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........

Monday, April 19, 2010

40%.......

Everyone is stitching away so well.........40% of the group have finished the "G" block............some girls started on "A" and that is fine........so long as we get a block done each month............we still have 10 days till the end of the month.........go for it.............another lady joined the group tonight.........
I have to get some more thread............can you believe I have all these blues plus more but not DMC 930.........Fairy Girl helped me sort out all my threads into number order........think this will be better then colour order...
HELP
Do you know if you can just buy the white cards (plastic or cardboard) to wind the threads onto and put in my thread keeper box???? 

Do you think 3 skeins of DMC thread will be enough to stitch the rest of the quilt.......???????
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

8 comments:

Yvette said...

Yes, you can buy the cards only to roll your thread on. I like the plastic ones better. If you can't find them, let me know and I can send them to you.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the plastic ones better also but use the cardboard ones for a kit sometimes when the thread comes with the cross stitch.
I am new to this and I need some pointers. I've read all of your posts. I see that there are different background fabrics being used for the stitcheries and different stabilizers. I would like some advice there. What are you using, Chooky?
Mama Bear

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi Chooky, try Spotlight for your refil cards or even your local shop that sells stranded threads. They usually come in packs of 50. Good luck, Miche'le

Sylvia said...

Hi Chooky. You can get packs of the cards as the others have said. They have them here at Hobbysew in Canberra. Do you want me to send you some? Your blue stitching looks great. I fear I may not have my block done as I am waiting on the border fabric to choose my other fabrics. Will just plod on with the stitching.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Donna! My what pretty blues you have ... probably the only time that 'having the blues' is a good thing! :0) And yes, I can believe having lots of blues and not quite the right one ... I do that with green quite often!! Can never have too much green, though! Tee! Hee! Hee! Hmmm ... If I was you, I'd get four or five skeins of your DMC 930, just to be on the safe side for your stitching cos I find you use more than you think (I used four or five red skeins for my red and green Bronwyn Hayes quilt) and it's not like your thread will 'go off' or be out of date, right! :0) Happy stitching! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Debbie said...

Hi, Yes you can buy the white plastic embroidery thread holders. Lincraft and spotlight have them. Good luck.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I got mine at Spotlight only cardboard. Do you need me to send you some.... I think you'll need more then 3 as I have nearly finished a couple of colours already. You are using only one colour. I can grab you some and send more if you need them.
Just let me know. Might be going to spotlight today.

DAWNIE said...

You girls are raging - lucky it is the long weekend - I might try and use it to catch up. Yes have seent he white cards at spotlight - also in the "containers" that you buy that hold the threads.