Friday, 19 April 2013

back to routine....

this week has just flown so quickly.
It's back to work routine and I am missing the 'me' time that was so abundant during the past two weeks at home.
I didn't want to lose all the momentum of the holidays so tried to keep up with the projects on the go.
The last 8 hexagon flowers for Swan lake are finished. I will now wait till mum and I can put our heads together to mark out the borders.
I have enjoyed playing with the wool projects I have started.
My scarf is all appliqued and I just need to sew the backing fabric on and it is done.
I thought it would take longer to make this project but it has been fun to make and not as difficult as I had imagined, thanks to the day in the barn.
I got so enthused with working with the wool that I have chosen another pattern from the quilted crow book to make the end borders for my Park Avenue hexagon bed runner. I have cut all the flowers just need to get all the leaves and stems done.
Here is my scarf....



I have made a start on the next Once upon a time block that I have traced out.
Look who has appeared...looking delicious with his gum drop buttons.
I think he is very cute. I did make a mistake when tracing him but I am hoping the line will fade with time.
Tomorrow I am hosting my craft group so there will be lots of chatting, laughing, eating and hopefully some stitching.
Wishing you a stitchy weekend

marina

20 comments:

shez said...

wow Marina your projects are gorgeous that scarf is so pretty and love your gingerbread man he is pretty cute,have a good day my friend.xx

Mistea said...

Cute gingerbread man with his mischievous grin.
Lovely scarf.
Enjoy crafty socialising tomorrow.

Sheila said...

I love your scarf Marina and the gingerbread man is too cute .

Christine M said...

That red looks great on the charcoal background Marina. I wouldn't have even noticed the extra line on Gingerbread man if you hadn't mentioned it. Have a great weekend.

Lynda said...

It's a shame to have to go back to work after such a great couple of weeks off. The scarf is beautiful and your gingerbread man is very cute. I hope you and your stitchy girls have a great afternoon.

Susan said...

Work gets in the way of so much stitching! But good that you are keeping the momentum going. Love the wool appliqué.

Carrie P. said...

OOO, your wool is so pretty.

Karen said...

It's lovely seeing your work with wool. And isn't it the perfect weather for it?
Have a great time with your craft group.

Els koetsier said...

I'mlooking forward for looking how the wool appliquéuwquilt is finish.
And youre gingerman is perfecht. How big will the Quilt bee from the gingerman?

Anthea said...

Hi Marina, wow I do love the scarf, so stylish for the cooler months... & yes I agree Gingie looks very cute x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...gee that looks so good....

Lib said...

Love the scarf, looks so warm and cozy. Just what was needed today in Hobart brrrrr

Elyte said...

The scarf looks beautiful Marina, well done.
Cheeky little gingerbread man.
Had a lovely day at the show today with a bit of credit card damage done. Bought a purse frame today. When are you available for a "purse" lesson?

Maria said...

Like the applique on your scraf..
How cute is that little guy???

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

What a stylish scarf. That Gingerbread man looks like he could run a country mile. If the error doesn't fade you could possible shade him with some pencils in between the two bits of stitching.

Have a lovely weekend.
Bev.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your scarf us just lovely and of course I love the gingie.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your wool appliqué is gorgeous and I love your new block. Your satin stitching looks perfect!!

katherine said...

Love the wool scarf and the gingerbread man block is fantastic. Enjoy hosting your craft group too.

Fiona said...

The scarf has come up so lovely... great colours - will suit you.... cute face that gingy has.... and you know we all have extra lines somewhere don't we??????
Back to work.... it gets in the way of fun time doesn't it!
Hope the weekend brings you some playtime...
Hugz

elliek said...

Both scarf and gingie look great. Have you tried the FriXion ball pen? It is an erasable pen( has one on the end) made by Pilot and sold at Officeworks. It also disappears after you apply heat as I discovered having traced something and the ironed on the weaveline stabiliser. Turned over the work and Poof no tracing. Comes in a variety of colours too.