1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 SAL........

Please read this post well before signing up.

Added: YOU DO NEED TO HAVE/BUY THE BOOKS TO JOIN IN

A little different to the previous years as nothing is grabbing me at the moment that I really want to do. BUT un/like some of you I still have things I want to do out of the books I have been working on in the last 2 years (SKofW Some Kind of Wonderful and TTS - Tis the Season). Also I have things I want to make in the Red Home book by Natalie Bird and haven't got them done yet.

So the plan for 2013
I have 2 quick projects for January to get people into the groove.  
Other than that one project per month. 
You can have one pass month through the year where you don't make something you can use the pass or if life is taking your sewing time you can use the pass. 
I have tried to include a few challenges like hexagons, zippers and the usual appliqué and stitchery.

As I commit my time to running the Stitch-a-long you need to commit to the SAL too.

  • ·        You must get the project done in the month allocated.
  • ·        You must post on the SAL blog at least once a month with a photo of your project.
  • ·        No I am not swapping projects around or substituting other projects. Just too confusing with a group. If the plan doesn’t suit then don’t sign up.
  • ·        If you are going to use your one pass you must do a post on the blog to let me know
  • ·        If you don’t get the month done you may be removed from the group. It is only fair for everyone to keep up and stay committed. If you don’t want to stitch with the group and post and participate then don’t join.
  • ·        For those new to the group I update the sidebar as I comment on your post.
  • ·        Each month will be marked off by the letter of the month unless you have used your pass (P).
  • ·        Comments can’t be emailed out to everyone so when you do a post on the blog do a comment straight away and tick the box “email follow up comments to” (your email address should be here) and everyone’s comments will go to your email account but they will all be “no reply”
  • ·        If you were a member of the 2012 SAL you must have your quilt to the top stage or better still finished.
  • ·        You must have a blog




So here is the plan............2013

Jan - Red Home Thread Catcher Fabric Baskets pg 38
            and/or
                Some Kind of Wonderful Shoe Bag pg 68
Feb - Red Home True Friends Tote Bag pg 26
Mar - SKofW Pincushion pg 28
Apr - TTS Bon Noel Wallhanging pg 15
May - SKofW Bag pg 56 (stitchery optional)
Jun - Red Home Little House Pincushion pg 34
Jul - TTS  Chilly Penguin's Hexagon Bag pg 8 (stitchery optional)
Aug - SKofW Sewing Case pg 20
Sep - SKofW Needle Book pg 24


Now about the Thread Catchers for January which are pretty quick and super cute........
I have used Vilene H640 and H630 pellon (iron-on)
 H640 I would say is thick and H630 thin.
I can't really see any difference in the little thread catchers ie holding shape etc but it was easier to sew with the thinner pellon.
cute aren't they...........addictive too...........
So if anyone still wants to join me after reading all that - sign up is by leaving a comment on this post and make sure I can reply to you..........
Then I will send you an invite for the group blog............
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue...........
PS if you could include a link to your blog in the comment that would be great too........ta

89 comments:

Clare said...

Hi Chookyblue.
I would love to join in this having these books too and making projects out of them.Clare

Susan said...

Love your thread catchers! They ARE cute & oh so quick - and great for reasonably sized scraps.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Sign me up .... I'm off to buy TTS and Red Home Now :o) hugs Sharon

FIONA said...

Hi Chooky and Happy New Year to you!!! I'd love to join in .... http://peacefulthreads.blogspot.com.au/ Thanks for organising again and looking forward to another productive year and being pushed along by you!!!! Fiona xx

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

So many of these projects were on my to do list for this year so being on this gives me a little bit of whip cracking to get them done. Can I join in please? And my gardener's journal quilting is one of the plans for when the kids go back to school. www.bettsylyn.blogspot.com

Lolastitchida said...

I'm in woohoo - sounds like so much fun. Thanks again for organizing. I have all the books so am off to get started. Happy New Year to all!
Hugs, Lori

Sylvia said...

Hi Chooky. I would love to join again as many of these projects are on my "to do" list. Might hop off and make a thread catcher now!!!!! My blog is sylviastitch.blogspot.com.au . All the best for the New year and for a year of great stitching. Thanks again for organising this. Cheers Sylvia

Simone said...

Hi Chooky,

I would love to join up to your 2013 Stitch-a-long.

I have been watching from the sidelines for a couple of years and I am keen to join in.
quiltingismydowntime.blogspot.com is my blog.

Kate said...

Me me me, just need to source Red Home online and I will be ready to stitch the year away, again :)

Lurline said...

I would love to join in too, Chookyblue! Must get involved in things that make me happy. I'll try to get books now!
Hugs - Lurline

Ann said...

I would love to join in too - please.
My SKoW is waiting (not so patiently to be quilted).

Marilyn said...

I would love to join in the stitch-a-long please. Love the look of the projects.
Marilyn
mardimeanderings.blogspot.com.au

De said...

Im in! http://re-de-zines.blogspot.com.au/

Fidike said...

I want to join the SAL! Thanks for the chance!

mamivonat.blogspot.com
mamivonat@yahoo.se

DAWNIE said...

You know I would love to join, however, as I am a tad behind , I will devote my time to getting TIS and SKOW - started/finished - is still ok to blog about it as I muster through??

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I would like to join up please....
I will try to be a good girl...
I am working very hard on my SKOW....
thank you so much Chooky xxxx...

Grethe said...

Thank you, I`ll join the SAL, all three books are in my shelf ! Slowly working in the start, but I hope to speed up as the 2013 moves on :))

Pepe Patchwork said...

Hi, Chookt! Happy new year!
I'll be happy to be in the new SAL!
www.pepelovespatchwork.blogspot.com

Larissa said...

This plan looks absolutely fantastic Chooky!!! What a great idea!! ... As I am still working on my SKoW, I won't be able to join in yet, but once that's done (and I'm guessing that this plan should be just the thing to spur me on to an even quicker finish, lol!) I'll be sure to join in the fun - whether as a 'member', or on the side :) Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations over the coming year!!!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Not sure if you got my previous email Chooky, but I would love to join in too if I could?
Thanks Lisa

FloS said...

Of course I'm in !!!! Youhoo !!! So many beautiful "little" things I wanted to make in these books !!
My blog is :
http://chezprincessenounouche.blogspot.fr
See you soon and thank you Chookyblue !!
Florence

Satu said...

Hei Chookyblue, hmmm... naughty girl is back... or I would like to be back! So could I, please, join in this year SAL, although I discontinued my SKofW last year, and it's still in the phase...

suzeblack said...

Hi Chooky, if possible please keep my spot "warm" ( ha with this weather it should be ok?) for me???...SKoW will be finished ASAP this month. xo Suze.
http://suzeblack-bearsmum.blogspot.com.au/

Marg H said...

Definitely want to join Working on my SKOW. Once that is ready to be quilted I'm in. I'll keep you updated with my progress.

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Yippee! I knew you would come through for all of us again! I would love to join again. I already have my Red Home book! Bought it in July when I came to your wonderful Country. I'm ready to roll. My blog is nimblethimblestitcherydo.blogspot.com
Happy Stitching!

Ana Maria said...

Hi Chooky
Discovered your blog just today. A wonderful way to start a New Year!
Would like to join your 2013 SAL. I live in Lisbon and have friends every where, thanks to patchwork and blogland. My blog adress:
http://anamarpatch.blogspot.com
Ana Maria

Wendy said...

I would love to join in the fun Chooky...I am sure I can accomplish all of these smaller projects...

http://stitchduchessscrazysanequiltingworld.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

Hi Chookyblue... I'd love to join in again this year.... thanks...
Hugz

Annik-Snor said...

I'd like to join. I already have two of the books and I like them a lot.

Fidike said...

Hi, I hope it will work now!

mamivonat.blogspot.com
mamivonat@yahoo.se

Yvonne W said...

I have not completed my SKOW quilt as yet--so will not be able to join in. Will keep checking the SAL blog to see how everyone is progressing. Have fun!

Cheryll said...

This will take the place of my "Monthly Make" so yes please... Can I join in? I'll source the book I don't have. WooHoo http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au

Nicky said...

Would love to join in again, after sitting out Some Kind of Wonderful.
All these little projects look like fun!
Thanks for doing it all over again :-)

Susie said...

Hey Chooky - like Suze Black, I'd love for you to keep my spot 'warm'. Rainbow block almost complete and then the (harder sewing block), after that they all look relatively straight forward and then the top done!! yeh. I'd love to join this group too - tried to purchase red home from patchworksplus but its on order....might need to look at skow and the bag ready for the jan one - bags scare me!! Never done one before! Thanks for organising (again!).

Joy McD said...

Hi Chooky,
I'd love to join up again this year! Love the idea of doing the little projects that we might not get around to doing normally.
lv,
Joy

Pia said...

Count me in.
Just got my copy af "Red Home" last week and yes, there are a lot of things I want to make :-)
Hugs Pia at www.piavedsted.blogspot.dk

Solstitches said...

This would be my first time joining one of your yearly Stitch a Longs and I'd love to take part but at present I have only SKW.
The other two books are ordered but could take some time to reach me.

Margaret

Maria said...

Like Margaret I would love to join in for the first time.
Have SKOW and have finally found and ordered the other two books.
Hope they arrive in time for next months project.
Blog address,
http://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Please Please can I join in, I finished my SKOW and am ready to start...Dawn x x
http://dawnhaydesigns.blogspot.com/

Janice said...

Hi Chooky. I went and bought "Tis the Season" yesterday, so I'm all ready to go. Bring it on. It should be fun.
http://jannimary.blogspot.com

kraftier said...

Olá Chooky!
i'm your follower for a few years, and i always want to participate in your swaps and SAl´s ,but i´m in the other side of the planet! do you have place for Portuguese girl ?!
Hope so!
http://kraftier.blogspot.pt/

Patty C. said...

Ill be following- cute fabric baskets i have been seeing posted!

Quilt Kitty said...

Would it be really naughty to make a thread catcher too even though I am not allowed to sign up???? I know, get back to my SKOW top - damn needleturn applique! Tracee xx

Noela said...

Hi Chooky, Have thought long and hard about signing up for the SAL this year and have decided to buy the SKOW book so I can join in. Lots of projects I would like to do out of the Natalie Bird books I have. So here is my blog.
quiltybitsfromtheblueroom.blogspot .com.au Hugs....

feltfree på Åsly said...

It is a really nice idea. Its nice to make things together. I am not a owner of the book. Otherwise i could join this post.

Frederika

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Jan said...

I love all these books and the projects are all so doable. Count me in please, Chooky; I need something to kick-start creating in 2013 (because of lots of crafting before Christmas each year I always have an attack of the can't-be-bothereds in January). Cheers, Jan
littleredhen08.blogspot.com

Cherise said...

Please add me to the group. I had two of the three books and just ordered the third so I'll be ready to go. Thanks Chookyblue for all you do! ;) My blog is www.sewinglyalong.blogspot.com

Bizzy Martine said...

I've got the books!!! Count me in please.
Have a nice day!!!
Martine

Pat said...

I'm in, I've got the book I am missing on order so hopefully it comes in on time.
http://livelovelabs.blogspot.ca/
Thanks!

Deb R said...

Sign me up please :)

Sonia said...

I've had a year off...time to get back on the chooky inspiration wagon...sign me up please, fabrics already a cutting on the table with works this month already....so a few of those little scrap bins are perfect...made a few before so I know I can do this one....
Love what you have picked out too....

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Hi Chookie. After 48 hours of serious deliberation (or procrastinating), I threw caution to the wind by visiting my local quilt shop to see if they had a copy of SKOW - if they didn't, then this SAL wasn't for me....well, one copy left now purchased and sitting on my kitchen table! I'd love to join the group please - just need to hunt down a copy of Red Home before next month. Guess I need to start blogging again too. Off to select fabrics for the shoe bag now! Please excuse the prior deleted comment - forgot to add blog.....http://anniesdreaming.blogspot.com.au/

Jeanne Gwin said...

Sign me up and now I have to go find these books to purchase. Any thoughts as to where I might find them fast. This seems easy enough so i do hope I can keep up. :)

Shabby Quilt said...

I would love to join in on this sew along. Just have to await arrival of book. thanks for taking the time to organise this.

Shabby Quilt said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my blog address.
Anita
www.shabbyquilt.blogspot.com

La Pecora Nera said...

Hi Chookie, I'd like join.
Yesterday I have decided to buy all three books and I hope they arrive this month.
My blog address:
www.lecreazionidelapecoranera.blogspot.it
Thank you, Emanuela

Ester said...

Hi chookie, thanks to organise this Sal!!

I've been following you since july, i will try to follow this yearly SAL with you , but unfortunatelly, i do not have a blog, then I will follow by myself I make a post or sending an email to you when i've finished the target.

My name is Ester E, if you want to contact me, my email is ester.escoda@me.com

Thanks again to organise it!! You are one of my references blogs, cause i love you're elections..

Roberta said...

Have been watching the fun of the SAL's, thinking about this years where do I get the books???

Jeanette said...

Hi Chookyblue. Am i still able to join? Have 2 of the books just waiting for the 3rd to arrive. Hugs,

Leonie said...

I'd love to join in this SAL please! I've already got 2 of the books and have just ordered the third.

Thanks
Leonie
http://leonie-blog.blogspot.com.au/

SandyN said...

Hi Chooky... Can you please add me to this stitch-a-long... So much fun.

Sandyn

Jeanette said...

Posted a comment yesterday but not sure it went through as i've been having difficulties with comments saying they've been sent but they haven't. I'd like to join please. Just waiting on 1 book to arrive. Thanks,

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Ok Chooky...sign me up.. I need a kick along to get me going..Xx Lea

Cinoux said...

Hello Chooky
I totally agree after having read everything.
and I wish to participate actively in sal.
Where can I order books?
Thank you very much and happy new year

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh dear--how did I miss not signing up--as I even ordered one of the books as I already had the two others!!Any ways--I do want to join and in fact today I did Jan project of the thread catchers and will be posting them!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Cinoux said...

Chooky
I ordered 2 books and Netherland (there are in stock) and the red house in Australia.
I'm ready for sal. Finally there is the delivery has arrived.
A very fast
Cinoux: http / / atelierdecinoux.blogspot.fr

Dot said...

I've been "following" this SAL blog for a week now and for some silly reason, trying to resist joining you all. Well, tonight I ordered all 3 books, accidentally on purpose. Hmmm... would you mind very much if I joined you here? Pretty please.
http://serenestitching.blogspot.com.au/

Vicki said...

Hi Chooky, if there is still room I would love to be a part of 2013 SAL. I have all 3 books and it's a great motivator to start using them!
http://couvre-lit-du-petitenfant.blogspot.com.au/
Cheers,
Vicki

Carme said...

Hola, me encantaria seguir los proyectos de este libro,
unparelldecoses@gmail.com

Besos

Jude said...

Hi chooky, I thought I had joined already so please let me in to the 2013 group, I have already made a thread catcher and a shoe bag. hoping to hear from you soon Jude

Jude said...

forgot to put my blog name on, having a senior moment. judiesstuff.blogspot.com.au

Jenny said...

Hi Chooky

I will sign up for SAL if I am not too late. May be this will be a better year for sewing. I have all the books and can manage the smaller projects ...I hope....

Sharon Jones said...

Hi Chooky

I hope I am not to late to join SAL, tried to hit the sign up link but nothing happened, technology and I do not mix some days.

My email is sharoneujones@gmail.com

my blog

is Motherdragon's Musings

it is at blogspot

thank you

S :)

Sharon Jones said...

Hi Chooky

Have ordered the books and I (hopefully) should receive them next week.

Can you sign me in please?

Happy stitching
Sharon
Motherdragon's Musings

Sonia said...

Chooky, posting from my phone am on holidays in Melbourne did email 2 weeks ago I can't post to the blog but did do a blogpost on my blog - can fix up if you can send me a link again as first one didn't work - hugs Sonia

Cheryl said...

Hi Chooky - know I'm dragging the chain but would love to join up in your SAL - lovely projects and determined to fit them in around work and other stitching commitments. Cheryl cherylsstitchings@blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Hi Chooky love to sign up for your SAL if not too late - these are some of my favorite books, so would love an excuse to get these made and will commit to doing these around work and other stitching commitments

lameneno said...

Hi! Would like to join the SAL if it is not too late.
Kind regards

lameneno said...

Hi! I would like to join the SAL if itis not too late.
Kind regards

Lin said...

Am I too late to sign up? - it sounds like a great idea to me.

apple blossom said...

cool projects. am I too late for this year?

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

hi!!! how i can make this SAL with you??? is later for that??? greatins from Mexico!

Denise Fells said...

I would love to get in on this not sure if it is too late?

Also where can I purchase the books?

My blog is http:www.chubbersstitchinglife@blogspot.com

Kim said...

Is it too late for me to get in on this? Also, does it just go through September?

SARAI CORONA said...

HOLA

QUISIERA PARTICIPAR AUNQUE SEA EN EL SAL DE SEPTIEMBRE, SERA DEMASIADO TARDE?
MI CORREO ES saryscc@hotmail.com
y mi nombre es Sarai Corona Correa. gracias.

evelyne said...

hello, I'm to late to sign in for the sal of 2013 but will there be a sal in 2014? and can I sign up for that?

Raelene said...

Hi.
Are you running another SAL in 2014???
If so can I please please please join???
Hugs