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Member postings for maria hewitt

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Thread: Chat
19/07/2018 11:03:37
Oh wow rosemary, that looks like a challenge and a half. Im sure you will make, a fantastic job of it. have a block a day still half unfinished, one day,....😱
Thread: Popular Patchwork Announcement
29/06/2018 17:26:33
Sue, your house sounds like mine, I have tried all the hobbies under the sun, and have the boxes of stuff to prove it. My parents encouraged me to do lots of things, as mum was epileptic, pretty unmanagable at the time, my outdoor activities were limited, but I'm now a very capable Jill of all trades.
I have at least 5 years worth of "torn out" dressmaking and knitting pattern from the 80's also up for grabs if anyone's interested.
Thread: Chat
28/06/2018 20:40:23
Don't like the heat, although we seem to at least had a slight breeze, which takes away the worst. Health hasn't been great on several fronts, but going back to doctors to try to hit the reset button. Hope that will bring me back to life.
Well done Rosemary, it is most rewarding when you get a nice Thankyou.
Love to everyone, maria xx
Thread: Popular Patchwork Announcement
28/06/2018 20:34:20
Sylvia, I cannot access the old stuff either, it was nice to have access to some of the reference type articles. I no longer subscribe, I have a stash of magazines almost as big as my fabric stash, and I am bearing in mind the huge pile of old mags I had to clear out fromy mothers. Don't want to do that to my kids.... And they are definitely not interested in sewing or craft of any sort.
Thread: Chat
17/06/2018 14:16:34
Claire, sending you love and hugs, this forum has always provided that bit of a boost for our little sewing group. Despite us all being a little on the quiet side recently, I hope you get that feeling coming to you through the airwaves.
Pam, hope you are soon recovering, and can get sewing soon
I'm sure there a tree others, I need to mention, but I'm sending you all love and hugs for your health, homes, and families.
Delighted to say my son has finally got a job,. My daughter is still whizzing around the world, learning that her worth is more than she is currently charging! Husband is silently dealing with my sporadic health hiccups, he is out sailing today, and has a good mate to chat to, so....
I'm currently addicted to sewing quarter, and not actually doing anything. Oops.
Thread: Popular Patchwork Announcement
06/05/2018 15:28:36
I did admire the compass quilt and bag using the same fabric, but thought about my enormous stash of fqs and decided not to buy more.And I have a large stash of UFOs. However I am a bit like Rosemary, the only time I've stuck rigidly to the pattern is when making a block for a community quilt, and I found that extremely hard. I tend to muddle along making adjustments and changes as I go, whether it be patchwork, quilting, bag making, dressmaking, or even cooking and other hobbies!
Everything usually turns out OK, and if it doesn't, I keep quiet, and nobody realises it's not supposed to be like that! lol 😂
03/05/2018 20:01:12
I must agree that I saw the writing on the wall, when both mags started sharing info on the forum. I really hope that you can keep the forum going, as it is such a great family, and we have all helped each other through good and bad times. It is particularly good for when some of us become temporarily house bound,and the occasional meet ups at various shows. Life just wouldn't be the same without knowing there's someone there.....
Thread: Block challenge (non swap)
06/04/2018 11:26:40
Is there a photo album for these blocks, so I can see easily the ones I've missed,?
06/04/2018 11:22:18
Haha Margaret, polar bears don't eat penguins, because they live on the other side of the world.
I've got very behind with these blocks, have been tackling some dressmaking and bags instead, getting house ready for tenants and wasting far too much time watching sewing quarter. Still can catch up at my leisure.
Thread: Chat
15/03/2018 09:50:55
Glad to hear Katy update.
Also hoping all the others who have been quiet recently are doing well.
I've been quiet too, with a recent diagnosis of diabetes type 2, it's screwed my head up. But I'm starting to peek above the parapet now. Add to that dd moving all her stuff back in whilst she goes on tour again, am living in a bit of a mess. Not much space for sewing and all my UFOs have been tightly packed.and 'organised' cant find anything.
Apart from that all is well, love and hugs to all,
Thread: Friendship Swap 2016/7
14/02/2018 13:10:12
Goodness me! I had no idea I was short of a block.
I have been completely brain blocked this last fortnight, was diagnosed with diabetes, shocked totally as I don't fulfill what I would consider a risk area. Also daughter is moving all her stuff back home including furniture, as she is going to be on tour on and off for the next few months, doesn't want to pay rent etc if she's not there. So we are having a BIG clear our to make space. Eeek! Not much time for sewing....
Thread: Chat
31/01/2018 16:00:15

I'm Afraid I cant take credit for the funny, it was something that popped up on my facebook newsfeed. on the Australian sewing guild. ??? I thought it was too good not to share. reminds me of a quilt i saw celebrating sports ( olympics?) that utilised sewing term that had two meanings. eg for sailing it had tacking around the Needles. that one applied to DH so I took photo of that block, cant remember the rest. I think running and stitch may have been in thee too, was a funny jolly lady participating in hte sports here it is..hope the link works.


Thread: Quilting stencils
30/01/2018 16:14:54

I think the art to those flat plastic stencils are 1, make sure they are well adhered to the surface and flat., 2, dab with light amounts of paint in a very vertical fashion. Havnt tried on fabric , but thats what we did with out decorative painting effects, when i studied years ago.


Thread: Chat
30/01/2018 16:05:30

two sewing machines sat at a bar, one turns to the other and says hey arent you a singer,

the other one says why? ja-no-me?

15/01/2018 20:07:41
Haha, when I curl up on the sofa with the blanket I made with hug hearts, Meggie our dog climbs up at the other end with her dog blanket. Think I will have to make her a little quilt too. 😁

Edited By maria hewitt on 15/01/2018 20:08:34

Thread: Hug Hearts - ongoing
15/01/2018 20:02:41
Made some at the weekend, will get them posted soon.
Thread: Chat
31/12/2017 20:55:44
Happy new year, I wish you all good health, luck, love,happiness and plenty of sewing time
Love from Maria
Thread: Friendship Swap 2016/7
16/12/2017 13:02:18

A beautiful block has arrived from Dani today, Thankyou so much, mercie boucoup cest magnifiqe.




I am hoping to make a quilt for my husband, who is a keen sailor, so I hope with some other nautical fabrics, he will finally 'get it' with the quilting.


Edited By maria hewitt on 16/12/2017 13:10:09

Thread: PP Birthday Club 2017
01/12/2017 14:50:26
December squished posted. Hope yours arrives in time Sheila, the calendar seems to skip a couple of weeks this time of year.😉
Thread: Chat
20/11/2017 08:29:25
Love and hugs to everyone experiencing health issues, hope all turns out well.
Also to those with bad and good news. We are all thinking of you.
As for stash exceeding life, well, my craft addiction has been like that for many years, really must thin out the stuff I no longer need.
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