Monday, 21 April 2014

oh, holidays, parting is such sweet sorrow...

Yes that time has come again, albeit too quickly for my liking!
why can't two weeks feel  like four weeks and not two days.
Back to normal tomorrow, I don't know how I am going to get up in time. It has taken me two weeks to perfect sleeping in! How wasteful to throw all that hard work away.
I shouldn't complain though the next round will come around quickly enough and I have had a wonderfully restful break and had lots of creative time.
two more blocks were finished for my live, laugh, love quilt and all the rest of the main blocks prepared.
I still haven't made up my mind about the upper and lower border but there is time to decide.

  
I made a few more of the little hexie pin cushions, I found lots of photos of these made out of fabric and crochet on the net but didn't find any tutorial to share for those who have asked so stay tuned when I make the next one I will share how I have made them.
Found another sweet little cross stitch design that fits in the hexie shape too.

Being the last day of my holidays I wanted to get to play with some special fabrics.
I have been wanting to use these little 1/2 square triangles that I got from Lynda ever since I sewed and trimmed all 300 or so of them. Boy was that a marathon effort!
so out came the machine and I had a little play....
Three blocks are a great start to I don't know what, but it is a start lol
Once you make a start the rest has to come eventually......right?



well there's no fighting it any longer....... Tomorrow will be here before I know it so I am off to enjoy the rest of today..
have a great week
See you all later in the week for my Christmas item for this month!
cheers
marina

26 comments:

cucki said...

Super sweet stitches and pretty pin cushions
Hugs x

Shirley said...

You are such a perfectionist Marina and show such dedication to your cause. Love the blocks and everything else really. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Tania said...

Hi Marina, all beautiful sewing as always, I really love how your live laugh love quilt is looking. Have a lovely week - albeit back at work x

Jindi's Cottage said...

You certainly didn't waste your last day...that's a whole lot of stitchin' goin' on there...how sweet are those little HST blocks, I'm sure they'll let you know what they want to eventually become in good time...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love this post Marina....great projects...

Farm Gate Creations said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your holidays and it was so nice to catch up.....try not to work too hard and have a fab week.

shez said...

yes work days drag and the holidays fly,no it isnt far,lol,boy you got lots done Marina.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well you definitely made good use of your time Marina.... Such lovely projects x

Karen said...

Love seeing Viv's quilt come together. Looking great!!
Good luck with all those tiny, tiny triangles.
Good luck with the alarm tomorrow. I always found the school holidays flew by. Solved the problem by retiring!

Susan said...

A shame you're off to work tomorrow, you have been so incredibly productive these holidays. You are killing me with those little pincushions......they are adorable and I can't wait to get home and try to make one! Looking forward to your tutorial too.

Els koetsier said...

What are you a productief woman, The little hexie pincussions so lovely.
And the Quilt you made with the stitchery waaauw so gorgeus.

Cheryll said...

It's always great having time off... But someone has to pay taxes! Sleep ins are soooo over rated anyway! :)

Lib said...

What is it with holidays, you just start to enjoy them and they are over! �� I like the look of the HSTs, they are very pretty.

Nicky said...

Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog... and those little hexie pincushions are so sweet! Here in NZ our holidays are just started so I must practice sleeping in too...

Fiona said...

what gorgeous sewing you have done ... no wonder you don't want to get up early and go back to work!! Its all so lovely...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Good to hear you enjoyed the holidays, your blocks and the little ones you are working on are beautiful- no doubt inspiration will come as you work on them!
xx

Lynda said...

What a great holiday Marina. Everything looks so wonderful and those little triangle blocks are so neat!

Charlie and Wendy said...

You had productive holidays, I love your quilt with the wool, it's looking very beautiful. Everything else is lovely too.

elliek said...

Love the half square triangle blocks and all of the stitchings. Hope you managed to get up in time and that the day went okay.

Lin said...

You do seem to have packed a lot into your two weeks. Hope you wake up in time! xx

Janet said...

I love what you've done with the half square triangle blocks. Pretty block versions. And the applique quilt will be lovely! I'm thinking of you back at work today. Don't work too hard. :)

Karen said...

Three lovely projects! The wool stitchery one is wonderful.

Anthea said...

Hi Marina - wow I have really loved to catch up with all the lovely posts I've missed here - lots of beautiful things to see - those tiny hst's look challenging - and the hexy cross stitched pincushions are super-gorgeous... well done, I love to see your work! x

Kaisievic said...

Hi Marina, I presume you are a teacher? I live in Melbourne, too. I am just wondering where you live and teach?
Love your quilt blocks.

Marie said...

LOVE your pincushions and the blocks. I'm a bit of a hexie addict these days so I'm going to have to try these, and I also have a bundle of tiny HST blocks from trimming other blocks so I suspect I'll be playing with your block designs as well. I've made a little basket block that I love and I think a collection (for what, I'm not yet sure) would be fun.

Carrie P. said...

lovin' all your project. the little stuffed hexies are so sweet.