Monday, 19 September 2016

Time for a winner

....a FNSI winner, that is

who will be winning this cutie!

I consulted with the expert.....




and yep, he picked a lucky one.....well, lucky for some...

CONGRATULATIONS KAREN 

Karen was so busy on Friday night....she got heaps done...pop on over and see what lovelies she created.     Hope you enjoy your win......I'm thinking Miss M might just put her name to this, don't you?

If you haven't had the chance, pop back a couple of posts to the September FNSI sign-ups and see what everyone else got up to just by clicking on the links.
Next month's FNSI is Friday 21st, so jot the date in your diaries and invite all your friends.  It's always so much fun!

xox Sugary hugs :o)


Sunday, 18 September 2016

My FNSI

Didn't start till later on Friday as we had a funeral in the afternoon, so stitching Friday night was definitely needed.
I started working on my Foxley Village Block 2 - it's the Block of the Month in the 2016 Homespun Magazine designed by the lovely Natalie Bird....I always love her work......she is one talented Aussie designer.
This is where I got to by about 4pm this afternoon (once I started, I couldn't put it down!).....
I'm loving the Tilda fabrics used for the BOM kit I signed up for....it is from both the Autumn Tree and Sweetheart ranges.....so pretty and typically Tilda-ish.  I really need some practice with  my needleturn techniques....perhaps by the end of it I'll be better...it's been a while since I've done some needleturn and I'm a bit rusty!


I will be drawing a winner tomorrow night, in the meantime, pop on over {here} to see what everyone else got up to...some gorgeous projects underway that's for sure.

xox sugary hugs :o)


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

September Friday Night Sew In Sign-Ups

Yes, it's time again!

FRIDAY NIGHT SEW IN......aka FNSI

This month, seeing as it's Autumn for our Northern hemisphere friends and Spring here for us, and things are a-changing on the weather front, I have chosen a cute little fellow as our prize this month...
Isn't he adorable?   Maybe longstitch is something you've wanted to try and just 'never got around to it'? (We all know that feeling don't we?) This kit provides everything you need to sample the art of longstitch, needle included!
Make sure you're in the draw by linking up below and joining in for a fun-filled virtual night-in, full of chocolate, wine (?) and stitching, this Friday night.   Make sure you share with your friends, as we all know it's so much more fun when you stitch with friends.

xox Sugary hugs :o)





Thursday, 8 September 2016

Oh what a beautiful morning...

As usual, my Wednesday nights are spent with hubby 'up the bush' where he works....it's just gorgeous - kick back, smell the roses  eucalypts  and watch the roos and wallabies hop along the dirt track whilst the cows meander amongst the silvery-green bushes.
This morning, I had to return to reality early as I have to work today.  Along the highway there's a lookout  and I just had to stop this morning......what I saw just took my breath away....
The view was spectacular......it certainly does pay to stop and take a look around you. With all the trouble and strife in the world around us, it's sometimes hard to see the beauty that IS there, and sometimes it's right in front of us.  Today was a day I felt truly thankful and blessed.

Hope your day is as wonderful too!

Oh, I've had a few messages saying followers are having a bit of trouble commenting...something to do with Google+, so I've disabled that part.....please let me know if there's anymore issues?  Hopefully that's fixed the problem! *phew*

xox sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Last Friday Night spend with Friends

The days just seem to fly past just lately and here it is already Tuesday and I'm only posting my FNWF accomplishments now!
Needless to say I did get something done.....I'm getting closer and closer to finishing  the Girls' Day Out stitcheries and then I can start putting them together into a quilt top.
I did get some work done on them during the week but on Friday I worked on the last two blocks, getting one more finished and working on the last now....so close, I can smell it!
  Just the last finishing touches of the roses.

Did you notice my new little dinky 'tool' my lovely friend Dianne gifted me?
It's a magic little thing called a needle minder......its super strong and you can throw that thing around and the needle will stick to it like glue!  No losing my needle anymore...I love it.  There's a rare earth magnet on the back which is really powerful and attracted to the one on the back of the pretty leaf embellishment.
It's so good and doesn't get in the way...although because it has such a strong magnetic field, it's not recommended for people with pacemakers and what makes it even better is a friend of ours makes them....Pauline, a North Queenslander, is also an artisan who makes the most beautiful soaps and candles.  You can pop over to her website  or her Facebook page and take a look or drop her a line if you're interested.

In the meantime, if you haven't already (I am probably the last!), pop on over the Cheryll's blog and see what everyone else got up to.  Needless to say, I'm so excited to see this quilt progressing so quickly!
xox Sugary hugs :o)

Friday, 2 September 2016

Spending tonight with friends...

....and you can come along and join too!

Cheryll has her regular, first-Friday-of-the-month, get-together at her place tonight.  Even though she's away, she's very kindly left the key under the mat so we can let ourselves in and party on! 
I have plans to finish the last of my 'Girls' Day Out' stitcheries so I can start putting it together next week......getting exciting now.    Pop over the Cheryll's blog and link in and join us.  What would you rather do anyway, than stitch away with friends?

I'm off to prepare....lots to do
See you tonight!
xox sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August FNSI Winner ♥

That's it for FNSI this month....hope you got to join in.

If you missed out, there's always next month, where stitching virtually with friends, in the comfort of your own home, with the chance to win prizes and have a party without leaving your comfiest armchair watching your favourite shows and doing what you love best is always top of the agenda!

I did managed to finish the four blocks I started on Friday...
....and even got started on the next four (which are also the last I have to do before I put the Girls' Day Out flimsy together)....
Time to draw a winner.  We had 28 ladies altogether on Friday night.  I heard they all had a ball! This month, my friend (Mr RNG) scrambled up the number a bit and chose......


Seam36

 who got busy with some Crazy patch embroidery on Friday night....just beautiful!
Congratulations Susan.......and your prize this month is something I'm sure you'll get some use out of.....especially seeing as Christmas stitching will be sneaking up on us, I'm sure!
Six skeins of handpicked, six-strand cotton DMC Christmas colours.
Hope you enjoy your prize.....drop me a line letting me know your postal address and I'll get these off to you.
Thanks for joining in again this month.  Will have to start planning for next month, after all it's the 23rd already. The next FNSI will be on Friday 16th September, so you might like to note it in your diaries so you don't forget, or post it on your page.  Sign ups will be available from 12th Sept.

xox Sugary hugs :o)