Monday, January 31, 2022

January Finishes,

 Finally put the last stitches into the "Kawandi" Table runner I started in October last year.

It was slow going but I enjoyed sitting in the evenings hand stitching, but I didn't like the little visitor that decided to make my scissors keep home!!
Happy to have last years RSC blocks  made into a finished quilt ready to donate.

and while chatting with the ladies on Zoom Australia Day I stuffed and finished this little fella.

Must away now and put a roast in the oven...

Keep safe and well 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Australia Day 2022

 It was a lovely cool day after so many HOT days and to add to that two power outages , one last 12 hours and the other 10 hours .. So my day started with a beautiful bob with my friends and then I joined Chooky for a Zoom GTG....with ladies from Canada, US, NZ and the other side of Aussie....

I put the filling into the little pincushion Turtle and stitched him up....

next I joined some hexies that is a long time project 
Thanks Chooky it was a lovely few hours stitching and chatting with you all.

Must away and put away the Hexies till next Zoom GTG....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, January 22, 2022

First FNSI for 2021

It was already 45 deg Cel ( 113 deg Fah ) at 11am on the way home from the shops yesterday so I decided the "Cave" was the best place to be with the air con blasting and start sewing. 

I joined Wendy for FNSI so got a nice early start on quilting the RCS quilt .

By the time I stopped to get some dinner organised I'd finished the quilting and got the binding ready to sew on...

Got back to sewing afterwards and completed the quilt.....

Thank you Wendy for organising our FNSI for another year and Dawn from Kitty Rose Cottage for donating the giveaway each month....

Must away and brave the heat to hang out some washing, Under the verandah thank goodness.

Stay safe and well..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, January 20, 2022

This and That and sign ups for first FNSI 2022

Since my last post I've been trying to catch up with things, 


First I made and posted my Aussie Hero Blocks .

and I am pleased to have done the last of the Row by Rows for Patch......
The lady requested "Christmas"
Last Saturday four Patch ladies went to the club rooms and together made this donation flimsy 

It had been pre-cut and with one lady pinning , two of us on a machine and an ironing lady it went together quickly and it was done in less than four hours.....

Next I needed to sew some pieces of wadding together before pinning my RSC quilt from 2021.

Done and now ready to quilt by joining Wendy for our first  FNSI for 2022. 

Visit  HERE and join in the fun.
By sewing along with Wendy and friends I always seem to get something done....

Must away and pop on the kettle.

Stay safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, January 10, 2022

RSC for 2022

 I'm joining RSC organised by Angela again this year and you can have fun joining in by popping over HERE... It's a great way to use up a different colour scraps each month and make whatever block pattern you wish...... Thanks Angela , 

This month's colour is RED and I made half log cabins and Majestic Mountain Blocks......

I'm looking forward to seeing next month's colour....

Must away and ckeck out what others have made so far over HERE

Happy stitching, keep safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Friday, January 7, 2022

First FnwFs for 2022

As it's the first Friday of the month it was time to join Cheryll for FnwFs... It's great to be back sewing along for another year thank you Cheryll.

I made an early start cutting out the first three blocks of last years Laundry Basket Mystery that I saw on Janice's Blog last year....

Block 1 completed 

Making a good start on block 2.

Did one of Block 3 

Now I must away and get ready for bed...

Keep safe and well.

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Good start to 2022

 with a ZOOM  meeting organised by Chooky . ladies for all over Australia , Canada, US, NZ, Germany and Norway sewed along and chatted ..... 

I joined in for an hour before going for my morning dip and cut out the cherries for the Row by Row I'm working on.

Last night on Instagram I saw that Fiona was sewing her left over HST together  , I sent her a photo of a box I had and that I would be binning them... But then Fiona challenged me to make something from them. So when I returned to the ZOOM met. 

I spent hours ironing .cutting and sewing only to end up with a small pile of 1 1/2" and 2" squares... 

Not even enough to do anything with really so 

sorry Fiona BUT if no one wants these HST they are defiantly going in the bin....I'm willing to send anywhere in Aussie.

I then picked up one of the blocks I'm crocheting around for awhile, got bored with it and 

so I started this cute pincushion Turtle ....

the pattern is in Anni Downs book  The Simple Life

Thank you Chooky and all the ladies for a lovely day ....

Must away and make a cuppa..

Take care and keep safe,

Hugs  Maria ❤