Saturday, April 18, 2015

FNSI–what can you win?

Before I tell you that, I need to show you what I got up to on Friday Night!  I know, I’m a tease…..

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I started my needlecase by Annie Downs from Hatched and Patched from my first month’s Tilda Club instalment.  Now that’s a big thing for me… long time followers know what I”m like with kits and UFOs…..two and even three-digit numbers are not far from my vocabulary! So seeing as this is a January 2015 one, I think it has to be an all-time K..A.R.T.S. record!  (Kitted And Ready To Start)

Mind you, I probably should be getting on with some of the UFO’s I’ve already started, but this one was just too stinkin’ cute to not start, don’t you think?  And you can never have too many needlecases.  I’m planning on finishing this one during the coming week.  We’ll see how that goes, shall we?

So what did you get up to?  I’ll go visiting blogs on Monday to see, and if you’ve remembered to blog about your Friday night events, you might be the lucky winner of……

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It’s a Rosalie Quinlan ‘Simply Stuffies’ kit of Matroyshkas, with the printed linen panel and contrasting fabric…just so sweet!   I’ll have to make sure Mr RNG is free on Monday to help me with the draw.  Keep your fingers crossed… may just be you!

I’m off to write a speech now…’s our official opening of the Artspace tomorrow so I best be ready.

Have a wonderful Sunday…enjoy whatever you do.

xox Sugary hugs :o)


Friday, April 17, 2015

FREE Friends BOF - Block 2: Happiness is live and it’s countdown to FNSI

Yep, it’s time!

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Block 2 is ready for you to download.    You can get your free copy from my Craftsy store, where you’ll also find Block 1, and lots of my other patterns.  I just love this one…..

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It just about sums it up for me….Friends just complete me….they bring such joy and happiness to my life, filling it to the brim….it always feels like sunshine when my friends are around me…or just knowing they’re in my heart gives me strength, just like the flower, growing stronger each day because the sunlight shines upon it……do you feel the same way too?

Head on over and print off your copy so we can all stitch together in our monthly, worldwide friendship sew-in and have a ‘happiness overload’ night ……. have you signed up yet?  You can do that HERE if you haven’t had the chance yet.  You know you want to, and I’ve even made it easy for you with something ready to stitch! (or you could be like me and choose something from the UFO pile?)



See you tonight.

xox Sugary hugs with happiness galore :o)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

FNSI deliciousness and some reminders….

I was thinking, “What sort of treat could we make this Friday night?  Something sweet…..savoury?  Something that suits the northern hemisphere’s heading into summery weather, as well as the southern’s beginnings of wintery temps?”   ….and here in the tropics, well our temps are staying in the low 30’s (celsius) by day so really, anything will suit me! (and I’m a great lover of just about ANY food type!)

And then I got to thinking…..why not make an easy-peasy-yummy-liquidy-pick-me-uppy-type drink?  I’d noticed on Kelley’s blog, she had a delicious looking ice-creamy, desserty treat so I asked her if I could share it with you.

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Her gorgeous looking creation is the Frozen Chai Tea Latte.   I am a great fan of Chai tea….isn’t everyone?  a hint of cloves, a touch of cinnamon…..yummo…..very exotic, (that makes it healthy, right??)  AND just like being at a posh teahouse.  Adding an ice-creamy touch to it makes it a cross between dessert and ‘l'heure du thé’…this one will give you the energy to stitch for hours….*perfect*.

And it’s so simple to make….. just click on the picture to take you to the recipe. Even if you’re not into chai, Kelley has some other delectable treats…there’s so much to drool over….pop on over and take a look.


While you’re at it, have you signed up for Friday night’s FNSI yet?  The sign ups are back HERE so don’t forget to add your name to the list…we always have a blast.  If you haven’t heard about it, read all about our virtual Friday night get togethers here.


Another reminder, tomorrow is the release of Block 2 of my free B.O.F. B.O.F. aka Best Of Friends Block of the Fortnight.  If you’re new to it, you can read all about it in this previous post and this one too.

xox sugary sweet hugs :o)


Monday, April 13, 2015

FNSI sign ups

Where has this past week gone?
I guess preparing for the opening of the Artspace and generally catching up on life has taken over (that tends to happen a lot, doesn't it?)
Nevertheless,  this Friday is our April Friday Night Sew In.......YES already! Hard to believe it's rocked around again isn't it....but it has and I can't wait!

 Mind you, I've been stitching heaps lately .... I have lots to share.....and a special something I"ll be sharing with you that's coming up in the next couple of weeks that I'll tell you more about later on this week.....but a involves THIS......

Subtle as a sledgehammer, I am?!

As always, there'll be something spesh I'll choose as our prize for FNSI this month but right now it's time to invite your online friends, remind your online buddies, choose what you're going to be working on, sign up below, jot it down in your diary, log it in your Outlook Calendar, tie a ribbon in a bow around your finger,  do whatever you have to do to remember that ....
....and you definitely don't want to miss out!

I'll be releasing the next block in our 'Friends'  BOF on Friday too, so maybe that is something you want to have ready for Friday night?  

Sign ups are open......let's get ready to part-ay!

xox Sugary hugs :o)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Not like me to be behind the 8 ball (*guffaw*) but I am getting back on track now that my BOM is finished and out there.  So that means I can start back on APQ’s UFO challenge which I talked about here.

I missed out on March’s Challenge which was number 3 on my list

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…my Birdie Stitches quilt which just has to be quilted and bound.  Perhaps I’ll find some time this month or catch up during the year???  That’s the plan anyway.

April challenge

April’s challenge is to work on number 8, a project I started quite a number of years ago – a Japanese Kaleidoscope quilt.  Not my ‘normal’ style, as I’m not one for Japanese style, however this one caught my eye, but did go by the wayside for whatever reason.   I don’t have any photos of it’s progress as yet, but I’ll show you as I go.

What plans have you got for the rest of this month?

xox Sugary hugs :o)


Friday, April 3, 2015

Block 1: Friends–The first block in my new FREE B.O.F. Stitchalong

….and I think you’re going to love it as much as I do.

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You can print your pattern off from my Craftsy store, and every fortnightly Friday until 7th August, where you can collect another block to stitch and complete your 16 1/2 inch wall hanging.

Each block is just 4 inches square, so small enough to do in an evening or two.  Great for this long Easter weekend.

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Share your progress on our Facebook page so we can  encourage each other along the way.

Can’t wait to see what fabrics you choose!

Dont forget to share the love with the BOF button you can add to your sidebar. (don’t forget to link it back to Sugarlane!)

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A very happy and Blessed Easter to you all and, as always …..

xox  big sugary hugs my gorgeous friends :o)



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Friends….. make a difference. Join the B.O.F. starting April 3

Its been a good week or more of specialist’s visits and illness in the Sugarlane household but all is good, as it’s given me time to finalise my new B.O.F.

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What is a B.O.F. you might ask?  Well, as a B.O.M. is a Block of the Month, so a B.O.F. is a Block of the Fortnight…. I figure these blocks are just 4 inches so a fortnight will give you HEAPS of time to organise your project between blocks – what do you think?

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Here is the button to add to your blog’s sidebar so you, and others, can easily link back to the B.O.F. to find it.  Share the love…after all, that’s what friends are for!

xox Sugary hugs :o)