Sunday, 26 October 2014

some holiday happiness

I have had the end of this week at home and it has been a mini whirlwind of crafting, not quite on the scale of term holidays but there were a few must do's that needed to get done.
 this little stitchery was finished a few weeks ago. It is stitched with the gorgeous cottage thread that I was sent by Cheryl in her giveaway. I couldn't wait to use it.
 I finished this stitchery this week. It was my project that I took to Queensland with me.
I wasn't going to sating stitch all of it but after some unpicking It was the only way to go. Just wished I had been a little more careful in my tracing...
I have been enjoying doing lots of stitching but I really need to purpose them into finished projects!
Maybe next holidays?

 I spent a day this week having a play with my shirt fabrics....it is meant to be secret crafting business but Tracee showed a peek of hers and to repay the compliment I will show a peek of mine....



what would holidays be without some retail therapy!
A work colleague has asked me to make a boys quilt for her 3 y/o. A trip to GJ's was in order but they are only offering their discount now on cuts of 50 cm for their 25% special. Still picked up some bargain fats though.
I am going to make the Boys story quilt minus the stitcheries.  I have also added some brights from my stash so I think I will have a great assortment.
 Thought I would try these to tackle some more applique with Sweet William. Still haven't plucked up the courage to get back to them.....but soon
I have done the borders on the baby's quilt that I am doing for a friend with the little vintage animals stitcheries from a previous post. I sandwiched it and basted it so it is ready for some hand quilting. I think I am crazy! It is only a metre squared so hopefully won't take too long. fingers crossed. I will share a pic once it is done.
 A last pic of a beautiful stitchery Teresa gifted me when we had our get together in Queensland.
Michelle's stitchery designs are so pretty and how about getting one already done? Sounds good to me.
I will need to organise this into a finish too...

well it's back to work tomorrow...
It feels like I have been away for ages.... is this a sign of a rested holiday?
Off to hunt and gather... have had no car for a few days so it will be good to get out in my car instead of having to walk everywhere.
Hope you have had a crafty weekend too
cheers
marina

24 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Your productivity rating is ten out of ten. So many lovely stitcheries. Good luck with the little boy's quilt.

Happy days.
Bev.

Susan said...

My goodness your stitching is immaculate. I particularly love that second one. I'm sure you will finish them into something at some point, they are still fun to do. Enjoy making your boys quilt, nice that someone has asked you to make one.

Helen L said...

I love all your stitcheries!! You do such beautiful work!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

elliek said...

Don't you just love the $2 fat quarters from GJ's??? Love the stitcheries especially the quote one.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching my dear
Great material
Big hugs x

shez said...

Hi Maria I love your stitchery's could you please tell who the she can do it one is by please,I love it and lol,love your shirt sneak peeks,so glad you had a wonderful holiday,see you soon my friend.xx

Jo said...

I wish I could find them for $2...
Lovely work. Love the stitcheries.
I just found the pattern for the boys story quilt in my daughters stash. It's so cute.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely stitches Marina....adore the first one! It is so cute.
I am glad you enjoyed Queensland. Take it easy getting back into the working groove xx

Raewyn said...

Interesting to see what you have been up to Marina - and it looks like you took good advantage of having some time off! Your stitcheries are beautiful. I have no idea, yet, what my shirts will become...hmmm... actually haven't got my shirts yet but still have no idea!! Hope you have fun making the Boy Story quilt.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your holiday up north looks wonderful as does all your stitcheries. You certainly have the knack with satin stitch!! Lovely gift.

Christine M said...

Lovely stitching, Marina. You have been busy. Gorgeous fabrics too.

Lin said...

Looks like you have a great collection of shirts - am intrigued to see what you are making. xx

Jeanette said...

Lovely projects. Love the quote stitchery. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

immaculate stitching.... both lovely stitcheries too... glad you weren't completely idle in Queensland??? haha....
I do like those shirt fabrics you are playing with...

Hugz

Elyte said...

You will have fun playing with those bright fabrics for the boy's quilt. Glad to see the lizard family represented. Love the stitcheries and your lovely gift from Teresa. Those shirt fabrics will combine very nicely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your. Projects are lovely marina

Mistea said...

All your stitching is beautiful.
Just love the colours/fabrics you've chosen for the boy quilt. They will be perfect for a little person.
Enjoy those stitches.

Sheila said...

Marina ,your sit hints are wonderful , just love them . The fabrics for the boys quilt are perfect , can't wait to see what you create.

Dorothy said...

Marina, your stitcheries are wonderful!
I use the glue pen all the time for my applique, and it is great.

Carrie P. said...

Your satin stitch is just fabulous!
I like using the sewline glue pen.

Els koetsier said...

what a lovely stitchery's again from you. And the fabrics waauw.

And the glue pen, I also like using it.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed seeing your projects, Marina. So productive. Hugs O'faigh

Farm Gate Creations said...

You do the most amazing stitching...beautiful as always.....love the sneak peak not much orange going on though.

onemadtatter said...

I love your stitching! The "She believed she could" one is fabulous. I love that little poem/quote. Would be lovely in a frame...or on a bag to use everyday.