Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Catching up

When I tidied the cupboard I found a few projects I'd forgotten about...










(See the marks on the door?
They are the measurements of the Grandies each time they visited...)








Remember this one Ellyn?
It only needed to be sandwiched and quilted.  All done now.


Also a cross stitch I started some 15 years ago..









I love doing cross stitch but I'm sew slow...

Will leave it out and just do a little at a time...



Still working on Bonnie's "On Ringo Lake" ..   Have been joining the pieces into blocks but look what I did !!!


Some reverse sewing needed.. Grrr!!  The one on the left is the wrong way...

This is a Mystery Medallion I joined on FB  ( sorry Chooky )


We did the center the first month and the ribbon row was this months...

Must away now and shift the sprinkler....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria  :)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Australia Day

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Australia Day.


Hugz  Maria :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Oh no.....

When I opened the cupboard in the Cave


this happened....



think it's time to take everything out and tidy the shelves..    Do you also shove things into the cupboard instead of stacking it nicely on the shelves ??????

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria:)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

FNSI 2

It's great to be able to have a second FNSI with my Northern Hemisphere ladies and I was able to  finish the two " Blankets of Love"  I started last night.






























Can pop them into the post tomorrow....







In the past few days I've also put together a Shaggy Quilt .. The new local craft shop have a program to make these quilts to hand out to the homeless ...

You pick up a pillowcase made into a bag in which all the blocks are ready to sew together...


When completed you pop the quilt back into the bag.... The quilt may not be the fabrics or colours I'd chose but it is a lovely warm quilt.....

Okay must get back into the Cave and do a few more Mystery Blocks...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria :)



Saturday, January 20, 2018

FNSI for January

It was sew nice to join Wendy and my virtual friends for our FNSI again. Sew pleased Wendy is happy to organise us for  2018  every third Friday ... Thanks Heaps... You can see what others have done HERE

Firstly I decided that I needed to work on some more of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery,


but after awhile I wanted a change sew thought it would be nice to make a couple of "Blankets of Love"















Managed to get two sewn together , sandwiched and ready to quilt..



I only need to bind this one...


Hope to finish both later today...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Busy time...

I didn't' realise till I got an email from my dear friend Sunny that I hadn't posted for 10 days..
It's been really busy what with working on finishing a quilt , a trip to Perth for my GD's 18th and also birthdays here..As well as the usual morning dips, housework etc ..

BUT I am happy to introduce you to Dino's friends.....


Do love this quilt and I hope the new owner does too....

Now I can get on with finishing the quilting on Melissa's  "Roundabout"  quilt and then finish some others projects that have been packed away for awhile...

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

First FnwFs for the Year...

It's the start of the year and the first Friday night of the month sew time to sit and sew along with Cheryll and friends for FnwFs...

For the past few weeks I've only been working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery On Ringo Lake and I don't seam to be getting anywhere. Sew I decided to do something different for FnwFs .. Thought I'd have fun playing with some Dinosaurs..

                                                                                 















Went through my stash and found some nice bright fabrics. Then traced the Dino onto some visoflex.
Ironed onto the fabric and Taa Dahhh....

First one appliqued on ready for the details....



Thank you Cheryll for a fun night of sewing and I'll visit the others HERE over the weekend to see what you've been making...

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria :)