Sunday, 18 December 2011

sparsely stitching...

things have been pretty hectic here what with the silly season in full swing.
An important event took place this week too. No 1 son had his graduation ceremony where he received his Teaching Degree, not just a degree but a pass with first class honours! He was absolutely over the moon as he didn't know until he was [presented with his degree. We are so proud of his achievement and we know how much work he and dedication he has put into his studies. He already has a job for next year so this was just the icing on the cake. Well done my boy!
Sewing has been pretty sparse over the past week but only four more working days and it will be happy holidays!
Yesterday the sewing group I go to got together for our Christmas lunch. We are a varied bunch with lots of different interests. This shows when it comes to our Khris Kringle gifts. I always gift a stitched item, another two do the most magnificent, fine crochet, another crochet, you get the picture...
One of the girls makes lovely crafty bags and I think I was the only one that hadn't received one yet. Well yesterday I received mine, tailor made to my personal interests and tastes. As you can see from the photos it fits my goodies perfectly..
DH will be happy as I won't have to leave my stitcheries and scissors all over the chair arm.


Here is the progress on my block four of Down in the garden...
Over Christmas I will sew the blocks together (hopefully). It's quite slow going at the moment.


I have also been working on Jack and Jill, it's ready to quilt....

Hope you have had a crafty weekend...
Roll on Christmas..
Marina

20 comments:

shez said...

Well done marina to your boy.
OH what a beautiful bag its a great size for your projects Marina.

elliek said...

Love the Down in the garden block.... it has butterflies on it and I feel that my beautiful boy is a butterfly as I have seen so many since I lost him. They just hover around so I think I am being watched over. Congratulations to your son on his graduation and job.. well done. Have a safe and blessed Christmas.

Stitchin' time said...

Congrats to your son!! Honours - WOW!
That's a lovely craft bag you received with all the pockets and your Down in the Garden block looks bright and cheerful :).
Cheers,
Robyn

rosie said...

Hi Marina,
Congratulations to your son on his wonderful achievement.. It is also a reflection on you as a parent! I love your Jack and Jill quilt.. the little person who recieves this is going to love it...
Hope you are having a lovely weekend..xx

Yvette said...

Look at you go on your Down in the Garden. I finally purchased my fabric so I will be joining you very soon.

Lib said...

Congratulations to your son! Hope he enjoys his teaching career, well worthwhile but often under-valued.

The Down in the garden block is looking good, look forward to seeing it all finished.

Narelle said...

Your new bag does look perfect!
Stitching is coming along nicely and look forward to seeing your blocks all together.
Enjoy your holidays :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

it sure is the silly season....all your works look fantastic...

Fiona said...

WELL DONE KARL.... how fantastic Marina..... awesome, awesome and awesome
and I love the bag you got... just perfect for your lovely stitching.
Hugz

Aunty Bee said...

Well done your son, No. 1 son has another year of Uni then teachers college and No.2 is doing a bridging course at Uni to get into Primary teaching I shall use your son as inspiration to keep them focussed.(Because that's what we mothers do). Love that gorgeous bag.

Mistea said...

Congratulations to your son both on achieving a high score and securing a place for next year.

Love the bag you received - just perfect.

Jack and Jill are looking gorgeous, that border is perfect.

Nicky said...

Well done to son ! I do hope he enjoys his career and finds it rewarding!

You may be slow in going forth with your stitching but enjoy the process - that's what handcrafting is about, isn't it?

Sheila said...

Congratulations to your son on his graduation and doing so well, you must be a proud Mom! Your blocks are looking terrific , love those butterflies.

Elyte said...

Congratulations to you son on his achievement, and with honours. And congratulations to the proud parents too. Your gift is great, pretty and practical. Lucky you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A big Congrats to your Son. We need lots of good teachers. Beautiful blocks Marina.

Els Koetsier said...

What will you be proud at youre sun, cungratulations. Youre bag for youre stitchery lovely what a beautifull gift..

Youre Jack and Jill Quilt seem to look wunderfull, I'm curious how it looks when the Quilt is Finished.

Cheers Els

Charlie and Wendy said...

Congratulations to your son! The bag you received is lovely and the quilts you are working on look fantastic, beautiful stitching and fabrics.

Teresa said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your son... that is absolutely wonderful news and what an achievement. No wonder you are so pleased! Love your bag... a very thoughtful gift. Your Down in the Garden block is gorgeous as is your Jack and Jill quilt.. lots of lovely things to look at xx

Dorothy said...

Congratulations to your son, Marina. You must be very proud! I love the sewing bag you received, the doggie fabric she used is wonderful.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

carine said...

Hello Marina, Very nice done! your sticheries are so beautiful! En the Quilt hmmmmm....... Congratulations! . Marina thank you for everything during 2011 and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful, Healthy and Friendshiply 2012 and may all your dreams com through!!! These are my wishes for you . Love and Hugs Carine