Monday, 13 June 2011

some stitchery finishes....

Over the last week or so I have been just pottering away at a few stitcheries that will come together one day into a project. I had been thinking about these little girls for some time and had stitched three already and it was time they had some company. I have used white on white fabrics but stitched on the reverse side as the front was a little over powering for the stitcheries. No close ups on these stitcheries as I don't know why but my stitching has been a little bit scruffy of late. Not up to scratch at all!  I need to try to work out why. Maybe I need some new needles?



I have also finished stitching my times gone by May installment which is just as well because this month's pattern should be arriving this week, hopefully.

It has been a lovely Queen's birthday weekend. We had a family wedding on Sunday night and we spent the night in a hotel in the city for a treat. It also meant we didn't have a late night drive home.
Not much crafting unfortunately, but it will be school holidays soon and I think it is nearly time to make a list of what I will like to get done.
On Saturday I took a trip to GJ's fabrics. A wonderful patchwork shop! They have had a massive reorganise and I had a lovely time sticky beaking around. I bought some extra wide seeded homespun to use as backing for Life is Beautiful quilt, I mainly wanted to find some fabrics to use for a border for my flower garden. I am ready to start planning for it to be completed. I will add just one more row and then that is it! so far there are 96 flowers in my garden! After I have finished this one it will be time to join up my Park avenue flowers.
I found some gorgeous cream print for the border and a lovely green check for the binding and possibly a small border around the top. I was toying with appliqueing some butterflies around the border?
What do you think of the green inner border?
Something to think about before I chop!
Here is a little quote from the lovely book I received from Lorraine (the balancing kiwi) I didn't give any idea of the size of the little book in  my previous photos of it but it is just so adorably tiny.
Hope you like the quote too...



hope you all have a lovely week...
Marina

25 comments:

Mistea said...

the little girls are adorable - I look forward to seeing what they become.
Your garden is looking gorgeous, I like the look of the little green border.
Enjoy

Melody said...

As always, your work is so beautiful. I adore the little red girls and your stitching looks perfect. Your flower garden looks wonderful and I think the green check is a very clever choice.

Sue said...

Your stitcheries are so gorgeous. I just love red on white.

Nicky said...

Cute little girls - looks like they are ready for a party! Your granny flower garden is awesome - what a lot of work you have done. Are you doing half hexies at the bottom? Green is I think my favourite colour and so appropriate in the garden so I like it!

Serenata said...

Oh my Marina, your flower garden quilt is wonderful! It is going to looks super when finished and I think butterflies in the boarder will be perfect.

Aunty Bee said...

The stitcheries look great, I can't see any bad stitches from here. I can see they would look good on a bag as a cushion, or as a wall hanging or part of a quilt, very clever blocks.

Elyte said...

Your stitcheries are very cute - girls from around the world? I was at GJ's last week If you got the fabric for $5 per metre then I got the same one too.
Next time you go let me know and I can meet you there. Those hexies look so pretty and I like that that fresh green that you have chosen.

BubzRugz said...

oh you do make me laugh with your 'scruffy' stitches... they are so good!! those girls are cute - i never thought of sewing on the wrong side... good idea... the colours for your binding and border look great and I love the idea of adding butterflies to the garden.... and time goes by is going to be lovely... I love the mixed media...
Hugz

Kymberly said...

Your fower garden is gorgeous! You just may inspire me to get off my duff and do one as well. Your color choices are fabulous and your little ladies are darling, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Yvette said...

Oh my! Look at those cure stitcheries. Too cute!!!

Your flower garden is amazing! Gorgeous colors.

Eli said...

Little girls are so cute! But your flower garden quilt is simply beautiful. Yes, I think that butterflies around the border are just perfect!
Hope you and the family are fine.
Hugs
Eli

Janet said...

Aha! Someone who is finishing a flower garden quilt! My DD is putting one together and asking me questions about finishing. Are you making it up as you go or do you have a book or blog or something that you are consulting?

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Glad you enjoyed a night out. Loving those little girls, it will certainly be a cute project. The hexies are stunning and yes the fabric you have chosen is great. Love the quote from the little book.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

els koetsier said...

Marina the girls stitchery's are wunderful. I watch to see how it is when its all finish. Your flower garden beautifull, is it now ready? Or will you make more flowers?

Cheers Els

Val said...

All the little girls look fabulous! Your hexie quilt is great. I really like the green inner border. Love the quotes book. The cover is very elegant.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I really do like the idea of the green fabric for you lovely flower garden. It is so pretty.
Love that quote. Made me smile.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your little girls look beautiful Marina, no rough sewing that I can see!! You have got such a lot done! I love the hexagon quilt.

Maria said...

Heloo Marina. So many wonderful projects. Your red girls are lovely and I think your stitching is perfect.
One day I hope to have lots of beutiful hexagons like yours.
Great quote.

elliek said...

Your stitcheries are beautiful and the quilt is going to look amazing. GJ's is such a great shop... have you got a loyalty card?

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely little stitcheries..I love redwork and those are so sweet. I think your hexies will look lovely with that check...they really will look like flowers in a garden. Love the saying unfortunately I can relate. Beautiful crocheting as well on Fiona's milk jug cover...very clever girl.

Kate said...

Hi Marina,,,Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...I love your stitcheries and your flower Garden is awesome..Congratulations...You asked about the Les Mis cd...I ordered it from Sanity..it took about a week...Where is GJ's please...Hope its my side of Melbourne !!!...Happy Stitching...xxx

Val said...

I am just getting in to some stitching and crocheting and enjoying it so much. I can't remember where I found your blog at but I think I heard that you did some crochet. Am I correct? Love your quote!

Lisa said...

I like that green check, but I am fond of checks, especially on the diagonal like that for a border. I chose one once when I was on a retreat with Helen, she hated it a lot! It subsequently went missing and I swear she "disposed" of it so I couldn't use it.

Love your wee ladies, they are pretty.

I've been stitching - I'm up to the last block in an old BOM but I can't post pictures cos the computer is at the shop being fixed.

dutch sisters said...

Your stitchery's are lovely!

Marina Brito de Campos said...

I really love the little girls. They have such friendly faces and beautifull dresses. I especially like the little princes with her dotted dress!

Happy stitching, Marina