Saturday, December 3, 2022

FnwFs and a Surprise.

Tonight for FnwFs I worked on my slow EPP project "La Passacaglia" 

First I had to do some prep work before stitching the stars together and onto the block.

Stitching the stars on takes some time as the block is getting big to handle. Only 6 more stars after these to do and then the block will be done.

When I come home today this was sitting on Lacy's kennel ..

A REAL Christmas Tree ..

 Hubby knew I wanted one, so it was a lovely surprise that he'd bought the tree for me... 

Must away and go to bed ..

Happy stitching 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November OPAM and sign ups for FnwFs

Today our town had the honor of being the hottest in the state, 41 deg Celsius, thankfully I went for a beautiful dip this morning before hiding in the air conditioned "Cave" 

The first thing I wanted to do was get some binding ready for three quilts.

Lacy definitely wasn't any help.

All done ready to sew on. 

first was the Paint Chip Challenge quilt. Now ready to reveal on Thursday at our Patch's Christmas dinner.

Next was a quilt I've put together after finding it half completed when tiding up some draws in the "Cave" 

It is the first finish  OPAM.

I would like to say a huge thank you to KRIS who has organised us to get at least one finish each month for many years after taking over after both Peg and her started OPAM . I've really enjoyed joining in ...

The next finishes this month is four Santa Sacks to send to Jan Mac who donates to foster kids and those who need some extra love.

As it will be the first Friday of the month this week and last one for the year it's time to join in with Cheryll  (even though she's off on the high seas) for FnwFs
I'm sure you have some last minute sewing to do before Christmas so please join in. You can join in  HERE

Must away now and pop on the kettle.

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, November 20, 2022

FNSI for November

Can't believe it's nearly the end of November so time to join Wendy and friends for our second last FNSI for 2022...

As I have spent many many hours working on our Clubs Paint Chip Challenge (will do a post after our reveal because I surprised myself how patient I've been)

 it was lovely to just sit and do some hand sewing on my EPP project 
"La Passacaglia" 

Thank you, Wendy, for a relaxing evening of stitching along with you and friends. do pop over HERE to see what others had done ..

Must away for my 100km round trip drive to Mingenew to deliver the challenge flimsy ....

Stay safe and hope you get a chance to stitch.

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Monday, November 7, 2022

FnwFs at SAHR......

My FnwFs started off a fabulous weekend for me as our Patch club was having one of our SAHRs as well as my DD coming up from the big smoke to join I sewed along with all my favorite sewing friends...
After unloading the car and chatting to all I set up the machine and worked on the Aussie Hero blocks for this month

when my DD arrived, we sat and talked till it was time for us to set up for dinner. Our weekend is fully catered and there is a roster for us to have turns at setting the table and loading the dishwasher. ours was for Friday night.

DD and I went home about 9pm and when we returned Saturday morning it was to find these sprinkled all over my table and machine. Later there was even a cake with candles and the girls all sang "Happy Birthday" It was like being a kid again and I loved it.

I did finally get those blocks made 

then in between morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and socialising I managed to work on my longgggggg term project the Wedding Ring Quilt.

both DD and I were ready for home and bed by 8.30pm... we returned Sunday morning in time for morning tea ( a delicious sponge cake with cream) and afterwards I sat and stitched the EPP onto my La Passacaglia project,

while DD continued to work on her "BLUE BOHO" heart ....

She is very happy with the progress she made over the weekend as the flimsy nearly done.

It was a full fun filled weekend , big thank you to all....

I'm sorry to the lovely ladies who left a comment on my last post and I haven't  replied , blogger isn't sending some comments through to my emails.. Hope it works this time...

Must away and put the vegies on for our roast....

Hugs  Maria❤ .

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

OPAM for October and Churn Dash SAL complete.

I thought I didn't have any finishes for October so hadn't done a post for OPAM with Kris... BUT when I scrolled down through my posts I realised I had two finishes for the month.
BIG thank you Kris for nudging me along to post a finish or two.

1st.. The Frivols Churn Dash/9 patch quilt ..

2nd.. The Pumpkin Mug Rug...

and I can now also add my FINISHED " Churn Dash Quilt " many of us did as a SAL with Chooky

The quilt has an owner already as hubby claimed it when it was still being put together and on the design wall....

Friday will be the first Friday of the month I'm sure to join Cheryll for 
FnwFs as our Patch group is having a SAHR ... 
So looking forward to it as my DD2 is coming up for the weekend too.

Must away now to get an early night as we go for our first morning dip tomorrow..

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Friday, October 21, 2022

FNSI for October

As it’s the third Friday of the month we all know that it’s sewing night even though our dear Wendy has been very busy and didn’t have time to put up a link…. 

First I work on my long term EPP project La Passacaglia, 

Then I joined some more blocks of my “All Stacked Up”

I’m making this quilt for my eldest Great Granddaughter who is off to boarding school next year….where have the years gone??? 

Must away now and get organised for our Patch groups Friendship Day tomorrow.

Hugs Maria 💖

Friday, October 14, 2022

Just looking for

the right fabric for the project I'm working and then this happened.


so after a few hours of sorting the fabrics into colours and then filling the scrap box to the top I finally DID find a fabric I could use for the next block for my new project...
The green ,what do you think??
Must away now and may even go to bed early for a change..

Happy Weekend.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, October 8, 2022

FnwFs for October

I always enjoy sewing along with Cheryll and friends for our Friday Night of Sewing. It's just nice to know there is someone doing the same as me and then during the week checking out what we've done. 
I got an early start and managed to work on finishing Frivols Churn Dash. 

This little tin had sat in my cupboard for a few years so it's great to finally have the quilt completed.. 

then on to my Aussie Hero Blocks for this month.

as it was still only 9.30pm thought I would do a fun project before calling it a night.

I had seen this cute Pumpkin Mug Mat on a friends Instagram post so found some orange strips and put it together. 
Got ready to sandwich and quilt before calling it a night.

Must away now so I can finish the Pumpkin...

Happy Stitching.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Thursday, October 6, 2022

FnwFs sign up......

I can't seem to settle on one project right now, as you can see from the Cave,  it's the perfect time to sign up with Cheryll and work on some of the projects . 

It would be great if you could sign up to join Cheryll and others for FnwFs HERE too.

Now I must away and tidy the "Cave" ready to get an early start tomorrow.

Hugs  Maria. ❤

Saturday, October 1, 2022

September OPAM..

Well the weeks have flown by again and it's time to post our finishes for OPAM with Kris.. 

First finish was the little Hexie pouch.

You can see the two Quilts of Love I made HERE

and last night I finished this "Charm Square Lattice" baby quilt. A free pattern  by Amy Smart,  Dairy of a Quilter

Thank you KRIS for keeping me on track to make sure I always have some finishes....

Must away and post this , also see what others have finished..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Churn Dash Update.

Last Saturday my friend Jeanie and I went a drive to Mingenew  (a 90km round trip) to pick up my SAL Churn Dash quilt from the longarm quilter...

I would have liked to have used the brown the same as the sashing for the binding but didn't have enough. After going through my box of fabrics there was nothing suitable there either so decided to use the backing fabric as I had plenty of that....

Just need to put the label in the bottom left hand corner on the back and finish sewing on the binding... Should be done in time for Chooky's Churn Dash SAL deadline the end of October... 

Must away now and do some sewing...

Happy Stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Finally my FNSI Post....

I've had no internet for a few days now but I've finally worked out how to connect blue-tooth to my laptop so now I can do a post.......

On Friday Wendy organised our FNSI , I always like these evening as I seem to get organised and get things done.... This week I quilted and finished two Quilts of Love...... Thanks Wendy...


It was so good to use up the few jelly roll strips and a FQ to make the quilts.

I've been digging through this box looking for fabric to do a binding....

So a must away now and sort it....

Happy Stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria ❤ 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hello Everyone!

This week I had two special visitors......If you've been following Janice and Mick on their travels around Aussie you will have seen they are now in the West and on their way down the coast and on their way they called into "The Block" for a visit.
 I have followed Janice's Blog for many years and have chatted with her on Chooky's great ZOOM meetings but it was lovely to finally met in person and her hubby Mick ......Enjoying a cuppa and chatting time passed too quickly before it was time for them to be on their way again.... Safe Travels.

Must away and get a project organised for tonight's FNSI with Wendy You can still pop over to sign up.

Stay safe and Happy Stitching..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Friday and Saturday Night with Friends.

For this month's FnwFs with Cheryll  I sewed on both Friday and Saturday nights working on two UFOs

The Frivol Churns Dash and 9Patch flimsy and 

 Hugs and Kisses " Hexie Club" Pretty Pouch
as well as getting 4 Aussie Hero Blocks made 

Thank you Cheryll  for our sew along with friends every month. Look forward to seeing what others did by visiting HERE...

Must away and get this posted..

Happy Stitching,

Hugs  Maria   ❤

Thursday, September 1, 2022

OPAM for August

As another month has flown by it's time to post my August finishes for OPAM . with Kris

My Retreat Bag finish. 1.....

then I completed a Mug Bag I've had half-finished for ages.


The "Cacti " wall hanging has also been waiting awhile to be finished..

and I'm happy to say another UFO is now complete.

The Crocheted block quilt.

It's so good to have marked off three UFOs this month thanks to KRIS to organising OPAM each month...

Must away and organise another project to work on for tomorrows FnwFs with Cheryll and friends.

Take care and Happy Stitching.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Churn Dash SAL

In May Chooky invited us to join her in a Churn Dash SAL . We were to make 8 blocks a month over four months making 32 blocks for a nice size quilt put on point....


June blocks......

July blocks....

Then at the beginning of this month I sewed up a storm and made 14 more blocks...

As our Patch group was going to our annual retreat in the Big Smoke thought if I make 2 more blocks I could make the flimsy ...

Sorry Chooky for going ahead of the others but it was good to have lots of room to lay out the blocks and have the ladies to help.....

The local craft shop is having a mark down sale @ $10 a mtr and I was lucky to find the perfect fabric with just  3.6 mtrs left, enough to half and sew together for the right backing....

Now to get it sandwiched to take to the quilter....

Look forward to seeing what all are up to in the SAL

Thanks Chooky for organising us..

Must away and bring in the washing,

Stay safe and happy stitching,

Hugs  Maria ❤