Wednesday, 25 May 2011

25th!

Well I had hoped to show a quilted 'tis the season top but that didn't quite get there. It is all basted and ready to quilt so this week it will get started.
Instead for my Christmas finish for May I completed two stitcheries into little wall hangings.
Over the weekend the weather was very conducive to craftiness as it rained quite a bit and was chilly!
When I can't decide what to do I turn to hexie flowers. I have made my June swap flowers and made some cream path flowers for my scrappy garden.I also made some flowers for my own garden. I should be able to make two rows soon.  Sometimes your scraps can invite you to use them.

Monday morning the postie brought a special parcel from an overseas friend. Els in the Netherlands and I were swap partners in my first swap that I took part in. We keep in touch and send goodies for Birthdays and Christmas. Els sent me a parcel for my birthday next month. It got here quicker than she had anticipated so just in case it did arrive early she included a little note on the parcels.....

 I am terrible at waiting to open things so I have to put them away to wait.......... I promise I will be good!

I managed to make two milk jug doilies last week too. I haven't made any for awhile and I really enjoyed them. I plan to make a couple more to put away for gifts. They are a nice distraction from stitching. It was fun looking for the beads to put on the edges too. The first one has shell flowers. Just pretties it up a little bit. The second one has some  hand made beads the my aunt brought me from Indonesia a few years ago. I forgot to press them before snapping away.


Hope you are having a lovely week so far...
cheers
Marina

12 comments:

BubzRugz said...

The wall hangings are lovely.... two finishes is better than one??? You continually surprise me and today I am in awe of those crochet covers..... so pretty... now hold on to those pressies.... I know they have a tendency to jump out into hands...
Hugz

Melody said...

So many beautiful things - love the jug covers most of all. You are so talented.

Yvette said...

You are so talented! I love those doilies.

Narelle said...

A chilly good morning :)
Rain is always good for the garden ... even our hexie gardens it seems ... lots of lovely flowers.
Your little wall hangings will look lovely on the wall at Christmas time.
Not too long to wait to open your parcels and your milk jug covers are lovely too.

Cheryll said...

Oh you are sooo good holding off on opening up your gifts... you'll enjoy them all the more on your birthday!!!!
Nice 25th sewing.. and the milk jug covers are sweet! Cheers :)

Mistea said...

Pretty flowers of the Hexie kind - guess that scrap bucket must be like mine, never ending!
Love those milk jug covers with their pretty beaded trim.
Great Christmas wall hangings, I have one of those on my half done pile, maybe it will get finished soon??

Serenata said...

I love your milk jug doilies, they are so beautiful. Now make sure there is no squeezing and peeking at your presents!

Elyte said...

You have really varied your crafty projects this time. Those Christmas stitcheries will look lovely decorating the house and your crochet in very pretty.
I look forward to seeing what is in those little parcels. I am confident that you won't peek. Those hexies sure bring some welcome colour into these short dull days.

Nicky said...

Love your hexie flowers and your milk jug covers - they are realy sweet. Do the covers take long to make?

Lisa said...

Weren't you lucky winning that lovely table mat and having it arrive with such perfect timing.

Your stitcheries are (of course) beautiful and your crochets covers are really pretty.... so much talent!!!!

shez said...

Marina what beautiful doilies you are so clever,well done

Cindy N. said...

Absolutly love the milk jug covers!! Are they your own pattern? I would love to make a few...