Friday, April 24, 2015


                                                               Lest we Forget



Today is the Centenary Celebration of the ANZAC.
A special day of remembrance.

Not much Sewing

happening here as I am busy playing with these and




painting the eves….





BUT  I have received some lovely mail over the past few days….




Pattern and sweet thread catcher from Fiona..


011 (2)


My swap block from Debbie in Canada..


and my Easter Postcard from Elgea all the way from Brazil.




it took a long time to get here but it was sew worth the wait…. I love it…

Big thank you to the three lovely ladies and now back on the ladder and paint…


Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, April 18, 2015

FNSI for April..

tonight I had a wonderful time sewing along with my DD as well as Wendy and lots of other lovely ladies…


I sat and stitched the last few blocks for my SAL organised by Chooky and Susan 





while DD got all her blocks for her next quilt sorted on the design board. You can see them HERE !!  do pop over for a visit….


Must get to bed now, will visit others over the weekend to see what you all stitched.. Thank you Wendy for another fabulous FNSI…..


Hugz  Maria Smile

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vrooom Vrooom !!

Putting in the cross roads,



T junctions and exits 




was fiddlier than I thought but I am really happy with Great Grandson's quilt.




I even love the backing fabric …..




It’s all finished ready for his 2nd birthday at the end of the month…


Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, April 4, 2015


snuck up on me this month…. Nearly missed out. I always enjoy sewing along with my online friends sew thank you Cheryll for getting us together over the Easter Break.….


I was busy building roads




and appliqueing trucks and cars for my GGS’s quilt.






Will be joining my friends in the Northern Hemisphere tonight and I may get the roads laid ready for quilting..


                 “ A Happy and Safe Easter to All “   





Hugz  Maria Smile



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

OPAM again..

Another month has flown by and it is time to post my finishes for OPAM. 


“The Last Post”






a small wall hanging I have had in my cupboard since 2005 and thought it was a great time to make it sew our Patchwork Club can donate it to our local RSL in memory of the ANZAC Centenary.



Another of my DDs UFOs I took home to finish.







DD did the embroidery on both sides and I put the rest together…



A Stitchery roll …

Anthea's Stitchery Roll (2)



Anthea's Stitchery Roll (1)


and you can see two other finishes HERE...


Thanks to KRIS and PEG for always organising us and keeping me on track….


sorry for the quick post but I am off to Zumba !!!!


Hugz Maria Smile








Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sewing along for FNSI….

I made an early start for FNSI as I had five projects that I have been working on and wanted some finishes..

While visiting my DD somehow some of her UFOs jumped in my bag…

Nice strips of pretty fabrics left from her baby quilt.







They made a lovely  “Quilt of Love”

also a sweet embroidery she had stitched.






I made into a pretty new 12” Mini for my Frame.

There are others but will work on them later..


Next I sewed 6 rows of my "Snowballs and 9 Patches" together..




Slowly growing..


Then blanket stitched around the last March Block for Natures Journey"  SAL



Pleased they are done…..


and Taaaa Dahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

The 1st of 39 blocks for my “Pinata” quilt and I LOVE it…..




sew glad I didn’t through out those scraps…..(read previous post )

Thank you Wendy for getting us together for another great night . Hope you had a lovely evening out..

I will be visiting the other 50 Ladies over the weekend to see what they have worked on…

Off for a coffee now with the ladies ..


Hugz  Maria Smile