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........

Sunday, May 1, 2011

more surprises..........

Here we have the last of the giveaways for the blog.

The giveaways are a bit one off so enjoy..............Thanks once again Sharon for the goodies............

The new goodies this month are.....

.a pattern from Ashby's Attic, 41/2 inch square ruler and a Moda Pure charm pack.


These are the unclaimed goodies from last month sorry girls I am not chasing - you missed out.

I haven't posted the parcels from last month either as I was waiting for the other girls to contact me so you have 3 days to contact me on these giveaways or I find someone else for the prizes as I want to get the mail out.



Moda Pure Charm Pack and ruler - Sylvia

Ashby's Attic Pattern 

Buttermilk Basin Potten Flower Woolen Quilt pattern set - Suzitee

Embroidery hoop - Jane (who also got the bonus gift voucher)

And since I haven't posted any parcels yet we still don't know what parcel the $50 gift voucher for shopping at Sharon's Daisy Cottage Quilting will be with. It will be a surprise when the parcels are opened to see where it arrives.

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Less the 1/2 the group are up to speed on the stitching and since I have more people stitching than can post to the group blog I am posting for a few of the girls.

If you're not interested in "Stitching-a-long" with us - idea of the group - let me know

There are still people with nothing beside their names.......those that are following along here close know some have done lots of stitcheries so that is fine I update the sidebar when I see bordered blocks and I know a few girls are leaving the borders til the end (not a problem) but I have yet to see what some of you are doing at all.

Why post this cause I feel it is my job to keep you girls stitching and remember I have a whip and I can really crack one sometimes........lol......my Bookworm is much better then me...........

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We are seeing some wonderful blocks coming together and that is fantastic............it is amazing to see so many different choices............so much inspiration............and you're all keeping me on track too.........thankyou!!!

Keep up the fantastic stitching


Chookyblue


P.S. Jane, Suzitee, Sylvia  you are the WINNERS! Pick which prize you'd like - first in best dressed and they will be posted to you shortly.


P.P.S. Maree is now finishing of this post because Chookyblue has had an unexpected power outage (ALL DAY TODAY!) and is NOT HAPPY JAN!

25 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Very lucky winners, they are lovely goodies indeed. This SAL is a great idea of Chookyblue's and without the incentive here I probably wouldn't have started my blocks. It only takes a bit of stitching each day (15 minutes or so) and your blocks will be done by the end of the month.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lisa just phoned - very excited!!
I'm with Pip, I'd probably still be choosing fabric if it wasn't for the SAL. Wondering if I can choose the Moda Pure Charm Pack & ruler?
Thankyou Chooky/Maree!
Cheers....Jane.

Farmyard Crafts said...

I agree... it's great to have that motivation to keep up to date and plan for a finish!!

Fiona said...

OOOhhh Yes the thought of that whip gets me cracking - LOL It is nice to be up to date with one of my projects at least - Maybe I can suggest 6 or 7 UFO's for next time ? - LOL Only Joking !!

Hugs - Fee XX

Cardygirl said...

OOPs...slow progress here but I will have to show my meagre efforts!

Jo in TAS said...

Sounds like Chooky needs to crack the whip on her energy provider! That will hopefully get the whip off my butt and my GJ!!

Quilt Kitty said...

I am loving my first SAL & that I am keeping up to date even if I didn't read which blocks we are doing in which month. I never read all the instructions! Great job Chooky & thanks. Tracee xx

BubzRugz said...

It is such fun seeing what everyone has done.... hope your power comes back soon....
Hugz

suzitee said...

OMG OMG OMG...I am a WINNER! So excited...thanks Chooky! I was going to choose the Sweetwater Pure charm pack, but it has been nabbed already :) so if no one claims last months, put my name on it please :) OMG so excited!

Vicki ♥ said...

Congrats to the winners and there wont be any whip around near me hehehe...thank goodness I am up to date :) Hugs Vicki

rosane.mortensen said...

Congratulations to the winners, and I'm really having a great time doing these blocks ans this SAL. Hugs from Sunny and warmy Denmark, Rosane

shez said...

congratulations girls ,great prizes there.

barb's creations said...

Congratulations to the winners.I've loved looking at all the diferent colours being used,such diversity :) Barb.

Vickie said...

congrats to all the winners, I know I enjoy the idea that there are others stitching along with me-even if it isn't in the 3 dimensional form sitting beside me.I love seeing all the different colours-it makes them all look so individual..I be making sure the whip won't be coming near me,cheers Vickie

Kris said...

I am loving this SAL. It's so much fun! Thanks Chookyblue (and thanks for the whip cracking too!)

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I am scared of that whip!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Power out for a day? So far mine has been out since Wednesday and may not be back until Thursday or Friday of this week....I'm going back home today but may not stay...if I do, there will be no contact with anyone for a while...not even cells are working there.
Congratulations to the winners.
Mama Bear

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

I am loving this SAL...it's my first one and I am also new to blog land and I love reading about all of your family adventures Chookyblue...and the pictures, I look forward to seeing them. I am actually almost finished stitching all the blocks as I have been traveling. I need to add my borders and they will all be done. I love what I am seeing...everyone's blocks look fantastic, and such variety.
Holly

Joy McD said...

Congrats winners!!! Enjoy your prizes when you get them :)
I am a tad behind.. sigh... big month last month, but I will catch up soon!
]v,
Joy

Talin's Corner said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Sharon said...

Congrats to all of your winner Donna. I was happy to help out. Can't wait to see who wins the gift certificate. I'm sure i'll be hearing from them. I know I had signed up to stitch along but time has not permitted me to do the stitching. I'm really sorry. No whip please!!!

quiltma said...

I have 1 block done working on #2 it's going faster. But new grandbaby is taking up some of my stitching time.... Also just got back from Paducah

Isabella said...

Me no like that whip looks like it would be sore so I'll get to my May blocks today promise.

Vicky said...

Congratulations to the winners. I love it when you win something ... very exciting :-)

Pepe said...

Congratulations to the winner!