Tuesday 15 September 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness September

 It's Gifted Gorgeousness time again, where we share our gift related crafts. For a full explanation, and a list of all the participating blogs please see Jo's blog here.

A little bit of stitching to show this month. It was Clare's  birthday last week. As you may know, Clare decorates a themed Christmas Tree at her Church each year, and this year her chosen theme is a bouquet of stitched flowers, so I stitched her this little pansy, then I stitched it again on plastic canvas and made up a matching brooch for her.

Double bonus GG points for this one because the chart was in an Italian Cross Stitch magazine that Naomi bought for me when she was studying in Siena.

I can also include this dress I made for myself as the fabulous gingham effect and floral fabric was gifted to me by Minerva. The pattern is the Rockabilly Dress from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

That's about it for this month. Hoping to be more productive for the October update


Clare-Aimetu said...

Thank you Christine for my gorgeous flower and brooch, they are both so lovely. Great dress, you are a whizz on the sewing machine,

jocondine said...

Great gifts, perfect sewing for a lovely dress, wish I had your wardrobe! Amitiés. xxx

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love the pair of pansies for Clare. Nice dress and scenic photo too!

Carol said...

Such a pretty flower for Clare--I can't wait to see the entire tree in December! And your dress is lovely--you are so lucky to be able to sew your own clothing. I used to about 50 years ago, but have done nothing in a long, long time. Enjoy your day!

Roni said...

Some lovely gifts again here, I have just been reading about your lovely brooch over on Clare's blog. I keep telling myself that 'one day' I will learn to sew my own clothing. Maybe for 2021 a New Year's Resolution?

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely gifts Christine.
That dress is my favourite design of your recent dresses.

diamondc said...

Lovely flower and a wonderful idea to make a brooch.
Love the dress and the red tennis shoes are a hoot, totally love them with the Rockabilly dress.


Leonore Winterer said...

That's a lovely pansy, and great idea with the brooch! Love the dress too.

FlashinScissors said...

Great brooch for Clare!
Wonderful dress, well done! Nicely posed and great setting too!
Barbara xx 😊

Astrids dragon said...

Beautiful flower and a sweet brooch for Clare!
Your dress turned out fantastic, it looks very pretty and comfortable.