Tuesday 21 July 2020

July Gifted Gorgeousness

It's time for the July Gifted Gorgeosness, hosted by our most wonderful Jo, and I have a whole lot to show for it this month, so I hope you brought some time!

First things first - I'm stitching the Zoe Box as a wedding gift for two very close friends of mine. You've already seen her this month, but just as I don't get tired of stitching on her, I also don't get tired of posting pictures, so here we go again:

There is also June's bookmark of the month - I'm stitching the whole series as last-minute gifts, so that makes them count for this SAL, right?

And now we can finally go to the fun new things! Well, mostly new. Last month I showed you the little sheep ragdoll I was working on, and that doll is now all finished (and still so cute in my opinion, I hope you agree!)

I also had a very productive knitting weekend - we went to visit Felix' relatives for a weekend in a somewhat pandemic-appropriate way, so we spent two days sitting outside and talking and I spent the whole time knitting, two days of five+ hours each, two little shawls for the two kids of one of Felix' band mates. The one with the shell edges is for a little girl who was born this year, and the one with the pointy edge is for her 'big' brother who's already a little over a year old. This one even counts as a double GG, as the yarn was a gift from my deat friend Carla a couple years back!

Aaaand last but certainly not least, I am SALing Just Nan's 'Morning Meadow' with our very own hostess Jo (I bet you were wondering where I would fit this one in!). I won the chart in a giveaway a few years back, I think it was from rosey at ishkabibble (who hasn't been active in a much too long time, honestly!) with the explicit promise that this was SAL-able with Jo as she already owned the chart. So when she and I got talking earlier this year about doing a summer SAL, naturally this is what we agreed on. We're doing a couple of bands each week, both doing our own colour scheme to avoid buying the expensive silks - for me it's two 'Hand dyed by Nina' colours I had left over from my Hobbit mealplan project, and one by Jodyri. Here it is after three weeks and seven bands (minus the beads as we will add those in the last week). The rabbits don't show up very well on the fabric (Jodyri's Holmsey Hare Limited Edition), but I kind of like them this way, all soft and cute!


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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love the box you are stitching.
The shawls are beautiful and the sheep so cute.
I made my bunnies two shades darker so they would show. Your thread has the perfect name for bunnies! I'm doing those Butterfly Stitches tomorrow

Pamela said...

Great gifty projects. The sheet is so sweet! Well done.

diamondc said...

Lovely designs, that sheep is adorable.
Have a lovely day.


Bethan said...

Very productive! I love the little sheep, and the shawls are lovely x

Rachel said...

So much GG! The little shawls are charming, as is your SAL with Jo. Would it spoil the whole effect if you were to add a pale grey outline to the bunnies? It's a shame to see not see them clearly. :)

Sheryl said...

What a lot of stitching and knitting done, I love the colours of Zoe Box and the little book mark and also the gorgeous sheep. great work.

Astrids dragon said...

Your Zoe Box looks beautiful so far, I love the little critters in there.
Awe, that little sheep is VERY cute!
So nice to be able to spend time with family, even though it's a little different nowadays. And you were productive, even better!