Monday, 21 December 2015

crafty blog catchup....

It feels like ages since I have blogged, it seems my bloggy mojo has gone on a holiday.
The school year is over and I can recharge and get my act together.
I have been crafting as I am sure you all would expect and occasionally commenting when blog hopping but more often than not I have just been visiting seeing all the beautiful festive crafting travelling to and fro.
It is all very inspiring and I am hoping that I will get some christmassy crafting on track next year as this year has been a dismal failure in that regard.
I will give a warning that there are a lot photos in my catch up so hold on and come along for the ride...


firstly mum's lovely gift quilt got quilted by Jemima's and I did the binding for her. It is winging it's way to France..... Bon Voyage!




 The last two Baltimore blocks are done and dusted..... now to decide how to put it all together. I would really love to applique traditional sashes on the outer borders but just can't decide whether to add sashings between blocks?                    to ponder another day...
I have really enjoyed making these blocks and enjoyed the classes at Jemima's a lot.

 The little cottage stitcheries got done and put together into a table runner and was gifted on Saturday to my KK at craft group....



 The 'redo' Lucy Kemper block is done and dusted and the centre sewn together. I am loving this so much!! now to work on the border blocks.
I received a lovely parcel in the mail from Els in the Netherlands, it included this lovely little dilly bag for sewing goodies and another surprise giftie received was from the lovely Susan (of thimblestitch) one of her gorgeous little thread keepers. Perfect in the blues and don't they all go together well, even my wool needlecase fits in the colour scheme perfectly.  There were some other goodies sent by Els but I haven't taken pics yet.


well that is a hooly dooly big post....
Not sure when my next post will be..... will wait and see.
I'd like to wish everyone a most wonderful Christmas and safe and crafty new Year.
Thankyou to you all, my bloggy friends for visiting and supporting my crafting endeavours.
Hope to see you all soon....
cheers
Marina




21 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic post n....love all your projects xxx

cucki said...

Awww so so beautiful my dear...
Merry Christmas
Big hugs x

kiwikid said...

Lovely post Marina...your Mums owl quilt is amazing!!! As are all your Baltmore blocks, well done on getting them all finished,is good going to classes to keep the motivation happening. The house stitcheries are beautiful and made a perfect table runner. The big Lucy block looks wonderful too, looking forward to seeing what you do with that!! No pressure though!! Lol!! Lovely gifts for you. ...have a wonderful Christmas Marina and looking forward to seeing you in the New Year,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well that was worth waiting for...what a feast for the eyes. I love it all! Your Baltimore blocks are fabulous. It is going to be a gorgeous quilt. Your Mums owl quilt is beautiful too. I can see where your talent comes from. Have a very Merry Christmas Marina xxx

Susan said...

Your mums quilt is so cute, I'm sure it will be treasured. Love your applique, and looking forward to seeing how you finish the blocks. It's always a little sad to finish that part of a project. Enjoy your time off, lots of sewing scheduled I hope.

Elyte said...

No wonder you had no time for blogging, you were doing an enormous amount of sewing.
Lucy Kemper and the Baltimore will both be stunning quilts that you can hand down to the next generation.
You will have to make a third so that no-one misses out!
Mum's quilt is gorgeous, so fresh and happy.
You must have been gobsmacked finding those beautiful gifts.
Is it ok to say gobsmacked ?

shez said...

Lovely post my friend,hope you and your family have a wonderful Xmas xx

Briar Rose said...

A gorgeous post Marina, awe inspiring work.
Wishing You ,your Mum and those Fellows in your life, a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy and Successful 2016.
Hugs R.

Fiona said...

so much lovely work to look at today... your mum and you have been so busy.... I love your blocks adn cant wait to see how you decide on your pondering...
Hugz

Cheryl said...

Love your gorgeous blocks and your Mum's quilt has come up so lovely. Gorgeous gifts. Merry Christmas Marina

Sue said...

Lovely work, Merry Christmas!

Marie said...

That little owl quilt is adorable. Someone in France is going to be very happy! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and may 2016 be filled with lots of quilting pleasures.

Helen L said...

Lovely quilt blocks. :-) Your Baltimore album blocks are just gorgeous, and I love your little birds in the tree quilt. So cute! And you have a wonderful Christmas too! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

elliek said...

All your work is beautiful and you know how taken I am with the little owl quilt. May you, your family and your mum have a wonderful Christmas and hope we can catch up in Jan... quickly filling up so I will email.

Raewyn said...

What a lovely post Marina! Your Mum's owl quilt is lovely, so fresh and pretty. Your Baltimore blocks are beautiful - I look forward to seeing how you decide to put them together. Oh and your Lucy Kemper is gorgeous too! Lovely wee gifts too, how lucky they co-dordinate so well. Best wishes for a very happy Christmas xx

Karen S said...

Your owl quilt has turned out so well. Beautiful work.
I love seeing your progress on your blocks and projects. Your work is lovely.

Karen S said...

Your owl quilt has turned out so well. Beautiful work.
I love seeing your progress on your blocks and projects. Your work is lovely.

Lin said...

So much to comment on Marina! Well, Mum's quilt is lovely - the recipient is very fortunate. Your Baltimores are lovely and I am looking forward to seeing how this finishes and I love the Lucy Kemper too. Lovely gifts - the thread keeper is gorgeous, what a great idea. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Marina and I look forward to your posts in 2016. xx

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you and your family have had a wonderful time. So many lovely goodies underway.

Cath said...

Such beautiful projects but the owl quilt really got my attention...it is so colourful and pretty and beautifully quilted.

Els koetsier said...

Youre Mum's quilt is gorgeous , also youre Baltimore blocks and the lovely Lucy Kemper.

Happy New year and a lovely Quilting and craft 2016.