Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Dance !!!!

Today I went into town to do some shopping for nice bright fabrics as there was a special deal. Spend $100 and get $40 off....
I was waiting for Toni's fantastic " Happy Quilts" book which I was lucky to win in her giveaway....





When I arrived back into town decided to go to the Post Office before driving home....I was sew delighted to have a red and white card in my mail box...which means there was a parcel inside waiting for me and guess what was inside ???




My copy of Toni's Book plus an adorable stuffed toy...Love him and have named him Tony....
Oh!! I can't wait to download some of the gorgeous patterns to make some quilts and toys ...Thank you sew much Toni.... No wonder I am doing a Happy Dance.....




I also love the quilting Fiona from BugzRugz has done on all the quilts for Toni... gives me good ideas. LOL...

Have a Patch meeting tonight and will show of my book.....


Happy Sewing.

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

FNSI X 2

It was sew nice to find a flimsy I had started some time ago, get it sandwiched and then quilt along with Wendy for FNSI and enjoy sewing again.... thanks Wendy....

Working on something different and joining others must have done the trick for my mojo to return. Did a lot of the quilting Friday night and completed it on Saturday night. Now to finish the binding...




Also made two "Maple Leaf" blocks to send to Canada for the dear folks who lost everything in the HUGE fires...





Sue from  Super Mom -No Cape posted a fabulous tutorial on her blog to make the Maple Leaf and the address of where to send the blocks..


then sat and relaxed while doing some stitching on this SS Block....

















This is the next block....PP and sew many tiny pieces as the block is 6 1/2 " finish .. Not sure if I will tackle it ???????



Off to see what the other ladies made for FNSI .

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lost

Does anyone know where my mojo is ???   I seam to have lost it.. But I am hoping by joining Wendy and the ladies on Friday for FNSI I will be inspired to put a flimsy together.


Sew good to have the Splendid Sampler Blocks to do




At least I am doing a bit of stitching.....

Look forward to sewing along with you all tomorrow ... You can sign up over at Wendy's Here....

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, May 7, 2016

FnwFs for May

The weeks are rolling along far too quickly and before we realise it's the first Friday of the month and time to join Cheryll and 22 others for a lovely night of sewing for FnwFs...

I do enjoy these sewing nights sew thank you Cheryll for organising us ,even when you are away...

Decided to try and catch up with my Splendid Sampler blocks




and the EPP project.....



Was happy with my progress on both but I must get back to quilting my Aiming 4 Accuracy quilt.....


Tomorrow Down Under is


sew I would like to wish you all a Lovely Day. XXX


Hugz  Maria. :)





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stuff-in-a Tin

Today was opening day for the fabulous swap  Stuff-in-a-Tin  organised by the lovely Tuesday Girls Teresa,Helen,Sandi and Norreen ..   Thanks ladies for another fun swap...
You can join in the next one by going HERE !

I was Illene's partner and just look at the pretty tin filled with soooooooooooo many goodies she sent to me...




























                                                Oh!! how did Illene know this is my favorite......

thank you Illene , I will enjoy using your gifts for lots of different projects..
Narelle was my partner and I do hope she liked her Stuff-in-a- Tin I sent to her.....

Off to Zumba now....

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

OPAM for April

As I've had a busy month having visitors, flying across our country to meet lovely blogging friends etc and a mad dash to the Big Smoke last week there hasn't been much time for sewing... But Peg and Kris keep us on track with OPAM. Thank you ladies..

Sew I did manage to finish this ...


"The Welcome Home"  By  Jenny Elefantz





and I made this little fella for  Christine 




 Christine made a FQ bag for my DD and I ...Mine has come in very handy for my little LED light....



Must close now and off to bed...Nigh Nigh


Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Back to Reality (Lots of Photos)

Returned home after having coffee at the Beach Cafe with DD and squids before they headed home after driving me back from the Big Smoke..
DD and I spent 6 fabulous days in Melbourne sew there there was a pile of laundry to do



While in Melbourne DD and I enjoyed many delicious meals,



had lunch on the Restaurant Tram,



meet some lovely blogging friends Christine  from MacDonald's Patch and Helen from Patchwork Passion at AQC




loved the Royal Exhibition Building both inside




and out


there were many fantastic quilts on display but will only show you a few favourites.

"Stevie" was huge, 6 meters long, and amazing.....


DD spent some time chatting to Susan Carlson who told her "Stevie" hangs in her studio when not on show... WOW! how big is her studio??


Susan was happy to poise with Stevie for us...thank you..


                                                                    "Dutch Treat"


A very challenging reverse applique.. Some blogging ladies are going to make it. Have fun and enjoy...

                                                               








Great colours....

sew many
talented
ladies..



                                     



the Comedy Festival was on sew DD and I went along and enjoyed a fun evening out..


had delicious morning tea at The Block Arcade



bought chocolate














Lucky we did LOTS of walking


because we found another yummy place called "Burnettie's












Just soooooo many delicious treats..........
and the coffee was nice too..








DD is in an re-enactment group and her DH and her are going to England for the Battle of Hastings later this year so she needed to buy some leather to make bags,


she was gobsmacked at the wholesale leather place we went too.But we were very disappointed as we couldn't find anywhere in Melbourne that sold pure wool fabrics even though we went to many different fabrics stores .......

Oh! I did purchase some goodies while at AQC....



now off to bed,

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)