Wednesday, 18 June 2014

lots to share...

On Sunday I spent a wonderful day with some city and country friends at the Sunbury quilt show. It was a really lovely show and there were some amazing quilts.
A day out with these girls is like a tonic, it picks you up just like a big hug and there were quite a few of those meted out during the day lol
I didn't take a camera but thankfully some star photographer/bloggers did.
I am borrowing this pic from Sue's blog  she has taken some gorgeous pics of the day and also of most of the quilts.
When the waitress said 'now for a silly photo' because we are all such good girls, who were we to not comply!
from left to right-Sue, Tracee, me, Jo, Tania, Robyn, Elyte, Marg and Annie
Thanks girls for a fantastic day out!!

What's a quilt show without some purchases...I thought I should have a little spend especially in case I didn't win a raffle. (very prophetic too as I didn't win a scrap).
I bought some gorgeous vintage fabric hexies. Have had my eye on these for awhile was just waiting to encounter this stall somewhere along the way.
 I couldn't wait to get them all basted and ready. I even fished out some 'vintage' fabrics of my own to add to the pile. The idea on how to use these is still swirling around my head. thinking, thinking, thinking......I do have something in mind just to get it from brain to fingers.
A tower of hexies...

 Three more live laugh love blocks have been completed, they were just waiting for their berries.

The postie has been very good to me lately as yesterday a gorgeous parcel arrived from Fiona . If I hadn't been so excited to open it I might have taken a pic of how pretty the wrapping was.
When I opened the parcel it revealed this loveliness....
I have wanted to make one of these bags from the first time I saw the pattern but it got added to the pile of to do's. Now I don't have to make one at all.
Love, love, love this Fiona-thankyou.
Fiona has some pics on her blog too, taken in the sunshine, makes it look even more gorgeous!



Before you are overwhelmed by all the visual... I have one more pic to share.
A little while ago Susan from Thimblestitch blogged about pincushions and had a giveaway for a gorgeous hexie pincushion. Commenters mentioned how many pincushions they have. I thought it was time to take an updated pic of my pincushions as there have been a few additions.
I do love them all but the ones that get used are the Scruffy haired pincushion on the far right and my little one with all the pins at the front. Poor things they do all the work while the others just get to look pretty.
A lot of them were gifts from wonderful bloggy friends which makes them even more special.
Received a picture from Leanne who is quilting my Swan Lake. I was so excited, she has made a start and it is amazing. I can't wait!!!
Hope everyone has a great week

marina

17 comments:

shez said...

A fun post Marina and I love your work your hexie tower looks impressive and wow your pin cushion display is awesome,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Susan said...

Days out with quilty friends are so good for the soul. It looks like you may have scared the other restaurant patrons away. Lovely hexies, it will be interesting to see what you make with them. Love your pincushion display too, they are so unique.

Anthea said...

love love love all those pincushions Marina! i have 'workers' & 'good lookers' too....
Can't wait to see Swan Lake!

cucki said...

My dear such a fun post :)
Beautiful bag and your pin cushion collection is super cute..
Hugs xx

Lin said...

Well Marina, such a lot of goodness to comment on! Fiona's bag is lovely and you are a very lucky lady - I love it. What a superb collection of pincushions and those vintage hexies look interesting. Looks like you had great fun on Sunday. xx

Wendy said...

Pretty swap gifts...your pincushion collection is wonderful...hope you are having a wonderful day.

Fiona said...

you gals have a lot of fun... always manage to get me to smile.... great little hexagons .. I always wonder how they find the 'vintage' fabrics... your live laugh blocks are so lovely... can't wait to see it together... nor the one that is at the quilters.. pretty exciting...
so fun to see all the pincushions together.. much tidier than mine... I also tend to use a couple of them more than the others...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

We did have a great day didn't we!! You are so right saying getting together is like having a huge hug!! Thank you for coming up and meeting us! Wow! You were quick with the hexies - they look great! Love your bag - have had my eye on that for a while! Your pincushion collection is great too!
xx

Mistea said...

Lots of lovelies here.
Nice hexies reminiscent of another time.
Gorgeous bag you received without putting in the work. Ha.
Your little pincushion collection is growing, I love all the different styles together.

Tania said...

We did have a lovely day, didn't we, so much fun, and a big hug is always good for the soul! I was just wondering how your 'live laugh love' blocks were going yesterday, and here they are, and looking gorgeous! And what a beautiful bag; I just love the little birdies! Lucky you! Have a fantastic day x

Lynda said...

Nothing like a day out with a bunch of friends to lift your spirits (especially in winter). Such a beautiful bag - it's on my "to do" list as well, along with Annie's hexie/stitchery bag (can't remember the name of it).

Karen said...

Far too much fun going on here!
Lovely projects and a gorgeous bag from Fiona. Wow.
That is a delightful collection of pin cushions.

elliek said...

Glad that you got the photo of Swan Lake. You did have a good day at Sunbury didn't you, and the purchases look good.

Lib said...

Love your pincushions and will look forward to seeing what you make with the hexies!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Lovely post...was that a shirtless man I spotted in the background.

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks like you had a fun day out and your tower of hexies looks gorgeous, that was some good buying! Love your little blocks and your gift from Fiona is gorgeous too!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely post Marina. Recognised quite a few of those faces from your trip to Sunbury. Your Viv quilt is looking amazing and lucky you 0- the bag Fiona made is just gorgeous - no wonder you were excited. Love pic of your pincushions too