Thursday, March 31, 2022

Gifted Georgeousness - Feb/Mar

Dear Reader,

Thank you so much for visiting today.

It was great fun joining in with Jo’s blog hop in my previous post, but I'm sorry I might not have visited/replied to everyone, and consequently I felt too guilty to write another blog post until today!

 This was my stitching, which appeared on Astrid’s blog -  still awaiting FFO'ing. 

Free kit from CrossStitcher magazine

And the beautiful stitching I received, which you saw on my previous post, was from Felicia of Simplicity in


Today I'm excited to show you two little projects:

I'm hoping to link to Gifted Gorgeousness - visit Jo of Serendipitous Stitching to read all about it.

The first is one I've had in my Books file for simply ages! I actually never thought I'd stitch it because most of the colours are simply not my style and I had to buy new cottons specially.  So this is Sister Stitcher.  It is a free pattern from Isabella Abbiati of The Primitive Hare. 

I really enjoyed stitching it, such cute little characters! I used all the called for colours (in DMC), fabric from stash -  really old stuff  -  it's something rustic, I think 18hpi.

I was trying to find a good way to show my tiny stitches, although I'm not sure it helped much!

Not quite sure how I'm going to finish it but it is going to be a gift!


and this little card is a gift I received from Val of @val_fabricandcrafts 
(although I didn't have the pattern and stitched it from the cover photo of the kit).

As it happened it was just right to send
to my mum for Mothers Day  

Before I sealed it into the card for posting!

Well that's all for now, I will be back with some WIPocolypse stitching soon!

Barbara xxx

Oooh, one more thing:

Beautiful little
gift I received from a lovely
stitching friend (not a blogger)



Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such darling stitches and great finish on Sister Stitchers. I have that one on my stitching list. Now don't you have any guilt; life sometimes gets in the way of doing all that we want to do -even visiting and responding. We love seeing your lovely post; and appreciate the time and effort you put into your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy stitching.

Lin said...

Those little sisters are gorgeous Barb. Lots of nice finishes, you always find interesting things. xx

Queeniepatch said...

Such beautiful stitching all around.

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Lovely stitching work, Barbara!
Have a nice weekend!

Tracy said...

Lovely to see your stitching. Those little complimentary kits are great. I'm looking forward to your next post.
Tracy xo

Pink Rose said...

Hi Barb hope you are going well ,oh I love seeing your beautiful work ,well done and what a lovely gift from Val ,take care my friend 💕🤍💕

Christine B said...

So much beautiful stitching Barbara! Love the Sisters! Have a lovely weekend! Keep warm!! Hugs Christine xx

Kim said...

Such lovely tiny cross stitches! The Sisters is a pretty pattern. You have certainly been gifted some stitching loveliness; how wonderful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such sweet little stitcheries. I've been on a cross stitch kick the past while too and end up stitching until my fingers are filled with needle holes.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I love the Sister Stitcher piece, it is wonderful!

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

Thanks for taking part in GG in March, I am gad you squeaked in at the end.
I do love your Sister Stitcher design, beautifully displayed with the pincushions too.

Faith... said...

Wonderful stitching Barbara! I have been toying with the idea of stitching that Sister one myself and sending it off as gift and now that I see how great yours turned out I may just have to add it to the pile! I just love your rose too!

JOY said...

Beautiful work! Lucky receivers esp your Mum!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I love your stitching projects. I hope you are keeping warm and well :)


Me encantan todas las labores, pero el corazón es espectacular.


Clare-Aimetu said...

Sister Stitcher is beautiful, as is your other stitching. What a lovley little gift you received

RONI said...

Oh some lovely finishes there! The fabric is (I think) a Zweigart Oatmeal Rustico.. Am working on it right now for my BFF SAL with Deborah.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh so many nice projects here featuring your lovely stitching. I'm presently stitching the Floral Motif Sampler and loving it. So happy to see you enjoy this lovely hobby of ours!

Astrids dragon said...

So many lovely finishes, I really love the Sister Stitcher. I might have to stitch that one for my "sister!"

Mary's Thread said...

You have very pretty stitching in this post! The heart is lovely. The the little birdy you received from your friend is darling!