Friday, January 27, 2017

Cooler Day

After two days of over 40 Deg Celsius - 109 .4 Fah...      













      in the car












  Under the Patio...


you can see why I spent most of the past two days locked inside with the Air Con on...
nice to just sit and sew..

I did some more appliqueing on the "Bluebird of Hope " blocks ( shown in previous post.)

and made the first set of  Patchwork QAL Blocks organised by Fat Quarter Shop.


I wasn't going to join another SAL this year but after reading about Jenny's  idea of donating the money for the blocks to our Aussie " Make -A-Wish Foundation" decided that was a great idea...
You can still join in by going over HERE....


Must go out while its cool and do some mowing...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria :)








Thursday, January 26, 2017

Enjoy the Day



       Happy Australia Day.......  


I'm off here.....  



Hugz Maria

Friday, January 20, 2017

First FNSI for 2017

I always enjoy sewing along with Wendy for FNSI and I made an early start today by firstly tiding up the Cave..
I came across three small projects I decided to make first ...

The sweet "Key Ring" I have had for years and don't know why I didn't finish it sooner....



Last "Patch" retreat in August we all received a Little kit to make while there..














It was quick and easy not sure why it took me 5 months...... did misplace the original buttons but I like these as they come out of my Mums fly button tin...LOL




Some time ago I joined a pile of HSTs and then it was put aside...



















I found a lovely backing  and have finished the Tiny "Blanket of Love."




then after dinner I started work on cutting out the applique pieces for these....










can you see the date on the patterns.....2009.....























I am determined to make up the blocks I have left and join them into a quilt THIS YEAR !!!








Hope you have a fun FNSI and I look forward to seeing what you all made on our first sewing night...
thank you Wendy I've made a really good start to working on finishing some projects...

Happy Stitching...

Hugz Maria :)





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 ❤️