Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness May Link-Up Post with Added TUSAL

Welcome to the May Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  The link-up date will continue to be the 15th and I will keep the link-up open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time if you are late posting.

The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.

In the past month I have stitched a few gifted pieces:-

Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas - Chart was a Christmas present

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

Just Nan's Diamond Bouquet - chart was a gift

stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave

Chatelaine's Gardens of London - a Birthday gift

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten


And seen here posing with this month's TUSAL:

Aerial view:

Close-up of the head:

stitched on 32 count evenweave custom-dyed by Sparklies

This is, of course, Lyndisfarne Design's Discworld Mappe - a gift for my son.  I have managed four short days on this, barely an hour a day because of work and other committments.  Hoping to get plenty done for IHSW this weekend.  I'd really like to finish that massive head!

Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "May Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month. And link to the actual post, not just your blog. It is easier if you copy and paste the link, rather than typing freehand.

Please could you remember to link up as well as make your post.  There have been a few people making GG posts but not linking.  Which means they don't get entered into the draw.  If you have technical or memory issues, just leave a comment and let me know!



Finally, as mentioned above, it is IHSW this weekend.  International Hermit & Stitch Weekend, where you get to kick the family out of the house and spend the entire weekend stitching to your heart's content.  Or just try squeeze in ten minutes stitching time for yourself.  Sign up on Joysze's Blog or the Facebook Group via the links below:


  1. Great stitching, Jo! Especially the Mappe! Lots of ORTs too!
    Barbara xx

  2. Nice progress on all the projects. I'm excited about IHSW too, no plans to go out as of now.

  3. Great stitching. I'm sure you'll manage to finish the head over the weekend.

    You have no idea how much it is killing me not to make a NSFW joke here!

  4. I love Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas!

    Great ort's!

  5. Jo, your stitching is amazing, as always. Seriously, each stitch looks perfect! I love all your projects, honestly I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. I'm actually going on a retreat this weekend so starting Thursday night I'll be stitching to my hearts content all weekend. It's the first hermitting weekend I'll actually be able to stitch! I'll meet you at your stitching spot!

  6. Great stitching! Good luck with the head :0)

  7. (aw, phooey - gremlins ate my comment ... trying again)

    Looks like good progress on the Chatelaine piece, and you've done quite a bit on the turtle's head as well! The aerial view of your orts was great - thanks for the laugh.

  8. Your stitching is beautiful and you have some lovely project going on. Nice batch of Orts.

  9. Love seeing Discworld out again and good luck finishing off the turtle's head!

  10. Beautiful progress. Good luck getting that beautiful head filled in. I just love watching that piece grow. I'm all linked up finally. Just a few days late.

  11. As usual, you have lots of beautiful stitching. Twelve Days is looking so pretty! I love the bright colors.

  12. Such a great variety of projects--and lovely stitching, Jo! I'm sure your son will love his Discworld map when it is done :)

  13. great stitching Jo, love the 12 Days of Christmas piece, really pretty and the Discworld Mappe looks interesting.

  14. Great progress on your gift stitching - especially that turtle head is looking great, and I'm sure you can get it done over IHSW!
    I managed to sign in almost on time for once, and I'm more proud of myself than is probably justified :D

  15. Great stitching, Jo. I am glad to see your progress. Your Christmas project already looks fabulous. Kisses, my friend.

  16. Oh, Discworld is coming along nicely, Jo. Great ORTs, too.

  17. Lovely stitching as always Jo - I'm a little late this month 😉

  18. Beautiful stitching, as usual. Your 12 Days of Christmas is looking great.

  19. Did I not leave a comment on this? I've been having a terrible time with blogger and my memory lately. Bad combo haha.

    Great gifted growing gorgeousness going on here! Gardens is looking suitably glittery! :D


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