Sunday, August 20, 2017

FNSI ....

On Friday I enjoyed a relaxing evening with Wendy and friends for FNSI..

 First I sewed the  5" blocks for Patchwork Quilt_A_Long















Aug Blocks




also did the finishing stitches on my Aug blocks for Christmas Cottage SAL




then popped a flimsy under the machine and did some appliqueing..


thanks Wendy for organising us again for FNSI... Will visit the other ladies to see what they did over the next few days..

Have a fabulous week, hope you get time to stitch...

Hugz  Maria :)
  




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Catching up and FNSI

Finally I am able to sit down and write a post..  Have spend a few days in bed with a dreaded cold but better now.

But I did manage to make a little gift for a Special Birthday








A zipper pouch..








and we enjoyed morning coffee here even though it was a rainy day...









to celebrate with the birthday girl..









I was also pleased to have made and sent some Aussie Hero Blocks before being sick..





While in Perth DD and I went to the Craft Show and here are the few purchases I made..


and I must also show you the fabulous book I ordered from The Quilters Angel that arrived in the mail










" Make it Blue"

By Natalie Bird...















 




Lots of gorgeous projects that would look great in any colour but I do like the blue....













I am looking forward to our FNSI  with Wendy and friends...   Sew don't forget to pop over HERE  to join in the fun...



Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FnwFs cont......

As I showed you in my previous post I was spending FnwFs at my DD home in the Big Smoke...
We come across the a very old UFO on a shelf in her craft room I had given her a few years ago to finish.. Hmm! that hadn't happen sew we decided to work on it together...



















DD  sewing




while I did the ironing


   and putting the blocks on the display board.










thought I'd like it a bit better once we made some blocks but sadly I don't. Still needs many more blocks before it's big enough....
Of course DD has now given me the box back. Wonder if this Kaleidoscope UFO will ever be finished....




Thank you Cheryll for another fun filled Friday evening stitching. Now I 'm home will visit the other ladies to HERE see what they stitched..

It's raining now (Hooray! ) sew I'll go to the Cave and sew....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz Marai :)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

FnwFs

  As I am in the big smoke I'll just do a quick post to show you what my DD and I worked on foR FnWFs.......                                             

                                                      
       
I enjoyed sewing along with Cheryll and friends as well as my DD . Will do a better post when I return on my big computer. The iPad never wants to play right when I want to post... 😢

Happy Stitching .

Hugz 🤗 Maria 😘

Monday, July 31, 2017

OPAM for July.....

I've been kept busy this month working on two projects I was determined to finish for this month's OPAM..       Thanks Peg and Kris , you keep me on track each month...

First was a Wall Hanging " Fernhill "  designed by Lynette Anderson and you can see it HERE...

and the BIG finish was my " MONSTERS" designed by Toni from Red Boot Company....


I had sew much fun going through my fabrics to create each of these guys...


I quilted around each Monster , his teeth and then stippled each block.. Cross hatched the border blocks and did my favorite Strippy fabric for the binding....

After working on the two big projects I decided to make something quick  ... I needed some new hand towels to hang in the kitchen. The lovely Shez always makes fabulous Hand Towels and she did a tutorial that you can follow HERE.....

Nice and easy and I made two.....
Thanks Shez....

Happy Stitching...

Hugz  Maria..:)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

FNSI for July

Earlier in the week I went down to Patch and pinned the "Monsters" ready to start quilting for FNSI with the lovely Wendy and all our online friends.....


BUT I got side tracked and joined some wadding together












and started quilting "Fernhill" by Lynette Anderson.



and I kept going till it was completely finished at 1.30 am....



Grrr! I have taken so many photos of this and just can't get a nice shot with it's true colours but you get the idea.....














 Love the border fabric. I bought it some time ago for a swap project for my friend Christine and then saved the remainder for this wall hang.
Just perfect don't you think ?







Yesterday afternoon I called into Patch and the ladies where cutting up some donated fabrics for community quilts sew I took a pile home and cut one out.....


Now I am ready for our big sewing day planned for August...

Hope you all had a great evening of stitching with Wendy and 20 other lovely ladies...
I'll enjoy visiting them HERE to see what you've all been doing...

Happy Stitching
Hugz Maria:)






Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FNSI




Don't forget to sign up with Wendy for FNSI .. I hope to get an early start as I have a few things I want to get done.....Look forward to stitching alone with you Friday..

Happy Stitching 

Hugz Maria :)


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Busy Friday then FnwFs....

I got up early and drove into Geraldton to visit DD, GD, GDIL and the four GGC....


then in the afternoon it was off to the dentist for my annual check up and before driving home I did some grocery shopping...

After dinner I decided I needed to iron the pile of placemats and rug mugs  before sitting down in the Cave to join  Cheryll and friends for FnwFs




















I only managed to get the borders onto " Fernhill " by Lynette Anderson


and two onto my "Monsters" by Toni form Red Boot Company
















Hope to join in again later this evening and sew along with my Northern Hemisphere friends...

Happy Stitching ,

Hugz Maria :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Some Finishes for OPAM....

I'm really happy to be part of Peg and Kris's OPAM . I  know that I must have at least one finish each month..
This month I worked on Toni's    " Elephants"


I took sew many photos and just can't seam to get the true bright colours...  but when I took the photo of the backing and my strippy binding the colour looked better ?????


Earlier this month we had the Cancer Councils  "Biggest Morning Tea"  The ladies make up beautiful baskets for raffle prizes and I made 4 Place mats to pop into one of them...


I wasn't one of the winners but our committee was delighted to have raised over $8000  on the morning.. Such generous folk live in our small town.


Another finish this month is the second "Scissor's Keep " designed by Lynette Anderson ..


This one is a gift for ???????? someone..

Hope you all had a happy month stitching and managing some finishes too..

Hugz  Maria :)















Sunday, June 18, 2017

FNSI and SNSI

It is great to get organised to join the lovely Wendy for FNSI but as I live in the Southern Hemisphere I get to stitch along for SNSI as well with my Northern Hemisphere friends...

I had four projects out I have been trying to work on ,










Toni's "Elephants"  Blocks








and the May blocks for Patchwork Quilt-A-Long
because June's are out now..





As well as two Lynette Anderson's BOM s.....Fernhill and Seaside Town.....



Pleased to have appliqued three "Elephants" (only took a photo of the first one)






















Patchwork Quilt-A-Long blocks done...


Made two houses and got the stitchery traced on "Seaside Town"...






















and made a reel of Bias and worked on YoYos for "Fernhill"


Thank you Wendy for a productive weekend of sewing...Now I'll pop over HERE to see what others have done while I drink a nice cup of tea...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embroidery, Pelican and FNSI.

Last weekend I attended an Embroidery Workshop.. I can't believe how little we seam to have done but how much we did learn...

Here is what I achieved over the two days....


I'm glad that there are called "Wonky Houses" as they surely are...LOL.


On Tuesday as I drove past our swimming hole I saw this lonely fella sitting on the rail at the end of the boardwalk... Thought I'd get some photos for my friend Sunny. 


He let me get up really close to him 

You can see the ocean in the distance were we swim when it's warmer..


Up Up and Away...


I hope he;s off to find some of his friends as he's been here on his own for awhile now...


As it is the third Friday of the month tomorrow night don't forget to sign up for FNSI with the lovely Wendy for a fun night of sewing with our online friends.. You can pop over HERE to join in...




Time to do some stitching...

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blogging Friends

This year I joined the Stitch-A-Long and as I live in a small crayfishing/tourist town, in West Aussie, which doesn't have a fabric store, my lovely friend Fiona who lives on the other side of Australia in Queensland helped me purchase some beautiful fabrics from Quilter's Angel via the internet...



Backing for blocks and borders.










with my fabrics...


Now I have been able to make my first block....


Also in a previous post I showed you my "Candle Mat" which I was having trouble finding the right buttons to complete it...
Well this week another lovely blogging friend JO sent me these buttons 









                                             and now my "Candle Mat" looks great..


Huge thank you to both ladies for your help..

Must away and get ready for Patch's Embroidery Workshop.. hope you are all doing something fun this weekend...

Hugz  Maria :)







Monday, June 5, 2017

Fun Weekend

sewing along with Cheryll for FnwFs and then Chooky for her "Chook Shed Party" . Thanks to the ladies I just sewed and sewed till I got my Splendid Sampler Blocks together.....


Wonder how long before I sandwich and then quilt it ??????


I also made some "Aussie Hero" Blocks




worked on "FernHill"

















and did my homework for our Embroidery Workshop next weekend..


I will enjoy visiting others to see what they have worked on over the weekend after I do this :(



Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)