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........

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hello from NZ

I thought I’d better pop in and introduce myself as I’ve 'met' some of you before but not everyone J
I’m excited to be teaming up with Fiona to host this Stitch-A-Long. … I’m Raewyn and I blog *here* at stitchingfarmgirl.
This is my first time appearing here on this blog, although I was sorely tempted to join in with Nature’s Journey, the last SAL here; I even went so far as to buy the pattern but I never did quite get to the starting stage!
I have stitched a few of Michelle’s designs before and was very quick to buy this book when she first released it. I also took part in the re-creation of her quilt when the first one was stolen, so I feel it only right that I actually make my own version.
Michelle with her re-created quilt
Did you realise there are a few smaller projects also featured in the book?
The back cover showing the additional projects.
I am thinking that if I don’t have my fabric in time for the official start I might indulge myself and make one of these … I might just make it anyway ... I’m still deciding which one; the “Cookies for Santa tablemat” is my current pick … we’ll see.
{We're not officially starting till June so that should give us all plenty of time to get organised}.

I’ve enjoyed the odd glimpse of fabrics I’ve seen on some of your blogs lately…and most of you have responded to the request to be a blog author…SO ….why not blog here too and introduce yourself. You could maybe even share your fabrics here, or one of Michelle’s projects you’ve done or anything really that’s related J We’d love to get to know you better.
Michelle's Country at Heart alphabet is what I've been working on most recently.
Don’t forget to contact Fiona or myself if you have any questions – or want help to write a post. Our email links on on the left sidebar.

And of course feel free to continue to share your fabulous work from the previous Stitch- A-Longs!
Looking forward to meeting you all,
Happy stitches,

6 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Raewyn,
My book arrived this week . Sew many cute things in there besides our lovely Christmas 🎄 quilt pattern..
Just need to get some more fabrics for the borders.
Now to decide on a smaller project for May ?

I am said...

Hi Raewyn thankyou for being co host of this SAL,this will be so much fun looking forward to starting,i am a lover of Michelle's design's too xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are awesome and thanks I am super excited,,, must try to make a start on a pre-project tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Fiona said...

so fun to be doing this together with you.....
Hugz

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

So glad that you and Fiona are hosting this!! x

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Hello Raewyn,

So excited my book arrived on Tuesday. Using a lot of fabrics from my stash, but purchasing new fabric on Monday, while down in Brisbane.

I noticed my namevis not on right hand side list. Was I supposed to sign up somewhere else?

Sharon Jones
Motherdragon's Musings