Thursday, 15 January 2015

relationship counselling...

Things were getting desperate and it was time to take up the offer of a caring friend.
Sometimes you have to grab help when offered, don't be too proud.
Lovely Elyte came over yesterday to help me and Sweet William to try to reconcile our differences and forge a new relationship. As my crafty friends will attest to it has been a rocky relationship. Almost hitting the rocks as hard as the Titanic hit that iceberg!
I am very happy to say we are back on track, after both admitting our faults and even though we're not back to our honeymoon period I'd say it is a relationship that will continue into old age with that slow steady spark of affection.
Elyte and I started from scratch and went over each of my steps and thanks to my clever friend found a way to achieve the desired size, correct matching of top and bottom pieces of the blocks and without the addition of too many grey hairs on my part. Will have to make sure I haven't given any to Elyte next time we meet.
The original blocks that are too small will be put aside for a smaller project and it is full steam ahead with the correctly sized ones. I only managed to salvage one of the appliqued blocks but that's ok I am in a happy place  now.
I got one done yesterday with Elyte, one last night and I bolted into the sewing room this morning to make another one, just to make sure I was doing the right thing still.



As the song goes...... You got to have friends!
I'm so glad I do.
have a wonderful day
Marina



28 comments:

Lynda said...

So pleased you and Elyte sorted this out. Your quilt is going to be so beautiful.

elliek said...

Glad that you and sweet William are back on track.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Congratulations, somehow you have just got another project to do! Well done to Elyte for helping you putting those blocks in order, looking forward to seeing lots more baskets. I do like the applique flowers, they really set of the baskets.

Happy sewing.
Bev.

Maria said...

How wonderful to have a friend like Elyte to help with Sweet William. Your blocks look fabulous now and I love your fabric choices....enjoy !

sunny said...

So glad to hear the bloom of romance is back!

Christine M said...

Glad to hear you are back on track, Marina. How lovely of Elyte to help get you going in the right direction.

Fiona said...

your blocks are gorgeous.... when I first saw the heading I thought you had had a fall out with someone!!!! of course william is someone....
Hugz

Deb said...

Wow Marina, those blocks are amazing. I love the fabrics you have used and boy when I saw the one with the flowers at the bottom of your post I was in love.
Slow and steady wins the race for sure.

Narelle said...

Love a happy ending :o)

barb's creations said...

It's lovely to have suceh caring friends who will help when relationships hit that rocky patch, hopefully you and sweet William will find that balance essential in all relationships. love your new blocks :) Barb.

kiwikid said...

Wow!! You and Elyte did amazing things with your blocks, they look wonderful!! Well done to you both..you must be feeling much happier now Marina!

Jo said...

That's so good you have worked things out. There will be plenty of progress then

Noela said...

Glad you're back on track with your blocks and you are right, sometimes you just need a bit of help from a friend. Hugs.....

Elyte said...

It was all your hard work Marina, and I don't think that I did that much. Glad to see you two are friends again and that this quilt will be made. It's a beautiful project and I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Lin said...

So glad you have cracked it Marina, it's great to have lovely friends like Elyte. xx

Susan said...

Great job girls. They really are pretty blocks......and it would have haunted you if you didn't try.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

A very caring friend you have there Marina ...and good news for you and your William that is awesome love your blocks x

shez said...

Hi Marina these really are such lovely blocks and how special is Elyte,well done ladies xx

Cheryl said...

Your blocks look wonderful and so glad the two of you could sort it out Marina

Anthea said...

Marina I'm sorry that SW had become such a pain - I do hope that your work on it continues happily now - Elyte's reward will be to see you enjoying it again!
(and I must go see her blog, I've never done that!)

Sue said...

Lovely, will look so pretty! keep up the good work.

Karen S said...

That is wonderful. A great end result with the help of a friend. Perfect.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lol! What a giggle! I am so glad with Elytes help fences have been mended xx

Helen said...

Wonderful news , love your blocks and fabrics.

audrey said...

What a wonderful friend you have there! Glad that you were able to figure out the problem. LOVE these blocks so much.:)

Els koetsier said...

Youre blocks are lovely,the fabrics are cute. Have a good time with youre friend.

Lib said...

Sometimes you just. can't. get. it. right. So good you could get help. The fabric and blocks are lovely, the quilt will be worth the trouble!

Carrie P. said...

glad to see your basket blocks are working out for you. Very pretty.