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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Finally !!

Last month the Sunday Stitchers Challenge No was 11 and that was  "My Small World"  on my list

I had some sections sewn together but a lot more to do sew I have been very busy to get the flimsy together before Sunday Stitchers GTG today....

and I did it.........


                 Wonder if I'll get it Quilted or will it become a UFO on next years list ?????

This month' s challenge is  NO 7  ......


                       that is the  " Jelly Roll Beach Ball " baby quilt......  on my UFO list......

Must away and have a Milo before going to bed....

Happy Stitching.

Hugs  Maria  😊






Saturday, June 8, 2019

FnwFs for June and BlooMerS Party

Last night I sewed along with Cheryll and friends for FnwFs  ( even though Cheryll and her hubby are enjoying a weekend away in the caravan ) and worked on putting the borders on my BlooMs for the BlooMerS ParTy  another of  Cheryll's SALs.....   It's great that you keep us on track, thanks Cheryll,,,,


Was pleased to have the White and Blue fabric  in my stash as I'm really trying not to buy any fabrics...Unless ofcourse I NEED them....... the flimsy measures  50" X 58" ..  Good Lap Size...Now to find a backing, sandwich and then quilt it......

 Also finished the  "cable beanie"  I've been working on after LOTS of reverse knitting.....


Must away to see what others were busy doing for FnwFs,

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria  😊

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Partying and BloOmS ( long post )

this weekend is the Chookshed's Birthday and while Chooky is sewing along with some friends she's invited us to join in the Party virally.... Perfect as Hubby is off to a motocross event for two days.


Sew on Friday I got out my BlooM BlockS and sewed the last two, 

added them to the last row 



and at midnight it was time for bed.....

Up early yesterday and into the Cave after brekky for a few hours before meeting my friend for coffee and a wonder around the markets....
When I got home I was happy to party again in The Cave and sewed all my BlooM Rows together. Not sure if I want to put a small white border and than another larger one to make bigger ?????? 


Then onto some secret sewing, but when I went to check something online I had NO internet....Then spent most of the afternoon on the phone, NOT happy Jane but thankfully problem solved..


Decided a walk along the foreshore with Lacy was a good idea to clear my head.....

Not sure if it's a walk or run with her.... but pleased we went because just look at the beautiful Sunset.....


Home to get myself some dinner and watch the final episode of  "The Midwife"  ( I always cry in that show ) and more sewing..
This time I decided to work on my No 11 UFO challenge  " My Small World " that I'm doing with the Sunday Stitchers....











The first sections are sewn together , Two
Three and Four need a few more 1 1/2" blocks sewn onto the top , then it's just sections five ,six and seven to work on...

Slowly getting there Fiona !!








Must away and do some domestics before hubby returns and maybe later I can sew some more 1 1/2" blocks.......

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria  😊

Thursday, May 30, 2019

It's That Time Again

to post our finishes for OPAM with the wonderful KRIS who keeps us on track each month....Thanks heaps as I know you're a very busy lady...

Some time ago I bought a Panel of four   "Bear Families"  which I have made into four Quilts Of Love.....


also made four Chalk Fabric Rolls




















and  I completed my No 5 UFO challenge with the Sunday Stitchers ,














An armchair caddy designed by Helen Stubbings from Hugs n Kisses....

which I gifted to my DD who had a surprise gift for me too!


It's a lovely bright rope basket which she made from bits of scrap of binding she'd saved.... DD had bought the rope when we visited the Craft Fair many years ago to make me a basket.
                                   " They say all good things come to those that wait" LOL.
Thank You Sandra I love it......😘..

This weekend I am going to Party with my blogging buddy and virtual friends sew

I must away to organise " The Cave" ready to just sew........

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria   😊


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Days Two,Three and Home...

Friday  DD and I went went to a special  Military Antique Shop  to take hubby's medals to be re-done... and afterwards enjoyed a lovely coffee morning tea/lunch at a little cafe tucked away next door....
Then onto some clothes stores and fabric/wool place.. I come home empty handed but DD bought some wool. In the afternoon I had a nice visit with my sister..

Saturday we got up early as my GS had a fencing competition...


I really enjoyed watching and learning how they fence and score... Lucky I knew that it was my GS facing us .......

After spending  a very busy enjoyable few days at my DDs  it was time to drive home on Sunday, then unpack and wind down by doing some more knitting....


Did need to undo it several times while away before I got the cable pattern right... Got it now.... Maybe it will be a Beanie yet.......

Yesterday there was a parcel in the post for me..... This book I had ordered... Sew many great quilts


would love to make one of them but have to stay strong and get some of my UFOs done first.....

Must away now and go into town for food shopping......,

Happy Stitching,

Hugs  Maria  😊

Monday, May 27, 2019

Day One at the Show.

Last Wednesday I drove down to the big smoke to spend a few days with family and go to the Craft Show...

Thursday DD, a friend and I  hopped on a train, which was full of like minded folk all going to the show.

I am always in awe of all the talented ladies who make these amazing quilts...








             Just took photos of a few......





             
            
this one has tiny 1/4" hexies which were fussy cut.... 


some Aussie Themed ones I liked


Fun ones 


we had a great time catching up with friends enjoying a lovely lunch chatting and checking out all the stalls . These were my only purchases.

The little blue things go around a bobbin ,


wonder how long I'll use them for ????

Must away as the washing machine is calling...

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria 😄 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

FNSI for May

Or should it be FNKI as I'm in the big smoke and only got a chance to do some Knitting at my DD 's with Wendy and the other ladies sew I'll just do a quick post and catch up with a longgg one when I get home......


Hope you're feeling much better now Wendy and thank you for organising us again this May...

Must away as it's time to help get dinner.....

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria 😁