Montag, 17. April 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL - April

And there we are at the middle of April again, so it's time for another GG SAL update! This wonderful SAL is hosted by Jo and you can take a look at the link-up here.

I hope everyone (who celebrates Easter) had a wonderful time with their family and sttill managed to squeeze in a bit of stitching ;-) My days where rather busy with vising my and my bfs family and then the gardening season has started and I was busy getting some plants potted and so on and time just flew by!

I have to projects to show this month.
First up is my promised new start by Tilton Crafts called "In the Moonlight" by Cindy Grundsteen:
It's 300x375 stitches, which makes 25 pages (16 full, 9 partial). With 112 500 stitches it is one of my "smaller" projects and there might be a chance for me to finish this one day :D It also stitches up quite fast so far, since it's only grey background. I will do my best to get a bunch of stitches in this year, maybe I can try to get this over the 12 500 mark, so the left-to-stitch-count drops below 100k. I worked on this for one week and got 3 500 stitches in:
I'm working this on a 28ct Lugana in light grey, which has become my favorite count. Since my boyfriend loves wolves, this goes unto the bf-pile of wolves :D

The next one I worked on was again for bf - his everlasting stocking! I did a bit of work on Candy Cane Santa and since I finished the Haed challenge and the next one is set for - I think - August? I hope he will get some more love.
Last time:
And now:
I actually found the right hand side of the stocking. I know that I started him in the center, so there shouldn't be an issue with the space, but I was still pretty nervous and there is not a lot of space left (Dimensions only leaves you with some 2 inches of border, I prefer 3, but I think it will be fine), but I was happy when I noticed that it will fit. and once this is a stocking, no one will notice it :D I think I will do some work on the window frame next, that should produce some progress!

I am currently thinking about stitching another bird for my bfs mum. I did a small robin last year:

(it's so adorable, I just had to post it here once more!) and I have a another one form Eva Rosenstand in my stash to go with this (reminds me that I always wanted to restitch the robin for myself because I love it so much):
With the robin I found out that it looks so much better in real life, so I am confident that this will be a cutie and it would go well with the robin.

That's it from me for this month, I hope to have some great things to show next month :)
Happy stitching =)


  1. In the Moonlight is going to be amazing! I can't believe how quickly you stitch! You are amazing! And its all so beautiful!

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I like the way you feather the edges of your full coverage pieces.
    Love the two birds as well.

  3. Beautiful stitching. I'm not sure the Wolf can be called a small pattern but I hope you get to finish it!

  4. Great progress on all of them and DH loves wolves as well.

  5. Great projects. Santa looks so surprised! The greys in the wolf are wonderful.

  6. Great progress! Your bf and his mum are so lucke to have such wonderful gifts made for them :)

  7. Woo hoo great progress on Moonlight. It has to be one of my favourite wolf charts out there. Really looking forward to your progress on this little guy. And santa stocking is coming along nicely too. And yeah for reaching the other edge. You're little birds are too cute too, they are great colours!
    Great GG SAL post Jo
    xo Alicia


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