Saturday, November 30, 2013

November OPAM…..

Star Ornaments……

Ornaments 2013 SSCS (2)

Ornaments 2013 SSCS (1)

   Flower Mini……………

1inch  Mini Flower Swap 2013

Blankets of Love….

BOL maria nov (3)

BOL maria nov (2)
Thanks Cheryll, borrowed photos from you and now you can also go and visit

Christmas Table Runner……
Xmas Table runner 2013

More Placemats……                                                    


Post Card……………

For Linda 2013

“Under the Sea” Baby Quilt.


and the Wee Reindeer…..

009 (2)

I was hoping to finish this BUT look what happened..


Have given up and I am going into town to have a coffee with my friend…

Look forward to visit others to see what you have made..
Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Busy Day, Mini and OFW…

Oh No!!!!  It’s 11. 15 pm and I still haven’t done my post. Have had a busy day which started with this….


Brekky at the beach cafe for one of our bobbers..
Then home to do a load of washing before going to lunch and playing cards…. on the way home I went to visit a friend to drop of a ruler and have a cuppa….Must say retirement is tiring …… LOL….

Yesterday I received these lovely parcels from Tania…


This was Tania’s first ever swap and look at the beautiful Mini she has made.. Love it..  She also spoilt me with yummy chocolates and a sweet lavender bag…and the card even matched the Mini...

Flower Mini from Tania. 2013

Thank you Tania and also Swap Mum  Cheryll for organising this swap……

After many weeks of away I have finally joined Karen and the other lovely ladies for OFW... do pop over to see what others have been working on...


Have added another row and now I need to made some more stepping stones..

Must away shower and go to bed.  Goodnight.

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Little Reindeer.

Today I finished this Little Reindeer sew am joining Anthea for Christmas Through the Year...


You still have time to join in sew do pop over HERE to sign up….

A quick post today as it is now 12. 30am and I am off to bed..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Home Again, Parcels and some Owls….

After a busy few days away catching up with family and then off to retreat it is always nice to be home again..

It is even nicer when there is a parcel waiting for me to unwrap.. Sew good to have an extended birthday…


My BD FQs from Wendy 2013

Thank you sew much Wendy, perfect spotty fabrics, two cute buttons and a pair of small scissors.. I can never have enough of them as I seem to always misplace em.…

This is the 12” Flower Mini I sent to Michelle in NZ. Can post now as she has received it..

1inch  Mini Flower Swap 2013

and I have popped these in the post for

SSCS 2013 logo


A big thank you to Swap Mums, Cheryll and Chooky. They both organised such wonderful swaps all year round….

Now you can meet  “ The Fenwicks”

The Fenwicks.

Created these cute guys at York..

Have to run now as It’s time for Zumba.
Hugz  Maria

Saturday, November 16, 2013

FNSI at York….

I got to York at about 3pm Friday and helped set up our room for sewing. Sorry no photos as the batteries in the camera were flat…Grrrrrrrrrrr !!!!
But was able to take photos of what I worked on later …..
Finished this table runner…


and two more place mats… Finished the binding today.


Julie BD says hi to the ladies at NOTYQ……


Bye for Now
Hugz  Maria

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Quick update…..

of some of the lovelies I have received in the post


Melody’s Spotty FQs with  the cutest Needle case and a bunch of tulips too.  thank you sew much Mel.
Just look at the beautiful embroidery and bead work on it..

Sheila organises a Postcard Swap and my arrived from Linda in Canada, a few days ago. I can post it now as mine has arrived at Linda’s yesterday.

From Linda Smith Canada. 2013

Look at that small foundation piecing. I love these small miniatures. such fun to work on and each one is special. Thank you Linda it’s just sew just gorgeous.

this is the one I sent to Linda……

For Linda 2013

Oh must away as I am off now for my 4 hour drive to Perth, overnight stay there and then on to York for the retreat.

Hugz Maria

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I have been up Too and time for FNSI…..

OMGoodness I just what the time to slow down a little…. Can’t believe it’s Wednesday again!!!!!!!!
Didn’t realise I had forgotten to post about a workshop we did at Patch on Nov. 2nd…. We learnt to make Christmas Baubles….


We had a great day with lots of laughs, chatting, eating and drinking and getting some work done…


All lined up and they do look pretty…

I have been very busy sewing Secret Stuff which is now all packed up and ready to be posted.


On Friday I started a quilt from this book for a friend from Zumba…



I cut, sewed, sandwiched and quilted all weekend and was pleased to be able to give her the finished quilt at Zumba on Tuesday…

Quilt for Kerry 2013

Oh!!! and don’t forget to sign up for FNSI. Always nice to join Wendy and all the other folk for a night of crafting…..


must go and peg the washing and do the house before going to retreat on the weekend..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Who’s a Lucky Girl Then !!!!

Flowers from DH

Sew many parcels to open.



Special Wall hanging and magnet from my Blogging friend  Sunny. Love the Milo mug in the middle.


and another bloggy friend Ellyn sent me this cushion cover


018  Such Cute Fabric

Family and Friends..


My Birthday FQ swap gifts……


Shez, Christine, Cheryll, Lyn, Tracee,Michelle and Pat.


Anthea, Barb, Jaia and Simone.. Huge thank to all for my lovely gifts.
I enjoyed opening my gifts and after breakfast


it was off to Melbourne cup Luncheon with the Patch Ladies at Alison’s and Jeff’s home ..

I was so busy enjoying the company and view that I didn’t take any photos of all the delicious food,


But Jeff did manage to snap me licking my lips while cutting my HUGE Black Forest Birthday cake baked by my friend Linda..


and he also took a lovely photo of the Happy Group outside on the deck..


and in the evening DH took me out to dinner…..
I had the best Birthday thanks to everyone and now it’s off to bed..

Hugz  Maria

Sunday, November 3, 2013


On Friday night I joined 39 friends to sewing along for FnwFs.
I made two “Quilts of Love” flimsy's and got them sandwiched and pinned…



Hope to quilt them today ???

Thank you Cheryll for another great night sewing.. Will pop over to see what others have done after my bob in the sea and brekkie..

 Hugz Maria