Sunday, 15 January 2012

Lazy Sunday afternoon...

The weather has decided to warm a little today. Looks like Summer will be coming after all! I would settle quite happily for the cooler weather we have been having.
I got to spend some time stitching yesterday while looking after my Dad so that Mum got to escape for the day and go on a road trip with her sister. Mum is always worried about leaving me in charge as she knows I will rearrange or put things away in places that will take her ages to find . As far as I'm concerned I put them in logical places that should make them very easy to retrieve. That's my defence and I am sticking to it!
Here is the progress I made....

Both these projects are pretty slow going. I doubt my Down in the garden block will be done by the end of the month. Soooo much stitching. Now I can imaging how the Vignette in Stitches group feel with all the stitching they have to do for their blocks!
I so want to play with my dancing dollies but I have made the start I wanted to for the month so they have to wait till next month to come out and play.
I also need to think about a Christmas item! Boy, a girls work is never done!

All the patterns were posted on Friday so watch out girls for the mailman/woman.
Still waiting for Karen to let me know her address. I will wait a few more days and if I still don't hear, will draw another name.

Happy stitching!
Marina


18 comments:

Melody said...

Beautiful projects, exquisite stitching. Just wonderful.

Val said...

I love all your stitching and the little butterflies look really cute. I can't believe we are on the downhill stretch for this month!

Jilly said...

Your work is so beautiful Marina, I love it!!
oxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely projects Marina...

Mistea said...

The pink stitching is very pretty.
Lovely butterflies there - your Down in the Garden will be gorgeous.

Enjoy

Nicky said...

Looks like you have done well Marina!

Keep it up - is your dancing dollies you treat project for good behaviour?

I remember you saying the same about Down in the Garden! You fickle thing you! It really looks so pretty - love the butterflies!

Elyte said...

I agree with you, I do prefer the cooler weather.
Don't rush, just enjoy your projects. That's what I hope to do. A few steps forward every day. Please remind me of this from time to time!

Maria said...

You did keep yourself busy while you stayed with Dad.
Nice of you to give Mum a break.

Raewyn said...

Your stitching is gorgeous... it sounds like you were too busy stitching to reorganise much of your parents' house!

els koetsier said...

Youre work is as always beautifull.

I shal look at the postman. Hopefully is dosn't take to long the netherlands.

Cheers Els

Serenata said...

Oh those butterflies are beautiful Marina. Glad you have had some good weather :-)

Narelle said...

Looking good ... bit by bit your garden will grow :)
I finally made a start on a Christmas item.

Fiona said...

Your projects are both lovely... I do enjoy seeing each part of your garden one... hope you had a good day with your dad... and I sympathise with your mum today hunting for all the things you have put in logical places!!! you have got lots of stitching this month.... I so want to start a new one too...
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

You kind lady helping your Mum out, well tidying up someone else's home is always a risk but if you can't do it at your Mum's where can you do it!!! Great projects you are working on. Love the cross stitch in the previous post. Very inspiring.
Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Lib said...

Stitching is beautiful, Marina. Too hot here tonight to do any, so I have cleaned out pantry cupboard instead, now a melting mess but oh is the cupboard BEAUTIFUL....

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you are always stitching something beautiful. so inspiring.
Love your header with all the pin cushions.

carine said...

hoi marina, here I'm again. Everything goes easy and I've got lot of pain. That's why you didn't hear from me. I love your work and as always are your stcheries very beautiful! Greetings frm me and hugs carine

Bec said...

I so love what you have put in the central block! Very pretty.