Monday, March 20, 2023

FNSI for March

After a week in the Big Smoke and arriving home at 5.30pm Friday I was able to still join in for Wendy's FNSI . 
But I only managed to do some tracing, ironing and cutting of The Hog designed by Toni Alexander from Red Boot Quilting Company's  for "Who's at the Zoo" before calling it quits.
Thank you  Wendy for once again organising us ..

Then on Saturday afternoon I put together the Aussie Hero  Blocks for March ready to pop in the post.

Must away now and catch up on some blog reading. ... 

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, March 12, 2023

RSC for March

GREEN is this month's colour for Angela's  RSC .

My big " I Spy" block.

and the smaller 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" blocks...

Must away now and go over to Angela's Blog to link up my post and see what other's have made this month??

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, March 5, 2023

FnwFs for March.

The first Friday of the month came round so quick again and it's time to join Cheryll for FnwFs...
As I drove to the big smoke for a fun retreat,
I didn't get a lot of sewing done but got a start on Toni Alexander's Red Boot Company " Who's at the Zoo" blocks...

The Meerkats and the one Keeper

Hope to visit others who joined in over the weekend HERE . Thanks Cheryll.

Must away quickly as it's time to go to lunch.

Happy Stitching. 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Finishes for February and Prepping for Retreat.

Made a new beach bag ready for next year.

 My DD1 asked if I could make some new Mug Rugs for her and her hubby,


always fun to make a few smaller projects.

Was good to have a binding fabric in my stash to finish the RSC quilt from 2022 blocks.

Got the HST borders on the Laundry Basket quilt and delivered it to the longarm quilter.

I've also spent a lot of time getting projects ready to take to retreat this weekend.

Cutting the blocks for FQS Sewcialites 2 SAL

cutting, visoflexing and ironing blocks for Toni Alexander's " Who's at the Zoo".

and preped some EPP blocks for "La Passacaglia "
You can never have enough projects when going to retreat so I'll also put the long-term "Wedding Ring Quilt" in.


Must away now and publish this post before it's March.......

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria ❤

Saturday, February 25, 2023

RSC for Febuary

For this month Angela chose PINK ...

       First one is the "I Spy" block 

and then my smaller 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" blocks...

Wonder what colour Angela will choose for March??????

Must away and tidy the Cave.

Hugs Maria ❤

Friday, February 17, 2023

FNSI for February

Firstly I would like to apologise to all the lovely ladies who commented on my last post that I didn't answer. For some reason Blogger didn't send the comments through to my email. 😢 Hope it is fixed now.

Again the weeks have flown by and it is time to join Wendy for FNSI..... 


I did the quilting on one of last years RSC 

Because I started early I got it completely quilted even though I changed threads for each colour.

You can see the quilting better at the back...

Thank you Wendy for once again organising us for FNSI . 
Will enjoy catching up with others over the weekend to see what they made HERE

Must away and find a binding to suit the quilt.

HUGS  Maria ❤

Saturday, February 4, 2023

FnwFs for Feb...

After a quick trip to the big smoke on Thursday we returned home at 7pm yesterday and it was HOT. 44 deg cel
First thing we did was crank up the Air Con and when it cooled down enough I joined Cheryll and friends for FnwFs.

Only managed to stitch the chimmey before I was too tired and went to bed.

So this morning after my dip I made this month's Aussie Hero Blocks 

Thanks Cheryll for once again organising us for FnwFs and you can see what others did HERE

Must away now and put on the kettle.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What's been happening at my Place.... and FnwFs Sign Up.

We've been having lots of very hot days so I'm enjoying my morning bob with my friends.

The water is just beautiful and a great way to start my day.

It was one of our bobbing friends BD so I was pleased to still have enough of this fabric left to pop on a tea towel for her gift.

More slow stitching has been happening since I left of HERE a month ago.

So many thread changes.

Now I remember why I have put this aside several times. 

and I did get all the HSTs done for all four borders .  

Also don't forget to pop over to Cheryll's Blog to sign up for FnwFs ...

Must away and pin on some borders..

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Thursday, January 26, 2023


Today being Australia Day I decided to dig into my scrap box and make a new table runner to use where we make our cuppas. and as  Cheryll is organising TGIFF. this year it's was a good time to join in and post. Thanks Cheryll a fun way to get pushed have finish. Why not join in HERE and post your finish!

                   Made it using the QAYG method so it was a nice easy one to make . 

Must away now as Lacy wants her dinner....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, January 21, 2023

FNSI for February

I always enjoy joining in with Wendy and friends for FNSI as it pushes me to get something organised to sew. BUT before I could I needed to clean and give my machine some tender loving care.....

Once it was all cleaned, oiled and a new needle. I was on a roll and got all of last year's RSC half log cabin sewn together.

 As it was still early  I decided to cut and sew some more of these blocks for my Mystery Laundry Basket top WHEN the power went out AGAIN at 11pm.......

So I just went to bed...Power was restored at 9am this morning.

Must away now and find a backing and some wadding to hopefully finish above top.

Happy Stitching.      Hugs Maria  ❤

Thursday, January 12, 2023

RCS for 2023

This is the third year I've joined Angela for the RSC and it's always fun to make a few different blocks and turn them into great community quilts. ( I still need to put last years together.)

While thinking about which blocks to do this year, I saw that Susan had chosen to do  " I Spy" blocks , this was I pattern I had done many years ago and it makes a great quilt. Thanks Susan for the idea... This month's colours is  " Bright and Dark blues"

The second block I'm doing is a simple                        3 1/2" X 5 1/2" one 
Must away now and peg some washing.

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria ❤

Saturday, January 7, 2023

First FnwFs for 2023

I was pleased to see Cheryll was organising us again this year for FnwFs as I really needed a push some encouragment to get my Mojo back. So I serviced the machine and got started. 
First I worked on sewing some of the HSTs for the border on the Laundry Basket Quilt, 

One side is nearly done and while sewing them I also worked on a chevron baby quilt .

After reading Janice's 2023 Goal List where she noted an old cross stitch UFO I remembered I also had one tucked away that I started in 2001. So when I was tired of sewing I worked on it.

 This was where I started .

Happy with the small progress I made before calling it a night.

Thank you Cheryll for a fun afternoon /evening of stitching with you and the ladies.

Must away now to read what others have done.

Hugs  Maria ❤