Saturday, 5 November 2011

Back to my other projects..


My son found this lovely little canvas and thought to buy it for me this week. Sums it up for me this week!
Thankfully Quiltober is over and I can now get back to my neglected projects.
A month is a long time for me to not touch stitcheries.
I have made up for that this last week..
Back on track with my Down in the Garden. Last night I had to take no 3 son to Tennis. He won both his games and I made a start on block 3- win, win.
My Christmas Wreath got finished too, now what to do with it?
Beware there are a lot of pics, I just have to show my favourite parts of the stitchery.








 Here is the start of my Block 3 down in the Garden. The blocks are so pretty they are really enjoyable to do. I love the chain stitch. Adds a different effect. I used chain stitch in my Christmas Wreath too in parts, instead of just back stitch. Accentuates the stitching I wanted to be bolder.
In the garden our bottle brushes are full of flowers and bees! The trees are just buzzing like they have their motor running lol.
Couldn't resist some photos...


Can you spot the little bee bottom!

Just one more pic if you aren't bored by the previous photos...
Just because I am still amazed at having done this quilt, please indulge me one more photo.....
At least I am not wrapped in it this time and Cliff has stopped singing!
Have a great weekend... we are in for some 30 degree weather this weekend.
Good Old Melbourne-from winter to summer in just a few days!
cheers
Marina

24 comments:

shez said...

what beautiful stitching marina,well done

Narelle said...

Lovely Christmas Wreath and a good start to your next block.
Yep, there's the bee bottom...nice bottle brushes.
Your butterfly border is the perfect finish for your Grandmother's Garden quilt and handquilting gives it such a lovely soft look...well done!

Fiona said...

Haha... you are in your element back with the stitching.... I love seeing all the detail... and doing the chain stitch on the bow really brings it out prettily.... I like the canvas... well done son... brownie points....
what lovely bottle brush pictures - that pink colour is amazing.. and I will never get tired of your lovely quilt.... keep the pictures coming!!

Hugz

Raewyn said...

Oh I can see happy dances all around the bedroom - your hexie-quilt is gorgeous!! I love how you have finished it; mine is starting to look like it may be a hand quilted one too (that's a while away) as it suits the style so well. Your Christmas wreath is lovely too and you have done a beautiful job - I wish I'd thought of the chain stitch on mine as it really looks good - isn't it such a fun design!!

The Patch Craft said...

Your wuilt is beautiful. Love the buterflies

Lib said...

Love your finished Christmas wreath, Marina. I still haven't framed mine but I did buy a canvas to stretch it across.

Melody said...

No-0ne stitches as beautifully as you. Wonderful, wonderful work.

Elyte said...

Congratulations on finishing the flower garden quilt. It looks gorgeous and it seems apt that you finished it in spring. Thank you for the close ups of the Christmas Wreath, it is a very cute design. Don't you love it when family members do something nice to recognise our interests. It means that they are paying attention to us.
Enjoy the weekend.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congratulations on your hexie quilt, you deserve to e as amazed and pleased as you want, it is awesome, love the butterfly detail on the border...

els koetsier said...

Marina what a beautifull Christmas stitchery you made.
And youre hexaquilt are marvellous.


Cheers Els

Maria said...

Your Christmas Wreath is just fabulous. No wonder you took lots of pics.
Your son is very thoughtful.
If I ever get to finish a Hexie quilt I would show it over and over too.

Yvette said...

I love your stitchery projects!
I will never tire of seeing your hexagon quilt.

Carrie P. said...

How nice of your son to get you a little gift. He was thinking of you.
Oh, that wreath is so sweet. Thanks for sharing it.
Aren't bottle brush plants fascinating. We can't grow them here but when I lived in California we had a bunch of them.

Nicky said...

Great work on stitchery - love the two tone/texture effect and quilt ! Just goes to show what can get done when you put your mind to it!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what gorgeous stitching, and a very beautiful wreath for Christmas.I love the bottle brush, sadly none in our current garden.They are very Christmassy huh.

Mistea said...

Fabulous flowers both in the garden and the quilt.
Love your wreath stitchery there are some gorgeous parts in that, must get mine started soon.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Congrats on having such a thoughtful son,a perfect present for you. Enjoy the stitching.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

teresa said...

OMG I love your Christmas stitching. It looks wonderful. The bottle brushes are in full bloom here too and the birds are just loving them. I love watching them hang upside down to get into the flowers...
Never too many photos of your hexagon quilt... it is so beautiful. Enjoy your crazy weather... it is so hot here today as well. xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

What lots of gorgeous photos! Your Christmas stitchery is so lovely and the chain stitch looks perfect. Your hexie quilt is amazing, I can understand how you feel! How many times do you walk into the room to enjoy it?!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching and gorgeous bottle brushes Marina. Your Hexie quilt is simply beautiful....you have definetly inspired me to finish mine. Well done! I would be wrapped in it too and probably dancing up the street.

Aunty Bee said...

your stitcheries are stunning, but the hexie quilt is outstanding, I am now seriously looking at my unfinished hexies in a new light.

carine said...

What lovely your Christmas wreath ? So nice tiched Marina congratulations Well done!! That cavas is very nice , here in my patchwork-room would be nice ( haha) it's very lovely I like it.Thanks for the mail..... Hugs Carine

Josie said...

Your stitcheries are stunning! The Christmas Wreath is totally worth the time it must have taken to stitch. I can't stop looking at it.
p.s. I'm glad you've shut Cliff up!! ;0)

Cottage Tails said...

I just LOVE your hexi quilt with the butterflies. LOVE it!

Love Leanne