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Saturday, January 16, 2021

First FNSI for 2021

 It was nice to join in with Wendy for the FNSI with 23 other ladies again ...                                               I'm trying to get organised with some projects to take to retreat next week.  

1st getting the last few racing cars appliqued sew I can put the flimsy together there.


     






Got the " I Spy " flimsy sandwiched and pinned ready to quilt....

and I've cut out my first mask and made it just in case it's needed while I'm away...







Now I better make a list and mark it off as I pack.......


Must away now and tidy the Cave.....

Happy stitching and stay well...

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, January 9, 2021

First FnwFs for 2021

 Last night was the first FnwFs organised by Cheryll. so I put together the "I Spy" blocks into a flimsy ready to sandwich. 

 While my assistant sat on the sewing chair I sat on the recliner and stitched the last few stitches on "Jolly Santa" 
and this morning I sewed on the borders while the chair was free...

It was great to get a start on some projects but I must decide on a UFO list and also see what I'll join up to this year....

Must away as there are few sewing baskets that need tidying ready to take to Patch...

Happy stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria ❤





Saturday, January 2, 2021

Good start to 2021.....


 I had a great start to 2021 by first going for a beautiful dip... the water was so clear so we stayed in for ages...

Later I met my friend for a coffee, cake and chat and on returning home it was time to join Chooky and ladies from all over the world for a ZOOM meeting....




I sat and did some more stitching on  "Jolly Santa" by the Birdhouse Designs while chatting and listening to all. 

I really enjoy our ZOOM GTG  , thanks for  the invite Chooky.


In the evening I found a pile of 6 1/2"   "I Spy"  blocks I'd cut ages ago 




so I sat and sewed some together while hubby watched cricket....

It's been so much cooler the past few days so its nice to do some sewing again....



I must away now and answer some emails...

Happy stitching and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Goodbye to 2020 - OPAM Dec finishes.....

 I seem to have fallen into a black hole and haven't had much motivation to do anything except go for my morning dip......Could be the heat......

Sew I've stayed in the "Cave" with the air con blasting and I read on Facebook that Jan Mac  is taking donations of Library Bags and Pencil cases ..As I like to make projects to donate thought it was just the thing to get me sewing so I pulled out some fabrics to make some to send along to Jan   ....

I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU  to KRIS for once again running OPAM and keeping us motivated through a difficult year.... XXX

 The only other sewing I've completed this month for  OPAM  are the Christmas Coasters I popped into cards to send to friends this year....Can't remember how many I made but only got a photo of these....

On Sunday Chooky had an unplanned ZOOM meeting and I enjoyed catching up and chatting with some ladies....I guess that's one good thing that has come out of Covid for me.. I learnt to ZOOM !!
Chooky hopes to get us together on New Years Eve/ Day so keep an eye open for an email...

                               Wishing you all A Happier and Healthier 2021


 Well I must away to service the machine and put in a new needle....

Hugs Maria...

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Christmas...

                                      Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas 



                              Have a great day and stay safe from "Down Under"

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Last FNSI for 2020....

Being the third Friday of  December 2020 it's the last FNSI for 2020 sew  I'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to Wendy for organising us again this year . Especially as it was a challenging year for her hubby and her.....

Last night I worked on sewing some pinwheels for the LAST part of "Urban Owls" 





after sorting out fabrics, cutting and drawing the center lines it was time to sit at the machine.



I managed to get some sewn together before it was time for bed....

 

 



Don't forget to pop over HERE to see what others have done....




                         Wishing one and all a Happy Christmas and a Healthier 2021

Must away now and sew some more Pinwheels....

Hugs  Maria ❤


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Last WOOFA for the year...

 As it is the last WOOFA for the Year I would like to thank Cheryll for running the linky each month ..It helped keep me interested in getting some finishes and then work on "Urban Owls" I had hoped to completed the top of "Urban Owls" but this didn't because I cut the pieces for the last rows too small it put me behind and because I had no more of that fabric had do lots of fudging...... I have the EPPed sections done 




and now need to do 32 X 6 1/2" pinwheels to completed the last border.




Sew I guess "Urban Owls" will be on the WOOFA list  for next year.....

Oh and don't forget to go over to Wendy's  for the last FNSI for 2020.. You could join in and maybe work on a last minute gift.....

Must away to watch " The Beatles"

Wishing one and all a Happy Christmas and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤