Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Mini and Goodies

This weeks Quilting Gallery's  theme is “Easter Fun Quilts” . I have entered my Easter Mini…


You can pop over HERE and see what others have also entered. If you like mine I would love you to vote for it.
Voting starts Friday March 29th 2013  USA time…….

this week I also received this beautiful gift from Clare for  "Lets Celebrate" swap.


Clare  has really spoilt me.. love them all, thanks heaps Clare..

                                         I would like to wish everyone

                                             “ A Happy and Safe Easter”

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Just a quick post to show you the flower I stitched this week for OFW......


you can pop over to Karen's HERE to sign in and join us..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

OPAM Finishes for March..

Had a great month for finishes as I went to a great four day retreat where I managed to actually sew and get things done.. As well as lots of fun..
Also joined in a swap and had a birthday I stitched for..

1 – Medallion Friendship Quilt “Going Dotty”
I am pleased this one is done…


2 – Beginner's BOM Quilt-A-Long


 – Baby Boy’s Panel Quilt

4 – Pincushion “Turtle”

Marty Turtle

5 – Wheat Pack for my friends B/D


6 – St Patrick’s Mini Swap.

St Pat's Swap for Lyn 2013 (2)

What have you managed to do for OPAM this month??

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, March 23, 2013

FNSI finishes…

Last night I enjoyed stitching along with my friends for FNSI organised by Heidi and Bobbi.

Finished my Block 4 of my North Pole Quilt-A-Long and also did the two small ones …….


There will be a lot of embellishment to do on this quilt when all the blocks are put together. That’s why the reindeer has no Antlers….

and I am very pleased to say I hand sewed some buttons, hanging sleeve and label on this…


Sorry can’t show you the front as it is my Mini for the Cheryll's Mother's Day Mini Swap.... They are always fun to make..

Must away to bed as it is 1am.
Goodnight or should I say morning.  Maria

Friday, March 22, 2013


on over to Heidi’s to sign up for FNSI tonight…….


just click HERE..

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, March 21, 2013


nearly forgot to post my Flower for OFW with Karen.


I am the first one to sign up, do hope someone else will join me for One Flower Fun….

Have also finished my third stitchery block designed  by my friend Ellyn..

Block 3 of Ellyn's challenge.

Must away to bed now,
Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nice Surprises..

When I opened my post box today there was TWO red and white cards..  Yeh!! Two parcels and look at what I received…

Easter Rug Mug from Irene 2013
A cute Easter Mug Rug and goodies from Irene

and a beautiful stitchery St Patrick”s Mini from Michell.

St Pat's for me from Michell 2013

Swap Mum Cheryll sent me this great label to put on the next Mini Swap that I am working on now..


A big thank you to all the ladies…

and look at another surprise I got today

Pineapple March 2013

a baby pineapple.

Hugz  Maria

Monday, March 18, 2013

Had a lovely day with my friend Linda. We went to the markets, had coffee, chatted and enjoyed lunch.
When I got home I worked on my North Pole Quilt-A-Long with Val……….


Block 4 only needs a bit more blanket stitching to complete and later lots of embellishments whe all the blocks are out together....

Last night DH and I went out for tea and afterwards drove down to the beach to watch this gorgeous sunset….


This why I love living here……..
Hugz  Maria

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Wishing you all a Very Happy St Patrick’s Day….

St Pat's Swap 2013 (2)

Luck of the Irish to you....

Hugz   Maria

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OFW and Small Finishes.

For OFW this week I didn’t make a flower out of my hexies but finished this cute little fella… From "The Simple Life" by Anni Downs.........

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I really love him !!!!!!  Wonderer if I will put pins in him..
Look at the new pre-cuts by Moda HERE. Maybe you could join Karen and make some flowers too.
I am the only one this week Sad smile

A dear friend had a birthday this week sew I made her a nice new Heat Bag!!!


The pattern is from SKOW book by Anni Downs…

Added the Emu and Wombat to the Rotation Block and popped it in the post.


After lots of reverse sewing I finally got my Aussie Swap Block finished and sent on it’s way.


Hugz  Maria

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Low Calorie Easter Eggs….

Spent some time in the cave this evening making some Low Calorie Easter Eggs.


Thought they would go well with the usual PJ’s I always give my Grandies for Easter ....

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Must go and do some swap sewing now………

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Four Fabulous Days + Hexies

I have just spent four fabulous days at Shoalwater on retreat with my W.A. Scquilters Group the "Barnowls"…


We went for walks, swims, went out shopping and for cafe coffees. Also it was lovely for family to pop in for visits…

Saturday night it was “Back To School” dress up for dinner..


Everyone looked fabulous even the wayward pregnant schoolgirl..

Even though we were keep busy having fun we did manage to get lots of sewing done.


I quilted three quilts and completed my quilt top of Sandra's Challenge .( One in previous post.)

046   “Going Dotty” all done


Beginners QAL Blocks. Did binding tonight

008   Challenge top complete……

Before leaving the Shoalwater Carolyn packed us a nice lunch to eat on the drive home.. Hmmm!!!!!


After a busy few days it is always nice to be home and bobbing with my friends every morning.


Also I worked on some hexies… Not a Flower


Nice to join Karen and friends for OFW again.

Bye for now,
Hugz   Maria

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just a Quick Post

because I am very busy enjoying a Retreat at Shoalwater by the Sea with my friends from WA Scquilters but wanted to show you want I stitched for FNwFs……



It’s always fun to join  Cheryll and my blogger friends for FNwFs.. Catch up again next month....

Bye, I’m off for a coffee and do some more stiching.....