Sunday, May 20, 2018

FNSI for May...

It was another lovely FNSI stitching along with Wendy and friends ...

I put together two pages of blocks from " My Small World"















The small blocks are 2 1/2" finished.


Then last night I joined my friends from the Northern hemisphere and pulled out "On Ringo Lake" .
Bonnie Hunter's  Mystery Quilt I started at the end of last year....




I can't believe that some ladies actually finished this quilt in 6 weeks...It's got lots and lots of small pieces !!!!

I'm slowly getting there and hope to finally put the first few blocks together soon.




Today I stitched some Poppy Blocks for  "Aussie Hero's "


Off to pop the kettle on , make a cuppa and go to see what others have done HERE.

Thanks Wendy for another great weekend of sewing....


Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria XX





Friday, May 18, 2018

Workshop and FNSI

                              I just can't believe another week has just disappeared.....

It's Friday again tomorrow and as it is the third Friday of the month it's time to pop over to the lovely Wendy's Blog and sign up for  FNSI for a fun night of sewing......


Every day I've been going to post about the workshop our Patchwork group went too on Saturday. It was to make a lovely sewing pouch with lots of zips... Ekkk I'm not good with zips..


















That was me all packed ready to go last Friday night...








          all set up ready to sew.













Our fabulous tutor Janine had everything ready in a kit for us to start sewing and she showed us an easy way to stitch in all the zips..





I was sew busy sewing and listening to Janine that I didn't take any photos until I was nearly finished



Just had to attach the outer part which turned out to be even trickier than the zips....
All Done ..























 All the pouches looked great all lined up at the end of the day.. Huge thanks to Janine for all her help..




Well must away to bed as it's nearly 12.30am.....

Hope to sew along with you tomorrow

Hugz  Maria XX

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all Mum's a fabulous Mother's Day....













hope you were spoilt with flowers ,lovely cards, slippers and phone calls ...




as it's still sunny and warmish in the mornings the ladies are still going for our bob in the sea each day.


After our swim this morning we had brekky at the Cafe . Yummy pancakes fruit ice cream with a nice drink...

Now I'm off to relax , enjoy a coffee and then later spend time in the Cave...

Have a wonderful Day,

Hugz  Maria  XX

Sunday, May 6, 2018

FnwFs for May

Even though Cheryll is on the other side of the world she still kindly set up the link for us to sew along for our usual FnwFs.. thanks heaps Cheryll and I hope you and your Hubby are having a great time.....

I couldn't seam to settle on one thing on Friday sew I played around with a few different ones...

First I downloaded the 4th pattern for "Gnomes for Holidays"  by Fat Cat Designs ...Then found the fabrics, visoflexed the pieces onto the fabrics and cut them out ready to iron on and sew.



 It's a free pattern and such a fun funky one to do....

then I sewed some "Super Hero" blocks to make a quilt to send to Jan Mac...


As it was still early I decided to make the blocks I'd cut out for "My Small World"

When I went to sew the last 2 1/2" square in a square block one of the small corner blocks was missing. After searching everywhere and I'd nearly given up I found it in my scrap bag. Can you see it ? 


It's in the top left hand corner....

Pleased I found the missing piece because now all blocks on page 2 are done !!!!

Well folks off to check out what others have worked on ....

Happy Stitching 

Hugz  Maria XX


Monday, April 30, 2018

Busy week and OPAM for April

The past week Iv'e been busy helping with different projects. 
Each year our town holds "The Biggest Morning Tea" to raise money for the Cancer Council.  A great group of ladies organise it. My friend Jenny and I 's job is to visit the local businesses to get orders for plates of morning tea for $5 which we will delivered on the day...

Also I've joined in to sew for " Days for Girls" .. Please click on the link to see the great work that's happening through this organisation...


These are the shields I've sewn .  

Wednesday after the parade and service for ANZAC Day  it was time to sew-a-long at  The Empty Bobbin  doing blocks for the Homeless Quilts Project.







Thursday was sewing at Patch and I 'm still working On Ringo Lake.  I feel like there is no end to that Mystery Quilt !!!!!

Fridays I'm off to Building Better Bones , Saturday was a 5th birthday party for my Great Grandson. 
And of course I still go for my morning bob while weather permits.... 

Sew I'm happy to have finished my "Holly Christmas Cottage " quilt  for OPAM


You can see my other finishes HERE  .... Thank you to both Peg and Kris for keeping us on track each month.....

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria XX

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

FNSI for April.

Thank you Wendy for once again organising  FNSI . It's always nice to get ready to sew along with the ladies..  Look forward to seeing what everyone worked on over the weekend.

I got an early start and appliqued my " Spring Mandala " cushion designed by Toni Alexander from Red Boot Company 


















Toni is always very generous and this is a free download. You can get it HERE



During the week I cut out four placemats ready to make. I had seen an easy way to do mitered binding on Jo's Blog I wanted to try.. Does make binding easier...Thanks Jo .....


 these will be donated to pop into a raffle basket to raise money for the "Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea"  to be held on May 11th 2018.


Oh ! earlier in the afternoon I hunted in my stash box and cut out the next lot of blocks for
   " My Small World"



 but didn't have time to sew them.  May get round to them later but first I have some boring sewing to do. Take up Hubby's new pants so he can wear them on ANZAC DAY.....


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria XX