Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Avalon Retreat......Part One..

Arrived at Avalon Homestead Retreat on Friday at 2pm after a 4 hour drive ..




The huge "Gold Room" was completed since my last stay and what a fabulous room to spend time in with my DD2 and sewing friends..









   We have the most gorgeous views as we stitch.




there are sew many talented ladies in our Patch Club.......

Val working on her big braid ...
   

Maree's FM Roses....

Heather working on a "Shaggy Dog" quilt..



Heather is over from the East visiting her sister Maree and isn't a quilter but Maree kindly had all the squares cut and put together ready for her sis to sew... Great job Heather !!! 



Allison's "Bargello"  and Jan M working her bright "Crazy Patch"








We were all amazed as Loris sewed and created this beautiful "Butterfly"









 Di's "Bunting Quilt " for her little grandie..










Some of Sandra's projects..


                                                                   Pinata blocks
















and Sandra finished this flimsy...

at the end of each day we sit down to a delicious meal served in the lovely dining room....



Will post what I worked on in the next post...

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Only One More Sleep

and I am off to retreat for three days and DD2 is joining us.....YEH!! nothing to do but sew, chat eat and drink....... and maybe some shopping...


Have all my projects packed , just need to pack my clothes.... do think I am excited ??????


Have a great day..

Hugz  Maria:)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Second FNSI

Pleased there was no power outage last night sew I got lots of things done....


First I hand stitched some more hexies together for the Chateau Hexagon BOM . Now I only have four flowers to do for the corners of the borders..


Then I traced and blanket stitched the last block.. Can now get on with the hand stitching....Next will be putting all the blocks together, adding the hexies and doing the border...Hmm! It would be nice to have it finished for our Quilt Hanging in 5 weeks...


I decided it was time I learnt how to use the BSR tool on my machine...


It is weird to use when you disconnect the foot and it goes automatically... I prefer to use the foot and have some control but I have now finished quilting most of it. Just need to do the border....

Thank you Wendy for another fun FNSI....See you again next month..

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria:))

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Plunged into Darkness......FNSI

Last night I was happily sewing my Hexies together when I was plunged into darkness by another power failure....


I did manage to stitch two rows together and start the third before the darkness....Sew hopefully tonight there won't be another power outage as I am joining Wendy and the Northern Hemisphere Ladies for another FNSI...




Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pelicans, Reverse Sewing and FNSI.....

They are back Sunny.... After my walk I stopped and took some photo of the Pelicans , Black Swan and other bird life at the river mouth... It's sew nice to see them all back...



Then some reverse sewing has been happening in the Cave GRRRRR!!!! I was trying to do some fancy quilting when I know I should just KISS it......




Don't forget Ladies to sign up for FNSI with the lovely Wendy.... Just pop over HERE to sign up....
Maybe I can get that quilting done ???




Oh must away and get ready to go to out to lunch...

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Week that was...An Outing, Mail and a Finish....

A bit of a mixed bag this week with an outing to the Expo with Hubby....








there was lots of HUGE farming equipment







  as well as smaller ones....

Not really my thing but it was a glorious winter's day sew I enjoyed being out and about instead sitting in the Cave sewing...


There was some lovely mail with Linda's beautifully gold quilted postcard arriving...




Some more SS Blocks......






















and Taaa Dahhhh!!!!!!!    I have finished Nature's Journey  SAL with Chooky and Susan 


Now it's ready to be hung in our Triennial Hanging in October...


Have a wonderful week...

Hugz  Maria:)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

FnwFs for August..

Last night I joined  Cheryll and 22 other others for FnwFs ... I decided to work on my blocks...

First was Block No 10.............




















next No 11











and  No 12 of the Snapshots QAL.......Now that all the blocks are completed I need to choose fabrics to join them and finish the quilt......







Also made Block 49 for the Splendid Sampler....



BUT Block 50 is waiting for me to do !!

Afterwards it was back to doing some more quilting on Nature's Journey....


Thank you Cheryll for a productive evening of sewing.. Will pop over HERE in the next few days to see what others have done...


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)