Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The December Gifted Gorgeousness SAL, and the Monkey is Swinging!

Somehow, when I wasn't looking, December 15th crept up on me. It's the last Gifted Gorgeousness SAL update of the year, folks! This is Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's baby - we stitch on something that's been gifted to us through exchanges or giveaways, whether a pattern, kit, fabric, floss, whatever, and post on the 15th of the month (because it's 2015).

For the last few months I've been working on Prairie Schooler's Two By Two, gifted to me last year in an exchange with Emma from Emma's Bloglet (you can see my last update here). This is what it looks like now:


This is at 4000 stitches now. Finally, after months and months of stitching, I'm done with the hull of the ship! Happy dancing here (well, as much as I can with my giant tummy). I've stitched the two peace doves and started on the waves underneath the ship. So close to a finish now!


I'm stitching up a storm on the baby sampler too. I'm officially 39 weeks along as of today, so it's really just a matter of time before I pop. So this is what it looked like first:


Then it looked like this:


And now it looks like this:


I've finished stitching the sun and all the leaves. I've just got to finish the monkey and his brown frame now. I didn't like how they kept charting the animals' eyes blue, so I changed them all to brown (except the elephant, who's blue all over so it didn't look weird). Once I'm done with the stitching I still have all the backstitching to do, but it's really coming along and I should be able to finish soon!

Happy xxx's!

15 comments:

Wendy said...

So close! Just hold on one more week little baby!

Vickie said...

Oh Sarah, you have gotten so much done. Very close now. However, I do hope you "pop" immediately! :D

Elfie said...

I have enjoyed your blog and watching your projects grow. Merry Christmas.

the Fairy Stitcher said...

beautiful work, love the Prairie schooler ♥♥♥

cucki said...

wow super cute stitching..well done dear x

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching on both your projects. Good luck with reaching a finish before your other little project is ready!

Emma Louise Brown said...

I was going to ask what you plan on working on when these two are finished but then realised you'll have your hands full ^_^ How are you?

Mii Stitch said...

The sampler is so close to a finish.
Come on Sarah!!

Brigitte said...

Both your projects are coming along great and both are getting near the finishing line. Maybe the baby lets you finish them, or at least one of them, lol.

Penny said...

Your baby sampler is going to look wonderful in your baby's room! It won't be long now. :)

Heather said...

So exciting! They both look great I'm amazed you're still getting in stitching time.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

You've made so much progress Sarah! Hope all goes well with the new arrival - so close now!

Anne said...

I can hardly wait!!! So excited for you!! Xox

Anne said...

I can hardly wait!!! So excited for you!! Xox

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this year. You've made great progress on the baby sampler and Noah's Ark too.
I am guessing that baby is either here by now or you are overdue and trying lots of tactics to hurry things along!