Saturday, 13 July 2013

tying up loose ends...

Well the holidays are quickly coming to an end.... so sad.
After a few days away at a very relaxing spot I am feeling recharged and ready to get back to routine next week.
There were some 'loose ends' that needed to get sorted as I did have a little mental list of crafty things that needed to get done on the holidays.
There was some quilting and binding to get done and a little project that needed to find a direction. Once these were ticked off the list there was also time to start some new things. Of course!
this got requilted and the binding done and is hanging on my mini frame
 
 quilting and binding done on this one....

 Here is my mini collection so far.......the latest pattern arrived during the week and is traced ready to go..
I just love them all together.
 this dresden plate was the trial before I made the plates for my friends quilt. I had contemplated doing a quilt of them but thought a table topper would probably be more manageable. Like I need another project?
At least this will be easy to get finished.
 Well the answer to the previous question about a new project is obviously YES.
I have been wanting to make a hexie mini quilt since I bought a little stash of red and white ages ago.
Here it is all done ready to get prepared for quilting. I am very happy with this little mini.I think mini's seem to be filling my spaces lately.
 Another new project that has been on the to do list since buying the Quilted Crow girls' book.
All cut out and ready to go when I get time. May even be next holidays.......

Here are the beautiful views that we awoke to at our little get away.
You can just feel the serenity, can't you?
If anyone in Melbourne wants a little get away I can't recommend this place enough. It was divine and the hospitality and attention to detail was amazing.


















Well I am off to enjoy my last few days of peace before getting back into the routine again....
Happy stitching!
Marina

25 comments:

Elyte said...

Glad to hear that you got away and enjoyed some relaxing time in a beautiful environment.
Your Kathy Schmitz mini quilts look gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing the next one. You will need a 2nd little quilt stand.
Your red and white projects are lovely too, particularly those cute little hexagons.
Good to see you in the land of the little quilts.

Anthea said...

Wow your collection of Mini's is growing beautifully, Marina... I love the latest ones, and of course anything hexy is gorgeous too...
Glad to read you had a lovely break x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous minis...love the quilt.....looks like a wonderful spot glad you had a nice time...

elliek said...

The red and white hexies are gorgeous as are the mini embroideries. Love the indoor pool at your getaway.Glad you had a good time.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

The place you stayed look so lovely. Your mini's are fantastic. Little quilts and little hexies are certainly the way to go. Enjoy the last days of your holidays.
Bev.

katherine said...

Gorgeous finishes and some beautiful projects in the making too. The holidays have gone way to quickly once again.

Susan said...

Your minis do look lovely all together.....they bring a special kind of satisfaction. Your little red hexie quilt is adorable. Nothing better than a relaxing break.

Mistea said...

I see a lot of red here, has there been a little colour shift happening?
Your little quilts are sweet. Love mr squirrel looking all important there.
Cute mini hexie flowers.
Sure looks like a perfect getaway.

Karen said...

Your break was obviously a good one and helped charge the batteries.
Your little minis look fantastic. I really like the way they are turning out.
Your mini quilt with the red hexies is a delight!!!
Sorry the holidays are over!

Shirley said...

Lovely post Marina. Love the hexes. Your little retreat looks like it could be in England, it has that look about it.

Lib said...

I love those little mini quilts and your hexie quilt is so cute. Looks like you had a lovely little holiday too!

Maria said...

You do have a long list of gorgeous projects to work on...
Love the red hexie mini...

Lin said...

Your collection of mini quilts do look so good all together and I love the little red and white mini hexagons. I hope you feel refreshed after your break, I like the look of your holiday getaway. xx

Fiona said...

How lovely to get away for a few days... wonderful ... your mini quilts are just fabulous... I can just imagine how much fun you are having ... as for those mini hexies!!! how cute is that... enjoy your weekend before the madness begins again...
Hugz

Christine M said...

I love your red hexagon quilt Marina. Your mini's all look great together.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love everything...those reds are beautiful. Your minis look wonderful together. Your getaway looks lovely...glad you got to chill out in such a lovely place.

Jacky Patterson said...

Hey there Marina, you have been very busy! I marvel a the amount of quilting you complete and with stitcheries also. As always beautiful work.

Cheryll said...

Love all the mini quilts...they are fantastic! Nice spot for a get away too. The colours of the hexes are gorgeous! Well done and hopefully next week isn't too bad for you! :)

Raewyn said...

It looks like a lovely spot Marina, how great that you got to have some time away and you were able to be productive while relaxing. I love your minis and the red hexie s are going to be gorgeous!! New projects are always so much fun :-)

Kaisievic said...

Thanks for the link - Lonsdale Views looks amazing! Love your mini quilts - so cute.

Carrie P. said...

oh, such lovelies you have made. I haven't gotten the squirrel BOM. So cute.
Your hexies and dresden plate are so pretty in red.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous post Marina, I love your mini quilts, the dresden plate and the gorgeous hexie quilt! All beautiful. xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Wow! I adore your minis your stitcheries are divine...and I must admit I'm always a sucker for new projects.

Sheila said...

Your minis are just lovely and I love the hexie project , you have been busy . Lovely work!

Cheryl said...

You're going so great with your Sweet Stitches minis Marina - mine have come to a bit of a standstill, even though I love them. Other things seem to have taken over