Sunday, August 15, 2010

Really Funny Video

On my travels through YouTube I found this really great video that most of us can most likely relate to..

It came from this channel called Quilt in a Day which has some interesting tutorials and things about quilting with Eleanor Burns.


Enjoy


video

Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday

It was my birthday the other day (9 August 2010). As every other birthday this one was no different except for a few things. I spent the morning working on an applique project and planning what things I would work on after I finish this particular project. My husband bought me a new camera as a gift so between Monday and today I have been taking photos and video recording different things and learning how to use this new gadget.

My best quilting buddy and best bud in general Leanne of Lizzie's Page blog which can be found in the right hand side column here, surprised me with a couple of gifts which was really kind of her to do. These are pictured here. A beautiful set of fat quarters, a gorgeous quilt pattern, a pair of small scissors and a set of templates for the shapes in the pattern. THANK YOU LEANNE ♥



I thought the possum card was sooo cute.

The days following was spent baking a cake and enjoying things. To end it I recieved many greetings and wishes from friends and family which all made getting older a lot less painful.

Signing off
Marina

Friday, July 16, 2010

Evandale Gathering

A day of friendship and fun with fabric at Evandale on the 3 July.

I have been slack with my posts eheheh so there are probably other pictures of the gathering around the internet..

So many projects to choose from so I did this little stitchery by Libby Richardson.. Two little bears under and apple tree..



Some of the fabric purchases I made from Calico Crossroads that had a stall set up..





Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nice........

Yesterday on a trip to town I saw this jumper in a local shop. Went home and thought about it all day and night LOL..

Anyway I went back and bought it today..It is just lovely.. I love the design, the pattern and the colours which don't quite show truthfully here in these photos..

The wool is Merino and comes from a range called Heritage Merino Magic.. They are sort of dirty muted colours.



Very short post today.. I have been busy with embroidering Down in The Garden by Leanne Beasley.. On to block 3 today..

Best wishes for the approach of Spring as days get longer and longer..
Tonight 26 June is meant to be a full moon..

Signing off for now
Marina

Friday, June 18, 2010

Time Flies..

It has been some time since my last post (I know I say that all the time LOL).

Now that winter is in full swing, it is a great time for getting my projects progressing. I have been working on my knitting projects. Pink jumper is more than half way done and am now on to the second sleeve leaving only the front to do.

I thought I would put in pictures of Pip and Toffee in this post sunning themselves on the front veranda in the cold weather.



On a trip to town a couple of weeks ago I found these fat quarters. I don't know what I will do with them. They will most likely end up in the cupboard with all the other fabric that I don't have projects for.


I have been working on Leanne Beasley's Down in the Garden Block Of The Month program. It has been really fun doing this. Pictured in block one. I am about to put together block 3. Block 2 is currently ongoing and am still stitching this one..

Signing off for now
Marina

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day

MOTHER

A Mothers love, is sure to find
A way to comfort, ease your mind

She knows just how, to build you up
When youre so down, and cant look up

You love the way, she makes you feel
Like youre so special, her ideal

Her thought must start, with God above
To bring such caring, with such love

And as it flows, like gentle rain
It surely helps, when troubles pain

The love from mine, is oh so clear
I only wish, she was still here

Her warming glow, is missed each day
Even though, I seldom say

But she did leave, her gift behind
To help me through, when I may pine

And thats the feel, known deep inside
Her faith and love, I still confide

by Roger J. Robicheau

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What have I been doing?

The rainy days here have been really great for progressing my many many projects.

I have bought some new fabrics which are shown here. I thought to myself "You can never have too many bags" so I made myself a new bag last night hehhhehe.

The colours of the trees are beautiful at this time of the year. Inspiration for new quilts I suppose.

Its about time that I got myself a design wall, so here it is. I put it up yesterday and stuck some random things on it to take the photo.



A new BOM project was started. It is called "In Pop's Garden" by Threadbare (Hobart). I have finished block one and have almost finished block 2. The photo below is block 1.


The fabric below is from Windham fabrics and is two ranges. Elegant and Sophisticated Sophia. This has been put aside for a quilt that I have been designing. It will feature a centre stitchery and borders. I am still working out the rest of it. There will be flying Geese blocks as an outer border as well. I can't wait to start that one.


The Martinique range from Moda is so lovely. I found some fat quarters and could feel a bag coming on so I turned them into another bag.




Until next time
Happy Stitching etc
and enjoy Autumn

Marina