Saturday, August 18, 2018


I had an early start to FNSI with the lovely Wendy and twenty others as Hubby goes to RSL and I have a few hours of me time.....

As the two Santas were cut out it wasn't long before they were stuffed and ready to dress.

After picking hubby up and having dinner it was time to go back in The Cave to cloth these guys... 

No 3 Santa needs his pants pulled up or he'll trip ......

and I realised that No 2 in the long dress was nude underneath.

sew I made him some boxers....

That's better....... I decided to put the Santas away for now and work on My Angels...

I had completed the stitching on "Sophie the Social Butterfly" sew just did the machine applique the fabric pieces.

This small block of Hearts only needed to be machine appliqued sew didn't take long.
I didn't manage to do any of My Small World ..

Thanks Wendy for another lovely evening sewing.. Will pop over HERE over the next few days to see what others have done...

Must away as the washing machine is beeping.

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria XX

Monday, August 13, 2018

It's that time

of the month to join the Lovely Wendy for FNSI ...

Perfect timing for me as I was cleaning up The Cave and found a long forgotten project I'm going to work on

These guys have been hanging around in this box in pieces for a few years.......

and may even do another page of My Small World.....

Love sewing along with you all on these Friday nights sew pop over HERE to sign up for a fun night of crafting..

Well must away as it's nearly midnight and go to bed...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria XX

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pets on Quilts 2018

I enjoy reading the posts for "Pets on Quilts" sew decided I'd join in this year....

Thank you Snoodles for all the background work setting "Pets on Quilts" up and organising all the great sponsors.

Like all pets our "Lacy"is happy to get on my quilt and pose ...

She also loves to go on the Quad to the beach with hubby,

go swimming,

and after a long day go to bed and snuggle under her quilts with Ottis her teddy.

or when I'm busy in The Cave join Hubby for a snooze on my chair.

I even find her under the quilt in The Cave if I leave for a cuppa.....

                                      Lacy's a much loved and spoilt Jack Russell....

Do pop over and visit Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting to see other posts and vote on August 20TH.. thank you.

Well I must away for a wonder along the beach..

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria XX

Sunday, August 5, 2018

FnwFs and Saturday

This month it was lovely to join Cheryll for FnwFs while hubby and her were enjoying their holiday in the van.... Hope you'er having a great time folks......

After a trip to the dentist and sitting in the chair for over an hour I didn't do much stitching but managed to finish the last few on " Tillie the Tea Lady" from An Angels Story.......

On Saturday morning it was lovely to catch up with my swimming friends for brekky ( too cold for swimming ) and afterwards I spent some time in the Cave and did  "The Barn" for " My Small World"

and put together a small quilt.

Hope you all had fun sewing along with  Cheryll and I'm looking forward to visiting you HERE over the next few days ...

Must away and hang the washing....

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria XX

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

OPAM for July

As it's July 31st it's time to post my finishes for OPAM for the lovely Peg and wonderful Kris who keep me on track to make sure I finish at least one project each month. Thank you ladies.

This month I worked on lots of projects but only managed to finish "The Pineapple " quilt.

I quilted it in the ditch and shadow quilted the sashing. Spent the weekend doing the last of the of it in time to post.

I also got 10 shields for Days for Girls" done.

and that's all I have finished this month but I'm working on many different things at once. Maybe I should work on just one ???????

Must away to do some stitching.

Hugz  Maria XX

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Morning walk.

It's a beautiful sunny winters day sew decided to go for a walk along the beach.

Thought you'd like to came along sew I took a video but even though it downloaded it wouldn't play..   :(

I couldn't believe there wasn't anyone enjoying the beautiful beach.

On the way home I stopped at the river mouth to visit my feathered friends the Pelicans sew I could take a photo for Sunny.

                   When I got Home I a few hours on the ride on... It's weed city on The Block..

       I was pleased not to have gone down the rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland... LOL

Must away and shower, have my dinner and then watch the finals of "House Rules"

P.S. House Rules isn't on tonight, it's the Full Monty. House Rules is on tomorrow. Thanks Annette.

Have a great week and hope you get to stitch.

Hugz  Maria XX

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sunday at Retreat and Joining " Bee Social"

After our Festive dinner Saturday night we had another special celebration on Sunday.  One of our lovely Patch ladies had a "0" birthday  sew we helped her by singing 'Happy Birthday" and sharing a beautiful birthday cake.

Afterwards I waddled over to my sewing ( I was sew full after a lovely luncheon and then Birthday cake) and worked on doing these colourful blocks for a quilt designed by Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew

and later after packing up my machine I sat and cut some of the Aussie Animals from Toni's  "Down Under Quilt" before it was time to pack and go home.

Mother Kanga and Joey...

and my "Tassie Devil"

Love all Toni 's designs and I'm getting these ready to work on at our Annual Retreat at Toodyay at the end of August.

I read about joining Lorna for "Bee Social" and decided it would bee fun to met some new blogging friends.

Must away to make a Milo and do a little stitching on my "Angel." before bed.

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria XX

Sunday, July 22, 2018

FNSI at Retreat

For this month's FNSI  I was at  Patch's " Christmas in July" retreat sew I was able to stitch along with Wendy  and lots of lovely ladies...

On Friday afternoon and evening I put together the Factory Block for "My Small World"

and appliqued Block 6 for "Gnomes on Holidays"

Thank You Wendy  for another enjoyable FNSI

Saturday I decided to work on " Soul Searching "...
Boy spent sew much time reverse sewing. GRRR!

but did get 2 1/2 blocks made..

Our lovely workshop co-coordinator did such a fabulous job of setting up the tables for our Christmas Dinner as well as all the extras we received  .....

            Lots more decorations to go

Just looked amazing and we had a delicious traditional "Christmas Dinner" with homemade Plum pud and custard for sweets as well as cheesecake. Sorry no photos.....too busy enjoying the company and food...

Must away for an early night , will continue post on retreat later.

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria XX

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Busy Time and FNSI sign ups...

For the past week I've keep busy during the day trimming shrubs and trees with the new tool I learnt to use...

Filling the trailer and unloading it at our tip.

Also mowing  "The Block "        ( wish I could fed some of Chooky's cows here. )

I was bumped up and down because of all the holes the rabbits dig.

They've also eaten all the plants in the new garden sew I've put up a fence before planting again...

In the evenings I manged to cut out a project for retreat.. "Soul Searching." Thank you Jenny for the pattern. X

and  relax by stitching "Hettie"  from An Angels Story....

As it is the third Friday of the month this week the lovely  Wendy  has organised us for FNSI and you can pop over HERE to sign up..

I am looking forward to it as I'll not only sewing along with my virtual friends but will also be on retreat with my Patch ladies....

Must away as it's past midnight and time for bed...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria XX

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Catching up

Been meaning to sit down and post since Sunday and now it's Thursday again....

We had a beautiful sunny days over the weekend sew I worked on "The Block" but in the evenings it got very cold sew perfect to sit in the Cave and sew.

Before starting I needed my ruler but couldn't find it anywhere.....

Can you see it ?????

I am pleased to have finally worked on My Small World and managed to do pages  7- 11.

Then thought I'd get back to doing some more with "On Ringo Lake" but gave up when I had to do some reverse stitching....

On Monday I joined the Ladies at "Patch" and cut and glued some Hexies for one of the rainbows for MSW...

My GD2 gave me the sweet little tin " She said "Oma might like it for her Hexies " I think it's perfect.

Oh must away as I'm off to Geraldton this morning, may look at the fabric store  (:

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria XX