Saturday, September 19, 2020

FNSI for Sept 2020

As it's the third Friday of September already I'm pleased to have joined Wendy for FNSI ..... 

I decided to put together my next WOOFA block and then get back to quilting Trail Mix....
ONLY I didn't realise that it would take me all night to get this frustrating block done......

It's not perfect but its' done......

Thank you  Wendy for keeping me going and hope alls going well with hubby. Hugs.

I'm not looking forward to the next block... Foundation Piecing GRRRR!

Must away as the washing machine is calling...

Stay safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, September 14, 2020

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

 I was tired of quilting Trail Mix so decided to catch up with my blocks....

First I made my RED Sisters for RSC  

Then the Aussie Hero Blocks 

All packed ready to post plus tea bag strings for Jo.

Then onto my WOOFA  challenge block......

After LOTS of reverse stitching and then some fudging I finally got this block done...... Now I need to make another one similar.....  Wonder if it will be any easier.... Urban Owl blocks sure are starting to challenge me .

On to something more fun,  the Toni's Paper Dolls.

and last but not least is one of the two blocks I need to complete for "Sunday Stitchers Challenge" No 10...   Lynette Anderson's "Anderson;s Farm...


Lacy seems to think there's something interesting hiding under my sewing cabinet.??????  

Must away now to go into town for some shopping.

Stay safe and well..

Happy stitching 

Hugs  Maria.  ❤

Saturday, September 5, 2020

FnwFs for Sept.

 Last night was the first Friday of  September and that means it was time to enjoy an evening with Cheryll and friends for FnwFs .  I always enjoy these evenings as it encourages me to get organised .

This week I got my "Trail Mix" under the machine to quilt.

After spending some time stippling my shoulders needed a rest sew I picked up my Christmas stitchery and watched Friday Night Movie "The Butler"

Thank you Cheryll for helping me get "Trail Mix" started....

Must away for my Saturday lunch with my dear friend.....

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's tomorrow...

Hugs  Maria ❤


Sunday, August 30, 2020

WOOFA Progress and OPAM Finishes


As it's the end of another month it's time to join Cheryll  and post my progress on my WOOFA  project "Urban Owls"  Also Kris  for my OPAM finishes this month... Thank you ladies for keeping us on track each month.

I have added the felt flowers on the Ohio Blocks 


and on House 1 also the bird and have completed House 2

The next block is foundation pieced which I find challenging.   Will go along to Patch tomorrow to get some help  from our 92 yr old member who is amazing and will show me how to do it.

This month I've only had a few finishes even though I've been in the Cave a lot. Spent most of my time putting " Trail Mix "  together  and now it's under the machine to quilt......

sew my only finishes are 


and 30 Shields for "Days for Girls "

Look forward to seeing what all the others have worked on this month....

Must away as the sun is shining and I'm going to enjoy doing some mowing on the ride-on...

Happy Stitching and stay well.

Hugs  Maria  ❤


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Friday Night Sew In for Aug 2020

 REALLY  the third Friday of Aug already ?????  Where oh where have the days gone but one nice thing is it's time to sit and stitch with the lovely Wendy for FNSI . 

First I sewed the backing for the Trail Mix together and then I decided to start on my next scrappy project " Fabric Fusion"...

I've cut and saved the blocks for a longgggg time and as you can see counted as I went along until I finally had all the bits required...

First I cut the 1" strips ready to sew onto the 2" X 3 1/2" pieces 

after pressing I  pinned the 5 1/2" X 3 1/2" together ready to sew.

Then it was time to make a cuppa and get some hand sewing out as one of my favorite movies was on "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

I sat and stitched one of the free Christmas blocks from " Love and Hugs " on Facebook.

Thank you Wendy  for another lovely evening of sewing along with your and the ladies...
Must away and get ready to have lunch with my friend in town.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

YES its done !!!!!!!

 After our fabulous Zoom GTG organised by birthday girl Chooky last Saturday I got stuck into making "Trail Mix"......

Last post I had completed 6 rows then over the weekend I added 2 more..

and 2 more 

and after lots more cutting and sewing I now have completed the flimsy as I decided to only do 10 blocks across and 12 rows down making it  62" X  73" 

I'm not going to add borders as I like it as is......

Must away now and find a backing...

Happy Stitching and stay safe ..

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Sewing Sewing !!!

 After catching up with all my projects it was time to play with "Trail Mix" ... I had sewn three rows when I put it aside . Now after lots of sewing I've completed six rows and joined them BUT after I took the photo realised I had put a block upside down.... 

Guess there will be some unpicking and resewing before I make anymore rows.......

Must away and pop the kettle on and make a nice Milo..

Happy stitching and keep well.

Hugs  Maria  ❤