Tuesday 26 May 2020

May Gifted Gorgeousness

It seems that everything is delayed a little this month...it's okay, from time to time I find myself in a slump of 'work' (work-work, blog-work, stitchy work, you name it) piling up around me and I have to claw myself out of it again by slowly tackling one thing after another. It seem that lockdown and persisting work from home time have had such an effect on my lately (after having a pretty positive effect on my motivation for the first couple weeks or so!), but I'm feeling better and slowly working my way through everything that fell to the wayside.

So! For a somewhat late Gifted Gorgeousness, hosted by the wonderful Jo, I have to things to show you today. One, of course, is The Mermaid, that I have just recently shown you, but I'm so very proud of her don't mind showing her again:

I stitched her for my Dad's 60th birthday last July. At least I finished before his 61st! I'm currently looking at framing options for her and found a few that I like. They are all quite expensive, but honestly, she deserves a fancy frame, doesn't she?

The other one is Magical's bookmark of the month. For May, she designed a gorgeous rainbow pattern on black fabric that I so enjoyed stitching! I haven't finished-finished it yet, but have something fun planned that I hope will work out. More on this one soon!

I'm stitching these bookmarks so I'll have a nice collection of emergency gifts and stocking fillers by Christmas, which is why it qualifies! I also had a couple new starts that technically qualify (one is a gift and one was a kit bought from a voucher I got for my birthday), but both have so little to show yet that I'll be saving them for next month.


diamondc said...

Leonore: I do not mind seeing her again, yes frames are expensive, but a beauty like this deserves the best for your Father.
The book mark is very pretty colors, what a great idea to have extras on hand for gifts.


Pamela said...

She is gorgeous. The bookmark is bright and beautiful!

Barb said...

The mermaid is lovely. Great job on her.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. A perfect excuse to see the lovely Mermaid again.
The bookmark is great too, love a rainbow.

Carol said...

Your mermaid is so special, Leonore, and definitely deserves a fabulous frame. Framing is horribly expensive, isn't it? I do try to work with thrifted frames when possible, unless it is a very special piece like your Mermaid :) Hope you are having a good week!

Rachel said...

Two such different gifts in size, colours and time taken to stitch them! Looking forward to seeing Mermaid framed and the bookmark FFOd. :)

Magical Mystery said...

She looks fantastic! Great job on finishing her so quickly too!

I love your bookmark and can't wait to see it fully finished!

Astrids dragon said...

Yes, shown her again, she deserves it!
Your bookmark looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it.