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 29, 2012

Finishing 2012 with a finish

Well girls, finally I can join those of you who have made it onto the finished list for the first Stitch-A-Long.  Here is my version of A Gardener's Journal, stitched and pieced by me and quilted beautifully by Leeanne of quiltmekiwi.





Thanks to Chookyblue and all the Stitch-A-Long girls for the encouragement, motivation, and inspiration that you all share so willingly, you all helped me get over the finish line on this one.  Thanks for the friendship and  fun we've all shared again in 2012......... and I can't wait to see what's in the pipeline for 2013.........

Till next time............ happy stitching............. Nicky  x





12 comments:

Nicky said...

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Jindi's Cottage said...

Yay! Congratulations...well done...

shez said...

its stunning Nicky,you should be very proud of yourself.xx

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

nice finish Nicky. Your quilt looks awsome!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Huge congratulations on the finish. hugs

Susan said...

Lovely colours you have used - and the quilting is gorgeous. January 1st for the big reveal-not long!

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh Nicky...........it has been a long time coming but wooohoo.........how exciting to have it finished........so pleased you made the finish line.....the quilting is beautiful........thanks for being part of the SAL blog........

Chookyblue...... said...

OH and very excited to say this make

34 finished Gardener's Journals

super effort everyone involved.....

Fiona said...

Just beautiful... it all looks fabulous.... you must be thrilled...
Hugz

Theresa said...

Congratulations Nicky, it really is absolutely beautiful.

Grethe said...

Super looking GJ, CONGRATULATIONS on your finish:)) I too loved being part of this SAL!

Borboleta Serrana said...

Congratulations!
Very beautiful;)
I will finish my quilt in January,with help of a friend, because it's my first quilt!!!