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........

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A good start to the stitching year

My stitching year doesn't usually start till January; usually after Christmas I'm all stitched and crafted out. But this SAL really appealed to me; I have all these books and love the projects and was keen to kick-start the year. Now I have a new (and much-needed and much-used!) thread catcher and a shoe bag. Love them both! Now for the next project .... It's been great to see what everyone else has been doing. Just think of all those shoe bags and thread catchers taking over the world!

8 comments:

Noela said...

Lovely finishes Jan. Hugs...

Marilyn said...

Great fabrics you have used, and lovely finishes.

Susan said...

Lovely fabrics - esp your thread catcher. Well done.

shez said...

nice work.xx

Fiona said...

Gotta love red polka dot shoes.. and such a lovely threadcatcher fabric..
Hugz

Jude said...

great thread catcher and the shoe bag looks very nice as well

Jan said...

I really meant to say my stitching year doesn't usually begin till Feb - oops!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you got both done too..looking great..........glad it inspired you to get into your sewing year........