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........

Friday, January 4, 2013

Easy, and so cute......

Check out my 2 very cute thread catchers..........very simple, you were right Chooky, these could get addictive.........
....when I went to pull the lining into the little bag, I liked the effect it gave with a little bit peeking at the top, so decided to leave a bit at the top showing.......so for the second bag I added half inch to the lining pieces.
The house fabric I bought in a quilt shop in Tasmania whilst on a holiday as a kind of souvenir as it reminded me of the landscape in Tassie, so I'm pleased to have it used for something I will enjoy always to use in my sewing room, a nice reminder of a lovely anniversary holiday.

I think the little project a month idea is fantastic, Chooky, you're brilliant......
Now I need to go get super-organised with little project bags like our very clever friend Susan has inspired us to do........
Sandy....Shiralee Stitches

9 comments:

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

LOL...I did the same with the top edge of the fabric...yes the next one I will add more to the depth too! Ha...great minds think alike. We will need to meet eachother one day!

shez said...

they look great Sandy,sorry i think when i last commented on your blog i called you Shirley,lol.xx

Susan said...

Sandy, that is great - love the edging and love the Tassie fabric - lucky you - I'd love to go to Tasmania.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love the contrast at the top.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely Sandy.....cute house fabric...goodluck getting organised.......

Wendy said...

These are such cute thread catchers...I really like the one with the houses.

Fiona said...

those are gorgeous... great idea with the 'bound' top edge....
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous fabrics and gorgeous thread catchers.

Ana Maria said...

Hi Sandy
I do love that "landscape" fabric!
Can´t wait to be home again, to have my hands on all my stash, just to make more "whatever" catchers!