Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Busy time...

I didn't' realise till I got an email from my dear friend Sunny that I hadn't posted for 10 days..
It's been really busy what with working on finishing a quilt , a trip to Perth for my GD's 18th and also birthdays here..As well as the usual morning dips, housework etc ..

BUT I am happy to introduce you to Dino's friends.....


Do love this quilt and I hope the new owner does too....

Now I can get on with finishing the quilting on Melissa's  "Roundabout"  quilt and then finish some others projects that have been packed away for awhile...

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

First FnwFs for the Year...

It's the start of the year and the first Friday night of the month sew time to sit and sew along with Cheryll and friends for FnwFs...

For the past few weeks I've only been working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery On Ringo Lake and I don't seam to be getting anywhere. Sew I decided to do something different for FnwFs .. Thought I'd have fun playing with some Dinosaurs..

                                                                                 















Went through my stash and found some nice bright fabrics. Then traced the Dino onto some visoflex.
Ironed onto the fabric and Taa Dahhh....

First one appliqued on ready for the details....



Thank you Cheryll for a fun night of sewing and I'll visit the others HERE over the weekend to see what you've been making...

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy 2018

                         I would like to wish all my blogging friends a


                                                      Happy , Healthy and  Safe 2018...................  




Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Update.

I am pleased to have received an email from my  SSCS  partner Wendy that her parcel did arrive but because she was unwell didn't open it till yesterday.... Hope you are much better now Wendy.

Thank you Chooky for running the swap and your assistant Elf Denice...

I made Wendy a reversible Ornie....



























and as Wendy is a lover of crazy patch I decided to make her a Table Runner like this.....






Now I can also add these to my last OPAM for 2017....

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Last OPAM for 2017

WOW it's hard to believe that another year is nearly finished and it's time to post my last OPAM for 2017.. This is the seventh year I've joined the lovely ladies  Kris and Peg for OPAM and I do hope they run it again next year as it does help keep me on track...  Thank you heaps ladies...XX


I finally finished the little baby quilt that come home with me from my DDs a few weeks ago...
Remember I didn't quiet have enough binding to go all the way round, you can see it HERE .






                                                                                                 









This is how I fixed the problem...
Added a piece to fit on each corner....
I think it worked out well.




Out of some the scrap fabrics that also come home with me I made a basket . I bought a Dolly and made a blanket to wrap her in and put her in the basket which was I gifted to be given to a special little girl for christmas..


Thanks Ellyn for the idea..

I can now show some of the Christmas gifts I made awhile ago...















Tea Towel and Rotary Cutter Sleeve.





Two Scissors Keeps...























and of course the Driftwood Tree.




I still can't show you the gift and ornie I made for SSCS as I haven't heard from my partner... Do hope the parcel hasn't gone astray...

Sew that's it for this year. I plan to have a good clean out of the Cave and make a list of UFOs and anything I know will never be finished by me I will pass on to someone else to finish...

Happy Stitching,
Hugz  Maria  :)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Making a Start

on Clue 5 for  Bonnie's  Mystery  "On Ringo Lake" 



I still have lots of cutting and sewing to do for clues 3, 4 and 5 before Iv'e caught up.... Hope to get some sewing done before the next clue is revealed....


For Christmas this year I received lots of lovely gifts in the swaps I joined in. You can see them in my previous post.....


Happy Stitching 

Hugz  Maria :)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SSCS, No Fuss Swap and special gifts....

Each year I love to join in for Chooky's SSCS and this year I received my parcel from Martine all the way from France. A big thank to Chooky and her assistant Elf Denice for organise the swap again this year.

When I opened my parcels on Christmas morning I was overwhelmed,


















This was the main gift. A beautifully stitched wall hanging....

and look at ALL the other amazing gifts she kindly sent to me.


Thank you sew much Martine for spoiling me sew much..

Can't show you the gits I sent to my swap partner as I haven't heard if she received them yet...

Another swap I always love to participate in is the No Fuss Swap organised by Sandi and this year the lovely Illene and I love all the gifts she made and sent to me...


A great covered notebook, gorgeous gingerbread men tea towel, lovely lace and cute button ..
and two yummy Santa choccies...          Thank you Illene such great gifts...

These are the gifts I sent to Anthea ,




 




I also was able to open two special gifts from my overseas blogging friends.

   


           







 Sunny made a beautiful stitched wall hanging which looked great behind my Christmas tree


                                                                              and Ellyn sent a lovely birthday/Christmas parcel

The sweet little zipper purse will hold my coffee money when I go for walks , love the woven christmas tree to pop on the tree, will have to think about what to make with the mini charm packs and love my pretty pin..

Huge thank you to all the ladies for all my wonderful gifts.....

Happy Stitchig

Hugz  Maria  :)