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....announced 1st January...........sign-ups taken from 1 Jan
Welcome.....Chookyblue........

Monday, October 7, 2013

Now It's Done

After all the ups and downs of the thread issue - the silk one I ordered was totally different to the cotton one one but still nothing like the original - I have finished the heart and appliqued it on.
I used some plain threads and swapped colours a lot.  I was lucky in that the variegated thread had long lengths of each colour - so it was easy enough to blend in.



What a fun year it has been - I have certainly made things I wouldn't normally have chosen to make - but none of them were so onerous that it was a chore - and we have all had a lot of fun along the way.

As always I learnt things along the way - including that it doesn't always pay to pre-prepare things in advance - since your ideas might change as you go along.

Thanks everyone for all the fun & friendship - it is always good to see how you put your interpretation on a project - some stick to the project and follow the colours and some go way away, but in the end it needs to be what you like and what you want to end up with.

Again, a huge hug and thank you to Chookyblue and I will lend my voice to the group cry "Can we do it again...PLEASE"

4 comments:

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