Friday 15 March 2019

March Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello there again! It is Gifted Gorgeousness time again.
Jo of Serendipitous Stitching organizes this so you can go to her blog and visit all blogs that take part in it. It is things we have stitched and gifted or things that were gifted to us.
First of all this is a photo I have shown in a previous blog post. It is a photo filled with freebies from magazines I have collected for years and freebies from magazines that were gifted to me or small kits gifted to me. I decided to stitch them this year all or most of them and usually then I gift the patterns and left over threads.
This month I only stitched this beaded violet vase kit from a very old cross stitch magazine.

 And the leftover threads, pattern and card went to an Adopt a WIP member.
This month I managed to make some sea glass felted stones for some friends to whom I should have sent one some months (or maybe years) ago. I had received a gift from them and would like to thank them for their gifts. Some of them have received their stone, some haven't so I won't mention any names. I made four blue ones.
 And two pink ones. I have decided to use up my beads so I will not buy more new beads. I have so many so I will be making my stones from now on only in the colours I have beads for.
 I also made a very special stone I am keeping.
 It is special because it is made with....
 ...with Barca's shedding hair! Ok maybe some people find this strange but I must say dogs' hair can be used to make lots of things even knitted clothes. You can read some info here.
 Of course in March I made a March bracelet (the one with the glass beads).
The mail brought some more things. This birthday card came earlier but I think I didn't show it in my previous blog post.It is from my Israeli pen friend Ruth.
 I got a super gift from my dear friend Cathy in England.
 And another super gift from Gaby in Scotland. She made the heart  earrings herself!

 It has been a month of snow and cold but Spring has sprung so we try to walk at the sea front a bit. Here I am with a vintage Indian block printed silk scarf gifted to me by my dear cousin and was brought from France. As Green is the colour of hope it makes me smile in the sunshine and hope for the best in future. Thank you dear!
 I will finish this blogpost with some Spring photos from my city!



Mia said...

Πόσο όμορφη η φωτογραφία σου, Αριάδνη μου, και πόσο όμορφες φωτογραφίες από την αγαπημένη Θεσσαλονίκη. Υπέροχο το μικρό σου κέντημα, αλλά οι κεντημένες με χάντρες πέτρες σου με ξετρελαίνουν. Μοναδική και η ιδέα να ντύσεις τη χάντρα σου "φυσικά" χρησιμοποιώντας τριχούλες της Μπάρκα. Πολλά φιλιά, φίλη μου.

Barb said...

Spring is looking beautiful in your part of the world! Your violet piece is lovely! My DD is a very fine needle felter and she has incorporated dog hair into a few special designs.

Christine said...

Lovely gifts you received, and the felted stones are just beautiful

Clare-Aimetu said...

What a great blogpost, so many lovely gifts. I really like your bead stones, so intricate.

Elfie said...

I have enjoyed my visit today. The photos are all delightful. I love your felted stones - so original, and so very pretty.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. What a great idea to work through the little charts. The beaded violets are so sweet.
I love your felted and beaded stones, lovely gifts.

Katie said...

Love your beaded vase piece. Beautiful indeed. I just LOVE your sea glass stones. How fun and just so creative. Barca looks happy you used some of his extra sheds to make a pretty instead of a mess. Great gifts you received.

Mini said...

I love cover kits and like you pass the chart to people who don't have access to magazines.
Your felted stones are beautiful. May be you can make a tutorial for us, I would love to make one of these.

Lovely spring pictures, I can see white tower in the background.

Rena said...

Τι όμορφα πράγματα,τι όμορφα φωτογραφίες ενθουσιάστηκα!!!
Εχω ενα ιδιο σκυλακι τη Λίζα!

rosey175 said...

I love your little felted stones too; they're so pretty! The one with Barcca's hair is sweet! Supposedly one can do similar things with cat hair, goodness knows I probably have enough to make another cat! The little doll made and dressed in Aida cloth is really cute, what a fun gift.

Astrids dragon said...

Wow, those will keep you busy! The violets look lovely.
Your stones are beautiful, I love the colours you've chosen. That is a very special stone, Barca should be proud.
Such sweet gifts you received and thanks for sharing your spring photos.