Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL November

Hi stunners!!!

I'm really really really late with this one, sorry about that. I have a new start (what a surprise LOL) which is a gift for my girlfriend whose doggie April went blind literally overnight. She is a Silky Terrier and looks exactly like this chart ,as her mummy Janine always has a bow in her hair. I won't be stitching the prayer as she totally doesn't have a "firm" hand. This doggie was spoilt rotten even before she became blind.  But I'll make something up to put on it, that's a tad more relevant. 

I'm stitching it on 18ct Pink Swirl sparkly fabby from Sew it All Australia. You can just make out the eye. It's weird for me to stitch like this, without gridding and parking, just following the colours in an area, but I kinda like it too. 

And an update for SS Max Colours Butterfly Ball, which was a RAK chart from my dazzling friend Nina. I finished page 18, finally. Woo Hoo. Wickedly mad crazy confetti but I loved it.

And I joined a facebook Group called "The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group" as one of my friends told me that they had lots of challenges. And I stitch so much more when involved in challenges and events. It's the stitching athlete in me ha ha. So I managed a page finish and I am two thirds of the way through my new start which I will show you next post....but the best thing is I received 4 awards and a merit badge. So cool! If you guys are on fb, it's a great group and they are super duper nice there. 

That's all stunners. Hope you are all doing really well and that life is magical.

Take care. 

xox Alicia

P.S. Jo - Serendipitous Stitching if you read this post can you add the linky thingy. I can't get it to work. That is if the linky thingy hasn't closed. Sorry I'm so late. Thanks stunner! 


  1. Lovely new start and so thoughtful of you. Great progress on the HAED. Congrats on winning so many awards.

  2. Oh I'm afraid I did a squeal on the train again. Such a lot of confetti! But beautiful stitching. The parked threads look like a colourful waterfall!
    Congratulations on all your awards too - very well deserved!

  3. Lovely projects Alicia. Congrats on the awards.


  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I am sure it's a problem with viewing the blog over a secure line and Mr.Linky not being compatible. I get a message every time I insert the code now.
    Anyway, love the cute doggie and the awesome Butterfly Ball. The FB group sounds fun, I'm guessing they are all full-coverage challenges because who counts stitches on ordinary charts? Love that they give you certificates! Make sure you print them and stick them on your fridge LOL

  5. Well done on all your certificates from UCSG! I have tried to do these challenges but stitching on smaller pieces and regularly swapping was getting to painful to count stitches for.... so I will leave those ones for you HAED stitchers :o)
    Great projects you have on the go :o)
    Hugs x

  6. Oh I LOVE that confetti made project!!! It's GORGEOUS!!!!
    Congrats on all the awards & great start on the cute little doggie.

  7. What a cute puppy! Sorry to hear about your friend's dog losing his sight; that has got to be hard on everyone. Butterfly Ball is looking awesome ;)

  8. Poor baby. Great stitching as ever :)

  9. Love seeing your projects Alicia! Thanks so much for posting about the Ultimate XS group. I stitch more sometimes too with challenges, so I joined up, and it is a lovely group. Love, Joy

  10. Wow, wow, wow, your Butterfly Ball is outrageous! I want more!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your little friends dog. That's a lovely gift to give for her.

    I've considered joining the Ultimate Cross Stitch Group. It shows up in my feeds lots. Maybe I'll join in the new year.

  11. Great projects! You always make such beautiful progress!

  12. Love your cute finish! I think every page finish counts as a finish too, so add those in because they are a ton of stitches! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing what you stitch up in 2017!! :)



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