Saturday, April 30, 2016

OPAM for April

As I've had a busy month having visitors, flying across our country to meet lovely blogging friends etc and a mad dash to the Big Smoke last week there hasn't been much time for sewing... But Peg and Kris keep us on track with OPAM. Thank you ladies..

Sew I did manage to finish this ...

"The Welcome Home"  By  Jenny Elefantz

and I made this little fella for  Christine 

 Christine made a FQ bag for my DD and I ...Mine has come in very handy for my little LED light....

Must close now and off to bed...Nigh Nigh

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Back to Reality (Lots of Photos)

Returned home after having coffee at the Beach Cafe with DD and squids before they headed home after driving me back from the Big Smoke..
DD and I spent 6 fabulous days in Melbourne sew there there was a pile of laundry to do

While in Melbourne DD and I enjoyed many delicious meals,

had lunch on the Restaurant Tram,

meet some lovely blogging friends Christine  from MacDonald's Patch and Helen from Patchwork Passion at AQC

loved the Royal Exhibition Building both inside

and out

there were many fantastic quilts on display but will only show you a few favourites.

"Stevie" was huge, 6 meters long, and amazing.....

DD spent some time chatting to Susan Carlson who told her "Stevie" hangs in her studio when not on show... WOW! how big is her studio??

Susan was happy to poise with Stevie for us...thank you..

                                                                    "Dutch Treat"

A very challenging reverse applique.. Some blogging ladies are going to make it. Have fun and enjoy...


Great colours....

sew many


the Comedy Festival was on sew DD and I went along and enjoyed a fun evening out..

had delicious morning tea at The Block Arcade

bought chocolate

Lucky we did LOTS of walking

because we found another yummy place called "Burnettie's

Just soooooo many delicious treats..........
and the coffee was nice too..

DD is in an re-enactment group and her DH and her are going to England for the Battle of Hastings later this year so she needed to buy some leather to make bags,

she was gobsmacked at the wholesale leather place we went too.But we were very disappointed as we couldn't find anywhere in Melbourne that sold pure wool fabrics even though we went to many different fabrics stores .......

Oh! I did purchase some goodies while at AQC....

now off to bed,

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, April 16, 2016


This week for FNSI I managed to do some stitching 


DD and I are holidaying in Melbourne sew will write a longer post when I return home next week.

Hugz.  Maria 😘

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tomorrow !

I am going to catch the Bus to Perth

and then on Wednesday my DD2 and I will hop onto one of these   

on our way to 

Sew looking forward to going .... sew excited to be meeting my Blogging friend Christine from MacDonald's Patch and other lovely ladies......

Hugz  Maria.. :)

Friday, April 8, 2016

A Busy Week.

Sunday was spent with these little people,




Thankfully it was a beautiful sunny day for all of us to enjoy a picnic at the water park and the kids to enjoy playing.

Went into town to see this....

Fabulous movie......

Also had a visit to the Dentist and in between catching up with my SS blocks....

Scrappy Star


Flying High

Not looking forward to making this one!!!

completed another EPP block

and look what arrived in the post.....

I was one of the lucky winners of the"Neighbourhood House" Blocks. Thank you sew much Irene and Ida for organising the swap this year... Not sure how I will put these blocks together but they will make a lovely quilt.....

Time for bed now, Nigh Nigh.

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

FnwFs for April...

Just couldn't seam to get into anything last night for FnwFs . Seamed to hop from one project to another.....

First I tried to work on the next block of the EPP...

next put block 13 together for the "Splendid Sampler"

                looks a bit wonky...

and auctioned fabrics for No 14...

then I did a bit more quilting on this......

What did you work on??  Will visit you over the weekend here..... Thank you Cheryll for organising us again this weekend..

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria