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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Grrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!!

Will I ever finish "FROLIC" ????  I must say it's been the most frustrating flimsy I've worked on.....
I think with all the unpicking this top should have been finished twice but its still not done once...

Here are some of my silly mistakes....












and again..............





and today I discovered I've sewn the HST the wrong way.....The left one is right....


Sew before I throw the whole lot in the bin I've put it aside and made a "Microwave Cosy " for one of our bobbers BD on Monday...

 At least I managed to finish this with NO unpicking.......

Must away now and fix the row of HST......

Happy stitching and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria. ❤

Saturday, February 8, 2020

FnwFs for February

I got an early start for FnwFs with Cheryll and the other ladies...

First I finished  putting together a new cushion cover. I found fabrics sew I could make this little guy in memory of ALL the wildlife that has been lost in the terrible bushfires ......


Then after dinner I made this little quilt which will go to a hospital for the Neonatal ward...









I still have 9 more blocks which I hope to ge together  during the week and of course " Frolic" is still waiting for me. I keep putting it aside to play with other projects !!!!!!


Thank you Cheryll for a fun sewing time and will see what others did over the weekend HERE....






Must away as I'm off into town to have a coffee with a friend.. :)

Happy sewing and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

WOOFA for project February 2020.... and FnwFs sign up

I'm joining Cheryll again this month for WOOFA Challenge and as I have completed my No 3 challenge for Sunday Stitchers and a new No won't be drawn for two weeks I decided to go through my cupboard and find something else to work on...




I didn't have another UFO I wanted to work on sew decided I needed to do something with the Layered Cakes  that have been lurking in my cupboard for over 7 years, also smaller pieces of backing and wadding need to be used......

Hope that's okay Cheryll . They are UNFINISHED  bits ????

They will make a few nice smaller quilts !!!!


Must away now and see how to use them....

Oh!! nearly forgot ... As it's the first Friday of the month it's  also time to pop over to Cheryll to sign up for FnwFs... Do join in as it's always fun to see what others have done...



Happy Stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria ❤


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Orange Sisters...

I was happy to see that this month's colour for RSC challenge is ORANGE  ........

and if you read my previous post you know I've chosen the " Sisters" block to do my blocks in and I LOVE  my ORANGE " SISTERS"....

You can pop over HERE  to see what others have made......

Must away as the  washing machine is calling...

Have a happy and safe day..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Finishes for January 2020

By joining Kris for OPAM and "Sunday Stitchers " for the UFO challenge, Cheryll for WOOFA I managed to complete the "Twisted Windmills" Quilt













and as our first meeting for " Days for Girls " is coming up soon I made 25 Shields 













and I'm working on using up my scraps this year sew joined in for RSC which was green this month... My block choice is SISTERS 



















Looking forward  to making the next colour ??????


and will be joining in again  over the next four weeks with 




It's great to sew along with Kris , My Sunday Stitchers Friends , Cheryll and  Angela from RSC
Thanks ladies.....

Must away and get out "Frolic" 

Happy Stitching and stay safe,

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Monday, January 27, 2020

Signing up

With the lovely KRIS from Tag Along Teddies for OPAM again this year ......

Can you see how many finishes we have all achieved over the years by joining in first with Peg (sadly she doesn't have time to blog anymore) and Kris and for the past few years Kris has run it alone...

You can pop over HERE to join in and Kris kindly draws a winner each month for one of her pretty  patterns....




The "Twisted Windmills" are under the machine being quilted , hopefully a finish by the end of the week.... ( The power has gone out again sew no machine sewing for now😢)
Not only is this project being done for OPAM but also the "Sunday Stitchers Challenge"
and WOOFA  with Cheryll  .......








I find the more folk that push me along the better sew thank you ladies for your encouragement....








Must away and pop the kettle on the gas for a cuppa..

Stay safe

Hugs  Maria ❤




Thursday, January 23, 2020

Catching up.....

First I'd like to show you the beautiful gifts that arrived in the post last Friday from my dear friend Sunny, who sadly doesn't blog anymore.....
This is a gorgeous cross stitched wall hanging in my favorite colours. The sails are all different quilting blocks and it has a lovely saying stitch on it..... Love it and it has joined other minis made by many different friends on the wall in the "Cave"












Sunny also included two handmade cards and a cute Snowman ornie...


Now I need to list my UFO projects for " Sunday Stitchers Challenge " and also with Cheryll for the WOOFA challenge .......



No 1 ....... Jelly Roll Waves baby quilt... Needs borders and then pinned, sandwiched and quilted













No 2....... Charm Square Blocks baby quilt.... needs borders ,pinned ,sandwiched and quilted..
No3....Twisted Windmills , its sandwiched and pinned ready to quilt and is this months challenge No..


















No4..... was just the last Christmas  placemat  I had to finish and was last months No and is done ...

No 5...." Gnome Needle" case by Lynette Anderson.....










Nos 6-10 . Lynette Anderson's BOM     " Andrespn's Farm"
by doing two each month I hope to get it done this year as it lingered in my cupboard for a longggg time...












No 11 ...... "Twelve Days of Christmas" by Hatched and Patched.






and lastly No 12 ..... A Brutus " designed by Red Brolly" block left over from a quilt I made and decided to make it into a mini...

Just needs to be sandwiched, pinned and quilted...

By having these lovely folk organise these challenges I hope to get some finishes again by the end of the year.... HUGE thanks ladies........

Must away and do some shopping, have visitors coming for the long weekend....

Happy Stitching and keep safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, January 20, 2020

Using Scraps...

I think I have got myself in a bit of a muddle going through my scrap box by cutting up many different sizes for at least three project








and also trying to find some time to made my very first block for RSC 2020 . For this month it's green. and the small pile of green on the table  is for my blocks..

For some time I've watched bloggers make the " International Sisters" block and wanted to make them. Sew for the challenge this is the block I have chosen....












I'm very happy how my "Sisters" turned out and look forward to next month's colour choice to make more...








Must away now and tidy up sew I can work on "Frolic" after dinner.

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, January 18, 2020

First FNSI for 2020

As it was the third Friday of the month it was great to join Wendy and 15 others for our first FNSI for 2020...

As one of our Bobbing friends was having a birthday I decided to make her a Mug Rug to go with her Hot Chocolate sachets.....

Helen loved both small gifts....

Then I went through the stash to find suitable material to make some "Aussie Hero" Blocks..













completed four ...





These two are my favorites....

















Thank you Wendy for setting up our linky for FNSI even though you've been very busy.

Will pop over to visit others HERE over the next few days...



Must away to make my UFO list for Sunday Stitchers...

My thoughts are with all the folk affected by the dreadful fires especially all the firefighters and volunteers.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, January 13, 2020

Fun Retreat

I spent the last four days at retreat with just a small group of friends...  Our "Retreat Mum" spoilt us by having this cute mug sitting on the table...                                         









Love the Gnomes and their sewing machines...






Even though we enjoy lots of chatting and catching up we did get manage to work on many projects


sewed 285  X  2 1/2" squares into 11 blocks for project in previous post.

Made these into a flimsy
















and also got another flimsy made using this kit that had sat in my cupboard for many years....





 



I didn't realise my "Windmills" are turned a different way than the pattern until I took the photo........



Was pleased what I got done and there will be a few things ready for my UFO list with the Sunday Stitchers...


I did manage to take photos of a few lovely flimsys others made....



DD's project on the table.....










Linda's very old UFO is finally a quilt for her MIL...
The above blocks were made at a previous retreat sew Jo got them sewn together this time...










another of Jo's gorgeous flimsies...


Sadly I missed taking photos of other beautiful tops and Retreat Mum made four gorgeous bracelets....

May get a photo later and will post then..





Must away now and organise dinner...

Thinking of  the folk affected by the fires and all volunteers doing such a great job....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Weekend Sewing....

This weekend I decided to cull that neverending huge scrap box




and make QAYG blocks for Jan Mac who is runs Oz Comfort Quilts which she started in 2009 ...
Cut background 11" for
 10 1/2" FINISHED blocks .......
35 blocks make a quilt...

Please pop over and see how you can also help...




while sorting through the box and ironing suitable pieces I decided to also cut more 2 1/2" squares. They are for a long term project I started many years ago


 and after seeing Lou's post and that she was going to work on her long term project I recognised the book and remembered I had that also lurking in my cupboard....

I am off to a retreat soon and will sew some more blocks together ...











Oh! before I go must show you my new friend "Clever Trevor" 
He does a great job watering the grass around the house block......

Well must away and hugs the all the folk who are affected by the fires, especially all the helpers..

Hugs  Maria ❤