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, September 20, 2011

Hello All,
I thought I had better post an update since ChookyBlue is calling in our quilts.
I stopped working on mine. I know you all gasped at that statement. Well, once a year my women's group has a Cultural Arts Day event and contest with entries in numerous categories with the stipulation that the article entered be completed in the year since the last event. I am entering my GJ quilt.
Here I'm holding us the GJ at one of our meetings.
 I've been busy getting entries ready in other categories for this years event on September 29. I, can now, work on the TTS quilt but will not finish it until after that date. Of course, I can get it up to the last stitch on the binding and it will still qualify next year. I plan to begin on it this week. I have 14 or 15 blocks, I lost count but I want to make a couple of other projects in the book so I'd better get cracking. They will most likely be gifts. I am looking forward to having something new to stitch on as I finished all that stitching some time ago.
Well, that is where I am now. Hopefully I can show some further progress soon.
Sammie
Mama Bear
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
http://homewiththebears.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

shez said...

good luck Sammie with the competition

Sehosa said...

It's very pretty.
http://hope400.blogspot.com/
Hope

Grethe said...

Hi Sammie,Mama Bear;love seeing part of your GJ,looks great:-)
Good Luck with the rest of the blocks!

The Farmyard said...

Good luck with your TTS! Your GJ looks great!!