Thursday, 2 January 2014

a new year has begun...

Welcome to a new year!
I thought it would be a good idea to end and start the year in the same manner.... by indulging in some stitching. I have missed not doing stitching lately and thought I should trace out my three Sweet Stitches patterns that had arrived early November. They sat traced waiting patiently.
They don't have to wait anymore.
The February block is stitched and hopefully over the next week or so I can get it framed.
I have started on my March Winds block too. Stitching is so relaxing and comforting.
I added a little red stitching just to break it up a litte. I love this stitchery, it reminds me of an old fashioned tattoo. Maybe it should say Mother in the ribbon, might have to mention it to tattooed no 2 son?


Building little houses has also kept a threaded needle in my hand too.
I love seeing these multiply

the latest houses completed

my little village 

Construction will slow down a little while I enjoy my stitching and also get back to my hand quilting project, my Park Avenue hexies quilt. It is going to be a long hard slog quilting it but I have made a start, sometimes that is the hardest part.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thankyou to everyone for visiting my blog throughout the year and for your comments and friendship.

Now Back to some stitching
Cheers
Marina



27 comments:

Susan said...

You do such gorgeous stitching with Kathy's designs. Did you see where she mentioned your Australian flag on her blog? Loving the houses. Your blog has been so inspiring through the year, looking forward to seeing your creations in 2014.

Noela said...

Love your stitchery and your house blocks are coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the quilt when you put them all together. Hugs.....

Nicky said...

Love your 'tattoo' - and your little brick house makes me think of the three little pigs! Don't worry I'm not huffing and puffing....

Mistea said...

Lovely way to start the new year.
Gorgeous houses in your little village.
Wishing you a stitching good year.
Happy 2014.

Shirley said...

Happy New Year Marina. Here is to lots of stitching fun. Your village is growing nicely.

Yvette said...

Gorgeous stitching! I love those little houses. You are going to have a beautiful village soon.

Sue said...

Happy New Year to you, your village is certainly growing!
I tried to get the rubber stamp for the houses but the lady is still on vacation!

Lib said...

Your houses are beautiful. Never been a real fan but saw a quilt in the Patchworks Café in New Norfolk last week using houses and pieced blocks and it was gorgeous.

Wendy said...

Your stitching looks wonderful and your little houses are growing quiet well. Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Your little house have soon turned into a Village...they look great Marina. Your Be Mine stitchery is great too, I had a giggle when you mentioned the mother part.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I do love what is created from your needle Marina...gorgeous stitchery and such sweet little houses. Enjoy your stitching.

Elyte said...

I think that No2 son should go one step further, and change Mother to Marina. Then he will always have you by his side.
You really must give me some stitching advice next time we meet.
Houses look so cute. Addictive you say?
I can see why.

Fiona said...

I always love to have a look at your amazing sewing.... all the best for a fantastic 2014.... definitely a tattoo there with 'mother'.... and that is almost a town ....
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful stitchng...

Raewyn said...

Beautiful stitching Marina, the red was an inspired touch. Your village is growing well!!

Briar Rose said...

Hi Marina, wishing you a wonderful New Year,
I love your gorgeous " Be Mine " stitchery,as always your work is fabulous.
Hugs R.

Karen said...

Great to see your lovely stitching and also good to see the housing estate developing well.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Enjoy getting back into stitching, fun "tattoo" stitchery, the only type of tattoo I'd want..love the red brick house, perfect fabric...

Lin said...

Your village is growing and your stitching beautiful Happy New Year. xx

Eli said...

May your new year be filled with peaceful days, health, smiles and sewing moments.
Ti abbraccio
Eli

elliek said...

Love the houses... still trying to find a stamp pad.. will keep looking.Your embroidery is always so perfect. Happy New Year, thanks for dropping by my blog and see you in a few days.

Els koetsier said...

Waauw what a lovely stitchery, and youre houses look also geourgius.
And Happy New year with lot of stitching.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching of these blocks is beautiful and your little houses are wonderful. Your blog is always inspiring and a lovely place to visit.

kiwikid said...

Love your stitchery Marina and your village is growing!! Enjoy your stitching and very best wishes for the New Year!
xx

Lisa said...

Happy New Year my friend. I hope 2014 brings you lots of good things. Your little houses are so adorable I am coveting them.

Carrie P. said...

great idea to use the black and red thread for your sweet stitches. i hope you won't mind if i copy yours?

Anthea said...

Hello Marina - beautiful stitching as always - what a gorgeous design - & your houses are becoming their own cute little metropolis!
(Don't encourage the tatt!)