Monday, 25 July 2011

motivational stitching

This week I have been concentrating on doing my last three stitcheries for my boys story quilt. I thought I only had one to go but found another two in the box when I was piecing the blocks on the holidays.
This stitchery didn't appeal to me very much so it was a bit of a hurdle to jump before moving onto the ones I like more. Once finished I am glad to say that I have developed a fondness for it too.


then it was onto the second last one....
I just think it is so cute. I didn't remove the 'fluff' from the dark cotton before snapping a pic so it looks like my poor little boy has hairy armpits! Love the dog's stance on the surfboard.
I am working on the last one, then I will be able to put the last two blocks together. Boy this is coming together.....
Hope you all have a lovely week.
cheers
Marina

17 comments:

Renny's little things said...

Hi Marina
I'm working on the Boy Story quilt aswell. I just finished the surfer stitchery yesterday!! I am doing the robot one and have the castle and alien blocks to stitch. Seems to have taken mr a long time but I am putting every thing on hold until it's done. Can't wiat to see yours all finished. Good luck
Cheers Geniene

Val said...

The story quilt is looking great. The blocks are such a nice mix of stitchery and patchwork. Your pincushion top certainly looks pretty. The pony looks like he is going to jump off :)
Seeing all those beautiful glass buttons makes me want to look for vintage buttons now. Apparently bakelite smells if you warm it - rub it hard with your thumb. Also modern plastics were not widely used until mid 1900's - 1930 to 1950 - so if you know how old they are that would help. Their moulded flower shapes look like bakelite patterns.

rosie said...

Your stitcheries are just lovely Marina... the alien ones remind me of Mork and Mindy... do you remember that show from the 80s? The quilt is going to look special..

Stray Stitches said...

Your stitchery is wonderful and the blocks are so cute :)

Elyte said...

I like the little surfer with his dog. Conjures up lovely memories of summer by the beach.

Yvette said...

These are so adorable!!

Nicky said...

Yeah! Full steam ahead - great stitching and such whimsy. I know how that boy feels - everything is going fine and then you fall flat on your face! Lol!

Not long now Marina - keep up the fantastic work1

Serenata said...

I love the last one as well - it is 'cool' :-D

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

The pictures are so clever.... with such a lot of character... love that Phoop....
Fantastic neat stitching.... (even with hairy armpits!!! haha)
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL...these are all just so cute..lovely stitching..

Michelle Ridgway said...

They are very cute stitcheries and so perfect for little guys.

Narelle said...

It's a bit like eating your vegies ... eat the yucky one first and leave the best till last :)

Love the surfer dude!

Tonya said...

Very very cute!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitcheries are looking gorgeous, you are so close to finishing now!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I just love the little surfer dude. My guys surf so he is special to me. So cute!

Helena said...

This is amazing work!

I love your Maisie photo's. I want to shnaggle her toes :)

I have photo's of my Scooter-cat on my blog right now. Come take a look if you get a moment!

teresa said...

Oh Marina... so close!!!! I love these stitcheries so much and I can't wait to see it all finished (I bet you can't either!!!) Had a little laugh at the hairy armpits he he.... Well done xx