Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas is on it's way, Last FnwFs...

While driving home from the big smoke yesterday for hundreds of Kms I enjoyed the  Aussie Christmas Trees in bloom... They look beautiful against the brown dry landscape...














   

I was home time to join Cheryll and ladies for our last FnwFs for 2016.....








Managed to put the binding on the GGC's Advent Calendars . They will receive them a few days late but I am sure they will enjoy peeping in more than one pocket on the 5th day....




















I will visit the other ladies HERE over the next few days... A huge thank you Cheryll for organising us all year even when you were busy with your grandies and away on holidays...


Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

PS..... I see this is my 800th post....











Monday, November 28, 2016

OPAM for November..

I was delighted to spend lots of my spare time getting my SILs BD quilt make "Crashing Waves" made this month...




and in my previous post  you can see the " Christmas " postcard I sent to Lin in France..
also my "Jingle Bells" table runner i finished..

Big thanks to Peg and Kris for once again getting us organised to list our OPAM for this month...


Must away to bed as I have a big drive to the city tomorrow..

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Week that Was...

First I can show you the "Christmas Post Card" that went winging it's way over to Lin in France..



Thanks Sheila for organising another fun Post Card Swap....


After returning from our little trip in the Humpy and going to my SIL's special birthday in the Big Smoke last weekend it was time to try and catch up on my "Splendid Sampler Blocks"



Boy I didn't realise how far behind I am... Ah well I'll just keep plodding along...


Two weeks ago I joined Joy for the UFO Christmas Challenge . I had started the " Jingle Bell "  table runner by Red Brolley  some time ago...

When my Patch friend Jan saw the pattern we decided it would be a great project "Mystery Christmas" workshop for our club members.

We sent out the fabric requirements and today when we got together at the Autumn Center were we revealed the pattern... ( it was a good way to get me organised and finish it )


All loved it and had a busy time putting all the squares together and ironing on the applique pieces before it was time to up pack and go home.
























OH! and I found two more UFO Christmas projects when going through the Christmas fabric box.....


Two Advent Calendars...  Will make them up for my GGC for an early Christmas present.


Hope you all have a great weekend and get to do some stitching..

Hugz Maria :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

FNSI for November

 Hubby and I did a round trip to the Big Smoke in the Humpy and last night I didn't get much sleep. Decided I needed an early night tonight sew only got a small start on my Lynette Anderson's Fernhill..

                                                                   

Goodnight , hope you get to get more stitching done then me for FNSI with Wendy.

Hugs Maria 😘

Monday, November 14, 2016

Not much

sewing going on here... Seam to have lost my Mojo after sewing every spare minute to get the quilt in previous post done..

Have been busy clean up after some big winds. One of the our huge Gum trees fell down on top of my Moreton Bay and broke it in two. I have grown it from a tiny little plant I found growing in a crack along our main street called Moreton Terrace..













I do hope it will shoot again at the top.
















Also I did a bit of baking which is very unusual for me, really don't like cooking at all..


                                                                Banana Muffins













Fruit Cake.


Today I saw that Fiona from BugzRugz has joined a Christmas Challenge organised by Joy sew I thought I'd join in and finish my only Christmas UFO..
You can go over HERE and join in too.



Okay I am off to start sewing these blocks together

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's a Finish.

 YES!!!!! it's a finish, label and all....


now I have a week to finally catch up on a few swaps ...



Have a fabulous day and I hope you get a chance to stitch..

Hugz Maria :)

Friday, November 4, 2016

sewing ,sewing and FnwFs

About 8 weeks ago a lovely bundle of fabrics called "Manderley" by Franny & Jane arrived that I had bought to make a quilt for a special birthday


and I  also purchased the pattern "Crashing Waves".
The birthday isn't till NEXT November, sew plenty of time to get it made...or sew I thought until this arrived in the mail..


Ekkk! only 6 weeks now to make the quilt.. sew while I was in the Big Smoke I sorted the fabrics and started cutting...















and got a few rows sewn..












last night I finally got the flimsy done after spending every free moment sewing...


went to Patch to pin it today and was sew annoyed when pricked my finger... thankfully I found a bandaid and I could finish pinning...


Sew tonight I am going to be quilting with  Cheryll and other ladies for FnwFs ...You could still join us by going over HERE......



Happy Stitching...

Hugz  Maria :)