Tuesday 27 February 2024

Valentine Exchange and Gifted Gorgeousness - February 2024

I'm just getting in before the end of the month with my Gifted Gorgeousness. As always, the details of how Gifted Gorgeousness(GG) works can be found on Jo's blog, Serendipitous Stitching.

I delayed posting this month as I wanted to show my absolutely completed finish of Just Nan's Tea with Honey with a halfway decent photograph. However, the weather has been so dull I find it hard to take reasonable photographs. It's early afternoon while I'm writing this and it's dark enough to need a lamp on. So that photo will have to wait until next month.

First up is my Valentine Exchange at Needlecraft Haven. This year we had a non-stitchy Valentine exchange. Participants sent their partner a card, socks, a free or used chart and a sweet treat.

I received these socks and sweets from Christine along with this pretty Pinker 'n Punkin Quilting cottage chart. Given my sweet tooth, the sweet treats didn't last long!

Needlecraft Haven Valentine Exchange from Christine
 I sent a stitched card to Clare and Gill.
LEFT: Valentine's Freebie - Erin Elizabeth Designs
Fabric: Unknown 32ct in a milk chocolate like colour
Threads: Suggested DMC threads
RIGHT: Full Valentine 2010 Dragon - J.L. Aikman-Smith, Dragon Dreams Inc
Fabric: Zweigart 32ct Antique Ivory Belfast linen
Threads: Suggested DMC threads except DMC 326 replaced with Au Voie d'Alger 3025

Clare was my exchange partner and though I sent the other exchange items to her I forgot to take a photo but you can see them on Clare's blog here.

Since my last GG post it's been my birthday and I received these stitching related gifts.

Pattern for a thread catcher bag and two skeins of thread from Clare
Four Christmas themed embroidery designs with their hoop frames from a family member
It's several years since I stitched traditional embroidery so I'm looking forward to sewing these. Realistically, I will only be stitching on one of them this year.

The following items you will have seen in my previous post for the Fully Finished Gallery and Small SAL so I will add no further comment on them.
You are Loved - Robin Sample, October House Fiber Arts
Fabric:  Unknown 35ct White linen
Threads: Suggested DMC threads except DMC 3833 replaced with DMC 961

Dragon from Full Valentine 2010 Dragon - Dragon Dreams Inc
Fabric: Zweigart 32ct Antique Ivory Belfast linen
Threads: Suggested DMC threads 

So, a busier than usual month for me with sending and receiving gifts and I love them all.


  1. Oh, I love the dragon keychains! Beautiful gifts as well.

  2. Some lovely exchanges sent and received. I miss that now I can't stitch and have just given away charts and linen. I do miss it.

  3. The exchange was lovely, thanks for my gifts. You had a great February, wishing you busy needles in March

  4. Thanks for taking part in GG in February. Lovely gifts and exchanges.
    Serendipitous Jo


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