Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Little Finish

After reading Cheryll's post this morning I remembered I also had a similar project tucked away in the cupboard in Handmade Vol 30 No 8. .


I had even visoflexed the tree onto the fabric but then I saw why it was put aside.. Can you see I had ironed one piece on the wrong way…..


Sew today I redid it and put together this Christmas Tree which I made into a Mini instead of a cushion….


now I can link up with Anthea for CTTY. It is thanks  to both Anthea and Cheryll for getting me motivated for another little finish…….

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FNSI …..

During the week I popped over to Sheila's Blog and she had made a lovely table runner designed by Pat Sloan.
I decided to rearrange the pattern to make place mats instead of the runner.  Put them together last night for FNSI ..


Thank you Wendy for organizing  FNSI each month. It  always fun to sew along. You can pop over to see what others have made at Wendy’s…

Was nice to also sit and cross stitch Block 6 for “Cross Stitch Sampler”.


Today I have linked up with Cheryll, our Mini Swap Mum to show you all our Easter Mini’s. 


De made my lovely one…….

Have a lovely Easter Sunday and I hope the Bunny leaves some choccies for you..

Hugz  Maria

Friday, April 18, 2014


I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Easter…


Hop the Easter Bunny leaves you all some nice goodies and you enjoy your long weekend whatever you may be doing…..

Oh! some of you may like to do a little stitching with  Wendy and Friends for FNSI 

Hugz   Maria

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Mini, surprise Post and Blocks.

Our fabulous Swap Mum Cheryll had run an Easter Mini Swap and De from Re- De- Zines was my surprise partner.. 

DE sent me lovely Easter Mini that arrived on my return from the Big Smoke, looks great in my frame.


my partner was Fiona from Bugz Rugz and this is what I sent her.


there was also a surprise pressie from Cheryll. I had won last month’s FnwFs and missed the post about it as I have had computer issues.


Cheryll sent a  Sweet Little Bag Pattern…Thank you to both ladies for my nice gifts.

I would like you to meet “Karl”.  He is No 15   in the free Owl BOM. Just love digging through my scrap box to make each Owl.


March Swap Blocks in "Aussie Swap" organized by Swap Mum Sue.
Karen was my partner for April and these are the blocks I sent.


Here is the lovely Block I received from Karen.. 


Must away and get ready for a beach walk.

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Not much Sewing here

because I have been doing




and joined a few folk


seeing this…… Mrs Brown’s Boys……


home from a busy weekend and back to some sewing……..

Hugz  Maria

Sunday, March 30, 2014

OPAMs for March….

I am lucky to have some photos of this months OPAMs to post as my computer crashed but I still had photos on my camera…

First finish is a Table Runner I made for my friend Sunny….

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An “ I Spy Quilt”


and the “Jelly Roll Quilt”


Nearly forgot the “ Sunflower”  Post Card.


What have you made this month?

Hugz  Maria


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ladies Morning Tea.

Robyn invited us to Morning Tea at the Farm……..

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We were to bring along our finest tea cup and plate, dress in our very best complete with hat and gloves….. for me that meant a visit to the oppie ….

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was pleased with my $4 dress and my friend had the perfect matching hat and gloves…..

Robyn set a lovely table with delicious tiny sandwiches, sausage rolls and sweets .

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Which we enjoyed while sitting on the porch sipping our tea and chatting….


afterwards we gathered in the garden to have our photo taken. I think we all scrubbed up very well and even “Jack” sat perfectly….


Thank you sew much Robyn and Paul… It was a very delightful way to spend a morning….

Hugz   Maria