Thursday 15 November 2018

November Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello everyone!
It's GG time again.
For those who are new here Gifted Gorgeousness is the brainchild of Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.
Every month we show things we have stitched for gifts or have received as gifts.
Here is what I stitched from 15th October to 15th November.
First of all because I hadn't done something from my summer ctaftpod I made a small pattern from the card included in the parcel by Brie Harrison  to fit the hoop that was included in it.
This was my grandmother's favourite flower. She called it skoularikia (earrings) but I know it is called fuchsia.
Now there were three hoops on my wall.
Then I started my autumn craftpod
and again chose to stitch something from Brie Harrison's card to fit the hoop included.
So now there are four hoops on my wall.
Then I made the paper mushroom that was included in the parcel.

Mine is not as good as Lucy's so go to Attic24 to see how she made it and developed the whole theme.
Then I made a small piece for Let the people choose-November-Birthstones which is again a brainchild by Jo.
You can read all about it here in my blog.
It's by Palko Lap blog and you can find the pattern here.
This piece I am going to turn into a card or ornament and gift it to a January birthday person.
Is anyone of my readers a January child? Like me?
The other thing I finished is 'All dolled up" by Little House Needleworks.
I had received this from Kaye of Kitten Stitching in one of her giveaways. Thank you so much Kaye, see how beautifully it turned out!
I haven't decided how I am going to finish it yet.
And as it was a gift to me I am going to gift the pattern too so if you want it please let me know clearly in your comment. I will leave this open till November 25th.
I gave myself a gift too. Two Christmas magazines this time. I hadn't bought Christmas magazines for a very long time. And these were the cheapest I could get in Greece. I wanted to buy Prima makes but it was 22 euros. Where are prices going to?
I also want to show you something I noticed in a shop in my neighbourhood. It is an upholsterer's workshop. And these are embroidered pieces all matched together probably to fit a sofa or armchair.
I'd love to see the finished piece.
Also I saw this stitched piece at the antique market last week.
Finally the giveaway from the Halloween blog hop. I gave Barca the chance to help me and she was most willing. 

 Aimetu Clare  of Aimetu's Stitching won the Halloween Happiness pattern. Please send me your full name and address to my e-mail, thanks.
Thank you Jo for gifting it to me it is high time it went to someone else to stitch! I really loved making it.
Hope you enjoyed this GG blog post from me. Have a nice weekend!


Clare-Aimetu said...

Oh my goodness that's me - my blog is Aimetu's Stitching - thank you so much Ariadne and Barca

I love your embroidery, so delicate and what great mushrooms. Fa la la is a lovely chart, I stitched it for a Christmas gift a few years ago.

Barb said...

The little hoop designs are very pretty. I was surprised at how expensive the magazines are in your part of the world.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am loving your stitching and like your idea of hanging some in the hoops. I may want to do that with some of the holiday cross stitch I am working on. And isn't that Antique stitching gorgeous! WOW! (I will say I share your birthday month, January and I am cross stitching again too but if anyone else responds you should pick them. have already been so generous to me and sent me a gift!) Oh, and I wanted to let you know those wooden balls are sold in arts and crafts and my little bag had an assortment of sizes. I threw away the bag though but I looked online and they were just called craft wooden balls. Happy stitching!Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Beautiful stitching Ariadne.


cheryl said...

Beautiful embroidery and cross stitching! Congratulations to Aimetu.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love the hoops with the different floral designs in them, a lovely collection.
Congratulations to Clare for winning the Hallowe'en chart too.

rosey175 said...

Lovely GG! Those paper mushrooms are really interesting creations. Are they heavily painted to be a bit water resistant? I don't buy magazines very much unless they are in a second-hand shop. They are far too expensive now! I suppose this is because many people are going digital... but the price for digital isn't cheap either! Congrats to Clare and please do not include me in this giveaway. I feel like I have a mountain of Christmas pieces to work already haha :)

Mini said...

The embroidery hoops are beautiful. Is the pattern included in the craft pod materials? If not, your free hand embroidery is amazing. Congrats on the cross stitch finishes.

FlashinScissors said...

Gorgeous stitching Ariadne, and a lovely post, as usual!
Love your hoops!
Thank you for the link to Palio Lap blog, such cute stitcheries!
Congratulations to Clare, and well done Barca for lending a paw!
Hugs and smiles,
Barbara xx