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, March 26, 2010

housekeeping..........

wow 1 or 2 extras to join in the huge challenge fun of Gardeners Journal forget it...........there are 35 of us now......(Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand).........I cannot believe there are so many of us out there wanting to make the quilt and many had started by getting their fabrics together or they had stitched a block or 2 and put it aside...........hopefully lots of us can get this quilt together in the next 12 months.......it is wonderful to see all the posts since I started this last week.......lets hope we can keep up the enthusiasm and keep each other going til the end..........
but I need some direction
currently all the comments are coming to me.............for the last few posts I have forwarded the emails onto the girls who did the particular post........
.....what do you want me to do.......

  1. forward comments to whoever has written the post 
  2. maybe I could set up a group thingy that emails all the posts and comments out to the whole group???
  3. everyone just looks at the blog and reads the comments that are left on their posts (on this blog)
let me know what you think.............
and thanks for the little ray of sunshine this blog has been this week............if we could bottle up the excitement here this week it would be worth a lot of money..............
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if anyone if hunting down A Gardener's Journal book I know Kerri has one left from closing the online shop so email her here if your interested
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make sure your not "no reply" if you want an answer or to join the group..........I have had a couple of people I have not been able to contact...........

Have a fabulous weekend where ever you are

WHOLEY SMOKES Dale has a block together.............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

11 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

High de hi, for what it's worth I think having all the comments on the one blogspot are a good idea as all too often many of us have the same questions, a one stop shop for answers or whatever.
go to go, busy busy
Miche'le

helbel19 said...

I'm happy to check the blog for comments but whatever you decide is ok here. Who would have thought there would be this many girls interested, its looking good.

Thank you Donna.

Helen

Cubby House Crafts said...

I think that just checking the blog posts for comments left is what I'm happy to do. I know I'm frequently visiting this blog to see what fellow stitchers are up to, and means less work for you!
Lisa

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Donna! I'm cool with popping back to check the comments that have been left - saves a bit of double handling there ... plus it keeps us on the ball! :0) It's been kind of encouraging to see so many join the Gardeners Journal Gang ... I'm not the ONLY one who buys books and patterns full of good intentions then uses them to insulate my sewing room cupboards! Tee! Hee! Hee! Have a fab weekend ... party central here! Promise to share pics on Tag Along! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Tereasa said...

Popping back to check the blog is good for me as well, Donna.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I wouldn't want to put you to any more trouble or work so at the moment I just check my post and other's when & if I have time.
I'm happy just to check each post.

Stina said...

I´d go for number three.. if it was the one reading the posts on the blog... :o) Easy and simple!!

jindiscottage said...

I'm no great shakes at using this blogger platform as my post here was my first ever blogger post (two challenges in one with this project - keeping up and learning blogger!!) so I have no idea how the comment notification thing works but I'm all for the KISS principle - whatever is simplest for you...you've done so much work already setting this blog up...thanks for forwarding the comments so far.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Popping in and checking the blog is good for me as well...and can check the comments then.

DAWNIE said...

I agree totally - easiest logging on whenever to see where everyone is at and for comments left.

Bec said...

What you have decided on is fine for me. Glad this has been a ray of sunshine for you this week, it's very exciting!