Monday, February 28, 2022

Busy week and OPAM finishes.

It's been a crazy busy week as Hubby's been away and I like to get some jobs done without interruptions.....So I went into town and bought paint to redo the verandah. 

I had cleared everything out the way even " Horrible Horus" 

Sadly I walked too close to those barbs 

and he attacked me..... Ouch!!!

Why is it when you do one job it leads to others. 

I scrubbed all the black blinds and took all the outdoor chairs on the lawn and washed them while the cushion covers were in the washing machine...
Covers dried and back on, just need to stitch them. 
in the evenings I was cutting fabric for the Wedding Ring Quilt and getting organised and packed ready for our Stay at Home Retreat which started last Friday evening. 

getting the two curves to meet was tricky but got this done before going home for the night...

Over the weekend I made three rings before putting it aside to work on an easier project.

It was so good to just sit and sew while chatting with all the ladies an having all our meals made for us... 
was the perfect end to a busy week.....

The lovely KRIS from Tag-a-long Teddies is organising us again for 
OPAM this year. It's not to late to join in . just click on the above link .

Here are my finishes for February..
1... Urban Owls

and the set of place mats and coasters for the caravan...

Thinking of you all at this difficult time , keep safe and well....

Hugs Maria ❤

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Catching up and FNSI

Since my last post two weeks ago I have been busy quilting and in between made some small projects.

A set of place mats and coasters for the van....

also another bookmark 
and yesterday I had an early start to join the lovely Wendy and friends for FNSI. and I finally sewed  the binding for on      "URBAN OWLS"  

I sew most of my bindings on by machine so back first and then pin ready to sew on the front . I didn't realise I'd been attacked by the pins until I saw blood spots as I sewed...

Thankfully the old spit thing worked and all spots removed ...

and finally I have
label and all.
It was a marathon....... I started this quilt when were in lock down way back in March 2020. using favorite fabrics stored in my cupboard for many years waiting for the right project......

As it was still early I cleaned the machine popped in a new needle and cut out some of the pieces needed for the "Double Wedding Ring " quilt  made with templates. It is a Patch club project which we'll be doing at our "Stay at Home Retreat " next weekend.  

 Must away as it's time for bed.

Keep safe and well and hope you have time to stitch.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Friday, February 4, 2022

FnwFs for February

For my FnwFs a long long term project was pulled out and I spent a few hours dragging "Urban Owls" through the machine to quilt......

when I got tired of that I found some   Tealish coloured fabrics for this months RSC with Angela.....and made a couple of mountains...

Thanks Cheryll for another great sewing evening...

I've spent many hours trying to sort out blogger to no avail . I read all your comments but sadly can't reply....😢

Must away and go to bed.....

Stay safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Not Happy Jan

 This week I decided to set up a gmail account but I found that all my comments go there but are all no reply...... so I have to copy and paste each one to answer all my lovely folk who comment.... also I get HEAPS of junk mail well as all that I can't open the Gmail account on my Ipad. I've tried several times to change my email address to the old one but can't ......So you can see why I'm not Happy Jan.....

Sorry if I don't get to answer you comment.

Must away to make a strong coffee.

Hugs  Maria ❤