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, October 8, 2012

OMG I made it........

yep this it is all rolled up ready to pop into the mail bag and send to my quilting fairy to work her magic
Just to recap..........late last week I rang my quilt fairy and she said she could quilt it for me if I got it in today's mail..............Friday and Saturday were horrible hot days 34 and 35deg'sC..(no air con in the Chook shed - need to win lotto)..........Sat night I was over run with bugs coming into the lights............I gave up at 9pm........but I thought possibly I could see myself making the deadline.........Sunday was heaven............ maximum 23 deg C I had to clean all the bugs up before I could start sewing at 6AM.............in between getting lunch and starting dinner, washing some clothes........organising kids..........I sewed and sewed and sewed and sewed some more........started to feel like a sweat shop (except I wasn't sweating like the previous days......) at 9.30pm Mr Chooky came to check on me on his way to bed.........I said I won't be long.....woops.............finally I had all the borders on..........at 12.02AM we headed to bed........had a few issues with the length of strips..........not sure where it went wrong but in the end I just cut straight across..........I think I could have fiddles for hours.........and I didn't have hours so chop it was and on went the bottom border and I was done..............
I had a little stitching to do today and some applique ends to pull through and tie off.........
but I got it all done today at work in my lunch time............
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Last week I had a great visitor..........actually one of the SAL girls..........
You can see my progress in the background on my SAL.........I had a long way to go............
So glad you stopped in Jenny..........it was great to meet Mr Bird too..........the nibbles and champagne was perfect.........here she is earlier in the day having a cuppa and doing a little binding for me.........I was supposed to have it finished by today too but I didn't make that deadline so that will be top job for the next night or 2.........
I cracked the whip on Jenny too............she needs to get a move on with her SAL quilt............
off to bed............I don't function to well on 5hrs sleep.............just ask my family............
I have pics on my other camera to download so I will share some more soon...........
Oh and I have to catch on the blog posts here too...........
Keep up the great stitching...................
Chookyblue.........

7 comments:

Susan said...

Chooky - that is fan--B--tastic! What an effort.

Susie said...

Well done Chooky!! You really got going and blasted it away at the end! You obviously work well to deadlines! Can't wait to see the final product.

shez said...

awesome Chooky,cant wait to see it ,well done.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Fantastic new and a huge Congrats on getting it over the line. Looking forward to seeing it. Sleep well .... maybe a dream or two about what we can do next ??? or is it a little to soon for that! hugs

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Wow..you did it Chooky! See?...that stripping is giving me night-mares too! Ah well, need a challenge sometimes eh!
Enjoy your warm weather...we have ice on the deck this morning. Ugh! Time to get those Ugg Boots out! hee hee

FloS said...

Waow !!! Bravo Chooky !! It's absolutely amazing !! You manage to finish your top so quickly !!! I can't wait to look at it when the quilting will be done!
Florence

Lyn said...

That is a mammoth effort .. fantastic...now you can sit back and relax as you keep urging the rest of us on