Sunday, March 26, 2023

Catching Up

With what I've been doing the last few weeks. We went to visit our DD and family in The Big Smoke. While there Lacy and I enjoy going for walks with my DD her dog Gigi ,

We visited the "Sculpture's by the Sea"  

There are always so many interesting ones to see.

Here are two of my favorites....

Managed to do some sewing on my " La Passacaglia"


On my return home I sorted out the Cave and in the evenings, I've been doing some stitching on my cross stitch.

I've also caught up with the Sewcalites 2 from the Fat Quarter Shop

and also appliqueing more blocks Red Boot Quilting Company

Pleased to have found the perfect cosy flannelette fabric for the backing of "Who's at the Zoo"

I think I've caught up so now 
 must away to bring in the washing.

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Monday, March 20, 2023

FNSI for March

After a week in the Big Smoke and arriving home at 5.30pm Friday I was able to still join in for Wendy's FNSI . 
But I only managed to do some tracing, ironing and cutting of The Hog designed by Toni Alexander from Red Boot Quilting Company's  for "Who's at the Zoo" before calling it quits.
Thank you  Wendy for once again organising us ..

Then on Saturday afternoon I put together the Aussie Hero  Blocks for March ready to pop in the post.

Must away now and catch up on some blog reading. ... 

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, March 12, 2023

RSC for March

GREEN is this month's colour for Angela's  RSC .

My big " I Spy" block.

and the smaller 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" blocks...

Must away now and go over to Angela's Blog to link up my post and see what other's have made this month??

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, March 5, 2023

FnwFs for March.

The first Friday of the month came round so quick again and it's time to join Cheryll for FnwFs...
As I drove to the big smoke for a fun retreat,
I didn't get a lot of sewing done but got a start on Toni Alexander's Red Boot Company " Who's at the Zoo" blocks...

The Meerkats and the one Keeper

Hope to visit others who joined in over the weekend HERE . Thanks Cheryll.

Must away quickly as it's time to go to lunch.

Happy Stitching. 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Finishes for February and Prepping for Retreat.

Made a new beach bag ready for next year.

 My DD1 asked if I could make some new Mug Rugs for her and her hubby,


always fun to make a few smaller projects.

Was good to have a binding fabric in my stash to finish the RSC quilt from 2022 blocks.

Got the HST borders on the Laundry Basket quilt and delivered it to the longarm quilter.

I've also spent a lot of time getting projects ready to take to retreat this weekend.

Cutting the blocks for FQS Sewcialites 2 SAL

cutting, visoflexing and ironing blocks for Toni Alexander's " Who's at the Zoo".

and preped some EPP blocks for "La Passacaglia "
You can never have enough projects when going to retreat so I'll also put the long-term "Wedding Ring Quilt" in.


Must away now and publish this post before it's March.......

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria ❤

Saturday, February 25, 2023

RSC for Febuary

For this month Angela chose PINK ...

       First one is the "I Spy" block 

and then my smaller 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" blocks...

Wonder what colour Angela will choose for March??????

Must away and tidy the Cave.

Hugs Maria ❤

Friday, February 17, 2023

FNSI for February

Firstly I would like to apologise to all the lovely ladies who commented on my last post that I didn't answer. For some reason Blogger didn't send the comments through to my email. 😢 Hope it is fixed now.

Again the weeks have flown by and it is time to join Wendy for FNSI..... 


I did the quilting on one of last years RSC 

Because I started early I got it completely quilted even though I changed threads for each colour.

You can see the quilting better at the back...

Thank you Wendy for once again organising us for FNSI . 
Will enjoy catching up with others over the weekend to see what they made HERE

Must away and find a binding to suit the quilt.

HUGS  Maria ❤