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, October 1, 2011

midnight update.......

I just looked up and it is midnight..............the binding is done and I had started to pulled the quilting ends to the back and bury in the quilt..................I have one seriously tender finger where the end of the needle stuck in a few times............but I am all but done.............i'm going to bed the eyes are hanging out...........think I had a power nap while stitching...........i'll attach the label in the morning and take a photo to share here........
.....to the girls who have met the deadline 
ThAnKyOu
 SuPeR eFfOrT 
WeLl DoNe
.......for those still in there own time zones keep up the great work.......
........to those who have NOT finished............
dO NoT gIvE uP
..............
Not the clearest pic sorry and excuse the PJ's.............
I'll update the blog in the morning..........
Sleep tight........
Chookyblue

8 comments:

Joy McD said...

Good on you Chookyblue! I have four hours to go and just finished the quilting.. not sure I will make it, but I will do my best!
xxx Joy

By Hoki Quilts said...

Well done you, and to all the others that made it to the dead line. To those still working - it takes less than a day to get all the flimsy put together, you can do it really.
Miche'le

Vicky said...

You are a Superwoman Chooky!! Well done and congrats on the finish :-)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good on you!! Wouldn't have even know that was your pjs!! ;)

Fiona said...

Oh well done... great effort.. looking forward to seeing it...
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

Congrats on finishing. I cut out my second border and the backing for my little pillow today.
Get some rest.
Mama Bear

PS: I ordered my book from Amazon for the next SAL. I'm looking for some of her My Favorite Things fabric but so far have not found a web shop that has it.

Anonymous said...

Little Chicken

(better known as your beautiful little sister lol) -

Well done Chooky! I am very proud of you that you got it finished with everything that you have had going on. A great achievement!

Also that you have motivated and supported all these other women to get it done too. You definitely have Nan's genes in you - she would be very proud.

I think your quilt would make a wonderful Christmas present ..... I would be very happy to accept it!!!!!

J xoxo

Lyn said...

Great work..it has been quite a week for you--I know what you mean about the tender spot on the finger--it will be good to rest the eyes..Thanks for all you encouragement as that is what got me over the line in time...