Sunday, January 15, 2017

Library Bags

While visiting the Great Grandies I read on their book list they needed a Library Bag each sew I asked them what colour would they like me to make each of them..... ( hard to believe the little ones are off to kindy.)


Alexis requested Purple, Pink and Violet....


these are the fabrics I found in my stash....   hope they'er okay !!!



                                                                                           
                                












Mia was easy as she loves Red.....






and Marcus always loves Cars....                             




Happy stitching....

Hugz  Maria :)



Sunday, January 8, 2017

FnWFs

I didn't get much done this month as we had a new arrival in the family last Thursday




                                                   Great grandson No 2 "little Peter Jesse"


               And also my DD2 and GD2 are here spending the weekend from the big smoke.



Sew I only got as far as looking at my stitchery and thinking about some secret sewing I need to do..



Off now for a nice walk along the beach and coffee ☕️ with my DD and GD.

Thank you Cheryll for organise our sewing evening and I will visit you all over the next few days...

Hugz Maria ❤️

Friday, December 30, 2016

Last OPAM for 2016

I've joined Peg and Kris since 2010 for OPAM and I enjoy posting what I have made each month thanks to them for keeping me on track...

Now everyone has received their gifts all the secret sewing can be revealed for December Finishes....

I enjoyed stitching three of Michelle's lovely Aussie Christmas Sticheries for my overseas friends and SSCS partner ....


















































For hubby I made covers for the milk crates he likes to sit on....



                       
    one for under the patio,  




















and one for his shed....



Three  Santa Sacks for the Great Grandchildren designed by Toni from The Red Boot Company


Grrr! do't know why some photos want to be sideways.....


and also Advent Calendars....




and 6 Reindeer have all gone to their new homes, also designed by Toni..






Thank you sew much Peg and Kris for organising OPAM and I look forward to joining in again for 2017...

Hugz  Maria :)








Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SSCS Gifts and Nice Mail...

For the past 5 years I have joined Chooky for the SSCS .
I received my lovely gifts from Lyn who lives across the ditch (NZ) ..


A beautiful hand stitched Ornament...

















Three fabulous zipper pouches and a sweet quilt brooch wrapped in gorgeous Kiwi fabric.. nice chrissy card too!!










I love them and one already has my threads, pattern and scissors for the portable project...





Thank you Lyn for my gifts.....


this year my partner was Katie from the USA and these are the gifts I sent to her.....



Thank you Chooky for once again organising the SSCS this year..



Last week I also received some nice Christmas Post..

This Cute Reindeer arrived from the US sent by my blogging friend Di

Don't know why he wants to sleep sideways ??


and Cathy sent me these festive Christmas fabrics in a swap...
Oh and this photo toooooo !!!!!

Thank you Di and Cathy for my special Christmas gifts...


Do hope you all had a fun filled Christmas..

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Wishes

                                         Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Christmas........




                                                          Hugz  Maria and Family   XXX
















Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SSCS and other nice Parcels....

This year I joined Chooky for the fun SSCS .  Sew Santa has been busy delivering parcels all over the world.....
Mine parcel was sent from across the ditch, New Zealand by the lovely Lyn ...
We were allowed to open the small gift straight away...



















Lyn stitched a beautiful ornament for me....



I was a good girl and have put the other gift under my tree....can't wait to see what Lyn has wrapped in there...only 5 more sleeps and I can open it...



















Thank you Chooky for running the swap and Lyn for my gifts..XXX




My blogging friend Sunny sent my Christmas gift some time ago and she said I could open it now...










Look at the lovely cross stitched cushion she made me  as well as popping in some nice pre-printed stitcheries for me to do all wrapped in a Christmas FQ.




I love to make blocks for Aussie Heros .The Mystery Block Group is organised by the fabulous Lynn and I was delighted to have received this special gift from her.... A great pen engraved with the group on...


If anyone is interested in joining Aussie Heros you can read about it  HERE


Then yesterday there was a squishy package which contained Walnut Shells.







I have never been able to source them here sew the thoughtful Raewyn carried them across the ditch on her last busy visit and then had then posted to me...











OH !!!!! Nearly forgot......Another gift was sent from the USA from Linda.....



interesting pattern books......

A HUGE thank you to all the lovely ladies, Chooky, Lyn, Sunny, Lynn and Linda for spoiling me sew........😘


Off to make my Lunch to take to the Marina and Have while chatting to the ladies....

Hugz Maria :)





Saturday, December 17, 2016

FNSI + one

Last night I joined Wendy and 23 ladies for our last  FNSI for this year...

I worked on three Santa Sacks for the GGC designed by Toni from Red Boot Company... Took some time going through my stash to choose fabrics but I was happy to get all the applique ironed on..




and tonight I machine buttonholed around nearly all the names and reindeer s...





















Do hope to finish the sacks tomorrow but now its time to get ready for bed...

Look forward to seeing what everyone worked on in the next few days..Huge thank you Wendy for organising us again all year and have a great holiday.....

Happy stitching

Hugz  Maria :)