Tuesday, July 31, 2012

OPAM Finishes and

one for Sew It's Finished"
 For the past few days I have sewed and sewed and sewed to get Lynette Anderson's Christmas Fun Wall Hanging finished.

By 9am this morning I had it ready to be pinned

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Then I quilted it in the ditch

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and stitched on the gorgeous buttons.

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All Done !!!!!!

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For OPAM this month I have completed

A Jelly Roll Quilt.


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Granny Squares Table Runner.

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Mini Spools Wall Hanging

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And of course my Christmas Fun BOM above.


Hugz Maria

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I’ve Finished the …

 painting and I love it,

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sew I had time to sit and stitch my flower in time to post for One Flower Wednesday. You can pop over to see what Karen and the ladies have sewn this week.

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The builder even managed to get on with the house construction while the painter was busy…….

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Goodnight folks I am off to bed were it will be lovely and warm.. Only 3 deg Celsius outside…BRRRRRR!!!!!!

Hugz   Maria

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Getting There…..

I thought I would only need to put one undercoat on these ugly green walls (which I loved over 10 years ago) BUT I was wrong………

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This morning I decided to have some me time and meet my Saturday Morning coffee ladies here……..

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then after lunch as it was such a lovely day went for a walk along here ……..

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then when I returned I put on the painting clothes and keep painting until the second undercoat was done…

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Ready to put the final coat on after brekky with my swimming ladies tomorrow.

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It’s nice to still catch up on Sundays at the cafe in the winter…


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  received some very nice parcels in the mail on Friday so will sit down and read the new pattern book after my shower. Maybe just fondle the new fabrics and think about what I could use them for………

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Hugz Maria

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh No It’s Wednesday Again…..

Sew it time to join the Karen and the ladies for One Flower Wednesday…  Maybe you would like to join in too?? 

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The builder has managed to construct three houses again this week. My favourite is the cupcake and chocolate one…..
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and I have been busy doing this…

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while the stove was pulled away from the wall I also cleaned the oven.

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I will be keep busy this week painting but I do hope to get a little stitching in too.
Hugz  Maria

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FNSI and a Great Giveaway…

I decided before I could do any sewing for  FNSI  I had to clean out at least ONE box of my fabrics…

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First I made the 6th Block for The Beginner’s Quilt-A-Long..

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Then completed this Miniature Spool Wall hanging.

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It was for a gift but I don't know if I can part with it. I love doing the easy binding by wrapping the backing fabric to the front on small projects.

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Also put together some Granny Squares and made them into a table runner. May join the ladies in the Northern Hemisphere tonight for FNSI to complete it.

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 Abbe at Cooper Patch is having a great Giveaway to celebrate the open of her Retreat today.  Do pop over and have a look. You could win a free weekend away or a $100 fabric voucher...

Hugz
Maria



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OFW, Houses, Blocks and FNSI……..

After being away for retreat and another quick trip to Perth. I then spent a last week with a bug BUT I am back for

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 One Flower Wednesday………

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Pleased to see the builder has been working……..

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and I did manage to sew my blocks for "Beginner's Quilt- A- Long"

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OH!!!!  Don’t forget it is FNSI this week and as it is Black Friday .Heidi and Bobbi may have a special prize ????? Click on the link to join in the fun……. I've signed you in Sandra..

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Hugz Maria

Friday, July 6, 2012

Projects I did on Retreat and a Special Birthday


By Saturday evening I had put together my Jelly Roll top

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built a few houses and pinned a quilt ready to Stipple.

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Sunday I got my first border with flange on

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Pieced another Kid’s Charity Top. ( very easy)

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and managed to FMQ a third of my other Jelly Roll Quilt in the evening.


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While travelling I also stitched some flowers.

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Linda dropped me off at home Monday afternoon .

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A big thank you to my lovely driver/room mate and all the ladies for a relaxing fun weekend.

After a good nights sleep DH and I were off Tuesday morning to Perth for my DD2’s Surprise 40th Dinner.


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We did have a lot of laughs collecting her special cake with DD1

and DD2 was very surprised to see us all on her special birthday..

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                                                 Happy Birthday Sandra.

Early in the morning it was back home again……… so you can see why I have done so many Kms …….

Hugz   Maria


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Home again Part one.

after travelling  1700 kms over the past few days. ( to the retreat and then to DD2's surprise 40th.) I am pleased to be home. Even though an unwanted bug has come along as well.

My friend Linda and I left last Friday to go to our annual Patch retreat at Toodyay. On the way we stopped in Midland to have lunch with my DDs and do some shopping.
Arrived at about 3 o’clock to see many of the ladies already busy setting up their machines. We unloaded the car and got started too.

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after dinner some of us watched Tele and did a bit of knitting. Lovely and cosy sitting by the fire.

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Woke to a very foggy cold morning but it was warm inside. After a nice breakfast it was back to the sewing room.

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I was working on a Bright Jelly Roll Top.

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and Mary is busy hand sewing.

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later Linda and I went for a drive around town

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we found some fun things to see and places to go before our return.

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Saturday night dinner theme was “Flowers” and we had a surprise for two of our girls who had birthdays.

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Marie (behind the balloons) had a normal birthday but it was Linda’s 50th.


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After dinner we played a Trading Game . There was lots of laughter coming from each table…

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Will post part two tomorrow……
Hugz  Maria