Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Finishes for OPAM this year….

Before posting my last finishes I would like to thank PEG from Happy in Quilting and KRIS from Tag-a-Long Teddies for running OPAM.

I joined the ladies in 2010 for the first time because the  Patchwork Group I belong to was having our Hanging. It is held every three years and I thought it was a good way to get myself organised and finish my projects… I can’t believe that three years have flown by and that on October 13th 2013 we will be holding our Hanging again.

Sew Peg and Kris I hope you will be having OPAM again sew I can get organised for this Years hanging…

Now I'll post my finishes…

Chooky's SSCS 2012

1. SSCS gift for Diane   Swap run by Chooky. 


2. Sandra’s Christmas Mini



3&4. Two Quilts of Love…


5. Linda’s Christmas Wall hanging


6.   little Christmas Tree for my Zumba friend Kerry…

7.  Jungle Quilt you can see HERE

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.
Hugz  Maria

Friday, December 28, 2012

Keeping cool, more goodies and an Orphan…

For the past few days it has been extremely HOT sew it’s been lovely to go boobing with my friends..


It was very overcast this morning but still HOT and Humid.

Yesterday there was another squishy in the mail. It seems Australia post decided it had to be checked before delivery. Not sure what they thought would be in my parcel but I was very happy with it’s beautiful contents….



Gorgeous Tea towels and wash cloth. Thank you sew much Ellyn..

Over the past few days I have been finishing this little quilt


As the recipient no longer wants it, it has become an orphan…  Sad smile  I think I will set up an E-bay Account and try and sell some of my unwanted quilts and fabrics !!!!!! I seam to have quiet a few of both !!!!!!!

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Angel Swap and SSCS Swap

This year I participated in two Christmas Swaps. The first  was "Christmas Angel Swap" organised by Karen. It is not a secret swap and my partner was June  (no blog).
These are the beautiful gifts I received from June and opened Christmas Morning…
A HUGE Stocking, Candle mat, Mini Wall hanging, a framed stitchery, Christmas postcard, tag and ornament all made by June . As well a little reindeer bowl, lovely fabrics, pattern, ribbons, red shiny bells, the cutest tiny buttons and some Rusty bells that I have always wanted…


Hmmmm !!!! there is something missing ???? The “Liquorice All Sorts”.. Couldn’t wait to open this one and we ate them all before Christmas… Yummmm……………….

Christmas angel Swap 2012

Second Swap was "SSCS" organised by Chooky. This was a secret swap and my partner was Diane who lived in the UK. For the swap we make a christmas Ornament ,which can be opened when it arrives, and a gift to put under  the tree for Christmas Morning.
Of course it was fun waiting to see who my partner was and where they lived sew when a parcel arrived from Miche'le of Hoki Quilts NZ. I knew Miche’le was my secret partner.
Look at my gorgeous Little Cross Stitched Stocking I received…


Miche’le must have been stalking my blog and knew I was a Red Hatter as she made this lovely Red Hatters Sewing Kit.. Love the tiny Red Hat on the zip. She popped goodies in each pocket and also sent




A Beautiful Quilting Calender, tread de-fluffer and a NZ Quilting mag..


HUGE  thank you to June and Miche’le for making my Christmas morning sew much fun. And to both Swap Mum's Karen and Chooky....

It was over 40 deg Celsius here Christmas Day sew DH, Lacy and I spent the day here..


Hugz  Maria

Monday, December 24, 2012



Wishing every one “A safe and Happy Christmas…”

Hugz Maria

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Home Again

After spending four busy days in the Big Smoke. Staying with DD2 and family, catching up with my sisters, niece, great niece,nephew and BIL, going to my GD’s dance concert,




and spending a day with my Bestie Pat on the “buses” I was still able to do a little stitching in the evenings…


A Christmas flower.


and same Stars for the Patch Raffle Quilt.


Now it’s time to go to bed,
Goodnight.  Maria

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OFW and Parcels in the Post

I have lost a week !!!!! The days just fly by. Sew it was nice to just sit and sew my Flower for OFW last night and watch “Grey’s Anatomy”



Two big parcels arrived last week…


First from Danette from Quilting Chemist was my gorgeous Christmas Mini organised by swap Mum Cheryll. Danette also included some nice fabrics.


second being from June ( no Blog )for our Christmas Angel Swap. Organised by Karen from Mrs Martin's quilt shop.    


I have put all June’s gifts under my tree (after feeling, squeezing, and rattling each one ) as we have both decided to open them on Christmas Day.. Hope I can wait…
A big thank you to both ladies for my gifts and to the Swap Mum’s for organising the swaps.
Tonight I still need to work on Christmas gifts.. Are any of you still working on Christmas projects too…..

Hugz  Maria

Saturday, December 8, 2012

FnwF Sewing !!!!

Last night was FnwF organised by Cheryll. I had planned to be in the cave early BUT didn’t get in there till after 9pm.Sew I was very pleased to have cut out and put together two wee Quilts of Love flimsies….



Hope to sandwich and quilt them tonight…
Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OFW and It’s Feeling a Lot Like Christmas….

with some lovely parcels arriving in the mail


1st from Claire who sent me these lovely goodies for Cheryll's  Summer OASS Swap


2nd from Miche'le. being for the Chooky's SSCS Swap


Was only allowed to open this one with the cute little Stocking ornament and the rest will go under the tree. It will be hard not to open them. Hope I can be good.



A BIG Thank You to Claire and Miche’le for my beautiful gifts.
Also Cheryll and Chooky for organising the fun swaps..

While in Perth over the weekend I stitched two Flowers for Karen's OFW .


Goodnight to All  Maria XXX

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My OPAM finishes for November.2012

I am able to post some of my swaps for this months OPAM as they have reached their new homes…

Table runner for my “Summer OASS”

OASS Swap 2012

“Christmas 12” Mini”

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A big thankyou to Cheryll for running both swaps


Sunny’s Cushion was a personal swap I really enjoyed stitching.


Sunny's Cushion Sept 2012


Alexis’s Sesame Street Birthday quilt.


Alexis's 2nd Birthday quilt


Gail Pam wall hanging.


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My Brutus 12” mini


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and Tyler’s Quilt.



These little Stockings made their way to the UK for Chooky's SSCS.

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and the two Tag rugs…

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and now it’s goodnight from me…

Hugz  Maria