Thursday, January 31, 2013

No Flowers

this week but I did manage to start on my stepping stones….


for the past week I have been busy with family, going swimming.


Waiting to catch a wave.

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Having coffee, scones and



SPIDERS for the kids…

riding the Quad.


and even some Archery


camping at the beach…

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watching the beautiful sunset..


and sewing too…


tomorrow I am off to the big smoke to take the GC
back home. Sew will be able to do FNwF with my DD.

Don't forget to pop over to Cheryll's to sign up....
On Saturday I am going to a sewing meeting in Pinjarra…..

Must away to bed now, Goodnight.
Hugz  Maria

Sunday, January 27, 2013

FNSI X 2 …….

My DD was here for FNSI and after she sorted out her tub of fabrics started to cut out and put together a Scrappy Chevron Quilt top…



While I sandwiched and pinned my “I Spy” quilt…



and then managed to quilt and complete … A very productive night for both of us…


We decided to continue sewing along for FNSI with our friends from the Northern hemisphere on Saturday night too.


DD finished putting her “Scrappy Chevron” together while I sat did some stitching and played on her  iPad.


Bye for now as we must away for a swim..
Hugz Maria

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I’ve Arrived and Don’t Forget

to sign up for FNSI with Heidi and Bobbi THIS FRIDAY Jan 25th 2013….. Look forward to sewing along with you all……


I arrived in a mail box yesterday…




and I LOVE ME. A few months ago I saw these lovely fabric ladies pop up on different blogs and I decided I wanted one too… I am very happy with my Fabric Me….I am No 31 and if you would like to find out more you can visit Carol HERE.

Oh Must go, running late. It’s a  “Birthday Brekky” for one of our Bobbing Friends.
Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

OFW, which colour and my Nice Mail

this week I decided to count my Fussy Hexies, there are 64, and decide on a colour for my stepping stones… 


these are the three I have tried but can’t decide which one to use…

009    White????

Pale blue??


I like the darker blue fleck best? Which one do you think??
Of course I did stitch another one this week to add to the rest .Sew now that makes 65…


there was another lovely squishy in the post for me…
It was my beautiful Rug Mug from Mary .
I really like the Foundation Pieced Heart…


and I can now show you the one I sent to her….

Mary's Valentine Rug Mug Swap 2013

In my reading list on Blogger yesterday I had received many UNWANTED posts from a person I am NOT following. I spent many  hours trying to delete these with no success. Can anyone help PLEASE…….

Hugz  Maria

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Busy Day

Early this morning my friend and I went for a  walk to the point, then a dip in the sea and brekky at the cafe.

Walk to the point

Starfish Cafe 2012

 Afterwards it was time to clean out my spare rooms as it has been many months since the rooms have been used. I seamed to use them both as a bumping ground for all sorts of things.. Even found tins of paint in there…
Must say they look better now ready for my visitors..



One day I will get round to making a quilt for the big bed. This one is my caravan quilt and a bit small.…

When I was cleaning up the cave to make my UFO list I came across some 6 1/2” blocks which I received in a “Block Swap” I was in a few years ago.. Put them into four sets of twelve popped a bone fabric border in between and around them and now have a nice flimsy..


Needs sandwiching and quilting and popped in the post..

My online Scquilters Group is having a “Rotation Swap Block” and I was also able to put my together tonight…


My theme is the beach and sea.. I do hope someone will stitch on a lighthouse, beach houses, surf boards, bright coloured beach huts, towels , beach umbrellas and shells etc.… I won’t know until the end of the year when my block will be returned…..

Must away and shower then off to bed..
Hugz  Maria

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Some little Quilts, Block and FNSI

I spent the past few days running up some quick kids quilts to  post to Jess of The Elven Garden.




You can read more Here and maybe you have a spare quilt or flimsy you could send to Jess.

Have finally put together my first "North Pole" block ready to stitch..



Mr and Mrs Claus’s House.

some good news…. Heidi and Bobbi will be back soon for FNSI….  


Hopefully on Jan 25th 2013. Sew keep an eye out for sign ups….

Hugz   Maria

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OFW and Mail In / Out

I do hope someone will join me for OFW run by Karen. This is my flower for this week…


Looks like Polly’s Yogi ……

My gorgeous Swap Block from Isa was in the mail.

Blck from Isa Jan 2013

Just love this “Pineapple Block”

It seems Santa was very busy this year as I received another lovely Christmas gift from Rena in Germany this week…..


Also a beautiful NZ Calender from my bloggy friend Cat..

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Thank you ladies for continuing to spoil me……

These are the parcels I popped in the mail today and while I was sitting writing this post I realised I had to add something important to one of them and forgot Sad smile . Wonder if the recipient will notice ?????


Hugz   Maria

Friday, January 11, 2013

Making my List of UFOs (lots of photos)

I have finally organised my UFO’s to take photos and post them on my blog…
This is number one for 2013 and I am pleased to say it is done….You can see it HERE..... At "Sew It's Finished"   Thank you to Wendy and Dawn for organising us again this year.......

Memory Quilt UFO 2013

As there are sew many I am just going to put up the photos
2 stitchery UFO's 2013 
 Christmas Stitcheries X 2.

Christmas ornaments X  2  to complete. Plus 1….

3 Christmas projects UFO's 2013

Christmas Ornie UFO 2013

Flimsy's X 6 to sandwich and quilt. Plus 1 wall hanging and 6 Placemats...

6 Flimy's, Mini wall hanging, placemats. UFO's 2013

Baby Boys Flimsy

Baby Boy's quilt. UFO 2013

              Baby girl Flimsy
baby Girl's quilt.UFO 2013

Blogger’s BOM to put together

Blogger's BOM UFO 2013

"House Blocks" to make into a quilt. I must get that builder organised again…

House Blocks UFO 2013

 "Kaleidoscope Quilt." Workshop done with the Patch Ladies

Kaleidoscope UFO 2013

Mini Cross Stitch…

Mini Cross Stich UFO 2013

                      Needle Case.

Needle Case UFO 2013

Turtle Pincushion…. 

Turltle Pincushion UFO 2013

and I have Three UFO’s from 2011… Wonder if I can get them done this year.

Star Flimsy. A QAL I did in 2011

Star Flimsy from 2011 UFO


"Brutus Blocks" form Red Brolly…  2011

              Quilt Aid Blocks… 2011

Quilt aid Blocks 2011

That’s 30 to start with…Sew you can see I have many UFOs to work on from little to large.. I am sure when I clean out the cave there will be more tucked away in the cupboard and boxes…Wonder how many I can get done this year…

Hugz   Maria