Monday 20 June 2016

Friday Night Connections and a June FNSI Winner is Announced

I always enjoy our Friday Night Sew Ins.........joining in with so many of you and whether we're knitting, crocheting, stitching or sewing, we have a connection.....

...and even though we may be miles apart, states apart, countries apart, continents apart.....we have that connection, even though we seem to be 'worlds' apart.....I think that's why I love our sew-ins so much.   It doesn't matter who we are, what we look like, what we do, how we entertain ourselves whilst we enjoy our craft, there's no arguments or fisty-cuffs......we always feel the positive connections.....and, if I dare take a line from Mr Buble....... "I feel so good!"
So, what did I get up to whilst I was feeling these warm fuzzies???
a bit-o'-Stitching.........

A friend of mine had started the Girl's Day Out BOM but didn't feel like finishing it, so I offered to finish it for her.  I've always wanted to do it, but missed it when it came out and well, you know how it goes...?
She had a few blocks started with some shapes fused on and some smaller stitchery blocks were finished along with a couple of the larger blocks.

Friday night I dug out the Antique shop block, which was half finished, and finished the stitcheries of the shelves inside the shop, as the rest was done.  Then I began on the Cafe block, applique-ing the fused pieces and beginning the stitchery.    I didn't get a huge amount done as I was exhausted and I think my body was feeling the foreboding wet weather we were due to have as every bone in my body ached (maybe it was the fact I'd worked all week and had to front up again on Saturday!?.....I'm just not used to it, that's for sure).

After work on Saturday and Federal Election training (I've been asked to work at the upcoming election), I got back into it with a glass of wine by my the rain began to fall.  Sunday was the perfect weather for stitchery with a steady downpour all day, so I did get a bit more done....not a lot because there was also a need to catch up on some sleep and rest my aching bones.  But I'm happy with it's progress, all the same.  I sure hope my friend likes how it's coming along.  I can see this progressing further this week.

Have you had a chance to visit everyone to see what they got up to on Friday night?   I haven't as yet, but I do plan to this week.  Pop back to the sign up page and click on each link to see.....and don't forget to leave a comment, it's a real motivator each month!

I bet you're wondering who our lucky winner of our Tropical  Dreamcatcher Batiks Charm pack is?

I consulted with Mr RNG (as he's always so reliable), and he drew this number out of the hat....


Anthea didn't feel very productive but she was..... in more ways than one.   Check out her post to see why.

Now I'm off to catch some zzzzz's before work again rest for the wicked, so they say!!!!  tee hee
xox sugary sweet hugs :o)

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Tropical June FNSI sign ups

I can't believe how these weeks have flown and it's time for the June round of FNSI.
You know what to do.....and this month I'm giving away a charm pack of Batiks.....

Dreamcatcher Batiks...these are delicious and quite tropical
I imagine sitting by the pool on a tropical island resort when I see these.....takes me away from the wintery blues (even though our winter has still been heating up in the high 20's and low 30's). And for those in the northern hemisphere, well.....they're probably making you feel right at home and ready for a dip!

Pass the word around and link in on your blog, facebook page or instagram account.....lets have a tropical stitch-in party....maybe some margueritas and something sweet or spicy to nibble?

Bring along your sewing and join me this Friday'll take your mind of your woes !
Sign up's below.....good luck and see you there!

xox Sugary hugs :o)