Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness

Jo of Serendipitous Stitching organizes a link-up party where we show stitch gifts we made to give or items that were gifted to us and are related to stitching and sewing.So on the 15th of each month we can link up to her blog. This is my first time taking part in this. Thanks Jo for the chance and the inspiration.
So since January the 1st I have stitched the following.
First I finished this runner. This is an absolute stitch from stash item. I had the blue aida for ages and didn't dare stitch it as it was too dark for me. The white thread was a vintage find. The pattern was from a Prima makes magazine and it was a knitted cushion pattern that I adapted. The magazine was a gift some years ago.In the end I added a felt ribbon with snowflakes instead of a lace taht I also had in my Xmas things.

As I made a decision to stitch from stash and to finish wips I continued with this Greek Santa which I had left at the head for years. The pattern was sent to me by a friend.I lost it and had to finish the rest of the figure by just looking at a photo.Oh well, that's not the best thing to do but I wanted to finish it.Hence all the mistakes.In the end I made it into a Christmas tree ornament.
Another wip was the handmade doll I had made last year.I had attended a course with a doll making teacher Yiota at Koumpi coffee and crafts cafe.The course was gifted to me by Anna of In My Closet. The thing is that I had left the doll with no face features so I stitched that too.
Finally I stitched The Little Mermaid by The Little Stitcher. The fabric and threads I had in my stash for ages. The pattern was sent to me as a gift from the creator of the patterns herself  Laura of
The Little Stitcher. It was the time when the financial crisis had started in Greece and it was the capital controls and I could not buy her patterns but admired them so she sent me the one I wanted!Thank you so much Laura.At last I managed to stitch it. I must say it was a bit difficult for me to stitch it as the fabric was too small count for me. But I wanted to make this small because I am going to mount it on this fabric bag I was gifted some time ago from a friend.It is an advertising bag but of very good quality and therefore I wanted to carry it while roaming the beach at the beach house. I still have to sew it on the bag.
Finally I want to show you some gifts I received this Christmas that include stitching materials.
From my dear Cathy from England. Her gift includes a cross stitch kit and lots of embellishments.
 From dear Juliana in Scotland I got a parcel that also included Mollie makes and the cover kit.
 From dear Margrit in Turkey I got these gifts among them a traditional cross stitched little pouch.
 From dear Marabeth in the States I got really many beautiful gifts that included three cross stitch kits! I love them all!
 And if I may add a gift to myself.I got the Winter issue of craftpod that includes an embroidery kit.
Well that's all about my first Gifted Gorgeousness blog post!Hope you enjoy it!


Debbie said...

Hi...fabulous projects and gifts received. I too received the winter craftpod box...my husband bought me a years subscription for Christmas...I hadn't thought to include it in GG....by the way I also collect sea glass. Debbie x

Barb said...

You did get some beautiful gifts! I just love that table runner. It is lovely, a beautiful shade of blue. The Little Mermaid is a great stitch for a person who lives near the sea.

Mia said...

Όλα υπέροχα, Αριάδνη μου. Αριστουργήματα. Η κούκλα εκπληκτική και το ράνερ θαυμάσιο. Σε φιλώ, φίλη μου.

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πολύ όμορφα και τα έργα σου και τα δώρα που πήρες !!! Ότι πρέπει για τη νέα χρονιά !!! Τα φιλιά μου !!!!

Mii Stitch said...

I really like your Christmas table runner and traditional Santa ornament!! I have missed your posts but you have been so busy with your crafts.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I like your finishes. You received great gifts for Christmas.

Christine said...

Great finishes, and the bag will be perfect for summer.
Fabulous gifts from your friends too

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

Thanks for taking part in GG for the first time this month.

There was enough gorgeousness for an entire year of posts here, you made and received some lovely gifts. I love the doll's face, she reminds me of Pippi Longstocking from the children's book.

Bethan said...

What lovely gifts. And you have been very busy stitching! I love the table runner x

Christy ♥ said...

Hola *Ariadne*, que bonito te ha quedado todo, aunque el que mas me gusta es el camino de mesa azul navideño, también te felicito por todos los regalos recibidos


Elfie said...

Wow - I just adore all your projects. The runner is stunning.

rosey175 said...

That doll is adorable! I like Jo's idea of Pippi Longstocking but I was always an Anne Shirley fan and that's who I'm reminded of! Your table runner turned out stunning.

Justine said...

I love your table runner! It's so effective on the blue thread. Stitching from stash is a great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing what you stitch next!

Brigitte said...

Both your finishes are so lovely. That table runner looks wonderful with the white thread on the dark blue fabric.
All these gifts will keep you very busy.

Kaisievic said...

Wonderful GG post, Ariadne - lots of lovely gifties finished and new ones received. You will have lots to stitch from stash now. xxx