Saturday, 22 January 2022

Free to good home....

 Spent the morning destashing and trying to downsize my 'stuff''

I have some patterns, fabric and bits and bobs to clear out if anyone is interested.

If you are happy to contribute postage that would be wonderful (especially if anyone overseas would like an item)






assorted size yo yos
Iron on pattern used once.
Used patterns, will include completed stitchery.

Peter Cottontail- Taken
Snow Day- Taken
March Winds
Mr Boo
Make Merry  taken


Hopefully next post I will have some fabric bags to rehome...


cheers

Marina


Friday, 21 January 2022

something new....

 I was contemplating a backing for my liberty dresdens top by using my remaining Liberty stash.

I thought hexie flowers would be good but after much debate I decided to just piece some fabrics together so that I could take it to be quilted. It was a top that I had hoped to hand quilt but I don't think that is a realistic option at the moment as some pains in my fingers and arm won't be too happy about it so I took it to be machine quilted today.  As I had been very enthusiastic about the hexie flowers originally of course I had gone and cut heaps of them so that they would be ready to go but now they will get to become a project of their own replacing the hearts as my ready to go project. So much for cutting down on projects!

So all I have to share this week is some crochet progress (stalled as I had incorrectly ordered a colour) and the start of some liberty hexie flowers.



Happy Days


Marina



Sunday, 16 January 2022

Full of hearts

 the holidays are flying by and only one week left till it is back to the grind!

Crafting is sporadic and it's been a struggle to concentrate on which project to work on so my hearts always seem the go to when I don't know what to do. I made a start on sewing them into sets of four and of course that led to a complete row so I can now know what my dimensions will be.

Looks like this project is still going to be the project I go to for a little bit longer. Ideally it would be great to finish it before I go back to work.


Looking for something to do I decided to start the Attic 24 Crochet along that started last week. I was going to wait but it has been a handy thing to work on when little Princess is having her naps, when I look after her.
By the looks of it so far it is going to be a bright cheery blanket.


Popped into an op shop yesterday to see if I could find any doilies and happened upon this pretty one.
It will make a gorgeous quilt label.







Happy days!!

Marina


Friday, 7 January 2022

The New year

 Well Happy New Year to you all in blogland. The festive season is done and dusted and the elves left for the North Pole bright and early on Christmas Day but not before they had seen the Chrsitmas Carols. I was sad to see them go as they have been great company over December... but the time had come.



The New Year seems to have left my Mojo behind again but I'm hoping to fire up soon so that the holidays are not wasted. It's been pretty quiet here and as there are so many Covid cases I am trying not to go out too much.


The only needle work I have managed was some hearts, bringing them to a grand total of just over 500 hearts.

They definitely need some sewing together!


Had some fun with my May Gibbs fabrics



Hope the new Year has started off well for you all 

Happy sewing

Marina



Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year

 Well it's Christmas Eve.......

It's hard to fathom how quickly the year seems to have passed and how we have made it through all the lockdowns, restrictions, working from home, isolating and covid testing... But we have.

I hope everyone has a wonderful festive season filled with happiness, family and a little sewing or maybe a lot of sewing!

The Elves are preparing to leave after another season of mischief and antics.  I'll miss them being around but they'll be back before we know it. Here is what they have been up to lately.







Happy Days!


Marina






Monday, 20 December 2021

at last...

Where have the past weeks gone?
I can't believe the school year has ended and it ended with a bang. The last week of term I definitely earnt my pay. Thankfully it's done and dusted, for now......
I don't seem to have been doing much sewing, just a little crochet using up scraps to make a little doll's pram blanket for my little princess. I don't feel I have had much energy for much else. 
Day one of the holidays today and I hope my mojo will return once I am a little recharged.


Helping to recharge and enhance my serenity Hubby bought me a hammock, something I have wanted for ages. It has a stand so it can be moved around to the best locations.
This afternoon I had a little relax under the trees in the yard and as the breeze was a little fresh I was joined by one of my quilts. I had a lovely little nap surrounded by my babies who slept on the grass near me.
I don't it can get much nicer than that...



The elves enjoyed themselves the last two weeks of work and now are amusing themselves around the house.


Our school had to have a 'circuit breaker lockdown' for two days so the elves had to get back to remote learning.






Yesterday we celebrated our Christmas lunch with our boys as two of them won't be able to make it Christmas day. It was wonderful.
I hope there'll be some sewing to show soon
Hope your christmas preparations are going well.

Happy days

Marina

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Christmas decorating


Lots of Christmas decorating and elf antics happening here but not much crafting sadly.

Tiring days at work and time seeming to escape me have all contributed but only two more weeks to go to holidays.

Hope you my Christmas happiness....





The Elves landed on Wednesday and they arrived in style-by air balloon and by parachute.

Unfortunately our parachutist had a little accident and needed some medical attention but luckily we had a nurse and doctor on hand. He is recovering well.







Hope you're finding some Christmas joy at your place!


Happy sewing 

Marina



 


Sunday, 21 November 2021

Happy Saturday zoom

 Chooky put out the notification of a zoom get together and I wasn't sure if I would get the chance to pop in but I was lucky to get two pop ins to the zoom.

So lovely to sew with people from all over the place that I would have little chance of catching up with in person. Of course there were some sewing friends that I have met in person too.

I had a little company that joined in on the zoom with me. As they are quite crafty too they enjoined the  conversations while I worked on my monster circles. Making some progress.





It's a dog's life


Happy days!


Marina


Thursday, 18 November 2021

happy mail and a finish

 On Saturday I went to pick up my monster quilt from Jemima's quilting.

I was very happy with the quilting and as this is for a work colleague I felt edge to edge would be perfect.

Quilted chevrons give the coverage but don't take away from applique.  The photos were taken on a quite gloomy morning so don't do the fabrics justice. It has been delivered to a very happy little 4 year old boy.




There was a wonderful surprise delivered this week by the postie.

Fiona (bubz rugz) sent a little surprise to contribute to my Elf addiction. Thankyou Fiona x

I think they are very happy with their gift....

Elf show and tell

finishing off a second quilt

Nothing beats sewing with friends.




Happy Days


Marina


Free to good home....

 Spent the morning destashing and trying to downsize my 'stuff'' I have some patterns, fabric and bits and bobs to clear out if ...