Saturday, 10 September 2011

spending time down in the garden....

This week I have been busy stitching. Boy was there a lot of it!
The main stitched block of Block two is done. I have changed some of the colours to suit my fabrics and the butterflies are softer than the red ones on the pattern. I am happy with most of it. Now I just need to cut up and trace the smaller stitchery blocks and I should be well on target for this month.



and another sneak peak.......
Not convinced about the handkerchief linen as it wrinkles so easily. Have other people found this? This was stitched using an iron on transfer and is visible in some places. It should fade with time or washing according to the instructions. I am hoping so!
Off this afternoon to get some accessories to finish one of my swap gifts.... The end of the month doesn't seem all that far away!
Hope you have a lovely weekend with lots of craftiness.
Marina

21 comments:

Narelle said...

It's just sooooo pretty!
Have a sew lovely weekend :o)

Fiona said...

exquisite stitching.... I just love it.....
I have never used the iron on transfers.... hope the marks do wash out...... but it is beautiful and I love that row of flowers
Hugz

Yvette said...

WOW! This is just too gorgeous. Once I am done with Vignette I am going to start mine.

Bev said...

It's looking good, Marina. I love seeing your lovely work.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Marina...beautiful...fantastic work...

els koetsier said...

What a lovely stitchery again Marina. Your made your stitchery so nicely and perfect.

I'm curious how the Quilt is when you al the has done.

Cheers Els

Elyte said...

Beautiful stitching Marina, lovely images of the spring that we are enjoying. Not so good today but the weather has been pretty good recently.

teresa said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL... I love the colours you've used and the butterflies are just lovely. You have done an amazing job... Good on you xx

♥Giusy♥ said...

great job!
I think that the signs will go away with time, surely!

Serenata said...

That is looking so beautiful Marina, it is perfect with the pretty flowers, gorgeous butterflies, just lovely.

Melody said...

As always your stitching is so beautiful and so perfect. Have a wonderful weekend.

Nicky said...

Looking good Marina - I guess you are getting into the swing with this one! Beautiful stitching! And lovely colour choices - butterflies are gorgeous!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It is beautiful. I wondered about the linen. That would be frustrating. Thank you for sharing that because it has been on my list to by and try but it is also expensive.

Aunty Bee said...

I love what your doing, so pretty, lovely colours.

Mistea said...

The colours are fantastic - I love the little butterflies. You are doing an amazing job on this one.
Enjoy the quiet in your garden.
I am not fussed about working on Hanky linen, me and it just don't seem to get along at all.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your block is so beautiful, the colours are gorgeous together, I love the yellow with the pinks.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Such beautiful work Marina, Good luck with it.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh so pretty....just gorgeous!

Karen said...

Very, very nice! Soft and pretty!

Carrie P. said...

Love it!!!

rosie said...

Marina, that's just soooo pretty..