Thursday, July 31, 2014

OPAM and Sign up for FnwFs

the days and weeks are just flying by and it will be August already tomorrow sew here are my OPAMs for July. Thanks to Kris and Peg who keep us on track..

My Bee group made “Bingo Blocks”for me sew this is the quilt I put together with the blocks.

Bee Blocks Quilt 2014

Love the way they look together and now I have a lovely quilt to use in the “Humpy” ( if we ever get to go on that holiday )

My “Mystery Quilt” our Patchwork group did this year…

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is completely finished..

and I will show you the “Crazy Wool Pincushion” I made awhile ago for a swap.

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I found it very difficult to part with and sadly still haven’t heard from the recipient. Guess I can make another for myself….

Oh !! don't forget to pop over to Cheryll’s to sign on for this weeks FnwFs  tomorrow…..

Hugz   Maria

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Morning Finally Arrived

when were allowed to open our Christmas in July parcel. Sew no more squishing , just ripping and find out that my partner was Anna. B. in Victoria. Hmm you did put lots of tape on Anna but I got them opened to reveal,

A lovely Post Card and look at the Christmassy Bunting…


The cutest little Christmas Bag just filled to the top with all these goodies… Nice ribbons,buttons, fabrics and good things to eat and drink……


and this beautifully stitched Christmas Mini….


with a gorgeous Mug Rug as well


thank you sew much Anna. I love all my gifts and will enjoy putting them up at Christmas.. 

Another wonderful Swap organised by the lovely Swap Mum Cheryll.. thanks lovely lady..

Hugz Maria Smile

Thursday, July 24, 2014


As I was chatting to my Blogging friend Anthea on the phone and looking at the Flimsy on my design wall I realised I had made a mistake…. Can you see it ???????


Guess there will be some reverse sewing happening Sad smile.
Will have to wait till after my walk…….

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Nice Parcel !

After a quick trip to the Big Smoke through pouring rain both there on Sunday and again on our way home last night.

It was sew nice to find the red and white card in mail box for a parcel today. Couldn't wait to get home sew I could see what was inside. It revealed these beautifully wrapped gifts from Santa.. Oh! It is so hard not to open them... Wonder who sent them from East Ivanhoe Victoria ???  Have to wait till Friday to find out...

Look at the pretty labels and Santas..

Hmmm !!  Three more sleeps to go....

Hugz. Maria

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI for July

Last night I joined the lovely Wendy and 56 other ladies for FNSI .

I was happy to be working on this UFO.


all the strips were sewn together and cut into squares.



I sewed the top few rows together and  was hoping to get the rest finished tonight. BUT we keep having power outages sew I guess that won’t be happening.

Thankfully my trusty ole Laptop is fully charged sew I can do my post and go over HERE to see what others have done. You may also like to visit..

Thanks Wendy for getting us together for another fun night …..

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How the Days Fly By

While hubby is recovering I have been kept busy mowing “The Block”


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  After five hours of mowing ONE side of “ The Block” it is looking better.

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I managed to  work on some secret sewing and to get the  parcels in the post…



Have also been in the Cave for some tiding and found lots UFOs tucked away in boxes….



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I really would love to get them all done but there are just not enough hours in my day  Sad smile
Perhaps I should start  on one for FNSI with Wendy . It's a great way to sit and sew with our online friends and get some sewing done.. You can sign on HERE to join us…

I am off to Patch now, have a great day.

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Yesterday afternoon I spend heaps of time in the cave going through my stash to find just the right fabrics for my projects for FnwFs.
first I went through these…


for my  July "Aussie Swap Block"


and then played with these….


then traced my last ( sob )  “WHOO OWL BOM " 


Met " Mr Horton " 


Now to join him and all the other owls into  “A Parliament.”

It is sew nice to have my mojo back and enjoy sewing along for FnwFs organised by the lovely Cheryll I will be going visiting HERE over the weekend to see what you have all been doing.

Must away as the sun is shining sew I am off to a lovely long walk with my friend Louise then afterwards coffee and freshly make Friands at her house….

Hugz  Maria


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


what arrived in the post today…… Such a pretty parcel..


It was my “Inspirational Words Mini” from the sweet Illene.


and not only did Illene stitch this gorgeous Mini , with a beautiful verse, I was also spoilt with a lovely manicure set and yummy choccie.

Thank you sew much Illene. I love it…

Looking forward to making and receiving the next Mini thanks to our Swap Mum Cheryll for organising us all year…

Hugz  Maria