Monday, January 19, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness #1

Hi Stunners!

I have signed up for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL which is being hosted by the lovely Jo. If you would like to sign up just click on the button on the left and it will take you to the sign up page on Serendipitous Stitching. Basically we post on the 15th of each month (yep I'm late as usual) a wip that has some kind of element of gifting in it. Either something you received or intend on gifting to someone else. As my beautiful Crafty friends are very generous I have alot to choose from. However, I have elected to focus on 5 for now.

For the first one of the year I have been working on a gift for my sister, Gail. It's a Mystic Stitch from Maxine Gadd's Birthstone collection. October: Rose Zircon. 

The fabric is from Colour Cascade Designs. It's an Ice Dye which is really cool. If you can't find a piece of fabric to go with your chart you can design your own. You are allowed to choose up to 4 colours and Tammy dyes it and it's a kind of lucky dip situation. This is Hot Pink, pink and silver. I think it's perfect for this chart as I intend on stitching all the black. 

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The other pieces I will be working on for this SAL are:

HAED Fallen Angel which is a new start. This chart was RAK'd to me by my very good friend the lovely Nina (Pistot-Stitches)

HAED Feel the Magic which I have finished Page 1. This chart was RAK'd by the beautiful Johanna (stitchstitchknit)

Colour Cascade Designs and Fabrics - I've been waiting for so long. The beautiful Angie (Miamina Musings), Mark and Charlie kindly gave me a birthday gift voucher and I bought the chart with it. Very small start on it so far. I started in the middle so I believe this is her sleeve.

And finally Tilton Crafts - Wishing On Stars. I was RAK'd the chart by the magnificent and one and only Nguyen (Spices up your life). This is a new start as well.

As you can see I have some very generous friends with beautiful taste. Thank you again ladies and I will be thinking of you as I stitch these beauties.

Take care everyone! Big love and hugs to you all 
xox Alicia


  1. All beautiful starts. Love those ice dyes:)

  2. PPerfect starts for the SAL! They're all beautiful.

  3. Wow such beautiful charts and you have made some amazing progress on them. Looking forward to seeing you stitch these lovlies.

  4. Great starts!! Your projects are just all so beautiful :)

  5. Gorgeous chart and fabric selection! I always find it funny how we end up with a lot of the same charts :) I look forward to seeing these grow and I'm so pleased to have helped to add to the pile of stash!!

  6. Wow! You are stitching such beautiful pieces! I'm looking forward to every update.

  7. What a bunch of great starts! You really pick amazing projects!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous projects Alicia. I can't imagine working on that many huge projects at the same time. Lovely progress on all of them.


  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Don't forget to link up on the January post!
    Love the October design but all that black! I would definitely stitch it on black fabric and skip that part.
    Your friends have great taste in charts!
    BTW did you know some of your photos in your blog background aren't showing? Including the massive header photo.

  10. Your friends have amazing taste in charts and you're amazing for working on all those big projects! I love the colors in the Colour Cascade design. Do you have several stands or just switch out your current whims?

  11. You don't believe in stitching small charts, that's for sure, lol! That first one is going to look wonderful on that fabric!

  12. Oh my goodness, what amazing charts you will be stitching!
    I love the fabric Tammy dyed for your Maxine Gadd design - perfect colours!
    Hugs xx

  13. Beautiful work, what a lovely gift for your sister

  14. Hello crafty princess...
    I have read your whole blog and loved every moment of it. It reads so easy and your fun... and wow what a stash, love love loved it!! You have so many, really jealous here, because my wife would not accept that, otherwise I did that to haha!!

  15. Phew such ambitious projects but I love them all. Can't wait to watch their progress

  16. I wish I could start so many of these beautiful designs. I know me, though, and if I don't see some results, I lose interest. But I always admire the hell out of people who can juggle so many projects in one go.


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