Thursday, 15 January 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 .....

 Hello wonderful friends, so much to tell you all....

I am so happy to be here... Literally!! See yesterday whilst using my crutches trying to get out of the living room I lost my balance and fell over, twisting my leg, hmmm yes the already very painful leg!  I have never screamed so much ever,.. And ambulance was called and they took me to hospital.  I was checked out, x-rayed and bandaged up and set home... Yes still in a lot of pain.

This photo is of me when I come back from the hospital around 9pm when I eventually made it into bed to relax..

Did you notice my lovely 'sexy' PJ's?!!  Lol
 So yes...that was my eventful day, and now I am at home and I cannot do anything, I have been told to rest my leg and keep it up.  And because all I can do is rest.. All I will be doing is stitching!!! 

As soon as Jo advertised the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 I so wanted to join in... To stitch all the lovely things wonderful friends have gifted me. 

Here is my first Gifted Gorgeousness post....

I have completed it, only very recently... This lovely chart was gifted to me from mouse for Christmas :)
I loved stitching it, I made my own handmade clay buttons shaped as coffee beans to go on it!  I am still yet to 'finish' it... Bit difficult at the moment as I cannot get to my sewing machine... One to finish later :)

The next thing I want to show you all is a wonderful project I am almost finished... Yes almost finished!!
I was very kindly gifted all the wonderful threads by Mary Ann.

Here is my Stitchers Verse Sampler...

I am really enjoying this project, and REALLY love the thread colours... I can see the end in sight :)

I do have another wonderful chart I plan to stitch next which was also gifted.. But for now I want to keep that under wraps as I want to concentrate on finishing my sampler :)

I have been doing some more sewing... I am actually loving it.  I feel so free sewing, I can literally do what I want....

I made the hexies and then decided to stitch embellishments onto them...

That is where I am now... Waiting for inspiration! Lol

I do have to say a MASSIVE thank you to Gille.... A while ago as part of the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 she very kindly gifted me some threads... Of my choice... I was over the moon!!! Jon bought me this great chart last year as I love turtles too!  I used Gilles kind gesture to get all the threads so I can now stitch this!

That is my post.... Thank you to Jo for hosting such a lovely SAL :)

Happy stitching everyone :)

Smiles :)



  1. Oh! Whatever next?! Take good care, ALL OF YOU OVER THERE!
    Wonderful stitching. That Tortoise and the Hare is going to be fabulous.

  2. well you know what I think ... more water
    hope it is easing up a wee bit now ... love your stitching on the hexie's and well done on the gifties too ... love mouse xxxxx

  3. Well, the excitement never ends at your house....I'm so sorry you have been having such a tough stretch of time! I hope it's all better soon!
    I love all of your stitching--you always do such a beautiful job!
    And you know I love that Prairie Schooler! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  5. Sorry about the leg Jacquie. I know the pain your going through. Lovely gifts your stitching on.


  6. Oh my goodness! Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Love your projects ~ the tortoise and the hare is so sweet!

  7. So sorry to hear you are still in the wars!! Your stitching is up properly ok!! You would be good at Crazy Quilting with your lovely stitches and beads. Take care.

  8. So sorry about your leg. It does give you lots of stitching time! As fast as you stitch you will be able to get lots of your beautiful work done. Take care and stay off your leg for awhile.

  9. All that stitching!! Fab :)
    Really like your new choice x

  10. Oh no.. poor you {hugs}
    There'll be lot of progress pics of your stitching on here then so we can all check you are being good and getting lots of rest.
    Hope you are not in too much pain Jacqui xxxx

  11. I will comment on this one because I cannot load all of those beautiful pictures on your finish with my poopy Internet! From what I did see, it looks wonderful and you finished so quickly. You're talented enough that you could just make the charms! I love how you're doing the stitching between the hexagons. And your bean buttons are just amazing.

    Sorry about your leg, what is it going to take for you to relax!? I hope it mends quickly and you can get back to bouncing around. :D

  12. So sorry about your fall, I hope your knee improves soon. Lovely stitching and great coffee beans !

  13. Ouch, ouch, ouch, but lovely pictures especially the Stitchers Verse, going to have to look out for that one. The fabric is wonderful. Hooray for the hexies too!

  14. So glad you got the threads,enjoy!

  15. Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
    Some lovely designs there all gifted by lovely people! I started my project using Gillie's threads today.

  16. You have some wonderful starts and you've made remarkable progress on others in spite of life's roadblocks that keep popping up for you. Take care and feel well soon ")


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