Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mother’s Day Mini and April OPAM Finishes.

Last week I received my lovely Mother’s Day Mini from Shez

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Love the way she has coloured the rose ... Thank you Shez... and Swap Mum Cheryll for organising another lovely swap.

OPAM April Finishes……

This is the Mini I sent to Shez…

Mother's Day Mini 2013

Easter Mini I made for myself….

My Mini 2013

Thank you  Sue. B for organising the “Charm Pack table runner Swap”…
Charm Pack Table Runnner swap 2013

this is the one I sent to Teresa…

y April finish at SAL…..  BON NOEL……

Bon Noel march 2013

and lastly I can cross off two UFO’s at "Sew it's Finished"


Oops !!! Nearly forgot the three tea towels I appliqued…


I really hope to get stuck into some quilting soon and have a bigger finish for next month..

Hugz  Maria

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sewing Sleepover

Home again after a fabulous weekend spent with eight lovely ladies and hosted by  my friend Sue.


We sent hours playing with our “Happy Village”…



and often asked each other why we were doing it..


I wonder how many of the villages will be completed?????? I still have a longggggggggggg way to go………..

On Saturday Loris ( one of our Patch Lady’s) come over with her pots of dyes and the visitors enjoyed dying all their white fabrics…


There was lots of oo’s and ah’s as the fabrics were removed from the bags, washed, then dried to reveal all the pretty colours…..



Sunday morning we all went to my favourite seaside cafe for brekky…


and then back to Sue’s for some more playing.


Thank you Sue and all the ladies for a great weekend… Hope we can do it again!!!!!!!!

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Keeping Busy..

Over the past few days I have been  pulling out these ……



Five trailer loads of Dongara Daisies.. Even though they look pretty they are an obnoxious weed.

and also turning my cave from this……..


to this……

now I need to put all my STUFF back…

Back bedroom                                                       Front bedroom



Corner of the lounge..

Will it all fit back in the cave again ????????

Sadly these guys won’t. Sad smile They are just too brittle. My GS1 and GD1 made them when they were in Kindy, 18 and 16 yrs ago….



Off to put the shelves back up sew I can put some STUFF on them…

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lest we Forget.

 Tomorrow is ANZAC DAY.  My Husband along with many will be going to the Dawn Service and later attend the March in remembrance all the men and women who served for our country..



                                                     LEST WE FORGET

Monday, April 22, 2013

I have started something !!!!!!

Now  that my scrap box looks like this


after getting rid of these


and cutting up scraps into some 2 1/2” and 6 1/2” squares. Also 2 1/2” strips for Scrappy Round the World Blocks and QAYG blocks…….


 now I am on a roll and have cleaned my shelves and am busy removing my STUFF from the cave sew I can paint it……


Off to have my brekky and then get stuck into it.........

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Swaps in the Post.

It was great to have popped these into the post……….


Rotation Block, Done…….

Charm Pack Table Runner Swap,  Done……..

 Mother's Day 12" Mini, Done…..

"Let's Celebrate" Mother’s Day gift, Done…..

Sorry can’t show you till recipients receive them ??????

but you can see the Aussie Swap Blocks, both sent and received this month.

Kym’s Purple and Yellow Log Cabin….

Kym's April 2013

and my Blue and Yellow 12” block from Kym…..

From Kym 2013

Do you think I have a Swap Addiction ????? LOL.

Thank you to Swap Mum's, Sue.B, Cheryll and Karen for keeping me busy.

Must go into the cave and clean out this…..


My large scrap box….. then I can make some more N/P Blocks and Scrappy Round the World Blocks  as well....

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

OFW and HOUSES !!!!!!!

It is always nice to sit and stitch a flower on Tuesday evening sew I can join Karen for OFW.


I see I am the first to join sew please do pop over HERE to sign in and stitch along …..

Finally the builder has decided to work on my houses again…



As they are being joined together it brings back many memories of the fabrics used. Lots of the windows were sent to me by blogging friends and I think of them as I sew…
Do pop over HERE to see the completed HOUSE quilts made by folk from all over the world.. Can’t wait to have my finished too.

OH!! must away for my walk.
Hugz  Maria

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Trip to the Big Smoke….

On our way to Perth yesterday there was a young lady with a blown tyre on the side of the road. DH stopped and helped her.


It makes you realise how easy it is for something to go wrong. Luckily she was a good driver and able to control the vehicle and keep herself and little son safe…  After a tyre change and a little repair, we were pleased to see them safely on their way..

While in the city I had to find some backing to finish a few swaps I was working on


The store had a half price sale sew of course I just HAD to buy some fabrics to take home , LOL


this evening I managed to finish my swaps,



Sorry can only show you a sneak peek till next month… Then the ladies will have received their gifts.

Off to bed now,


Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

OFW and Nice Mail…

This week I haven’t stitched a flower to add to my garden but did these instead..


They are the stitchery stepping stones for my Vignette Hexagon Quilt I started sooo long ago..
thanks to Karen at OFW  I still keep plodding along with my hexie projects. So far I am the only one who has signed in HERE. Do pop over in sign in too………..

Today my Blue and Yellow Swap Block from Carmen arrived along with some lovely goodies……


Thanks Carmen for my great block……

Hugz  Maria…….

Saturday, April 6, 2013

“Meet the Renshaws”

What did you do for FNwFs??   I had a very special evening as it was also “Midnight Madness” with the Patch ladies sew spent my evening with them too ... We had Pizza for tea and just sewed till late….


I worked on these….


Meet the “Renshaws”………..


Aren’t they just the cutest owls.. This is my third Owl block..
Thank you Cheryll for organising another FNwFs… Look forward to seeing what you all worked on this evening.

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Reminder…

that it is the First Friday of the month which means it is Friday Night with Friends organised by the lovely Cheryll over at the Stitching Cubbyhole....


Sew pop over HERE to sign up.. Look forward to stitching along with you all…

Hugz  Maria