Thursday, 22 July 2010

craftiness this week

This week I can cross one of the last 'to do's' from my holiday list. I finally psyched up to do the monogram on the christening gown for my great niece. Her mum rang me this week to check if it was done, I think she was a bit stressed that it wouldn't be done. Well it is done and will be delivered tomorrow. The idea is that each baby that is christened in the smocked gown will have their initials embroidered on the bottom.
I have been dipping into my hexies too this week. Here are the results...
some more flowers and of course heaps of cream fillers..
The green leaves will go around the border.
Then of course there is my sweet nostalgia block. I just have the leaves on the tree but I have hit the wall..... I am off to mum's to cut the background blocks for July's block. That should get me motivated. SIL still has my cutter, ruler and mat! Here it is anyway. Definitely need to do those last finishing bits.
Home tomorrow- Yippee!!, 0 degrees expected overnight! Turn that heater up and put another blanket on..
cheers for now

ps GJ's in Brunswick has their 25% off sale again this weekend.


The Patch Craft said...

Love the idea on how you are going to do your quilt. I am starting to put mine together too.

Elyte said...

The tradition of the christening gown is beautiful Marina. Dare I ask, did you wear it?
Your hexie garden is definitely growing and soon to bloom by the look of things.
I am off to the Craft Show tomorrow and GJ's on Saturday morning.

Mistea said...

And I was going to go to GJ's today but ran out of time - maybe tomorrow before work?

Your Hexies are looking great by the way.

BubzRugz said...

Your monogramming is lovely - so delicate, and what a lovely idea... hexie garden is growing well......... Hugz

Micki said...

I love your hexies...I just love making them to!
Great job on everything!

Joy said...

Oh WOW Marina ... I did that with our family Christening gown, but it's nowhere near as prettily done as yours. Lovely :o)!!
Joy ;o)

Narelle said...

That Christening gown will hold beautiful memories.
Love your leaf hexies, great idea.
Keep up the gardening.