Saturday, November 22, 2014

I did a Double FNSI

I have enjoyed two fun nights sewing along with friends for FNSI thanks to Wendy.
Friday night I joined ladies in the Southern Hemisphere and made my GGDs  B/D  gift….  A personalised HUGE cushion cover.... 


and tonight it was the ladies from the Northern hemisphere to join in and I did too.

I found these little guys while cleaning the cave on Friday sew it was nice to work on them again.


I finished one and hope to finish the others before Christmas to hang in the house…


I will go check out what others have done over the next few days HERE

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Done and Dusted for 2014

I always make a list sew I can keep on track with my projects and I was delighted to have finally ticked off the last one.  


these gifts are all packed and I popped them in the post while Lacy was having her “DO”


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Doesn't she look beautiful. Lacy wouldn't  sit still for the photo, that’s why it’s blurry.


After Lacy’s photo shoot I tidied the “Cave” and now I have a clean cutting table ready for FNSI….. Have you signed up yet??


Hugz  Maria Smile

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Charm Square Stars & FNSI

I have been very busy the past few weeks with secret stuff sew it was nice to sit down and sew some Charm Square Stars and that I can post for November.


Now I have 12 but I think I will do some more and maybe put sashing in between.
You can visit Terry to and more Stars others have sewn..

Oh!! and don’t forget to go over to Wendy's to sign up for FNSI this week.. Look forward to sewing along with you all….


Hugz   Maria Smile

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lucky Me and Lacy

On my return from retreat there were two parcels at the post office..


The first one is from Barb and look what was inside,


The scarf is sew soft and such pretty , lovely purple fabrics and threads as well as yummy MMs  BUT wait there was more


Two great beige tone on tones FQs with some beautiful Cottage Garden thread. AND did you see the little parcel ? That was for Lacy look what was inside !!!!


Please Please open them for me Mum ????? Lacy says "Woof Woof" thank you Barb..

the other parcel come from dear Illene


and she also spoilt me with two lovely FQs , fabulous threads, sweet Christmas cross stitch , quilt label and a gorgeous birthday card.

Then yesterday another parcel arrived from the lovely Peg.


A pretty sewing caddy made with Lynette Anderson fabrics and delicious Lindt choccies… ( all gone now )


and inside she had tucked away two FQs , some fabulous linen and a cute stitchery pattern.

and guess what ????      YEP !!  today there was another gift in the post. This time from Simone


A nice beige tone on tone FQ , cute owl tape measure and a new unpick. ( I can never have enough of them as they always disappear. )

I am enjoying my continuous birthday and a HUGE thank you to all the lovely ladies who sent me wonderful birthday gifts… XXXX

Hugz  Maria Smile

Sunday, November 9, 2014


I spent FnwFs at The Barn with my friends at retreat and managed to finish three Secret gifts.

Sew sorry no photos but I can show our dorm


and my OWL quilt on the bed… Everyone loved it..


Also helped my DD pin a HUGE quilt she is making for me…


After a fabulous few days at retreat I am spending the night at DDs helping finish costumes for my GDs concert..



Then home in the morning……

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thank You

to all my wonderful Friends who sent lovely birthday wishes and beautiful gifts for my special day yesterday…..

My Dear Friend Ellyn from Texas and I  have been blogging  for many years and have become very good friends. Each year for our birthdays and Christmas we make gifts for each other. This year I chose Table Runners. Your turn next year Ellyn ???


Look at the beautiful one Ellyn made for me.. Love the fabrics and she did a special double binding. You can see the tutorial by going to Ellyn's Place .


and she also send some other lovely gifts.

My FQ Birthday swap ladies sent these,


Tracee, Pat, Anthea, Narelle and Sisbabestitching thank you for my lovely FQs and extra gifts..

My  BFF  Pat always sends me my diary for the new year which I love and this year I also received a little one for my bag. XXX


and Sue bought me the perfect gift while she was visiting Bali.


Wonky Houses and Owls..Looks great on my wall.Thank you Sue, Love it…….

I have been thoroughly spoilt sew thanks to all XXX

Hugz  Maria Smile

Friday, October 31, 2014

OPAM for October

FINALLY it’s finished …….. Just in time to post for the lovely KRIS and PEG for OPAM..

I was determined to have the OWL BOM done for this month…..


As I am off to the Barn for a retreat soon. Our group are called the “Barn Owls” sew this should look great on my bed.

OH! must away to BBB…

Hugz  Maria Smile.