Saturday, 1 July 2017

June the month of the Information Technology Course

Well, and not only that.
In June my mum continued staying in the rehabilitation centre.
As in the end of May we had our flat painted, we then had to tidy up and put things in order. That gave me a great chance for decluttering.
Also I continued the Information Technology Course for Teachers and finished it by presenting four essays, two of my own and two with a colleague, dear Katerina, with whom I really enjoyed working together.
Now the month in photos.
The month started with a girls' evening out. My sister-in-law and I went to watch the musical Evita at the Music Hall. It was the Andrew Lloyd Weber's production in Greek.
We loved the show, it was rich and interesting although there was some trouble with the sound at times.

With school it was the end of the year festivities and other events. I accompanied the 6th grade to the Noesis Science Museum where we watched some really interesting and impressive 3D movies!


 I loved the flowers at the museum garden.
The Art teacher again organised an Art exhibition with the pupils' work at school. What a pity she is leaving our school.

 And of course our pupils played a lot with the fidget spinners, the new gadget in fashion!


In the end of the school year I received some sweet gifts.
 The painting is by the father of one of my pupils who is the painter Harry Mitroushi.
Of course we spent a lot of time at the rehabilitation centre with my mum. One day we also took Barca with us and both my mum and Barca enjoyed the visit. 
 The cats of the rehab centre weren't that happy though.
 I love all the flowers they have there. Look how the sun is coming through!
 At the end of the month we celebrated my mum's 83rd birthday there.

In June I spent three hours twice a week  at the information technology course for teachers and I really enjoyed it. I happily gave in four essays and now wait for the grades.
We didn't walk the seafront that much this month.



This month I loved spotting clouds in the sky again.


In June I went to Koumpi coffee and crafts cafe and we made luggage tags for charity again under the guidance of Anna of In My Closet.
But we also went one more day at Koumpi as it was Anna's birthday and she had a theme party! It was exciting and so original! Many happy returns dear Anna!




In June I again tried to spot beauty in my neighbourhood even in ruins, even among all the trash laying around as the municipality workers were on strike and didn't collect the rubbish.
This building has been like this for ages, what a pity.
But this balcony proves that the person who lived there really loved flowers. But now no one is watering them. Who knows what happened to the owner of the plants!
As we had the flat painted in the end of May we had to redecorate and put things in place. That took us the whole of June.
I loved the new fresh look in my bedroom.With the new bed cover, wedding gift from my cousin.
I did a lot of washing this month!Even Christmas items!That view must have looked funny to the neighbours!
But my favourite item in the newly decorated flat is the Balinese Dancer which came back from the framer's. That work of art (if I say so myself) really cost a lot. It cost a lot as a cross stitch kit when I bought it (ordered it) from England. It cost a lot to be custom framed. And it took a lot of time (years) and a lot of patience to be stitched. It is priceless to me and I LOVE IT!
As I was in a tidying and decluttering mode I made packets and gave them away, to friends, to bazaars, to charity, to recycling. I even tried to sell a few things with not much success.Here are some of the things I gave away. One man's trash is another man's treasure!




I am especially proud for saving from the garbage some years ago this '50s handmade wedding gown. I had it cleaned and repaired and donated it to the Peloponnesian Folklore Institute in Nafplion.
I also sent a lot of vintage maps that I saved from the cleaning of my school some years ago to the Education Museum in Veroia.
And I gave away lots of books some of which I left at the Aristotelion University Library with the bookcrossing tag in them.
This month I read Pascal Bryckner's book that I had bought last month from the International Book Fair where I had met the author.
 And another book I had bought from a bazaar which I didn't really like.
That's all for June friends.
I will soon be leaving for the beach house to ...clean up and hope to swim a bit too.
Hope you enjoy your summer!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Cross stitch mini kits for sale.

Hello every one!
As you have already read in my previous blog post we recently had our flat painted.
And that gave us a chance for decluttering, destashing, donating, giving away, throwing away things.
So I came to realise that there are things that I have too many and too little time to make or do. So I decided to give it a try and sell some things on facebook and through my blog.
This first sale is for cross stitchers I guess since all of the items are mini cross stitch kits that were given for free on magazines that I had bought years ago. I have way too many to make them all so maybe some of you might like them.
All kits include chart page cut from the magazine, fabric(usually aida) and thread and needle. Some also include a card and an envelope and some others include coasters and notebooks.
You can see the price on the photos. All prices are in dollars and include registered postage. Only paypal please. If anyone is interested in any of the items do let me know via e-mail , or a comment on this blogpost. My e-mail is ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com and I will need your e-mail to make a request  on paypal. I will combine postage if you want more than one sets.First come first served of course! Thank you!
3 coasters, 2 kits one empty.
 2 bookmarks
 2 cards
 4 diaries (all of years past)
 2 cards
 2 cards
 2 cards
 Now I also have some non cross stitch items
2 embroidery sachets
 1 quilting sachet
 1 handkerchief with embroidery initial
 1 embroidery jar cover
 1 embroidery card
 1 gift sachet
 1 ribbon embroidery
Thanks for looking!