Thursday, June 27, 2013

OFW and OPAM for June….

Boy it is not only Wednesday again, it is only a few days to the end of this month and half of 2013 has flown by……..

thanks to Di I was able to stitch together the hexies she sent me for my flower this week…


If you enjoy sewing Flowers do join me at Karen's over HERE.

My OPAM finishes for this month are…… Drum Roll………..

“88th Street”  

Boy was that a huge quilt to pull around under my machine. It measures 85” X 65”. I had to put a line higher in my trees to take a full length photo of it sew you could see the little fence on the bottom……

The “Orange and Aqua” quilt posted HERE.

Three Mug Rugs…

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Love this one I made for a swimming friend who is leaving town. Sad smile

Table centre For Clare. My “Let’s Celebrate “ partner.

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and the three Baby Quilts for PNG in previous post..

and here is the Ellyn’s BOM little stitchery I have also completed….


Must have my Milo and go to bed sew I can have a good sleep before I go to Perth and then a sewing retreat for two and a half days… YAH!!!!!!!!!

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Post In and Out

Last week I received my special Mug Rug from Wendi and some nice goodies too. Thank you Wendi and also Ida for organising the swap.


Yesterday these arrived!!!


They are for this……


Only need to buy some yardage for borders..

It will be such fun joining Michele and the folk from all over the world learning all about Accuracy, I hope…..
do pop over and join in. Michele at Quilting Gallery always has such great Sew a Longs…

After reading Melody's post HERE I have been busy sewing some quilts for the wee babes in PNG……..


Do pop over and read the POST...



folded ready to pop in the post…… 


Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Where did this week GO ??????

Can’t believe it is Wednesday again and time to post my Flower for OFW with Karen and Friends


do pop over to see what the others have stitched this week.

Over the weekend I played with my North Pole Blocks...


and managed to finish three… Only two more to go . I may just make that October deadline for our Quilt Hanging..

Also got my “Let’s Celebrate “ partner Clare’s Biggest Morning Tea gift made and posted.


and look what is under the machine ??? the builders and landscapers are finished and now it is up to the Interior Designer to do the rest to finish “ 88th Street”.


Oh and today I was able to buy my threads sew I can stitch my first  “Chateau Hexagon” BOM by Lynette Anderson.. Yah!!!!!


Hugz  Maria

Friday, June 14, 2013


It’s finally finished!!!!!  The “Orange and Aqua” quilt. It seemed to take forever to get completed….




Must be okay as even Lacy approves..

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It’s Hump Day Again!!!!!!!

Sew after returning from my walk I was able to stitch this “cat” flower and join my friends at Karen’s for OFW.... 


Thanks to Di who sent me the nice parcel of hexies ready to stitch…
Boy those Cats look very grumpy.. And the little one looks very sad…I am sure Di’s cat Miss Gracie doesn’t look like them..

Hugz  Maria

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sewing with Others for Others

On Saturday I went to a small rural town to spend the day sewing with others for “The Homeless.”
It was a beautiful drive to the Mingenew, 45 kms away, with the sun shining driving past the new crops growing in the huge paddocks.



I was met by Kym, who organised the day and runs the local craft shop. I was shown into the pub’s dining room were we set up our machine’s and introduced to the other ladies.


Shelly Hubon from HD Streetwise came form Perth to tell us about how the Shaggy Quilts will make a difference to the homeless she helps.


We had a great day,sewing madly, chatting, eating yummy scones for morning tea and making friends with a new group of lovely ladies. We completed 8 quilts in 6 hours by 8 ladies.


Look forward to doing it again next year but for two days and then we can make many more quilts Kym and Shelly...

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, June 8, 2013


it was a very busy FnwFs for me.. First I managed to trace two more North Pole Blocks onto visoflex..


complete another Christmas in July at Cheryll's project.

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as well as my finish my Pin Cushion from the Red Home book by Natalie Bird for SAL this month… 


Hope you all had fun stitching along with everyone last night ,or for the Northern Hemisphere folk have a great night tonight. Will pop over to see Cheryll's Linky to see other great projects.
Thanks to Cheryll for organising us again…
Hugz  Maria

Thursday, June 6, 2013

OH Look What I have Joined Now….

I just can’t help myself…

Last year I joined in the Beginner’s Quilt-A-Long at Quilting Gallery and enjoyed making a new block each month and then a nice Kid’s quilt.

Beginner's BOM 2012

Sew thought this would also be fun to participant in and now I HAVE to buy some fabric sew I can make the blocks  ..SIGH!!!!! 
Sew pop over HERE to see if you would like to join in too. the more the merrier Michelle says.

Hugz  Maria

Oh!!! see you tomorrow night for Friday night with Friends.....

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

OFW, Blocks, Swaps and Great Mail

It’s OFW again and I have joined Karen and the other ladies to make a few flowers…

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You can pop over HERE  to see what others have made.

On the weekend I completed my " OWL BOM "

 Grizal            1 c


The Marble Shop
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Two " Aussie Swap Blocks "

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and some Mug Rug swaps….

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Today I was surprised to receive a HUGE parcel.
Just look at what Di from Quilting is Blissful sent me..

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How spoilt was I… Great Christmas fabrics, patterns and heaps of hexies as well as some to stitch together.
Sew of course I had to add one to my OFW list..

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Thanks heaps Di for my lovely “Just Because “ gift.. I love it..

OH!!!! Don’t forget to keep your eye open to SIGN up for FnwFs over at Cheryll's place this FRIDAY June 7th….

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Some Me Time!!!

For the past few days DH was in the big smoke for an appointment and to spend some time with our DD and family. Sew I had a bit of “Me time”.

The first day it was wet and cold sew I worked on some secret sewing…







Also decided to re pot my plant that lived on the fridge. When I went to lift it down this happened…Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…

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After cleaning up the mess it was re potted. Looks great on my pretty table runner Teresa made for me..


Day two and the sun was shining. Great time to do some mowing on the block..




It was challenging to find the ride on which was tucked away to the left of all DH’s toys.



Hmmmm Messy Shed…….


Today I sat on the patio and tried to work on some more secret stuff but someone wanted to play…..





Have a great weekend and I hope you get to stitch.

Hugz  Maria

Pssst  I have also signed up again for Cheryll's "Santa Sack Swap" 

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You can go over HERE to join in the fun……