Friday, 26 October 2012

been a bit quiet...

Not a lot been happening here. Just a couple of bits and pieces finished and some lovely flowers blooming. Real flowers for a change not just hexie flowers.
This orchid was a christmas present from mum last year. usually I don't have much success with them re-flowering but DH has been taking good care of it and I have another beautiful flower from it this year.


The pots of native orchids are putting on a magnificent display. They almost grow like weeds at my place and their delicate flowers are some of my favourites.

as for crafting..... some little finishes.
Yesterday I finished my fourth block of my Once upon a time project
May I present 'The Princess and the Pea'

Another finish is this little pincushion from the SKOW book.
Didn't quite get it 100% so it won't make it to the 'gift box'. Might need to make another one. I found it a bit hard getting the 'roundness' right.
Any hints anyone? I left the stuffing opening in the pieced base but my putting together skills definitely are lacking.
Practice makes perfect though!


Hope there is some crafting time in your weekend
cheers
marina

28 comments:

Susan said...

Love your neat stitching.....the pincushion looks fine. Unusual to see no hexies in your post......but the real flowers are lovely.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous orchids and I love the little princess. Your pincushion looks great from here!

Karen said...

What a beautiful orchid! Great to see your stitching, too. Your pin cushion is great.

Sisbabestitches said...

The orchids are beautiful. I love your Princess and the Pea block. And the pincushion is wonderful. I don't have any tips as I doubt I could do it half so well :)

Christine M said...

I haven't tried making one of those pin cushions yet. Another to do list item! I love your Princess and the Pea.

shez said...

lovely flowers and beautiful stitching Marina,well done.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your orchids. They are beautiful. You are certainly making head way with your Princess and the Pea. I am sorry I have no hints as I am hopeless at anything that is not flat...I think it is sweet.

elliek said...

Those orchids are stunning. Your pincushion looks great and what can I say about that Princess. Love those blocks.

Shirley said...

It always amazes me how much work goes into a small gift and how time consuming they are so I say well done on the sewing front.

Marina Brito de Campos said...

It might not be perfect (?), it sure is pretty and cute!!
Happy quilting, Marina.

Eli said...

The pincushion is so nice!!! I like it a lot.
Have a good weekend!
Hugs
Eli

Fiona said...

lots of lovelies to look at... orchids are just so gorgeous - glad DH has the touch!! of course lovely stitching and pincushion is lovely... I struggled with round too when I did it - I thought next time I would draw the circle on the stitch line and used tiniest stitches???? but when you find out what works can you let me know?
Hugz

Teresa said...

The orchids are just beautiful. Love your Princess block.. this is such a gorgeous quilt.. I just love the stitcheries. There is nothing wrong with your pincushion! It's really cute. Have a great weekend x

Narelle said...

I'm afraid orchards are beyond my 'brown thumb'.
Lovely shade of lippy on your princess :)

Lynda said...

I love your native orchids. They are so pretty. Your pincushion looks great. Mine is less round than yours.

Elyte said...

The flowers are beautiful, such a lovely time of year isn't it with all the colour on show in the gardens.
I like your pin cushion, cute and quirky.
Enjoyed meeting the princess, hope she blows that candle out before she climbs onto her bed.

Tatkis said...

Adorable flower photos, and your stitcheries are so lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Dorothy said...

Marina, the orchid is beautiful, such an exquisite color.

Lib said...

Love the native orchids. White flowers win me every time.

Lib said...

Love the native orchids. White flowers win me every time.

Lin said...

Love your orchids and the Princess. What is wrong with the pincushion? - it looks good to me

katherine said...

Beautiful orchids and I love the pincushion and think the stuffing is fine.

Josie said...

Wow! Your princess is wearing some seriously lucious lippy! I love your fairy story blocks... what's next I wonder. I think your pincushion looks great I'd put it in the gift box... it's lovely!

O'faigh said...

Hello Marina, I have a love of orchids...I was fortunate to see them recently growing wild in the Grampians....lovely pincushion..Warm Regards, O'faigh

Helen L said...

Love those native orchids: so beautiful, and we have nothing like that which grows here!! I love your little princess and the pea embroidery: so fun!! I refer to one of my daughters as that same princess: she could feel a wrinkle in her clothes or that pea under her mattress!! Kids: they are so funny!! Hope you are doing well: I love seeing your embroideries. They are always so pretty! Hugs from H in Healdsburg

rosie said...

I think your pin cushion is gorgeous Marina...
I have never tried growing orchids, they are absolutely stunning..
xxxx

Nicky said...

Cannot see anything wrong with your pincushion Marina!

And the princess looks thoughtful!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Oh my that is a lot of mattresses to climb up upon! The SKoW pincushion is very fiddly, don't think the one I made was 100% round either, but yours looks fabulous even if you don't think it is 100% it sure looks fine from here...