Friday, 6 June 2014

wintery weather....

looks like the shorter days and cooler weather has settled in, throw in some rain and it is well and truly winter.
Crafting has been pretty slow here and my main focus has been on my Christmas in july Swap goodies.
Thinking, thinking, some cutting and putting together has produced the start of two of the gifts.
I have cut into my stash of my 3 sisters collection to make this...
this will be a little table topper/come candle mat. Just a bit more stitching to go...
....a Christmas tree, I just love making these. I need to find a little jewel to put on top of the tree then it's done.
 Still toying with what the third item will be but I have  narrowed it down to two options. I could just make them both and stash the spare one? good idea..
Our pear tree has been enjoying dropping it's leaves...and I have been picking them up lol
I took this photo a few weeks ago, it has since dropped all of it's leaves adding to the wintry feel of the garden.

the plum tree dropped it's leaves too and revealed that we had some tennants during the warmer months...
The birds are finally getting smarter and making their nest in a more practical and safer place.

Long weekend here to commemorate the queen's birthday holiday on Monday.
Always happy to welcome a long weekend
Hope you get time to have some crafting time this weekend too

Marina

30 comments:

cucki said...

It's so cold here too..me hiding inside
Happy stitching and warm hugs for you x

Shirley said...

Love the tree. We don't get a long weekend for the Queen's birthday. Stay warm and sew.

elliek said...

Love your swap items. You are a clever bunny!

Cath said...

I am in love with the little bow tie table topper...do you have a name for the pattern?

Jeanette said...

Lovely projects. Hugs, xx

Narelle said...

Love the little bowtie blocks and your tree is perfect.
Enjoy the long weekend :o)

Susan said...

Such a pretty fabric range, and it really suits the stitchery. Lovely and wintery here too. Love your cute new header. Enjoy the long weekend.

O'faigh said...

Hello Marina, love your swap gifts, Warm Regards, O'faigh

Raewyn said...

Good on you with your Christmas gifts - they are looking so good!! Winter has hit here too, nice to be indoors and sewing!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous gifts you are making Marina - some lucky person is going to be thrilled with these

shez said...

These are such wonderful gifts you are making Marina,lucky partner,enjoy the long weekend my friend.xx

Sheila said...

Some lovely swap gifts being made . Don't you love discovering bird nests :-)

Karen said...

Winter has definitely arrived. Good time to be inside.
Your Christmas projects are looking lovely.
Enjoy the long weekend.

Melody said...

Beautiful gifts. Your little Suffolk
puff trees are delightful

Mistea said...

Lovely gifts you're making. The table topper is looking gorgeous and the tree perfect.
Enjoy celebrating with the Queen.

Wendy said...

Lovely stitchery you are making...such a sweet little tree made of yoyo's...it is warming up nicely here as summer is on its way...been rainy all day today though...our pear tree is full of little pears at the moment...

Fiona said...

I like the new header.. fun...
Lovely table topper... you always find the loveliest projects and I love your tree (home made one!) .. so clever... how fun to find a little home hiding in your tree....
Hugz

Tania said...

Hi Marina, lovely sewing, I love 3 Sisters fabrics too. I don't have any trees where I am so no leaves to rake, but I once lived in a cottage surrounded by 8 huge old oak trees. I miss having trees, but I don't miss raking all of those leaves up! Have a lovely long weekend x

kiwikid said...

Love your table runner/candle mat/mug rug Lol!! The Christmas trees is great! Our fruit trees are doing the same thing!
Have a great weekend
xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your new header...beautiful! Gorgeous swap gifts you are working on as well. Still no winter here 29 degrees yesterday. I love the little plum tree tenants.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love both your Christmas items, the table runner is beautiful. It is wintery here too, we have a fire most days/nights.

Lin said...

Pretty Christmassy thins - that tree is great fun. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

More beautiful projects....

Anthea said...

Hi Marina, wow your partner will be very happy with those stunning gifts! Lovely garden pics too

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great projects, love the spool holding up the tree...and the stitcheries for the table topper...hope you had a lovely celebratory weekend...

Kaisievic said...

Love your Christmas in July goodies. Could you please tell me how you make that cute Christmas tree?
hugs, Kaye

Kaisievic said...

P.S. I wanted to ask you about the cute little rolling pin design on your header, it is so sweet.

Carrie P. said...

the topper and tree are so sweet.

Josie said...

Love your table runner... bow tie blocks look so great. Beautiful stitcheries too. The Yo Yo tree is so pretty too. Someone is going to be very happy come the swap. Have fun....

Janet said...

It is cold and rainy here too, although our days are getting longer and it is supposed to be almost summer! Love your Christmas tree. Very cute.