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, August 7, 2011

Slowly, slowly.

Although I have been very quiet over the year, I have been following the posts.  I have had several curved balls thrown into my life to slow me down with my blocks/quilt. 

I had to order my book from New Zealand as I could not buy the book from any shop in England.  Then I had to travel to several shops to find the right colour thread.  As I live in a rural village, this meant travelling to the nearest city of Plymouth.   I have been stitching slowly but I feel that my work is not as nice as all my fellow bloggers.  All your quilts are wonderful. 
I am really enjoying making this quilt.  I would like to thank Chookyblue for all her encouragement and patience.

8 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

great to see your progress Deborah.........i'm sure your stitching is fine......we are always more critical of our own stitching.........

Jude said...

Dont be so hard on yourself, your blocks look fine and will make a lovely quilt.

Sue Pickwell said...

your work is lovely, Nice to meet a stitch from the UK, I'm from Coventry.
Have a nice day...

Quilt Kitty said...

Wait to you put the borders on Deborah, then they will look as great as any of the others. You did have a struggle getting supplies just to get started but it will be well worth it. Tracee xx

Farmyard Crafts said...

YOur stitching looks great! Well done! As Tracee said... once the borders are you you'll notice how lovely they are! :)

Kris said...

I'm with everyone else, your stitching is great! And it does look so different once you have the borders on too. Be proud!

Simone de Klerk said...

Your work looks beautiful! Don't be too critical, because there is no need to.

Love Bears All Things said...

Your stitching looks great!
Personally, I like the Primitive aspect of these little pictures and they turn out so well.
Sorry about all the problems getting started. I live in the states and had to order my book from AU too. I just used regular embroidery threat which was easy to find and bought fat quarters for the blocks.
Hope to see more of your work soon.
Mama Bear