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, December 17, 2011

Merry Stitching Christmas.............

Glædelig jul (Danish)
Joyeux Noël (French)
Hyvää Joulua (Finnish)
Buon Natale (Italian)
God jul (Norwegian)
¡Feliz Navidad (Spanish)
Priecigus Ziemassvetkus (Latvian)
Boldog Karácsonyt (Hungarian)
no matter what the language...........Merry Christmas
Photo from this blog

Wow............summing up the year...........
what a year...............

Lots of Gardener's Journals finished..........lots of us got to show Anni at Girls Day in the Country early this year............still a few plodding along but still stitching away so that is great...........but we need to get them finished...........

Tis the Season was started and as of today we have 66 finished quilts...............AMAZING............and quite a few projects done also............
If we could just get the last of you over the finish line that would be fantastic...........

Some Kind of Wonderful was started late in the year and the first deadline is approaching..........as we only have 2 girls finished the first goal (end December) (like the post below this one) some of us have a little bit but others have HEAPS to do - woops me included...........that's my plan for my between Christmas and New Year quiet time.............
So get CrAcKiNg because I'm not going to be so kind if you're dragging the chain..................this is a big one and we need to keep up to schedule or it just won't happen................

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.............enjoy looking at your Tis the Season quilts if you made one............

Looking forward to lots of gorgeous stitching in 2012........thanks for making this so much fun and helping me to get my quilts finished too...........

Chookyblue......

13 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great job gals...looking forward to finishing my GJ quilt...thank you eveyone for the encouragement and to you especially Chooky for keeping us going...
And in my language...Priecigus Ziemassvetkus (Merry Christmas)...Dzintra xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

So cool to see that up there...thanks Chooky!

Kris said...

Already with the whip cracking! Like you, I'm looking forward to starting mine right before the deadline.

Susan said...

Congratulations to everyone who finished their Gardeners Journal and TTS Quilt - I have enjoyed looking at them all. And congratulations to those two stars who are already up to the Dec deadline!!

Hopi-Patch said...

Boldog Karácsonyt!

Fiona said...

I am on schedule I think just 1/2 of my suitcase and patty cakes left to stitch this month. This group sure keeps you motivated.

Hugs - Fee X

Farm Girl said...

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for the wonderful friendships and encouragement that has motivated us all......

De said...

Thanks for the encouragement on this! Im plodding along nicely - just have the suitcase to stitch and I think I might restitch the cherries on the patty cakes and then onto the piecing. Finishing off some Christmas stuff over the weekend then sewing time is all for me :)

Grethe said...

Glad you are here for lots of inspiration;thanks a million:-)
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!

Quilt Kitty said...

Thanks so much to you too Chooky. I'm with you! My plan is to catch up between Christmas & New Year too. Merry Christmas. Tracee xx

FloS said...

Joyeux Noël to you Chookyblue !
I want to thank you to let me in the secret swap ! I love it ! so much fun !!! I will do the same as you between Christmas and New Year... finish the first step of SKoW !
Best wishes of France !
Florence

Sonia said...

Merry Christmas to you too Chooky, you are such a wonderful soul!!
Love and best wishes

FIONA said...

Thanks for that beautiful message Chooky!! We have all loved stitching our projects and just love you cracking the whip at us all!! Thanks for organising all our stitch a longs and making us accountable! We wish you a relaxing and peaceful Christmas (with not a whip in sight!!) xxx