Sunday, October 30, 2016

October OPAM

Where did October go ???
It was such a busy month for me with our Triennial Hanging ( you can read about it HERE and HERE ) and then off to the big smoke to supervise my teenage GC for two weeks the month just disappeared.

It was lovely to settle back into going for my Sunday morning walk along the beach



and having coffee with the ladies at the Seaside cafe today...


I did manage a few small finishes for this month..

When my Vintage Laundry Trolley blow a tyre and Hubby make a temporary replacement, I also thought it was time for a new Peg Bag..


















and the ironing board cover desperately needed replacing...












as I have plenty of fabric decided to make the cover and with the left over piece made a small ironing mat..



Earlier this month I enjoyed making this cute little "Quilt of Love" for our Community display..



Now it's time to work on some more secret sewing.

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday...

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

FNSI for October..

I always enjoy sewing along with Wendy and friends for FNSI and this month I was in the big smoke supervising my teenage GC. sew it was spent in DDs Craft Room.. 
It was fun going through her stash while she was away LOL ( hope she didn't mind) and organising fabrics for lots of SS blocks. I am sew far behind with them..




and was pleased to also finish some secret sewing...



Drove home yesterday sew will check out what others have done HERE through the week..
Thank you Wendy for another lovely Friday Night Sew In..


Happy Stitching..

Higz  Maria :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Theme Rooms

I am still in the big smoke supervising two teenage grandies and I can't believe it's Friday again..
Have been meaning to post our Display Theme Rooms for over a week BUT !!!!!

As you entered Allison and Deb had the "Great Outdoors" display...



Avery's "Stitchery" display was lovely. It shows folk we not only make quilts but work on many other projects ....




Di and Teena's " Christmas" display is always sew much fun, especially for the kids that come to visit...





Ros and her wonderful helpers did am amazing display of "Sewing through Time". they sourced beautiful old things from our Historical Museum right through to many of Sadies great modern sewing machines.









Narelle's " Beach" theme looked fabulous... with a boat and cray pot included.





This year we also did a Community display to let folks know some of the work we do for others...



The Dog and Cat quilts in the background were put together with blocks all our members made. During the day we sewed a Jelly Roll quilt to add to our box of quilts to gift....


It is surprising the amount of gear that is carted into the Rec centre by our small group with the help of partners and family for all these displays and the quilt hanging
Also the organising that Helen does for the catering and her wonderful team of ladies who keep the kitchen running all day to supply food and drinks .  and then there is Chef Linda who cooks fresh scones sew they can severed warm with homemade jam and a nice cuppa....

HUGE THANK YOU ALL..........



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Hugz  Maria :)











Friday, October 14, 2016

Finally...

I have time to do a post on our Quilt Hanging. It was a fabulous crazy amazing day with over 1000 visitors in total . It was a credit to all our 35 members their partners and family.

we displayed 215 new quilts, wall-hangings etc made by 20 of our members over the past three years... we also had special themed rooms ,
this year there was  "Beach Theme", "Sewing through the Ages" , "Stitchery ", "The Great Outdoors" and a Community Display" Sadly I don't have good photos of all the themed rooms but hope to do a post later to show you how fabulous they are...

 there were 35 crafty stalls ... machine demonstrator's .. spinners... wearable art display and also our local art group showed how talented they are...

ready for photos.....



   













   this lovely Dresden Quilt was made by one
 of our members from her Dad's Ties.
A beautiful memory quilt for her...









  











Sorry about the weird post....I am in the big smoke and only have my Laptop that has Windows 10
Have lost the post and photos a few time sew I will press publish and hope for the best...

Hugz  Maria :)
























Saturday, October 8, 2016

FnwFs

I spent a lovely relaxing  FnwFs  stitching with my DD as well as my online friends before a busy day setting up for the Quilt Hanging.....

Managed to work on a secret project...




Thank you Cheryll for organising our stitching night even though you are on holidays...

Must have an early night before our big day..

Happy Stitching .

Hugz  Maria :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Spare Room

is full of quilts....today I received the numbers to pin on DD and my quilts.

                                  

DDs are folded and packed into the bag ..will fold all mine in the morning to deliver them all to Patch ..... Shirley is our lovely member who has organised the catalog, the numbers and will be in charge of getting over 200 quilts etc hung on Saturday ready for the show on Sunday.... 

Then I will get the room ready for my GC who will arrive with my DD on Thursday...
Will be a fabulous weekend with family and friends..

Hugz. Maria 😘