Monday, September 30, 2013

OPAM Finishes

I first joined Peg and Kris in 2010 to help me finish projects for our Hanging that year and have enjoyed joining in each year since. It’s hard to believe it’s over three years ago and it’s time for our “Triennial Hanging” again in 10 days. They have helped me finish many projects over that time …  Thanks Heaps Ladies, Smile

September Finishes:-

My Needle Case for SAL with Chooky and Susan,

Needle Case Sal Sept 2013 (2)

Needle Case Sal Sept 2013 (1)

The “Star Bright” quilt. ( At Last)

Wonky Star Quilt. 2013

Post Card for Sunny….

Sunny's Post Card Aug 2013

and Margaret’s quilt, XXX .

Margarets Quilt Sept 2013 (2)

now it’s time to go to Patch and join the ladies and stitch.

Hugz  Maria

Friday, September 27, 2013

Where did this Week Go??

Have been meaning to post since I arrived home on Monday after visiting my Big sister in Perth for her birthday . Was lovely to spend some time chatting with her.
Now I can show you the gift I made for her…

Margarets Quilt Sept 2013 (1)

While in the big smoke I also visited my DD and family. I was very spoilt having my dinner cooked every day and my GD even made yummy pancakes for our brekky on Sunday..


We had wild wet windy weather while there but this clever bird keep herself and babies sheltered in a great spot under the patio..



On my return there was some lovely mail on the table waiting for me…


Just love this Bunting Postcard from my blogging friend Sunny…..

As it’s nearly midnight again I must away to bed, goodnight.
Hugz  Maria

Sunday, September 22, 2013

FNSI with the three Amigos


I went to Perth for my Big Sister’s BD and then spend some time with my DD2 and kids.
I enjoyed sewing with both my DD and GD for  FNSI .


I managed to trace some of my BOMs and stitchery on the light box


and a little stitching.

DD put together two baby quilts


even though she does need to make dance costumes from the bright pink lycra on the table.

and GD sewed away on these pencil cases…


Saturday night we continued sewing after the great AFL game. “Go the Dockers”

DD caught up on some for Aiming 4 Accuracy blocks


while I was doing lesson 13…
after sewing some of it together I lost a four patch block. I looked everywhere and couldn’t find it.Couldn’t make another as I had already pieced a small 2” block to have enough..NO!!!! Then I finally found it…


Can you see it?


Thanks Wendy for a great weekend of sewing.

I am off to have a warm shower and put on some jamas as it is cold,wet and windy in Perth..

Hugz  Maria


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This and That…..

Have been keeping busy making some gifts for two special ladies…



can only show this for now

ready to quilt

but I can reveal the top one.


Another of of swimming ladies, no Bobbing friends is moving to the big smoke…Our group is getting smaller and smaller Sad smile.

Have quilted this,


added the sleeve and now it is on the pile ready for the hanging……

completed Lesson 12 for Aiming 4 Accuracy.

lesson 12

you can see an undated version of my virtual quilt on the top right hand side of my blog thanks to the lovely Helen.
and I also received a nice parcel.


My swap block plus some lovely patterns. thank you Carolyn.

must go now and get ready for Zumba…

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It’s Wednesday Again..

and for OFW I have only managed to cut out and make some stepping stones this week.


but Karen does keep me on track.. do pop over and see if any others have joined Anthea and I this week.

Have been busy trying to catch up with things for our Hanging….


Had this pile that needed labels and sleeves.. DONE……
and you can see I am still working on North Pole….

Made the Swap Block for my partner and look what I did, GRRRRRR!!!!!! Some reverse sewing was needed..


that’s better……


Nice block ready to pop in the post…..


Spent a lot of the day at the club rooms yesterday… Firstly did a refresher on how the Quilt Hanger went together….


Didn’t want to get to the hall on the 12th October and not know what to do… Sad smile
then later Helen and I put our beautiful gas lift chairs together….


They are very comfy and now we don’t need to stack two chairs to reach our machines… Our club room does look nice and tidy...

Hugz  Maria Smile

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Last night while  stitching along with everyone at FnwFs , organised by the lovely Cheryll ( even though she is busy travelling around China), I made…

My Lesson 11 block for Aiming 4 Accuracy


Traced the project for September’s SAL.

SAL for Sept

and got some more quilting in the ditch done on this…

Star Bright

Nearly finished…YES !!!!!!!

Now I going to pop over to Cheryll’s  to see what others have done. 

Hugz  Maria

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

OFW Mail and Blocks.

I missed posting for OFW last week as my computer was at the doctors. Even though I have an iPad now I still haven’t learnt to do a blog… Sad smile …. It did give me more time to add another row….  do go over to Karen’s to see more flowers stitched by the ladies.


now I need to make more stepping stones to be able to add another row…..

I received my “Spring” gift from Clare for “Let’s Celebrate Swap”


Look at the beautiful stitching on my door hanger Clare made… Have found the perfect spot to hang it. On the book cabinet with all my Patch books in… thank you Clare, I can see why you want to make one for yourself…

Blocks for “Blake” a special little boy.


Pop over to Sharon's to see what they are for….

and meet “Gerda” she’s a bit wild !!!!!

my Owl for this month……..


look what I am busy working on for awhile each day ??????
and now it’s off to bed…. Happy Birthday Shez……..

Hugz  Maria