Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday again...

The sunshine evident in my last post is sorely lacking this week as we have had a very cold and miserable week weather wise. Hail yesterday and lots of rain!
The most I have to post about is an update on my Swan Lake progress.
My quilting of Boys story has come to a halt as I have run out of quilting thread. Maybe I need to be on holidays again to get my creative mojo happening?
I am sure my boss would love to give me extra time off to do my crafting?
I have 20 new flowers to add to my stash, they do look pretty together. Total of 61


.... two borders of dollies completed..



I am happy I chose to applique with Silk thread as it blends well with the fabrics.

Tonight I have been relegated to the lounge room as No 2 son has an old school friend over. He used to accompany her on guitar when she would sing at school concerts.  I am so enjoying hearing her angelic voice and it's great that he has taken out his guitar, a bit of a rarity these days. I always loved it when they performed together. A reunion concert....
So I will sit here happily listening...

Have a lovely weekend!
Marina

ps. Loved Barry Humphries last week! Especially Dame Edna. What a cracker.
The audience had to promise to go to his concert again when he performed his next farewell concert, I think he is going to do a John Farnham!
I'll be there happily.
X

17 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Marina, those fabrics just really work with that design - it's looking gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed Dame Edna possum!

Els koetsier said...

Waauw Marina, what a lovely fabrics you needed for youre Hexa flowers. And the borders of Dancing Dollies georgius.

shez said...

love the colours of your hexies Marina and your girls look lovely,well done,how nice to have your own concert at home,enjoy.xx

Kathy said...

Your Hexies are gorgeous - and are they really as tiny as they seem?! I haven't had mine out for ages as dressmaking is taking up so much of my time :(

Elyte said...

Great progress on the Swan Lake quilt. Hope you got a lot done listening to the music.

Yvette said...

I love your Hexies. I need to learn how to make them the way you do. I tried using the glue method but it was just too messy.

Your dollies are adorable!!!

Maria said...

Lovely collection of hexies and your Dolly Borders look great.
I have never used silk thread but it does really blend in with the fabrics...
Enjoy the singing and playing...

Grit said...

I like your border.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Fiona said...

lots of lovely hexies.... those keys are great too.... either tiny hexies or huge keys???? love the rows of dollies - the colours are so lovely and soft together .... so was Barry nice and skinny after all his jenny craig?
Hugz

Fiona said...

ps... thanks for the cold weather ..it has come here now!!!
Hugz

elliek said...

Your stitching is so good. The silk thread is a good idea. Would like my son to play his saxophone sometime too. Sounds like a lovely evening.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Marina your quilt is looking really lovely, it is going to be a gorgeous quilt. We have had a sunny morning but the weather is definitely changing to the worst now. Time to light the fire!

Cheryll said...

The doll border looks fantastic. And any progress is good but in bad weather it's great! Don't let the rain and cold get you down! :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wish I could send you some sunshine but you wouldn't enjoy the 'westerlie winds' that are a given in August. I love your dolly border and gorgeous hexies....it is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Jindi's Cottage said...

I got to work in the hail Thursday, unfun!...it started five minutes after I started on crossing in the afternoon and finished just as the bell went...white and slippery everywhere!!!! Bring on Spring, please!!!!!!!!!
Those hexie flowers and your dolly borders are gorgeous...progress is progress...
How lovely to have a private concert going on in the next room...

Mistea said...

Your flowers and dollies are looking gorgeous - slow and steady is good,
Enjoy the inside weather.

Carrie P. said...

well done! love your border and hexies.