Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lots of Goodies & One Flower Wednesday.

Okay who stole last week because it just disappeared !!!
Last Friday my friend Sue and I went to a sewing retreat for the weekend. I was surprised how many of us took machines.


I managed to finish quilting my Mystery Quilt, start on the Henrietta one and do some hand sewing. As well a lots chatting eating and drinking. Was a wonderful weekend spent with my stitching friends.
We stayed at my DD2’s overnight on Sunday and drove home on Monday.

Last night while watching tele I managed to complete my flower for One Flower Wednesday. Must find time to start stitching some together.


In the mail today there were THREE parcels. How lucky am I. Lots of Goodies.


My Scissors Keeper Swap Partner Florence from France really spoilt me. I love ALL my pressies. Thank you sew much.

It was fun opening all the beautiful gifts

Look at the lovely stitched Scissors Keeper and Needle case she made for me. Sew cute.


On the needle case it says” Love with all your Heart” in French.
My DH and I have already tasted the yummy Swiss Chocolate.

My Christmas Swap Block from Sue.B. with some great fabric.

Thanks Sue. It will look great with the others I have collected.

and secret goodies to go into some of my Swaps in the little brown bag.


Happy Stitching every one.


  1. oh Maria what a beautiful scissor keep swap you received so pretty,lucky you.

  2. Lot's of lovely goodies, isn't it nice to be spoilt:O)

  3. I'm glad you like it !!! It was a pleasure to make !

  4. It was a great quilty weekend wasn't it. I'm still so tired after all that fun. Nice gifts you got too.

  5. sounds like a very productive retreat! Love your swap goodies and of course your beautiful flower.

  6. Christmas came early with all your lovely packages! Today's flower is great. I love the little butterflies on the petals! Have a wonderful day!

  7. A room full of busy bees!!! Such a sweet flower and look at all the goodies!!!

  8. Love the flower! The little butterflies look like they are glowing on the petals. Looks like you received lots of wonderful goodies!!

  9. another pretty flower for your garden & some lovely swap goodies for you! Yay! I'm so glad you had a fun sewing getaway!

  10. I would like to rewind the week ... gone too fast... love your little scissor keep... and that pretty hexie flower... sounds like you did lots.. maybe I need a retreat to start on Henrietta..... I'll send hubz away so I can have peace and quiet!

  11. Look at all those goodies! You keep the postal service in business. Glad you had such a good time at your retreat. I'm not going to one this fall, I'll have to wait until spring.

  12. Lovely flower! And look at all those goodies!

  13. When you find the week will you have them send it back????

    Your squishy packages are wonderful. I love the scissor stitchery! Lovely.

    Your flower looks terrific too with the butterflies.

  14. Your flowers are so cute!! It will be like an I Spy Quilt.

  15. Beautiful job on the fussy cut hexie! Also enjoyed seeing all the goodies...especially the scissors keeper. So cute!

  16. Well you have been very busy and spoilt... as all girls should be xxx

  17. Love your butterfly flower - so cute! Nice 'soft' packages you received!

  18. Wow, Maria - You ARE spoiled rotten, rotten, rotten!! Lucky you!! And I love your Flower - fabulous fussy cutting!! Kris

  19. Another very cute hexie. And lovely mail! I adore your scissor keep. I better get moving on making mine!

  20. Great hexie. Love the butterflies.
    Your scissor keep and matching needle case are great, the stitchery is wonderful.

  21. Hi Mum, Great having you pop in. You will need to stay a little longer next time. How much do I need to take from the roll?
    Will give you a call tonight. hugs Sandra

  22. Your hexie flower looks beautiful as does the chicken one in the previous post! Your gift from Florence is gorgeous too.

  23. Hello Maria,

    Keeping busy I see. Love your post,especially the scissor keeper.
    Have a great FNSI.
    Happy days.

  24. Your retreat sounds like great fun and you achieved lots as well. I love all your gifties. Lucky you.