Tuesday 23 February 2016

We have a connection, so FNSI draw it is!

Well, the ghosties were playing with my blog last night....don't know what happened, but I couldn't post anything except via my mobile phone, and THAT was just a little too fiddly.
So a little delayed but  its time for our FNSI draw.
I know you're all waiting with baited breath to see who our winner is, and what it is they've won?
How about this....
two  Free Spirit fat quarters ....nice huh?
And just before I announce the winner.....here's what I got up to....

Friday night I pulled out my APQ UFO challenge for Feb, which I talked about here and started cutting up my fabric for the blocks.  Didn't get much past that on Friday night as I had to work Saturday morning.  Saturday and Sunday were planned for finishing, but hubby, who works away on a property, told me about a barbeque with his bosses that was planned for Saturday night where he works, so Saturday afternoon was buying barbeque goodies and driving the hour to visit him.

We had planned to come home later that night but I ended up staying and the next morning, he showed me the sights.  I love the Queensland bush!

So Sunday evening, I caught up on some piecing and after the debarcle with the computer on Monday, I've just about got all the sub units done, ready to piece the top.....hopefully a flimsy tonight!  So more to show you later........stay tuned!

In the meantime, after consulting with Mr RNG, we have a winner..........

Congratulations Alexandra !

Seems I wasn't the only one who managed to have an 'extended' FNSI!  Pop me an email with your postal address Alexandra, and I'll send you your prize!

If you haven't had a chance to see what others got up to, you can check back in for the links here.

Hope you managed to get lots done.....have a wonderfully productive Tuesday!

xo Sugary hugs :o)

Monday 22 February 2016


I must apologise....I'm having major computer difficulties tonight and can't connect to the net, except for on my phone.  The FNSI prize will be drawn tomorrow, or as soon as I can figure this problem out!  Grrrrr!  Many apologies! 
sugary hugs xxx

Tuesday 16 February 2016

FNSI sign ups for February

Can you believe it?  It only feels like the other day that we had January's FNSI......but I'm not complaining.

I L-O-V-E getting together with you girls on a Friday night for our virtual stitching evening!  

 So, will you join us?  Sign up below and invite everyone along.  It's always a fun night.  I'll be working on my Snow Hearts stitcheries and making them into a quilt......they're on my APQ UFO Challenge list for February

I began these way back in 2011....they were offered as a free BOM
from HERE, but are now not available - although you can go and have a look at the other pretties on their blog (I needed to use the translate button....I'm not familiar with much of the German language!)

Are you in?  Sign ups for Friday night are below.  Can't wait, can you?

xox Sugary Hugs :o)


Monday 15 February 2016

Reunited, and it feels so good!

Well, as I said, changes are a-happening here!   I did tell you nine months ago, I was delving into the unknown and taking my love to WordPress, which was a HUGE learning curve for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s the best thing since sliced bread for some folk, but for me……naaaaaah!   Like any relationship, leaving is the easy bit,………the grass may be greener, but for me, it was definitely twice as hard to mow!

I tried and I tried and I succeeded in some parts, but it just didn’t ever come easily to me and my blog became my nightmare that I started to dread instead of look forward to…….’'
so like I said back HERE, it was only a trial separation…..but I discovered my true love was meant to be with Blogger!

I don’t feel defeated and I definitely don’t feel like a failure……after all, I’ll never regret not giving it a go…..but it just wasn’t for me!    Maybe because my heart and head was still with Blogger, maybe I’m just not meant to WP, but I gave it my best shot, a full year, and then decided I had to reunite with my first love before I lost him forever!

Only trouble is…..it’s not as easy moving back as it was leaving!!!!! hmmmmmm, no-one ever told me that before (but isn’t that what happens in any relationship?)

So I've employed a wonderful liaison/mediator (techy-man)  to sort things out between us, and things are getting there…..slowly……there’s much rebuilding to be done and it’s all gently, gently for the moment, but I’m sure it won’t be too long before our hearts are strongly bonded again.

You’ll notice that my blog posts are missing from last year…..they have to be manually moved over, so that will take some time……the removalist has been organised and it’s just fitting it into the schedule.

You will notice some changes over the next little while…..new sidebars, new headers, new styles……but the good old comfy slippers are on again….I’m back home!
My address is still www.sugarlane-designs.com, so feel free to add me to your reading lists or sidebars so you can come visit often.  Don’t feel like the relationship has been severed and you have to choose sides…..we’re all friends again, Blogger, WordPress and me,  I promise!

It’s just so nice to be home......we're reunited, and it feels so good!  Watch this space tomorrow for FNSI sign ups…..yep, it’s that time again!  Lock it in, Eddy!

xox Sugary hugs  :o)

Monday 8 February 2016

I'm ba-aack!

Phew, it's good to be back....or am I?
This is just a test to see if I am really back or not....you see, there's been a few changes around here and the blog is in maintenance mode.
I'll let you know further how it goes, but for now, if you're reading this, it's working for the time being and I'd love for you to leave me a comment so I know.
have a fab Monday!
xox Sugary hugs :o)