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Saturday, May 18, 2019

BlooMerS ParTy

Had a lovely time this afternoon sewing my blocks for the BlooMerS ParTy over at Cheryll's Place ....


Made Blocks 17 and 18.....Only two more and then sew the blocks together....Thanks Cheryll for having our linky party each fortnight.. Great to see what others have sewn too...

There is also some other BlooMs at my place..... My nasty cactus "Horrible" has been producing a lovely display over the past few days.








































Sadly the flowers only last a few days and now he just has prickly spikes......

Must away and get the washing in .......

                                                        Happy Stitching

                                                           Hugz  Maria  😄







Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Some finishes....

At the Sunday Stitchers GTG last month No 5 was the UFO challenge No and this was mine ......





A lovely Armchair Caddy I started a few years ago when Helen Stubbings  from Hugs and Kisses come over to Geraldton to do a workshop with us and this was our gift. 

I had done most of the stitching and sew I worked on finishing the rest and putting the Caddy together.....




I'm happy to have completed it before this Sunday when the girls met again and will pick another Challenge No... I'm looking forward to seeing what it will be ?????




Some time ago I saw a fabric chalk roll Helen made and decided that they would make great gifts for little ones .. I ordered the special chalk fabric which arrived this week and with a little help from Helen  made one 








and then I was on a roll and made three more .....


They are now tucked away for special little ones later in the year ..






Must away and make a nice warm Milo before going to bed...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria 😄

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mother's


Wishing all the Mothers who will be celebrating " Mother's Day "  tomorrow a Very Happy Day.



Happy Stitching .

Hugz  Maria  🌹

Sunday, May 5, 2019

BlooMerS PaRty ....

A very quick post for the  BlooMerS PaRty  organised by the lovely Cheryll  . Thanks heaps for keeping us on track......

I managed to get two blocks completed yesterday ...



Our Patchwork group have been invited by the Geraldton group to join them for their " Mother's Day Luncheon....  Opps have run out of time,  must go finish post later.....

Home again after a wonderful time sharing a delicious lunch and lots of lovely show and tell by both groups. Others took photos but I was busy chatting . I was lucky to win a prize of a lovely potted chrysanthemum.....  

  

will replant into a better pot and have pretty display for " Mother's Day " next week...

Must away and see what I can find for dinner ???

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria  😄

Saturday, May 4, 2019

FnwFs for May

Where oh where has this year gone  ????  As it's the first Friday of the month again it's time to join the lovely Cheryll and friends for FnwFs... Thanks Cheryll for putting up our link to sew even though you've just returned from a fabulous busy holiday..

Last week I bought a panel of four little Bears and I decided it would be nice to make something nice and quick, Sew I cut out two of the Bears for a couple of " Quilts of Love "

Before picking Hubby up from his RSL I added a border on each and then sandwiched them and popped them next to my machine....

On my return I picked up the little quilt and started quilting ... After doing the centre I realised it was a bit THICK..... Can you guess what I did ????


  Yep !  I'd sewn the two quilts together ....












I can't believe I didn't hit any pins on the quilt underneath and break a needle !












After an hour of reverse sewing I got back to completing  both quilts just after midnight..                                      









                     After the little set back I am happy with the two little quilts..... 


Must away now and make a few BlooMs to link up for the BlooM ParTy 

Happy stitching.

Hugz  Maria  😄


Saturday, April 27, 2019

OPAM for April

A busy month so I'm pleased to link up with the lovely KRIS who's keeping us on track with OPAM each month and post my finishes.....

I attended a two day workshop this month to make a cute  6"  Bear ..... I was surprised that on the first day we only got his head made.













 Homework Sat night was to stitch the arms , legs , body and ears together sew on Sunday we worked on finishing our bear...
















I nicknamed him  " Scruffy " but after spending time making him a waistcoat and bandana I've called him


 "  Edmund "


My finish for " Sunday Stitchers" Challenge No 3   " Flying Colours "  designed by Sue Belleli.



I picked up my quilt  " Simplify " from the longarm quilters this week and I'm happy with the little Elephants and Flowers quilted all over...




 





found a great backing ...............









and as usual I've been busy sewing Sheilds  for " Days for Girls "













 and you can see my " Bunny Garden " Hanging
HERE...



Thank you KRIS for keeping me focused to get all these projects finished this month........





Must away and put on the kettle for a cuppa....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria  😄

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lest We Forget....

                       Over fifty years ago Hubby served in Vietnam as a Dog Handler


 and tomorrow being ANZAC Day he is proud to go to the Dawn Service and later March in memory of all who served , especially his mates ...

 
                                              ANZAC DAY 2018
 

Monday, April 22, 2019

BlooMeR'S Party...

We enjoyed  a busy few days with our lovely visitors , chatting , going to the beach , organising the Easter hunt.....










Parents hid plastic eggs  ( sew Lacy wouldn't find chocolate ones and eat them.)  over the 5 acre block...







the kids had so much fun finding them






















Abbi had her hands full ....  !!!







This morning the campers packed up and were off home to Perth , 


I was able to wind down and do a  little sewing to make two BlooM Blocks....


Must away now and tidy the Cave and organise dinner..........

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria  😄

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone  Happy and Safe Easter ....    Today I enjoyed an early start with Wendy for FNSI and put together a new Easter Mini to pop in my frame


after finishing the stitchery  " Bunny Garden "  designed by Lynette Anderson.....

This evening I hope to sew  a few  BlooMs for the BlooMerS PaRtY  before our visitors arrive tomorrow..... Thanks Wendy for a relaxing day/evening of sewing.

We'll have 8 more folk and with just one bathroom in our home we've hired an extra loo......



This one's a little flasher than the ones you see at building sites..

Well must away and organise dinner before getting back in the Cave....

Happy Stitching 

Hugz  Maria  😄

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Nearly 10 Years...





As I started this post I realised it's my 1000th post... My first post was
in July 2009 and over the years I have enjoyed reading others blogs and making many friends and have even been pleased to have meet some in person...

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Perth Ladies GTG at craft show in 2014














When hubby and I tripped around Aussie met the fabulous Fiona from BubzRugz
and the lovely Kris from Tag Along Teddies




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and all the delightful ladies in Brisbane from Sunday Stitchers..











In 2016 DD Sandra and I went to Melbourne for the craft show and met two lovely bloggers Christine from Mac Donald's Patch and Helen
from Helen's Patchwork Passion..






I have participated in many fun swaps , SALs and joined in OPAM  and enjoy sewing along on Friday evenings for FnwFs and FNSI  ........

Sadly many don't blog anymore and I miss reading their posts but I hope to keep posting for another 1000 ......


Must away and organise a project for FNSI with Wendy on Friday.......

Happy Stitching ..

Hugz  Maria  😄

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

BlooMerS Party

Before another day disappears I must post what I worked on for the BlooMers Party organised by Cheryll Saturday evening....



I was very happy to get the first three rows sewn together...Now to get the next BlooMs ready to applique... Thanks Cheryll for hosting the Party...

Must away and make a cuppa..

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria 😄

Sunday, April 7, 2019

FnwFs ...

On Friday it was the first Friday of the month sew I joined Cheryll and 18 other ladies for FnwFs ...

It had been some time since I had sewn any "Shields" for "Days for Girls" sew decided to get some made....

















Taaa Daaahhh!!!!!
 Pile done......






Must away and tidy the Cave before sewing some BlooMs....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria  😄

Sunday, March 31, 2019

OPAM for March

It's the last day of the month and time to post our finishes for OPAM with the lovely Kris..who keeps us all motivated to get some finishes each month.

For me it seams to be a month of small finishes....


While cleaning the cupboard in the Cave I found four wooden coat hangers and many many years ago I received some beautifully fabric covered coat hangers from my blogging friend Christine. I used these as a pattern and now I have four lovely gifts to pop in the gift box.....




















also made this pincushion from Helen's signature block..


and Kira, No 12 Sunday Stitchers Challenge, was also completed this month ,

















and I finished my DD scissors keep too....







and some how these UFOs of my DDs come home with me from the big smoke......


Maybe I will get them done this month....

Must away and get some brekky and then off for my morning bob.....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria 😄


Saturday, March 30, 2019

BlooMerS Party

Cheryll  is having an extra  "BlooMerS"   Party  because there are 5 Saturdays this month....


                                         ( not sure why the photo isn't clear ?? )

Thanks Cheryll was great to get some more blocks done... now to sew the rows together.....

Must away now as I'm going into Geraldton to see my DD, GC and GGC 😍

Happy stitching

Hugz  Maria  😄

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Again.....

After a busy few days in Perth I arrived home Monday afternoon and now it's Sunday again and another week has disappeared sew before I go for my bob I'll do a post .....

Run out of time before I finished ...  I'm back now .... Water was beautiful and today we had some Black Swans visit in the river....We swim just over the dunes in the ocean..


After the tragic shooting in Christchurch NZ  "Angels In Gumboots"  put out a call to make " Green Hearts " so they can make quilts for the families who lost loved ones....
I popped these in the post on Friday..



Last Sunday was the third Sunday of the month sew it was time for the Sunday Stitchers to draw a new number for the UFO challenge...This month is No 3.....   Mine is  "Flying Colours " wall hanging and I have been busy machine appliqueing it .



 









Now to find a suitable border , backing and then sandwich and quilt....
The art group in Dongara are Fabric Bombing the trees along the walkway around the river and asked the Patch Group if they could make some long strips to wind around the trees...
Years ago I was in a Signature Swap and the blocks have been hiding in a box for the past 9 years sew I decided it was time to use them and a pile of charm squares to donate to the Art Group....

  
This one sewn by Helen I just couldn't part with sew I made a nice new pincushion for myself.....
  

Yesterday I spent the day at Patch with others from our group making our raffle quilt for our Triennal Hanging in October....

We were all busy some sewing , others sorting strips and ironing that no photos were taken but this is the pattern.

Must away and make a coffee before tackling some housework.......


Happy Stitching....
Hugz  Maria  😄