Sunday 9 July 2023

What I've been up to and July FNSI sign ups

 The last two months have whizzed by.  I haven't lived in my own home but been staying as a carer with my mother in law and popping home daily to check on things since she returned from her rehab in the SEQ.  Between doctors appointments, physio, chiro, specialists and exercise classes there's not much time left to get much done!  She's doing well, by the way and looking good....the cat (Missy) is so happy to have her home and she's feeling much better after her heart attack earlier this year.  She's back into her cooking (which is her happy place)  but resting lots more.

She's not doing too badly for an 84 year old who's never been 'really' sick.  It's only been in the last year or so that she's started to take any tablets for anything other than panadol so she's done pretty well considering.

Consequently, I haven't got much done in the way of sewing....I've a few hand projects I've been working on getting done, or at least getting the hand stitching parts of projects done so I'm progressing slowly.....just nothing on the machine for now.

Even Moccha approves!!!

But today it's time to catch up and do some draws and prepare for this week's FNSI don't you think?

So, I talked to Mr Linky and checked with our Facebook Group Leader (me!!) and added a whole lotta names in the Wheel for May....(there were 40 of you.....I think that's our record so's awesome having so many like minded stitchers join in) .......and remember I said there'd be TWO winners for May as it was my birthday month?   

Well the first of our two lucky winners, who will receive our regular monthly prize of a $30 voucher donated by the lovely Dawn of Kitty Rose Cottage, is........

Congratulations gorgeous girl.....hope you enjoy your prize and purchase something you've always wanted!!!  

The next prize was a special one as a birthday prize to say thank you for celebrating my birthday with me.   This person will receive a Tilda Club kit which has 6 Tilda Garden Life fat quarters and a beautiful pattern designed by Tied With A Ribbon.

Congratulations to Cheryll Shannon!!!!!  I hope you enjoy your special birthday prize!

And finally, The Wheel got another you think it's starting to get dizzy??  Our June winner was drawn from a list of 33 who joined in and our winner was.......

Congratulations to you Colleen've won yourself a $30 voucher to spend at Kitty Rose Cottage on whatever your heart desires!  what a way to start the term!!!!

Now it's time to get ourselves sorted for this week's FNSI.....

Sign ups are below or on our Facebook Group page.  I'm looking forward to stitching with you all.  Have a wonderful week...back at school for Queenslanders too.....can't wait for Friday! 

Big sugary hugs xox :o)



  1. Hi Wendy it’s so good to see Liah enjoying being back home and so lovely of you to care for her ,she looks fabulous for 84 ,I didn’t realise that she was that age.
    Congrats to all the lucky winners ,well done ladies 🌹🤍🌹

  2. Always happy to sew along for FNSIs …
    Congrats to all the winners , enjoy your lovely gifts from the generous Kitty Rose.

    Maria lifeontheblock…

  3. LOL - a double sewing bonus!

    Good to hear MIL is doing well - love the pic of her & the cat!

    take Care

  4. Your MIL has done very well - good to hear she is improving... how lucky to have you around to assist - will have made a big difference for her....

  5. Congratulations to all your winners. Nice to see your MIL improving. xx

  6. Congratulations to all the winners, especially the birthday winnings! And that means happy birthday to you, dear Wendy, even if a while ago. Great to see your MIL doing so well. That looks like quite the plateful she's attacking. Glad her appetite and cooking skills are back with her. Hope your weekend is going well. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

  7. I actually did sew last Friday night, but I could have sworn FNSI was the 3rd Friday each month and that is this coming Friday? Am I misremembering?

  8. I did a bunch of stitching last nite and some organizing too! Time sure flies in the sewing room! Posted a link on what I've been doing the last few Fridays. Happy stitching!

    1. Fantastic Deb. Will have to pop over to yours for a look


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