Friday, January 31, 2014

First OPAM and the Pledge

For the first OPAM of the year I can only post Four small finishes…..

Three Table Runners…..

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A Beachy Rug Mug…….

I did complete a few more but they are secreat……

Before I enter any more swaps I need to remake the Pledge for 2014……….

2014 pledge

I Maria will do my upmost…..

To always swap on time…
To always e-mail a THANK YOU to my partner…
To be considerate and thoughtful when choosing a gift…
To give my partner the quality gift I would like to receive..
To communicate when required….
To never over commit and let a partner down….
To advice the Swap Mama when I receive my gift…..

                 This I solemnly pledge..


Hugz   Maria

It’s National Rug Mug Day….

Over the years I have been blogging I have participated in many swaps and have sent and received lots of these cute little “Rugs” and I love using mine….. You can read more about them HERE

Here are some I have made……




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Hugz   Maria

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A few of my UFOs….

After going through last year's UFO list I realised there are still some that need to be finished sew this year I will only list a few at a time… do you think that will work ??

Lynette Anderson’s “Château Hexagon” BOM


and also her “Fernhill” BOM.
Hope to have these done by the end of the year.


Ellyn’s Blocks need to be sewn together, sandwiched and quilted.

Ellyn's Blocks

and a Tiny Tote.. which I found tucked away in the mag..

tiny tote

I do hope to work on my 1 1/2” Postage Stamp too as I started this in 2011..

Postage Stamp Quilt 2011

and the Scrappy round the World …

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This needs to be made too…..

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Okay that will do for now, see how I go..
Hugz  Maria

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Dance, and FNSI…..

Yes a Happy Dance for me…. You can read why  HERE       .


I rummaged through my scrap box and found enough fabric to make 2 new 3” blocks….  Thank you to the ladies who offered to send me replacement fabric. Bloggers are great…

I joined Wendy and the ladies for FNSI and firstly did the binding on three Table Runners….

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Make the second row for "Goodnight Irene" Sew Along with Terry…..

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and sewed these blocks for my “Scrappy Round the World”


Thank you Wendy for organising us again this month. Will visit others tomorrow who joined in. Off to bed now as it is after midnight…

Goodnight  Maria

Friday, January 24, 2014

OH NO !!!!!!

Not Happy Jan …….. Can you see what I have done ??????


Was cutting the last border for a “Mystery Quilt” Loris and I are doing as a project for the ladies at Patch. The little four patch was under the border fabric..
Of course I don’t have anymore of the purple fabric. Was using what I had in the cupboard… 
think I will just sit in my Cave and cry….  or look for a bit of fabric to match......

Hugz Maria

Thursday, January 23, 2014

First row , FNSI and OPAM..

My first row for  "Goodnight Irene" Sew Along with Terry.. is done


have put it aside for now while I do some more tiding in the cave and work on a few UFO s….


both are good projects for FNSI this week. You can go over HERE to sign up with Wendy for a fun night sewing with our online friends. . See you Friday evening….


I have also signed up again for OPAM this year with Sweet Peg and Kris.. It is the forth year I have joined the ladies and they help motivate me to finish at least one project a month. If you have never joined before do pop over and check it out…

Oh! it’s after midnight again and it is soooo much cooler tonight than it has been sew I am off to bed..

Goodnight   Maria

Sunday, January 19, 2014

What I have

been doing while it’s soooo hot… in 40s cel….

Going for my morning bob with the ladies.

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These are the little buckets we fill with water sew we can wash the sand from our feet before getting in our cars… LOL…

Cleaning out the cave. I need to be brave and toss some things…..


Found lots of plastic bags with projects I have cut out and never did anymore… Sew have also started my UFO list for 2014…..

UFOs for 2014 (6)

UFOs for 2014 (4)

UFOs for 2014 (3)

Joined Terry and friends for this "Goodnight Irene" Sew-Along 2014

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and then I needed to cut these….


70  X  4 1/2” white Squares and 550  X  2 1/2” ……. May need more later……

Also organised my lovely spotty fabrics I received for my B/D in the FQ B/D Swap and others from blogging friend Ellyn in Texas…..


Looking forward to starting at least one of these soon…BUT I must do some of my UFOs first…..

Thinking of the great people out there fighting all the fires… Keep safe…..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Time to Catch up…

Firstly I would like to show the lovely gifts I received from my Blogging friend Sunny from the USA…..

Christmas Gift from Sunny 2013

A lovely Christmas Wall hanging and a Chrissy FQ.. Thanks heaps Sunny…..

We were keep busy with visitors over the Christmas/New Year break with

going to the beach,

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playing games,


Botchee Jan 3rd 2014



and going for rides on the quads to the Dunes….


Do you think Lacy has a new friend…. LOL.

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Zoe and Lacy Jan 2014

Zoe and Lacy 4th Jan 2014

I did manage to finally finish Ellyn’s last stitchery.

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and my Swap Block for my January partner…..

Raelene's Jan. Block 2014

Now to make my UFO list for 2014……………..

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Last night I enjoyed sorting through the cave and finding a few things to work on for FnwFs….

Firstly I finished some secret sewing by hand sewing the binding down….. Ready now for the post…


Then I made the next Owl BOM… Her name is Viola and for christmas I was given this gorgeous Mug. Thought it would be nice to make Viola similar to her…


Was happy with how she looks….


My OWL blocks are growing… Think I will redo the little guy bottom left.. Just too busy.. Sorry for the blurry photo, was a bit wobbly standing on the bed to take it…

 Thank you Cheryll  for running FnwFs. Was nice to get back in the swing of sewing.

Will pop over and visit the other ladies over the weekend. A great way to spend time when it is 45 deg Celsius under the Patio….


Even too hot for these guys who are falling out of the roof space …… Didn't realise how many lived there... Well not anymore.. LOL

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Hugz  Maria

Friday, January 10, 2014

Where has it gone !!!!!

I am seem to have lost my Mojo for both sewing and blogging… My computer is slow and sluggish like me. I keep getting messages about errors on the blog and can’t seem to fix it… Sew decided to join the lovely Cheryll and Friends for FnwFs


Hopefully they will help me get back on track….

Hugz  Maria