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, March 7, 2011

Making New Friends...and a Start!

Well, I have finally managed to find all my fabric and threads and made a start!! For those who don't know me from my blog, I have just moved to Saudi Arabia and I thought I was organized... Famous last thoughts... I bought the book, the fabric, and the thread, and then packed it all except the book, background fabric and thread. But when I got here, I had so much other fabric in my suitcase that I forgot which one I had chosen for the stitcheries - I need to learn to label it!!!

Thankfully our container arrived earlier than expected and I have the complete set of fabric as you can see in the pic above. I love blue... and loved the Making New Friends range by Moda, so that is what I decided to go with. It also goes well with joining in on this Stitch-a-long because I am hoping to make new friends here!!

I have traced two of the stitcheries and made a start on the first one... so now I should get off the computer and get busy, right? Right!

Lovely to meet you all and looking forward to seeing all the lovely variations of this cute, cute quilt!

Lv,
Joy of Joy's Quilts

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Joy..............glad the container arrived..........such an appropriate name of fabric range for joining the new SAL..........have fun...........

Kris said...

So glad you got your stuff! It makes such a difference!

shez said...

Looking forward to seeing your wall hanging progress Joy,and i love your fabrics.

BubzRugz said...

Lovely fabrics Joy... it is so nice that even so far away we can sew together!
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Joy
Mama Bear here from the states....Wow you have been busy but I'm happy all turned out well and you're ready to go...happy stitching,
Mama Bear

Quilt Kitty said...

Love the snow man fabric. You are doing well to have anything organised having just moved the family across the world! A bit of stitching will make you feel right at home. Tracee xx

Jude said...

I love the snowman fabric and I have a similar fat quarter to make up as a challenge this year.

Isabella said...

Hope you have fun stitching along with us soo far away

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the snowman fabric...that is so cute...

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Well, I'm glad you have your priorities right, Joy! *grin* Looking forward to seeing this done your choice of fabrics. It is a wonderful range.