Friday, August 31, 2012

OPAM Finishes for August.

1.   Pam’s Spring Swap Granny Squares Table Runner…

2.     A Christmas Bag instead of a Santa Sack…

3.     A Bag for my GD1 Kate to take to TAFE…

4.   My DD1s Mug Rugs for her BD……..

Linda Gilli's Rug Mug Swap 2012
5.      Halloween Mug Rug for a special swap….

6. my Chook Mini……

Today I mailed out some of my swaps sew will have them to show you next month.

Hugz   Maria

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The days Fly

by so quickly and before I know it it’s One Flower Wednesday again…


I do love this one…………..

The builder has been busy over the past two weeks… Not only did he get five houses completely finished


he always did the frame work for ALL the other houses.


The village is growing ……..

I am in a special Rug Mug swap and this is the one I made my partner  Linda who received it some time ago but


Linda’s took forever to arrive so I was really pleased it was in my mail box today….


It just gorgeous and far too nice to put my cuppa on. I think it will be hang in the cave…Thank you Linda.

Hugz Maria

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Squishies in the Mail

I was happy to receive a parcel full of treasures from my blogging friend Ellyn,

  Love the card and a great little needle case to pop into the handy sewing purse for my hexies when I go out.... will think of you each time I stitch Ellyn. I just love buttons.

Lovely fabrics to keep me busy. Ellyn even sent some Liberty Fabrics she bought while holidaying in London along with a special "M".

The sweet wall hanging will look good hanging in my cave. I could even hang it the other way as I just love the fabric......

Can you see the little rings sewn on the top to hold the hanger ??? What a good idea..

and there was also another parcel with cute Panda Fabrics from Leona...

Thank you ladies for my gifts....
Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


after uninstalling Windows Live Writer etc and waiting a few days and reinstalling . I still couldn’t send my post to my blog…
Each time I would get a pop up saying unable to publish error 403.. Ekkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!

I am posting this on my laptop…….. and it worked. Guess the problem is with my computter????

Anyone have a clue to how to fix it???????

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sarah's linky Party and FNSI

I still can't post using Windows Live Writer so I am doing it the old way.... Very slow...

Last night I joined Sarah's Pre-Cut Linky Party and FNSI with Bobbi and Heidi.

First I had to choose a project..

decided to do the Baby Bricks Jelly Roll .. First cut out the blocks..

Sew them together

and Taa Dah!!!!!  By 12.30am

only the borders to put on. May join my friends in the Northern Hempishere tonight to do that...


Very Frustrated !!!!!!!!

Last night or should I say early this morning I wanted to post about FNSI and Sarah's Pre-Cut Linky Party. I always write my post in Windows Live. This morning each time I TRIED to post it to my blog I got a window that said.

Can't publish files...
The remote sever returned an error (403)

Is there anybody out there that has had this problem and is able to help me in SIMPLE terms to fix it...
Would appriciate your help thank you

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cute little Guy…OFW and Houses..

I needed to make a Candle Mat as the last gift for a Christmas Swap .


This little guy was fun to stitch. I got the pattern here. Melody finds some of the best freebies and shares them on her blog…
and it’s Wednesday again, actually it is Thursday Down Under, sew here is my weekly flower….


You could see more by visiting Karen and the other ladies each week. Thanks for keeping me on track ladies….

Three more houses so I am happy with the builder this week…


Must post this and get to bed.
Goodnight  Maria

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Busy Four Days (long post, may need a cuppa)

Thursday I went into town to have my car serviced and had lunch with my GD1 and GDD1…
You can see Alexis enjoyed hers…


Then for a little retail therapy .. Couldn’t leave these lovely kits that were on sale for half price…


Friday was my exercise group in the morning with a coffee afterwards.
In the afternoon I got to work re-potting these tiny pots .


 into these


When they are a bit bigger I will plant them out on the block in the area DH has cleared.


Time to get the trailer and pick up some of the sticks left behind.
I even had an assistant to help load …

Other way Lacy….

Saturday was “The Patches” Mystery tour…

All ready to get on the Big Orange School Bus…                 
I think Miles,the bus driver, is a very brave man spending a whole day driving 31 ladies around….. 


First stop was at Greenough Cafe for morning tea/coffee


with lovely fresh scones , cream and jam.
  Broome 314

On to a pioneer Museum. The home has been beautifully restored and looked after by care takers.

013  Dining room

014  Bedroom


Children’s Bedroom/nursery


it even had some old sewing machines


pleased we don’t have to wash in these anymore

or use this…..


Next stop was Geraldton and we went to Latetude Pearls


and were given a very interesting talk about how they farm the pearls at the Abrolhos Island.
then over the road to a gorgeous gift shop…
Back on the bus and a scenic drive to the Lavender Farm for a delicious lunch..

View from the dining room…

Hmmmm!! Pavlova, my favourite sweet…

Broome 344

a photo shoot  before we get on the bus for our drive to Margaret and Robert’s place to see


their HUGE tin collection, nearly 5000 different ones. Just amazing… and amongst them all I found this one


Nearly fifty years ago  my Father used to import this tin with biscuits in from the Nederland's…

Time to start making our way home. One last stop to have a look at the Wind Farm…


Then some wine and cheese to finish the day at Pat and Barry’s beautifully restored historic home “The Rectory” in Dongara.

A Big thank to these two special ladies for organising our fabulous day…


Sunday Brekky with my swimming (bobbing) buddies in town and then I picked up sticks and pruned some trees. Loaded  and unloaded three huge trailers.


showered, cooked dinner,dishes and now I hope to do a little stitching…………
What did you do over the weekend????
Hugz Maria

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time to vote Ahh!! for me…..

Hello folks…
Just a reminder that it is now time to vote for “Pets on Quilts 2012 over at Lily Pad Quilting.  Oh I am number # 47....


thank you Lacy.