Sunday, 15 September 2019

An earlier-than-normal FNSI sign up

Well hello!  and NO I did not wet the bed to be here this early for a sign up day!!! But yes, it is true, today I'm posting the sign ups for this month's Friday Night Sew In, one day ahead of schedule and unlike my form of late.
I AM trying to get myself better organised with things, but knowing me and my tendency to put my eggs in too many baskets (or maybe it's my Gemini tendencies....ooh look! another pretty thing!), I'm not thinking I will be very good at it....but I'll try!

I have been working on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt-a-long and I'm up to block 7 which I'll do today as they are released each Sunday (here in Australia).
Here are my blocks so far...
I've been using a combination of French General 'Vive La France' and 'Aubade' by Janet Clare for Moda.
Why not join along?  All you need is the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book, which I got HERE, sign up to the facebook group and begin.  We do one block a week, which isn't too arduous, and it won't take too long to catch up...the blocks don't take that long (and I've been hand paper piecing them).
Hope you can join us....in the meantime, let's get to those sign ups!
Can't wait to join you all this Friday night and see what you're all up to!

xox sugary hugs :o)



Friday, 16 August 2019

Up and running again...FNSI sign-ups for August are live!

After two and a half hours of the technician working on the lines, going to and from the pits out in the street and back again, he found that  the joined line had perished and needed to be renewed.  He did that, then we had to call our internet provider to get the phone reconnected as it had gone back to factory reset.  (as we're on NBN it's a VOIP phone so whenever the internet goes down so does the phone).  So much fun!
Bu the good news is....
We're up and running! 
So without further ado, add your link below and join us for a fun filled evening of stitching at home with lots of other lovely ladies (virtually of course!) in a comfy pair of pjs, a nice glass of tipple and some nibblies.  Tonight is your night so you might as well be comfortable! 

See you tonight! 
xox sugary hugs :o)

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

August FNSI

I’m bringing this to you from my mobile today as our NBN and internet have been down since last Friday!  You don’t realise how much you rely on it until it goes down (a bit like when you kick your little toe!).  On the other hand, you find how much time you lose just ‘browsing’!
Fingers crossed the technician is coming tomorrow so hopefully we’ll have some answers and will be able to get back online quickly. 
In the meantime, I can’t add the FNSI Linky as I can’t add html code on the mobile. So sorry, but nonetheless, we’ll go ahead with FNSI and when I can post fully, we’ll do a ‘post-FNSI’ linky!  How does that sound?  
Who knows, I may be online again tomorrow .... if THAT miracle happens, I’ll let you know!
Xxx sugary hugs :o)
WendyB 

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

FNSI sign ups already? Let's do it for Science!

Yes, it's time again.....Friday Night Sew In!
These weeks and months are flying by, aren't they?  So why not join with me this Friday night to slow down and enjoy the gentle art of 'crafting', whether it be stitching, piecing, FMQ-ing, appliqueing, knitting, crocheting or any multitude of handiwork?  Time for you to stop and enjoy the simple things of not rushing but enjoying every stitch, slowing our heart rates and just 'being'!

I read an article the other day that talked just about that topic.....and it all made perfect sense!   It is called "In our Brutal Modern World, Science shows our brains need craft more than ever..... " …..you must read it.  It explains so much and confirms that we should never feel guilty for taking time out for ourselves through our hobbies.   They are a necessary, not an optional part of a good healthy life.

It gives so much more credence to these memes....








Agreed???  Science says so, so who is to argue! *Cheshire grin*

Friday sew ins are for everyone....begin by signing up below using your blog,  Instagram or Facebook address, everyone is welcome.
After all, it's for our health and wellbeing, isn't it! *wink*

xox Sugary hugs :o)




Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My FNSI finishes and a new project to come...

Well I must admit, I'm working harder at getting better at my blog.  It seemed to be a seasonal thing I'd grown out of after nearly ten years but with a blog there is so much 'connection' that you just can't leave it behind.

Friday Night Sew In has been one of my saving graces.....a lifeline to my blogging life that I'm just not willing to let go of just yet and to all of you, I am thankful.  My stitchy friends have kept me going and I love to see what each of you is doing each month as not only is it fellowship, it is inspirational as well and I love that.
It might not even be stitchy-related; sometimes it is gardening or cooking, travel or families - all inspire me to keep blogging and keeping our friendships alive and kicking!  I just love it even though I'm not as visible as I would like....I'm getting back there!
So, here is what I managed to do on my FNSI, and like a few others, I started a bit earlier in the day, mainly because I had a few things I wanted to get done.
Thanks to the online community, I found some more of my background fabric to continue my 2017 FQS Designer Mystery quilt.....*note to self - NEVER leave the coordinating fabrics till you get around to finishing your BOM....purchase when you sign up....the fabric is not going to last forever!*

I still needed more of the American Jane "Spring-a-Ling" range for the contrasting sashings and borders but it isn't available anywhere anymore (unless I want to sell my kidney to pay for postage) so I've managed to get some of a similar AJ range called "Sweet Harmony".
I'm sure it will work out ok.

Then I moved on to my "It takes two" project.  I finished needle-turning the last few centres on each block before bed.
They're a little creased as, although I had them in my block keeper, the cats have decided that when it's closed, it's a nice warm place to sleep, especially these past few cold days!

If you haven't already done so, please go back HERE and download my gift to you....sort of sums up our worldwide friendships, don't you think?
Yesterday I received a big box in the mail which had me stumped...…. until I opened it!
And then I remembered...….
My 2019 FQS Mystery Designer BOM had arrived....and this time I remembered to order the backing and background fabric BEFORE I started! *good thinking 99*
I must admit, these are some of my favourite BOM's to do and the first block in this one is designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
But before I start on this one, I had better finish the 2017 one, and at least make a start on the 2018 one that's sitting in the wings, don't you think?

xox big sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

FNSI sign ups for June..EVERYONE can join in and a gift for you!

These five week months are throwing me out of sync!  So let's dive straight in...
FNSI for this month is this Friday evening.

Now that winter is well and truly taking hold, what's better than to snuggle in on a Friday night and stitch away with a good hot chocolate (or toddy!) and a group of like minded friends, some music or a good movie or tv show, even if it IS virtually!

I've had so many people say they want to join in but can't because they don't have a blog......It doesn't matter if you don't have a blog, use your instagram or facebook account to join in!  Everyone is welcome.  Just copy and paste your personal social media address as your 'link' and we'll all be able to pop back and visit you and see what you've been up to.....lots of inspiration and motivation, that's for sure.

Pick something you'd like to work on and just enjoy the process, escaping from all the worries of the world....that's one of the things I love most about stitching, it's so relaxing.....and the fact that so many firm friendships are made with people all around the world...I just love it!

And to welcome everyone, new and old (ie regular FNSI-ers! :) ) here is a FREE stitchery designed by 'moi' for you to enjoy.  I hope you like it and please share your finished stitcheries with me....nothing better than to share the love!  I hope you enjoy it!


Just click on the link HEREto download

Big sugary hugs xox :o)






Thursday, 23 May 2019

May's FNSI is this week....are you ready?

Well, the busy-ness is starting to settle. I have one week left of full time work after this week and the federal elections were held last Saturday. I ran one of the polling booths about 3/4 of an hour north of us so I had some hectic travel, organisation and study to do but that's over for this election anyway so I'm breathing a bit easier and I'm really looking forward to sitting in front of the telly with my stitching on Friday night with you guys!  Are you in????
To be honest, I can't wait and have started a little early catching up on what I've been missing these last few weeks.  Here is what I've been working on and what I plan to continue with on Friday Night....
I'm loving the whipped running stitch in the centre of each frame..
Here's a close-up...
I'm really enjoying the slow stitching process...and it's not as slow as I once thought!
Have you got a plan for what you'll be working on?  I'd love to hear it before we get together.
Sign ups are below and if you're thinking you'll be too tired/busy/doing other jobs or any other reason, remember, stitching is sooooo good for the soul,particularly when your stitching with friends!

Sugary hugs xox :o)