Monday, 10 June 2013

pretty flowers everywhere..

these lovely flowers have been decorating my home.  Aren't they gorgeous. It looks a little like a florist...
....and the reason for this floral abundance? let's just say that a certain number has increased by one digit.


 this long weekend has been quite a busy one but I have been diligently stitching..
During the week this Once upon a time block had to get finished before I could start my Sweet Stitches mini.
 Little Miss Red Riding Hood..
 my what big eyes you have Grandma..

 once that was done it was time to get stuck into this project.
 I was a little worried about the flag being too small but I think it will do just nicely.
If anyone else making the 'Sweet Liberty' mini would like an Australian flag to add to their stitchery, I have a plenty of that fabric that I would be more than happy to share. Please let me know and I can send you a piece of fabric with a flag or two.

I forgot to show off this finish too. I did get it done in time to take it for show and tell to Mill Rose get together. I love the jigsaw puzzle quilting.

A little parcel had been waiting to be opened on Friday too.
this gorgeous pincushion and scissor keep made just for me by my lovely friend Els.  She also included some cross stitch projects that I will show off once I complete them. A perfect project for the next holidays I think?
such beautiful little crosses...
A lovely short working week this week, bonus!
I need to focus on Swan Lake this week I think. It will be a nice break from stitchery. There are also a couple of minis needing quilting. All in good time!

have a wonderful week!


marina...


23 comments:

Melody said...

Ooh so it was a special birthday. Hope it was wonderful. Big birthday hugs

Karen said...

Gorgeous flowers! And of course, Happy Birthday!
RRH looks great and I do love the end result with the Kathy S design. The flag looks great.
Beautiful stitching!

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday!

Fun stitcheries! They look great.

Elyte said...

Did you have a special birthday?
Those flowers are beautiful.
Well done with the stitchery and changes.
Much more suitable now.
Enjoy seeing all the different stitcheries from the Once Upon a Time project.

shez said...

happy birthday marina ,hope you had a wonderful day ,those flowers are gorgeous,just the thing for a lovely lady,love all your projects and your quilt was awesome.xx

Sue said...

Is it appropriate to say happy birthday?
Congratulations!

Lin said...

Congratulations Marina! And such lovely flowers. As usual so many lovely things to comment on - I love the jigsaw quilting. xx

Lib said...

Happy birthday, your flowers are beautiful. Gosh you have been busy again - so nice to have a long weekend.

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely flowers in youre home. The roses and Gerbra's(its the dutch word) and the lelie's .

Stitchery's waauw also.

And the pincussion and siccerhanger also lovely. Ha Ha Ha.

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Marina! Those flowers are just beautiful. I love your Little Red Riding Hood.

Susan said...

It's good to see you're being looked after as you celebrate....Happy Birthday. You are working on so many lovely projects at the moment....love the wolf eyes. Beautiful pincushion.

Fiona said...

such beautiful flowers... worth increasing a digit for those.... really lovely.... I enjoyed your Red Riding Hood one and the new Libery stitchery has come out well... great with the 'proper' flag!
Have a lovely week...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

OOOhh HappY BirTHDaY to you! It was lovely to meet you and to share a laugh or two together. Love all your work as well... :)

Mistea said...

The flowers are gorgeous and a long weekend to stay home and enjoy them perfect. Lovely pincushion you have received.
Little red is very sweet and you Australian liberty block is beautiful.
Enjoy this short week with stitches.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday ? If it was I hope you had a special day , your flowers are gorgeous . Little red is looking pretty cute and whata lovely gift from your friend .

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching is so beautiful Marina, I love your red riding hood and the liberty block. Your Aussie flag works perfectly.

Lynda said...

Wow Marina! Love the cross-stitched presents you received. Happy Birthday - all of those flowers are so beautiful. I saw the photo of your Dr Seuss quilt - it turned out so well - and you're making great progress on your stitchery blocks.

elliek said...

Hope I have guessed right that Happy birthday is the correct thing to say. Love all the work being done.

katherine said...

Gorgeous flowers! Happy birthday. Love your projects too.

Narelle said...

Those gorgeous flowers are (almost?) worth turning another digit over :o)
Lovely stitcheries ... enjoy your short work week!

Anthea said...

Many Happy Returns Marina - the flowers are all so gorgeous, and you deserve some fussing!!
Beautiful job on the Mini too, love the Aus flag... x

Anita said...

Nothing nicer than flowers and stitching. Looks lovely.
Cheers, Anita.

kiwikid said...

Happy birthday!! Flowers are beautiful!!
xx