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...........Welcome.....Chookyblue........

Sunday, November 3, 2013

tHaNkYoU.............

Hi girls
I would like to wind up here..............
So thankyou for being part of the SAL..............if you just read the blog thanks for reading the blog too........
You girls have achieved so much...........so many wonderful projects..........
I have got them all on the go if they aren't finished............the last 3-4 months sewing has been very difficult..........but they will get finished.............one day.........

A massive thanks to Susan my assistance whip cracker she has been amazing and so helpful for me when things got a little hectic here she just slide into the controls..........the blog would have been terrible if it wasn't for her assistance......THANKS SUSAN............

As for 2014 - I will have to see what I can manage..............I already know I have a few things on my plate........that is without the unknown......but then I may need a good distraction...............
I have a couple of ideas (which I am sure you will love) floating around in my head......I will decide in January what to do and I will do a post here so you know if there will be a SAL 2014....... 

This year you have done english paper piecing, stitcheries, applique, zippers,quilting and piecing and you have done so well......CONGRATULATIONS.............

Please continue to post here if you are finishing up projects........especially previous SAL projects.....

Enjoy your stitching
Chookyblue.......


18 comments:

Maria said...

A huge thank you to Susan and you Chooky for running the SAL projects this year. It is the first time I joined and loved getting a push along to finish projects out of those lovely books I had sitting on the bookcase.
Have a fabulous break and All the Best Wishes over the Festive season and for the New Year.

Susan said...

I am only too happy to help - the little I did was fun and if it helped you - then its "all good".

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Thankyou both very much for hosting this stitch along. I enjoyed it very much. Have a great break. Hope to see you again next year. thanks again.

Simone Harding said...

Thanks Chookyblue for allowing me to join in the stitch-a-long in 2013. I had a great time and completed some excellent projects. It was great being inspired by all the ladies here on the journey. I hope you are able to take some time out so you can be distracted from your busy year ahead.
Many thanks to both you and Susan for the great blog and friendships that have been created.

shez said...

a big thankyou to you chooky and Susan for all the inspiration and encouragement you give us all.xx

pepepatchwork said...

Thanks to you, Chooky!!! I'll post my last project in few days, I hope. Curious for the next SAL!!!! :) Hoping it will be a big project: I love king-size quilt and I think the stitching along is perfect to make it finished!!!! I can't see any new book fora a SAL, but perhaps we can take any old book by Annie Downs or other wonderful desigers... or somthing will appear edited on dicembere, perhaps!!! :) So curious!!!! :)

Narelle said...

I look forward to seeing what sewing adventure lays ahead in 2014 :o)

Fiona said...

Thanks for running this and thanks to Susan as well.... It is such a fun way of getting things done and I know I wouldn't have tried some of those projects without it....
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

And thank you so much Chooky! I know I wouldn't have A Gardener's Journal if it wasn't for SAL!

La Pecora Nera said...

Thank you to all Chooky and Susan for your patience with me :-)
A big hug from Italy, Emanuela

Motherdragon's Musings said...

No we should be thanking you, for giving us such a wonderful time. I had a lovely time stitching along, felt like I had real friends to show my works off to.

Until we speak again

Happy and safe Christmas and wishes for rain

Sharon xo

Jeanette said...

Thanks Chookyblue & Susan. It was a fun time working on all the projects. Hugs,xx

Noela said...

I think it is you who deserves the THANKS Chooky. If not for your perseverence with us all those lovely projects wouldn't have been made. A big THANKS to Susan as well for filling in when needed. To get together in 2014 would be great but only if you have the time. Hugs........

Ana Maria said...

Hi Chooky
Thank you for all your effort joining so many wonderful ladies working on the same projects all over the world.
Thank you Susan for all your help.
I really loved being part of this SAL. 2014? we will do our best if you decide to do another SAL
Hugs from Portugal!

FloS said...

Thank you to you Chooky !
I like all your ideas !! ;)
Florence

Susie said...

Merry Christmas and a wishing you a healthy and happy new year Chooky.

Joy McD said...

Thanks Chookyblue for hosting this, it's been a ball :) And I will finish my needlebook soooooon! xxx

kokina said...

ciao Chooky :)
happy new year!
looking forwart to knowing something about the next sal, I would love to join again if it will be a quilt.
hugs
Kokina