Thursday, 18 January 2018

Gifted Gorgeousnes SAL January Update

Hello Friends,

It's that time of the month when we show what gifts we have been working on or/and what crafty gifts we have received. If you don't know what I'm talking about , check Jo's blog for more info. This is a easy SAL where you have choice to stitch any designer, color or pattern, just that it should be a gift for someone or gift from someone.

I'm still working hard(ly) to finish my Candamar design project as now I have a deadline. I may be able to meet my bestie in February after 4 years and give her the gift .Every time I start stitching this project, it looks close to a finish and after few minutes I see new colors which need to be stitched. No wonder I call it my nemesis project.

I have added 1248 stitches since I last showed you but most of them are white so hard to see any progress.
Right hand corner

Left hand corner
I made another small gift for a fellow crafter but I will save that for the Smalls SAL post. 

This weekend is IHSW and I will be stitching the nemesis project. Depending on how much progress I make, I will write a separate blog post for it or just post on facebook group.

December or January are months we usually travel to India , my home country, for our annual vacation. This time I wasn't able to go as I was short of leaves but hubby was in India for over a week and brought me lots of gifts.Amongst those is this custom desk calendar made from photos of the Flower of the month project I stitched in 2016. I love it.

That's it my friends, not much to show as I'm trying to finish the above project and until its finished I'm not going to stitch anything else.

I will be visiting your blog to see what gifts you are working on.


  1. Wow! What an awesome gift from hubby, that is so cool. A great way to showcase your stitching. I recognized it immediately and wondered how it had come to be. Good luck with the nemesis project!

  2. Keep stitching - you can do it! That calendar is an awesome gift and what a great idea!

  3. Well your husband was spot on with the calendar showing your stitching each month! That is rather clever :) Just keep going on your stitching project, next thing you'll notice, it will be finished :)

  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I am sure your friend will love your nemesis!
    The calendar is brilliant, what a good idea.

  5. Gosh what a lot of stitches! You are doing well.
    Wow, I love the calendar! Well done hubby!
    Good luck with your nemesis project!
    I like the new look for your blog ..... that’s a lovely background picture too!
    Barbara x (I’m late with my GG as usual, tee hee)

  6. Beautiful projects, and I can certainly see your progress on that 'nemesis' piece. I love your desk calendar - your husband is very thoughtful.

  7. What a sweet thoughtful gift from your hubby! And super progress on your wip!! Sending you speedy stitchy vibes so you have it finished in time :)

  8. Good progress on your stitching. That is so nice of your hubby to gift you a custom made calendar showcasing your stitching:)

  9. The calendar is a fantastic idea from your husband! How nice to still have something from the project you spent so long on.

    Deadlines are dangerous! But it's nice to have a goal and even more nice to be meeting up with your best friend. Plus you are actually close to finishing it, especially if has become your focus piece. Go, go, goooo~

  10. I love that calendar, your husband gave you. What a gorgeous gift.

  11. How thoughtful of your husband to have the calendar made up - a very special treasure. Good luck with your Nemesis project.


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