So Frieda came on Wednesday and we had some coffee and caught up. Then on Thursday which was Tsiknopempti we went for a shopping walk at the city centre. I bought some licorice tea and some felt to try my hands on wet felting.
dutchsisters and here our bags met each other.Aren't they lovely? I hold mine every day and it has kept its shape so well.
We saw some lovely tops decorating Koperti, a friend's school in the neighbourhood.
Then we walked more and we saw a new antique store.We had to pay a visit although it wasn't filled with merchandise yet.We loved the ceilings and frescos on the walls.
A big hand embroidered vintage tablecloth. I loved the colours and the patterns on it.
Alexander Pushkin's Poems and Tales and although I cannot read Russian I love its beautiful illustrations.
1821 war of independence.
We had a guided tour by one of the collectors who were presenting their beautiful items there and we very much enjoyed it.One could see paintings, jewelry, traditional clothes, guns and my favourite various types of embroideries.Like this golden work.Isn't it magical?All this handstitched!
Volos restaurant and a walk at the sea front.
By the way I have probably told you again that Frieda and other talented ladies on Skiathos island are working hard for their "child" the Green Fox Project. They are collecting and recycling all the plastic bottles and tin cans of the island all by themselves voluntarily. They need a car to do this job and they have started a pledge to gather some money to get one. So if anyone wants to help (every little bit helps) you can go here or on the button of the Green Fox project on my side bar and donate as much as you would like to.