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........

Friday, May 31, 2013

May bag

I enjoyed making this bag.  I wasnt sure I wanted to do the embroidery, but I am pleased I did.  My fabric is a light green, with dark green embroidery.
 I also added pockets inside.  I had only a fq of the lining fabric, so did a bit of mix and matching with fabrics.  (and joins where there were not meant to be joins) - but it worked out.
 The slit worked  very well - simple to do when you follow the instructions.
I also put the straps around this way so the coloured strip shows.  I didnt want to hide it on the under side.

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

:-)

Kayly said...

You did a great job! Looks wonderful.

Fiona said...

Lovely Marilyn... looks great ... I didn't think of pockets...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Looks great Marilyn. I was going to add pockets when i finally got back to sewing the bag together but completely forgot until to late.Hugs,xx.

Susan said...

I agree - I think the contrast should be seen! Looks lovely too.

Chookyblue...... said...

Love the fabric combination....I like the handles that way.....

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It look great. Your embroidery is wonderful.