Tuesday, 3 January 2012

making a list..

Seems like awhile since I posted. I misplaced the camera and it only turned up today so now I can catch up on what I have been busy doing. The heat has been a great incentive to just sit inside with the aircon going and stitching away.

I have made a list of January 'to do's'...
  • make one of my cross stitch pincushions-have made a start
  • make a start on my block 5 of down in the garden
  • quilt the Jack and Jill quilt
  • make some hexagon flowers for my Swan Lake and get a start on cutting dollies out
  • Make one christmas Item
I have made some headway already....


started my cross stitch pincushion from Els. Boy that cloth is hard to count the threads on. I am enjoying the challenge and it's nice to do something different.
block 5. A lot of stitching to do. I substituted the centre written poem for the butterflies.



a start made on cutting dollies, heads and arms...



some hexie flowers started too........

I have basted the Jack and Jill before Christmas and made a start on the hand quilting.
At the end of the month I will hopefully have made a decent dent in the list.

On another note...
Today I got to experience a wonderful piece of live theatre. I was offered a ticket to see 'the Importance of Being Earnest'. It had Geoffrey Rush acting in the role of Mrs Bracknell. It was an absolute hoot. I really enjoyed the humour and cleverness of the play. Seeing Geoffrey Rush live was the icing on the cake. He is just unbelievable. The two actors that played Algenon and Jack were super too. It was impossible to not watch them interact.
If you are in Melbourne and get the chance to see it-go for it.

Am enjoying the cool change today....
Happy stitching
Marina







15 comments:

Fiona said...

Great new blog look Marina.... are the pages for the quilts new or have I just not noticed them? Huge amount of stitchery there....Love the pile of body parts!!! How great to see the show and especially Geoffrey Rush.. what a treat...
Hugz

SoozeM said...

Wow you have been busy! I love the colors in fabrics for the hexies and dollies, gorgeous!

Elyte said...

Glad to see that the horrible heat didn't wilt your spirits. You got quite a bit done and are well on the way to your goals this month. Isn't it nice to be enjoying some holiday time? No clock watching.

Yvette said...

Way to go on making the list. I used to do that and it worked like a charm.

I like the what you did with your Down in the Garden block.

Maria said...

You have made a good start on your lovley projects.
Great fabrics you are using.
Sounds like a great show. Nice to get out to live theatre

els koetsier said...

Waauw Marina, your crossstitching pincussion seem like to wunderfull.
I hope you like to make finished it.

I;m curious about the pattern of the cutting dollies.

Cheers Els

Janet said...

You have a busy January ahead of you! But you'll have some loveliness if you get it done :)

Lisa said...

That's a great list, I'm impressed by how organised you are. The pincushion looks beautiful.

The Importance of Being Ernest is a great play isn't it? I was going to say we saw it a few years ago in Christchurch, but I remember I liked it so much it started me on an Oscar Wilde phase including naming a little waggly puppy Oscar, and he is now 12, so it must have been a bit longer.

Nicky said...

Could imagine him acting up that role - In a handbag??!

Cute butterflies on your header and the stitchery!

Cath Ü said...

wow a nice craft start to the year... and lucky you seeing geoffery Rush in the real......
Cath Ü

Narelle said...

Did you send the heat north? lol I'll be looking for a cool spot this weekend :)
I work better with a list and you have been busy already ... great start!
I enjoyed looking back at your 'garden' blocks.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh it will be lots of fun to see how all your gorgeousness turns out Marina. Lucky you on your play.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your projects Marina, they do look all so good....glad you enjoyed the play....

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have lots of lovely projects on the go, I am looking forward to seeing your progress! I love your new header too.

Melody said...

As always your work is exquisite.