitching on Aida.

I have finished the other 2 carousel animals (lion and zebra), so I am anxious to finish this one, too!

Linen and Threads 2019 Mystery Sampler
I worked on the Linen and Threads 2019 Mystery Sampler this month.  I am about 1/2 way through February in the stitch along, so right on track. 

It is not too late to join in on the fun, you can grab the chart and details here: http://linenandthreads.com/mystery-sampler-stitch-a-long,



I also stitched a bit on my "Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship".  This was a Christmas gift, which I started on Christmas day.  

Now .... I have another new start (what?!?) that I received as a Valentine's gift from my sweetie.  This kit has been on my wish list for a couple of years & happened to go on sale last month.  So ... I am now also stitching "Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Haunted House".

I had some dye left over from last time, so I took the light blue 16 ct Zweigart Aida from the kit and put my own spin on it.
I love the way it turned out!  There are darker blues and purples towards the top - which look like a cloudy sky.  There are more green areas near the bottom.  The lighter area on the top right is near where the moon will be, and if you look closely, there appears to be is a creepy face looking downward in the center.  (That will likely be stitched over, but I will know it's there. lol.)  

I have only stitched a small area so far, but I know I will really enjoy stitching this one.

OK ... so now I have to ask ... 
Would anyone like to stitch along with me on "Bothy Threads Cut Thru'" projects?  
I remember that Debbie (http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/) was hosting a group for this & I really would like to stitch along with someone.   Any takers?

That's all I have for this update.
Happy Stitching!

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my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for February