Tuesday 23 October 2018

An October FNSI Winner

Just a quick one today as I'm keen to get back to the She Cave/Shed/Room/Den!  I've never felt so 'at home' in a sewing room until this one....maybe I'm channelling Nick (as it's his old room)?
I did get another Fig'n'berry Creations stitchery finished on Friday night, which was really rewarding...only two left now before I can put it together....might even get it done for Christmas? *fingers crossed*

I'm loving that it's done in only two variegated  Cottage Garden Thread colours.  I will have to find some  fabric that lends itself to them and complements them rather than takes over.  Maybe a small Christmas print?  That's for tomorrow me to worry about!
How about a draw then?

Thanks to all the ladies who joined with me for FNSI on Friday night....we had a ball.  If you haven't visited to see what we got up to, visit the links HERE...their doors are always open and I know you're always welcome!
Our winner this month will receive some Cosmo threads with a matching Henry Glass fat quarter.  Halloween colours/Indigenous style/summer/sea themed...

...thought it was quite appropriate with our visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this past week visiting my old stomping ground of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island!  I grew up there in the late 70's and early 80's and some of my family still live there. A truly beautiful place.

Here goes......Mr RNG says:
Congratulations  \0/  MICHELLE  \0/
I really hope you love that prize. 

Now, I best get back to the She Shed...Lots to catch up on before my boy visits tonight! 
xox Sugary hugs :o)

Monday 15 October 2018

October FNSI sign ups

Seems all I ever post about this year are FNSI details!  That WILL be changing.  Now things are getting back on track, I'm spending more time organising my sewing 'cave' aka 'the She Shed' - aptly named by Mr B!, and I plan on working through my ufo's and getting back to designing again.   Long term projects but I need to focus and the time is right.

Welcome to my new 'She Shed'
It's a panoramic view but I'll take you through it...
 It's nowhere near complete but I'm taking it steady..bit by bit.  I started with a pile in the corner before I'd started to set up the room.  I purchased a Horn sewing cabinet from a friend which I've set up in the corner with the ironing station behind me.  My cutting table/lightbox area against the window with storage below and the wardrobe, I've managed to take two of the doors off the hinges and I will be putting more shelves in there to store my fabric stash.

Mr B bought me a mobile trim storage centre from Spotlight for my birthday so I put it together, playing handyman person.  I quite enjoyed it!

I even had offsiders willing to supervise for minimal wages....
It's coming together and Nick approves, even though he said he guesses this means he's not coming home to live anymore!
I've even had a play in the garden, something I haven't really had time for in such a while....
seeing as it's springtime here in the southern hemisphere, I've taken to repotting some straggly looking plants that my two little 'beasts' like to chew, hoping they recover, as well as fertilising, re-soiling and mulching my other ones.  
And finally, I've been working on a new goal this month.....raising funds for research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge.   I set myself a goal of raising $500 and cycling 100km on my exercise bike during the month of October....so far I've raised $787and ridden 79km so I'm pretty impressed.  There is a bit of pain in my knees and ankles but I figure that's nothing compared to what these poor kids go through.  
That's caught me up for a bit, now let's get onto the sign ups for this month.   October FNSI...I wonder if any of you will be 'Halloween stitching' for Friday night or are we all in the Christmas mode already?  Me?  I'm not sure yet...so much to do so I'll have to see where I'm up to in the She Shed!
In the meantime, lock Friday night into your diaries as a self indulgent FNSI and sign up down below.  I'm looking forward to it, are you?   

xox Sugary hugs :o)