Monday, 9 March 2015

how do I love thee?

........Let me count the ways....

dramatic poetry isn't it lol
Here are my latest Sweet William blocks out in the garden...
This was  a bit of a challenging block with all those little points. Scraped by I think.
I picked up a Decor pastry keeper at the supermarket for a great discount and it fits my blocks perfectly with some room to spare.  I have to look after Sweet william...
 another challenge with all those petals.... both blocks had 'marinafication' and I am happy with the result.

 My first finish from my UFO stitcheries. Admittedly it is the most recent addition but I really wanted to get it done.  I am calling it a memory pillow. Pattern can be found here.
 A little angel added. A gift from a friend and it fits perfectly.

Happy Labour day!
off to do some more cooking. Most of the family home for dinner tonight, just minus one.
Marinated lamb roast with vegies and DH is making home made apple pie. Yum....
Happy days
Marina

26 comments:

Ondrea said...

How perfectly sweet those blocks are! Well done.

Cheryl said...

Your Sweet William blocks are just beautiful Marina. They look pretty perfect to me. And such a very sweet little pillow you have finished

Elyte said...

Lovely new blocks Marina. I hope your family understands who William is? Another pretty UFO off your list, good progress. Is there a spare seat at the dinner table?

Lin said...

I do love your Sweet William blocks and that cushion is adorable! xx

Susan said...

Wit looks like you and Sweet William have reconciled. Your blocks are so lovely. Gorgeous finish with the cross stitch. You have a knack for finding sweet little patterns.

Marie said...

I'm lovin' every single one of these basket blocks, and your stitchery is beautiful - such a lovely phrase.

Josie said...

Those blocks are so gorgeous it's not surprising that Sweet William is the current object of your affections. To think you once hated those baskets.. you fickle thing! :o) Love the cross stitch .. so sweet. Hope you enjoyed your family dinner... sounds yummy. xxx

Shirley said...

Your Sweet William blocks are gorgeous and the sentiment on your pillow is divine.

barb's creations said...

Sweet William is coming along nicely and I love your little cross stitch pillow. I suppose I've missed being invited to dinner?? :) Barb.

Fiona said...

your blocks look great... I like those pastry boxes too! haha... I think us stitches willfind anything to fit our quilting! Lovely pillow... you are being very sentimental and mushy today!!! that dinner soounds lovely..... I wish I lived closer as I would have been familyin disguise!
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your blocks are just gorgeous.... your needleturn is spot on. LOVE!!! that memory pillow xx

Lynda said...

Love your cross-stitched pincushion - so pretty, and so are the Sweet William blocks.

shez said...

Hi Marina oh wow those blocks are so sweet and your memory pillow is awesome,well done on your gorgeous projects and that meal sounds awesome.xx

kiwikid said...

Good to see you are caring for Sweet William properly!! Lol!! Your blocks are beautiful....'marinafications' have worked very well!! Hope you enjoyed your dinner.

elliek said...

Sweet William is looking pretty darn good. Those curves are brilliant. Love the cushion and the angel fits so well.

Karen S said...

Beautiful work on the blocks. So many little pieces!!
Those containers are a perfect size for quilt blocks. Great value if they are on special!
And a great embroidery finish, too.

Raewyn said...

Lovely post Marina. I love your basket blocks - and Marinafication rolls off the tongue so well!! The memory cushion is a beautiful finish, too.

Kim said...

The blocks are looking great Marina aren't you glad you kept going with them.

Anthea said...

Great progress with SW, Marina... & great idea with the pastry keeper...

Tania said...

Lovely stitching as always, and I am so glad your love affair with Sweet William is still going strong after your earlier disagreements! Your blocks are gorgeous!

Sisbabestitches said...

Ah you are obviously on wonderful terms with William now, buying him a home and all ;) Such lovely blocks :) Gorgeous memory cushion, the wording is so special :)

Els koetsier said...

Those blocks are wunderfull, Marina. Hopefully was youre Dinner Well?

Janet said...

Yummy! Apple pie sounds delish! Hope your dinner was fun. Love the memory pillow.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful blocks, your needleturn looks amazing! I love your memory cushion too and your crochet blanket in the previous post is gorgeous. I didn't know you did crochet too!

Carrie P. said...

such pretty blocks!

The Snowflower Diaries said...

Thank you for choosing one of my designs! I really adore your memory pillow!:-)) big hugs and thanks,
Maja
The Snowflower Diaries