Saturday, 24 March 2012

shuffling the Penski file...

Random crafting been happening here.... I finished my Friends with benefits swap gift now just to wait for the sending date and put a few goodies in with it.

I have been doing some more cross stitching and it is my goal to get at least one done each month to put away for gifting. I finished these two and Els has sent me two new lovely designs by Simone so I am looking forward to getting into them. I just need another trip to town to get some more linen. With holidays coming up that shouldn't be too much of a chore!
this is a Blackbird Designs pattern. There was meant to be a border but I misjudged the size of linen I would need so ended up a bit short.

A design by Stickeule
I think it is quite cute.


I have long been admiring fussy cut hexies made by Maria from Life on the block and Melody from House on the hill so when I look at fabrics lately I look for the possibility of fussy cutting hexies.  I found some gorgeous Snugglepot and Cuddlepie fabric and couldn't resist it. Maria mades some cute fussy cuts flowers and thought she might like a piece as I had plenty for myself so we arranged a little swap. Maria sent me some lovely fabrics to fussy cut and of course I couldn't just put them aside so I prepped them last week and yesterday made them up. I had some hexagons ready to stitch into flowers from fabrics in my stash so they have made quite a good start on a new collection! I think there is another scrappy flower garden in the future......somebody stop me! An intervention may be in order...






Hope there is some crafting time in your weekend!
cheers
Marina

15 comments:

shez said...

well such cute stitchings Marina,and i sure do love those fussy cut hexies.xx

Fiona said...

great cross stitch... a lovely variegated you have used on your owls.... so the fussy cut hexies have moved from WA to Vic.... love them....
Hugz

Lib said...

Just love the smiliey hexies, Marina. The cross stitch is making me think I should get back into doing some!

Bev said...

Those are so darn cute, Marina! I love the square faces and the little owls.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic cross stitch...but look at those hexies, they are amazing....

Janet said...

Aren't they cute!

Mistea said...

Lovely crosses - gorgeous Paris design.
Those fussy cut flowers are really cute. My favourite out of this lot is those smiley faces.
Enjoy

Nicky said...

You are a hexy making queen that is for sure but I just think you haven't quite got it out of your system yet so keep on ....these look fun!

Sheila said...

Oh Marina , those hexies are so cute, I love the fussy cut flowers , they are always so interesting ,Thanks for the close up of the gum tree babies , they are adorable. Your cross stitch is amazing ,great work.

els koetsier said...

Marina. What a goeed idee to make such lovely hexies. its a goed idea for a good cahrityquilt.

Youre crossstitching are adorable.

Elyte said...

You have got some very cute hexies with the fussy cutting. Your stitching patterns look great. I particularly love the Eiffel Tower.

Michelle Ridgway said...

lots of lovely stitching Marina. Love the fussy cut hexies. I have just started some new ones too. Yu girls have finally corrupted me in the hexie department.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love your cross stitch projects, every time I see your's I want to do some! Your fussy cut hexies are gorgeous too.

Carrie P. said...

those are such fun hexies.

Narelle said...

Those fussy cut hexies are just adorable ... would make a fantastic eye spy quilt for a little one :)