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, April 1, 2013

Not one but two!

Who's an April Fool? It must be me because I thought it was still March. And sometimes I think taking photos seems to take as much time as the making of the item. ( Photography is not my strong point) Still my March project is done and posted.
I cut into some of my stash of Annie's fabric and matched some of the stitched images with the fussy cut squares on the top. I think I will do this again when I make the next Annie project.
Also I ended up hand stitching in the circles. I did try to use the sewing machine but did such a bad job that I decided that I preferred the better accuracy of hand stitching. Did anyone else find this ?
Lynda. (bettsylyn)

9 comments:

Jan said...

Looking lovely, Lynda. Handstitching - what a good idea; I'm sure mine would have looked less like a lopsided mini-beanbag if I'd followed your lead!

Marilyn said...

Lynda, they look gorgeous, and lovely fussy cutting of the fabrics. If I had found it difficult to sew the circles on the machine I would have handstitched, but they worked quite well so I was happy.

Susan said...

Lynda - I should have hand stitched too I think - the top wasn't too bad but the bottom is pretty wonky. Nevermind. Yours look lovely - gorgeous colours and fussy cutting always earns extra points!!

Cheryl said...

Lovely finish - love the fabrics too

La Pecora Nera said...

Beautiful fabric! I love it!

Maria said...

Both your pincushions look lovely.. and stitching seemed a good idea as yours are nice and round..

Fiona said...

so pretty....
Hugz

Susie said...

How cute in the varigated thread!? I love it.

Chookyblue...... said...

2 very different colour ways and they both look great........