Friday, 22 March 2013

Rapunzel and swan lake

this week I thought I would dedicate to my Swan Lake project.
Over the weekend I quickly finished off Miss Rapunzel so I am up to date with my Once Upon a time blocks.
I think she looks lovely...


She seems quite content with her situation or is she dreaming of her prince?
After finishing off this lovely princess it was onto Swan Lake. I figured if I allow a whole week to this project I could get a bit done.
Well ta da...
Border 3 is done, all arms and heads appliqued then onto the flowers I have prepared. Got four done last night and there are another 6 ready to go. That should see me through the weekend and I get to pick something else for next week to work on then after that it will be holidays for two weeks and a crafting free for all!


Some news on the gift quilt... it was presented Wednesday night and was very well received. We also gifted her a kindle between all of us and she was quite numb and overwhelmed that we had given her these gifts. She told me that after she went home she looked at the quilt again and when she read the label again and looked at all our names that it made her cry.  It was very touching. She can think of us each time she looks at it. So I would count that gift as a definite success.
No pics as none of us got a decent picture!
Happy days!

Have a great weekend

marina

ps a work friend has started a new blog after having issues with her old one.
She is making a gift quilt too for a friend. Feel free to pop over and say Hi.
http://www.jackyandthecrew.blogspot.com.au/

19 comments:

Fiona said...

Rupunzel is gloating over her beautiful hair! great block and well done with the Swan Lake progress.. this is going to be such an awesome quilt..... so glad your gift quilt was so well recieved...the more she looks at it the more she will see in it....
Hugz

Elyte said...

Well done Marina, completing such a big task and delivering on time. That is a gift that will be cherished and carry all her memories of the time spent with you girls.
Good to see an enthusiastic attitude for Swan Lake. It will be finished in no time!

shez said...

wow Marina she is gorgeous look at those tiny red lips,wow your stitching is awesome Marina,cant wait to see this quilt finished,well done Marina on such beautiful work.xx

Tracee Perry said...

Beautiful stitching Marina and you'll have that quilt finished in no time at all, if you keep going at this rate.

Mistea said...

Rapunzel is looking quite smug - she knows her gorgeous hair will attract the prince. Your stitching is beautiful.
Nice work on your Swan Lake.
So happy for you that the quilt was gratefully received.
Enjoy the weekend.

Christine M said...

How gorgeous is Rapunzel! Your Swan Lake quilt is going to be beautiful. Enjoy your sewing this weekend.

Maria said...

Rapunzul is looking beautiful with her long flowing har..
Great work on your Swan Lake too. Maybe working on one project is the go and NO computer...
Pleased the quilt was so well received. shame about the photos.
Will pop over to your friends new blog now.

Sheila said...

Rapunzel is looking quite content , wonderful stitching ! Your quilt is going to be awesome can't wait to see it finished .

Lynda said...

I'm so happy your friend loved her new quilt. Your Swan Lake ladies and Rapunzel are beautiful - always feels good when you can see some progress. 2 weeks off - that will be fantastic.

elliek said...

Love those golden locks of hair. Swan lake is looking so good and it was lovely to hear that the gift quilt was so well received. Again well done for doing something which will bring so much pleasure. Catch you soon I hope

Shirley said...

Good post Marina. Rap uncle is looking very beautiful as she is supposed to be and your swan lake ladies look beautiful too.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Well Miss Rapunzel obviously uses the right shampoo. She looks stunning. Great progress on Swan Lake too. Lovely to hear about how the quilt was received.

Happy stitching
Bev.xoxo

Lib said...

So good the gift quilt is appreciated! You have been working on the story book quilt for a while, do you know what you are going to do with it when you finish, is it a keeper?

Susan said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and such a generous and thoughtful gift. Sounds like your friend really loved it. Your swan lake fabrics are so lovely. Enjoy your stitching time.

Yvette said...

Who knew Rapunzel was so darn cute? What a doll! Swan Lake is going to be wonderful. I am enjoying your journey on this one.

Anthea said...

Rapunzel will not be single for long, all the suitors will be standing under her balcony, roses in hand, pledging their love!!
Such beautiful stitching & sewing Marina, well done x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Rapunzel is beautiful, it does look like she is dreaming of her prince. Your Swan Lake looks gorgeous too, I like your idea of working hard on one project each week, perhaps I should try that!! Wendy x

Lin said...

Lovely Rapunzel! Seaman lake is going to be great. Hope you are having a good weekend.

kiwikid said...

You are doing such wonderful things!! Love Rapunzel! Jealous about the hair though!! :-)
Great to hear the quilt was received so well! Well done you!