Thursday, June 29, 2017

Some Finishes for OPAM....

I'm really happy to be part of Peg and Kris's OPAM . I  know that I must have at least one finish each month..
This month I worked on Toni's    " Elephants"


I took sew many photos and just can't seam to get the true bright colours...  but when I took the photo of the backing and my strippy binding the colour looked better ?????


Earlier this month we had the Cancer Councils  "Biggest Morning Tea"  The ladies make up beautiful baskets for raffle prizes and I made 4 Place mats to pop into one of them...


I wasn't one of the winners but our committee was delighted to have raised over $8000  on the morning.. Such generous folk live in our small town.


Another finish this month is the second "Scissor's Keep " designed by Lynette Anderson ..


This one is a gift for ???????? someone..

Hope you all had a happy month stitching and managing some finishes too..

Hugz  Maria :)















Sunday, June 18, 2017

FNSI and SNSI

It is great to get organised to join the lovely Wendy for FNSI but as I live in the Southern Hemisphere I get to stitch along for SNSI as well with my Northern Hemisphere friends...

I had four projects out I have been trying to work on ,










Toni's "Elephants"  Blocks








and the May blocks for Patchwork Quilt-A-Long
because June's are out now..





As well as two Lynette Anderson's BOM s.....Fernhill and Seaside Town.....



Pleased to have appliqued three "Elephants" (only took a photo of the first one)






















Patchwork Quilt-A-Long blocks done...


Made two houses and got the stitchery traced on "Seaside Town"...






















and made a reel of Bias and worked on YoYos for "Fernhill"


Thank you Wendy for a productive weekend of sewing...Now I'll pop over HERE to see what others have done while I drink a nice cup of tea...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embroidery, Pelican and FNSI.

Last weekend I attended an Embroidery Workshop.. I can't believe how little we seam to have done but how much we did learn...

Here is what I achieved over the two days....


I'm glad that there are called "Wonky Houses" as they surely are...LOL.


On Tuesday as I drove past our swimming hole I saw this lonely fella sitting on the rail at the end of the boardwalk... Thought I'd get some photos for my friend Sunny. 


He let me get up really close to him 

You can see the ocean in the distance were we swim when it's warmer..


Up Up and Away...


I hope he;s off to find some of his friends as he's been here on his own for awhile now...


As it is the third Friday of the month tomorrow night don't forget to sign up for FNSI with the lovely Wendy for a fun night of sewing with our online friends.. You can pop over HERE to join in...




Time to do some stitching...

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blogging Friends

This year I joined the Stitch-A-Long and as I live in a small crayfishing/tourist town, in West Aussie, which doesn't have a fabric store, my lovely friend Fiona who lives on the other side of Australia in Queensland helped me purchase some beautiful fabrics from Quilter's Angel via the internet...



Backing for blocks and borders.










with my fabrics...


Now I have been able to make my first block....


Also in a previous post I showed you my "Candle Mat" which I was having trouble finding the right buttons to complete it...
Well this week another lovely blogging friend JO sent me these buttons 









                                             and now my "Candle Mat" looks great..


Huge thank you to both ladies for your help..

Must away and get ready for Patch's Embroidery Workshop.. hope you are all doing something fun this weekend...

Hugz  Maria :)







Monday, June 5, 2017

Fun Weekend

sewing along with Cheryll for FnwFs and then Chooky for her "Chook Shed Party" . Thanks to the ladies I just sewed and sewed till I got my Splendid Sampler Blocks together.....


Wonder how long before I sandwich and then quilt it ??????


I also made some "Aussie Hero" Blocks




worked on "FernHill"

















and did my homework for our Embroidery Workshop next weekend..


I will enjoy visiting others to see what they have worked on over the weekend after I do this :(



Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

FnwFs and Sewing Along

Thursday evening after tiding the Cave and making a list I had planned on a fabulous weekend of sewing along for Cheryll's FnwFs and also join in the fun with Chooky for the  5th  "Chook Shed Party." over the weekend.  Big thanks to both ladies ...

Plenty to work on.........





All started well last night by Joining the Splendid Sampler blocks....















Boy they are taking longer than I thought sew




decided to have a break and cut out my "Aussie Hero" blocks


and the binding strips for my next "Fernhill" block


By then it was after Midnight and off to bed .... Was up at 7am and after Brekky back into the Cave and still haven't completed sewing those SS blocks together....

Time now to get dressed and pop down to the shop... Then back for more stitching.....

Will enjoy seeing what all worked on for FnwFs over the weekend..

Happy Stitching ..
Hugz  Maria :)






















Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fun Weekend of Sewing

I am going to have a fun filled weekend sewing along with  Chooky for her fifth Chook Shed Party  🎊  You can pop over HERE to join in.....

                                                             
And as it is the first Friday of the month I will also be sewing along with Cheryll for FnWFs
               






Sew I have tidied the Cave and will sort some projects to play with over the weekend...

Happy Stitching 😁

Hugz 🤗 Maria