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........

Monday, January 23, 2012

Slow But Steady

Chookie has cracked the whip so I'm sharing my blocks. Two done so far - one in the final stages - and I'm still plugging away. We had a loss in the family and a very serious illness over the holidays so I'm behind. I'm confident I can catch up soon. I'm actually enjoying the challenges of appliqué!

This is my first appliqué ever!  So much fun!

And this is my second appliqué ever! Woot! I changed the text - I love dancing in rain puddles!

They photographed rather dark.  I'm using traditional needleturn for the larger pieces and spray-starch appliqué for the smaller ones. I'm changing my patty cakes into cup cakes, but the frosting has gone a bit wonky.

Chookie, just a FYI, it's going to be a long time before you can update the sidebar for me. I'm using charm packs. I'm waiting until the end to cut up any leftover charm squares into those small sashing squares.

Thank you, everyone, for inspiring me!

Cheers!

Elisa

 

10 comments:

suzitee said...

So sorry to hear of your loss and hardships over Christmas Elisa...hope 2012 is a happier time for you. Keep stitching ...you are doing a lovely job :)

Fiona said...

those are awesome for your first applique ever blocks....
Hugz

Elisa said...

Thank you! Will be posting cupcakes soon.

Susan said...

I also am sorry for your loss and illness, but hopefully you have good memories and this will help you. Love the jeans and the personalisation

Tracey said...

I am sorry to hear about your news but very glad to see your blocks. I have changed some of the wording on mine too. I like that the project allows us to do that.
Keep going, I am behind as well but I am sure we will catchup soon.
love me:-)

Kris said...

Sometimes life knocks you over, doesn't it? Glad you are back with us and I hope this year is kinder to you. You will have a lovely time stitching and sharing here! Love your jeans, they're a little "way-out", so cool!

FloS said...

I love your choice of fabrics !!
Bravo for your appliqué !
Florence

Love Bears All Things said...

Great job! I like the fabrics you chose.
Mama Bear

Talin's Corner said...

I love the fabric that you used on the blue jeans, it is just perfect. Sorry to hear of your hardships. I hope that your are coping and that they are all behind you.

Chookyblue...... said...

a little stitching heals the heart...........and keep plugging away with the blocks and sharing your progress...........