It's time for Gifted Gorgeousness again - when we show our gift related crafting - for a full explanation see Jo's blog here
This month I'm showing the gifts sent and received in the VSCyberstitchers July exchange.
Here is the gorgeous sheep design pincushion I received from Margaret.
Isn't it beautiful? I just love everything about it - the design, the ruffly ribbon edging, that sweet little button...
And here is the little pillow I made for Linda.
I didn't have a pattern for this one, I saw a photograph of a similar design on Pinterest and sort of made my own version up.
Also in gift related stitching, a little something I made for Eloise's new kitchen.
And not gift-related at all, it was the Village Show yesterday, so here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.
Some of the flowers
and pot plants.
Look at these stunning fuchsias.
Cookery Section: "Picnic for Two" and cakes,
jams, bread and children's cookery section
and some of the floral art,
and children's floral displays.
We did quite well, with quite a few individual class wins.
I got a 2nd prize with the little basket of peppers and aubergines front left in the picture, and a first with my cherry tomatoes, which you can see in the background.
Naomi got a first place with this flower arrangement. The theme was "Good Enough to Eat", and lots of prizes for her baking, and art.
Naomi's decorated cupcakes
One of her drawings
The overall prizes were a close run thing this year; Naomi was one point off winning the Most Points in Cookery Trophy, whilst luck swung the other way for me and I took the Most Points in Handicraft Trophy by a single point. I also won the trophy for Best in Show Art with this pastel picture
Bonus blog points if you can tell who it is.