Tuesday, 25 March 2014

a christmas item and a travelling pattern and a list.......

well ring the bells, I have managed to add to my Christmas basket for the first time this year!
Hooray..
two little postcards- Bronwyn Hayes designs.

Now for the travelling pattern.....
Earlier this month I won a travelling pattern from Anthea's blog.
I managed to finish stitching it over the weekend and it just needs to be sewn up into something or framed.
Not sure which just yet.
I have stitched it on Linen, (not sure which count) and used cottage garden threads no 414. This is the same thread I used in the christmas stitchery above.

This pattern started it's journey in South Africa farewelled by Cucki. Since leaving Cucki in 2011 it has travelled to the UK then Poland and more recently to Western Australia and now to Melbourne.
Thanks to Cucki for sharing list bit of fun.
 Anywhoo I can't say it hasn't been fun but it's time to quickly send it on it's way.



Here are the rules if you would like the travelling pattern to visit at your house:

1. You must have a blog. 
2. Comment on this post only, saying you would like the chance to stitch it.
3. You must have an active blog to participate; if you have a blog but never post on it you won't be chosen to be the next stitcher.
4.The stitcher who receives the Travelling Pattern must stitch it within an acceptable time frame, finish it & share the finished piece on their blog. Stitch with your choice of fabric & threads; finish it how you wish.
4.Then the stitcher must offer up the Travelling Pattern for another stitcher to use and it will be off on its travel again. You only send the pattern, no 'extras' are required.



Now that all that stitching has been done it's time to get back to that quilting that just won't go away.
Last post I pondered writing a list of projects that I have on the go....I hope to tick some of these off in April.
. So here goes...
  • Sweet stitches winter mini to be quilted  quilted and binding on 28th March
  • Sweet stitches  Give thanks to be stitched stitched.
  • Sweet stitches Mr Boo to have borders pieced and then quilted borders done, basted ready for quilting.
  • Christmas Item for April done!
  • Some progress on Park Avenue quilting in the hoop and two flowers quilted. total of 21 all up-27 to go.
  • At least a row progress on my novelty hexies toptwo rows of flowers added, just need to add some stepping stones.
  • Make up the cross stitcheries into something  travelling pattern framed, two bees made into pincushions.
  • Finish Blanket of love- done and sent to Cheryll
  • Finish my great nieces quilt-top all pieced needs quilting
  • finish quilting my wool applique runner  quilted and bound 26th March
I wonder how many I will get done in April....I will have two weeks of holidays in April so that is going to be a bonus.
I am off now to get stuck in to that wool applique runner, am on the home stretch with that one so I am hoping to get one tick off the list by the weekend!
Happy crafting

Marina

ps don't forget to mention if you would like to win the travelling pattern in your comment and I will draw a winner on the 30th of March.



28 comments:

cucki said...

Beautiful stitches ...
Well done xx

Susan said...

Your stitching is all so lovely. Thanks for the CG number, I was going to ask what it was. I will have to pass on the travelling pattern, but I do like how you finished yours. Good luck with the list......will you be adding anything new at AQC?

Raewyn said...

I do like your postcards, Marina :-)And your travelling stitchery has come up beautifully - love those Cottage Garden Threads!! I'd love to go into the draw for the travelling pattern, thank you.

Lisa V said...

Your postcards are just too cute!

Maria said...

Your Christmas post cards are just adorable.. The stitchery is lovely and I would frame it...
Wow you list is very daunting, good luck with it.....

Teresa said...

Oh I love your postcards Marina! So cute and aren't you super efficient adding to your Christmas basket already?? I'll be lucky to do that by December!!!!
I would love to win the travelling pattern and I love what you've made with it. What a wonderful idea!!! Fingers crossed xx

Sheila said...

Your stitched postcards are just adorable , what a great idea ! The traveling stitching pattern is rather an intersting concept , it sure has seen the world .Since I don't do cross stitch anymore I will need to pass .

Melody said...

Lovely finishes

Wendy said...

Your post cards are so pretty and a great start on your Christmas box...

Lib said...

Do love your version of the travelling cross stitch, tempting but I haven't done cross stitch for so long. Well done on the Bronwyn Hayes postcards, they are also great in Christmas bags.

Jeanette said...

Love your postcards so cute. Yes would love to be in the draw. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

those postcards are just awesome... quite a list there..... I wonder why we have such long lists all the time????
Hugz

Daisy Jayne said...

The stitched postcards are just adorable , what a great idea ! The traveling stitching pattern is rather an intersting it sure has seen the world. and hopefully a new home

Christine M said...

Gorgeous stitching Marina. You got that cross stitch finished quite quickly!

Lynda said...

Very cute postcards and a very busy April coming up for you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Those postcards are lovely..

Karen said...

Love seeing those postcards and it is great to see the cross stitch finished. Good luck finding a new home.
I hope you go well with your list and manage to tick a few off.

elliek said...

Love all your stiching and I love the words of the pattern, Will pass on that though as I don't think I would ever get it stitched. It's a great idea though.

Lin said...

I love your little Christmas postcards - good luck with that list! xx

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh such pretty postcards. I see you have one of your projects done, well done. I would love to be entered in the travelling pattern.

Happy days.
Bev.

Farm Gate Creations said...

You have been a busy bee, your post cards are adorable.

Tania said...

Lovely stitching Marina, as always. Good luck with getting some of your projects finished in April. Looking forward to more updates!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching is beautiful, I love the Christmas postcards. The cross stitch is wonderful too. You will have a lovely April working your way through your list :)

Els koetsier said...

Waauw what are you a bizzy pursen. Lovely work you make again.

And waht a projects you will finisch in April, I.m tired when I see all the things you wuill make in April.

I love the Travelling stitching pattern, and maybe I'm a lucky pursen when I winn these pattern.

Anthea said...

You've done a beautiful job of the Travelling Pattern, Marina - don't forget to show us what you make it into!
Lots on that list there, I would need a whole blog even to just list mine, LOL... a LOT of stitching & sewing will be going on with you!!

Elyte said...

Lovely little Christmas postcards Marina I like the designs that you chose. Good luck with your list, I am sure that you will be able to remove an item or two.
Can't commit to the travelling pattern at the moment.

katherine said...

Love the post cards! etc Only one week left to holidays! Yay no school run!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on adding such cute postcards to your Christmas basket.