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........

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thread Catcher & a bit of Preparation

I was quick off the mark and got my Thread Catcher done very quickly.

I used fabrics that match a quilty wall hanging I made last year.

I have also done "a bit" of preparation for this years projects.
Mainly, the pieces are cut and some of the tracing is done.  Each project is in a zip lock bag and the projects are tagged in the books.

I work 4 days a week - by the time I get home and do dinner and all that other stuff I really do not feel like pulling boxes of fabric out and cutting, so if I get a lot done while I'm on holidays, I can sew at nights when I am not hand stitching.
I know its a bit OCDish - but it works for me.
The only one not prepped is the Sewing Case and I just could not decide what fabrics to use - but after a catch up with my Best Sewing Mate today - I have the answer, so hopefully I will get that one organised this week.  So far I have only had to buy one piece of fabric (half a metre)  and some bag wadding - not too bad for 9 projects (oh - and a zip for the sewing case).

I wonder how many Thread Catchers you are going to make???

11 comments:

Susan said...

1 down - 8 to go!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL.....definitely OCDish........but can you come and organise me now.........love your thread catcher too.......you didn't end up doing fancy stitches....

shez said...

fantastic and i love that you are so organised,well done.xx

Simone said...

Love your Thread Catcher.

What a great idea about being prepped ahead of time.

Shiralee Stitches said...

OMG....you are the queen of organising.....when you've beamed yourself to Chooky's and got her sorted can you pop by here and organise my projects into bags too??......lol........Love the cute little thread catcher......

Fiona said...

I love the thread catcher.. I am still waiting for my book to arrive and I will definitely be copying your planning style...
Hugz

Joy McD said...

WOW! I am impressed!!! Can you help me too?! I have at least started to "think" about which projects need pre-planning, so that is good right?!
lv,
Joy

Cath said...

oh my goodness, talk about getting a head start. Good job and I am so impressed that you have everything sorted and organised.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Marilyn said...

Well done on your organisation, Susan. Lovely thread catcher.

Wendy said...

Your thread catcher is lovely. And your so organized!

De said...

Fantastic idea on the organising.....might do that too! You will also be able to have a go to project in between others!

Your thread catcher is sweet!