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Saturday, July 4, 2020

FnwFs for July 2020

Even though Cheryll was off on a road trip with her hubby in the caravan she still kindly put up the  Linky  for our FnwFs GTG...
I always enjoy these nights as I get organised to work on a project with all the other ladies...
This week I got out my stash and sorted through some fabrics to start "Trail Mix"



cut up a pile of squares etc ready to sew ..



After making the first few blocks I wasn't sure if I liked the way it looked  ?????

Just TOO scrappy ????



But after dinner I keep sewing and when I took a photo before going to bed I was happier with how it was turning out.....


I'm not sewing the blocks together yet as I can see I'll be swapping some around ....



This morning I got out the step ladder and moved the blocks higher on the design wall .Of course I swapped some and the top right hand corner one I decided needs some adjustments....


I must away now , have some lunch, check out some ladies blogs HERE and get back to sewing...... I think I'm hooked...

Happy stitching, keep safe and well,

Hugs  Maria  ❤


Monday, June 29, 2020

OPAM Finishes for June 2020

REALLY end of June, half the year over !!! Maybe a good thing as it has been a challenging year for sew many....
Well of course being the end of the month means it's time to join the Kris for OPAM and post any finishes we have...  I managed 5..

1... Poodle Bag... made for a birthday gift..
2 .... Baby Scrappy Flip Flop Quilt.....

















3...... Baby Chevron Quilt.....





 

4... Panel Quilt for PICU...










  My 5th finish was for the "Sunday Stitchers Challenge" No 11 ...  12 Days of Christmas "






Hopefully I will have THIS Quilt finished for July OPAM...   Thank you Kris for helping me keep on track each month..

Must away to pop on the kettle for my Milo

Happy Stitching and keep well.

Hugs  Maria ❤




















Saturday, June 27, 2020

WOOFA Progress...

This year I joined WOOFA  "Working On Or Finishing A .... project", organised by Cheryll.. and the project I'm working on now is a quilt for ME called " Urban Owls" by Wendy Williams...
It has many techniques from applique to PP which I'll find challenging as well I've decided to hopefully only use what is in my stash......Sew good to have lots of encouragement , thanks Cheryll.

Sew far I have completed the centre block , small borders and a flying geese border . Next I've sewn two of the three Ohio Star corner blocks....







I can't decide whether to use the the mauve with the greens or the bluish/green for the star points in the next block ???
Which one do you think????

Must away now to put the kettle on for a cuppa,

Happy Stitching and keep well.

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, June 20, 2020

FNSI and My WOOFA project....

It was lovely to sit and sew along with Wendy and 17 other ladies for FNSI...
I decided to work on my string blocks and completed 15 to make the 35 for one quilt to send  to Jan Mac plus bindings...
then it was onto my Paper Dolls free patterns designed by Toni.....








and here are the two I made before and forgot to post...


love her glasses and his dungarees...




As it was still early enough before going to bed I sewed the borders onto "MY Quilt" which is the new WOOFA project with Cheryll.....



A big thank to both Wendy and Cheryll for keeping me on track with some of my projects .

You can pop over for a visit at both ladies by clicking on their names...

Always fun to see what others have made....



Today I must get on and finish my No 11 Challenge for Sunday Stitchers today. "12 Days of Christmas"
Only have the label, binding and Pears to sew on but first,





I must away hang hubby's quilt on the line before going into for a coffee in town...

Have a great weekend and Happy sewing...

Hugs Maria ❤

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What I'm doing and FNSI sign up for June....

I can't seem to settle on one project at the moment, there is a quilt I sandwiched and pinned two weeks ago waiting to be quilted, not sure how ??







then there is my No 11 UFO challenge for Sunday Stitchers I need to do by Sunday.......

I even put a few stitches in a
"Cross Stitch " that's been a UFO for years..........

but then when I saw some QAYG blocks on Susan's Blog this morning so I went into the Cave and started cutting up wadding ( before I even commented on the post. have done now. ) ready to sew some blocks, there are 19 made so need at 16 more to send to Jan Mac to make up a quilt...











I always put down a sheet of newspaper on my board before cutting the wadding and then you don't get fluff stuck in the board.....




sew today I've sewn some QAYG blocks....




As it will be the third Friday of the month this week don't forget to sign up at Wendy's  for FNSI. It's always great to sew along with our virtual friends and catch up with them to see what they worked on....

wonder which project I'll work on??




Okay must away and pop on the kettle for a cuppa....

Happy stitching and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, June 13, 2020

FnwFs 2

Over this time of isolation Cheryll has kindly organised us for two nights a month of FnwFs to keep us busy and to sew along with our virtual friends , was great thanks Cheryll . From next July ( really) it will be back to once a month again.

Before I could start on any fun sewing last night I needed to make a new cover for my dryer which lives outside. When we had the dust storm the other week the old cover was destroyed.....





I set up the overlocker and was happily sewing away when the thread broke, GRRRRR !!!!
Had to be the No 4 which is a doozie to thread.......

Took about an hour of "CALM" words before it was all ready to go again....



Finally finished the cover and had a cuppa and then onto to getting out my fun sewing ... It's going to be a quilt for me and I started HERE then worked on some more HERE sew I've decided it will be a great WOOFA  project that is another great SAL Cheryll organises.....

First I needed to re- stitch a few flying geese to fit the centre block....

 







Then I stitched the circles on the corner blocks before deciding on the next small border....




I chose to cut the four different strips ..
Managed to join one before going to bed.... Happy with my progress....

Must away and have some late lunch.

Happy stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria  ❤




Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2020





When I read that Ida from My Sister Made Me Do It... was organising the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade again for 2020 I decided it would be fun to join in ..

As it's been three years since the last PPPP I'll show my pincushions of old , which I still have ....
Some are for show and sit on my corner shelf,



 Others I use everyday I when I'm machine sewing.. 













There are pincushions that hang next to my chair for when I'm hand sewing made by Christine in a swap many years ago,
another lives near my sewing machine made by Jan a lady from Patch,












These two are handy as I use them to only hold my needles....












and here are some new ones .
1st is one I made form a lovely siggy swap block from Helen.



Next a cute little set made by Sandi , they come in handy to pop into my bag when going to an appointment...











and I made this one for the parade ,
liked the idea of popping in the pair of scissors .....



Thanks Ida for organising the parade this year and also all the fabulous sponcers.....

Must away to pop some of my favorite oldies in my header....

Happy sewing and stay safe...

Hugs  Maria ❤


Sunday, June 7, 2020

FnwFs and Chookshed Party.

Friday night it was time to join Cheryll and friends for FnwFs and I made my RSC Sisters.  For June the colour is PINK and it was fun to dig through the stash to find the fabrics...
















Here they are with the others I've made so far.




Afterwards I did some quilting on my small Scrappy Flip Flop quilt. 








By then it was after midnight and decided to get some sleep before joining Chooky in the morning for the Online Chookshed Party





As Chooky couldn't have her usual Chookshed Party because of the virus she set up a Zoom Party and we were invited to join her..  I enjoyed seeing many friends I've blogged with and never met as well as lots of new ladies from Germany, France, Belgium, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia that I can now follow on blogs and see their wonderful projects......
Thanks Chooky it was great.. It really is
                                             " A Small World After All"










I hand stitched the  "Poodle" while chatting which I put into a bag ( between going online and then sitting up till 1am to finish it ) .... it will be a gift for my bobbing friend who has a Poodle... 









Well I must away and made a new Pincushion for tomorrow's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade which you can still join in HERE

Happy Stitching and stay safe,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Looking Forward

to joining in with Chooky for her  Chookshed 8th Birthday  on line as she still can't have the party in the Shed so we'll catch up on Zoom.....
and also will be rounding up my Pincushions to join Ida for the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade starting on June 8th......
anyone wishing to join in can click on the above links .
Both will be fun....
Thanks Ladies..


Must away to pop on the kettle for a cuppa....

happy stitching and stay safe..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, May 30, 2020

GTG, OPAM and Woofa Finishes......

Another week and month has flown by so it's time to post my finishes with the lovely ladies Kris for OPAM and Cheryll for the WOOFA Challenge. But first I have some Show and Tell one of our Patch members brought along this week at our GTG....

We met at the Marina in the shelter and it was a lovely spot to sit chat and do some hand sewing, well I think we did more chatting....







( you can see where we do some of our fabric shopping !!)
















Remember the block I made HERE .They are now all sewn together .. I really like  how the flimsy looks.... It's now off to be quilted....

















Yvonne has been very busy while in isolation and made and quilted the above quilt and also got her "Angels Story " made into a flimsy ..



After the GTG I went to the clubroom ( by myself ) and pinned two quilts...

  Above is " Oh My Star " by Pat Sloan and the WOOFA Challenge and also my OPAM finish for May.....






Thanks to both ladies for keeping me focused to get at least one finish this month.....















 these blocks sewn together are the ones left over from the Scrappy Flip Flop Quilt .. Be great to have that finished soon....







Well must away and find my No 11 for Sunday Stitchers and work on it......

Have a happy and safe weekend..

Hugs  Maria ❤