Sunday 17 February 2019

February Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello everyone!
It's Gifted Gorgeousness time again. And for those of you who are new here it means to present in a blog post things we stitched for gifts or stitchy gifts we received.

This is an idea by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching blog.
So from January 15th to February 15th we have...
I used up very low count aida I was gifted along with vintage left over dmc threads in all kinds of blue to make a sweet heart ornament cushion for someone I love very much. I chose a pattern from pinterest. The link goes to this blog.

I also finished a mini DMC Flower Fairy kit that my friend Kim gifted me with and this is going inside my fabric book.Remember the one with the embroidered flower alphabet? This shows a chicory flower fairy.
I have been working on a collage lately. I had bought a Daphne's Diary for 2017 but didn't use it so now I am adding on it all kinds of photos from magazines and I paint on it and stick stamps and all kinds of embellishments to make an art book. Here are a couple of pages from it.

This month the mail brought....
a lovely package from Diane of  Lavender Dreams Too blog. It included some cross stitch patterns, sea glass and shells from Cape Canaveral (yes where the rockets get launched) and a handmade coaster! Thank you Diane!
Christmas cards from Sophie, Maria Jose and Annette,thank you ladies!
A Permin of Copenhagen cross stitch kit and a handpainted card from Ian and Penelope, thank you guys!
Birthday cards from Sophie and Maria Jose, many thanks again ladies.
A huge birthday gift from Juliana with cross stitch magazines with kits and a handmade quilt card from Cyprus.With glass dishes and sea glass gifts and a lavender heart and a lovely lip balm and stone shaped candles.Thank you dear Juliana you always send me so many beautiful things.

Another great handmade gift I received was from my friend Anna of In my closet who sent me this lovely handstitched pouch by Veronica of Rountes Fountes.
Finally I will close this GG blog post with photos from the SKETBE  art exhibition. The first photos are by Ioannis Perdikis and come here first because they are fabric art.

Here I am with my High School History teacher Nickos Bedilas,who makes amazing mosaic art pieces.

Excellent paper sculpture art piece by my friend Christianna Iliopoulou.

Beautiful shadow puppet paintings by our friend Yiannis Chatzis.

I adored these mosaics by David Panayiotides

I loved this colour combination by Floriana Iliopoulou.
My favourite painter currently Fotis Kllogjeris
Collages by Dorothee Mesander

Ceramics by Christine Willis
Painting by fellow teacher Magda Mademli
There were lots more of amazing art pieces but I couldn't possibly show you everything!
Hope you liked my GG post this month! Wishing you all the best.


Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πολύ ενδιαφέρον ο μήνας σου και έχει απ όλα !!! Πολύ όμορφα κεντήματα, ωραίο βιβλίο-λεύκωμα, υπέροχα δώρα και εξαιρετικά έργα τέχνης από έκθεση !!! Να είσαι καλά !!!! Φιλιά !!!

Elfie said...

I have enjoyed my visit today. Your heart cushion is delightful, and your pictures are very interesting.

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts , and beautiful Art work.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Using 'scrap' fabric and threads to make your heart design was a great use of these bits and pieces. You received some great gifts during the month and the work displayed at the art exhibition is impressive.

Purple Pixie Dust said...

I love your blue heart, I think I might do one in all reds or greens. Thanks for showing all the art. big hugs

Katie said...

Lots of beautiful gifts in this post. Love the artbook you are making. How fun and creative. My mom would love that Permin chart. So pretty. Thanks for sharing everything.

Pamela said...

Great heart finish! The art show looks very interesting.

Barb said...

Such fascinating pictures! I love the little heart design. It is so pretty and different colors from the usual reds!

Astrids dragon said...

i love the heart and the fairy is adorable.
What a fun book you're putting together.
You received such lovely gifts, Happy Birthday!

Clare-Aimetu said...

A lovely post full of great photos - I love your blue heart

Christine said...

Great stitching, and I enjoyed seeing the pictures from the art exhibition

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month and sharing the designer of your beautiful blue heart.
You received some gorgeous gifts yourself, you have such lovely friends.
And very talented artistic friends looking at the exhibition too!

Mia said...

Πόσο όμορφη η κεντημένη σου καρδιά, Αριάδνη μου. Και πόσο υπέροχες οι σελίδες σου. Όσο για τα δώρα που έλαβες, ειλικρινά είναι εκπληκτικά. Να τα χαρείς. Πολλά φιλιά, ταλαντούχα φίλη μου.

Χριστίνα Πεταλωτή said...

Γεια σου Αριάδνη μου με τα ωραία σου!

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Υπέροχη η κεντημένη καρδούλα Αριάδνη μου.
Θα κρατήσω το σχέδιο.
Με γειά τα υπέροχα δώρα που πήρες.
Μου άρεσε πολύ κσι το ημερολόγιο που φτιάχνεις.
Να είσαι καλά και φιλάκια πολλά

rosey175 said...

Your blue heart turned out fantastic! Your GG friends are very generous! I like the little plaid heart. What are the little braided button bands that are in the first gift picture? And that exhibition looks amazing. I really love the blues in the two paintings.