Friday, August 30, 2013

It’s that time Again…

to post my finishes for OPAM and "Sew it's Finished" .

Karen's postcard. 2013

I am pleased to be able to show you my very first Post Card. A “Pincushion Hakea” an Australian native which grows on The Block. It was sent Karen in Canada… It took sew long to arrive I was worried it had got lost…..

Postcard from Karen July 2013

and this is the lovely one I received from Karen. Love it….

These are two cushion covers I made for  my partner Clare in the "Lets Celebrate  Swap" for Spring.

Spring Swap for Let's Celebrate Aug 2013 (2)

the cushions are also my UFO finish for this month’s  “Sew it’s Finished”

This cute little Sewing Case was our SAL project for August.

Sewing Case, SKOW by Anni Downs. Aug 2013

Finally the bag make from the panel I made at the Mesh Work Shop I attended the other week.

mesh bag Aug 2013

Thank you to ALL the ladies who helped me get these finishes this month…
Only 6 weeks to our Hanging…. I better get into the cave and do some quilting……….


Hugz  Maria

Monday, August 26, 2013

What did you

over the past few days ???  On Friday I turned this……..

Mesh Workshop Aug 2013 (6)

into this…

 Saturday I went to Patch and did the “Focal Point” workshop taught by Sandi…


all the ladies are concentrating really hard and by the end of the day we had all completed our tops…


Sandi’s is the Pretty Pink one with the beautiful quilting. 

Later in the evening I went into the cave and completed my mini quilt…


then on Sunday I did Lesson 9 of A 4 A Blocks..


Oh and have finished quilting my North Poll Wall hanging.. Looks better from the back. “Fiona” it did talk to me and never seemed to shut up…LOL



it’s time for a Milo and then bed…
Hugz  Maria

Thursday, August 22, 2013

OFW and more…

It is Hump Day again (well it was 6 mins ago ) and that means I can post what I have been up to with my flowers…


Apart from stitching them onto my pants……


Have completed row two now. Thanks to Karen from OFW for keeping me and others on track…

Have completed the Stitchery my friend Ellyn designed for August


and look at what my friend Betty from cards bought in for me today…


A fabulous stand for all my rulers. Her DH made it for me and I love it….. Sew easy to access the rulers when I want one…. Thanks Brian…..

Hugz  Maria

Monday, August 19, 2013

Look what has Arrived

A beautifully wrapped parcel from Peg @ "Happy in Quilting".

Winter Mini From Peg 2013 (2)

I could hardly wait to open it…

Winter Mini From Peg 2013 (3)

WOW!!! Look at all the goodies.. A journal covered with gorgeous fabric, chocolate, Peg’s piggy jellies and the lovely FQ it was wrapped in…..


and I just LOVE my “Winter Mini” a beautifully stitched Bunny with his floppy ears……. Aren’t the colours great ?? Thank you heaps Peg…

Oh I do need to give it a good press….. Sorry Bunny..

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, August 17, 2013


I didn’t know where to start this week for FNSI as I have my quilts scattered around the cave all ready to have the bottom hem of their sleeves sewn on for our Hanging In October…

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Managed to complete three , then tidy up and made my 8th block for Aim 4 Acc….


and completed the SAL project for August…

Sewing Case, SKOW by Anni Downs. Aug 2013

The Sewing Case from SKOW by Anni downs. It’s sew cute !!!!!

Thank Wendy and all 59 ladies who stitched along for FNSI this month… Will pop over and visit tomorrow. Time for bed…

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, August 15, 2013

OFW, FNSI plus more….. long post.

Opps!! it’s not Wednesday but Thursday at my house.. Ah well I know it is still Wednesday somewhere…


Pleased to say my “Fussy Cut” flowers quilt is growing… thanks to Karen. Sew do pop over and see what the others have been sewing too.

Oh and before I forget it is FNSI tomorrow night sew go on over to Wendy's to sign up… Love to sew along with you….


Here is “Orsic” . OWL BOM for August


Aim 4 Acc  Lesson 7.   the colour isn’t very good.


Aussie Swap Blocks coming and going…

Aug Block from Pauline
From Pauline

July block from AlisonFrom Alison

Alison's Block July 2013

To Alison…

and TAA DAH!!!!!!!!  North Pole flimsy put together….

North Pole Flimsy. Aug 2013

it did take a bit of tweaking and fiddling but I am really happy with it.. I decided on the Maroon border as I didn’t want Blues …. Maybe for the binding, not sure…
Now to quilt it and then play with the embellishing…YEH!!!!!!!

have Clare’s parcel all packed ready to go in the post tomorrow for “ Let’s Celebrate” swap..

Spring Swap for Let's Celebrate Aug 2013 (1)

and there is a Birthday FQ parcel going too…Shhhhhhhh!!!

also working on some secret Christmas sewing

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and now it time to eat..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fun at the Workshop…

On Saturday I attended a “Meshing Workshop” run by Joy and Sandi  with my friends at Patch…
We had a fabulous day learning a new fiddley skill…

Mesh Workshop Aug 2013 (4)

and of course we had lots of yummy morning tea and Pumpkin soup with fresh bread and quiche for lunch.. Sorry no photos, too busy to get back to work….

Mesh Workshop Aug 2013 (5)

Mesh Workshop Aug 2013 (1)

These are the three pieces I worked on… Now to make them into something ????

Mesh Workshop Aug 2013 (6)

A big thanks to all for a great day.. 

Must run or I will be late for Zumba..

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

OFW, Gifts and Goodies……

Have only added ONE flower to my row this week for OFW with Karen....


Hope to do better next week. Smile

My friend Sue has returned from a long holiday overseas and she bought me some lovely little gifts…
This is the cutest tiny pincushion I have seen.. It sits on top of your cotton reel. Great when you are hand sewing.



I love the pin with the darling charms. Of course Sue had to get a Hexagon for me!!!!

and this DVD…


Sue and I went to the movies to see ”Quartet” and I just loved it and didn’t want the movie to end. Now I can watch it all the time.. Thanks Sue, really thoughtful gifts.

and look at the yummy fabrics that arrived in the post…


for now I will just enjoy looking at them……

Hugz  Maria

Sunday, August 4, 2013

FnwFs + 2

I sewed along with not on only Friday night but also joined the Northern Hemisphere ladies for Saturday night…
and I made Blocks Galore…..

2. Aussie Swap Blocks…….



Joined some of my North Pole Blocks.


made my 6th Block for Aiming for Accuracy


and one more Scrappy Block..


Thank you Cheryll for organising FnwFs even though you were very busy being a new NaNa….

Hugz  Maria