Thursday, 16 February 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness for February

Gifted Gorgeousness, for those who haven't come across it before, is a blog hop organised by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching, where we show off anything even remotely gift related that we think we can lever into the post stitching and crafting gifts we have sent or received.
To kick off this month we have the Valentines Exchange at Needlecraft Haven. . The idea was to exchange Valentine themed sock and matching thread.
Here are the wonderful snuggly and oh so pink socks I received from Justine.

Thank you Justine, I love them!
I sent to Julie, but forgot to get a picture before I sent them out.
In other gift related news, I made a little something for Kerry who won my imaginatively titled "Guess how many finishes I'll have this year" competition for 2016.

Yes, you can cross stitch on a tea strainer. Who knew? Anyway, I'm pleased to say that Kerry loved it.
And for dear Barb's birthday I made and sent this quilted patchwork zippered pouch, incorporating various vintage and contemporary fabric scraps including a piece with a lovely metallic sheep print, because as we know, Barb is rather fond of sheep.

Well, that's it for this month. Off to hop the blogs and see what everyone else has been up to now.


Vickie said...

Oh! Oh! OH! I love the socks and flosses Justine sent you!!
Clever! Love what you made Kerry!
Just a perfect gift for Barb.

Kerryp77 said...

I do indeed love the tea strainer. It's hung up in my kitchen. The pouch for Barb is very sweet with the sheep and I do love the idea of the sock exchange.

Preeti said...

Lovely gift from Justine! Love the strainer embroidery, nice idea:)

Lesley said...

Lovely pink socks,they look cosy.
The tea strainer is a great idea.

Justine said...

What a great idea that tea strainer is! I'm glad you like your socks.

Sheryl S. said...

Love the pretty socks and zippered pouch, great imaginative tea strainer - brilliant.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG with some actual legitimate gifts this month, no shoe-horn required. Just a tea strainer!
The project bag is great and I love the colour of that Atalie Althea thread too.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely gifts. I would never have thought of cross stitching on a tea strainer.

geeky Heather said...

Love those bright pink socks!! How clever to decorate a tea strainer, and I love the pouch.

Julie said...

Perfect little bag for Barb.
Stitching on a tea strainer.... cool ... very inventive and imaginative.

Astrids dragon said...

Such bright colours, love it!
The gifts you sent were wonderful, especially the bag!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Don't forget to link up this month!

Barb said...

Love the socks Christine , and well I love my bag too. I am still in awe of all you achieve and the "quirkiness" of the ideas you come up with.