Saturday, June 28, 2014

OPAM finishes for June.

Can't believe it's the end of June and half the year is over… This year is going far too fast..

Look what I have finished……

Goodnight Irene.

My “Goodnight Irene” and I am very happy with the little red border …..

The blocks I received over 10 months from my Aussie Swap partners I have finally made into a quilt and they look great together……

Aussie Swap Blocks 2014

I also made my 12” Embroidery Mini for Melanie

Melanie's Mini 2014

      and a Christmas Angel.


Have a great weekend ….
Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What's happened to blogger dashboard?

When I opened my dashboard today there was only one post to read....I tired several different things to try and fix the problem but sadly nothing helped.
Is anyone elsehaving the same problem with blogger?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

FNSI with “Irene”

I was delighted to sit in the cave last night and enjoy sewing again.
My " Goodnight Irene " has been hanging on the design wall forever and it was great to put all the rows together


tonight I am going to join my Northern Friends for another FNSI and I hope to get the borders on BUT not sure whether to do this ??????


or this ???????


What do you think ????    I like just the Aqua one.  Hmm !! or do I frame it with White ????

Hugz Maria

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Quick Post

to link up with Anthea for Christmas Through the Year..


You can join in by going HERE . thanks Anthea for keeping me on track…now I can pop my Angel into my gift box.


Tidied up this messy cutting table in the cave this afternoon sew now I am off to join Wendy and my blogging friends for FNSI….

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This and That.. Plus don't forget to sign up for FNSI

After being in the Perth for nearly two weeks it is nice to home again and trying to get back in the swing of things…

This time we left “Lacy” home sew I bought her a present for being a good girl while my friend Jean dog sat her….. oh we bought Jean a gift too… Not a doggy jacket though..LOL

Lacy June 2014 (1)

I think she likes her new coat. Can you see her smile. LOL

Sweet Anthea organises us each month for “Christmas through the Year”. As I was busy with other things I missed her post for May to see who the winner was so it was a lovely surprise for me when I come home and receive a nice squishy for being the winner..


thank you Anthea. I have a project in mind to make with this fabric and buttons….

In the previous post I showed you some secret sewing .  Melanie was my swap partner for the " Embroidered Mini Swap" run by the lovely Cheryll.

Melanie's Mini 2014

As Melanie has received it I can now show you what I made…I used one of Jenny's Patterns but just changed it a little…. I am sure Jenny won’t mind.

Don’t forget to pop over to Wendy's Blog to sign up for FNSI… I am going to get a project organised sew I am ready to start nice and early.. Look forward to sewing along with you all.

What would we do without all these great ladies that organise us all for these great things we do online… Big Thanks to All.

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nice to have

some me time… On Monday I had not one, not two but three patients to look after. Sew yesterday it was nice to get into DDs craft room and play with her Big Janome…


I managed to work out the blanket stitch and completed “Mr Nelson”


Then I completed a secret swap….


and today I can go and post all these…


Tomorrow it is off to hospital with DH.……and then it is Friday again……

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, June 7, 2014


The past week has been crazy for me sew it was nice to sign up with Cheryll for FnwFs and spend time with my DD in her craft room.
But it seems my head wasn’t in the right space. I  just wanted to made a B/W 12” block for my swap partner.
The first pattern was completely wrong. None of the measurements were right sew in the bin it went…

Block Two was far too small…. 


but thankfully No 3 is perfect…….


Then I helped DD by cutting out fabric for a quilt she is making for her friend's BD..



was also able to organize and cut the next Owl BOM…


thanks Cheryll for organizing us again this month. Will enjoy visiting others over the next few days..

Hugz  Maria…

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Party's Over

For the past two days folks have helped Chooky celebrate the Chook Sheds 2nd birthday.


I didn’t sew as much as I would have liked but did finish “Newton” . My free BOM 'Owl' 


was great to see sew many join in for the PARTY. will visit other blogs over the next few days to see what you have all made.
thanks Chooky for the fun.

Hugz  Maria