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........

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Through the months of January to September 2013

Hello everyone. 
I`m back as Chookyblue  thought this would be a great post.
We are nearly finished this SAL using
`Some Kind of Wonderful` by Anni Downs,
`Red Home` by Natalie Bird and
`Tis the Season` by Natalie Bird.

January: I made the thread catcher out of `Red Home`.
I also made a cotton reel block from my perpetual calender of 365 quilt blocks.
This is a lovely storage container for me.

February: Out of the same book `True friends Quilt`(which I made for a friend)
 but I changed the pattern to ABC Cat art work page 47 for mine.
A lot can be fitted in here.  

March: `Some Kind of Wonderful` a little pincushion came next.
I love stitching these stitcheries.
This is now in use with pins stuck in it.

April: A wall hanging ready for Christmas out of `Tis the Season` booklet.
Put away in a Christmas box till December.
Looking forward to seeing this hanging up.

May: Another project from `Some Kind OF wonderful`.
Anni Downs  bag.
This side is the bags stitching pattern.

This side I enlarged the small pictures of `My Favorite Things` quilt.
 They where on the right hand corners of the applique  patterns.
I use this every time I go out. I love taking it with me. 

June: Back to `Red Home` for another delightful pin cushion.
A `tui` bird sits on top of the house. 

July: From `Tis the Season` booklet.
A Christmas bag with English pieced hexagons in some lovely Christmas prints.
I put a pocket in this so December it will be my purse.
At the moment that`s in the Christmas box to keep safe.

August: Anni Downs book and this useful sewing case.
I am waiting for Lizzie Kate`s `Holly Mystery` to store that in 
while I working on that.
Can`t wait for that to come!

September: The last month of the SAL.
From `Some kind of Wonderful` book is a new needle book for me.
I can`t have enough of these. 

Now we are at the end. 
Happy to have finished so much but sad it`s over.
Thank you Chookyblue for all the work you do and
 so pleased Susan is able to help you as well.
I`ve enjoyed  my projects for this SAL.
Happy Stitching,


Susan said...

A lovely summary Clare - Don't they all look lovely?

Annik-Snor said...

Beautiful items,Clare.

Deb R said...

Such a lovely idea for a post! A lovely way to showcase all your hard work...all your projects are gorgeous!

Fiona said...

they are all lovely... and a great post...

Satu said...

They really are ALL lovely! Thank you, Clare, that you shared them with us!

Narelle said...

A lovely wrap-up Clare :o)