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 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 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) 


  1. Lots happening at your place. Love the "she shed"....enjoy setting it up.

  2. Love that idea for the ideal house plan. Couldn't agree with you more. What's wrong with our guys???? Lol!

  3. Love your ideal house plan..shared it with my quilt guild members. Since my husband's name also starts with 'B', it seemed especially fun. - Diane from Minnesota

  4. I love you house plan but guess your She Shed is a great start. Doing well getting sorted.Cute helpers.
    Great job on the bike and raising money for the kids,
    Look forward to sewing along and hope to get a few finishes for FNSI...

  5. Already
    She shed is looking good
    Look forward to seeing it when sorting has finished

  6. Wow, that's a lot! :) here in the North of the world it's getting Autumn. What a wonderful season especially with little kids. I must admit I have more fun to walk through the leaves than our little son (just 2). ;)
    This week my parents are visiting us here. So I don't know, if I will have some minutes to sew on Friday, but I hope so.
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

  7. Oh Wendy your she-shed looks amazing - I foresee some beautiful creations coming out of that space!! Congratulations on surpassing your goal!!

  8. Back home after another UK trip (ailing parents) so looking forward to a blissful stitchy Friday. Love your floor plan - looks perfect to me, can't understand why your DH has vetoed. LOL Your She Shed looks amazing and your helpers look super helpful. See you Friday. Love. xx

  9. Looking great Wendy! Well done on your cycling all helps! I will get a late start but hopefully will sneak in some stitching xx

  10. Ideal floor plan, shame we can't implement them :D
    Love your 'shed' ... will be awesome to have a great space and well done on your cycling.
    I have a day in town and maybe a grandie for a sleepover but I will put hook to wool.

  11. hello hello.... am joining in again for sewing... I took a break for a while but I missed everyone... and I lost your blog off my feedly… have been discovering a few lately.
    Your she shed looks great... so good hving a bit of space you can play in and just walk out rather than put thigns away.... take care and happy cycling...

  12. Love the "She Shed" many rhings happening at your place.

  13. Yaay I'm organised enough to join in :-) Great to see what you are up to - your spae is coming along nicely. Well done on the cycling.

  14. Great house plan, Wendy - I did try that with our Grand Designs Eaglemont building project but alas, I, too, got shot down unceremoniously by Trader Vic (although I do have my own study in each house - thank goodness!). Your sewing room is taking shape which is lovely and that storage centre is a great idea - I am going to have to add it to my birthday/mother's day/christmas list! Well done on the bike ride, too, Wendy. hugs, Kaye

  15. You have gotten so much done. Your She Shed is looking great.

  16. How great to have a new place to sew. And I love all those green herbs. We're at the end of our growing season here in Ohio with frost the other morning. Thanks for hosting FNSI.


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