Sunday, 29 June 2014

got my breath back

I am still over the moon with my quilt but as I have some other things that need doing the yo yo baskets and binding are waiting patiently.
It has been a busy few days...
Last Friday I went to meet up with Elyte and Susan (thimblestitch) at Tranquility for some retail therapy and lunch together as Susan was visiting Melbourne for a few days.
We had such a lovely afternoon and of course, it passed too quickly.
Susan and Elyte had arranged a mini swap and I could have quite happily kidnapped both of them! (the quilts not Susan and Elyte)
Susan also made me a gorgeous little pincushion to add to my collection. We share a love of hexagons.
A super mini hexie flower and blue and cream fabrics-Perfect! All the little cross stitches around the top and bottom are a beautiful touch too. I love it.

 Yesterday I managed a trip to GJ's for their sale and found these lovely linens and fabrics.
They are all going to be used together with my vintage hexies. I also bumped into a few familiar faces....the other members of the city girls.


Just wanted to share these new treasures...
Nearly 30 years ago we went to Tasmania for our honeymoon and hub just had to buy some raw Huon Pine from a Saw mill we visited. One day..... he would turn them into something.
Well that one day has arrived, thanks to a friend who has wood turning equipment. So together they made a pepper mill and a beautiful wooden bowl.
The wooden bowl shows the beautiful silky sheen of the pine. These are going to be heirlooms in my eyes.
Who knows how old the wood was before we bought it, so amazing.


Still loving looking at my Swan Lake quilt.... thankyou for all the lovely comments and for all your support along the way. There were times when I didn't know if I would get there but the encouragement and shared enthusiasm helped a lot so thanks to all of you. x
There has been a request from one friend that they be considered for a bequest of the quilt should anything happen to me. It has been noted. What are friends for.
cheers for now
Marina




20 comments:

KERYN B said...

Oh my Gosh how clever is your husband they look fabulous. Had another look at your quilt and it's even more beautiful today.

Nicky said...

love the pincushion!

And the wooden bowl is so smooth you must want to touch it every time you see it...great way to remember a holiday!

kiwikid said...

Lots of lovely things to look at Marina!! The wood bowl and pepper grinder are amazing! Love your purchases and the pin cushions are wonderful!
xx

Lin said...

What a beautiful bowl and pepper mill - the wood is so lovely, I want to touch it as I love wood. Nice collection of fabrics and pretty pin cushion. xx

Shirley said...

Just goes to show that one day you will find a use for some of that hoarding. Well done to your husband and his friend. What lovely friends you have too.

shez said...

Lol love your post Marina and boy those wooden items are beautiful,clever hubby,and I am still oohing and raring over your quilt,you should enter it in the next melb quilt show,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Elyte said...

Oh I don't know Marina, I think that Susan and I are very kidnappable. Not sure if anyone would pay any ransom for me!
Those wood pieces are gorgeous, definitely destined to be family heirlooms.
Count those little dollies as you drift off to sleep tonight.

Susan said...

Maybe you could kidnap us and make us sew all day! It was lovely to spend the afternoon with you too. I think they will be heirlooms, the huon pine is so beautiful.

Melody said...

Love that turned wood. So very beautiful.

cucki said...

Aww I love the pin cushion so much...
So sweet
Big hugs x

Wendy said...

I agree with you that these will become heirlooms in the future...what a talented husband you have to make such awesome items...love the bowl and the mill is wonderful as well.

Raewyn said...

YOur new pincushion is gorgeous, and the wooden items are beautiful - well done to hubby!

Fiona said...

I have to admit I love timber so those pieces really appeal to me.... that pine is lovely... so is it your anniversary soon? I'm impressed with the pepper mill... I assume special pieces needed to be bought.... cute pincushion from Susan but I thought the gals would be worth kidnapping too... now on with the finishing the quilt.. the gall of some people asking to inherit... I thought it would automatically go to me...
Hugz

Lib said...

Love your bowl, the wood obviously didn't mind the wait! Better late than never! Can't believe your quilt, what a lot of work and the quilting has been done so sympathetically. Love the way it goes around the appliqué. You had a busy weekend, did you make it to the craft fair?

Karen said...

Good to see you finding plenty to do in this cold and wet weather. Good excuse to shop and spend time with friends.
The items made from the Huon pine look beautiful. They are treasures.

elliek said...

Love the wooden bowl and grinder.It does make you want to just stroke the inside of the bowl. Love all your goodies too.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely pincushion from Susan...nice your girls got to catch up.......the wood turning is beautiful.....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely pincushion and your fabrics are beautiful. The wood turning is fantastic and such lovely memories with it.

Ondrea said...

Yummmmy hexxxxies! Yep, I am also a bit if a hexi fan. Love the pin cushion. Your hubby is also a very creative person by the looks of things. Reminds me of my dad. The bowl and pepper grinder are really lovely.

Carrie P. said...

WOW! the bowl and mill are fantastic.