Monday, 23 January 2012

easily distracted?

It seems like the above is true or maybe it's just that commitments to others that sidetrack me from what I have on my own agenda. I do confess that I sidetrack myself too...

I have completely finished this Jack and Jill quilt for a work colleague.
 Here is a close up of the hand quilting.
 Another friend decided it would be a good idea for me to personalize these little gifts for a set of twins that have arrived.
 This is part of a hanging that will be for No 1 son's classroom. It is his first year teaching and he has been frantically cutting, colouring and laminating to prepare things to set up his class.
It is a bit of a family effort... My aunt sent this from America for me to do it, but Mum thankfully is doing the piecing and I am doing the applique and quilting.
 It will have pieced books, and book shelves on either side.
 Then there was this distraction.... I just had to cross stitch these in variegated threads. They may go into the Christmas basket. They are so quick and pretty to stitch. .I have made one for myself already and I think they would make nice gifts for crafty friends.
After all I can't keep everything I make?

Now back to what I was meant to be doing? Probably not...
Happy stitching...
Marina

21 comments:

Val said...

Lovely projects. I really like that reading wall hanging. It will look great with pieced books on the sides.

Fiona said...

Oh - but what fun distractions.... Jack and Jill wallhanging is great and I love your handquilting... clever you.... so sweet to put the initial on the little toys.... clever you... and the wallhanging for the classroom is so much fun... clever you... but I fail to understand how those tiny little stitches can be quick and easy... still... clever you...
all such lovely projects
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your quilt is fantastic and how good is your hand quilting, well done...and what a wonderful hanging you have made for yours sons classroom, the kids will be thrilled...

Melody said...

Fabulous work as always. I love your reading wall hanging and your cross stitch is so very beautiful.

Mistea said...

Very cute Jack and Jill quilt the colours are gorgeous.
Nice distractions. Love the quilt for the classroom.
The cross stitches are very pretty in those varigated threads.
You give lots of things away why not keep some for yourself.

Maria said...

Beautiful quilt and your hand quilting is lovley.
What a great wallhanging for the classroom.
What gorgeous little cross stitches.

shez said...

busy girl,your projects are lovely,well done.xx

Janet said...

Such wonderful things you are working on. What will you do with the stitcheries? I love your header picture with all the pin cushions!

Narelle said...

I like the sound of your son's classroom ... the wall hanger is a great idea.
Distraction must be catching or something because I'm all over the place at the moment.
The xstitches are lovely distractions though :)

Elyte said...

Lovely post Marina. Such a variety of projects and beautifully done. I love the hanging for your son's classroom. If it encourages only one child to read, it will have done it's job. I suspect it will encourage lots of reading. Jack and Jill looks pretty cute too.

Karen said...

just got the pattern - thanks again. It is so lovely and I am so pleased to have won it. Jack and Jill look great.

Lib said...

Lucky son to have so many people working on his classroom! Good luck for his first week.

Love the hand stitching on the quilt, you have be so industrious!

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOL!Been there and done that. I laugh when people say how easy teachers get it. If only they knew what it takes to present and interesting and carefully prepared class room and the hours of preparation in their own time. I hope your Son has a really great 1st year teaching. Love all your stitching... beautiful hand quilting too.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

some fun work there, well done. I have done the Jack n Jill quilt too, fun huh!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

No you are not distracted you are just diversifying. Love the quilt and your sons project everyone is working on.Good luck to him on his chosen career. Your cross stitch looks so lovely in those colours.
Happy creating.
Bev.xoxo

els koetsier said...

Youre Jack en Jill quilt gorgeous.
The wall Hanger for the classs waauw.

The little touls wunderfull.
And Youre cross stitching patterns waauw, youre are fast to make those.

Cheers Els

Carrie P. said...

busy girl.
Love the yo yos on the quilt and the cross stitch looks so pretty in the variegated threads.

rosie said...

Hi Marina, just popping around to catch up with what you are up to.. You have been so busy... and it's all gorgeous. (you just have to learn how to say no!!)xx

Cheryll said...

I LoVe all your projects... keep posting pic's! :)

Paula said...

I love your Jack and Jill wall hanging, it is beautiful. And your stitching is so pretty, are they pin cushions or book covers?
Take care and happy stitching.

Teresa said...

I love your distractions... and you have done so much beautiful work. I love those little cross stitch pretties in the variegated threads.. lovely! xx