Thursday, July 4, 2013

OFW , GOODIES in the POST and more on the RETREAT

Signed in for OFW with Karen and friends but I didn’t complete a flower but got these ready to stitch together for mine next SAL project.


This week I  received my Aussie Swap Blocks from Erin


and my gorgeous “Lets Celebrate” gifts from Clare.



Love the beautiful stitchery on my rug mug and the great bright Mug bag with it’s perfect button..
Thank you ladies…..

At our retreat we worked hard…….


ate lots of good food…


sew I had to go for a long walk….


I finished quilting my Bali Jelly Roll quilt. worked on some secret projects, sewed some bright blocks, pinned this “Star” quilt and started to quilt it.

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Was pleased at what I got done at retreat and had a fabulous relaxing time with my friends.
A BIG thank to Linda for being my driver…….

Goodnight all   Hugz  Maria


  1. you did get lots done! Love the fabric on those hexies! I can't wait to see what they become. Been stitching some hexie flowers along the road this week. I'll have to blog about them when I get home

  2. Looks like you had a great retreat! Sounds like you worked like a trooper on all sorts of projects. Your 'star' quilt is brilliant. Love the mug rug and bag too.. great gift. Wouldn't have minded a stroll down that road with you... if it wasn't for snakes. I know for a fact you can't walk a yard without tripping over one in Aus! ;o)

  3. Wow, you had a productive retreat! Your mug rug and bag look lovely and your star quilt is beautiful.

  4. love your hexie petals....and my, haven't you been a busy bee! What lovely projects and gifts too!

  5. Sounds like a perfect time away with stitchy friends. Love those hexies.

  6. I love the star quilt... such a great assortment of blocks.... and some lovely post too.... glad you had a good time...

  7. I love the fabrics for your new hexagon project. Clare has sent you a lovely parcel of goodies. Sounds like you got a fair bit done at retreat too.

  8. phew!!! what a busy post!! Love the bright colours in the hexie blocks!!

  9. sounds like a great retreat. what a gorgeous mug rug and cup holder!
    love those hexies what will they become?

  10. Gorgeous parcel you received from Clare,the retreat looks like lots of fun Maria.xx

  11. Lovely hexies and your star quilt is looking beautiful.
    Pretty gifts you've received to celebrate.

  12. You were extra productive on your retreat , love the star quilt and your i gifts of mugrug and bag are just sweet , Maria can you please email me your address , thanks .

  13. Maria, you always have so much to show that I never know where to start. I really like the swap blocks. Your star quilt is awesome, can't wait to see your finished hexie project, and I'm so jealous that you go to go on Retreat!!

  14. Love your hexie block very bright and Cherry. So many gifts so much fun great post thanks for sharing.

  15. Love your hexies, the way you arranged them. Love your star quilt too and your gifts. So many different things to see on the photos.

  16. Sounds like a lovely time, and you achieved heaps. Your star quilt looks great.

  17. OMG... I'm exhausted just reading what you got up to! Great work! :)

  18. the hexies look great - what fabulous fabrics, the star quilt is fantastic and the mug bag - well everything really - cant beat a retreat for getting stuff done.

  19. It's going to be a wonderful SAL bag! Cute pressies :) Sounds like a fabulous (and very productive)retreat :)