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, May 22, 2010

Cold Inspires Creativity!!

I really think the onset of cold weather here on top of our 'hill' has inspired me to be creative and get stitching. You see ... the warmest place in our house is in the lounge room, in front of the heater, so I've DEFINITELY been inspired to sit and stitch! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Today was a little warmer, though, allowing me to leave the comfort of my heater-side seat to venture into the sewing room, where, amidst some grumbling and mumbling about slippery-sucker rulers and rotten one and a half inch blocks, I managed to piece together Block "A" of my version of "A Quilters Journal" ...


Ta Da!! Despite the bad-tempered muttering at my lack of measuring and cutting skills, I'm really happy with how this block looks. So, my quilt so far looks like this ...


I'm having fun searching out bits and bobs from my stash and although it's turning out to be a bit brighter than I'd originally planned, I'm LOVING it! When I'm finished, it's going to be SPRING time all year round at our place and for someone who HATES the COLD ... that's a WONDERFUL thing! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm pretty proud of myself for managing to beat the end-of-month deadline two months in a row ... now if only I can manage to keep it up!! Perhaps I'd better go and take a peek at NEXT months' stitcheries now ...! :0)

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend and enjoying being part of the Stitch-A-Long as much as I am - a big thanks again to Chookyblue, Peg and partners-in-crime associates ... for encouraging us all to dig our "A Gardener's Journal" books out of the cupboards and get stitching! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!
CHEERS!
KRIS

10 comments:

Grethe said...

Lovely cheerfull colours at your end there! Great for you to be this far:-) Soon a picture from me too, but still some decisons to make.

Yvette said...

They look great! i love the bright colors.

Chookyblue...... said...

yes the stitch-a-long crew sure are encouraging everyone to get there blocks done..........and it is great as everyone's quilts look diffferent.......when people do BOM they are all the same pretty much.......fantastic effort you have reached the deadline early 2 months in a row.......you may need a head start there is lots of stitching.........

Dot said...

I just love the look of this scrappy quilt. I tried to resist joining you all but failed and my book is in the mail. Hopefully I'll be able to join you all and make a start this week.

Kris, thanks for sharing your updates and everyone else who has inspired me to join you all. They all look awesome!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Go Kris...well done on the keeping up thing...love that you've shown both blocks together, looks so good.

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who mutters and grumbles while stitchin'.

I really like the pieces you've done so far.
Mama Bear

helbel19 said...

I also do a bit of muttering and grumbling so you are not alone, winter is a terrific time for stitching.

Helen

Noela said...

I love your blocks, they are so cheerful. Happy stitching Kris. I am one block behind so hope to get two done by June.

Cubby House Crafts said...

This is just so great seeing the blocks in all different colours, and your looks lovely...but you are making me feel very guilty...must get stitching!lol!
Lisa

Borboleta Serrana said...

two blocks done!Congratulations:)They look beautiful;)
Happy stitching...
Sofia