Friday, 5 April 2013

up to date....

Well I am officially up to date with two projects and I have reached a milestone with one of them.
Drum roll please.... Four dolly borders completed for Swan Lake. I just can't believe it. When I was pressing the pieces for the photo I found some little arms that hadn't been appliqued completely. Must have been distracted. Fixed them up quick smart.
As soon as I can consult my technical advisor I will be getting the next borders ready to go. Just need to get the last ten hexie flowers done too. I was thinking of putting a yo yo instead of a circle in between the dollies as their carry basket. Must find that yo yo maker....
 three little pigs are finished and they look very cute and industrious.
 I have placed all the once upon a time blocks together to get an idea of where I am at, I reckon over half way-yippee. Yes that furry bit at the top of the pic belongs to Miss Maisie doing her mandatory cat scan of any new crafting that is placed on the bed.
Got some new hexie flowers from donated fabrics stitched up to add to the stash.... they had been sitting all prepped ready to go. Had to make another Snow White one.
 I have also been appliqueing the circles for the Dr Seuss quilt. Just took a little nudge and there you go they were done. Don't know why I procrastinated so much?

 Once the applique was all done it was only a very short step to get it to this...

All ready to go to the quilters! I think that will be on next weeks to do list.
 I think I can indulge in something new, guilt free, after all it is holiday time. Just means I will add another project into the monthly rotation.
Next week is free for all week.
woo hoo!
Happy stitching
Marina

a little link if you want a feel good giggle....
saw this on a tv show and had to check it out on youtube.
just love it.


28 comments:

Anthea said...

Wow Marina you have been busy! I love the dolly borders, & the little pig in the tent, it looks like one of those old-fashioned beach tent thing-o's...
I'm curious about the monthly rotation you mention... is that a way you use to help keep yourself organised? x

Janet said...

You are on a roll! How exciting to have your dollies done. And the little pigs are very cute. As for the dancing boy - I think he is Elvis reincarnated. Must be.

Yvette said...

WOW!
Did you mange to sleep any? Everything is fabulous, especially those little dollies.

elliek said...

All your projects are looking fantastic. Lovely to see them in the flesh on Wednesday. Thanks for a great day. Next school holidays out our way for a road trip!

Karen said...

Great progress on all projects. Lovely to see the dolly borders done and the pigs do look sweet!
Great to have a quilt top ready for the quilters. too!
Enjoy your weekend.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You certainly have been a busy girl...great projects. Off to check out the link.
Hugs x

Cheryll said...

Well done on the finish... and I'm off to have a giggle...
Nice hexies by the way too! :)

Quiltjane said...
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Quiltjane said...

You have been very busy! everything looks fabulous, especially the 3 little pigs.

Quiltjane said...

You have been very busy! everything looks fabulous, especially the 3 little pigs.

Mistea said...

Making the most of the holidays I see.
Well done on all your project progress.
Love the Dr Suess quilt and those piggies are very cute. Fun video.
Enjoy the free for all week.

Lib said...

What a mover and groover, thanks for the link. What a busy time you have had, so much done. Absolutely fantastic.....you need to go back to work for a rest lol

Shirley said...

What a great little mover and shaker. Elvis is reborn. I am in awe at how much you have managed to stitch. Good luck with the free week.

Susan said...

You have been a busy little bee. So much progress! Your Swan Lake is going to be gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together. The Dr Seuss looks great too. Enjoy your sewing week, you lucky thing.

Fiona said...

Haha... so now we all know that a new project is your big motivation!!! Love the idea of a yo yo for baskets... and the little pigs are lovely.. that is going to be such a fun quilt... and then you got circles and hexies done too!!! phew.... defintely new project is deserved...
HUgz

katherine said...

Wow heaps of gorgeous work. I haven't achieved very much sewing at all this week with a very busy week. All that is about to change lol.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow you have been so busy. I just love love the dolly borders and the 3 pigs, so cute. hugs

Val Spiers said...

What a lot of wonderful projects. The dolly borders look fabulous.

Nicky said...

Looks like you have been busy!

Love those pigs and well done on the finish!

Jacky Patterson said...

You must be so organised! Still assembling my quilt for Jo.
Love the Dr Seuss quilt.

Tatkis said...

Everything is so beautiful! Well done!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Elyte said...

Well done on finishing those dolly borders. You have cleared that mental block and making great progress.
Three little pigs is a very cute block.
Looking forward to seeing what the second week brings.

Lin said...

What a lot of work Marina - well done and all looking gorgeous. Definitely time to treat yourself to a new project! Happy Choosing. xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have made such great progress, love all your projects. You definitely deserve a new project after all that hard work! Cute little two year old!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow what a lot of progress...you can definitely start something new guilt free...the three pigs are very cute...that video was so funny, got to love his bow to the audience acknowledgement at the end, what a born performer! Enjoy your second week of holidays...

Sisbabestitches said...

You have so earned a new project to play with :) Such a lot of progress on everything, and such fun projects you have going on :)

Quilter Kathy said...

So many wonderful projects, I don't know how you decide which one to work on!

Carrie P. said...

I just adore that nursery rhyme pattern. I wonder if I can find it here in the states.