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, May 24, 2010

Couldn`t wait...........



Well,it is so long since I wrote to you all,that I just couldn't resist showing you my progress. As you can see these two blocks are still waiting for fabrics,although I almost have made up my mind.
You might also notice that I use stem stitches when embroidering. I have yet to learn the back stitches properly,as I find it difficult to make a straighter line if that is to be done.
Anyway, suppose I am following the plan of attack suggested by Chookyblue. And thanking you ever so much for letting me into the group so a Gardener`s Journal one day will be up on my wall. I am looking for a space almost every day;must really reorganize to find a super place!!)
We are having more and more spring up here closer than most of you to the North Pole!
Summer is just around the corner. Looking forward to be sitting outside with this stitching on my lap,glasses on my nose and a nice cup of tea close by(+ a little biscuit). I do enjoy belonging to this Stitch-A-Long group:-)
Happy Stitching to all from Oslo in Norway.

7 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Grethe you will get your block together soon........
winter is arriving here for me and lets hope it is a cool wet week......we need some rain......
thanks for being part of the group and on behalf of the other girls also for all your wonderful encouraging comments.......
I must learn stem stitch.....

Love Bears All Things said...

I really couldn't tell any difference in your stitching and the rest. Looks great to me. All my lines are crooked.
We are having Spring and heading for Summer also.
Keep up the good work.
Mama Bear

Borboleta Serrana said...

Hi Grethe:)
I love your work. BEAUTIFUL yours stitch:)
Have a great week
Sofia

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your stitching is beautiful Grethe!
Lisa

Jo in TAS said...

Beautiful work Grethe! It's getting chilly here in Tasmania, perfect stitching weather!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your stitcheries are great...I like it with stem stitch. But I am the opposite to you, I can backstitch no problem but stem stitch I find troublesome.

Kayly said...

I like the fabric that the stitcheries are sitting on.