Sunday, February 7, 2016

FnwFs, Scqilters GTG and A special friend

I am in the big smoke at my DD2s for a few days sew we spent  FnwFs in her craft room.. We did more chatting then sewing but I did manage to get a little more work done on my EPP project.

                                                            


On Saturday morning we drove to Pinjarra to have a lovely visit with my DD1 and then on to the WA Scqilters GTG at The Pinjarra Patch club rooms ... Had a wonderful day with all the Scqilter ladies and as a bonus our blogging friend Anthea come along and spent time with us.... I did some more on my EPP but too busy chatting to take photos ..LOL


                                                      

 Sew I borrowed yours Anthea. �� Thanks!

Hugz Maria. ��

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January OPAM for 2016

I am delighted to be joining   Peg  and  Kris for OPAM again this year... You can still sign up with either ladies if you hurry.....
 For this month I only can show one finish ( other's are a secret ) but it's a big one....



The Postage Stamp........ 52" X 73" made in 1 1/2" squares..




Quilted it in the ditch 4 blocks across and 5 down... Looks like envelopes on the back...





It had been hiding in one of my boxes since 2011 sew I am very happy to have completely finished....

Hugz  Maria :)


Saturday, January 23, 2016

First FNSI for 2016

this week 53 ladies have joined in for FNSI with lovely Wendy.... I continued working on my Postage Stamp for awhile till I got bored





then I did some of  Lynette Anderson BOM stitchery I started in 20?? a long time ago....




Afterwards I sorted through some of my UFOs that I will list for Sew it's Finished  organised by two fabulous ladies Dawn and Wendy... I am sew pleased they are running the blog again this year.






Over the weekend I will visit others HERE to see what they have been doing......


Happy stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)







Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sometimes

you just need to have fun..... Sew I have joined Irene for the Neighborhood Block Party  .....

Sew after my lovely walk along the beach, then a dip and coffee with my friends this morning I went home and into the Cave to rummaged through my box of brights.....



















Loved making my " Wonky House Block" to send to Irene... You can also join in the fun by visiting Irene HERE and you may be the lucky winner of all the " Wonky Houses " . Then you will be able to make your own Neighborhood Quilt......









Guess I need to get back to sewing more Postage Stamp Blocks....boring!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

First FnwFs for 2016

I decided to start the year off by working on my old UFOs... sew for FnwFs organised by Cheryll I worked on my "Postage Stamp" which I started in 2011....


There was lots of cutting 







        Sewing them together







cutting them up







ready to sew into the Postage Stamp Blocks....










Yeh, thats five, another 10 to go......






It is a repetitive ,boring job ( I know why I have put it aside before) sew I decided to do some fun sewing. 

One of my lovely older bobbing friends is having a birthday soon and I like to make useful gifts. 
I made these for Helen.....








Such fun to sew and now I am ready to attack more Postage Stamp sewing tonight with my Northern Hemisphere friends....

Thank you Cheryll for pushing us all along again this year... Will be visiting others HERE over the next few days...

Happy Stitching 
Hugz Maria :)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Show and Tell and FnwFs

When I went to the post office last week there were some more nice parcels for me... Love long Christmases....


Gifts from my friend Ellyn in Texas...

pretty Hexie bookmark , lovely felt raccoon pattern  and cute Texas thimble  gifts wrapped in great Christmas Fabric..






                                                                                     












                           Close up of the cute thimble.....





 Sunny who lives in Maryland USA..

Also wrapped my gifts in this lovely red Christmas fabric. Great handy wee Star card holder, some fabulous Christmas buttons







and a gorgeous Wall Hanging .. Love the colours you used Sunny and it looks great on the wall.






Di now lives in Florida USA.

she stitched a beautiful "M" on a needlecase and cross stitched the loveliest Bell Christmas ornament...






                                                                             
                                                                                   






                   

                                                                               sweet snowman ornament from Cheryll in Aussie...





A big thank you to all of you..

These are all lovely ladies who are my blogging friends from around the world and on Friday night the Cheryll is organising the first FnwFs for 2016.
You can pop over to Cheryll's blog to sign on.....


I will be working on a very old UFO that I blogged about HERE way back in 2011. My Postage Stamp Quilt I started with Heidi.....Sadly when I read the post there are three UFOs still in the boxes waiting to be finished...







look forward to sewing along with you on Friday...time for bed now..

Hugz  Maria  :)

PS Still no Windows Live Writer....

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year and the Last OPAM for the year....

                                                 Wishing everyone a Very Happy 2016        



Now it's time to post the last OPAM for the year...... Some were made earlier for swaps sew I can reveal them now and also some I DID finish this month...

A big thank you to Kris and Peg for always keeping us on track each month to finish our projects...



It's time to reveal my SSCS  my partner was Martine . Hope you don't mind Martine, I borrowed your photos as they were nicer than mine..


Her Ornament....



Main Gift....


Santa Sack Swap my partner was Carin and these are some of the gifts I made for her..

tea 
towel











                                                          Table Runner  




You can see the other gifts by visiting Carin...


Table Runner for Ellyn..



and Bunting 




and some for Sunny....


16 Coasters for my Blogging friends....  





Kitty Cushions  For my Two Great Grand daughters.. 




A Christmas Stitchery..





 Mia's Birthday "Block  Quilt "




and of course Hubby's " Aussie Flag Quilt" 




My tally for this year is 78 and my total finishes since joining  OPAM in 2010 is 388.. Unbelievable.


Hugz Maria :)