Sunday, 10 November 2013

weekend busyness

I have had lots of sewing time this weekend. Once I get the machine out I try to get as much sewing done as possible before it has to go away again.
I started the crafting off with some retail therapy to buy some bits and bots for some secret sewing and some threads for a new project...
But first some finishes were in order
After some reverse sewing when a bright spark sewed the 1 1/2" squares right side facing the wrong side of the other piece it was to be attached to. Well said bright spark was so carried away with the continuous piecing it took to piece 26 before it was noticed. So unpicking and then resewing and this is the result
Mr Merry framed and basted ready for hand quilting!
I had to cut into my special stash of Chocolat fabric for the dark squares of the border but it was worth it.
 Finished my cross stitch needlecase.
The cross stitch was meant to go inside but it was a shame to hide away all those little stitches.
So a little reversing and ta da!

 an extra little pocket on the left for needles in their packet.
some more little houses have been made and I couldn't resist photographing them all together...
Boy they are as addictive as hexagons!
A start made on my new table runner. It's so enjoyable stitching the wool. So much gentler on the hands.

Lastly a pic of my new project. Hopefully it will get finished for christmas.
Only a sneak peek for now but more will follow.
Before you ask, yes I have been sleeping.......just staying up late watching bbc drama North and South. A work colleague lent me the dvd's and I finished watching the last episode last night/this morning. It was so lovely and the handsome Richard Armitage is quite easy on the eye too. Mr Thornton might be some competition for Mr Darcy!
Roll on Monday.
Why?
Because next week is the Mill Rose Get together and I want the week to fly!! Woo hoo!
So looking forward to going.
Have a great week
marina

22 comments:

Narelle said...

You have had a very productive weekend :o)
Lots of lovely projects!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness...what wonderful projects....count down is on for you all...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

oh im with you, roll on until saturday :) looking forward to catching up again. hugs

Shirley said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl. Love the stitched santa and everything else really.

shez said...

such beautiful work Marina and yes cant wait to see you next weekend my friend.xx

barb's creations said...

You have been very busy, love the sneak peek of your new project and I'm like you roll on next week :) Barb.

Cheryl said...

Lots of gorgeous stitching Marina. sorry won't get to catch up with you all on Saturday

Susan said...

You have been very busy. Your Santa is finished off perfectly, it's a lovely border. The cross stitch is also beautiful, almost makes me want to cross stitch again. Those cute little houses are starting to look like a quilt.......go on, you know you want to.

Christine M said...

You certainly did have a productive weekend Marina. The borders on your Santa look fantastic. Looking forward to catching up with you on Saturday.

Lib said...

You have had avery busy weekend, lots of lovely sewing there. Your wool applique is looking lovely and♥ that gorgeous needle case, heirloom material!

katherine said...

Everything is looking fantastic and some new projects too.

Fiona said...

i hate that when reverse sewing is needed... seems such a waste of time doesn't it!!! the mini is looking lovely as is your cityscape....
lots of detail in your new stitchery project... pretty colours too....
Hugz

Wendy said...

Your Santa is looking great! You were a busy girl this week getting all these projects finished and starting something new.

Sheila said...

You have been a very busy gal , lots of lovely projects on the go :-)

kiwikid said...

Wow you have been busy Marina...so much done! Santa look s great..a bit of reverse stitching is good for us I am told!! Don;t know that I believe it though!!Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!!
xx

Mistea said...

Makes sense Mr Merry wanted his share of chocolat. Very nice despite all the reversing going on. Love the cross stitching for your needle case.
A little Aussie Christmas stitching, how fun.
Hope your week goes quickly while mine goes slow.

Karen said...

The border on Mr Merry looks great. Definitely worth the effort.
Lovely cross stitch.
And the houses are multiplying!!

Lin said...

Busy, busy! Mr Merry looks great and I love his border, but your cross stitch needle case is beautiful! Great idea with the pocket - I wish mine had a pocket especially for the needle threader which I have finally succumbed to using! Have a great week. xx

Anthea said...

A-hem, Marina, after watching North & South, and also P&P, many many times over, I am a confirmed Richard Armitage swooner.... OMG that voice, the broody looks, so manly....
oh where was I? that's right, that new mini of yours! Another lovely one for your hanger, the collection of them grows every month!!

See what the mention of HIS name does to me?!?! LOL x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Everything is lovely as usual Marina, the Santa is gorgeous. I totally agree it would be a shame to hide the beautiful cross stitch on the inside! We love North and South too, can't tell you how many times I have seen it :)

Farm Gate Creations said...

So much loveliness...I adore your little houses.

Jacky Patterson said...

Hello oh wise monkey!