Sunday, 3 August 2014

are you ready.....

for some photos that is.
I have felt like a bit of a crafting tornado this weekend. Wish I could bottle my enthusiasm for those times that I feel a bit lacking. A bit like a craft berocca perhaps?
Maybe it's the fact that I have a short deadline that has spurred me on.
Anyhoo....
Here we go there are quite a few pics so be warned.


The Christmas feast is completed..




love the little blue tongue on the blue tongue lizard 


 we always joke here about being fat arsed wombats, unkind I know but you can see why....
I tried to select some border fabric, I love this one but had to unpick the second border as it just didn't look right. Not sure where to go from here so I will just sit on it for now.
At least all the stitching is done.
(pattern by Smee Designs)
Great progress has been made on the birthday quilt.
All the 9 patch blocks are done waiting for the stitchery to get done so that I can work out final settings and measurements.
I have been working on the stitchery but it is a little taxing trying to get the needle through the print on the linen. I remember having the same issue with previous pre printed designs. A few extra fabrics made it to the stash courtesy of Jemima's. After we had selected a few 4 out of five were fig tree fabrics too.
very happy with that.
 this pic shows the cottage garden thread colour and linen colour correctly, the thread is 1108 Mill rose
The stitchery is block 7 from Rosalie Quinlan's Blessed bom. I have just bought this one.
 progress so far....
lots more to go....
Hope you have had a wonderful weekend
Marina

29 comments:

shez said...

I love your work Marina you are amazing all the things you do,I really love the Xmas stitchery,it's such a cute one,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Elyte said...

Excellent progress and those fabrics look so lovely all together. Really love those wombats.

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Els koetsier said...

waauw what a lovely stitchery pattern is block7 of the Rosalyn quilt. I love the text on it.

And good girl you finished the Christmas stitchery.
Lovely fabrics you will need with the blocks.

Carrie P. said...

you do such lovely stitching. Love to see the close up photos.

Maria said...

Love your Aussie Christmas sew much I just ordered one. Thanks for the link....
Your friends 9 patch quilt is coming along beautifully as well as the stitching to go on it...

Janet said...

Your new project will be lovely and such a nice way to honour a friend. :) I did order the Christmas Lunch pattern. What fabric did you stitch it on? I love your first border on it. Looks great.

Shirley said...

You have been working hard and beautiful stitching to boot.

Chookyblue...... said...

you have been busy busy with the stitching for sure.........that xmas one is great..........

Fiona said...

your Christmas stitchey is so much fun.. there is a lot of detail and will be a great addition to Christmas tiem.... I love those colours all together in your 9 patch and a lovely new stitchery... so how is the tornado this week?
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Love the stitchery Marina it looks great! Yes I would love to know how to bottle the sewing bug so those days when it has gone away!! Love your blessed stitchery too. Well done you!!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

This Aussie stitchery just gets better and better. The characters have certainly come to life with your stitching.
Hope the stitching tornado continues.

Happy days.
Bev.

Mistea said...

Your happy band of revellers look like they're having lots of fun.
Sweet nine patches for the special quilt.
Glad you enjoyed stitching up a storm on your weekend.

Jeanette said...

Lovely projects Marina. A craft berroca would be perfect. :) Hugs,xx

elliek said...

You are working sooo well. Your stitching is just perfect.

Daisy Jayne said...

Love the stitchery, will have to check this out online, like rosalie quinlan patterns

Lynda said...

Fantastic Marina - love the Aussie Christmas.

Susan said...

It's the best feeling when you're feeling so inspired and creative. Enjoy it working on those lovely projects.

Karen said...

I do love the Christmas feast. Such a fun embroidery. And the wombats are perfect.
Beautiful work.
Great work with the 9 patches and the Blessed BOM, too.

cucki said...

Aww they so cute..
Can you please tell me from where you get theses lovely stitches prints..
We don't get them here in South Africa and I love them so much..
Big hugs x

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love love love it....especially how you are just going to sit on it for a while....after you made the fat arsed wombat comment.

Lin said...

Great post Marina - love the finished feast embroidery and pretty fabrics in your 9 patch blocks. xx

Christine said...

I love your Aussie Christmas! Such a happy picture.

Sue said...

Looks great, they look like they are having a fun time!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So much inspiraion....wow....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous stitching, the Christmas block is beautiful, lots of fun too!

Sisbabestitches said...

Fantastic border fabric for the Christmas Barbie! Hope you can come up with a 2nd border that works :) Loving the progress on the b-day quilt, the colours are so lovely. You really have been stitching and sewing up a storm :)

O'faigh said...

Hi Marina, I enjoyed catching up with you and your projects. Hugs Lyn

Fiona T said...

Love the Australian Animal Christimas! Very cute and quirky. Wonderful to see so many projects finished and others progressing along nicely. You are quite talented Marina :)