Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September OPAM

September!!!!!  Where did that month go ????  I  just blinked and now it is October tomorrow.. For this months OPAMs organised by the lovely Peg and Kris.

Fence and Rail Sept 2014 (2)

I managed to finish one UFO.                      The Fence and Rail Quilt..                                                     Opps !  just realised it is upside down..


Cross Stiched the last few blocks for the  "Quilty Stitches Sampler" kindly shared by Corey .You can still pop over HERE to get the blocks… Now I need to find the right frame for it.


Two Wee Beanies…….

“Summertime Mini”  you can see HERE.... and the “Autumn” post card can be seen HERE…….


Oh! and 6 small Bean Bags I made for our exercise group…

Can you see us all walking around with one on our heads for balance ..LOL…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sent and Received

Some time ago I sent my “Summertime Mini” to O’Faigh and she has received it so I can now show you what I made her….
To me “Summertime” time means the beach and bright happy colours…

this is the mini I made for O’Faigh

         Summertime Mini 2014 (2)

and I was delighted when I received this gorgeous Bright colourful Mini from Cathy,  thank you sew much… I love it.


It is always fabulous to make and receive these small hangings. Big thanks to Swap mum Cheryll for always organising them for us through the year…

Hope you all have a great weekend. It is raining here sew I will have to stay inside and stitch.  Smile

Hugz  Maria..

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I am linking up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches for CTTY. I have been very busy and nearly missed doing my post….


This sweet little guy is one of Michelle's Designs and they are always fun to stitch.

You can still pop over HERE to join us for this month.. It a great way to get a few gifts made for Christmas. Thanks Anthea.


Oh its getting late must get ready for Zumba …..
Hugz  Maria Smile

Sunday, September 21, 2014


I wanted to get this quilted


but after an hour or so wanted to give it away sew I sat and watched a movie knitted..


It has been a longgggggggggggggg time since I knitted and I really enjoyed doing the wee beanie.. Thanks Cheryll

sew happy to have joined the lovely Wendy and others for our FNSI.. Will visit you later as I am off to my Hand Quilting Workshop soon.

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ready to Post and FNSI

Every few months Sheila invites us to join her in making Post Cards to swap. I just love making and receiving them…
Sheila chose “Autumn” for this swaps theme . As Autumn Down Under never chases much I thought I would do what I think Autumn is in the US.
Squirrels, Acorns and Falling Leaves……

Tina's Autumn Post Card 2014 (3)

What fun making this little guy..( thanks Ellyn, your little squirrel gave me the idea )

Now don't forget to pop over to Wendy's to sign up for our FNSI and give her some hugs as she is a little under the weather.. XX


Hugz  Maria Smile

Monday, September 15, 2014

Have Been Keeping Busy

putting all the “dotty HST together into a flimsy…….

Larry Lobster Raffle quilt. (2)

have pinned it and passed it on to the next member of our Patch group to quilt. This will be a Raffle quilt.. Love it.

Have completed my "Summertime Swap"  and is posted as well as a Birthday gift ....


this "Aussie Swap block" ready to pop in the post today….


been sitting stitching….. 
" Quilty - Stitches - Sampler "     


and Aussie Christmas…


Loved spending time with these Cheeky Monkeys, my GGDs and their Gran, my DD1 ….


Alexis and Mia Sept 2014 (4)


Alexis and Mia Sept 2014 (2)

Oh!! Must get dressed and go to the shop…

Hugz   Maria Smile

Saturday, September 6, 2014

lots of cutting on FnwFs

For FnwFs I spent hours cutting up the fabrics I showed you in the previous, 



stitched many HST ready to make into a flimsy,


and managed to put together four "Charming Squares Stars" for Terry's SAL.


before I guess I was just too tired and things went wrong sew off to bed….


A big thank you to Cheryll for getting us together again for FnwFs. I am off now to visit some of the other 51 ladies to see what they have made.

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sign up for FnwFs..

Thank you  Cheryll  for posting the link for us to sign up for FnwFs.


I always enjoy sewing along with all my friends and have these organised to play with……


My fabrics for "Charming Stars" with Terry.  You can still join in if you wish..

and these dots and spots need to be cut.....


What will you be working on????

Hugz  Maria Smile