Saturday, 17 September 2016

Big Birthday Blog Hop!

Jo of  Serendipitous Stitching is celebrating her birthday on the 17th September with a
                                                        big birthday blog hop!
She gave each of the bloggers-followers a year to write about.
We had to do three things.
1. Write what Jo did that year, information she provided us with.
2. Write what we did that year.
and 3. Post a photo of something we have stitched.

I got 1968.
The funny thing is that Jo and I have the same age so I was 2 at that year as well, only a couple of months older.

This is what Jo wrote about that year.

1968 - Jo was 2.  She was living in Catterick, Yorkshire with her Mum, Dad, a cat called Snowy and a new baby sister.  Dad was in the Army so Jo was an Army Brat!  The family moved to Catterick at the start of the winter and it snowed for the entire time they lived there before the family moved to warmer climes.

And here's what I can say about me in that year.

1968- I was 2. I was living in Istanbul, Turkey with my Mum, Dad, older brother Michael and grandma Ariadne. Dad was working at a wire factory. I don't remember much about that year. But I do remember living in a block of flats with a back yard and I played with a little Armenian girl called Alin. Our family had to move to Greece a couple of months later (in 1969) as the relationship between Greece and Turkey was getting worse.

As I haven't been stitching much lately I will add a photo of the last thing I stitched which is the month of May from the SAL- Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries.
I am really behind but hope to finish it by the end of the year! We will see.
Having read in Jo's blog about  Justine's Solo September  I thought of taking part in it too, but wasn't sure if I could commit.
So here's how I started
 and here's what I am up to now!

But if this isn't enough for you I can also share a photo of one of my finishes for 2012. That year was a very productive year cross stitch wise so you can read and see all of my finishes of that year in this link.
This one was a house warming gift for my best friend.

Dear Jo, I wish you to have a great birthday! Enjoy the day! And many happy returns!
Why don't you visit Jo's blog to wish her yourself?


Elfie said...

Isn't this a lovely thing to do - I am enjoying this blog hop immensely. Your projects are pretty - such nice colours to be working with.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

I love your house warming gift for your friend. I am glad I did not get a year when I was three (Jo was not born then!) because I cannot really remember anything much other than what I have been told:)

Vickie said...

How very neat that you and Jo share birth years. I loved learning more about you both! :)

rosey175 said...

Lovely post for Jo's birthday hop! Great stitches; the May Snowflowers is my favorite so far. :D

jocondine said...

Great big birthday post, I love Snowflower diaries (I stitched last month the little fox on a baby bib). Amicalement. xxx

Rhona said...

What lovely stitching!

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

Thanks for taking part in the Birthday Blog Hop. It's nice to think about two little two year old girls living in different parts of the world connecting up all those years later!
I love the Joyful World designs, especially the cats. I also love your house sampler and it's lovely border.

Carolyn said...

Hello Ariadne!
What a great blog post telling us a little something about your self when you were 2 years old. Its interesting to see all the different ages of each of Jo's participants for her blog hop. Your Snowflower Diaries are looking great. I think you can finish them. What a beautiful housewarming gift for your friend. They must have been so happy to get it!

Astrids dragon said...

Lovely stitching!

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, Ariadne! A lovely post. Beautiful stitcheries, and so prolific, I loved them all!
Funny you mentioning 2012 .... my year from Jo was 2011!
Barbara x

Bea said...

Great blog post! The housewarming gift is beautiful and I love the animals in the SAL.

Kaisievic said...

Isn't this blog hop a great idea? Not only do we learn more about dear Jo, we also learn more about each other. Wonderful! Lovely stitching, Ariadne.

Kim said...

Oh I love your cross stitches, Ariadne. Loving your month by month one and the blue house one....well this is just gorgeous! What a beautiful gift!

Beth in IL said...

Very interesting. Fun seeing everyone who is part of the hop.

Tiffstitch said...

Great choice on cross stitch to share and interesting story about you and also Jo.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great post, Ariadne! Thanks for sharing :D

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely post! Loved reading about you at 2 years old :o)
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

A lovely birthday post for Jo. And it was quite interesting to read about where and how you lived at age 2.
Great progress on your Joyful World SAL.

Melinda Forbes said...

One of the best things about blogging, is reading all the other wonderful blog posts from people who have lived all over the year.

I love "May peace and plenty Bless this house. It is so perfect - and the cross stitch is beautiful

Katie said...

I'm hopping along on the blog hop. What a fun post. Thanks for sharing. Love your beautiful stitching. Good luck on catching up with the SAL.

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Μου αρέσουν πολύ αυτού του είδους τα κεντηματα.
Περιμένω να το δω τελειωμενο.
Είναι υπέροχο.
Να είσαι καλά και να περνάς ακόμη καλύτερα.

Mini said...

Hi Ariadne,
Hopping on from Jo's big birthday blog hop. Interesting to read about you and Jo's lives. I have been to Turkey and just returned from Greece yesterday ,both amazing countries similar in many ways.

Sheryl said...

Great Joyful World stitching. I´m way behind with mine too.