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........

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Gift of Giving..........

The gift of giving is so amazing..................it is such a good feeling..............seeing, hearing, reading those precious responses........when you give someone a gift...........it is even more precious when you can make your gifts............thinking about the person receiving the gift as you go along..................
This is a special gift.................this quilt is a group project for one of the SAL members................earlier in the year I got an idea emailed some girls and was blown away by the response..............so promptly people got stitching and the blocks were stitched for Deb and Andrea..........both having terrible times in there lives and both girls had been part of the smaller GJ SAL group........(poor Deb has had earth quakes again today)..
Miche'le got to work on Deb's  (here) quilt but it took a little while for Andrea's to happen............lets say life interrupted............finally it got to the machine as was pulled together............popped into the mail and landed on the sleigh today................just in time for Christmas.......

and here are all the blocks with the girls links.......sorry some are a little scrunched...........

Yvette..........

Diann..........

Annette............

Helen.........

Dawnie...........

Lorraine.............
Continue to spread the Christmas cheer and love around the globe.....
.....life is too short and precious.............
Enjoy your quilt Andrea..............
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue...........



12 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Such a touching story Chooky...and blow me down Andrea rang me today...I have never spoken with her before...she made my day!!!

Elisa said...

You're an amazing group of women! Beautiful blocks - generous hearts! Andrea, sending live and prayers your way. Chooky, I understand difficult times - if you ever need volunteers, my needles are ready. Merry Christmas, everyone!

shez said...

what an amazing thing to do ladies,its lovely and very special.

Hopi-Patch said...

Boldog Karácsonyt!

Susan said...

What a lovely thought - just what most quilty bloggers would do - lend a helping had where possible or - as they say "if life hands you scraps - make quilts". I am sure both ladies are thrilled and humbled. Chookyblue,if you ever need to do this again I am more than happy to lend a hand.

Quilt Kitty said...

Fantastically caring, kind & supportive. If everyone was like that what a world we would have. At least we can do our bit. Count me in if there is a next time Chooky. Tracee xx

By Hoki Quilts said...

I just love the way that we can all help to make something special for those that we care for and in many cases, never met. Isn't this blogging world great?
Merry Christmas one and all xx

Pepe said...

Love that colours!

Deb said...

I know how much I appreciated the love and kindness that was stitched into the quilt that all your wonderful ladies did for me Chooky, so I can feel deeply exactly how Andrea will be feeling. You feel humbled and truly special. Once again I thank you and all of your ladies for the beautiful thoughts and kindness and I enjoy everyday that I sit and see my quilt hanging on our wall. Have a wonderful christmas,
Much love and big hugs Deb xx

Farm Girl said...

It is beautiful in the red and white, and I love that scrappy border, beautiful! All the best wishes to Andrea and her family ........

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Chookyblue, I hope you have had a great Christmas. Our day has been very busy. Abbey has had an even bigger day and needed 2 short nanny naps.
Love
Andrea

Sonia said...

Well worded Donna, loved joining in, it truly is special.

love and hugs!!