Friday, 7 September 2012

waiting for the lightning bolt....

........Of inspirations that is..
It seems I have lost my way a bit since I finished my Down in the garden.
I have spent time on the net and flicking through magazines to find some inspiration for a new project. That's not to say that I don't have some wisp's that could do with some attention. But I need something new! A new stitchery project.
These lovely patterns have arrived over the last two weeks but I haven't done more than read the instructions and look longingly at them..

these need no introduction....

Once upon a time by Smee designs

just love these stitcheries.

Well that's for the new inspiration.
I have had a raggedy Anne stitchery traced for ages, It was one of the monthly instalments of Kaaren's free bom so they occupied some idle hands for a little while....then I got the guilts and it was time to cast an eye on a wisp. My park Avenue hexies have been waiting for the side fillers that I have had made up for quite a few months. One side is done and I am working on the other just sewing those awkward shapes reeks havoc on my middle finger and of course the needle hits that spot each time!  Tried a leather thimble but it was a bit awkward so I will let it heal for a little bit before attacking the other side. I have some lovely cream fabric for the borders and am planning to do a rambling vine. Thinking, thinking.....



Sailing on the Titanic (a theatre restaurant) tomorrow night but don't worry I am going first class and will make sure I am seated next to the life boats. We have to dress in period dress if possible and I have a fantastic outfit put together by a friend. Should be a hoot!
Off to see if I can't get some motivation happening...
Hope you have a great weekend.
cheers
marina

19 comments:

shez said...

wow lovely lot of inspiration there Marina and love your stitcheries,well done.xx

Eli said...

I'm sure the inspiration will come soon.
The evening will be a truly memorable ... I wait for the report!
Hugs
Eli

Melody said...

As always what you have stitched is divine. I know that feeling, I went through a patch of it recently. I'm sure your mojo will come back.

Lib said...

Have you tried the silicon thimbles with the metal tip. I bought one recently for hand quilting and it is fantastic, so comfortable and a lovely bright pink! You have to be happy with that.
Your weekend entertainment sounds a hoot. Hope you have a great time.

Christine M said...

I'm sure you'll find a project to work on soon. Have a great time on the Titanic! I'd love to go there. Make sure you take lots of photos.

Susan said...

You have some lovely projects ready to work on when your mojo returns. Hope it's soon.

Fiona said...

what a lovely post.... there are so many lovely projects in the books - maybe I can manage the hexie turtle with your guidance? love your hexies... this time of the year is hard on our hands anyway without stabbing it.... love the raggedy Anne stitchery... are you going to do the whole quilt? I hope you will show us a picture of you in costume... will be such fun...
Hugz

Shirley said...

Lots of loveliness there to keep you busy and I always love a hexagon quilt. Have fun on the Titanic. The captain of the Titanic came from my home place of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. Just in case you need to know some trivia.

Mistea said...

Lovely raggedies.
Enjoy the trip -Hope there's no lightning.

Maria said...

Oh I also have those lovely books for inspiration...

Annie and andy do look sweet..

Cheryll said...

Your stitching work is FANTASTIC!
Have a great night out... sounds exciting. Enjoy :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Enjoy your night out and I am sure will all that inspiration around you something will strike a chord (or thread) with you.

Narelle said...

I have the first two books with lots of good intentions :)
Beautiful hexies and stitchery!
Enjoy the theatre ... sounds like it will be a most enjoyable voyage.

Elyte said...

Don't worry Marina, I am sure that there is some inspiration coming in the next few weeks. Have fun on the Titanic and please share of photo of you in the period costume.

Raewyn said...

You are sure to find some inspiration amongst those lovely patterns. Love your hexies (it's a shame about your finger, I find I am prone to that too) and Raggedy Ann and Andy :-) Have fun dressing up tonight(next to the life boat!)!

Josie said...

You are really spoiled for choice for your next project aren't you. I'm sure it won't be long before one of them starts singing to you. Love your hexies... try wrapping your finger tip with horse bandage... it works for me.
Have fun choosing what to do next.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have lots of lovely inspiration. Your Raggedy Anne stitcheries are so gorgeous.

Bec said...

I have Anni's little book here, with a kit for it purchased from her. I am not planning to applique though; I will just do them as stitcheries for something different. Looking forward to seeing what you tackle next!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely inspiration...your raggedy's are so darn cute...such happy little personalities...of course I love the hexies but that would be of no surprise to you!...have you tried a leather thimble-it, the adhesive leather "dot" on "the spot" as a bit of extra protection under your leather thimble? just a thought....