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, June 5, 2011

good morning girls :)

here in Milano is raining, the right time for stitching :)

i love this quilt.
u sure dont remember, and i can understand you all, that i enlarged the single blocks to 6" and 1/2, with the frame i will have a wonderful xmas quilt.
i was saying that i love this quilt, the designs of Natalie are really gorgeous.
but....... there is a but :)
this is my second redwork, last year i stitched Helen Stubbings "Twas the night before xmas".
i am getting bored with redwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!
next time i start another one, u are entitled to slap me :)
i need colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so, i am bored but go on because i am sure that the result will be more than satisfying.















Chookie?

i made 8 blocks.

u believe me?





hugs to all my stitching friends.
enjoy this wonderful sunday.

Kokina



9 comments:

shez said...

its looking great Kokina,well done

Kris said...

Beautiful Kokina! It is raining here at my house in Melbourne too and I am stitching away! It's so cosy!

Love Bears All Things said...

Good morning, Kokina
Here in Alabama, USA, it is hot, hot, hot and we've had no rain in about two weeks....heat indexes are already into the triple digits and we have broken all kinds of temperature records this past week......

You said you were tired of redwork. I'm doing mine in blue...but it would look pretty done with different colors the way the Gardener's Journal was except for having to change threads....Your blocks are very pretty...you gave me the ideo that this would just make a nice throw on the back of the sofa during the holidays, wouldn't have to be a wall hanging.
Happy stitching,
Mama Bear

Marit said...

Good afternoon from Oslo;)
We have some sunny days, but the forecast for next week - rain, rain.

Love your blocks. I love redwork;)

Jindi's Cottage said...

It rained and rained here yesterday too and it was COLD...perfect stitchy weather...not good that you are bored with the redwork but it is looking lovely...

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I love your fabrics Kokina!

kokina said...

thnaks for the encouragement girls :)

Susie said...

You have made wonderful progress!! Well done! (awesome stitching weather here in Melb, Australia - freeing, cold and rainy....)
Susie

Chookyblue...... said...

I love what you have stitched.........its nice and quick not changing the thread colours........I like stitching in blue too..........but maybe your next project could be using different colour threads