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........

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hello from the Hills!

I am so excited to be a part of this SAL. Of course, my book won't be here for another couple of weeks, so I will be just a bit behind all of you. I don't even have fabric or thread picked out yet. So, I thought I would tell you a couple of things about me. (I can't help it...I LOVE blogging.)

1) Did I mention that I love blogging? Come and say hello to me RIGHT HERE

2) I have three kids that are very spread out in age. 21 years, 13 years, 14 months. The 14 month old hijacks my blog and writes his adventures every once in a while. He also is constantly fighting me for my thread.
(Just in case you think I treat my thread this badly; this is my 'bad' thread box. I inherited a bunch that was all a mess but I keep it around for emergencies. And for Stephen.)

3) Although the name "Tonya" is over on the sidebar I really am known around blogland as "Hillbilly". There is another Tonya that is quite popular so it is easier for me to be "Hillbilly"

4) I know most of you don't live in the States, so I need to tell you that a Hillbilly and a Redneck are NOT the same thing. When you hear the term "Redneck" ....think "GROSS". When you hear "Hillbilly" think...well...I don't know...very nice hill folks!

5) I haven't been stitching very long but I am completely head over heels in love with it. I have a bunch of free BOM's on my sidebar that I am trying to work through, and I am doing this SAL as well as the Vignette one. I also have a current project that I am working on for a little girl with cancer. Here is a sneak photo of it:

Well, I guess that is enough about me. I really look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!
I promise, my other posts won't be so 'wordy'.
But, I couldn't just show you nothing and since I had nothing for the SAL I had to show you something.
LOL!

3 comments:

shez said...

Welcome Hillbilly sounds like you are a very busy lady.
cheers shez

Chookyblue...... said...

lol..........welcome.......that thread box looks like a nice mess......enjoy your stitching it is fun and great to pick up and take with you......

Love Bears All Things said...

Welcome Hillbilly and fellow USA stitcher,
Now, that looks like trouble..I have problems with the cat but my kiddies are grown...the 'grands' are too big to play in my thread, too.
You did spread the babies out, didn't you?
Oh, and I know what a Hillbilly is...you're right.
Mama Bear