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........

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loving These Blocks!

I'm so excited!  I've completed my May (and half my June) Stitch-along blocks!  Woot! These are SO much fun, but my time has been so limited.

Angel: as funny as it sounds, this block reminds me of my late mother.  She was just so sweet, always had a kind smile, loved the holidays, and is now an angel.  She'd like the snowmen surrounding her!


Penguins: now this one reminds me of my sister.  She is a docent at the Detroit Zoo, and last year she treated me for my birthday a trip behind the scenes at the Penguinarium!  It was SO cool!  The birds were loud, stinky, and utterly adorable!


Elf: makes me think of all my nieces and nephews.  We have a VERY large family so, when we gather for the holidays, the kids will scurry to and fro passing out the gifts from under the tree!

I can't wait to see this quilt completed!  Winter sounds pretty good in this hot and humid Michigan!

Elisa


 

9 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

They look awesome!!

Sue Pickwell said...

Very nice, they look lovely, I'm waiting for my pattern to arrive so I can join in...
Sue

BubzRugz said...

Those are georgeous Elisa...
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

what fun fabric you're using and I love how these remind you of family...I have been stitching away this week. I'm on my 5th stitchie....I'm doing the wall hanging so I stitched an angel and a heart for that...I had Santa's Boots traced on the same piece as some of those so I stitched it and then traced off the Elfin which I'm stitching on now so I should be right on time....
Blessings,
Mama Bear

Kris said...

Lol! Hot, humid Michigan sounds like Christmas to me.

barb's creations said...

Love hearing how each block reminds you of someone :) Barb.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful blocks!

shez said...

how cute are these blocks,well done Elisa

Chookyblue...... said...

looking great Elisa.......lots of memories go into sewing..........