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.....
Chookyblue........

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Australia Day sewing

I decided very early in the year that 2013 I would allow myself the time to stitch and sew. You see, last March I started working full time and I don't think I picked up needle and thread or turned on my sewing maching in all that time. I'm more than well and truly settled into my job and so I decided enough of this "all work and no play" business. Time to play.

So I tidied up my sewing corner which had become a catch-all area for all sorts of junk during the past year. Then I started sewing.


Before too long, I had my first thread catcher sewn up. Oh it was so nice to be sewing again. I'd forgotten how much I love my machine.


Dolly thought it might look good as a hat. What do you think?


 I had intended to sew two of these cute little thread catchers but I accidentally cut enough fabric for four. Whoops. Looks like I have a few gifts made. ;o)

6 comments:

Susan said...

Terrific effort - a great colection of thread catchers>
9 months without sewing?? Gosh I'd be in the loony bin..

Marilyn said...

And gorgeous gifts they will be too. I agree with Susan. You have done well to remain sane through 9 months without sewing.

Chookyblue...... said...

glad your back in your sewing......they multiple fast.......

Fiona said...

haha.. they do seem to need their friends around... great to have you sewing...
Hugz

Celia Gibson said...

They look very cute! And yes, play is our sanity when we work full time.

Wendy said...

congrats on such wonderful finishes!