Wednesday, 28 January 2015

where did all the holidays go....

Two days back at work so far and I must say I am sleeping like a baby...
It's quite tiring having to think- remembering passwords, where you put things last year that you need now, where did my pen stash go, who was that again? etc etc.
Definitley a mojo killer!
Lucky I worked so hard on the weekend and Australia day that I got the Boy's story top all pieced together.
Phew! that was a job and a half...
would you like to see it?
the photo doesn't quite show the oomph of the bright fabrics as it was a gloomy grey day when I snapped the pic.
Just need to piece a backing and it's ready to go to the quilter.
 Second sweet william block appliqued too. It has a little lean but that is a minor concession I can live with!

 Maisie checking out the dolls in the girls' room!


hope you are having a lovely week.... Hope  I survive it. Craft group on Saturday, which I haven't made it to for a few months. Looking forward to catching up.
happy stitching.
Marina

27 comments:

Karen S said...

Great to have it finished and getting ready for the quilter. definitely worth all the work over the weekend. I think it is looking wonderful.
I really don't understand why our workplaces can't allow for an afternoon nap, at least!

Els koetsier said...

Waauw The Boys quilt is finish, its a beauty. Well done Marina.

Ondrea said...

Your quilt top is absolutely lovely. Colours are so bright and happy. Love your cat but my eyes keep focusing on that lovely cushion. Did you make it?

Sheila said...

Your quilt is just adorable , congrats on finishing the top . Lovely applique block too . Good luck with the rest of the week :-)

Marie said...

Love both the quilt and this block. And I wouldn't worry about memory loss from work - it does tend to come back - eventually. To me it's the sign of having had a very good break.

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great, Marina. I love this Sweet William block.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sad face for you! Your boys quilt looks wonderful as does your block. I do hope they don't work you too hard.
Michelle x

shez said...

Hi Marina boy your boys story is awesome I love it,boy you are so quick at making your quilts,well done.Maisey looks like she is having fun and I hope you have a good week at schoo xx

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh remembering passwords, I battle if I change one at home. Love how Boys quilt turned out. Maisie looks right at home amongst the girls. Have fun at craft group.

Happy days.
Bev.

Helen L said...

The Boy's quilt looks so fun, and I love your Sweet William blocks! Ans Maisie is so cute!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Sisbabestitches said...

It's wonderful! Must have been some effort you put in on the weekend! Cute applique :) Just tell everyone there's a slight breeze, easily explains an itty lean :)

Sisbabestitches said...

It's wonderful! Must have been a mammoth effort you put in on the weekend! Just tell anyone rude enough to mention an itty lean, that there's a slight breeze, or that they themselves are wonky :)

elliek said...

Love the work.

Lynda said...

Love the Boys Quilt - it's fantastic.

Kim said...

Lovely quilt top and block. It is hard going back to work after holidays

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow...Boy's Story together already, that is an awesome effort, it looks great...

Lib said...

Great boy's quilt, so bright and colourful. Do you have a recipient in mind?

Cheryll said...

Your flimsy is wonderful...and yes it pops even on a gloomy day. The new owner will LoVe it I'm sure!
Arrr back to work...makes you really appreciate the "holidays"...lol

Fiona said...

boys story has come up so well... what a great finish and well done in record time.... I love your SW blocks....
Hugz

Anthea said...

Wow Marina - congratulations to you on such a great quilt - it's got such personality!
Hope your survived your work week

Narelle said...

You had a pen stash?!
Your quilt top is a little boys dream and Maisie is looking as adorable as ever :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your quilt top is just wonderful!

Elyte said...

I think you should be very proud of your achievements these holidays. You did so much including all that Christmas sewing.
I don't think that a little work will slow you down too much!

Janet said...

The quilt is just fantastic!! I love it. Going back to work can be trying... When I went back on Thursday I couldn't remember the passcode to get in the second door (door with key to building, door with passcode, door with key to my office - sheesh!) What do you do for work?

Charlie and Wendy said...

You got that pieced together amazingly quickly, it looks wonderful! Lovely sweet william block too. It's a bit rough having to go back to work isn't it!!

kiwikid said...

The quilt is amazing Marina...well done for working at it!!The Sweet William block is great too.

kiwikid said...

Forgot to say Maisie is so cute!!