Sunday, November 22, 2015

FNSI X 2 ……

Friday and Saturday nights I joined Wendy and 43 others to sit and relax and sew….
First I finished this lovely “Prairie Point Star” Ornament.


You can find the tutorial at Super Mom No Cape.. 

Then made this skinny christmas wall hanging because I found the cute wee “Hanger” somewhere in my cupboard..


the pattern is in the “”Christmas Edition”” of Country Threads.

Next I went through my Christmas fabrics to make these wee quilts for Premmie Babies born over Christmas.


You can read about it HERE..


Then I wrapped these


Santa Sack Swap


ready for the Post……


Now I will go to visit others who stitched along with us at Wendy's 
Oh! also you can visit my DD at Playing with Tiddleywinks.. Hmmm! we both mixed up our links this month.

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria  Smile

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Don't forget to

join in for FNSI . I look forward to stitching along with Wendy and all my online friends ....


You can sign on HERE.........

Hugz Maria ��

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Things have been Crazy

for Hubby and I lately…. An overnight trip to the Big Smoke turned into a 8 days with Hubby having a stay in hospital. Our car needing repairs and my “NEW” power assisted bike being put in to be fixed.

All's good now , Hubby, car and bike fixed  ……….


There were some bonus's while being in Perth.  I was able to spend time in DDs Craft Room with her. Needed some more clothes, sew we went shopping together and I enjoyed playing board games with the grandies....

Lacy got a new house and had fun playing in the pool with the kids….



While we were away I had a BD sew I came home to some lovely mail.

Love my gifts from my blogging friend Sunny 


and my friend Pat.


Also my gorgeous Christmas fabrics from Keryn had arrived.


It’s always nice to be home and spend time to stitch in the Cave….. Have completed my Swaps ….YES !!!!!

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria  Smile

Friday, November 6, 2015


Tonight for FnwFs DD and I were able to organise her " Scandinavian Christmas " now she has some blocks ready to sew... They had been in in her cupboard for a few years......

Thank you Cheryll for another lovely FnwFs... Will pop over to visit others over the weekend.

Happy stitching,

Hugz. Maria ��

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Where has October gone ????? It’s been a very busy month for Hubby and I but I managed to finish a special birthday quilt in time that you can see HERE and my Christmas Swap gifts.. There will be lots to show for December OPAM…

Last week I joined Jenny for “ Hand Made , stitched with heartstrings” On the post there was a link for a QAYG Table Runner sew  I got out my box of Christmas Fabrics…



ELEFANTZ homemade stitched with heartstrings button (1)

and in no time I had two more gifts.. Love the way these come together sew quickly and also a great way to use up those scraps. Pop over to Jenny's to see more lovely gifts to make.

Sew for October I have  a Quilt, Postcard and two Table runners for OPAM.
A big thank you to Moo Moo Peg and the lovely Kris for organising us for OPAM each month…

I am off for a nana nap now as I have a dreadful cold…..Sad smile

Hugs Maria… Sad smile

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Postcard swap and Jenny.

I joined Sheila's post card swap again and Lin from France was my partner…The theme was anything of our own choice.

Both cards have been received and this is the fabulous one Lin sent me…..

Lin's Postcard. 2015

Love the way Lin used the small pieces of fabric to create this beautiful scene..

For Lin I thought I’d send a little sunshine and flowers.

Oct 2015 Swap for Lin France

I love making and receiving these lovely little cards sew thanks Sheila for organising us again.

The lovely Jenny has invited us to join her for Hand Made Stitched with Heartstrings Pop over HERE and read all about it and join in.

ELEFANTZ homemade stitched with heartstrings button (1)

What a fabulous way to get gift ideas and make them.. Thank you Jenny for finding all the great sites…..

off to get ready for Patch now,

Happy stitching..

Hugz  Maria   Smile

Sunday, October 18, 2015


As we have been travelling for the past few months I have a lot of machine sewing to catch up on sew I joined The Lovely Wendy and 40 others for FNSI by Two….

for Friday Night in the Southern Hemisphere I managed to finish the Birthday quilt…


Pieced Back…


This quilt has been a lot of hard work as I started quilting it way back in May and when I had nearly finished I decided I wasn’t happy with it sew I unpicked it…Grrr!!! But I am happy with it now….

Firstly last night I sorted the papers for EPP SAL


and finally decided on my fabrics…

Then on to more secret sewing…


Thank you Wendy for two lovely nights sewing… Now to pop over HERE to see what others have worked on..

Happy Stitching……………..

Hugz Maria Smile