Sunday, 15 February 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL Feb Update

A foreword before I show you my entry for the SAL.

I discovered about Stich ALongs (SAL) in the month of July 2014 when I joined a wonderful cross stitch group on facebook.

I instantly liked the concept and was more pleased to know that in this age of internet ,its possible to have virtual SALs sitting at your home with cross stitchers all over the world...Isn't that fantastic?

I'm hosting a HAED SAL on my FB group now for first timers like me and big HAED fans...

So I came across Jo's stitching blog and learnt about this SAL on the last day of January(Link available on the right hand side bar of my blog) ..and loved the idea. It suits me a lot because I'm going to stitch for my friends and family for next few years.

As I have told you that I have repicked cross stitching after a gap of 10years..i have a lot to catch up.

My personal stitching goals for 2015 is to stitch at least 3 medium/big size pieces gifts for my besties.

The Gifted Gorgeousness SAL will help me achieve my goals and inspire me to be more generous ...wink wink.
Thank you Jo for hosting the SAL and allowing me to join.

So here is my entry for the month of February.

I have stitched this birthday card for my gorgeous talented friend who is also about to start her own craft business.

I will be giving this card to her when I meet on 20th after 5 long years...I missed you love.

Hope she likes it (and hope she doesn't visit my blog before I give this to her...let it be a surprise, please GOD)

Started on : 6-Feb-2015
Finished on: 13-Feb-2015
Stitched on:14 count white Aida
Floss used :Anchor
Designer: Emma Congdon
Pattern source: Cross Stitch Collection, Sept 2014
Number of colors: 9
Stitch count:50H*50W
Type of stitches: Full cross stitch, back stitch
Number of strands used :2 for Full cross stitches,2 for back stitch

I had to substitute few colors as I didn't have all the colors listed in the original design.

P.S. This is the first time ever I have stitched a card.


  1. Great card and welcome back to the world of stitching. I stitch HAEDS so must look you up. I need to get back to mine and perhaps in need of inspiration and support

  2. Welcome back to stitching! Now you are stitching AND blogging you will be hooked forever! That's a beautiful card you made for your friend and you would never know it was your first card.

  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. This is a lovely card and very amusing too! I am sure your friend will love it.

    SALs are very addictive! I try to stick with the ones that encourage me to stitch things I already have though.

  4. Beautiful stitching mini. I too want to participate in cross stitch SAL but already I am into two crochet SAL and another cross stitch sAL(Stitching a small piece in a month). Will participate in more Cross stitch SALs in future.

  5. I love the card, you did a magnificent job!

  6. TEN years without stitching? My dear, welcome back to our world and get that needle smoking! Congrats on the lovely finish.

  7. Love the card! Your friend will enjoy it, I'm sure :)

  8. Aren't SALs great.....such an encouragement! Best wishes for the draw!

  9. Thank you ladies for the wonderful really enjoying my second innings in cross stitching. Getting inspired by fellow stitchers everyday.

  10. Great GG piece, Mini, I hope that you enjoy your cross stitching and blogging!

  11. Your card is very cute :)
    Great to have you share your creations with us on the blogland !!


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