Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oh My Goodness!

I was almost too late to post my finishes for OPAM this month run by Peg and  Kris.  Thanks ladies, you do keep me on track.  
Have worked on my “Catnip” quilt for ages and I am delighted it is now complete.



here is the reveal of the Black and white project…


and you can see my other finishes HERE..

Two Laundry Bags,  Santa Stitchery and the Puzzle Blocks.

Goodnight folks.
Hugz  Maria

Friday, September 28, 2012

Please vote for this little quilt ????

This week at Quilting Gallery the weekly contest theme is Group Exchange Quilts.


I have entered a Row by Row quilt that was a secret swap run by our Patchwork group.  I requested “Birdhouses” as my theme…


This is the quilt I made out of all the gorgeous rows the ladies made.. I love it..
Please pop over to Quilting Gallery and vote for my little quilt. Voting starts today Sept 28th… thanks……

Hugz Maria

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bit of Stitching

This morning after dropping the Grandies at the bus and clearing up decided to go into DD2’s craft room and raid her stash to do some stitching on the new machine.

 Jan-Maree from Aussie Hero Quilts gives us a different block each month to make and send to her. Which she then passes on to other lovely folk to  make into quilts for our servicemen and women serving overseas..
This months block was made up  of two 9” blocks. Sewn twice through the centre and cut in half to make two 8 1/2”blocks..   EASY!!!!


WHY then did I not ONCE ( had it folded under)


but TWICE muck up this block??????? Stitched wrong sides together.


Third time lucky!!!!! 


and I am happy with the blocks I made from the stash…. May have to tuck some of DD2’s fabrics in my bag to take home….LOL


Hugz   Maria

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FNSI with Daisy……

As I am at DD2s looking after the kids I  spent FNSI with Daisy…
DD2 and her DH were to have gone in the afternoon but they arrived at the airport 4 minutes late to check in their bags. So they returned home to wait for the RED EYE…
Sew she was able to help me put together GD1’s dress……

We had a production line going.  One on the overlocker and the other on the machine……

The furry assistants were also hanging around….
After they left to catch the plane I did a little more of this before going to bed..

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Visit from the girls and OFW

This morning our DD1, GD1 and  our GGD1 come to visit… Alexis made herself comfortable on the lounge


and later helped Poppa water the new trees….


while we chatted and did some measurements for GD1’s dress.    I always enjoy seeing my girls…….

 A bit late but it is still Wednesday sew here is my flower for this week….. Do pop over to Karen's to see other flowers..


The flower is sitting in a pretty Grevillea Bush that’s one of the natives growing on the block. At this time of year there are many colourful natives…

After a week off the builder has finished three more houses…

001 (2)

Only three more and then I can put my village together…

Hugz  Maria

Monday, September 17, 2012

This week

I have been busy putting these together


and these for Aussie Hero's serving overseas.


Do pop over and see the wonderful work lots of lovely folk are doing for our service men and women….

and I just love this little wall hanging I finished tonight…


Have also been getting my swaps made and sent on there way.. Was surprised how many I am actually signed up for.. LOL…

1. Monthly  Aussie Swap block run by Sue.. You can see the blocks I sent HERE.

2. was the  “Scrappy Swap”. I make my partner a “Magic Block” out of scraps for her little son…


3. “The cushion Swap”  post HERE.

4. "Let's Exchange"  Black and White Bag…


still only sneak peek as I haven’t heard from my partner if she has received it yet.

5. "Christmas Angel Swap" Completed and waiting to post on the mailing date…

6. "SSCS Swap" run by Chooky… I have found the pattern I am going to make…

SSCS 2012 logo

7. " 12" Mini Club"  also have the project ready to work on….


8.   A special Swap with my bloggy mate Sunny…

I am so happy it is FNSI this week, Sept 21st, sew I can work on some of the swaps…


Don’t forget to pop over and sign up to join Heidi and Bobbi .

Must go to bed now, Goodnight,
Hugz   Maria.

Monday, September 10, 2012

What a perfect

warm sunny day for our High Tea on the verandah at the Monastery,


everyone is buzzing around hanging bunting and placing all the fancy cups and saucers on the table….



Setting other tables ready for the visitors to arrive….


Hanging quilts everywhere.


and even fabric cups and saucers hung in the tree.


A sample of the delicious cakes


Everyone enjoying chatting and catching up with friends


On the display are the bright fabric cupcakes for our raffle.


look how cute they are and I was lucky enough to win this one….


and all too soon it was time for the visitors to leave..


What a memorable day. Thanks Helen for organising our High Tea and to everyone that made the day successful.

Hugz Maria

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Over the past

few days I have been busy sewing this, only a sneak peek for now…..


helping get our Patch Room ready for High Tea tomorrow,


baking Hubby’s favourite cake …


picking some pretty flowers to have inside.


Oh,  and I had better get dressed for my Red Hatters Lunch at 12pm, Bye..

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oh No

it’s Wednesday Again. It comes around so quickly but I did finish a flower with Leona's Panda fabric. Do pop over to  One Flower Wednesday  to see other lovely flowers.


and the builder finished three more houses…


Thank you Raewyn for the windows this week…

I have mailed out my swap blocks for the month



and also the my Cushion Cover swap….


I hope my partner likes it ???

Hugz Maria