Monday, 16 January 2017

January Gifted Gorgeousness


Hi Everyone,
 We are half way through the month and my stitching is going very slowly so far, in fact I´m dithering about as I seem to do at the beginning of each new year, so yesterday on seeing lots of G.G. posts, I decided to sign up and join Jo´s Gifted Gorgeousness SAL, where we show a sewing related gift we have received or have made.

Last year I joined Mabel Figworthy´s hardanger SAL and each month we had a small pattern to stitch which was then hopefully made into something useful.  I never posted April´s design which I finished as a pincushion and then put away as a future gift, so therefore I may include it on my first G.G. post.



In addition to the usual Hardanger Kloster blocks and wrapped bars, the pattern included butterfly chain stitch, a dotted diamond chain and spiders´ webs.


I added a couple of crochet flowers with button centres.



I´m listing here some of the other hardanger designs which I stitched during last year and mentioned on past posts.
January´s pattern being the first, was the easiest with Kloster blocks, eyelets, satin stitch and star stitch.  I made a heart shaped ornament.

February´s pattern included herringbone ladder stitch, a feather braid and square filets.  I decided to make a rosary bead pouch.

The pattern for March was more interesting with double wrapped bars, woven daisies, dove´s eyes and sequins.  I made a needlebook.

May´s design had a chequered chain stitch worked with two colours, up and down buttonhole stitch and Greek crosses.  Beads were added to the double wrapped bars and with this pattern I made a cover for a tape measure.

A pretty pattern for June, one which I really enjoyed stitching with y-bars, ribbed spiders´webs, eyelash stitch and French knots.  I made a small purse.

I think I had better leave the other six patterns for my next post before you all wander off.
Happy stitching.
Sheryl

Linking to Supermom no cape Stitchery Party

28 comments:

  1. How beautiful! It looks like a stitch a long that I would have liked to participate in!

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  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I loved seeing all the hardanger you stitched last year. I am so impressed that you finished each one into something lovely too!
    I have done hardanger but not for ages. One of my UFOs has some, when I get around to it!

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  3. What beautiful Hardanger stitching Sheryl.... I love all the patterns and your stitching is just exquisite as it always is! Christine x

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  4. Such beautiful stitching, Sheryl! I loved seeing all your hardanger stitching ..... very pretty finishes too!
    Barbara xx

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  5. Nice work. I live hardanger too and have done a fair amount. :)
    Visiting from the Stitchery Link Party.

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  6. Lovely little(ish?) patterns and you finish finished them all. Wow!

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  7. Hi Sheryl,wow your work is stunning ,your hardanger pieces are so pretty,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

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  8. Hardanger is such a mystery to me. Your work is so gorgeous and the you do the most clever finishing too!

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  9. Oh wow! They are all so gorgeous :o) I would love to do Hardanger but it scares me witless taking scissors to the stitching! Maybe one day I will get the courage up to do it but in the meantime I will just drool over your gorgeous finishes :o)
    Hugs x

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  10. Your stitching is beautiful. Even though I'm no a fan of pink, I really like your pincushion.

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  11. Such beauty...each and every item was amazing. I especially loved the little purse, quite dainty.

    Have a terrific week~~

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  12. Such beauty...each and every item was amazing. I especially loved the little purse, quite dainty.

    Have a terrific week~~

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  13. Lots of beautiful work... hope you get into it again this year

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  14. Wonderful works. I like them all.

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  15. All your finishes are so cute, Sheryl!! :)

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  16. These are all so beautiful Sheryl. I love how you have finished each one differently. You have such great ideas for finishing.

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  17. Pretty pincushion Sheryl and I love the little flowers you have added. All lovely work. xx

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  18. Oh, those are all so very lovely, Sheryl! You make hardanger look so easy, but I know it can be tricky. Will really have to give it a try one of these days :)

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  19. I only managed to finish January, and I never fully finished it, your finishes are beautiful!!

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  20. They are beautiful. I am glad you showed the six of them on this one post. They are so amazing.

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  21. Oh Sheryl, how lovely these all are. I have never tried hardanger embroidery but now when I see your beautiful works maybe I should try some day.

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  22. Your hardanger is beautiful and I absolutely love all your creative and colourful finishing!!

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  23. Love your hardangar embroideries.

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  24. Sheryl, it's so great to see how beautifully you finished your Hardanger stitching, the pink colours are just perfect. And the completion of all your projects shows again your talent. Congratulations.

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  25. An exquisite collection of your lovely handiwork, Sheryl. ALL are beautiful!

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  26. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
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