Sunday, July 31, 2022

July finishes for OPAM...

Hubby and I were invited to a birthday dinner last night and I decided at 3 pm to make four bowl cosies for the birthday girl.... 

Thankfully they were all done by 5.15 pm , just in time to jump in the shower and be ready for 6 pm...

While getting things ready for retreat I come across an "I Spy" flimsy .. so after joining three pieces of flannelette for the backing and sewing a scrappy binding I have another finish for OPAM ..

Thank you KRIS for yet again pushing me along for a few finishes this crazy month.

Must away now and tidy the "Cave"

Keep well and Happy Stitching.

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Blocks , Blocks and more Blocks.......

I've spent this past week sewing blocks....    The Pinwheels are the last of the blocks for the 2021 Laundry Basket Mystery Quilt.... and now all the blocks are ready to be sewn together when we go on Retreat in a few weeks...

One thing I was happy to learn was how to spin the center of the seams so they are not so bulky.

Purple was the colour for this months RSC with Angela

  Next the Aussie Hero Blocks

and I also got my  July "Churn Dash" blocks made for Chooky's SAL 

                as well as 6 small "Churns" for Frivol but I didn't get a decent photo to post.

Must away now as it's time for bed......

Stay safe and well 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Saturday, July 16, 2022

FNSI for July

The weeks go by so quickly and before we know it it's time again to join in for FNSI with Wendy and friends... I enjoy these sew alongs as I get myself organised to get something done....
This time I pulled out 2021's Laundry Basket Mystery Quilt pattern 


and spent far too much time choosing which fabrics to use for each block,

then cutting , sewing and trimming

 pressed ready to join together but I'm happy to have sewn some more blocks as leaders and enders ....

 Thank you Wendy for getting us together .

Will show you them on my next post as 

I must away because the washing machine is calling ,
Stay safe and well , hope you have time to stitch.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Monday, July 4, 2022

Busy Weekend and FnwFs

I drove down to the big smoke last Friday for the weekend to celebrate my DD2 's special Birthday..

Along with 10 other lovely ladies we enjoyed delicious savories ( didn't get a photo of them) and little decadent  cakes.

Sunday we were off to see the "Van Gogh Alive....."

It was just FANTASTIC.....

Afterwards we went to the "Lucky Shag" on the Swan Riverfront for brunch....

Evenings I was still able to do some hand sewing for FnwFs while chatting ....
I had a wonderful busy couple of days and drove home this morning. 

Must away now and rest.....

Happy stitching and stay safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤