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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Retreat, FNSI, Threadology , Bloom and More.........

What a fun filled weekend ..  DD arrived about 1pm on Friday sew we were able to sit and have a nice cuppa and chat before heading off to our retreat.....It was fabulous to join Wendy and my online friends for FNSI as well as my Patch ladies and DD...

after setting up in the hall I got to work sewing my No 8 Sunday Stitchers Challenge the   "Pinata"   blocks which took till Saturday morning ....



Next the Bloom Blocks organised by Cheryll for the Bloom Block Party......


as I had prepared the blocks ready for applique and had plenty of time I did four and joined them onto the top row.

Today with help of  DD and friends I got my  Pinata flimsy sandwiched and pinned ready to quilt...
as well as doing the second set of blocks for Threadology


One large and four small 9 Patch blocks..... I do hope there are no mistakes this week....

After a very busy weekend sewing chatting and eating plenty of food it's time to THANK ALL the ladies who organised the retreat weekend.    WENDY  for FNSI ,   Cheryll  for The Bloomers Party and the  SAL with the Fat Quarter Shop for Threadology...... 

Must away now to put my feet up and relax...

Happy Stitching ...

Hugz  Maria 😄


Friday, February 15, 2019

FNSI and Retreat

It's the third Friday of the month sew it's time to sign up with the lovely Wendy for a fun FNSI and it is  our Patch Groups first " Stay at Home retreat"  BUT what makes it even more special for me is my DD coming from the big smoke to join us for the weekend. I'm going to have a wonderful weekend sewing along with my virtual friends, sewing buddies and my DD .....Couldn't get any better than that !!!!



 it's also time for another Block for  " Threadology " to be released on the 15th ,


and Saturday it's time for "The BlooM BlocK "  party at Cheryll's 



Oh !! I will be a happy busy lady.....


Must away now and make sure I pack all I need for the weekend....

Happy stitching All

Hugz  Maria 😄

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fixed.....

Thank you to my blogging friends who noticed the mistake I had make in my block in the previous post.....


Now fixed and looks sew much better.....

Must away and watch "I'm a Celebrity get Me Out of Here"  LOL

Happy stitching..

HUgz  Maria 😄

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Blocks Galore !!!!!

I know I said I didn't want to start a new SAL but







Here are the first 5 blocks for Fat Quarter Shops  Threadology






I also completed 10 blocks for Aussie Heros 

























Not happy with the light grey one but I'm not unpicking !!!!





Must away and tidy The Cave........

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria 😄

Saturday, February 2, 2019

FnwFs and "Bloom" Blocks

After a long day in Geraldton it was nice to sit and sew along with Cheryll and friends for FnwFs and I  managed to put together  2 more blocks for my " Bloom" SAL also with Cheryll ....




As well as putting on the sashing... I have decided to only do one row of sashing between blocks as I'm using strong primary colours and think two rows of sashing will take away from the "Blooms" 

Thank you Cheryll for a fun night of sewing...I'll enjoy visiting HERE to see what others have made.

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria 😄2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

First OPAM and FnwFs for 2019

Firstly I'd like to thank Peg for all the years of organising OPAM with Kris and I'm delighted that Kris has decided to continue for 2019... As this is the 10th year Kris's GB has designed a fabulous new logo.....
   

I have two finishes for the start of the year , you can see the first one HERE in previous post and I've also completed a  " Quilt of Love "  



I forgot that I had also finished a  "Mesh Bag "  at retreat earlier this month...
Thanks Fiona for reminding me..

 



Thank you and good luck organising us all this year for OPAM  Kris...

Tomorrow night is the first Friday of the month and even though Cheryll may still be on her way home from cruising she has still put up the link HERE for us to join in.....


I'll be working on my   "Bloom " Blocks...


Must away now to get ready for my morning dip with the ladies......

Happy Stitching 

Hugz  Maria 😄



Friday, January 25, 2019

The week that Was.........

Last Saturday one of our bobbing ladies had a birthday and we went to the "Green Beanie"  ( a vintage caravan done up as a coffee van ) after our dip for a cuppa and cake...

 

Helen was the birthday girl, lady centre in blue with no hat...
and Merle baked the cake , front left , showing lots of leg....


I worked all week on "Sunday Stitchers" No 10 challenge .....









                




  Lots of quilting and the grey background was weird stretchy fabric... 

but I had fun and I was pleased I got the quilt finished even though I did this..




                                                                        










Used a metal skewer as a tool and it slipped and went through the top of my thumb.....thankfully it looks worse than it was and has healed quickly and I got no blood on the quilt,










Thank you ladies for letting me join in your UFO challenge as it's kept me motivated . Hope I can keep it up !!!!





Last Sunday a new No was drawn for "Sunday Stitchers".....   No 8 

On list list it's my " Pinata" Blocks......

    
Wonder how many I can get done ???????

Over the Christmas/ New Year break I took home some homework for " Days For Girls " 

 
and have managed to work on these shields.....


Hopefully I can complete them before our first meeting on first Tuesday in Feb.......

Must away as the washing machine is calling......

Happy Stitching 
Hugz Maria  😄