Wednesday, 22 February 2012

At last.....

After a couple of torturous months I have finally finished this....
So relieved to have it done...now onto block six. So much stitching and I realised when photographing it that the I have appliqued the butterflies in a way that doesn't match the flow of the writing on the fabric. Oh well that's life.
 Here is a sneak peek, but only a peek mind you. It is an Anni Downs design free from her blog.
 Just had to show these gorgeous flowers. Mum brought them for me for Christmas. They are still beautiful and only one has fallen off the stem. I am enjoying them while I still can.


See you at the end of the week for my Christmas Item...

cheers
Marina

22 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love you sneak peak ....... I am stitching the same thing :o)

BronwynB said...

Gorgeous orchids! love them. Your embroidered butterfly block is just beautiful. Don't worry about the flow of the writing etc. I always think that it's comfort for the pedants to look at my work, if you know what I mean.

Fiona said...

Of course I always love your stitcheries.... this one is just as awesome.... and the Anni Downs is looking good. Your orchids are exquisite - those colours and the flowers are so precise...
Hugz

Oddbjørg said...

Your butterfly block looks great!
And the flower from your mother is sooo beautiful!

Yvette said...

I love it! You did a great job. Maybe I will do this block first. LOL

Maria said...

I don't know what is prettier... Your Stitchery or the gorgeous flowers. Love them both.

Nicky said...

Butterflies fly all over the place - don't think it will matter surely! Main thing is they sure look pretty!

Lib said...

The orchids were featured on Better Homes and Gardens last week, lots of tips to keep them flowering. They are beautiful, and your stitching is amazing.

Christine M said...

Your stitchery block looks lovely.

Raewyn said...

3 gorgeous photos - love them all!! beautiful stitching.

shez said...

cute sneak peek Marina,love those flowers,well done.xx

Teresa said...

The block is just beautiful and your stitching is perfect. Love your sneak peek and those flowers are amazing. Lots of pretty things to look at!!

Janet said...

That is a gorgeous block. It is going to be a complex quilt!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just beautiful Marina. Your orchids are devine...can't beat Mother Nature for an upstage!

Mistea said...

Well done on getting through all that stitching - the block looks beautiful.
I like the simplicity of the Anni project - Enjoy the change of direction for a bit.
Pretty flowers

els koetsier said...

What a lovely blocks you made again Marina. How many blocks do you have made with the butterflies on it? The other one I'm looking forward to the other ones.

And your orchids waauw.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I do love that blocks...well done Marina...

Elyte said...

The colour of those flowers is beautiful. The petals look as though they are quilted.
Beautiful work, love the butterfly stichery.

Melody said...

Beautiful orchids to match your wonderful sewing.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your butterfly block is gorgeous, it can be hard seeing the end in sight with lots of stitchery - I feel that way about the Vignette blocks! I love the sneak peek, I was thinking of making that pattern soon too!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina.

Gosh that orchid is divine. You could just about use it for a embroidery design.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on finishing that section with the butterflies. It is gorgeous and so is that orchid.