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........

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello Everyone!

My name is Marlene, and I am from the suburbs of Sydney. I notice there is another Marlene here already, although she is from Brazil, so I guess that makes me the other Marlene (or Marlene from Aus)!
Very excited to be joining in. I am another who has watched from afar on and off in the past. You seem like such a great group.
Thankyou so much to Chookyblue for signing me up, and for being so helpful and encouraging. I am a total newbie to the world of blogging.....but have managed to add the Natures Journey pic to my blog and I must say I am quite proud of myself.
Have ordered the pattern, so I am watching for the postie too.
I plan to do hand blanket stitch for the applique, have only tried needleturn once and it wasn't too neat! And I do love blanket stitch applique.
     Marlene

7 comments:

Marlene said...

:)

Chookyblue...... said...

welcome Marlene.....our brand new blogger....I am sure you will have fun in blogland.........your cruising by the looks of it adding things to the sidebar etc...........
Maybe you could sign your posts Marlene @ Stitches and Pieces...........

I see you have some good labels there too well done........and left the first comment..........you sure are doing well with this blog stuff........

Kel said...

Welcome, Marlene from Oz

creations.1 said...

Welcome Marlen from Australia - this is my first SAL ALSO - looking forward to seeing everyone's quilts progress! : Kerrie

Khris78 said...

Hi Marlene ... Hope your enjoying blog land :))

Susan said...

Welcome Marlene - I've made you Marlene (Oz) but if you prefer Marlene (Aus) let me know
Welcome aboard - you will find it a lot of fun - and hopefully encouraging as well - if not - well the whip will be cracked!!!

Marlene said...

Thanks to all for your comments!
Susan, Oz is just fine, Thankyou ! Appreciate your work together with Chookyblue .