Sunday, 20 May 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness May 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.
This month I didn't manage anything much! I didn't even manage to finish my April bookmark!!!!(This is by Bucilla and a gift from Marabeth)

 I started two cards for gifts but didn't finish them and can't even show them so that the recipients do not understand they are for them.
 And I added a few stitches in my seasons embroidery. (again Marabeth's gift)
The only thing I managed to finish was the embroidery hoop that was included in the Spring craftpod kit. I used the illustration by Hannah Bailey that was included in the kit to make my own pattern and stitched that! I loved how it ended.

Hope to manage more next month!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness April 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.
I didn't manage much this month unfortunately. First I finished my monthly flower bookmark by Bucilla which is a kit gifted to me by my friend Marabeth.

 Then I made one more sea glass felted stone to gift to my friend Ruth from Israel who came on a visit in my city. Ruth and I have been penfriends since High School and that was our first meeting.

 I think this one was one of my most favourite stones. Also the wool that I used was from a secret crafter exchange. The buttons and the charms were also gifts from friends.
 Here's Ruth and me in front of the White Tower.You can read her report about her holidays in my city in her blog Reality and Fiction.
 I stitched a bit on my Halloween Happiness. I had won the pattern from Jo's giveaway.Also the fabric was a giveaway win from Brigitte's blog called At Brigitte's Place. The photo does not do justice to the colours as I used flash.In reality it looks much better.
Also I would like to show something else here.This was a handmade gift I purchased from my friend Evangelia of Happy Deck and gifted to my Godson for Easter. A music mobilo as he loves music and he is an excellent pianist.
 And an Easter candle.
A gift to myself was the new issue of craftpod this month again but I haven't started it yet.It has lovely colours and I have an idea what to do.
That's a gift I sent to a lady in Australia. I had put up at Adopt a WIP on facebook another kit to RAK which never reached her so now I am sending her these ones.
Finally the winner of my previous Gifted Gorgeousness Giveaway was Linda from California of 
Stitching with my furbabies and she will receive her pattern soon.
If you want to see more of the blogs that participate in the Gifted Gorgeousness have a look at this link here.Looking forward to seeing what I will manage to stitch, make and gift next month!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2018

Jo of Serendipitous Stitching organizes one more time this year the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop. That means we stitchers who take part in it show what we have stitched Easter or Spring related and we also display a letter. If you hop all around the blogs that take part in this Easter treasure Hunt you will decode the phrase and leave a comment on Jo's blog post.
Enjoy the blog hop and hope you find the phrase.
This whole Treasure Hunt motivates me to stitch Easter themed items like this Easter bunny which I found as a free pattern in the blog The World According to Agi.
I turned it into an ornament. I also stitched the egg from Kathrin's Blog.She gave the pattern for free.I also made that into an ornament.Finally I made a small Mill Hill beaded egg into an ornament too.I had stitched this egg a long time ago but had never finished it.
And here they are decorated in my IKEA tree along with my Metropolitan Museum of Art eggs!
As Spring is here too I must also show you the March bookmark that I also recently finished .This is a Bucilla kit I am stitching as a picture.

For this Easter and as I am trying to use things I have in my craft cupboard I decided to use a packet of styrofoam eggs, two boxes of pins and several boxes of beads(payette) I had got at an exchange.
I made and remade all the eggs until they looked as I wanted them.





The final look!
As the Orthodox Easter is a week later than the Catholic one I have not yet decorated fully and haven't painted my eggs for this year yet. Therefore this post is not complete.
But I will have to post it today and give you the letter I have so that you can solve the phrase Jo has put.
                                                          My letter is I.(That's an i not an l)

And the blog after me to go on is this lovely one!
                                                      Aimetu's Stitching
So why don't you all hop along!
Have a great Easter!

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.
T
 U
 V
 W
 X
 Y
 Z
 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.