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


Saturday, July 7, 2018

FnwFs for July...

Thanks Cheryll for organising our FnwFs again this month. I always enjoy the evening sewing along with my virtual friends...
I got an early start and managed to get "Libby" the Liberian done


Another sweet Angel from "An Angels Story" by Hatched and Patched.

This morning I went to brekky with my bobbing friends as it was one of the lady's birthday.. it's lovely to catch up and chat as we don't see each other often through the cooler time of the year when we don't swim.

The place mats I made HERE was a nice gift.

When I got home it was time to change into some older clothes and go out on The Block to do some raking and pick up the branches that were cut yesterday.

Now I'm showered , having a cuppa while I post and then into the Cave to join my Northern Hemisphere friends to sew for their FnwFs.. 

             Hmmm! what will I work on, I have sew many projects on the go !!!!!!

Sew good to have two nights of sewing.. Will enjoy seeing what everyone got up over the next few days over at Cheryll's place

Happy Stitching,
Hugz Maria XX

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Project for FnwFs

I've got hooked on " An Angels Story " by Hatched and Patched (thanks Fiona and Michelle lol) and I'm loving making these cute Angels....   

Meet Pot Plant "Penelope"

and "Millicent" the Magnificent Mum , as the little girl hasn't a name I'll call
her Millie.

and I'll be tracing "Libby" the Librarian to do on Friday as it's the first Friday of the month for FnwFs organised by the lovely Cheryll .

Sew pop over HERE to join in. I always enjoy my sewing nights with my virtual friends....

Must away now and get ready to go to Patch, have a great day.

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria XX