Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It’s Hump Day again………

so it’s  time to join Karen and the ladies for One Flower Wednesday.

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Also finished my Elves Stitchery…


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                            I love it…….

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Week that was………

Actually it’s more than a week since I posted…. My days just fly by…

Monday I decided it was time I cleaned out the cave. It took me two days.


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Halfway through it looked worse than when I started.

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Can’t believe this is my CAVE.  Wonder how long it will be like this.

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I even tidied all my stitchery patterns and put them in my lovely folder Christine made for me.

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I can now find things in the cupboard.

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Did a good job at filling the big garage bag…..


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Now I could get into some serious quilting on my Henrietta Whiskers and Friends quilt. It has been under the machine all week. By Friday I had it all finished.

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Then I worked on another UFO. A sewing caddy I started years ago at a CWA workshop. Sew now I have two finishes for this month.

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Oh!  Also received some nice mail
My Swap Block from France.

Block from Isabelle Feb 2012


A great pattern book from Teresa and cute FQs came from the US

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Another beautiful pattern book from Marls in NZ.

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and my label for the Christmas Tree wall hanging from Sunny in the US. Sunny had not put one on when she sent it earlier.
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Now it is stitched on.
Thank you Ladies…

Yesterday DH come home from the shop with these…….

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Love them….

Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Maria

Saturday, February 18, 2012

FNSI and The Workshop……..

Last night for FNSI I managed to finish sewing the Flying Geese rows and attach them to my “Friendship Medallion Quilt”

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Also got more of my “Postage Stamp rows sewn together.

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Now it was after midnight and I had to service my machine, pack it up with my other bits to go to a Kaleidoscope  workshop with "The Patch" ladies later today.

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after getting set up in the hall, first thing was to iron my 4 1/2 metres of fabric.

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Then fold it into six. Being sure to align the fabrics repeats correctly. Then the fun begins, placing two pins in the top at precise points and “Fruufing” it to get the pattern to match correctly.( We HOPE ) Then LOTS more pinning and patience. LOL.

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At this point I was ready to give up BUT I persisted thanks to Jo our tutors help and encouragement.

Finally after a few hours of fiddling and pinning it was time to cut my fabric into rows.

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Then the rows into Triangles. Being sure to pin each little group together.

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At last I could see why we had to pin so precisely and

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I LOVE how each Kaleidoscope blocks are turning out. Mind you there is a lot of sewing to do before it becomes a quilt.

Off to the cave now to unpack and do some sewing.
Hope you all have a great stitching weekend.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Running late….

for One Flower Wednesday after a busy day……..

First I had a beautiful swim this morning .



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Returned home to have a shower,

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 pack some lunch to go to Patch to join the ladies for some card making.


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Had a fun day learning a new craft.......... Thanks Ursula.

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Some of the cards we made.


My DD1 arrived for a visit not long after I come home. We spent time chatting, playing scrabble and then had a lovely dinner together.


Oh !!!!!!!!  Here's my flower for the week…………..

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and I am still busy building my houses.

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Time now to shower and go to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, February 13, 2012

Last weeks stitching

I was kept busy last week sewing quilt tops for
Aussie Hero Quilts.   
Pop over and see the work Jan-Maree and her team are doing……..


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a couple of Laundry Bags too

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Also spent some time on “Going Dotty”


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and played with Applique for the SAHR.


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Hope you had some time to stitch too………

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just a Reminder !!!!!

To let you know not to forget to sign up for FNSI  with Heidi and Bobbi this coming Friday the 17th of Feb.

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I always look forward to organising a project and stitching along with all my blogging friends. Then doing a post the next day and also popping the photos on Flickr. It is great to see what everyone has worked on.

If you have never joined in before click on this LINK to sign up.
Happy Stitching

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Over the last few days….

I have been busy cutting and gluing more hexies

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finally completing the next row on my Friendship Medallion “Going Dotty”

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received my lovely Christmas block from Leena
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a sneak peek of the block I just sent to France for Isabelle.

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Then yesterday a big parcel arrived so today I washed all the fabrics.

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they dried in no time with the HOT wind.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Last night we celebrated this little fellas 21st birthday.


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Happy Birthday GS1  Love Oma and Pop XXXXXX