Thursday, 17 August 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - August

Gifted Gorgeousness (GG) has come round quickly this month but then when you've only made your last GG post a couple of weeks ago, that's no surprise ☺.

I haven't done much stitching over the past couple of weeks as I have shingles. I didn't realise it could be so painful and tiring. It's one experience that I would gladly have given a miss. But on to stitching.

This month I get to show the completed stitching on Plum Street Samplers' 'Halloweenies'. I put this away back in April as I was so fed up with the counting errors I was making. This time, I managed to avoid making any.
To be honest, I would like more thread coverage on the fabric. I've stitched this one strand of thread over two but when I tried two over two it seemed too heavy. The original design suggested 36ct linen but I got 32ct. I have no idea why I did that. However, I'm expecting it to look better when I've finished it as a pillow.

Halloweenies - Plum Street Sampler
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 32ct Vintage Sand Dune
Threads: recommended  Gentle Art Sampler threads and Crescent Colour
As a reminder, Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. Each month ideally around the 15th, we post about a project that we are stitching which uses anything that has been gifted to us or which we intend to give as a gift. If you'd like to sign up, you can find out more about it, here.


  1. I am so sorry you have shingles Mary. I have seen pictures of it, and it does not look good! I have never had chicken pox or shingles. I hope you are better soon.
    Your dachshunds are darling.

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Sorry that you've not been well but at least you've managed to finish the sausage doggies! Love the one with the witch's hat on.

  3. Awww...what a fun pattern, and I think it looks great! I'm glad the counting errors are in the past! I might have to set my current project aside for the very same reason...I hope you feel better real soon!

  4. So sorry to hear that you have shingles. I don't know how it is but from a friend I know that it can be rather painful. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    A lovely finish, Mary. Apart from the counting errors it must have been a fun stitch. I usually stitch with two threads when stitching on 32 ct, on 36 ct it's sometimes one, sometimes two threads depending on the design. Coverage is just better with two.

  5. Ugh! Shingles is so very painful--I'm so sorry, Mary. I had a very mild case of it about 10 years ago and couldn't bear to even have the bed sheets touch the afflicted area. I hope you recover quickly...

    Love your cute finish--those wiener dogs always make me smile :)

  6. A cute finish Mary.
    Sending {hugs} your way, hope you are feeling a little better. x

  7. Great stitching Mary. Hope you feel better soon

  8. Sorry to hear you have shingles Mary. I hope you are feeling much better soon.

    Love your stitching.

  9. Très joli et surtout très fin
    belle soirée


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