I have a double dipping post for Jo’s SALs at Serendipitous Stitching this week. Some of my new starts this month, which are part of the New Starts in January for People’s Choice were also gifts, qualifying for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.
This week I started Plum Street’s Birthday Tart, the chart was a Christmas present from my husband.
Really, everything I buy is a present from my husband if we’re honest, but this was one he bought himself and wrapped. Plus it is birthday themed so that’s gift-y too! I just have the pumpkin going so far. This design has such sweet colors in it though mine look darker than the model.
Now the next project was not a gift-it is just a new start: Victoria Sampler’s Learning Collection 5-2 to begin learning Hardanger. Just another night of stitching I think and then I will be ready to cut! I was very careful to line up my Kloster blocks so I think we’re all good there!
One more gift is something completely new. This is Lorna Bateman’s ribbon embroidered pin cushion which is a kit my mom gave me last year. I have done only a teeny amount of ribbon embroidery before but I LOVE this design and am determined to do a few new things this year to branch out beyond cross stitch. Because this is a complete kit with excellent instructions, I thought it was a good place to begin.
It’s going quicker than I expected and I am beginning not to be scared of it. 🙂