Thursday 15 March 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness March 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 February 15th till March 14th I stitched...
the rest of the letters on my fabric book.The fabric book is a gift from Katerina of mindspinfabrica. I used leftover threads from various other projects.
 I added those paper and fabric ladies which I made them from an exchange kit.
 I also added fabric at the back of the stitched letters.
I want to add a video of me opening the pages of the fabric book but it is probably too big for blogger so maybe I won't manage after all.
I then continued with my flower bookmarks.This cross stitch kit by Bucilla was a gift from my friend Marabeth. I stitch one bookmark each month.
 So I finished February
 and started March.
 I also made a seaglass felted stone with lots of different beads for a friend.
 I stitched this beautiful cactus ornament from a kit sent to me by my friend Kim in England. It turned out lovely!

 I also made a bunny for Easter.The pattern was a free one from the blog The world according to Agi. She has lots of free patterns in her blog and they are beautiful but I especially liked this one. It's a great way to use up left over bits of thread.
 Then I finished the bunny as an ornament and made an egg from a free pattern from Kathrin's blog.I turned that egg into an ornament too. Finally I turned an older beaded egg which I had received as a kit from my friend Marabeth into an ornament too. I might give those ornaments away as gifts this Easter!
 Or I might put them up in my Easter egg ornament tree along with my Metropolitan Museum of Art Easter eggs.
I also kitted the next big project I am going to make. This is my husband's figure of Karaghiozis, the Greek shadow puppet theatre protagonist, which another stitcher turned into a cross stitch pattern using pic2pat free cross stitch pattern maker. I am going to stitch this for a huge piece of art that is a collaborative work and lots of stitchers will stitch pieces that commemorate the Greek civilization. I will tell you more about this later.
Something else I dealt with this month was these eggs which are beaded with some beads I had received at an exchange.
 I made them

 and then remade them for a better look.
Finally something I won as a giveaway from Jeremiah's Mum blog!Jeremiah himself chose me to win this!Thank you so much.These are two lovely patterns with charms.
 Although not all thinsg qualify for GG I think there are still a lot of them here. Thanks Jo for organizing GG once again.
Finally a giveaway from me. I have this pattern by Stoney Creek that I know I am never going to stitch so I would like to give it away to any one of my readers so if you would like it please say so and I will randomly pick a winner and send it along. Please no no-reply bloggers. I need to have a way to contact you.Otherwise leave an e-mail to me. Thanks.


Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Είναι όλα τα έργα σου εξαιρετικά και πολύ ιδιαίτερα !! Μπράβο Αριάδνη !!!! Καλή συνέχεια σε ότι κάνεις !!!!

Barb said...

You have so many pretty projects. I loved the different stitching on the letters. The beaded eggs are just beautiful!

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Μπράβο Αριάδνη.
Έκανες καταπληκτική δουλειά με όλα.
Αξιοποίησες και τα υπόλοιπα από κλωστές μια χαρά.
Όσο για τον Καραγκιόζη, έχω μεγάλη αγωνία να τον δω τελειωμένο.
Καλή συνέχεια και φιλάκια πολλά

Christine said...

You've been busy! The stitched letters are just gorgeous

Elfie said...

So many beautiful projects, and such great achievement this month. You have a great talent for handcrafts.

Linda said...

You have been one busy and productive lady this past month Ariadne. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.


Christy ♥ said...

Que bonito esta todo, como se acerca la Semana Santa los huevos están preciosos, también las letras y todo lo que haces


Kaisievic said...

Wonderful post, Ariadne - lots and lots of lovely creative pretties (especially the stitched letters and the sea glass piece and, oh, the glittery eggs). You have been so busy and productive. Great giveaway but please do not count me in, this time.

Brigitte said...

You were working on a lot of projects these past four weeks. And the brae all just beautiful, the cross stitch ones just as the felted ones. So much gifted gorgeousness.

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful post!Congrats!

Beth in IL said...

Wow, you have been busy. I don't need the chart, but thanks for the generosity.

Marie-Anne said...

Πάντα σε θαυμάζω για τα τόσα όμορφα έργα των χεριών σου!
Καλή συνέχεια! Περιμένω κι εγώ να δώ τον Καραγκιόζη κεντημένο!
Καλή Κυριακή!

mpiskotoupoli said...

Yπέροχες δημιουργίες και αυτόν τον μήνα Αριάδνη, γεια στα χέρια σου!!!

Mini said...

Such a lovely post. Great work on the embroidered letters and bookmarks. Quite new crafts for me, the fabric ladies, the seaglass felted stone. I love the beaded egg , it reminds me of my childhood. We used to make such with rubber balls. Is there a name for this craft?

Bethan said...

Wow - so many wonderful projects! I really like your bunny ornament x

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A terrific selection of crafts, Ariadne. Some of these are new to me such as the seaglass felted stone. Your embroidered letters are gorgeous.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with so many gorgeous gifted projects!

Your Alphabet Book is just wonderful, so many pretty flowers and colours.

I also love your Easter Bunny and Egg ornies, thanks for the links for those too.

Lillie said...

Your fabric book look amazing, such perseverance and the bookmarks will be another added fabulous stitchery collection. Both the eggs and felt projects are cute. Enjoy your win and no, please do not put my name in your giveaway.
Good luck to all !

Mia said...

Αριάδνη μου, τι να πρωτοθαυμάσω? Το υπέροχο αλφάβητο? Τους εκπληκτικούς σελιδοδείκτες? Τον κάκτο που λάτρεψα? Το πασχαλινό λαγουδάκι και τα αυγά? Χίλια μπράβο, φίλη μου. Είσαι πραγματικά υπέροχη. Με το καλό να φτιάξεις και τον αγαπημένο μου Καραγκιόζη. Πολλά φιλιά!!!!!!

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely stitching, Ariadne, and great gifts!
Please do not put me in the giveaway.
Love those eggs, they look amazing!
Barbara xx

Sheryl said...

A lot of lovely stitching and projects. Love the bookmarks and the gorgeous initials and paper/fabric ladies.