Saturday, 5 May 2012

cross stitch along and some more hexies...

I have finished my first part of the Cross stitch sal, now I can be sent the second part. I chose to use red dmc 815 and a piece of Belfast linen. I can't remember the count and I think it is a natural colour. It's my last piece so a trip to the city may be in order to buy some more! It looks a little wonky as it needs to be pressed properly. If you want to see some of the other participants' amazing stitching go here. some of the colours selected are stunning.
Last night I managed to stitch together the hexagons for the base of my purse,
They went together quite quickly. The sugar bowl is full of all the basted hexies waiting to be put together for the sides. Hopefully I can make a start this afternoon.


gee they did come together quickly! Glad I won't be on the bottom of the purse!

A beautiful sunny day here in Melbourne so more washing is on the agenda.
hope you have a lovely day which includes some craftiness!
cheers
Marina


21 comments:

Sheila said...

Good for you getting all those hexies sewn together that bottom one is just too cute :-)

shez said...

Marina love your cross stitch its so nice and even,and how cute is the gum nut hexie cant wait to see this project finished.xx

Christine M said...

Your cross stitch looks lovely Marina. And your hexagons are growing. Looking forward to seeing your purse put together.

Bev said...

That little hexie is so-o-o cute! Made me chuckle!

Fiona said...

The cross stitch is lovely... looks like tiny stitches... and those hexagons - it must be fun seeing all the different fabrics you have worked with ... little gumnut baby looks so cute in there...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

I think I'm catching the hexie fever too. Love your stitcheries...just lovely! :)

Maria said...

Oh i must put some hexies together marina. Where did you get the purse pattern please??
Love the cross stich.
What Sunny in Melbourne and it's raining here.LOL

Mistea said...

Lovely work in your sewing room.
The cross stitch is gorgeous in that red with the linen.
Your hexies are looking amazing - soon you will have that gorgeous purse.
Enjoy

Manka said...

Very beautiful works!
Second part was sent a few minutes ago hope you'll get it .

Manka

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely cross stitch! The hexagons are looking great as always. I have seen so many beautiful hexagon projects out in blogland. For a long time I have had in mind starting to sew hexagons flowers, but so far just thoughts. One day :-)))
Have a wonderful, creative weekend!

Nicky said...

Lots seem to have gone for variegated thread! Your version is great though - are you sticking to red or changing the colour as you continue!

These hexies have you hexed all right! Ever so cute!

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely crosstitching Marina.

The hexa's for you purse georgius.
What a lovely last hexafor youre purse.

How big are the hexa's, and where can I find the pattern of the purse?

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your cross stitch is gorgeous...and I love the design of the almost hexie shape with a star...oh that purse is moving along...looking forward to seeing it finished...with the gumnut baby on a side!...

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Love your cross stitch, is the final piece big? Good luck with it.
Those hexies are great.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Melody said...

Your purse is going to be wonderful.

Carrie P. said...

moving right along.
another cute hexie photo with the baby.

O'faigh said...

Hello Marina, I enjoyed catching up with you through your posts....I see you love hexagons and the dancing dollies as I do...Warm Regards, O'faigh

Narelle said...

Those little hexies are looking wonderful together.
I'm glad Snugglepot or Cuddlepie won't be on the bottom too :)
Off to check out the other cross stitching.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I can see Sugglepot or was it Cuddlepie's point...very cute. Love seeing lots of hexies finished. Your cross stitch is just beautiful.On Linen too eekkk!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful, will you put other colours with it like others have? Love the little hexies and the baby is so cute!

Elyte said...

Lovely work. That purse will look very special.