Tuesday 16 April 2019

April Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello everyone! April is here and so is Gifted Gorgeousness, or GG for short. 
GG is the brainchild of Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. We are here to present things we were gifted or we gifted. This wasn't a very good month stitch wise. But first I would like to show you this.
I made a felted tealight stone candle holder to take part in a competition by Flying Tiger that ends on April 19th. You still have time to go on Instagram and vote for me by liking my photo, and tagging a friend of yours. Here is the link to it.

The only other thing I made was this freebie card from an old magazine.
 And of course as usually I gifted the pattern.
 This month I gifted to me my last craftpod kit. How fast time flew and already my annual subscription is over. I am really thinking of renewing it as I have enjoyed all four kits very much.

I have almost finished the blackbird embroidery hoop and will be showing it on the 19th at the Easter Blog Hop!
This month I received my giveaway win from Rosey of  ishkabibble. You can see her blog here. Thank you very much Rosey.
I also received this lovely picture with the little houses from my friend Georgia. You can see her blog in Greek here. Thank you Georgia.
 I also received a packet of vintage craft materials some of which I have already gifted myself. Thank you Stella.
As usually I'd like to show you more things I have done and seen this month that are connected to stitching art.Here are some photos from a recent visit to the local Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace. They have so many beautiful things to see.
Embroidered pieces.

Traditional Costumes.

Traditional jewelry

There is more to see in the museum that is totally amazing like these porcelain stoves.

And an exceptional stained glass window.
There was a temporary exhibition of naif painters and I chose to show you one embroidered piece by Irini Koumandraki

 and a painting by  Giannis Theofilis. I have uploaded many more photos of this exhibition on my Instagram account.

The last thing to show you is a recent find from the Goethe vintage bazaar. It is a very well made embroidery of the famous painting by Rembrandt The man with the Golden helmet. I couldn't pass it as it was just a couple of euros. So much work and a great frame.
 Finally just wanted to let you know that the magazine I was giving away in my previous post was won by Mia of Craftartista. Congrats Maria. Please let me know your full name and address.
Hope you enjoyed this blogpost! Till next time enjoy the Easter holidays.


Christine said...

What a great post - so much to look at

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love the felted candleholders. Beautiful shade of blue.
The little card is very sweet too.
As usual you have gifted us some wonderful photos to admire!

Anonymous said...

Goodness.....so many gorgeous pictures! Love the tea lights.

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Εύχομαι Καλή επιτυχία στον διαγωνισμό των tiger.
Οι πέτρες σου είναι φανταστικές όπως κι ό,τι άλλο κάνεις.
Ωραίες οι παραδοσιακές στολές από το λαογραφικό Μουσείο.
Έχω Χρόνια να πάω, πρέπει να το βάλω συο πρόγραμμα.
Να είσαι καλά και φιλάκια πολλά

Mia said...

Αριάδνη μου, με κάνεις τόσο χαρούμενη!!!!!!! Wow, happy dance!!!!!!! I am the winner!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! Thank you so much, my dear friend. Θα έχω την ευκαιρία να μάθω νέες τεχνικές κεντήματος. Ευχαριστώ, φίλη μου. Σύντομα θα δεις και έργα μου με κέντημα στο μπλογκοσπιτάκι μου.
Πανέμορφα τα φελτ κηροπήγιά σου και θαυμάζω τα δώρα που έλαβες. Οι φωτογραφίες από το μουσείο μοναδικές, ευχαριστούμε που τις μοιράστηκες μαζί μας. Πολλά πολλά φιλιά.

Barb said...

Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful museum pictures. So many amazing things!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πολύ όμορφες και οι δημιουργίες και οι περιηγήσεις στο μουσείο... ευχαριστούμε για τις ωραίες φωτογραφίες.. Καλή συνέχεια.
Τα φιλιά μου !!!

Christy ♥ said...

Hola, todo está lindo y los regalos preciosos. Felicito a la ganadora, besos

Mini said...

I voted for your candle holders, they are pretty.Some lovely gifts you received.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your visits.

Elfie said...

Such an interesting post! I have enjoyed my visit today. I love your creativity, and the variety of your projects.

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful tealight felted piece. Love your stitched piece too. Great gifts.

Beth in IL said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pieces from the museum. Lovely.

rosey175 said...

Gorgeous blue in those felted stones! I am not on Instagram but I hope you do well in the competition~ :D/ The little house card is really cute! I think I recognize that ball of yarn in the top left of your vintage craft photo... It looks very much like Anny Blatt Folie!

Those porcelain stoves are amazing! (!!!)

Glad the chart finally arrived. I wonder if it took a world tour before going to you?

Sheryl said...

Interesting post Ariadne, what marvellous things to be seen at the museum, especially the gorgeous costumes and needlework. Love your tealight stone too, great idea. Congrats to Mia.

Astrids dragon said...

Your tealight candle holder is beautiful, and so are your other stones, such lovely colours.
The card looks good too.
All such sweet gifts and the
subscription you received.
The pictures you shared from the museum are fantastic!