Tuesday, March 31, 2015

OPAM again..

Another month has flown by and it is time to post my finishes for OPAM. 


“The Last Post”






a small wall hanging I have had in my cupboard since 2005 and thought it was a great time to make it sew our Patchwork Club can donate it to our local RSL in memory of the ANZAC Centenary.



Another of my DDs UFOs I took home to finish.







DD did the embroidery on both sides and I put the rest together…



A Stitchery roll …

Anthea's Stitchery Roll (2)



Anthea's Stitchery Roll (1)


and you can see two other finishes HERE...


Thanks to KRIS and PEG for always organising us and keeping me on track….


sorry for the quick post but I am off to Zumba !!!!


Hugz Maria Smile








Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sewing along for FNSI….

I made an early start for FNSI as I had five projects that I have been working on and wanted some finishes..

While visiting my DD somehow some of her UFOs jumped in my bag…

Nice strips of pretty fabrics left from her baby quilt.







They made a lovely  “Quilt of Love”

also a sweet embroidery she had stitched.






I made into a pretty new 12” Mini for my Frame.

There are others but will work on them later..


Next I sewed 6 rows of my "Snowballs and 9 Patches" together..




Slowly growing..


Then blanket stitched around the last March Block for Natures Journey"  SAL



Pleased they are done…..


and Taaaa Dahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

The 1st of 39 blocks for my “Pinata” quilt and I LOVE it…..




sew glad I didn’t through out those scraps…..(read previous post )

Thank you Wendy for getting us together for another great night . Hope you had a lovely evening out..

I will be visiting the other 50 Ladies over the weekend to see what they have worked on…

Off for a coffee now with the ladies ..


Hugz  Maria Smile







Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Surprise Mail and things !!

Last week it was my friend Sunny’s B/D and I was surprised to receive a gift FROM her .…






It is just gorgeous Sunny and I would be delighted to share your B/D each year. It is hanging above my sewing machine in the cave.. Thanks Heaps. XXX



There was also a lovely card and nice fabric in the post from Di and Miss Grace… What a thoughtful gesture Di thank you.





Lately I don’t seam to get settled on any projects and jump from one to another… thought if I tidied the cave and got rid of lots of bits that I have been hanging onto I would get motivated again….




Started to pull all my scraps out and bag them up for the bin when I came across this…





sew thankfully the scarps have been saved and now I am starting another project ..






Lots of ironing and cutting…….. Do you think I will ever finish it ???

BUT I do have this box of selvedges that needs a new home if there is anyone who would like them I am happy to send them on.. Sorry this one is only for Aussies..






OH !!! Don’t forget to pop over to Wendy to sign up for FNSI.



Hugz  Maria Smile

Sunday, March 8, 2015

FnwFs X Two

Have spent a few days R & R in the big smoke to visit family and a special friend.

On Friday DD and I went to see “The Sculptures by the Sea”





was at my DD for FnwFs and I had packed my basket of sewing sew we could stitch together…


When I went to unpack my "Natures Journey" SAL I discovered I hadn’t put in the right colour thread… Grrrr!!

Sew I helped DD pin one of her Black and White quilts…


Then last night as DD quilted I joined her by quilting a baby quilt she had pinned ready to quilt.

Was fun finishing the wee quilt for her….


I like the way DD pieced the backing….


Thank you Cheryll for organising us for FnwFs even though you were away. Hope you had a great time.

I will be popping over HERE to see what others have done next week…..

Hugz  Maria  Smile