Wednesday 26 June 2019

My FNSI finishes and a new project to come...

Well I must admit, I'm working harder at getting better at my blog.  It seemed to be a seasonal thing I'd grown out of after nearly ten years but with a blog there is so much 'connection' that you just can't leave it behind.

Friday Night Sew In has been one of my saving graces.....a lifeline to my blogging life that I'm just not willing to let go of just yet and to all of you, I am thankful.  My stitchy friends have kept me going and I love to see what each of you is doing each month as not only is it fellowship, it is inspirational as well and I love that.
It might not even be stitchy-related; sometimes it is gardening or cooking, travel or families - all inspire me to keep blogging and keeping our friendships alive and kicking!  I just love it even though I'm not as visible as I would like....I'm getting back there!
So, here is what I managed to do on my FNSI, and like a few others, I started a bit earlier in the day, mainly because I had a few things I wanted to get done.
Thanks to the online community, I found some more of my background fabric to continue my 2017 FQS Designer Mystery quilt.....*note to self - NEVER leave the coordinating fabrics till you get around to finishing your BOM....purchase when you sign up....the fabric is not going to last forever!*

I still needed more of the American Jane "Spring-a-Ling" range for the contrasting sashings and borders but it isn't available anywhere anymore (unless I want to sell my kidney to pay for postage) so I've managed to get some of a similar AJ range called "Sweet Harmony".
I'm sure it will work out ok.

Then I moved on to my "It takes two" project.  I finished needle-turning the last few centres on each block before bed.
They're a little creased as, although I had them in my block keeper, the cats have decided that when it's closed, it's a nice warm place to sleep, especially these past few cold days!

If you haven't already done so, please go back HERE and download my gift to you....sort of sums up our worldwide friendships, don't you think?
Yesterday I received a big box in the mail which had me stumped...…. until I opened it!
And then I remembered...….
My 2019 FQS Mystery Designer BOM had arrived....and this time I remembered to order the backing and background fabric BEFORE I started! *good thinking 99*
I must admit, these are some of my favourite BOM's to do and the first block in this one is designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
But before I start on this one, I had better finish the 2017 one, and at least make a start on the 2018 one that's sitting in the wings, don't you think?

xox big sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday 18 June 2019

FNSI sign ups for June..EVERYONE can join in and a gift for you!

These five week months are throwing me out of sync!  So let's dive straight in...
FNSI for this month is this Friday evening.

Now that winter is well and truly taking hold, what's better than to snuggle in on a Friday night and stitch away with a good hot chocolate (or toddy!) and a group of like minded friends, some music or a good movie or tv show, even if it IS virtually!

I've had so many people say they want to join in but can't because they don't have a blog......It doesn't matter if you don't have a blog, use your instagram or facebook account to join in!  Everyone is welcome.  Just copy and paste your personal social media address as your 'link' and we'll all be able to pop back and visit you and see what you've been up to.....lots of inspiration and motivation, that's for sure.

Pick something you'd like to work on and just enjoy the process, escaping from all the worries of the world....that's one of the things I love most about stitching, it's so relaxing.....and the fact that so many firm friendships are made with people all around the world...I just love it!

And to welcome everyone, new and old (ie regular FNSI-ers! :) ) here is a FREE stitchery designed by 'moi' for you to enjoy.  I hope you like it and please share your finished stitcheries with me....nothing better than to share the love!  I hope you enjoy it!

Just click on the link HEREto download

Big sugary hugs xox :o)