Saturday, June 17, 2017

The June Gifted Gorgeousness

Somehow, when I wasn't looking, half of the year has flown by and it's mid-June already. Which means it's time for the June Gifted Gorgeousness SAL check-in! This is the brain-child of Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. 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.

I've been working lately on SamSarah's 3D Fresh Apple - you can see my late update post here - and I've finally finished it!


This pattern was a gift from the awesome Emma at Emma's Bloglet during an exchange a couple of years ago. I've been working on this for ages! Seriously, I started it in November, but I ran out of a floss color and had to wait a while before I could order because I definitely wasn't going to pay shipping charges for one floss.


This cutie is stitched on 28 count Christmas Red Jobelan with the recommended GAST and WDW colors. The stem is an inch of Palomino felted wool twisted around and sewn shut. Here it is with my first two SamSarah fruits:


I've finished the berry, the melon, and the apple so far! Pretty good, considering how stressful it is to finish them off. Seriously, seriously stressful. Like hold-your-breath-the-whole-time-and-hope-you-don't-ruin-it stressful. Especially when you start turning it inside out to stuff it and close it up. Oh man. I did that part so, so, so slowly so nothing would rip.


I'm so happy with how it turned out! I can't wait to fill up the bowl with the rest of the fruit. It'll have to wait, though - I've got so much going on right now it's not even funny! I need to catch up on reading everyone's blogs, for sure. Sorry, you guys. I'm trying, I promise!

Lots of love,

15 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my, so adorable! Well done Sarah. Glad that stress is over for you.

RJ said...

My words exactly...they are ADORABLE!!! Love them! If you have the chance come over for our give away. Have a lovely weekend. RJ @stitching friends forever

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finish Sarah.

Linda

Brigitte said...

These pieces of fruit by SamSarah are really very special. I hadn't seen them before. You stitched and finished them beautifully, very special.

jocondine said...

A very refreshing stop in your blog, with this fruit bowl. Lovely work, the water melon looks very nice. xxx

Mary said...

Your bowl of fruit is adorable!! The perfect bowl to display them in too! Lovely finishing. Mary

Robin in Virginia said...

Sarah, they are darling. I love the apple slice that you just finished. How many pieces of fruit are there? Thank you for sharing!

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

What a fun project. The fruit all looks so beautiful. Taking it slow seemed to do the trick because your pieces of fruit turned out fantastic. --Andrea

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Your basket of fruit looks wonderful! Almost good enough to eat.

Mii Stitch said...

What a fun finish Sarah!!!
You now have a great fruit bowl to display :)
I hope there are more in the series for you to add to your collection. Looks really fun to work on.

Mary said...

Very cute finish.

Emma Louise said...

They look great!

Justine said...

What fun finishes! I love them all and hope we will see more fruits in the bowl once life has quietened down for you.

Wendy said...

that is so cute! I remember you stitching the melon, but I didn't remember the strawberry. I'm the same, I'm really behind on blog reading, and I haven't posted in ages - AGAIN!

p.s. could you turn off your comment verification? I seem to get it wrong 3 or 4 times before my comment will publish...

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Your fruit bowl is really filling up now - Congrats on a great finish.