Thursday, January 20, 2022

This and That and sign ups for first FNSI 2022

Since my last post I've been trying to catch up with things, 


First I made and posted my Aussie Hero Blocks .

and I am pleased to have done the last of the Row by Rows for Patch......
The lady requested "Christmas"
Last Saturday four Patch ladies went to the club rooms and together made this donation flimsy 

It had been pre-cut and with one lady pinning , two of us on a machine and an ironing lady it went together quickly and it was done in less than four hours.....

Next I needed to sew some pieces of wadding together before pinning my RSC quilt from 2021.

Done and now ready to quilt by joining Wendy for our first  FNSI for 2022. 

Visit  HERE and join in the fun.
By sewing along with Wendy and friends I always seem to get something done....

Must away and pop on the kettle.

Stay safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, January 10, 2022

RSC for 2022

 I'm joining RSC organised by Angela again this year and you can have fun joining in by popping over HERE... It's a great way to use up a different colour scraps each month and make whatever block pattern you wish...... Thanks Angela , 

This month's colour is RED and I made half log cabins and Majestic Mountain Blocks......

I'm looking forward to seeing next month's colour....

Must away and ckeck out what others have made so far over HERE

Happy stitching, keep safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Friday, January 7, 2022

First FnwFs for 2022

As it's the first Friday of the month it was time to join Cheryll for FnwFs... It's great to be back sewing along for another year thank you Cheryll.

I made an early start cutting out the first three blocks of last years Laundry Basket Mystery that I saw on Janice's Blog last year....

Block 1 completed 

Making a good start on block 2.

Did one of Block 3 

Now I must away and get ready for bed...

Keep safe and well.

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Good start to 2022

 with a ZOOM  meeting organised by Chooky . ladies for all over Australia , Canada, US, NZ, Germany and Norway sewed along and chatted ..... 

I joined in for an hour before going for my morning dip and cut out the cherries for the Row by Row I'm working on.

Last night on Instagram I saw that Fiona was sewing her left over HST together  , I sent her a photo of a box I had and that I would be binning them... But then Fiona challenged me to make something from them. So when I returned to the ZOOM met. 

I spent hours ironing .cutting and sewing only to end up with a small pile of 1 1/2" and 2" squares... 

Not even enough to do anything with really so 

sorry Fiona BUT if no one wants these HST they are defiantly going in the bin....I'm willing to send anywhere in Aussie.

I then picked up one of the blocks I'm crocheting around for awhile, got bored with it and 

so I started this cute pincushion Turtle ....

the pattern is in Anni Downs book  The Simple Life

Thank you Chooky and all the ladies for a lovely day ....

Must away and make a cuppa..

Take care and keep safe,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Friday, December 31, 2021

All the Best Wishes for 2022

                                            Wishing you all a better 2022 .....


                                                        Hugs  Maria 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Last OPAM for 2021

 Before I post the last finishes for December's  OPAM  I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to KRIS from Tag-a- Long Teddies for keeping us on track through another weird year...... 

now my finishes

1.... Black and White Challenge quilt.... We were given the B/W and had to add one colour...

2.... Hubby's  " Aussie Flag" quilt..

He was very happy with the new one and now the old faded one I've patched several times can go into the car.

Lots of corner book marks like this one which was gifted to me last year by Helen and where I got the idea from to make them to pop into this years  Christmas cards....... 

Also piles of mini stocking for my bobbing friends......

Must away and bring in the washing.....

Keep safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Merry Christmas and Lovely Mail..

                               Wishing All my Friends a Happy and Safe Christmas...

So much happy mail was sent .

Lovely Santa Button Ornament from Helen

Beautiful hand made card with felt Ornie which Michelle had stitched a tiny stocking on it...

A great felt Red Truck Bauble and some hand made labels from Sandi.

Sweet Angel arrived from Susan

A colourful ornament made by the Other Maria  with the cutest decorated Echidna on the Card....

Christine stitched this lovely little mat which is perfect for my poinsettia,

Helen Mc sent me a handy Jar Opener and a fabulous tiny thread catcher with pockets around the inside to hold scissors etc...

and I was delighted to receive another swap decorated tea towel  from Sue

A big thank you from ALL my wonderful friends ..... Have a fabulous Christmas, keep safe and well..

Must away and bring in the washing...

Hugs  Maria ❤