Thursday, 24 March 2011

The end of the week....

Only one more day to go to the weekend. Woo hoo!
Last weeks pickles turned out wonderfully and we have enough jars to last the year- if we don't give them all away like we did last time.
Tomorrow is the 25th of the month and my Christmas item is still a little off being finished. I am hoping to get some crafting time to finish it on the weekend. It is only a small project so is achievable. Then to better plan next month's project a little better.
My swap hexies were posted last week and hopefully shouldn't take too long to get to their destination in India. How exciting to be posting to India.
There is another little package that needs to be sent..... Jacqueline's felted wool base needs to be sent on to Janet in Yukon Territory in Canada. It is amazing sending these little crafts to crafty people all over the world.
I received Jacqueline's base earlier in the week and got working straight away as it will have to travel far to get to it's next destination. Jacqueline and I exchanged emails and I suggested an Australian theme to what I might add. My mind started to churn ideas. I ended up with this idea...

It was quite difficult to make the gum leaves, I am afraid they look a little like a palm tree top! I hope Jacqueline will like this little Koala bear.
I managed to finish off another stitchery last weekend and haven't touched another one since. I only have three more stitcheries and then there will only be cutting and piecing to go.

Tonight I cut out some more hexies for my next month's swap partner. Mid purple and mid pink are the colours requested. I got a little carried out cutting some leftover fabrics in those colours and I now have enough to make around 8 flowers. I will pick two of the nicest ones to send and keep the rest for my own scrappy hexie throw. I am sure they won't go to waste!
On Saturday it is my turn to host the ladies from the craft group I belong to. Will be lovely to catch up.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
cheers
Marina

7 comments:

BubzRugz said...

The koala is perfect - such a cute face too!! and the latest stitchery is great...
enjoy your craft group day....
Hugz

Mistea said...

Watching those pin cushions come to life is fun, they will be amazing when they are all done!

Lovely boys story - there was a completed one at the Quilt show at Rochester earlier this month - It looked wonderful as I am certain yours will too.

Enjoy those flowers - pretty colours.

Elyte said...

That little koala is so cute. You have done a great job and I am sure that Jacqueline will be very pleased. I think that you are having fun doing those stitcheries.
Have a lovely day on Saturday and looking forward to seeing your Christmas project.

Jeni said...

Love the koala....i purchase a felt book yesterday at the craftshow.....cant wait to get my fingers into some projects

Narelle said...

Awwwww! The little koala is adorable.
You're making such good progress on your Boys Story and they look just like what little boys would get up to.
Wish I could jump on a plane and join your craft group tomorrow. Have a great day!

Val said...

I love the little koala. he looks so serious :) The comic style stitchery looks great.

Cheryll said...

Oh he's sooo cute and perfect too! Love where this ones going! :)
Nice embroidery on your other projects! :)