Tuesday, 15 January 2019

tidying up 2018 and signups for our first FNSI for 2019

Welcome to 2019

.... better late than never and yes, that is me and how I roll!  I'm well known for being late to the party and I'm trying to address this but in 2019, I'm accepting it, embracing it, taking ownership and not stressing over it.  I will attempt however to be more visible and less "where did she go?".
I must say though, in my defence, 2018 was the year of yuk for us....our son was in hospital 5 times and suffered with loads of debilitating illnesses, my adored father in law was in hospital suffering with dementia and finally passed away in September, we lost our much loved Burmese kitten, Mr B being out of work for 3 months due to the wet weather and I slipped on a tile floor and damaged my back....but there were also loads of positives so I'm not complaining, just explaining.
So here it is, a new year for FNSI and Sugarlane Designs.  I'm still not convinced I know where I'm headed with the designing bit as Craftsy aka Blueprint made us all take a tumble and reassess many designers' paths in a very short time frame  

The beginning of the year is pretty full already for me with Mr B getting eye surgery this week, I'm preparing for the annual getaway with the girls -  Let's Get Stitched in Melbourne this year in the first week of March and I"ll be heading on a craft cruise around New Zealand in March-April, thanks to the wonderful people at Universal Magazines who produce Homespun and Quilters's Companion Magazines and Travelrite .  So I can see the designing part will be most likely relegated to the second half of the year where I can sit and concentrate, but that's not saying there won't be some sneaky designing going on in between! *wink*

In the meantime I have some loose ends to tidy up from 2018 FNSI.

Seeing as last year was such a disaster for me, this first FNSI will have a recap of winners from mid 2018 who have yet to receive their prizes to the present January winner of FNSI....starting the year off with a clean slate.  I'm hoping 2019 will be our biggest and best yet!

So, without further ado.....here are signups for the first Friday Night Sew in for 2019.....share it around, let your friends know, social media is a wonderful thing to join us all together in spirit when like minded friends can't be all together in person...….stitching up a virtual Friday night Party is the go!

Onwards and upwards in 2019
xox Sugary hugs :0)






24 comments:

Narelle said...

Woohoo...first in :D
Looking forward to the 'story of my life' following a somewhat straighter path than 2018's also...I'm prepped and ready to go with some hand embroidery.

Thanks for hosting FNSI again Wendy xx

Karen's Korner said...

Hope 2019 is a better year for you and thanks for being our hostess again.

Sheryl said...

Awesome Wendy see you Friday night my friend xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I thought I better check before I signed up - are there any special rules - do we just work on whatever we want to on Fridays?

Sammy Clarke said...

I would love to join but dont have a blog

Sam

Susan said...

Sigh - 2018 was not so good for you at all - here's hoping for a much improved 2019.
I'm not sewing at the moment due to a minor op on my right index finger...but I am doing sewing related things so I'll still join in. . .

Big hugs to you

Helen said...

Thanks for hosting Wendy, looking forward to stitching with Friends.

Rike Busch said...

Sometimes, things can onlyget better can't they? ;) so, New year, New luck! Wish you all the best for it. Looking forward for the first FNSI. I will try to get some left over Christmas giftsdine which I couldn't finish because of being ill just before the holidays.
Greetings from Germany
Rike

Helen said...

Hi Wendy.... I did link up but my URL doesn't seem to have worked..... sorry.... I am here though.... lol

Susie Hoover said...

I'll be at retreat so I'll be stitching with touchable AND virtual friends. It's going to be a good evening!!!! Happy 2019 to all!

Raewyn said...

So great to see FNSI continuing for us all to enjoy. I do hope this new year is a happier and easier one for you.

Lin said...

Well, I shall be with you in spirit on Friday night but we shall be on the first leg of our journey to Spain so not much opportunity to stitch. I hope to be joining you from Spain though in February. I do hope that all goes well for Mr B and I hope that 2019 will be a much better year for you all. xx

Sharmayne said...

Waving Hello to youNarelle and look forward to embracing 2019 with you!

Fiona said...

last year sounds tough for you but it sounds like you have already made lots of plans for a much more fun start to this year... all the best and thanks for hosting...
Hugz

retdairyqueen said...

2019 has got to be better for you See you In March Hugs

Maria said...

You did have a lot going on in 2018 so a huge thank you for still organising FNSI for us each month.

all the best for hubby's eye op and then you have some really fun things coming up.. Enjoy......

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wishing you a much more peaceful year Wendy.....see you Friday night. Thank you xx

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Here I was worried about missing so much last year and it turns out......I didn't!

I'm so sorry to hear about your 2018 and hugs to you and your family.

Christine M said...

Hope 2019 is a better year for you Wendy. xx

Linda in Calif. said...

That was quite a year of hardships for you. I promise it will be better. I know because I've had those terrible years before too. I wish you much love and happiness this year. Thanks for hosting. I can't wait to go sew with you and everyone else.

Michell said...

Ohhhh I looked at the cruise itineray hoping you would go over to Devonport while in Auckland and visit Cushlas Village Fabrics. Such a neat shop.

Nancy said...

What a year you've had! I hope 2019 is much better for you and your family. Thanks for hosting Friday Night Sew-In.

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