Sunday, May 17, 2015


It is always nice to get organised for FNSI with Wendy and all our online friends..

First I made this small bag

Cleo's Cotton Reel Bag

for these…

then finished the 5th block for My Vintage Kitchen BOM from the lovely Jenny.


Found the blue gingham in my stash and I like it with the blocks..

next the 4th block for Snapshots -Quilt-A-Long.

4 Snapshot block

I think this little guy needs eyes !!!

Then off to bed…

woke to a wet and miserable day, great to hide in the cave. Spend hours ironing my scraps


and cutting them up for 9 patch/snowball blocks 


and strips to put into a box for the PiƱata blocks


In the evening I joined my Northern Hemisphere friends and make some 9 patch/snowball blocks and the 5th Snapshot Block…


By the end of the evening my 5th Snapshot Block was complete

5 Snapshot block

and I had enough blocks to do a few more rows for the scrappy quilt.

Thank you Wendy for two productive nights of sewing with friends… Will go see what others have been doing in the next few days….

Hugz  Maria Smile

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FNSI and Still Playing

with these…..


I  joined Terry in February for the 9 Patch / snowball SAL… would you believe I had actually run out of 2 1/2”squares sew have had to cut more… This quilt will be for hubby and likes them long to use on his chair sew I still have to add a few more rows….

I have signed up with Wendy for FNSI and hope to add another row or I may do something different…Don’t forget to pop over to Wendy’s and sign on too for a fun night of stitching.

Hugz  Maria. Smile

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is “Mother’s Day” in Aussie (not sure when others celebrate this special day) sew I would like to wish all MUMS a Very Happy Mother’s Day…….


Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May Blocks

I am sew pleased that I continued with these blocks. In the beginning I didn't really like the needle turn but I was determined to keep going in the SAL.. Now I actually enjoy stitching the blocks and I’m very happy at how they are coming together ..



I did change two of this month’s a little. Just had to give the butterfly fillers and did another square instead of an initial..

Hugz  Maria  Smile

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Double FnwFs ….

Last night I got all the essentials organised early ready to stitch along with Cheryll and others for FnwFs…..


First I wanted to make the block for my  partner in the  Aussie Block Swap.  She chose a “Texas Star”….  I didn't realise it would take all night….Lots of reverse sewing and No 1 going in the bin. I finished one BUT I am still not happy..


Sew tonight I decided to join the ladies in the Northern Hemisphere and just do some hand sewing….


Have completed my first block for May in Chooky’s  SAL.   Sew relaxing and there was a soppy movie on too “Dear John”….

Thank you Cheryll and I will be seeing what others have sewn for FnwFs soon..

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, April 30, 2015

OPAM For April..

Nearly missed posting my finishes for this month. The days have just flown by sew quickly. Thanks to Kris and Peg for keeping us on track .

Finished another of DD UFOs.. she had completed the lovely stitchery and everything was there to make the bag….


just needed to cut out the fabrics and put the it together..

Love it….

Made 6 new place mats before my visitors arrived earlier this month.


Used a Jelly Roll “Bee my Honey” by Moda.

I was very happy to have completed my Great Grandson Marcus’s Quilt which I will give to him on Monday..

Marcus's 2nd BD Quilt (2)

PsssssT !! last time DD was here for a visit I popped a box with one of my UFOs in her car before they left..  LOL….


My “ Kaleidoscope Quilt” 

be nice to see it finished as it has been cut up ready to sew for many years…..

I look forward to  stitching along with everyone for FnwFs tomorrow night and I think I will also join my Northern Hemisphere friends on Saturday….

Hugz Maria Smile

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I am still Here

painting Smile …….. just one more set of beams to go at the front ( but I am having a day off as it is Patch)

See it ???    

and then the East side ..041

Pleased this little guy didn’t pop out as I was painting there !!!!


in the evenings I am catching up with some of Jenny's free BOM. Vintage Kitchen.


Sew nice to sit and relax.. 

Looking forward to sewing along with all my friends on Friday Night with Cheryll for FnwFs….

Oh! must away to see my sewing friends.......

Hugz  Maria Smile