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, May 17, 2011

and now for your Monday morning neck exercises! LOL



I just don't get it!....they are all right side up in my picture file on my laptop.....sorry gals!  Ah well just thank me for the great stretches you will get out of this exercise! 
Anyways, I am loving these little stitcheries...they have brought a lot of joy to my heart!  I have been going through some very trying times lately and I am so happy to have this SAL to help me through it all.  My friend Lori, who is also doing TTS introduced me to Chookyblue's blog and I was so delighted to see all the wonderful GJ stitcheries.  So here I am.....I am just starting the GJ....I am stitching it in memory of my Mom, who passed away in January, and my Dad who passed away two weeks ago.  They were both avid gardeners and taught me how to 'slow down' in life and smell the roses....and the peony's in my garden!
happy stitching/stretching!
Holly

7 comments:

Pia said...

Sorry for your loss Holly.
This way your GJ will always remind you of your parents.
Hugs Pia

Mariangela Maciel said...

Oi amiga querida
Ficou sensacional!!!!belos bordados!!!!
Fique com deus!
Beijinhos^_^

Sue Pickwell said...

I am so sorry for your loss, hope the blooms in your garden bring happy memories of your Mum and Dad.
Your blocks are lovely.
Sue

BubzRugz said...

Hi Holly, my condolences.. that is a lot in one year and it is good to hear the stitching is giving you some nice quiet time...
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

Lovely stitchies, Holly.
Mama Bear

Lolastitchida said...

Hee hee they look so pretty sideways! You have been through a lot and it is true, stitching and good friends help us through it all! Your Mom loved the GJ quilt so much, I remember at retreat. Have a lot of fun and memories stitching it!

Lori

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm so pleased your going to stitch the GJ in memory of your parents........can't wait to see your progress......

bugger your pics are sideways....but they still look good...........

stitching mends hearts.........