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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Frustrated BUT

after must mucking around because my laptop just FROZE  (Guess it's decided to go into isolation too) and it has all the photos I took last night on it... I took some more photos and hopefully transferred then to my dear old tower and can finally  POST for FnwFs ….. Thanks Cheryll !!

Okay firstly I was side tracked and downloaded these....




While cleaning up I found one of Michelle's cute design's that just needed a few finishing stitches and then I made it into a lovely Mug Rug for the gift box..
also make my first racing car from Toni's "Happy Quilts" book...
 This morning I did a big tidy up and can't believe this is my Cave !!!!
Well I must away and have a coffee , this has done my head in and I hope it posts....

Happy stitching and satay safe..

Hugs  Maria 

Friday, April 3, 2020

It's Time

that I cleaned up my cutting table to get ready for FnwFs with Cheryll and friends.














Only just enough room to cut my applique car block.....
Thanks Cheryll for our sewing night and looking forward to joining you all .  You can  pop over HERE and sign up as it's a great way for us to spend our social distancing....

Okay must away and get tidying......

Happy Stitching and stay safe ,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

OPAM for March...

Another month has come to an end sew it's time to join our lovely Kris for OPAM  . As it's a weird time we are living in and I've been self isolating I'm very pleased to have my quilting to keep from going crazy and have spent a LOT of productive time in my favorite place,
 "The Cave"

We are now in lockdown in our set regions sew won't be spending time with our DD and family for Easter sew I decided to make and send a basket of Easter Eggs to each on a Bunny Placemat......



Thanks  Michelle for the Basket Case Block.




( Not a good photo but as they are in the post will have to do, maybe DD can take a better photo I can post later..)




Michelle  also kindly shared the lovely designs I stitched and made into a bag.
and the challenge No for Sunday Stitchers was 2 and as it was a small flimsy and just needed to be sandwiched and quilted I also got that finished ....


at the beginning of the month I sent two Boys Quilts to Jan Mac which you can see HERE  and also finished my No  1  Challenge for Sunday Stitchers and I posted that HERE

I am surprised at how many finishes I have achieved this month as I seam to have jumped from one project to another .

I'm enjoying doing the Paper Dolls with Toni from Red Boot Company , working on "Flip Flop Scraps" my WOOFA Challenge with Cheryll and doing a few Sisters blocks each month for RSC too.

Oh and I'm started a new long term quilt for ME.....






Well must away and get this posted before midnight,

Stay safe all

Hugs Maria ❤



Sunday, March 29, 2020

Working on my WOOFA for March

Between working on several other projects I am slowly getting one of my UFOs put together by joining the  WOOFA Challenge organised by Cheryll.......

It's the "Flip Flop Scraps" quilt, still sewing more blocks together

But have sewn the sashing on some blocks and sewn into rows..... At least two more to go before joining....

Thanks Cheryll for the push as I can't seam to focus on one thing... Would you believe I downloaded not one not two but three different new projects yesterday. ??????

Well must away and go for a walk around our Block.....

Stay safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, March 26, 2020

This and That ...

I'm feeling ???? not sure but it's a hard time for everyone....

This is a photo of the last day I went for my dip with my friends, I miss going , just wish it wasn't sew dam HOT ,












been 40 deg at our place the past few days......

Sew perfect to crank up the Air Con and sew.....




In the evenings I've been stitching some of  Michelle's lovely free designs and made them into a bag











using some of my Lynette Anderson Fabrics....



I also sourced some suitable fabrics in my cupboard to finish my No 2 Sunday Stitchers challenge.
Wasn't sure about the blue spot for binding but it works.....








   









and I've also made the next two of Toni's free Paper Doll blocks





Must away now and pop on the kettle . 

Please all stay safe , wash hands and if possible stay inside. XX

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, March 21, 2020

FNSI for March 2020

At this crazy time in the world it was lovely to just sit and sew along with Wendy and our cyber friends and for FNSI....

As our exercise group has been cancelled I got a very early start and appliqued my two blocks for Toni's Paper Dolls .......







Then finished the Owls on my new project....



and in the evening I did the last few rows of quilting on my No 2  "Sunday Stitchers" UFO challenge....




before going to bed I sat down and did some stitching on one of the cute free patterns the lovely Michelle shared with us....


You can pop over and visit her HERE if you'd like to see the designs ... It's great to see sew many nice folk sharing different things online to keep us happy.


Thank you sew much Michelle and Wendy  for a relaxing sewing time.....( Sorry Wendy I didn't sew any green ?? )






Must away to download Toni's next two Paper Doll Patterns........

Happy stitching and take care....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Where Oh Where

has another week gone??? Each day I was going to write a post and before I knew it "Poof"  the days over !!!!!

But I'm pleased to have had a great week going for my dip each morning ,even though we've had funny weather ,rain then hot and humid and even woke up to a very misty morn on Monday.
having coffees with friends and then coming home to sew. Happy to have completed my No  1 Challenge for Sunday Stitchers and looking forward to the new No today..











As you can see I have both my machines set up... On the small Jamone I'm doing straight stitching on my WOOFA project with Cheryll
and on the Bernina I'm applique buttonhole on Toni's Paper Dolls  .... Oh and a new project...

Must away now as I'm going to lunch and then board games with friends ...Phew that's retirement.....

Back from my luncheon and board games and see that 
is the No for Sunday Stitchers challenge.. Thanks Helen.......


Happy Stitching and stay Safe

Hugs Maria ❤