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Saturday, July 20, 2019

July FNSI..

Last evening I joined Wendy and friends for our monthly sew in ... well I didn't sew but spent time going through my huge scrap box and fabric tubs to find fabrics for my " Scrap Bin Sheep" .. 


It's another fantastic design by Toni Alexander from Red Boot Quilt Company   and it's my No 6 for "Sunday Stitchers UFO Challenge "... It would nice if it is the No drawn this week ???????







and to finish the evening I made a nice cuppa then sat and did  some Beanie Knitting....

Thank you Wendy for another relaxing evening of crafting with friends..
 You can visit everyone and see what there did  HERE....



Must away and find some more "Sheepy" fabrics....

Happy Stitching,

Hugs  Maria 😊

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves Link Up and FNSI sign up.....

It's time to Link Up with Myra's for the Jelly Roll Waves Quilt Along .....

As my Jelly Roll is a small 20 piece one I'm doing a Baby size quilt so it took no time to make half the blocks when I went to Patch yesterday.....


I do like the way these fabrics are going together .. 
Look forward to getting this quilt made..
Thank you Myra for running the Sew Along...



 I would like to remind you that this Friday is FNSI so pop over to Wendy  to sign on for a relaxing evening of crafting .....

Must away as it's time to make a cuppa....

Happy Stitching,

Hugs Maria 😊




Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas in July

Back in May the lovely Cheryll from Gone Stitching  asked if anyone would like to do a swap for Christmas in July ....
We were asked to send three gifts, a sewing item. a handmade gift in her colour choice and something just for her.....
As it had been sew long since I participated in a swap I was happy to join in.
My partner was Sherry who lives in US. Her colour choice was Purple or Yellow...
I found the two Fat Quarters and made her a table runner....

  
Sewing item ...












A thread catcher









and something just for her I stitched a tiny hoop embroidery that is on a chain.


Sherry's parcel arrived this week
and I received these great useful gifts


A tea pouch, card holder, a coaster and small sketchbook'













My colour choice was Blues or blue/white and I am thrilled with the hand made gift Sherry made...





It's perfect on my bench where we make our cuppas........

Huge thank to Cheryll for organising the swap and Sherry for all my lovely gifts...

Must away and fed Lacy.....

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria 😊

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OH NO !!

For a long time this little Jelly Roll has been lingering in my cupboard,



Sew when I saw this " Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long"






organised by Myra at Busy Hands Quilts I just had to join in even though I had said I wasn't going to start a new project....Just can't help myself.....








Sew must away and read the pattern and start cutting......

Happy stitching

Hugs  Maria 😊

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Retreat, the Big Smoke and FnwFs .....

Last weekend our Patch club had a " Stay at Home Retreat."  My DD come up from Perth on the bus to join us..
I took along my "" BlooMs " and it was great to put the binding and have it finished.... The strippy fabric was great..  Also did all the sleeves on the quilts I'm putting in our Quilt Show in October, a big job done.... 

My DD worked on a "Rainbow Fish "baby quilt but I forgot photos....

Sunday we drove back to Perth and I had a few crazy busy days there but on Thursday we got to spend ALL day sewing.















While DD sewed the "Lego" blocks I ironed, afterwards I sewed pieces of wadding together for a backing ,

















Then we pinned........






as I drove home yesterday DD was on a roll , keep sewing and sent me a photo of  " The Crayon " quilt she was working on next...
DD buys a kids book and then makes a quilt to go with it. She'll have some fabulous ones for the show to hung in our " Children's Display " and hopes to sell some....

After getting home unpacking the car, doing some shopping and having dinner it was nice to relax and join Cheryll for FnwFs ,our monthly sewing evening with virtual friends...

I cut out and made a few "Poppy" blocks for  " Aussie Hero's "












Then sat down relax and watch
"The Exotic Marigold Hotel "
while doing some knitting... 


Must away now and hang some washing.

Happy Stitching,

Hugs  Maria  😊




Sunday, June 30, 2019

OPAM for June

Oh WOW ! The end of June and half way through 2019 so it's time to post my finishes with our lovely Kris for OPAM and thank you for keeping us all on track....  😊

This month I've been doing more knitting than sewing and have completed 4 Beanies


and made 7 Beeswax wraps























Only some small finishes this month as I've been busy sewing sleeves on quilts ready for our Quilt Hanging and helping make community quilts at Patch..


Must away and have some brekky, have a great day......

Happy Stitching

Hugs Maria   😊

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Beeswax Wraps.......

In my previous post I said I'd tell you about the fun workshop I went to make Beeswax Wraps .....















These are the ones I made at the workshop and we were able to take home the rest of special pre-mixed Beeswax.  sew we could make some more .

I cut and washed some fabrics and have made wraps to share with my DD....





With the baking paper under my fabric I grated the wax ,


















then spread the it and put another piece of baking paper over the top making sure the waxy of the paper part is on top.


with the iron on wool setting gently spread the wax,



















till all of fabric is covered ,






Remove from between parers and let dry......














I had fun making more until there was only a tiny piece of wax left









Now I must away and do some domestic chores.......😒

Happy Stitching.

Hugs Maria 😊   

P.S not sure why the comment box is sew low.. did try to fix it !!!!!!