Monday 19 September 2016

Time for a winner

....a FNSI winner, that is

who will be winning this cutie!

I consulted with the expert.....

and yep, he picked a lucky one.....well, lucky for some...


Karen was so busy on Friday night....she got heaps done...pop on over and see what lovelies she created.     Hope you enjoy your win......I'm thinking Miss M might just put her name to this, don't you?

If you haven't had the chance, pop back a couple of posts to the September FNSI sign-ups and see what everyone else got up to just by clicking on the links.
Next month's FNSI is Friday 21st, so jot the date in your diaries and invite all your friends.  It's always so much fun!

xox Sugary hugs :o)

Sunday 18 September 2016


Didn't start till later on Friday as we had a funeral in the afternoon, so stitching Friday night was definitely needed.
I started working on my Foxley Village Block 2 - it's the Block of the Month in the 2016 Homespun Magazine designed by the lovely Natalie Bird....I always love her work......she is one talented Aussie designer.
This is where I got to by about 4pm this afternoon (once I started, I couldn't put it down!).....
I'm loving the Tilda fabrics used for the BOM kit I signed up is from both the Autumn Tree and Sweetheart pretty and typically Tilda-ish.  I really need some practice with  my needleturn techniques....perhaps by the end of it I'll be's been a while since I've done some needleturn and I'm a bit rusty!

I will be drawing a winner tomorrow night, in the meantime, pop on over {here} to see what everyone else got up to...some gorgeous projects underway that's for sure.

xox sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday 13 September 2016

September Friday Night Sew In Sign-Ups

Yes, it's time again!


This month, seeing as it's Autumn for our Northern hemisphere friends and Spring here for us, and things are a-changing on the weather front, I have chosen a cute little fellow as our prize this month...
Isn't he adorable?   Maybe longstitch is something you've wanted to try and just 'never got around to it'? (We all know that feeling don't we?) This kit provides everything you need to sample the art of longstitch, needle included!
Make sure you're in the draw by linking up below and joining in for a fun-filled virtual night-in, full of chocolate, wine (?) and stitching, this Friday night.   Make sure you share with your friends, as we all know it's so much more fun when you stitch with friends.

xox Sugary hugs :o)

Thursday 8 September 2016

Oh what a beautiful morning...

As usual, my Wednesday nights are spent with hubby 'up the bush' where he's just gorgeous - kick back, smell the roses  eucalypts  and watch the roos and wallabies hop along the dirt track whilst the cows meander amongst the silvery-green bushes.
This morning, I had to return to reality early as I have to work today.  Along the highway there's a lookout  and I just had to stop this morning......what I saw just took my breath away....
The view was certainly does pay to stop and take a look around you. With all the trouble and strife in the world around us, it's sometimes hard to see the beauty that IS there, and sometimes it's right in front of us.  Today was a day I felt truly thankful and blessed.

Hope your day is as wonderful too!

Oh, I've had a few messages saying followers are having a bit of trouble commenting...something to do with Google+, so I've disabled that part.....please let me know if there's anymore issues?  Hopefully that's fixed the problem! *phew*

xox sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Last Friday Night spend with Friends

The days just seem to fly past just lately and here it is already Tuesday and I'm only posting my FNWF accomplishments now!
Needless to say I did get something done.....I'm getting closer and closer to finishing  the Girls' Day Out stitcheries and then I can start putting them together into a quilt top.
I did get some work done on them during the week but on Friday I worked on the last two blocks, getting one more finished and working on the last close, I can smell it!
  Just the last finishing touches of the roses.

Did you notice my new little dinky 'tool' my lovely friend Dianne gifted me?
It's a magic little thing called a needle minder......its super strong and you can throw that thing around and the needle will stick to it like glue!  No losing my needle anymore...I love it.  There's a rare earth magnet on the back which is really powerful and attracted to the one on the back of the pretty leaf embellishment.
It's so good and doesn't get in the way...although because it has such a strong magnetic field, it's not recommended for people with pacemakers and what makes it even better is a friend of ours makes them....Pauline, a North Queenslander, is also an artisan who makes the most beautiful soaps and candles.  You can pop over to her website  or her Facebook page and take a look or drop her a line if you're interested.

In the meantime, if you haven't already (I am probably the last!), pop on over the Cheryll's blog and see what everyone else got up to.  Needless to say, I'm so excited to see this quilt progressing so quickly!
xox Sugary hugs :o)

Friday 2 September 2016

Spending tonight with friends...

....and you can come along and join too!

Cheryll has her regular, first-Friday-of-the-month, get-together at her place tonight.  Even though she's away, she's very kindly left the key under the mat so we can let ourselves in and party on! 
I have plans to finish the last of my 'Girls' Day Out' stitcheries so I can start putting it together next week......getting exciting now.    Pop over the Cheryll's blog and link in and join us.  What would you rather do anyway, than stitch away with friends?

I'm off to prepare....lots to do
See you tonight!
xox sugary hugs :o)