Sunday, 11 February 2018

January 2018

It is unbelievable how time flies and I admit blogging is not a priority for me anymore. Therefore although I tried to blog at least once a month in 2017 I stopped in July and didn't manage to go on. I don't think it is very important to blog about the rest of 2017 anymore so I will begin the 2018 months and see how far I go.
So here is January 2018.
It started with a bad cold that took 15 days to get off me. Hubby was also sick so I had to walk Barca one morning out in the cold. The view of the full moon was magic!
Talking about Barca, oh she is such a sweet girl. Look at her how she is watching a dolphin on TV.
And how she follows grandma everywhere begging for a snack from her food.
And she loves flowers.
 January included some pie cutting.I was lucky to win the lucky coin in our pie and
in our ladies' company of friends. That included a watch too and I loved it.
What the mail brought in January. A heavy month due to the Christmas holidays and of course because it is my birthday month. So lots of Christmas cards from Anastasia of
Creations with Fantasy, Tua, Ian, Lynne, Melissa and Gaby. Melissa painted on her card and Ian painted the card himself.And Gaby sent me a Scottish thistle coaster and a lovely beaded snowflake she made herself.Isn't it gorgeous?
I also received lovely gifts from Angeliki pocoloco
and from Theodora and Nikoletta.
From Kim
From Marabeth
From Margrit
From Craftpod, that's a seasonly or yearly subscription and you receive a kit to make during the season or the year.
From Sophie and Aykut, who also painted his own card.
My win from inmycloset giveaway from VelonakaiKlosti

From Marabeth for my birthday
I love what it said inside.
She even sent me the Times about the women's march of last year and it arrived the same day as this year's march.
From Melissa came the book Flat Stanley which I will read to my pupils and Ian painted me a Paddington birthday card
which was followed with Paddington's suitcase full of goodies.
Thank you to all my friends who sent me gifts for the Christmas holidays and my birthday.
In January I took out some fabric bags to use with my shopping as bags are to be paid now every time you go shopping. I always loved using fabric bags so I have a lot in my collection.
 In January I started stitching on my WIPs and started a rotation programme that includes one Xmas ornament, one freebie kit, finishing of old wips, a monthly bookmark and more.So in January I stitched this Greek Santa ornament.
I finished this runner.
I stitched my dolls face features.
I made the Little Mermaid from The Little Stitcher and made it into a bag.

A Valentine's card (an old freebie),a heart brooch and a floral sachet,
Then I decided to stitch in the fabric book that Katerina had gifted me with some time ago.So I stamped on it with some old transfer floral alphabet.And decided to use up all my leftover threads.
In January I made A
and H
I also started on a Halloween piece.
And made the craftpod embroidery hoop which looks lovely and was even included in the craftpod instagram post.
In January I went to Koumpi coffee and crafts cafe to meet with my crafty group and we also cut our pie.
 and I again although I didn't find the coin in my piece I was so lucky to receive some beautiful gifts  from Lena, Kikitsa, Anna, Elsa and Evangelia of Happy Deck
 I also got some books from a friend's destashing that look very interesting!
 At another meeting with other friends Maria gifted us all with this amazing tomato jam from
Family Jar.
My friend Gia also gave me some gifts for me and Barca and the whole family.
I also recieved this amazing painting by Nikos Kryonidis the artist himself.
My sweet son gifted me with this lovely bouquet and guess what I was again sick on my birthday.

I had a birthday cake though at the Drama club as we had some rehearsals too. Me and Ioanna, another member of the team have our birthdays close together so we had a common birthday cake.
And here are the gifts I got from my friends at the Drama club.

The books I read this month Without Family by Hector Malot.
With Family by Hector Malot.
I had read the former as a kid and had really liked it so when I found them at the school library I had to borrow and read them. I also read half of this.
I even arranged my bookcase to see what I have unread and they are many.The top shelf are the books in Greek, and the bottom in English.
In January I made these ornaments with the slices of wood I was sent in the srcret crafter exchange and that won me the in my closet giveaway win.

In January I bought some bulbs too that bloomed really quickly.
And on the last day of the month I acted in the children's play "Game Over" with my Drama club Dithyramvos ex amaxis. The play is written by the teachers Ioanna Katsarou and Afroditi Ioannou and it is directed by Ioanna Katsarou. I play the Assassin from Assassin's Creed in the play and the play talks about the addiction to games and how bad it is for children.
So that was all about my January.Hope you enjoyed reading this and looking at all the photos.


Purple Pixie Dust said...

where did you find the time to do all of that. Love all the photo's
when in January is your birthday, mine was the 5th. I hope you don't get any more colds. big hug from me.

Rhona said...

So many gorgeous pictures....looks like a busy month for you! Belated happy birthday and hopefully you are all recovered from the cold.

butterfly said...

Wow that was a long post , so many beautiful photos.
Looks like you had a good Birthday appart from your cold , I had one for Christmas then another head cold
that keeps coming back. You had some wonderful gifts .
Lovely sewing and your beautiful dog is a real sweety.
Have a fun week.

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Τι όμορφα όλα τα δώρα που έλαβες και τι ωραίες φωτογραφίες !!! Ο χρόνος σου είναι γεμάτος με ενδιαφέρουσες απασχολήσεις και αυτό είναι ευχάριστο !!! Εύχομαι όλη τη χρονιά να είσαι τυχερή και καλή συνέχεια σε ότι κάνεις !!!! Τα φιλιά μου !!!!!

prpltrtl946 said...

I love seeing all that you do and create and share with your friends!! I really enjoy seeing your books, too! I am going to listen to the audio of The Eight because it sounds interesting to me!! Thank you!!
I of course love seeing Barca and her sweet time with your Mum!! <3 8*)

Barb said...

A very Happy Belated Birthday to you. You received so many lovely gifts. I especially loved the flowers from your son. Barca is one very cute dog!

Tiffstitch said...

What a wonderful birthday and some lovely gifts! Great stitching too and I really enjoyed American Gods.

Unknown said...

μεγάλη ανάρτηση γεμάτα με δωρα και καλουδια !!!
μπραβο Αριάδνη να χαρεις τα δωρακια σου ...
μου αρεσουν πολυ η δημιουργιες σου και λατρευω το Alphabet book !!!
καλη συνεχεια ...

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Your January was amazing, Ariadne (apart from the getting sick part!). So much good stuff happening - I so enjoyed reading your post and look forward to the February one. I hope that your Mum is doing better, too. hugs, Kaye

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

What a wonderful post full of gorgeous photos. You certainly had a busy and pleasant January, despite the ill health.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A very belated Happy Birthday Adriadne. You received lots of wonderful gifts.