Saturday, October 18, 2014


Last night I stitched along with the ladies for FNSI thanks to our lovely Wendy who organises us each month…..

I worked on quilting my owl quilt,


and when I needed a rest I did some secret sewing.


thanks Fiona !!!

Just made a cuppa sew will go see what others have been doing. You can also visit them HERE.

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Special Postcard…

Today I received a very Special Postcard from Max.

Some time ago I read on Raewyn's Blog that their 12 year old nephew Max was visiting them on the farm and he enjoyed making postcards with his Aunty as well as feeding the calves.

I said I would like to swap with him and here is the postcard he sent…


Thank you sew Max for the fabulous colourful calf postcard you made for me with your great hand sewing and piecing… I love it…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blocks, Stars and Pumpkins!!

I had planned to go for a walk along the beach this morning but when I woke and looked out the window it was grey, overcast and drizzling.
Sew though it was a great day to stay in and get my Swap Blocks done and work on Terry's Stars but everything seamed to go wrong..

First this happened after I put in a new blade


then I sewed the 2 1/2” block on the back of star


and I had to do some reverse sewing after I took a photo and sew this.……


Thankfully all went well after that and I completed the blocks


One lady asked for “Girly Fabrics” in any pattern block and the other requested “Pinwheels in Pastels”.  I think I covered both..


and my  Stars.


this is the Halloween Block I made and sent ?????

Halloween Block

When I collected the mail this  gorgeous Autumn postcard arrived from Tina. we both participated in  Sheila's Postcard Swap..



and look at the lovely stitchery on the back. Thank you to both ladies.. I love to make and receive these little works of art.

The Barn Block was made for Sue in our Bee Swap….


nice one ah Ellyn!!

Well it is now well after midnight and time for me to say Goodnight…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Friday, October 3, 2014


It was nice to sit and stitch along with Cheryll and the ladies for FnwFs tonight..
After a busy day  only managed to finish the Koalas in my Aussie Christmas Stitchery tonight..


Happy stitching and I will pop over to see what others have done over the weekend and big thank you to Cheryll .

Hugz  Maria Smile

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September OPAM

September!!!!!  Where did that month go ????  I  just blinked and now it is October tomorrow.. For this months OPAMs organised by the lovely Peg and Kris.

Fence and Rail Sept 2014 (2)

I managed to finish one UFO.                      The Fence and Rail Quilt..                                                     Opps !  just realised it is upside down..


Cross Stiched the last few blocks for the  "Quilty Stitches Sampler" kindly shared by Corey .You can still pop over HERE to get the blocks… Now I need to find the right frame for it.


Two Wee Beanies…….

“Summertime Mini”  you can see HERE.... and the “Autumn” post card can be seen HERE…….


Oh! and 6 small Bean Bags I made for our exercise group…

Can you see us all walking around with one on our heads for balance ..LOL…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sent and Received

Some time ago I sent my “Summertime Mini” to O’Faigh and she has received it so I can now show you what I made her….
To me “Summertime” time means the beach and bright happy colours…

this is the mini I made for O’Faigh

         Summertime Mini 2014 (2)

and I was delighted when I received this gorgeous Bright colourful Mini from Cathy,  thank you sew much… I love it.


It is always fabulous to make and receive these small hangings. Big thanks to Swap mum Cheryll for always organising them for us through the year…

Hope you all have a great weekend. It is raining here sew I will have to stay inside and stitch.  Smile

Hugz  Maria..

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I am linking up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches for CTTY. I have been very busy and nearly missed doing my post….


This sweet little guy is one of Michelle's Designs and they are always fun to stitch.

You can still pop over HERE to join us for this month.. It a great way to get a few gifts made for Christmas. Thanks Anthea.


Oh its getting late must get ready for Zumba …..
Hugz  Maria Smile