Thursday, June 30, 2022

OPAM for June, Churn Dash SAL and FnwFs sign up...

I've spent the past few days working hard to get the new project I started in my last post finished for OPAM  

Got the squares sewn together, sandwiched and pinned over the weekend... 

Did the quilting over the next couple of days

Then onto the binding and I was short about 5"... 
BUT I got it all finished and did the photo shoot yesterday ready to post in time for this months OPAM..

Thanks KRIS for shoving me along to get at least a finish bigger than the tiny can see Here
Look who's sneaking into the photo shoot!

Just re posting my June Churn Dash Blocks for 

and don't forget tomorrow is the first Friday of the month and time to sign up for Cheryll's FnwFs  
It's fun to sew along with our virtual friends and then check their posts to see what they did over the next few days..... 
Must away now and pack for my weekend in the big smoke....

Stay well and Happy stitching

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Do you ever

have trouble settling on one project ? I've got four on the go 

and then I realised that I won't have a finish for Kris's OPAM this month. 
So whats one to do but start a new project along with the others....

In the evening I've been enjoying crocheting around my blocks and now I'm on the last one. Then I need to learn how to join them...

Some folk have asked about my crochet hook, its an ergonomic one I bought when I was having trouble with my carpel tunnel. 

Today it was 22 deg, a beautiful sunny winter day so I FINALLY cleaned "Charlie" ... Inside and out....

Okay must away and work on my finish for OPAM

Take care and Hugs

Maria  ❤

Saturday, June 18, 2022

FNSI for June

For FNSI with Wendy and friends I did some crocheting

and finished a pair of booties while watching Better Homes and Gardens.

Afterwards I cut out some more Churn Dash blocks before it was time for bed...

Thanks Wendy for a lovely evening of crafting and will pop over to see what others have done HERE

Must away now and pop the kettle on.

Stay safe and well. 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Churn Dash !!!

After my fabrics went across Aussie twice before I received them I'm starting to think that Chooky's Churn Dash SAL  is jinxed for me as I spent a lot of time unpicking .

and this wasn't the only one I sewed the wrong way , GRRRRRR! I think I did it at least three times..

Then as I grabbed up a block to sew  I accidentally picked up two......
More unpicking......

I was doing the Frivol churn dashes as a leader and ender project as well but they also didn't want to play...

So I am really surprised that I did manage to get my 8 blocks done for this month 

and also some more Frivol churns......

BUT  I'm over them for now and have started a new project....

Must away and bring in the washing...

Keep well and enjoy some stitching. 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Friday, June 10, 2022


Firstly I must post the parcel I received from Mary a few weeks ago . Sorry Mary.

It contained this cute "Frog" appliqued on the softest tea towel and the lovely card that has an old McCalls dress pattern on it and the envelope looks like a drafted pattern....

Thank you so much Mary I enjoy using it.

If you noticed on the left of my side bar I have joined Chooky for a "Churn Dash SAL" along with many other ladies from all over the world that also join Chooky on her fun Zoom GTGs.

Of course I needed to buy some fabrics to add to what I have. (Below photo)
As we don't have any stores that sell what I wanted I ordered on line. 

The first parcel arrived quickly ..
Blues for the Churn Dash and the other two for a UFO project.

The second parcel took over fours weeks as it arrived in Perth, Western Australia and then was sent back to Victoria and then back again.
So annoying as it had the background fabric in so couldn't start my cutting and sewing.

Thankfully it's finally arrived so I can start  my 8 Churn Dashes which need to be done by the end of the month. 

Must away make a cuppa and start cutting.

Stay well and I hope you find time to stitch.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, June 4, 2022

FnwFs and RSC

As it was the first Friday of the month it is always lovely to sew along with Cheryll and friends . For this month I made my BLUE blocks for the RSC . 


Each month I make two Delectable Mountain blocks 
and six half log cabins...

 Thank you to both ladies for organising us for these sew alongs each month. You can pop over HERE to see what others made for FnwFs .

Must away as it's a glorious sunny afternoon so will go out to do a little gardening....

Hope you all keep well and get a chance to stitch..

Hugs  Maria ❤