Sunday, March 30, 2014

OPAMs for March….

I am lucky to have some photos of this months OPAMs to post as my computer crashed but I still had photos on my camera…

First finish is a Table Runner I made for my friend Sunny….

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An “ I Spy Quilt”


and the “Jelly Roll Quilt”


Nearly forgot the “ Sunflower”  Post Card.


What have you made this month?

Hugz  Maria


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ladies Morning Tea.

Robyn invited us to Morning Tea at the Farm……..

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We were to bring along our finest tea cup and plate, dress in our very best complete with hat and gloves….. for me that meant a visit to the oppie ….

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was pleased with my $4 dress and my friend had the perfect matching hat and gloves…..

Robyn set a lovely table with delicious tiny sandwiches, sausage rolls and sweets .

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Which we enjoyed while sitting on the porch sipping our tea and chatting….


afterwards we gathered in the garden to have our photo taken. I think we all scrubbed up very well and even “Jack” sat perfectly….


Thank you sew much Robyn and Paul… It was a very delightful way to spend a morning….

Hugz   Maria

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Post Card Swap.

Every few months Sheila organises a Post Card Swap.. I really enjoy participating .
for the “Spring Swap” my partner was Selina and I received these lovely “Tulips” from her. Love them..thanks Selina…


and I sent Selina some “Sunflowers”


Thanks for organising the swap Sheila and I am looking forward to the next one…

Using my laptop for this post as my desktop is at the doctors.. Do hope they can fix it as it holds lots of photos  and addresses of my friends….Really would be sad if I lost them…. Sad smile

Hugz  Maria


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Irene and cupcakes for FNSI…..

Before joining others for FNSI this week I organised the cave…


You can see the corner of  "Goodnight Irene" .. 

I have added the seventh row but I think I will make it wider?

then I got organised making 30 calorie and gluten free cupcakes….


drawing them on visoflex,




now the fun begins, organising tops and bottoms ,


ready to sew..


I did manage to do a few . Maybe I will join others tonight for the Northern Hemisphere FNSI and get the filmsy put together..
you can see what others have done HERE.

Hugz  Maria



Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Quick Post

DH and Lacy have gone for a ride to the beach so before I go for my morning dip thought I’d do a quick post.


this month I am actually organised and will be joining Anthea for CTTY..


It’s only a little gift to pop in the box….

and don’t for get to sign up with Wendy for FNSI......


I’ll be there……

Hugz  Maria

Monday, March 17, 2014

Top of the Morn

and a VERY HAPPY ST PATRICKS to you all……


Hugz  Maria

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Jelly Roll Quilt

Last week I attended a Jelly Roll workshop with our Patch group. Tutor Kerry Moore come from Perth to teach us..

I worked on my flimsy all week and on Wednesday went to Patch to sandwich it. Then I quilted ,quilted and quilted… and this afternoon I completed the binding and finished my version of


my looks very different and at first I wasn’t sure if I had picked the right Jelly roll to make it BUT I am very happy with the pretty quilt….

Tried to take a photo in my favourite spot but the wind was just too strong.


and my assistant keep getting in the way…


finally I gave up and hung it under the verandah….


Nice to have it completed…

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Great Plans

   are meant to be broken.... Isn't that what they say?? WELL I had great plans to sit and quilt today. I popped a load of washing in the machine and went into the cave....
I could hear a funny noise when the washing machine was emptying. Went to investigate and there was water EVERYWHERE...... the trough was blocked.... Cleaned it all up and then discovered the water had seeped into the corner of the dining room. OH NO! The power box with all the computer stuff on was floating in water......lucky DH was home and helped to quickly disconnected everything..

Now I only have wait for the floor to dry and then work out where all the leads go again.

GRRRRRRRR!!       Maria

Sunday, March 9, 2014

What I worked on for FnwFs

First I added row 6 to "Goodnight Irene" which I am sewing along with Terry and other online folk….

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Appliqued and sewed “Bellona” the March BOM Owl…


Then I packed my stuff for our Jelly Roll Workshop over the weekend….


Wasn't sure which Jelly Roll to use but I don’t think I chose wisely..  More in my next post.

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Four Day Retreat and FnwFs….

Arrived in Perth  last Thursday and spent a few hours with my little sis and then on to my retreat…


On Friday it was a pleasure to met up with two of my blogger friends Anthea and Julia..


First we went to Rockingham Quilt Show. There were some beautiful quilt to see. Then on to the Dome to chat over coffee and lunch… Sew nice to catch up with the girls.. Hope to see them again soon.


Saturday Night at Retreat it was Fancy Dress. We had to wear something from any “Elvis” Movie.. It’s always a good laugh…

Bee Barn Girls.

Just a few of us.. There were lots of great get ups.. May get a photo to post later...

I did manage some sewing too …

re- made “Gerda”


machine appliqued the "Kegworths" on my new "Baby" machine..



Put together some HST for a Tiny Quilt… only 14"..


Six more Scrappy Round the World blocks


and made a good start on this quilt….


I came home to some beautiful mail….

Two great Blocks from Coral for the Aussie Block Swap


the last Chateau Hexagon BOM stitchery and two Jelly Rolls..

Now I need to choose which one to use for our Jelly Roll Work Shop on the weekend….


Oh! and a reminder to go over to Cheryll's Blog tomorrow to sign up for FnwFs......


Hugz  Maria