Friday, 21 December 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL December 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.

Sorry for the late post. I'm too busy at work since last month. I have been working on weekends and extended hours on weekdays. I haven't been crafting because I'm very tired after work.

Anyways , here is my tiny contribution to the GG SAL this month. I started this scarf in February, picked it up again as knitting is an easier craft to do when one is tired. The yarn was gift from my husband:

These tiny ornaments were decorations on the cake at Christmas lunch organised in my office. I couldn't see them being thrown in dustbin, so brought them home 😀

Earlier this month, Immediate media company was offering December 2017 edition of The World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy free for 2 days. I was quick to download them on my phone app. A free issue is a gift right? LOL

I'm sure I have mentioned before that I love exchanges/swaps. A few days before, I asked one of my snail mail friends if she wanted to do a small cross stitch exchange and she said yes!

Here is what I sent her, you have seen this before though:
Project Name: Felt kit -Pink bow
Pattern source: The World of Cross Stitching Magazine
Kit was a Gift from Kerry in July 2017
As this is the last post for this SAL, I will  show all my finishes and WIPs which I used (or could have used) in the posts for the SAL throughout this year. I'm travelling next week and will not be able to do a wrap up post for the year, so I thought it would be good to include these in this post.

Project Name : Feather
Gift for a girl who helped me with knitting
Finished on 4th Jan 2018

Project Name : Most beautiful things
Gift for my best friend
Finished on 6th Feb 2018
Birthday gift for Tammy
Finished on 8th Feb 2018
Pattern source: All-occasion charts, The World of Cross Stitching Magazine,Issue 203 which was a exchange gift from Jo in 2016
Project Name : Love
Valentine day's gift for Husband
Finished on 12th Feb 2018

Project Name : Finn
Birthday gift for Husband
Finished on 19th Mar 2018

Project Name : Gorgeous Gingham
Birthday gift for Zhraa
Finished on 30th Mar 2018
Pattern source: CrossStitcher Issue 212, Magazine was a gift from a cross stitcher I met virtually through facebook and then in person in London in April 2015 

Project Name : Beef Eater
Birthday gift for Rakhee
Finished on 13th Apr 2018
Birthday gift for Karen
Finished on 6th June 2018
Pattern was a gift from Jo in 2016

Project Name : Flower Mason Jar
Eid gift for my ex neighbours

Finished on 16th June 2018
Kit was a gift from my USA pen pal in May 2018
Project Name : Fabulous Florals
Birthday gift for my mother

Finished on 11th Sept 2018
Pattern source: The World of Cross Stitching Issue 245, was a gift from Tammy
Fabric : 18ct aida was gift from a cross stitcher I met virtually thru facebook and then in person in London in April 2015 
Birthday card for my snail mail friend in Japan
Finished on 15th Sept 2018
Pattern source: Kit was a gift from Tammy in June 2017

Project Name :Luggage tag
Birthday gift for my pen pal in India

Finished on 29th Sept 2018

Project Name : Let it Snow-Penguin
ATC exchange

Finished on 19th Nov 2018
Pattern source: CrossStitcher Issue 217, Magazine was a gift from a cross stitcher I met virtually thru facebook and then in person in London in April 2015 
I hope you like this parade of my finishes. Which one do you like most?
2018 was certainly not a very crafty year when I look at my record of how many days I stitched. Hopefully things get better next year.

Wishing my blog friends a Happy New year !


  1. So many beautiful gifts both given and received, Mini! I think is that sweet penguin you finished in November :) Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Everything looks lovely! You really stitched a lot. AriadnefromGreece!

  3. I think you had a great year for making gifts! It's hard to pick a favorite. I think it might be the rainbow feather. The freebie magazine downloads are totally gifts; you're covered for the next year in patterns, right? :D Beautiful scarf too. Knitting is a lot easier when you're tired for sure.

  4. Wonderful finishes. Darn that I missed out on the free magazines though. Love your blog :)

  5. Such a lot of lovely work you have done, well done.

  6. Looks to me like you accomplished a lot. I see my name many times throughout this post. :) Glad you were able to make use of the things I gave you (even if I don't remember them all). Some of your projects are quite time consuming. Really love the elephant you stitched for Karen. And the flower mason jar. Where are you traveling to?

  7. Beautiful pieces. I can't pick a favorite too many beautiful ones. I look forward to seeing what you make in 2019.

  8. Thanks for taking part in GG this month and all this year too! Love the recap, so many lovely gifts.
    I really like the blackwork elephant and the pink sampler. And the Love pillow you made for your husband too!

  9. All fun stitching and a lovely scarf! I think I like the Florals and the elephant the best, but it's too hard to choose!

  10. Many beautiful gifts - I love your wool in the scarf x

  11. The scarf you made is so pretty!! I love the colors in the yarn! My favorite finish was hard to choose because they are all so wonderful but Most Beautiful Things has to be my favorite because I love that quote. Happy New Year Mini! Wishing you all the best for 2019!

  12. I don't know about not having a very busy year, there are a lot of finishes there! You were certainly busy indeed. My favourite would have to be the little love cushion you made for your husband. That variegated pink on the grey is fab! Happy new year to you love!

  13. Great scarf finish, I love it! I also enjoyed your little roundup, I didn't follow your blog in the beginning of the year and hadn't seen most of them before :)


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