Monday, April 28, 2014

OPAM Finishes for April

It has been a bit a funny month for me with lots of computer issues I seem to have lost my mojo for sewing and posting….

But I did finish the “Cup Cake” quilt ……


and complete the little “Christmas Mini”… Which you can see HERE.

There are two quilts sandwiched and pinned ready for quilting sew I hope to get back in the swing real soon and get them finished for next month OPAM.... Thank you Peg and Kris for keeping me on track....

Look forward to seeing what others have completed this month…

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, April 24, 2014


At Dawn tomorrow many folk will attend services in remembrance of those fallen in several wars since 1915 and later March to honour them.. 

R_King box 15008

                                                     “ Lest We Forget”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Little Finish

After reading Cheryll's post this morning I remembered I also had a similar project tucked away in the cupboard in Handmade Vol 30 No 8. .


I had even visoflexed the tree onto the fabric but then I saw why it was put aside.. Can you see I had ironed one piece on the wrong way…..


Sew today I redid it and put together this Christmas Tree which I made into a Mini instead of a cushion….


now I can link up with Anthea for CTTY and Sharon for Let's Book It.. It is thanks  to Anthea, Sharon and Cheryll for getting me motivated for another little finish…….

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FNSI …..

During the week I popped over to Sheila's Blog and she had made a lovely table runner designed by Pat Sloan.
I decided to rearrange the pattern to make place mats instead of the runner.  Put them together last night for FNSI ..


Thank you Wendy for organizing  FNSI each month. It  always fun to sew along. You can pop over to see what others have made at Wendy’s…

Was nice to also sit and cross stitch Block 6 for “Cross Stitch Sampler”.


Today I have linked up with Cheryll, our Mini Swap Mum to show you all our Easter Mini’s. 


De made my lovely one…….

Have a lovely Easter Sunday and I hope the Bunny leaves some choccies for you..

Hugz  Maria

Friday, April 18, 2014


I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Easter…


Hop the Easter Bunny leaves you all some nice goodies and you enjoy your long weekend whatever you may be doing…..

Oh! some of you may like to do a little stitching with  Wendy and Friends for FNSI 

Hugz   Maria

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Mini, surprise Post and Blocks.

Our fabulous Swap Mum Cheryll had run an Easter Mini Swap and De from Re- De- Zines was my surprise partner.. 

DE sent me lovely Easter Mini that arrived on my return from the Big Smoke, looks great in my frame.


my partner was Fiona from Bugz Rugz and this is what I sent her.


there was also a surprise pressie from Cheryll. I had won last month’s FnwFs and missed the post about it as I have had computer issues.


Cheryll sent a  Sweet Little Bag Pattern…Thank you to both ladies for my nice gifts.

I would like you to meet “Karl”.  He is No 15   in the free Owl BOM. Just love digging through my scrap box to make each Owl.


March Swap Blocks in "Aussie Swap" organized by Swap Mum Sue.
Karen was my partner for April and these are the blocks I sent.


Here is the lovely Block I received from Karen.. 


Must away and get ready for a beach walk.

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Not much Sewing here

because I have been doing




and joined a few folk


seeing this…… Mrs Brown’s Boys……


home from a busy weekend and back to some sewing……..

Hugz  Maria