Tuesday 25 February 2020

A Winner for February FNSI and a visit from the Farmer's Wife

….but before I share, I thought I'd show you my progress on my Farmer's Wife blocks.

 Here are the first ones I've done....blocks 1 to 12

...and the next ones that I hadn't shown....blocks 12-28
...along with the two I finished during FNSI....blocks 29 and 30

and the one I finished yesterday evening:  block 31

Mine are all hand stitched with templates so a bit of the slow stitching taking place with these, which I'm really enjoying (although some have tested my wits!)  Seeing them all together, I'm really loving how they are looking and can't wait to see them sewn together as a top, although this may not be for quite a while as I still have 78 blocks to go!  Although piecing one, sometimes two a week, the collection seems to be growing quickly.

Now, for our February Friday Night Sew In Winner.  Getting back into the swing of it for 2020, we had 17 of us link in which meant the chance of winner a prize was high!
Mr RNG had the final say and he chose:
and number 6 this month was 

Congratulations Karen!   If you pop back to Karen's blog post, you can read about how she worked on some paediatric ICU quilts in the midst of  being evacuated due to massive storms which blacked out power in her area......Karen, you're a trouper!

Here is this month's prize:

A cute little gingham project bag with some fabric labels and a needle carry card.  I can imagine you could have done with these last week too!   I'll get them in the post to you ASAP...just drop me a line to let me know your postal address.
I'm off to prepare for our last annual Let's Get Stitched Event in Tasmania next week.  I have a badge to make for a very special person (and she can't know!).  Our theme is Paris so I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head....we'll see if I can get them onto fabric!

have a wonderful week my friends...
xox big sugary hugs :o)

Sunday 23 February 2020

My Friday night Sewing and a catch up

I do hope you got to join with us for Friday Night's Sew In?

The weather was perfect stitching weather here due to the low forming in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It means we get a lovely dousing of rain which cools us down and greens up the ever-brown vista that we call home.
With the rain falling on the roof, I stitched away on the recliner, watching some television and caught up with an old 'friend' - my Farmer's Wife!
This is where I was up to before she needed a little rest!  I finished off two blocks on Friday night taking the count of finished blocks up to 30.
Ironically, the block I completed on Friday night was called....wait for it......

END OF DAY!!!!!!!    I had to laugh as when i finished it, that was the end for me and i was off to bed!   I also finished block 29.....
After a busy week, I was happy i got some more of my Farmer's Wife blocks finished.

So what did you get up to???   Check back here to see what everyone else in the group worked on and if you haven't posted yet, please do, as I'll be drawing a name for one lucky participant to win a lovely prize tomorrow evening!  
Have a fabulous blessed Sunday
xox Sugary hugs :o)

Wednesday 19 February 2020


So much has been happening in Sugarlane this past month that I nearly forgot.....but I didn't!


Join with me this Friday night for our virtual sew in, where everyone is welcome and you don't even need to leave home!  Some friends on Facebook have been asking me how to join and I think I'm going to have to look at more inclusivity for all social media users......lots of people don't use blogs much any more so other platforms will need be included as well.    In the meantime, if you're thinking of joining in and haven't before, have a look at the FNSI tab at the top of the blog for more information and follow along.  Register your interest by signing into Mr Linky down below (use your Insta- tag or facebook tag if you don't have a blog address). 

We all have a wonderfully relaxing get together and even though we are S.A.H.S. (stay at home stitchers) we motivate each other through our blogs and other forms of social media.....just knowing there are others there to share our sewing with is motivational,
I'm reviving the monthly prize this month too.  So make sure you're in it to win something stitchy-related (I'll find something you're sure to love)

big sugary hugs,