Friday, 23 January 2015

last hurrah...

This is the last week of the holidays and I have been trying to cram it with lots of loveliness to ease the transition back to work.
There was a wonderful catch up with the City girls on Tuesday. A day of stitching and chatting and of course eating lovely food . I managed to get all my stitching done on my boys story blocks so that I could make a start on putting them together.
Wednesday it was to the movies with a friend to see 'Into the woods'. Not quite what I expected but not a bad movie.
Thanks to the hot weather we have been having, a lot of time has been spent indoors, which means lots of sewing time...
Two blocks done.....only seven to go....




Sweet William hasn't been neglected during this week.
I have a total of 19 basket blocks pieced ready for applique. (all the blocks are on my sweet william page) Last night I thought I should make a start on some applique too. If I can do at least two per month I think that will be a steady workable pace.
This block was the first one I appliqued when I first started the project but it has turned out smaller than all of the early ones. It has now been remade in the correct size. Loved making this block (twice).

Each basket has an excess of 1 half square triangle unit and also another when I make the basket base. I have been frugal with these and trimmed them up to use later on in a mini. They will be a scrappy reminder of this quilt. Aren't they sweet?

Now there has also been a squatter moved into my room. Someone who seems to have claimed it as their own!!
Maisie has discovered that there is a lovely comfy single bed with a snuggly woollen blanket on it in my sewing room. Of course it must be there just for her! She has been keeping me company while I sew some days and other times she just takes the room for herself as I often find her sleeping in there on the bed.
It's officially the 'girls' room'
Have a wonderful weekend
cheers
Marina

26 comments:

Ondrea said...

You have been busy! Both projects are wonderful. Love your cat. They always seem to know the best comfy places to nap.

Maria said...

Enjoy the last few days off. You have been very busy.
The Boys Story blocks all look great.
Beautiful fabrics for your Baskets for Sweet William..
What are you going to do with the tiny left over blocks.
Masie has found a fabulous spot to rest.

shez said...

Hio Marina ,oh i am loving your boy's story and your baskets are cute,glad you have had time to socialize,lol,watch those city girls they will lead you astray,lol.
Lol Masie is right at home,yep i think its her room,lol.xx

Fiona said...

your boys story quilt is looking great ... well done you... and I love those basket blocks and most admiring of your patience with them.... oh Maisie... of course she would find the prime spot!
Hugz

Janet said...

The boy quilt is lovely - so much fun colour and your creative special blocks are great! I think Australians have the right idea with a long break at Christmas. Ours always feels so rushed.

kiwikid said...

Your boys blocks are looking wonderful!! And Sweet William is still a friend despite remaking blocks I gather!!! Lol!! Well done with that! Maisie looks right at home to me!!
xx

Lynda said...

Boys Story is going to be wonderful. I'm glad you're in love with Sweet William again - it's beautiful.

Helen L said...

Love the little boys quilt: the airplane block is super!! And I just love your Sweet William blocks! And Maisie looks so cute: sleeping like a cat on the warmest bed she can find! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Christine M said...

You've been busy, Marina. I love your finished block.

cucki said...

So sweet x

Kim said...

Lovely work Marina enjoy the last few days of your break.

Shirley said...

Love the blocks and fabrics you are using for Boys Story and your Sweet William blocks are lovely. Maisie looks most comfortable there.

Lin said...

You are making good use f your holidays. The boys story quilt looks fun and I love the applique on the sweet william block. And yes, those little spare blocks are quite gorgeous. xx

Els koetsier said...

Enjoy the last day's of youre holiday. And what a lovely little boy quilt you make.

Susan said...

The girls room....that is so cute. Your first basket looks good....so much lovely applique ahead for you. Just don't think about next week until it gets here, keep sewing!

Elyte said...

A lot accomplished during these holidays, so I hope you feel content with your achievements. Lots to keep you busy over the next few months until the Easter break. Hopefully the boys will respect the "Girl's" room and steer clear.

elliek said...

Enjoy your last couple of days! The finished blocks are looking great.

Karen S said...

You definitely have to make the most of the last few days. Once everyone is back you tend to hit the ground running. Good luck!
Well done on getting lots of blocks done. Being inside from the heat does have some advantages!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great stitching Marina...you have my admiration when I look at those tiny pieces...eek! Maisie is definitely in the girl zone Lol!

Lib said...

Looks like you have a great supervisor there, Marina! Lovely colours in your Boy's Story quilt.

Sisbabestitches said...

Gorgeous Boy's Story blocks, gosh you're moving fast there. So glad your relationship with Sweet William has healed so well, it must be "love" to enjoy making some blocks twice :) Girls really do know how to make the best of a room!

Narelle said...

Boys Story is so bright and cheery ... loving it.
Glad to hear you and William are still friends.
Naturally Maisie will find the top spot to be ... clever girl :o)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Marina, just catching up after holidays. Sounds like you had a great one and have got so much done! I love your new blocks, love the boys story and your hexie quilt further down is gorgeous! I like the list idea too of what to work on, I may look into that.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow you have been busy...so glad to see you and Sweet William have sorted your differences, you are certainly clipping along at a great pace now!...love the novelty hexie quilt top all together, looking forward to seeing it as a quilted quilt - one day...smart Maisie, definitely a girls' room now...

Carrie P. said...

fun fabrics you are using on the boy blocks.

Tania said...

Hello! Lovely sewing! So glad to see you and Sweet William are on speaking terms again, and Elyte was able to facilitate your relationship counselling successfully. Your blocks are beautiful.