Saturday, 16 July 2011

a little encouragement....

.............from a bloggy friend can do wonders!
I had hoped to get some work done on my boy's story quilt but I had hit a slump so I hadn't even looked at it these holidays. After some encouraging emails from Nicki (Mrs sew and sow) to get me motivated to bring this out from exile, I had a huge flash of enthusiasm while DH and no 3 son spent the day out fishing.
I had the house to myself and I could spread out my mess all over the table. Bliss!
I managed to get three blocks done. Sadly I realised that I have three stitcheries to go, not one. This should be quite manageable before the next holidays. So thankyou Nicki for the gentle push!
Here they are..



Here is the top so far. There are only two blocks left to go!!! I can't believe it. Sorry for the poor photo, the light was not too good.


The enthusiasm didn't stop there... The poor neglected four leggers got a lovely walk and swim at a nearby reservoir. Maybe it was the beautiful sunshine we had today that got me motivated.
While the machine was out I decided this needed a little attention too...
There are only two more months to go before it is finished. I have the current instalment but can't get fired up about it. It can wait patiently... for now. At least the previous months are all in one piece.
Here is my Times gone by so far..

Well that is my very productive Saturday. A perfect closure to the holidays.
The only thing that would really make them perfect is getting the chance to watch Pride and Prejudice before Monday, but I think I am pushing my luck there.

Hope you are having a lovely crafty weekend too!
Cheers
Marina

ps. Got to see the final Harry Potter movie Thursday night. It was everything I had hoped it would be. So sad to have arrived at the end of this saga. I didn't read the book again so that I wouldn't pick up every discrepancy in the movie. It was just wonderful. I have loved the books and the movies (even though they have been disappointing at times) and love to revisit them often.






13 comments:

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Yay.. .mojo back.... I do love the boys story quilt and all the fabrics in it. I don't remember Times gone by ... it looks lovely. I walked the other day and I am still stiff from it!! Have a lovely Sunday....
Hugz

Mistea said...

Your boys story is looking amazing. I look forward to seeing it all done.

Pretty time gone by - they look lovely together.
Happy Sunday

Yvette said...

You really did have a productive week! Two more blocks is not bad, you can do it!!

Serenata said...

Looking good Marina, both projects are coming on really well.

Nicky said...

Fantastic job Marina - you have excelled yourself and I still love that quilt - all the more because it introduced me to you! Grin..

With you on watching P&P! Anyday, anytime, anyhow!

Narelle said...

I know all too well about project slumps but they seem to pass and you find yourself with a new enthusiasm.
A Boys Story is coming along nicely and Times Gone By has a lovely charm.
Did you mention sunshine? Yesterday was HORRIBLE and today is shaping up to more of the same ... good to stay indoors and sew.

rosie said...

I absolutely love your boys story quilt. The colors are gorgeous and your work is beautiful...So glad you got the chance to do some sewing...

Bev said...

Oh, you have been a busy lady, Marina. The boys quilt looks wonderful. Love the colors. Times gone by is looking good as well. Good weeks work!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Great job on the motivational quilting. Not many blocks to go which is great. Oh I do love Pride and Prejudice,it is something that can be watched anytime. Glad you all got to see Harry Potter.
Enjoy the last day of the holidays together.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Elyte said...

I am sure that you are sad to see an end to the holidays but your did get a fair bit done. We will have a family outing to Harry Potter soon and I look forward to seeing the final instalment.

Melody said...

Wonderful sewing as always. And I must say your header is a particularly lovely picture of Maisie.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your Boys Story quilt is looking so gorgeous, you have chosen such bright cheerful colours, I love it! The Times Gone By is lovely too.

Carrie P. said...

Love those robot blocks and the verse with the house is lovely.