Saturday 15 February 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness February

If you still aren't sure what Gifted Gorgeousness is all about hop over to Jo's Blog for an explanation, but basically once a month we post about our gift related crafting.
Yesterday was opening day for the Needlecraft Haven Valentine Exchange, Tjis was a non-stitched exchange - we had to send our partners a pair of Valentine-ish socks and some matching threads.
I had a daft moment and forgot to photograph the parcel I sent to Julie but here is the lovely gift I received from Clare.

Fabulous socks and threads and I'm really looking forward to trying the chocolate.
Speaking of Clare, she was the winner in my New Year Competition, so I stitched her this little pillow.

Friday 14 February 2020

The Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop. This is a blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. We all sent her a picture of something Valentine related that we'd made, and she mixed them all up and sent them out again. If you pop over to her blog you'll find a list of everyone taking part.
This is the Valentine I received.

Thank you Secret Stitcher, it's so pretty.
Please comment and let me know who you are.
I wonder who got mine...

Thursday 6 February 2020

Let The People Choose - Penguins

Let The People Choose is a SAL organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, with a different theme each month. This month it's penguins! It can't have escaped your notice that I am fond of penguins. I have a lot of penguin related crafting to show.
Here we go:-

This New Year Penguin is a free design from Aliolka

I made this cuddly felt penguin from a kit from House of Zandra

Here is a silk scarf I block printed

and a little knitted penguin - pattern in 20 to Knit - Tiny Christmas Toys
bought the whole book for that pattern

A penguin Christmas Ornament (design by Cthulu Crochet)
A penguin in a Jayne Cobb hat!
Penguin walks down the street in that hat, you know he's not afraid of anything.

and this is a mixed stitch penguin sampler I designed for Stitch Magazine, many years ago.

And finally, not penguin related, but here is the February page from the subversive calendar the girls designed for me