Sunday, October 26, 2014

Off to Party !!!

Last month Cathy invited folk to sign up for a One-Off Halloween Block Swap… 

On Friday my great Block arrived from Anna (no blog ) and she included a fabulous Halloween scissors fob..

Anna 's Halloween Block for Me. 2014 (2)

over the weekend I turned the block into a 12” mini. It is off to the Big Smoke to join my GD at her Halloween Party ..  

Anna 's Halloween Block for Me. 2014 (1)

Wish I could hop into the envelope with it………..

Thanks Cathy for running the swap…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CTTY for October

I would just love the world to slow down a little. Can’t believe another month has flown by… Thank you Anthea for organising CTTY because it reminds me to make at least one gift a month..


I have this little heart to pop in the gift box…
You still have time to go over to Anthea's blog and join in the fun..

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Last night I stitched along with the ladies for FNSI thanks to our lovely Wendy who organises us each month…..

I worked on quilting my owl quilt,


and when I needed a rest I did some secret sewing.


thanks Fiona !!!

Just made a cuppa sew will go see what others have been doing. You can also visit them HERE.

Hugz  Maria Smile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Special Postcard…

Today I received a very Special Postcard from Max.

Some time ago I read on Raewyn's Blog that their 12 year old nephew Max was visiting them on the farm and he enjoyed making postcards with his Aunty as well as feeding the calves.

I said I would like to swap with him and here is the postcard he sent…


Thank you sew Max for the fabulous colourful calf postcard you made for me with your great hand sewing and piecing… I love it…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blocks, Stars and Pumpkins!!

I had planned to go for a walk along the beach this morning but when I woke and looked out the window it was grey, overcast and drizzling.
Sew though it was a great day to stay in and get my Swap Blocks done and work on Terry's Stars but everything seamed to go wrong..

First this happened after I put in a new blade


then I sewed the 2 1/2” block on the back of star


and I had to do some reverse sewing after I took a photo and sew this.……


Thankfully all went well after that and I completed the blocks


One lady asked for “Girly Fabrics” in any pattern block and the other requested “Pinwheels in Pastels”.  I think I covered both..


and my  Stars.


this is the Halloween Block I made and sent ?????

Halloween Block

When I collected the mail this  gorgeous Autumn postcard arrived from Tina. we both participated in  Sheila's Postcard Swap..



and look at the lovely stitchery on the back. Thank you to both ladies.. I love to make and receive these little works of art.

The Barn Block was made for Sue in our Bee Swap….


nice one ah Ellyn!!

Well it is now well after midnight and time for me to say Goodnight…

Hugz  Maria Smile

Friday, October 3, 2014


It was nice to sit and stitch along with Cheryll and the ladies for FnwFs tonight..
After a busy day  only managed to finish the Koalas in my Aussie Christmas Stitchery tonight..


Happy stitching and I will pop over to see what others have done over the weekend and big thank you to Cheryll .

Hugz  Maria Smile