Thursday, 15 February 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness February 2018

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 year taking part in this. Thanks Jo for the chance and the inspiration.
So from January 15th till February 14th I stitched this Valentine's card, an old freebie from a magazine, a heart brooch and a floral sachet also freebies from magazines. The brooch was gifted to me along with the magazines from dear Juliana some time ago and although I don't stitch Valentine things I decided to stitch them for the  Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog hop that Jo also hosted.The flower sachet was gifted to me by Jaquie. You can visit the blogs that took part in it here. And this was the photo I sent to my secret stitching sweetheart!
I also stitched the Craftpod Winter hoop.Now that shouldn't be here as the subscription to Craftpod was a gift to me but I really love to show this.
In January I also put all the threads of my next project in bobbins. The next big project is a framed series of monthly bookmarks showing flowers. Marabeth my dear friend in the States sent me this kit.
I plan to stitch one bookmark each month.So here is January and half of February.We are in the middle of February anyway!

In January I received a stitched giveaway win. This is a good luck pin cushion made by 
Velona and Klosti (which means Needle and thread) and I won it at the Secret Crafter 2017 exchange organised by Anna of In My Closet.
In January I started stitching in my fabric book. This fabric book was gifted to me by my friend Katerina of Mindspinfabrica and I decided to stitch a flower alphabet in it. First I iron transfered the alphabet on the fabric pages.
I decided to use leftover threads from previous projects.
I thought this would be a yearlong project and all of a sudden I realised that I love embroidery!So I started stitching one letter every day, in fact every evening!
I even started adding Flower Fairies stickers and colouring pages I colour myself on the paper pages of the fabric book.
In February I stitched one more freebie from an old magazine and gave away the pattern and leftover threads afterwards.

This was so old that the price on the magazine was in drachmas.
I also stitched one Xmas ornament from a freebie from a magazine that again my friend Juliana had given me.
I started the Halloween pattern I had won in Jo's giveaway too. It is Halloween Happiness.The fabric I am stitching on is another giveaway win from Brigitte of the blog At Brigitte's Place. I started like this
and I am here so far.
 The mail brought some more stitchy things among other gifts at this time of year due to my birthday on January 28th as well. From dear Juliana I got this lovely parcel that included a stitching magazine with a lovely freebie, a little Xmas kit and some aida.
And I also got the giveaway win from Melanie of the blog Melanie The WIP slayer which is a lovely pattern and leftover threads and beads to stitch hopefully till Xmas.
So as you can see there is a lot of Gifted Gorgeousness in this post as well!
I'd love to thank all of my friends for sending me so many lovely gifts and Jo for organizing the GG.


Elfie said...

Wow! So many beautiful projects. Your blog made me feel happy. The colours you are working with are so pretty, and such lovely designs. I have enjoyed stopping by your blog today.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.

You certainly received some wonderful gifts to stitch.

I love the embroidered alphabet book, I can see why you could not stop stitching.

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Ξεκίνησε η χρονιά σου με πολύ όμορφες δημιουργίες και ωραία δώρα !!!! Καλή συνέχεια !!!!

butterfly said...

Wow lots of goodies, another wonderful post.

Christy ♥ said...

Estimada Ariadne, aunque un poco tarde que vengan muchos años mas, llenos de bendiciones. Todo esta muy bonito, me encanta el libro de letras


Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Without question you had a lot of Gifted Gorgeousness this month. I enjoyed reading this post.

Mini said...

Wow that's an amazing GG post , full of lovely gifts made and received.You are certainly loved in the stitching community.

Christine said...

What a wonderful post! I love the embroidered alphabet

Mia said...

Μα είναι όλα υπέροχα, Αριάδνη μου. Δεν ξέρω τι να πρωτοθαυμάσω. Πολλά φιλιά, φίλη μου.

Brigitte said...

You have some great projects on the go. Wonderful gifts. I love these monthly bookmarks. And the alphabet looks gorgeous.

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, lovely stitching! I especially liked your Craftpod piece ..... very similar to some painting I did recently, for a quilt, which you can see on my blog.
Loved your embroidered alphabet book especially.
Barbara xx

Kay said...

You have been busy. I particularly like your flower bookmarks, I always us bookmarks and have several to choose from and this set would be perfect to add to my collection. I must look out for something similar. x