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Friday, August 12, 2022

Retreat Results...

I arrived in the big smoke last Friday afternoon and after spending a few days with DD1 and family I went to join the other ladies from Patch for our retreat... 


 The plan was to make my "Retreat Bag" Sunday, the first day ... tick ....

 
Monday I got all the blocks out for the "Laundry Basket 2021 Mystery" which I had bagged and numbered...

I sewed and sewed only stopping for a cuppa/meal breaks till after midnight  but had a few more rows to sew together in the morning and the top is done ...
and then it was time to work on Chooky's  " Churn Dash" blocks they were also bagged and ready to play with....Flimsy done but I think I'll put a small 2 1/2" border and then a 4 1/2" one....


TaaDahhhhhh!!!!  the three projects I planned to work on got done and I was very happy ... 

Had the best time with my friends no cooking or cleaning just sewing and enjoying their company. 

Must away and pop on the kettle.

Stay safe and well,

Hugs  Maria  ❤



Thursday, August 4, 2022

Quick post and sign ups for FnwFs...

Just a quick post as I'm still getting organised for our groups retreat in the big smoke...
Machine, cottons,pins etc are packed as well as my sewing projects in the plastic tub.

Did two to see how it looks.

Not really loving the setting triangle fabric but that's what I bought so will have use it....bit more orangey than photo.

I'm going to Perth tomorrow to spend a few days with my DD and family before retreat on Sunday starts.So I'm sure DD and I will be spending time in her craft room for FnwFs... Even though Cheryll  away on holiday she's put a link up so don't forget to go over HERE to sign up....

Oh! Must away and check the dinner before it burns.

Stay well and happy stitching.

Hugs Maria ❤


Sunday, July 31, 2022

July finishes for OPAM...

Hubby and I were invited to a birthday dinner last night and I decided at 3 pm to make four bowl cosies for the birthday girl.... 

Thankfully they were all done by 5.15 pm , just in time to jump in the shower and be ready for 6 pm...


While getting things ready for retreat I come across an "I Spy" flimsy .. so after joining three pieces of flannelette for the backing and sewing a scrappy binding I have another finish for OPAM ..

Thank you KRIS for yet again pushing me along for a few finishes this crazy month.

Must away now and tidy the "Cave"

Keep well and Happy Stitching.

Hugs  Maria  ❤


Sunday, July 24, 2022

Blocks , Blocks and more Blocks.......

I've spent this past week sewing blocks....    The Pinwheels are the last of the blocks for the 2021 Laundry Basket Mystery Quilt.... and now all the blocks are ready to be sewn together when we go on Retreat in a few weeks...



One thing I was happy to learn was how to spin the center of the seams so they are not so bulky.






Purple was the colour for this months RSC with Angela
 






  Next the Aussie Hero Blocks









and I also got my  July "Churn Dash" blocks made for Chooky's SAL 

                as well as 6 small "Churns" for Frivol but I didn't get a decent photo to post.

Must away now as it's time for bed......

Stay safe and well 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, July 16, 2022

FNSI for July

The weeks go by so quickly and before we know it it's time again to join in for FNSI with Wendy and friends... I enjoy these sew alongs as I get myself organised to get something done....
This time I pulled out 2021's Laundry Basket Mystery Quilt pattern 



 




and spent far too much time choosing which fabrics to use for each block,




then cutting , sewing and trimming


 
 pressed ready to join together but I'm happy to have sewn some more blocks as leaders and enders ....

 Thank you Wendy for getting us together .




Will show you them on my next post as 


I must away because the washing machine is calling ,
Stay safe and well , hope you have time to stitch.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Monday, July 4, 2022

Busy Weekend and FnwFs

I drove down to the big smoke last Friday for the weekend to celebrate my DD2 's special Birthday..







Along with 10 other lovely ladies we enjoyed delicious savories ( didn't get a photo of them) and little decadent  cakes.






Sunday we were off to see the "Van Gogh Alive....."

It was just FANTASTIC.....







Afterwards we went to the "Lucky Shag" on the Swan Riverfront for brunch....






Evenings I was still able to do some hand sewing for FnwFs while chatting ....
I had a wonderful busy couple of days and drove home this morning. 

Must away now and rest.....

Happy stitching and stay safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, June 30, 2022

OPAM for June, Churn Dash SAL and FnwFs sign up...

I've spent the past few days working hard to get the new project I started in my last post finished for OPAM  
 

Got the squares sewn together, sandwiched and pinned over the weekend... 




Did the quilting over the next couple of days



Then onto the binding and I was short about 5"... 
BUT I got it all finished and did the photo shoot yesterday ready to post in time for this months OPAM..

Thanks KRIS for shoving me along to get at least a finish bigger than the tiny booties....you can see Here
Look who's sneaking into the photo shoot!




Just re posting my June Churn Dash Blocks for 







and don't forget tomorrow is the first Friday of the month and time to sign up for Cheryll's FnwFs  
It's fun to sew along with our virtual friends and then check their posts to see what they did over the next few days..... 
Must away now and pack for my weekend in the big smoke....

Stay well and Happy stitching

Hugs  Maria  ❤