Sunday, 30 April 2017

sunday pleasures...

what a luxury Sunday is. A lovely start to the day with a big walk and socialise for Billy at the dog park, then washing two rather smelly dogs and some idle time at the computer.... heavenly. All I need is to do some crafting and it will be perfect.
I haven't been slacking off during the week though..... I completed the latest Caswell block and I have traced the last two! Wow I can't believe it! One of them I tweaked a little as it didn't seem logical to my eye the way it was. Now to decide which to start first... it will be fun selecting the fabrics for these last two knowing I am on the home stretch. Then I will just have to decide what type of borders to put on it.....
Here is the finished one at least.
 this is a block previously completed but as I am loving these fussy cut bees I just had to add another one on at least one other block. This one had a space that needed filling that fits a bee perfectly!


Made my first tulip block... very happy indeed.
nowto finish as there hasn't been a furry pic for awhile... here is an up to date pic of the new squeaky clean Coffee and Billy. Billy is 10 months old now and is as strong as an ox with a will to match, but also a sweetheart. Would be nice if he was the size of a jack russell?
hope you are all having a great weekend
Here's to the week ahead!

cheers
Marina

22 comments:

Anne McAllister said...

Totally gorgeous as always Marina, love your Caswell birds and your tulip block looks fantastic - good choice to change from the original. Enjoy your week of farewells :)

Karen S said...

Lovely work on all the blocks. They are looking great and the fabrics are gorgeous.
The dogs look wonderful. It is amazing to think Billy is only 10 months old when you see his size. Looks like they both have lovely natures.

Lin said...

Lovely to start my Sunday morning with your blog and a cup of coffee. It looks blustery outside although mild which is a nice change after a frosty week - in April!!
Your Caswell block is gorgeous - I love the birds, such beautiful shapes and the bee is so cute!
I shall be patching and piecing some backing fabric for a quilt later on - looking forward to a nice, stitchy Sunday afternoon - enjoy yours. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous blocks and your fur babies such cuties ❤️❤️❤️❤️

kiwikid said...

What beautiful blocks Marina, they look stunning. Love where you have put the bumble bee!! It looks 3D. The boys are so cute, hasn't Billy grown!!! He is so much cuter than a Jack Russell.

Shirley said...

Love the blocks and that fussy cut bee. Now that you have blogged I am going to have to think of something to say......

Ondrea said...

As always, your blocks are so beautiful. My favourite is the first one. Love your bee!

Anthea said...

Love the dogs - so regal!
Wow only two more blocks to be made for Caswell; you've done a splendid job of them so far & the final 2 will be just as lovely... can't wait to see them Marina x

Maria said...

Always love seeing your beautiful blocks, do like the Bee..
Coffee and Billy look happy after their wash...

Marie said...

Pretty. What a happy little bee!

cucki said...

Aww cute fur babies ...love your blocks
Love and hugs x

Chookyblue...... said...

Beatiful blocks.... Cute bee...... Want to wash one of our dogs as it rolled in something dead.......

Jeanette said...

Love your blocks & the bee is so cute. The dogs ore gorgeous. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

your blocks are gorgeous. the bee is just amazing.... gorgeous. As for the dogs - they are just such fun and keeping you busy and healthy with their walks - who takes who for a walk???

Hugz

elliek said...

Love love love your Caswell blocks.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You seem to have stitched Caswell so quickly! Gorgeous blocks Marina. Love those bees. Gee you would think they were so innocent in that photo. Beautiful furry folk xxx

Jo said...

Love your blocks. Your pups are cute. I'd call the Billy tea & coffee.. haha

Helen L said...

Love your Caswell blocks!! I'm hoping this gets to you this time. The last two times I commented, it came back as undeliverable. :( Don't want you to think I'm ignoring you!! :-) Hugs, H

O'faigh said...

I enjoyed your post Marina, the boys are so cute........butter would not melt in their mouth

Farm Gate Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous blocks, and dogs, and you too....I love that bee

Narelle said...

Your blocks are gorgeous and the bee is perfection!
Handsome boys too :)

Elyte said...

Love those birds. The boys are very well behaved.