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Gifted Gorgeousness & September Smalls Theme-tas-stitch 2017 Check -in

Another two in one and quick post before I fly out to USA for our annual vacation tomorrow morning.

As you know, for me travelling means a chance to participate in exchanges and swaps. This time I have participated in three small easy swaps.

First is cross stitch ATC swap on Instagram . The theme for this month is Blackwork. I have been meaning to try blackwork since last year and is one of my craft goal for this year. too The rules for this exchange are quite simple and the size of cross stitch ATC should be 3.5" * 2.5",which means it can be stitched in 1-2 days.

Here is what I have stitched for my partner , hope she likes it and doesn't see this post before she gets it..ha ha

I stitched this cute owl card for a personal swap on Instagram . This card was a cover kit given to me by Kerry in our biscornu exchange in July. I don't know why it took me more than a week to stitch this but atleast I wasn't a chicken this time and stitched the french knots.

Both these finishes qualify for Gifted Gorgeousness SAL & September Smalls Theme-tas-stitch 2017 SAL.
I have few other things to share with you but I will save it for later.

Thank you for your comments on my last post, I appreciate the time you ladies take out to visit my blog.
I have been in a weird mood where I read blogs but never comment, sorry for that.

I will try and leave comments after I'm back from holiday.

Till then stay safe my friends and happy crafting.


  1. Have a lovely time on your vacation. Beautiful blackwork.

  2. What a cute little owl!
    Nice blackwork piece for your swap.

  3. They are both very pretty but your blackwork butterfly is really something! Good for you for giving it a go! Hope you have a safe flight and can't wait to hear all about your vacation when you get back!!

  4. Such cute pieces, Mini! And I hope your trip to the U.S. is safe and rewarding... Hopefully, we are done with the hurricanes for a while :)

  5. Have fun on your vacation. The blackwork finish is so beautiful and the owl is super cute.

  6. Wow, the blackwork looks really complicated! Love the butterfly! Cute little owl!
    Hope you have a great time on your vacation.
    Barbara x

  7. The blackwork is beautiful and the card is very cute! Enjoy your vacation :)

  8. That blackwork piece looks gorgeous. And what a cute little owl you stitched for the card.
    Have a great holiday.

  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month, have a great holiday!
    Love the blackwork with the butterfly, the contrast is beautiful.

  10. Two lovely finishes and two challenges for you - blackwork AND French knots! You did a great job with both.

    Hope you're having fun on your holiday.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous stitching as usual 💕 Im trying to get better at reading blog posts at all, I’m quite hopeless. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time away.

  12. Such beautiful blackwork. Hope you're having a great holiday x

  13. Beautiful blackwork design, stunning. Enjoy your holiday.


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