Monday, 27 January 2014
Today is draw day but before I do, here’s what I got up to on Friday night……
Well, to be honest, I didn’t get a lot (of stitching) done on Friday Night …..just a little bit to finish off the front of my placemat for our Let’s Get Stitched retreat in March, but other than that, I haven’t really done any stitching as I’ve been determined to get into my sewing room and make it respectable again!!!!
I did cook that gorgeous slow cooker meatloaf I wrote about in my last post…….HIGHLY recommend it….it was delish….and gone before I could take a photo!!!!! *gulp*
Nevertheless, here’s a progress report…..I started my mission last week and little by little….(I was in tune with the ant)…… I’ve gone from my personal shame I revealed to you HERE, to this wonderful space……
not NEAR as cluttered as before, well maybe a little, but a lot more organised (although I can’t find my bobbin donut now??!! go figure!)
I now have my design wall actually on the wall!!! and a cutting table I can actually cut on because it’s not full of ‘stuff’!
…and my new sewing table fits in perfectly…..everything at hand….cutting station, sewing station, ironing station……and can you see what’s hanging under the design wall??? It’s the gorgeous Jen’s wall hanging she made for me with my new logo (which I have yet to create for the blog) .. Isn’t she just perfect????? Sometimes I think she knows me better than I know myself! Just love friendships like that…..rare, but wonderful!
Harriette is sitting waiting patiently for me to start sewing too…… I really do need to slot in some sewing dates in my diary!!!!
I must confess though, the big stuff got hidden under the table behind the fat quarter drawers (all organised though)…..You can see a sewing machine (or two), my light pad, and
some four quilts yet to be quilted, plus my stash of wadding….I lumped them all in a clothes hamper that fits nicely underneath….I never realised I had so much!!!!! (I’ll have to make some more quilts now!!!!! hee hee)
My stash of magazines got relocated from the bookshelves in the craft room, to the ones in the garage……not as many as I thought I had……but still a lot!!!! So yes, my room is expanding, despite hubby’s reluctance……. I’ll whittle away at this now I’ve got things under control!
Which left room to organise all my UFOs and craft ‘stuff……(still a bit to do here but the ant’s getting there!!)
I have my squares all sorted…..
and a shelf for pretties to inspire me…….
Like I said….still a ways to go……..but little by little I’m getting there….
……(at least now I have floor!!!!!!!…and Ralphy’s pretty impressed too!)
The scraps are organised too, but like I said, still some more to go, but I’m happy in my space now…..
my large pieces of fabric are sorted by colour and my craft books are stashed neatly in the garage where I can get them when I need them, just opposite the doorway from the sewing room……
and the white
cupboard tardis that hid a multitude of sins is now in the garage, next to the doorway to the sewing room, housing my scrapbooking gear and a bit of the bulky sewing stuff….still useful and still loved and still handy but organised!
So I guess, despite not doing much in the way of stitching, I did do lots of stitching related stuff which has boosted my mojo no end!….and if I can do it……..you can too! (that’s if you’re a hoarder like me….which according to the emails I got, I’m not alone!!!!!!)
On Friday I also sent Pat S her birthday gift in our Birthday Fat Quarter Swap…..I am a little late as her birthday was January 11, but I was searching for some flannel as she wanted, which was a bit difficult up here in the tropics! Hopefully it will find it’s way to her house swiftly and she’ll love it!
So if you’ve managed to stick with me until now, it’s time for the FNSI draw. There were 61 of us stitching together on Friday night which was fabulous!!! A new year, a new start and lots of enthusiasm!
The prize for this month is another of Jenny of Elefantz’s gorgeous patterns…..Rose House Sampler…
Wouldn’t you just love to make that????
Congratulations to ….
Can’t wait till next month!
Now I’ll leave you with our little visitor this morning…..
Isn’t he cute???
xox Sugary hugs :o)
Friday, 24 January 2014
Thought I’d post something a little different today….instead of nibblies for tonight’s FNSI, I thought I’d prepare this for dinner so I didn’t have to waste time later on in the kitchen and thought you might like to try it too!
picture from http://www.allfreeslowcookerrecipes.com/
I’m thinking of working on my badge and placemat for my trip away to Melbourne’s Let’s Get Stitched event in March as my projects for tonight…what are your plans??…..or are you just going to wing it (Like I usually do!!!)???
Don’t forget, if you haven’t already signed up, sign ups for tonight’s FNSI are in my last post so go back and link yourself up! Can’t wait to see what you get up to!
xox Sugary hugs :o)
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
It was sooo good to get back to our every-second-Monday routine together yesterday.....I've seriously missed our madness and banter.....so many endorphins fly around that day, I'm sure we're all giddy by the time we leave!
After a serious fuel issue (I really MUST remember to fuel up the car BEFORE I leave on a long road trip!!!), I got to Heather's place at about 12...well after the 10am starting time, but let's just say I wasn't missing out on my 'fix' despite doing 1 1/2 trips to get there!!!! DUH!!!!!
And what greeted me when I got there.....not only hugs from three very special ladies but hugs from a sparkly eyed little mouse that Heather had made for me....
Mine's the gorgeous li'l girl on the right.......Harriet....she whispered her name to me as I arrived!!!!!
Jen's is the middle one....Hermione, and Michelle is pretty is pink, but I missed her name.....I'm sure it's just perfect!!! Isn't Heather a real sweety!!! See what I mean about wonderful ladies!!! Only wish you could join us too!!!!
But instead, we'll have to get together virtually, and guess what?? This Friday night is FNSI....the first for 2014!!!! Yippeee!!!! We can get together and sew to our hearts content......join along with us, sign ups are below so make sure you add your name to the list so we can visit you...... I'll look for some yummy treats we could make to keep our energy levels up on the night and post about them later on in the week and you can prepare what you're going to sew on our Friday night together!!!!
How's that sound???
Ok.....here's to Friday.....at least if we can't get together in each other's houses in reality, isn't it lovely that technology allows us to get together virtually....and we can have just as much fun????
Looking forward to our stitchy bliss together all Friday night long!!!!!
xox Sugary hugs