Friday, 25 May 2012

titles....


It's so hard to think of a post title sometimes?
I feel a bit like Maisie in this photo lately. The next holidays can't arrive quickly enough.  I haven't been as crafty as I would like but last weekend I cut out all the bits for my block 7 of down in the garden and got it sewn up! I was so happy to have done it and quite happy with the arrangement too. As you know I tend to over think things sometimes and I have found that I could have 'colour themed' the blocks a little better instead of just randomly putting the colours. This happened with my boys story top too. If I had have just thought a bit more at the start it may have made fabric placement a little easier as ironically it is hard to be random sometimes!
Nevertheless here is block 7...

I had a lovely parcel arrive this week too.... Oddbjorg in Norway sent me my gift for winning her blogaversary giveaway.Her sewing is just so amazingly perfect. We have previously been swap partners and I was lucky to have received some beautifully made goodies the little zipped pocket is just gorgeous but then she popped all the little extras inside. Some beautiful lace and look at those gorgeous buttons and blue fabric too. Oddbjorg knows my favourite colour.The buttons are going to be perfect for a project I have waiting to make it's way to the top of the list and wouldn't you know it it also involves hexie flowers!

.Well must get off this computer as I need to go to Spotlight to get some bits to make a handle for my hexie purse as we have a very special outing this Sunday. Will fill you in then...
Last month I was early with my christmas Item and this month I will be a little late. I am going to try to finish quilting a tts hanging over the weekend so hopefully next week there will be a Christmas reveal.

Happy stitching
marina

16 comments:

Cheryll said...

What's in a name anyway?
Loved the post... :)

Sheila said...

Your blocks are lovely Marina and what a great parcel to receive in the mail , lucky you !

Melody said...

I love it when little Maisie appears on your blog. Your quilt block looks so beautiful and your prize is delightful. Keep safe driving - it's so wet here.

shez said...

well done Marina,lovely block and congrats on your win.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your block is beautiful Marina...Love Maisie chilling out there on where else but a quilt. Definitely a feline with taste. Lovely gifties too. I know what you mean about post titles...today AAARRRCCChOOo! didn't seem to cut it. LOL! I always enjoy your posts.

Fiona said...

The block is lovely... I also find it hard to be random.... so I go for controlled random.... whoever would have thought I like to be in control? love your win... well done and so pretty.... hope you found your bits at Spotty.... intrigued about sunday...
Hugz

Lib said...

Block is looking good Marina, great when you get that sense of achievement.

Josie said...

Ahem... Bagpuss took one look at Maisie and is smitten. He'd like her phone number when you have a minute. ;o)
Don't mention fabric placement to me.... I've torn out clumps of hair trying to get that right. Random is really tough!! I love your block... just remember if you gave the same block and fabric to 100 quilters they'd all place the fabric differently... it's just personal taste. So no worries eh!
Titles are the toughest part of blog posting. I can't write anything at all till I have one. Seems once the title comes the rest just flows.

Nicky said...

Maisie is dangerous - she steals the show! But I have noticed that your block 7 is beautiful - your stitching always looks perfect!

Lucky and deserving you!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina love that blog..nice win...

Narelle said...

Adorable Maisie :)
Another lovely block finish and nice winning goodies.

Elyte said...

Don't worry, your Down in the Garden is coming along beautifully.
Oddbjorg's gift is lovely, I enjoy her blog and really like her work

Elyte said...

Don't worry, your Down in the Garden is coming along beautifully.
Oddbjorg's gift is lovely, I enjoy her blog and really like her work

Mistea said...

I'd say Maisie is in the perfect place for our current weather conditions, sure makes me want to curl up with a pretty quilt for company.

Lovely garden block- those colours really are perfect for gardening.
Lucky you and those pretty winnings.

Best you keep a tight hold on that little purse on Sunday - look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
Enjoy the rest of Saturday.

carine said...

Marina I love your Stichings, they are as always so perfect and the purse will be great!!Congratulations!! Hugs... Carine

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your garden block is beautiful, all the fabric choices look very pretty. Love the photo of Maisie. I'm looking forward to the Christmas reveal!