Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Book and OPAM Finishes

Look what come in the mail today…

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I  had seen a few of the rows on blogs sew ordered the book a longgggggggggggggg time ago. Had forgotten about it sew was a lovely surprise when it arrived…..

these are my finishes for October..

BOM Quilt…


Louise s BD gift 2013

My Black and White Mesh Bag……..


Post Card…

sheila's Post card oct 2013

and Coat Hangers…

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I am surprised that I managed any finishes sew I am pleased with these. How did you go this month ??????

Hugz  Maria

Monday, October 28, 2013

I’m Still Here!!

was surprised to see it had been 10 days since my last post. I have been keep busy
going out for Brekky…


having a dip each morning…


making blocks

Blocks for

Mr Finley..


receiving some too

Oct. 2013  Block from Linda

thanks Linda..
Block for Linda…

OCT , linda Abblitt

and doing Secret Sewing



for Christmas Swaps….

will post my OPAM finishes tomorrow..

Hugz  Maria

Friday, October 18, 2013

For FNSI this Week

I make these for one of our Bobbing lady’s BD.

Gil's BD gift 2013

We will be going to the cafe on Monday morning for brekkie to celebrate sew I am pleased to have a useful handmade gift to give her. 

Also worked on a secret swap project that just needs the binding sewn down and a label. I can pop it in the post Monday….

My heart goes out to all the folk over East affected by the fires..
Many Hugs  Maria

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sheila’s Post Card and FNSI……

I can now show you the Post Card I made for Sheila as she has e-mailed me to say it arrived…..

sheila's Post card oct 2013

Love to swap these Post Cards as they are like tiny miniatures to create. Such fun…… Look forward to our next swap Sheila…

and don’t forget to pop over to Wendy's Blog to sign up for FNSI.


She is still kindly running the show for Heidi and Bobbi……

See you all tomorrow night for sewing…

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quilts…Part 3

Actually I was surprised how few photos I took as we displayed over 200  beautiful quilts, wall hangings, bags and small items. , congratulations Ladies….



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Some of the Wall Hangings on the rail were from a Challenge “Under the Microscope”

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Helen’s DD made this quilt by dying lots of fabric's.It is of some of the places they have visited together. the photo doesn’t do it justice.

Sue’s “Wonky Spools”

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Loris’s “Purple Ladies”


Ursula's “ Dongara Quilt”

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Maree’s “ Nana’s Farm”

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and “Kaleidoscope Quilt”

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and at the end of the day everything was packed up in no time


and when I went to Zumba on Tues it was as if we had never been there at all..


A BIG thank you to all, especially my DD who drove up from Perth to help me. and boy I did need help……

Hugz  Maria.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Display Rooms, Stalls and Food. Part 2

At each Quilt Hanging some of the ladies in our group do display rooms…

Ros did “Rustic Rural”

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Ross room

Alison “Christmas”

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Sue “Memory Quilts” corner.

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Barb’s “WIPS and UFOs”

Barbs display

I did “Stitchery and Handwork”

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and Donna “Kid’s Room”

Kids room

it was tiring work for little Chloe who fell asleep on the Rocking horse so her Mum popped her in the dolls cot….

We also had about 30 Stalls selling lots of goodies…


Our Kitchen helpers had the most gorgeous aprons made by the lovely Sadie.


and there was no shortage of delicious food…


Will post quilts tomorrow.

Hugz  Maria

Part 1 Setting up

On Saturday we all turned up at the Rec Centre with our vehicles loaded ready to set up for the hanging…..

Busy folk putting up the Hangers….


Ladies sorting and marking off the quilts…


and many of us running around organising theme rooms


Stitchery and Hand work………..




Kid’s Room……….

quilts going up


Ladies in the Kitchen working hard too…..



and it is after midnight now and I am ready for bed sew will post more tomorrow.
Hugz  Maria

Monday, October 14, 2013

Just a Quick Post

before I rush off to Patch. I would like to show you the beautiful Post Card I received from Sheila.


Will post the one I sent her when Sheila receives it…
gotta go now and have lots of excited chatting about the Quilt Show to do…Posts to follow…

Hugz  Maria