Saturday, August 16, 2014

FNSI for August….

How quickly the weeks fly by and before I could blink it is time to join Wendy and 51 others for FNSI.. But before I can start anything I need to find my cutting table.





Then I cut and sewed together four of my five “Scrappy Swap” blocks..


Only have the Low Volume one to do ?????

Then I played with some “Disappearing Hour Glass” blocks.


Like the way they look together for a little "Quilt of Love"..

Afterwards I did a bit of stitching on this…


Quilty Stitches Sampler SAL.

Hope you all had fun creating. I am off now to see what others did for FNSI

Hugz  Maria

Friday, August 8, 2014

There has been

some lovely parcels coming in the post….


Can you see that one has come from Germany. It come from Julia my swap partner for the Quilting Gallery's Summertime Memories Swap.
Look at the beautiful His and His Rugs she made for me…..


Julia also included lots of extra goodies. Love the matching note book, buttons, beads and the magic strawberry flannel. There were also some fruit jells which were NICE !!  Thanks to both Julia and Michelle.

and sometimes in the small wee hours I have been known to press buttons and these have now arrived.

From Green Fairy…..


The Fat Quarter Shop

christmas fabrics

and some nice backings from The Craft Depot.


Hmmm!! Now I need to think about what to make with my purchases….

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Last night I sewed along with 47 others by joining Cheryll for FnwFs .


Make a small Christmas Tree wall hanging to pop into my gift box..
and then played with a few other projects……


Some tracing to organize a project for our retreat in a few weeks.

Secret Sewing ???


and a bit of cross stitch as I am trying to catch up after some reverse sewing… It was after Midnight before I realized sew time for bed..

Will spend some time over the weekend to visit others and see what they have made. You can too by going over HERE.
Thank you Cheryll for organizing our special Friday nights…

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, July 31, 2014

OPAM and Sign up for FnwFs

the days and weeks are just flying by and it will be August already tomorrow sew here are my OPAMs for July. Thanks to Kris and Peg who keep us on track..

My Bee group made “Bingo Blocks”for me sew this is the quilt I put together with the blocks.

Bee Blocks Quilt 2014

Love the way they look together and now I have a lovely quilt to use in the “Humpy” ( if we ever get to go on that holiday )

My “Mystery Quilt” our Patchwork group did this year…

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is completely finished..

and I will show you the “Crazy Wool Pincushion” I made awhile ago for a swap.

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I found it very difficult to part with and sadly still haven’t heard from the recipient. Guess I can make another for myself….

Oh !! don't forget to pop over to Cheryll’s to sign on for this weeks FnwFs  tomorrow…..

Hugz   Maria

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Morning Finally Arrived

when were allowed to open our Christmas in July parcel. Sew no more squishing , just ripping and find out that my partner was Anna. B. in Victoria. Hmm you did put lots of tape on Anna but I got them opened to reveal,

A lovely Post Card and look at the Christmassy Bunting…


The cutest little Christmas Bag just filled to the top with all these goodies… Nice ribbons,buttons, fabrics and good things to eat and drink……


and this beautifully stitched Christmas Mini….


with a gorgeous Mug Rug as well


thank you sew much Anna. I love all my gifts and will enjoy putting them up at Christmas.. 

Another wonderful Swap organised by the lovely Swap Mum Cheryll.. thanks lovely lady..

Hugz Maria Smile

Thursday, July 24, 2014


As I was chatting to my Blogging friend Anthea on the phone and looking at the Flimsy on my design wall I realised I had made a mistake…. Can you see it ???????


Guess there will be some reverse sewing happening Sad smile.
Will have to wait till after my walk…….

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Nice Parcel !

After a quick trip to the Big Smoke through pouring rain both there on Sunday and again on our way home last night.

It was sew nice to find the red and white card in mail box for a parcel today. Couldn't wait to get home sew I could see what was inside. It revealed these beautifully wrapped gifts from Santa.. Oh! It is so hard not to open them... Wonder who sent them from East Ivanhoe Victoria ???  Have to wait till Friday to find out...

Look at the pretty labels and Santas..

Hmmm !!  Three more sleeps to go....

Hugz. Maria