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, July 30, 2010

Doing the hand jive

Oh my goodness what a month it has been.  Not being someone that gets ill often when sickness does hit me it usually really hits and hangs around for quite some time and this time it's just like that.
 A few weeks ago I got diagnosed with pleurisy, hey give me the pills and let me get on with my life.  If only that had been the case, steroids were issued to try and overcome the awful associated cough.  Unfortunately the steroids had a wee bit of a side effect and as a result I can't sew at my machine, you see my legs (that were never skinny to begin with) have swollen so much that some of the skin has split and I can't get into even the sloppiest of slippers.
 So, what was I to do? I mean I have sewing commitments and Gardeners Journal is just one of them.  Well, here is what I have done, all of the stitcheries.  These will just have to do until I am able to use my feet and legs like normal - sorry Chooky it's the best I can do this month.
I hope the rest of you are having more success at the machine.
hugs
Miche'le

9 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG Miche'le.........bugger about the steroids.....hope you are feeling heaps better very soon.....fantastic to have all the stitcheries done........at least you were able to stitch while you have been unwell so able to fill in some of the time........you will be able to get to the machine later.......thanks for sharing your progress

Dot said...

Oh so sorry to read about your health problems. I do hope you are better very soon.

I guess on the good side, at least you were able to get all these beautiful stitcheries done. Congratulations on such a great job.

Cubby House Crafts said...

I hope you soon quickly recover, and I think you have done an amazing job to get your stitching done!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Cubby House Crafts said...

I hope you soon quickly recover, and I think you have done an amazing job to get your stitching done!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Yvette said...

I pray for a quick recovery for you! You sure have made the most of your time. Beautiful job on your stitcheries

Love Bears All Things said...

I am so sorry...however, the best we can do is all we can do so don't fret about it...You'll be able to do it soon I'm sure.
Mama Bear

Seams Sew Together said...

Hoping you feel better soon, your stitcheries are lovely and you have
done most of the hard work. Great job. Mandy

Anita said...

Sorry to hear that you have been so sick, but great job in getting all the stitcheries done!! woohoo!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hi Miche'le. Sorry you have been so ill...ouch! your poor legs!! Hope you start to feel much better soon. Well done on getting all the stitcheries done. Annette.