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........

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

what you don't want to happen

I am working on my tote bag but I thought I would just point out another reason why we use that extra fabric on the back of our stitching. It isn't just to keep things firmer and hide the threads from behind - it also hides the yellow felt pen that makes its way onto your stitching when you are babysitting a 2 year old.
 

 
Luckily the yellow part doesn't show through the main stitching and the blob on the back will probably fit into the seam. Or I could wash it but it depends on how close to the deadline I get with the bag. I'm not aiming for a pass yet, I might need it later.

9 comments:

shez said...

ohhh nooo Lynda.xx

Kath said...

oooh dear.... sit it out in the sun for a bit, it might fade it being yellow.....

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Glad it was the back not the front.

Marilyn said...

It looks like it is far enough from the stitchery to be into the seam or trimmed off so all is not lost. If not you could have redesigned and put your ricrac or trim over that part instead of over the other coloured fabric.

Susan said...

Smart - creative girl that Marilyn!

Ana Maria said...

That´s what I think. Why don´t you let it to be seen? In 20 years you will look at it and have a reason to smile!

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh bugger after all that work..........

Wendy said...

try some oxy clean and sit it out in the sun.

Susie said...

You are very game to do your stitching with a 2yr old around. My stitching doesn't come out till my 2yr old is in bed - for that reason!