Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ready to Post and FNSI

Every few months Sheila invites us to join her in making Post Cards to swap. I just love making and receiving them…
Sheila chose “Autumn” for this swaps theme . As Autumn Down Under never chases much I thought I would do what I think Autumn is in the US.
Squirrels, Acorns and Falling Leaves……

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What fun making this little guy..( thanks Ellyn, your little squirrel gave me the idea )

Now don't forget to pop over to Wendy's to sign up for our FNSI and give her some hugs as she is a little under the weather.. XX


Hugz  Maria Smile

Monday, September 15, 2014

Have Been Keeping Busy

putting all the “dotty HST together into a flimsy…….

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have pinned it and passed it on to the next member of our Patch group to quilt. This will be a Raffle quilt.. Love it.

Have completed my "Summertime Swap"  and is posted as well as a Birthday gift ....


this "Aussie Swap block" ready to pop in the post today….


been sitting stitching….. 
" Quilty - Stitches - Sampler "     


and Aussie Christmas…


Loved spending time with these Cheeky Monkeys, my GGDs and their Gran, my DD1 ….


Alexis and Mia Sept 2014 (4)


Alexis and Mia Sept 2014 (2)

Oh!! Must get dressed and go to the shop…

Hugz   Maria Smile

Saturday, September 6, 2014

lots of cutting on FnwFs

For FnwFs I spent hours cutting up the fabrics I showed you in the previous, 



stitched many HST ready to make into a flimsy,


and managed to put together four "Charming Squares Stars" for Terry's SAL.


before I guess I was just too tired and things went wrong sew off to bed….


A big thank you to Cheryll for getting us together again for FnwFs. I am off now to visit some of the other 51 ladies to see what they have made.

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sign up for FnwFs..

Thank you  Cheryll  for posting the link for us to sign up for FnwFs.


I always enjoy sewing along with all my friends and have these organised to play with……


My fabrics for "Charming Stars" with Terry.  You can still join in if you wish..

and these dots and spots need to be cut.....


What will you be working on????

Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, August 30, 2014

OPAM for August

This month I only have some little finishes,
A Quilt of Love,


Mug Rugs and a Candle Mat,

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A Wonky Christmas Tree,

and of course the Doggy PJ bag that you can see HERE

I have put my OWLS together but am waiting for some border fabrics and my Pretty Fence and Rail Flimsy needs to to sandwiched . Hope to have both finished for next month.
Look forward to seeing what everyone else has completed for OPAM.  thanks to Peg and Kris who keep us on track each month….

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I’m Back from Retreat!!! Long post

Linda picked me up at 8am on Friday for our 4 day retreat at Avalon. Such a pretty place tucked away in the hills at Toodyay.

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We arrived at round 4pm after a little detour through Midland for some shopping and nice lunch. We quickly unpacked the car and set up as everyone was already busy cutting , sewing and chatting . Hmm! some were txt too…


One of our members, Loris, was making a PJ Doggy Bag for her youngest GS and asked if others would like to join her. Six of us sewed along.

this is my poor guy before stuffing.



looking better but still needing a nose…


with all his friends sitting on the back of the lounge chair,

Oh! wait Beatrice’s Purple fella is now ready to join with the others for the outdoor photo shoot. 


The old fella on the right is about 12 yrs and came along sew we could see how he went together.. Made it a bit easier....

I have taken this Kit with me to several retreats over the years and this time I have finally cut and stitched the Snowballs. Wonder when I will put them together…


Also managed to do some secret sewing on my Summertime mini.


Some of us stayed up till the wee small hours


even though Helen's glasses lost an arm  (easily fixed with tape ah! )


and Beatrice was feeling the cold….


We finally went to bed round 1am....

Patch Friends,

Linda pinning her quilt.


Val’s “Hexagon”Jelly Roll Flimsy,


and she also made the cute Bunny on the chair.  At 86 Val is amazing and has no intention of slowly down, only hope I am still as active as her at that age.

Jan M’s “Forrest Path” Jelly Roll Flimsy.


Pam’s sewing table mat….


Jan A’s “Bag” for her GD1


Monday morning the room all packed up


and we are ready for the drive home through the lovely misty morning.


What a fabulous 4 days of just being spoilt, I loved it. 

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CTTY for August, New SAL and BOM

Nice to see Anthea is well enough to organise us for CTTY again this month. Thanks my friend.

Some time ago "Sweet Peg" made these. I thought they were cute sew bought the pattern.

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Now I have two to pop in the Gift Box.

I’m a real sucker for SAL's and BOM’s. Remember I joined Terry for “Goodnight Irene”. Well Terry is running another SAL called “"Charming Stars" 

CHarming Star button

and I found this over at Wendy's.

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Making these is a great way of using up the stash and make lovely community quilts.

Must away and do some housework because I am off to a four day retreat tomorrow……Woo Hoo !!!!!!!!

Hugz  Maria