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Thursday, March 28, 2024

#4 Chookshed Challenge

Deana picked #4 for the March challenge No and on my list it was “A New Start” so I decided to cut the blocks for the “Wanderer’s Wife . 


They’re all done and bagged ready to pop into my box for our annual retreat in August . ( good to be prepared) .



And I’m delighted to have given my dear friend Jan the huge box of scraps because she had fun sorting through them and was happy to take them home. I was happy to get rid of them..

I also decided to make a reading cushion as another “New Start” and used some of the Minon fabrics that were in my stash.





The back and the front made with 2 1/2” blocks.

Thanks Deana for this fun challenge and I’m looking forward to April’s No…

Must away as I want to catch up on some Blog reading.

Happy Stitching 🧡 

Hugs Maria πŸ’–

Friday, March 22, 2024

Cutting and sewing.

I’m busy sorting through my huge scrap box and cutting blocks for “Wanderer’s Wife” which is part of my #4 Chookshed Challenge organised by Deana…..



And some more cutting and sewing was done making No 11 and 12 Laundry Basket Birthday Challenge.


Must away and get some projects organised for a sewing evening with friends .

Happy stitching 🧡 

Hugs Maria. πŸ’•




Saturday, March 16, 2024

FNSI for March and a busy Saturday.

Even though Wendy was busy with elections at her place some of the ladies were able to sew along for FNSI… thank you Wendy and I hope you weren’t too busy. 
I decided to work on my La Passacaglia block 
















And also go through my stash and find some fabrics to make a reading cushion.

After brekky this morning I went for my dip with the ladies. The water was beautiful and we watched  the mullet swimming along and jumping out the water. Then we noticed a couple of small reef sharks trying to catch the fish….they were too busy to worrying about us .

On my return home I showered ,went to the shop and then joined Chooky and ladies for a great Zoom meeting it was good catching up and chatting while doing some more stitching on La Passacaglia 




This round is nearly complete ……


I also need to make a baby quilt for one of our young bobbing ladies so auditioned some fabrics for that .

Thanks Chooky for a fun Zoom session.

Later in the afternoon it was time to go to croquet as it was our groups 1st anniversary and we had guests coming to join us from Geraldton. We finished croquet early enough for me to pop down to our Patch room and join in for a lesson on how to do bullions……

 Mine aren’t very good so I think I need a lot more practice but we had a great time.
I had a very busy fun day.


So I must away now and do some bullion practice 

Happy Stitching 🧡 

Hugs πŸ€— Maria πŸ’•






Monday, March 11, 2024

RSC for March and the Laundry Basket block.

For March Angela chose PURPLE for our RSC colour…. I hunted through my stash and found enough to make the Log Cabin block.

And the Dragon….

I have also made No 10 of the Birthday Laundry Basket block.


Blogger isn’t playing well today so I’ll push publish and see what happens.

Must away and have some lunch.

Happy stitching 🧡 

Hugs. Maria 🩷







Sunday, March 3, 2024

FnwFs March

FnwFs  turned into a weekend of sewing for me . First on Friday I got my blocks cut ready to sew 





But before I started sewing I got into the movie Where the Crawdads Sing” so didn’t get back to sewing till Saturday after my morning dip and before croquet.

Managed to to get the most of Aussie Hero blocks together and then today got them finished 

And also the Laundry Basket Birthday blocks #8 and #9.                                        Must away now and organise some purples for this months RSC 
Happy Stitching 🧡 
Hugs Maria πŸ’•.


Friday, March 1, 2024

March Challenge and FnwF

A new month so it’s time for our new number for the “Chookshed Challenge” orgainised by Deana…and this months No is “4”




After checking my list my #4 is to start a new project.


I have this HUGE box of scraps and I thought πŸ€” what’s a girl to do with them??? 


So I bought this book.






 What a perfect time to start going through the box and cutting out the blocks , putting them in bags, labelling them ready to take to our annual retreat in August as it was what I planned to be making then.

 I MAY be able to work on something smaller for a finish ???



As it’s also the first Friday of the month I’ll be joining FnwFs . Even though Cheryll. Has visitors she has kindly put up the link for us to sew a long. Thank so much because I am hoping to make my Aussie Hero blocks and #8and #9 of The Laundry Basket Birthday Blocks. 

Must away and sort some fabrics.

Happy Stitching 🧡 

Hugs Maria πŸ’•