Samstag, 20. Februar 2016

February Gifted Gorgeousness

I know, it's been a while since my last regular post...thanks a bunch everyone for visiting with the Secret Sweetheart Blog Hop last week, I don't think my blog has seen that much traffic before and it really was fun :) Now, it's time for the Gifted Gorgeousness post of the month, and again I have a few things to show :)

First, in the 'gifted to me' category - a while back, Carla generously gave me her Kitsune kit by Unceonventional X Stitch - she loved the kit, which is super awesome (with magic guide fabric, nice small pages, and pre-cut thread), but she said she wasn't going to actually stitch it, and would rather see it stitched by me than sitting in her stash forever. Naturally, I had to start as soon as I got it, and even though I have other pieces to focus on, I'm still sneaking in a few stitches here and there; right now I'm about half way through the first page:









That pieces I *should* be focusing on (and mostly I am) are of the 'gifts I'm making' category. I'm still working on Turtles all the Way Down for my grandma, and I now have seve of twelve full sized turtles done; I'd say that is reasonable progress and I still love playing with all the beautiful threads: In decending order, we have #228 Indian Ringneck, #231 Bee Eater, #30 Peacock Feathers, #104 Rose Ringed Parakett, #229 Robin Redbreat, #232 Lilac Breasted Roller Bird and #71 Lovebirds. Three more unique colours to go, than I have to decide which one I'll use for a second time :)




I also made progress on the knitting front, we hade a few presentations this week which I used for excessive work on the second sock, and I managed to finish it yesterday. I'm much more pleased with the second one than with the first one, and usually I wouldn't be comfortable giving something like this away, but I did warn him that those were my first socks and he still insisted I make him some, so I guess it's okay - plus, the bright colours do a great job at masking some small mistakes. I also have enough of the yarn left to do a pair of really fun wrist warmers for my grandma!


The last thing I want to show you is not GG related, but still something I'm really happ about - over the last year I had a subscription where I would get some 30 skeins of DMC each month for a full set, and during the last week I finally sat down to do the rest of the bobbinating - so now, I have a full set to pull from! I'm still doing an inventory of all the dublicate complete and partial skeins I have, and once I've done that I will hopefully be ablet to finalize the organisation of my stash ^_^






So much for catching up, I'll get stitching now and hopefully finish another turtle or two this weekend~

Kommentare:

  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. How sweet of Carla to gift you the kit and the pressure to stitch it LOL.
    I'm so pleased you had lots of visitors for Valentine's, hopefully they will all come back now they know where to find you.
    The socks are awesome too, great colours.

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  2. That was a generous gift from Carla, I will have to look that kit up as it's interesting from the part you've stitched!
    Hurray for your full DMC set!

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  3. I love the turtles! And I look forward to see how the Kitsune looks as you go along.

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  4. I love the turtles! And I look forward to see how the Kitsune looks as you go along.

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  5. Awesome job with everything! I love the socks they turned out great! The turtles look awesome and so does kitsune :)

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  6. Those turtles just get cuter ever time I see them, and the colours of the border of Kitsune are fabulous.

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  7. You have so many fun projects to share. I love the socks!

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  8. Great finish on the socks and great progress on the turtles too. Congrats on having a full set of DMC!

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  9. Great stitching! Your turtles are great!
    Hugs xx

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  10. Great stitching - I just love seeing the turtles!

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  11. So much goodness! And you now have all flosses HUZZAH!! My vote on the color to use again is Peacock Feathers :D

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  12. You have a received a beautiful kit from Carla. I love the turtles.
    Wow,congrats on completing your DMC set. I still have a long way to go before I complete the set.

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  13. Lovely, lovely! Swooning over your stash. Looks so pretty (^_^).

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  14. Love the progress you've made already on Kitsune. How do you like the Magic Guide? The turtles are too cute and I love all the fibers used. Very nice job on the socks - on my someday list. Congratulations on your finishing your complete DMC set. I really like the boxes you're using for storage. I have much smaller ones and they take up too much space.

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  15. Was für ein tolles Geschenk von Carla, und da hätte ich auch sofort angefangen mit dem Sticken :)
    Ich mag diese Schildkröten sehr, die du für deine Oma stickst, erstens sind die verschiedenen Muster so schön, und dann sind das ja fantastische Garne. Ich habe schon lange nichts mehr mit Verlaufsgarnen gestickt, die sollte ich mal wieder herausholen.
    Ich habe ganz ähnliche Boxen für meine DMCs, alle aus dem Baumarkt, und die Wickelkärtchen passen haargenau in die Fächer.

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