Sunday, 21 August 2011

It's gonna be a bright sunshiny day

The sun has been shining beautifully this weekend. Feels like spring for sure. This weather should continue for a few more days yet too, bonus!
Some pics of my block one of Down in the Garden which is ready to be sewn up. Too much socialising has gotten in the way of some one on one time with my sewing machine.
I am going to start block 2 next month.

the postie brought some loveliness my way too this past week.
Firstly the wonderful pattern that I won on Michelle Ridgeway's blog arrived on Friday. I quickly traced one up to take to Craft group on Saturday. I will enjoy working on these in between my Down in the garden stitcheries. Michelle also sent a lovely plum pudding and gingerbread button as a surprise. They are so cute- Thanks!!

I have a pic of my Park Avenue hexies which I have started sewing together too. I am almost ready to sew the third row on. I have also adopted a flower garden top from Nicki that I am busting to get finished. It will be on my 'eager to do' list. I will show pics soon.
While on the topic of hexagons....
I saw this in a magazine. Crocheted Flower garden! How cute!
Another treasure that arrived this week after a delayed post...
These gorgeous brooches are made by Julie at
I came across them while blog surfing and they are just adorable. I had to get a couple of them

Just so you get a sense of perspective, check out those tiny pieces of fabric!!

Hope the sun has been shining in your neck of the woods!
ps if you would like to vote for Maisie  at the Pets on quilts competition click on the button on my side bar.  Voting is on this weekend.


Fiona said...

Lots to look at today... your Down in the Garden stitching looks lovely... nice pattern to win... I enjoy Michelle's designs.... more flower garden? what fun... and those brooches are amazing... so many little pieces... lovely artwork...

Val said...

Your little brooches are lovely. The tiny pieces look cute. I loved all your Maisie pictures. She was a very cute little kitten too:)
I also like your Down in the Garden block. The vine of flowers really looks beautiful and I like the names on the herbs. All your things look great.

Oddbjørg said...

So many beautiful things to look at! Each time I see your hexies, I think I have to start myself. One day ..... :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

To much socialising is great fun. Love your work and those little pieces of material in the brooch. A happy post and I hope the sun keeps on shining for you.
Happy days.

♥Giusy♥ said...

Hello Marina,
I really like the plants with the name written on it!
spends a good Sunday

Yvette said...

You are really moving on your garden. I love it! I also love your hexagon's.
Great job!!

Nicky said...

Down in the Garden looks very inviting Marina! And your hexies look great. You have been busy in between the socialising!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your gardening in stitching! Beautiful hexies there again and I cannot even imagine how some one stitched those tiny block brooches. Amazing! Hope you enjoy the pattern.
Michelle xx

Mistea said...

Lots of pretties there. Loving your Down in the Garden stitcheries.
Cute brooches.