Thursday, 27 March 2014
It’s been quiet here in the Sugarlane house…….welcome rainy weather has prompted me to do some catch up stuff inside the house!
A little progress on the Quilty Stitches Sampler Along with the sashings and borders nearly done….
I did manage to post my squishy mail goodies for the Birthday Swap this month and now that the ladies have received them, I can show you…..
Anthea requested purples or greens, bright cheery ones, so I managed to find some lovely blenders for her when I was in Melbourne….plus a postcard to help her feel like she was there too!!! And you might notice a little “extra” for being a bit late…..a cute purple babushka keyring and a pair of heart buttons.
O-Faigh requested white on white so I found this gorgeous FQ for her, and I couldn’t resist some shabby pink heart ribbon and buttons to match.
I also received some surprise squishy mail….I really wasn’t expecting this one, but Susan had asked me for my address a while back as she wanted to send me something ‘small’!!!! I had forgotten about it but this absolutely ‘wow’ed me!!!!
I had blogged about how I’d been working on my flying geese with the Delightful Stars Quilt Along and how happy I’d been with how they’d been turning out. Susan was telling me about her way of making flying geese where they turned out perfect every time…..I tried it and she was right …I shared about it HERE. She said she used a special ruler for it but as I didn’t have one, I just used my regular ruler………so………she decided she’d send me one to make it easier! She really is a darling, isn’t she???
I have a couple of blocks to catch up on so I’m going to try it with this new ruler!!! Thank you sooooo much Susan…..Can’t wait!
And I have been waiting for this one with anticipation…….
the new Vignette. Now I can go on with the second block of the Mrs Beasley’s Sampler Quilt. I got my copy from the lovely Vicki at The Pickledish Patch…..pop on over to get yours.
Off to catch up on some more rainy jobs while the weather is still lovely and cool!!!!
xox sugary hugs :o)
Monday, 24 March 2014
We had another successful night on Friday with 54 of us joining together for a virtual stitch-in! If you’ve never joined us, or even if you have, you’ll have to agree, it’s loads of fun…….time dedicated to stitching with girlfriends in your jammies, eating chocolate and other wicked stuff!!! Totally S.E.L.F. time….it’s wonderful!
Why not visit all the girls to see what they got up to on Friday night….there’s a load of inspiration and fun….pop back to THIS POST to join up with all the links.
In the meantime, Mr RNG and I have been picking the winner of Fee’s gorgeous design for this month’s prize….
Is it you????
Mr RNG drew this number from our linky list…
I just know you’ll love our prize this month…..it’s adorable, just like the wonderful lady who designed it!
xo Sugary hugs :o)
Sunday, 23 March 2014
My Friday night went a little green and gold! I couldn’t find the Rolo chocolates in the rolls like they used to make…..has it been that long since I’ve eaten them????? I did manage to find a bar of Rolo chocolate though…..phew! And I experimented with the Mint Float…..all I can say is mm mmmmmmmmmmmm … yummo!!!!
I had my stitching all ready to go after dinner, and I really should have done some BEFORE I drank that float!!!!! Yep, you guessed it…….there wasn’t a great deal of progress because for some reason, my glasses went foggy and I found it so difficult to push the thread through that teeny little hole in the needle!!!!! And I was soooo tired!!!!!!! Just can’t understand why!!!!??? Perhaps 1/4 cup of Creme de menthe is more than this little duck needs in one glass??? Perhaps!!!!
So I decided, like I do every FNSI, to continue my Friday on into the weekend and I wanted to begin this……
I haven’t done cross stitch for such a long time so I thought combining both quilting blocks and cross stitch might make a nice addition to my craft room wall. If you haven’t seen it around, you can pop on over to Corey’s blog and the links to the Quilty Stitches Sampler Along are still available.
She’s up to block 5 so we’re not too far behind.
I decided I’d start with the borders before I go into block 1, which is the Swoon block!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!! They’re only 1 3/4 inch blocks too so it’s not going to take too long to catch up.
Well, I’m off to visit some of our 50+ FNSI-ers to see what they’ve been up to. One of them will be winning this gorgeous kit, supplied by the equally gorgeous Fee.
The hexi craze was started again at the Melbourne Lets Get Stitched so I thought this might just be the most appropriate prize. And as you know I’ve been stitching them up too. They’re such a breeze to stitch up and they’re quick and fun……I’ve got a stack of them just waiting to be made into something!!!!!
Fee has lots of other goodies in her Shabby Shack ….I’d suggest you pop on over for a visit at some stage…some lubberly shabby goodies in there…hard to resist!!!!
Remember to post about your Friday night for your chance to be in the draw, which I will do tomorrow (Monday) night (my time).
xox Sugary hugs :o)