I’m so pleased to be a part of Vicki’s Blog Party over at 2 Bags Full, which happens to be the third one….don’t know how I missed the first two!
Anyway, for those of you who are new to my blog…..I’m Wendy, the owner and creator of Sugarlane Designs.
I am married to this wonderful man
and these are our kids….
They usually appear in my blog, somewhere along the line, so I thought I’d better introduce them. I love stitching and quilting so you’ll see a fair bit of that, sometimes you’ll see a recipe or two and I feel absolutely blessed to have such gorgeous surroundings so sometimes you’ll see photos of my garden, the clouds, nature, animals and plenty of other stuff that the good Lord has shared with us.
I’ve been blogging for around 5 years now, and can’t remember life B.B. (before blogging). I’ve been crafting a lot longer though, sewing since I can remember, but I started quilting about 15 years ago and I was instantly hooked!
I was a primary school teacher for 23 years and I got to use lots of crafty skills there, but there was never enough time for ‘me’ stitching….. nearly 4 years ago I had to have a knee replacement, which left me unable to keep up with the necessary daily requirements of a teacher (it’s a fairly physical job!), so I had to retire.
Since then, I’ve had plenty of time for my passion and I’ve become a stitchery and quilt designer (something that’s been on my bucket list), designing lots of various patterns which have appeared in Australian Patchwork and Stitching Magazines and can also be found on Craftsy.
I also enjoy a bit of cross stitch now and then
but I love to connect with my bloggy buddies. I hold monthly Friday Night Sew Ins on the third Friday of each month which I’d love for you to join in to…..just check out the tab at the top of my page for more info. I have some free designs (see the tab above) and I’ve got a free BOM starting up on March 1 (so watch this space).
I’m going to start a Double Wedding Ring-a-Long in the second half of the year too….I know this one’s on my ‘Must Complete One Day’ list, so what better way to do it than to do it with blogging buddies where we can support one another along the way. But more of that later.
I hope you enjoyed your visit…..I’m going to be popping along to others who have joined into the Grow Your Blog Party 2015 and take in some of the fun too. Vicki’s been a real champ having the blog links up and ready to make it easy to visit everyone.
Oh, and by the way, if you’ve got this far….congratulations! You’ve done well…….and make sure you leave me a comment with your name and contact email (none of this no-reply stuff….I can’t contact you then!) and you’ll go into the draw to win 2 of my PDF patterns –
the Love Life bag….
and the Give Thanks wall hanging…
My Grow your Blog Giveaway is open to everyone, overseas included, so be sure to share it with your friends (it IS the nice thing to do, isn’t it?!). Remember, all you have to do is comment on this post and be sure to leave me an email address to contact you if you win. The contest closes on February 15 when the winner will be announced.
Thanks for visiting Sugarlane…I hope to see you back here often.
xox Sugary hugs :o)