Thursday, September 28, 2017

The week that was...

Last Wednesday and Thursday I attended a work shop in Geraldton with Helen Stubbings  from HugsnKisses .. We spend two lovely relaxing days ,

Amazing views and we kept watch for any passing whales ,but no luck....

The first day Helen showed us how to work with colour pencils ,

Maybe one day mine MAY get finished and look a little like this....

Day two was a sit and stitch day, oh! also chatting and eating..

Was sew nice to met Helen  and learn some new techniques....... 

Hubby had been away on a bush camping trip and on his return I washed his favorite dusty old quilt which I thought should be binned BUT he insisted I could mend it for him......

Took some time sorting through my stash and pinning on all the patches. Needed some big ones to cover the holes but when I finished sewing them on Hubby was pleased..

I've also made a few "Doggy Blocks" to send to Karen from KaHolly who is collecting them to help folk from Hurricane Harvey

You can read about it at Karen's Blog HERE.. I will be making a few more...

Also made my 6 blocks for Fat Quarter Shop  Quilt-Along..

but as I sewed till 1am to finish them I realised when I took the photo only two were sewn together correctly... Guess I need to do some ripping...         GRRRRRRR!!!!!!

Happy Stitching

Maria :)


  1. Great to read about your days with Helen Stubbings, Maria... too bad the whales didn't turn up!
    Good job on the quilt repairs & doggy blocks.
    I reckon anyone's sewing would be dodgy by 1am, so don't be too hard on yourself, ha ha!

  2. your work is all gorgeous! I'll bet that workshop was so awesome.... I love her designs!

  3. Your workshop sounds like it was alot of nice folks filled with learning always a good combination!!
    and don't you hate it when you are soo pleased with yourself in getting a project all done--but then--
    you realize how 'wrong' you were in putting it together--so comes those seam rippers!!!
    I still have to do mine for Sept!!!
    enjoy the moments, di

  4. You have been busy..... well done on the fixing quilt - it's sweet Hubby loves it so much.... the workshop looks great and I like the project you are doing...

  5. Your workshop looked interesting Maria, shame not to see any whales. Well done on fixing hubbys quilt, so nice to see it is loved and wanted!! Love the dog blocks, they look amazing, as do your quilt along blocks. Shame some have to be re done.

  6. How nice to meet hp with Helen Her work looks lovely Iam sure you can doit justice
    Hubbys quilt looks good and isn't it nice that he loves it so much he wants it mended
    Shame about your blocks Happens to us all

  7. Awesome projects! I've been stitching by the sea, too!!

  8. Sounds like an awesome workshop with Helen. Love your dog blocks. Hugs, xx

  9. O, I love your workshop day with hugs and kisses- what a beautiful day! I adored you two precious pup blocks! They really make you smile. Great job.

  10. What pretty work from your workshop. Well done you for mending the quilt! xx

  11. Oh. It looks like fun..your late night sewing looks like mine would. Bet your hubby was pleased with your work. LOVE the doggies.

  12. Oh Maria, a fantastic view for a common sewing ... many beautiful things have sprung up...
    herzlichst Steffi

  13. Such gorgeous doggy blocks - and an amazing view! It looks like you had a great time x

  14. Maria, I LOVE the doggie blocks you've made for me! Thank you oh, 'sew' much! A workshop with Helen? You ladies must have had a wonderful time! XO

  15. What a fun day with Helen. The patches suit hubby's quilt well. I can imagine Myself ck would want it mended too.


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