Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I have made a Hexie

for One Flower Wednesday….

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some time ago my DD make a magnificent “Hungry Caterpillar” Quilt for a special little girl. You can see it on her blog HERE.
Last time I was in Perth visiting I managed to steal a few pieces for my flower out of her stash..
There are not many of us stitching flowers for "One Flower Wednesday" so do pop over to visit the ladies joining Karen.
Maybe you may like to join in too….

Hugz   Maria

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OPAM Finishes for January and February….

It is hard to believe how many finishes there are for these two months….


2 Shoe bag.


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February Finishes

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cot quilt

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PHEW !!!!!! That’s a Lot of sewing………
I am going to have a coffee now, makes weary just posting them....

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, February 23, 2013

How did FNSI

sneak up on me….. Heidi and Bobbi were very quiet this month….


Luckily I did go into the cave and organise my next North Pole Block sew it can be for the month’s FNSI.

I may also join our Northern Hemisphere folk tonight  and finish the block off and find something else to sew. 

Have a Happy Weekend.
Hugz  Maria

Friday, February 22, 2013

Having Fun……

This week my friend has come to stay from the big smoke. There hasn’t been much stitching happening because we’ve been busy chatting, laughing
going out for coffee/tea, eating cake,


and playing games for hours,


But I did receive my beautiful block from Sharryn for the Aussie Block Swap..


Thank you Sharryn. It goes well with all my others…
Must away have brekky and then go for our dip.

Hugz Maria

Monday, February 18, 2013

What I have been working on…

I have finished my St Pat's Mini Swap ready to send to my partner  when Cheryll returns from her hols….

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Sorry can only show you the back for now……

No.2 Block for North Pole QAL with Val…..

Eleves Rec Centre.

February  SALFriendship Tote”. From Natalie Bird’s “RED HOME”

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I used scraps from my stash to make my tote…

Put together and quilted a Cot Panel for Jan Mac.


Finally stitched my 2nd block for Ellyn’s BOM.

2nd Block Ellyn's

and I can now show you the cushion I sent to Ellyn for her B/D..

Ellyn's B-D Cushion 2013 (2) - Copy

Must away to bed..
Goodnight  Maria

Friday, February 15, 2013

An Invitation.

Since I have been blogging I often read lovely posts about how “Bloggy Friends”over East have these wonderful Get Togethers. Sew I thought it would be great for the Western Australian Bloggers to have one too. 


It is the annual Craft Show in May which would be a good time for us to meet.
Venue:-  Convention Centre Perth WA.
Date:-    May 25th 2013.
Time:-     9am.
We could meet in the foyer,at the entrance and then go to one of the cafe before going into the show.
If you would like to meet please leave a comment either here or at Anthea's Hibiscus Stitches.
Looking forward to meeting lots of my Blogging friends there..

Monday, February 11, 2013

Look what Arrived

in the mail today… My gift for the Initial Heart Swap. from my  partner Kerrie..


Just love my Heart Pincushion with all the beautiful embellishments. Kerrie even pinned on a few extra  heart buttons for me……. and look at the yummy chocolates she included…  Thank you sew much Kerrie and also to Swap Mum Cheryll for organising another fun swap.

Valentine Heart Swap for Anna 2013

This is the Rug Mug I sent to my partner Anne( No Blog). I forgot to sew on Anne’s button with her Initial on.. Silly me. Sew had to post it to Anne and she stitched it on for me……


Now I am busy working with these for THIS.............

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Hugz  Maria

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A good day to sit inside

and sew….It is over 40 deg Celsius in the shade today.


Sew after my lovely long bob this morning I am not going anywhere but into the cave and sew with the Air Con on…

I have found the fabrics I will use for my 2nd project at SAL.


while in Perth my DD found a lovely range of fabrics on special  ( The Orange and Blues ) and has challenged me to a Quilt Off. We both have a 1/2mt of each fabric with 3mts for the backing. We can add ONE solid colour if we wish. Will be interesting to see what we both make…

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The other fabrics and cottons just hopped into my bag ???

Yesterday this lovely Cushion Cover and Thread catcher, made out of great sewing fabric, arrived in the mail from Carmen for the “Cushion Swap” that was run by swap Mum Sue. A big thank you to both ladies.


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Back with cute heart buttons….

Okay I have had a coffee sew it’s back into the cave. Working on my North Pole block and then some QAYG blocks for Jan at Oz Comfort Quilts. Do pop over to see the great work Jan does..


Hugz  Maria

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Finally My FNwFs Post.

I got up early this morning to get organised to go stitching with my Scquilter’s friend in Pinjarra.


Had a great day doing some sewing and lots of chatting.. We exchanged our “Rotation Blocks” and this is the one I have received to work on…..


and this is what I did last night for FNwF's.



They are not stitched yet. Wanted to see how they will look….
while my DD at Playing Tiddleywinks finished off the quilting on her Scrappy she started at my place last week. Do pop over and say “Hi”


Hugz  Maria..