Friday, February 24, 2017

Playing with Scraps...

I've been having fun this week playing with scraps and I made 5 more "Pineapple Blocks"



and the 2nd set of blocks for Patchwork Quilt Along












You can still join in HERE and donate to  "Make A Wish" foundation and have a lovely quilt for doing sew...










Tomorrow our Patch Group is having a " Mystery Workshop"..It will be lots of fun.. Will take photos and show you in my next post...

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

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Side Tracked on FNSI...

In my previous post I showed you the pile of fabrics I was getting ready to use for FNSI with Wendy and friends but I got side tracked.....







As I was digging through my big plastic box of scraps I came across these...












Hmm! what to do with them ??












I know I'll find some wadding and something for a backing and












 Taa Dah ! A nice new runner to put next to the kettle and a little coaster to put my Double Decker Tea Caddy on..


Now back to my scraps.....Had fun making these....












Saw them on Lynda's blog post and thought what a great way to use my scraps.. Have more cut to put together tonight ...








Oh and I also managed to make some Blocks for Aussie Hero's in the afternoon...


It's 42 deg cel on our Patio sew it's nice to be inside with the Air Con blasting and I'll pop over HERE to see what others have made.. Thanks Wendy , love my sewing nights with all my virtual friends..

Hugz Maria :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Getting Ready for FNSI....

Does your sewing space get like this when you are getting fabrics sorted to cut for another project ????


I am getting ready to join  Wendy  for another great sewing night with friends from all over the world for FNSI.... you can still join in HERE . The more the merrier and you could also to the lucky winner of a lovely prize...


Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

P.S.... Yes I did finally get the issue resolved with my sever after the third attempt.....

Friday, February 10, 2017

While

 I am waiting for my internet sever to answer my call, have been on hold for two hours Grrrr!,
decided to write a post.. That should cheer me a little...

This week I was delighted to have a little White and Red card in my mail box.. when I went into the Post Office there wasn't one parcel but two... 


The pretty pink one was from my Judith (no Blog) for the Initail Heart Swap organised by our great swap Mum Cheryll.....


Look at the lovely cross stitch Judith stitched and put onto a wooden Heart... Will find a nice spot to hang it in "The Cave"... She also included a sweet Heart candle and paper Clip...
Thank you Judith and Cheryll.....another fun swap.....

The other parcel had Lynette Anderson's "Anderson's Farm Blocks".....


I know I couldn't resist Raewyn   Loved seeing you work on your "Barge Farm"...

Well it's been another hour and I am still on hold and i'm now very ANNOYED sew I'm going to hung up.... nearly three hours is long enough!!!!

Hugz  Maria :(


Saturday, February 4, 2017

FnwFs ..........

Last night was FnwFs and there were 28 other ladies who I sewed along with..

As I tidied the Cave I come across a stitchery roll that just needed a tie stitched on...





















All done and ready to be put into the gift box....





                  Next I put together a flimsy which will be a floor mat for little Peter....


                                     Hope to sandwich and quilt it tomorrow.

Thank you Cheryll for another productive sewing night. Look forward to visiting others HERE to see what they worked on...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria :)




Friday, February 3, 2017

A Muddy Swimming Hole and FnwFs Again

In my previous post I showed how hot its been. After that there was a cyclone brewing up North sew  it to rained for a few days sew making it was very sticky and humid , still is, yuk.....
When it rains heavy inland it drains into the river which then causes the river month to flood and our swimming hole looks like this.....







































Thankfully South Beach isn't affected and we can still have our swim each morning and the bonus is it's near the cafe and we can also have a coffee afterwards.....  




I just can't believe it's the first Friday of Feb already... It only seamed like yesterday it was the beginning of 2017....


I always enjoy sewing along with my virtual friends and it's not too late for you to pop over to Cherlly's over HERE and join in...


Going into my Cave to see what I can work on but first I need to tidy it a little...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cooler Day

After two days of over 40 Deg Celsius - 109 .4 Fah...      













      in the car












  Under the Patio...


you can see why I spent most of the past two days locked inside with the Air Con on...
nice to just sit and sew..

I did some more appliqueing on the "Bluebird of Hope " blocks ( shown in previous post.)

and made the first set of  Patchwork QAL Blocks organised by Fat Quarter Shop.


I wasn't going to join another SAL this year but after reading about Jenny's  idea of donating the money for the blocks to our Aussie " Make -A-Wish Foundation" decided that was a great idea...
You can still join in by going over HERE....


Must go out while its cool and do some mowing...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria :)