Saturday, June 30, 2018


Another month has passed sew it's time to post my finishes for OPAM with thanks to Peg and Kris for kindly keeping us on track.

I was pleased to have finished another "Super Hero" quilt

I used some nice polar fleece for backing to make it cosy for the cold winter in Victoria.

and another for a lady ..

It was lovely to send four quilts along to Jan for the Peter Mac Cancer Hospital.

and I did get my UFO place mats finished

but the Pineapples are still being quilted. Hope to have it done for next month.

I'm off to make a cuppa and then sit and stitch an Angel. What are you working on??

Happy Stitching...

Hugz  Maria XX

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nearly Done.

I 've been busy working on my UFOs that lived on my chair for ages and have finally put all the Pineapple Blocks together sew now it's a flimsy.....  Always like the way it looks like lead light hanging on the line....

Bought some fabric for the backing at our new local craft shop sew will take it to Patch tomorrow to sandwich and pin........

Sew happy to have the Place Mats  DONE!!!!

Nice gifts ..........

Of course I'm cutting a new project sew the Cave is messy again....LOL

Off to make a cuppa and do some more cutting.

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria XX

Saturday, June 23, 2018


This morning I decided to tidy and dust the shelves in The Cave...   of course I had to check out what was in the boxes ....

I found several UFOs and started playing with the Scrappy Pinwheels.....

But before I got carried away it was popped back into the box and I finished cleaning up .

Before starting anything else I MUST finish these UFOs that have been hanging on the back of my chair for months...

Time to do a bit of hand stitching before going to bed. . Tomorrow the Pineapple blocks and place mats......

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria XX

Saturday, June 16, 2018

FNSI for June..

It was an early start for FNSI with the lovely Wendy and friends.....

First I started tracing and ironing the fabrics onto he pieces for  " Down Under Quilt "  by Toni Alexander .......

Later I just couldn't settle on a project sew worked on three as leaders and enders ...

Sashing for On Ringo Lake

"Ollie Owl" from Forest Friends

and of course worked on some Sheilds  for  " Days for Girls "

Thank you Wendy  Will enjoy seeing what others did for FNSI  this month..

Wishing you all Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria XX

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Patterns... and FNSI

Look what I downloaded this morning......

Toni's  lastest Aussie design from  RedBootQuiltCompany .

Love all Toni's designs sew
I can't wait to start it...

and when I went to collect my mail this was also in the post.

 It's Michelle and Fiona's  fault (  lol ) I ordered this book as I watched them both stitching these cute "Angels" sew just had to make them too......

Also this morning I attended our Monthly Meeting for " Days for Girls"  and I was given 100 shields to sew.... Lucky my friend Lois helps me get these made.

Thankfully Wendy  has orgainsed us for FNSI this week sew I can make a start on the shields and maybe decide on a new project  because I have nothing else to do...  Hahahahah!!!!

don't forget to pop over to Wendy's to sign up for a great night of sewing.

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria XX

Saturday, June 9, 2018


It's always good to have an evening sewing along with Cheryll  and friends. Thanks Cheryll for always getting us organised.  I had an early start to FnwFs working on
                                                        My Small World Blocks

and making this cute "Hedgehog" as a leader and enders project with the blocks.

It's been such a long time since I worked on " Fancy Forest" by Elizabeth Hartman.

and I also had a few Super Hero blocks started and it was still early sew I made some more to complete enough for a flimsy.

I had planned to go out and work on ' The Block' today but it's been drizzling  sew decided to sandwich and pin the Super Hero quilt . Hope to get it quilted over the weekend and pop it in the post for Jan Mac . Jan does such a great job distributing quilts to many folk who need a hug...

My friend Lois dropped of some shields to be finished off for Days for Girls and I also got them done.......

Not the best photo. sorry.

Now it's time to organise something for dinner . Will pop over to visit others HERE over the week.

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria XX

Monday, June 4, 2018

Fun Filled Weekend

I had a busy fun filled weekend sewing along with Chooky and friends for the Chook Shed Party and also on Saturday celebrating with a lovely brekky for one of bobbing friends and then a beautiful afternoon tea with all the ladies who help with the "Quilts for the Homeless" project....

In between outings I worked on  the sashings  for ORL

and in the evening I got then all finished and worked on row three.....

Then yesterday decided to make block 5 of the "Gnomes" BOM...

and some Blocks for "Aussie  Hero's"

Thanks Chooky for a happy weekend of stitching. I also enjoyed visiting the other ladies who joined in to see what the made....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria XX

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Chooky's Shed Party

This weekend I'm joining Chooky for the "6th Chookshed Party" , you can pop over HERE to join in or see what they are all up too.

Sew it worked out well Cheryll's  FnwFs is next week May 8th...

Last night I made a Fabric Bowl for one of my bobbing friends who is having a birthday today.

Will be nice to catch up with the ladies for a birthday brekky this morning as we are not swimming now, too chilly in the mornings...

I'll be playing with Bonnie's "On Ringo Lake" blocks over the weekend , setting them out etc and sew far have sewn the first two rows together .

Lots of joins and points to get right.

Okay must away to meet my friends , hope you have a great weekend and have a chance to sew.

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria XX