Thursday, 16 September 2021

Spinny September Sign ups for Friday Night Sew In!

 I cant believe it's nearly FNSI time already...tomorrow in fact!


And thank you to Karen for reminding me as it had totally slipped my mind.   You see I've had vertigo all week and my head has been spinning.  Monday, it was so bad I could not move.  I ended up breaking out into beads of sweat and vomiting numerous times...not pleasant I know, and something I'd never really had before....well, not to that extent.  It really gave me a fright.

Needless to say I've had the week off work and have been resting at home. Mr B took me to the doctor earlier on in the week and he diagnosed positional vertigo with added low blood pressure.  He gave me a needle to stop the queasiness ....it had to be given in a large muscle so backside it was.  Nice to think it was muscular but I reckon there were a few layers of fat the nurse had to get through first!!   I'm off to the chiropractor tomorrow to make sure it's not a neck/skeletal issue.  Best to have all bases covered. 


Thanks again to the beautiful Dawn aka Kitty Rose from Kitty Rose Cottage for sponsoring our prizes each month.  She really has been sending out some beauties too.   If you haven't had a chance to visit lately, I suggest you do.  The one special thing about Dawn is her customer service and value for money....ok, I know that's two, but it's hard to pick just one!  In a recent parcel I received, which included my  Little Box of Creativity and my Lucy Boston Club blocks, I received a couple of free gifts including vintage Tilda fat eighths and a mini stitchery embroidery hoop.  Dawn always is so generous.  

She's also running Gail Pan's 'Wish You Well' BOM and she's done all the work for you as she's cut all the pieces so you don't have to!  Bonus!

So let's get straight to it seeing as I've kept you waiting for sign ups.    Sign up below or let me know your playing along on our Facebook Group page and you're in for a chance to win a sweet prize from the lovely Kitty Rose...doesn't matter where in the world you live!  Told ya she was generous and a very giving gal!

Big sugary spinny hugs xox :o) 








Monday, 23 August 2021

A little bit of Lucy

 I always enjoy our FNSIs together and seeing what everyone is creating.  With almost half the east coast in lockdown,  it's great that we can still stitch together and enjoy each other's company, even if it's virtually.   


I managed to get a little bit of Lucy Boston done...I'm a newbie and have only just started so I'm onto my second block now, thanks to a bit of encouragement from Dawn. 




I love the way she chooses her colour palettes and being Tilda fabric, (and I do love me some bunnies and bees)  how could she go wrong?  

Talking Tilda, have you seen the new range, Windy Days?  


It's so pretty...and the coordinating Aella fabrics are delish too.  


They're not available as yet but you can pre-order at Kitty Rose Cottage and I've shopped around and they're one of the cheapest!! (just saying *wink*) And Dawn does ship both nationally and internationally so well worth a look.

If you haven't had a chance yet, pop either back HERE or over HERE to see what goodies everyone played with on Fri-Sat-Sunday for our FNSI.

Our draw is to choose both last month and this month's winners.  I swore I'd be more organised but I don't think it's in my DNA! So here goes....last month:


Congratulations to Catherine Doust who is our winner for July aaaaand......


Congratulations to Narelle who is our winner for August! 


Woohoo!!! Congratulations ladies.  Dawn has two beautiful kits (one each) which she will send to you if you can message your postal address to me please?

I hope the rest of your week is full of crafty wellness and lockdown is treating you with care.

big sugary hugs always xox :o)




Thursday, 19 August 2021

FNSI here again....

How did that happen??? Honestly the year is flying by so quickly, moreso than last year, I swear!   

A very big shout-out and many numerous thanks to Sheryll who reminded me it was FNSI time!   I think I have too many fingers in too many pies at the moment and I really must learn the 'N' word .


That might make life slow down a bit for me...but in the meantime, I'm so pleased it's time for us to get together again for our Friday night soiree.


IF you need to read more about it, you can, HERE.   Sign ups below and I'll draw winners for both last month's and this over the weekend.  They both will win a beautiful prize from our sponsor, Dawn from Kitty Rose Cottage.


Good luck everyone and I cant wait to be stitching with you,

xox Sugary sweet hugs :o) 






Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Sign ups for July....already???

Can you believe it?

I swore this year would not slip by me as quickly as the last few, but there you go......wrong again!

I can't get my head around how quickly the days are slipping past, yet here we are, halfway through July.  

I haven't been crafting much this past month but have been working and in my 'spare' time, cleaning house,  decluttering and organising my 'office' come papercraft room.  I had stuff everywhere so I've spent the last few weekends organising and getting rid of stuff that shouldn't be in there and making it a place I want to be in.  It's working!  I still have a few things left to do but I'm getting there.

What has been keeping you occupied?  Lockdown has been impacting quite a few of us Aussies...we're lucky being regional and not near the hot spots although this month saw us close with a Brisbane person visiting the Townsville area (which is just 45 minutes drive up the highway!) and sending it into a 3 day lockdown.  Working in a charity store, I am exposed to many backpackers, travelers and shoppers from Townsville so I was on high alert but thank goodness, we weren't impacted at all.  

We travelled to Townsville yesterday for doctor's appointments and had a taste of life in the 'city'.  Although we have to sign in everywhere, even in our hometown, we do not need to wear masks, so going to a place where we had to wear them everywhere was not enjoyable.  I have a newfound respect for the medical profession.  Thank God I'm not claustraphobic!


So, are you ready for our Friday Night Sew In this Friday???  I definitely am!  Remember to pop over to Kitty Rose Cottage for all your supplies.  Kitty (aka Dawn) has such a beautiful range of goodies in her online store and she ships everywhere! 

Sign ups below and don't forget to follow along and give us sneaky looks at your beautiful work in our Facebook group!

Whilst I'm at it....the draw for last month.....aaaaaargh!!!!! I have to really tie a ribbon on my finger!  God help my husband if dementia ever does set in as I'm already sooooo forgetful!
There were 31 of us registered so here goes....good luck and fingers crossed.

I still haven't worked out how to video the whole wheel spin thing on the computer yet....I've copied it onto my phone but my phone doesn't want to speak to my computer.....must be an Apple thing!
But a HUGE congratulations to Cheryll who will receive a beautiful prize from Kitty Rose! (I'm not sure what last month's prize is..... however I do know that this month's is going to be one of these!!!!! 


 *SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!*  They're gorgeous aren't they?  All the more reason to sign up below or join in  on the facebook page doncha think?

xox sugary hugs :o)




Tuesday, 15 June 2021

A quick FNSI sign up for June

 Just a quick sign up page tonight.  I've spent soooo much time this afternoon/evening trying to transfer videos and photos from my phone to my computer and it wasn't playing nice!


Needless to say I've caught up with drawing our winner for last month (sorry the number 56 must have a significantly negative effect on my memory!) and posted it on our FNSI Facebook group page. Congratulations to the lovely Fiona Robinson who scored our prize for May which was an EPP Mini Quilt Kit.  I'm sure she'll love it too. 

Thanks again to our wonderful sponsor Kitty Rose aka Dawn, for providing such wonderful prizes each month for a lucky winner.

If you haven't yet, pop on over to the cottage and see what new things she has there.  Mr Kitty Rose has been busy making these gorgeous spool holders to purchase and they even come in PINK!


Now, without further ado....here is the link up for this month's FNSI.  Lock it in, get your projects ready, organise nibblies and beverages and a good movie, podcast or audiobook and I'll see you there! xox


Big sugary hugs :o)







Wednesday, 19 May 2021

IT's a birthday FNSI

 It's time already, but this month it's special!  


This month is my birthday month so there will be extra goodies!    Not only will there be a prize for one lucky stitcher from our fabulous sponsor, 

.....there is a gift for EVERYONE!   I haven't been designing for quite a while but, as some of you know I have done some designing for some Australian Crafting Magazines in the past and am looking at beginning to design again.  Life took over for a while and it just got too hard to fit it all in.

So here's an oldie for you to say thank you for joining in each month and to let you know how special each and every one of you is....
just click on the image to download and print.

in the meantime, don't forget to link up to our Friday Night Sew In and join us for a night of stitchy fun this Friday night.   Look forward to seeing you there! x

Big sugary hugs xox :o)






Tuesday, 20 April 2021

April FNSI Results and Draw

It's been a crazy couple of weeks here with doctors, hospitals and resting at home.  I had another random collapse, knocking poor Mr B down in the process, and right in the middle of a restaurant!  (I never do things by halves!)  I've been having multiple tests, checks and appointments but to date, all seems ok.  
I just need to monitor my blood pressure and back to the doctor next week.  Hopefully we have some answers then.   

In the meantime, I was absolutely shattered on Friday night after a full day back at work so a glass of wine and sleep was my destiny.  I did manage to get a bit done over the weekend though, finishing a couple of "Around My Garden" blocks and the Ruler Bag by Kris Meares of Tag Along Teddies for the Girl's Stitch In 2021 so I counted these into my Friday Night finishes.....after all, it would have been Friday night somewhere in the world??!! 

I absolutely adore this pattern....isn't it gorgeous???
I hope you've had a chance to pop over to all the ladies who joined in on Friday night to see what beauties they created?  If not, just go to the links HERE and you can visit them all, along with heading over to the facebook group.  

I have had a little conversation with our sponsor over the weekend and she has been busy beavering away, cutting kits and getting orders organised but I know she's got something ready for our lucky winner this month...it just might be a bit of a surprise at the moment!  Regardless, I'm going to draw a lucky winner to receive said mystery prize and I just know Kitty will have something absolutely perfect for them.
If you haven't had a chance to visit Kitty Rose Cottage, I recommend you do.  This month's Little Box of Creativity, has a guest designer.....Lauren Wright from Mama and Me!!!!   Here's a sneak peak of what's in it..... don't you just love Tilda Woodland Hazel Grey with Pink spots? 



On to our prize draw.....  Good luck everybody.......



Congratulations to our Lucky winner!!!!!   I'll be passing your details on to Kitty Rose to organise getting your prize posted to you.    

Have a wonderful week...thanks for joining in on another awesome Sew In.   Hope you can join in with us next month!

Big Sugary Hugs :o) xox




PS:  Our winner from last month, Stitching Loving Nana hasn't come forward to claim her prize yet.   If it was you, can you please make contact so we can post it out to you?   xx