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.....
Chookyblue........

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Woo Hoo..... Just made it!!!!

Oh Gee I only just made the deadline with a few hours to spare. Here 'tis.........

Pictured alongside some yummy Girls Day in the Country purchases, lovely Lynette Anderson fabrics. I made the pincushion from leftover fabrics from a BOM of Lynettes, it's always great to use up small pieces of fabrics in the stash.........
Sandy, Shiralee Stitches

March done

With only a few hours to spare I'm done.


Spotted those tiny bottons at my local dealer.
They just had to go in the jar.


Happy Easter.


Finished Just in Time!

Hello!

I did it! Chooky you can mark me down for this month. I made it with a day to spare!  :)


It helped that I already had some 1-1/2" Pam Kitty Morning squares leftover from my "My Favorite Things" quilt. It went together pretty quickly.


I embroidered the sides in pink perle cotton and stuffed it with crushed walnut shells. The pins are two that a friend of mine gave me last year.

I had extra time today after I finished the pin cushion, so I got a head start on next months project. Okay so I'm only a day early but I'm still early!  ;)


I traced the patterns on some muslin and backed them in fusible batting so they're ready to stitch.

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!  :)

Until next time . . .


Strawberry Fields Pincushion

This afternoon I put together my little pincushion, in one of my favourite fabrics, Strawberry Fields, by Fig Tree Fabrics.   
...... and the reverse side...... 

I'm very happy to have this month ticked off .... now to get ready for April which will be here 
very soon tomorrow........ Happy stitching girls .........
Nicky x


Pincushion done!!!

I have finished my pincushion... actually I finished it 3 weeks ago..
It was fun to make.
 
 
 
Sandyn

Made it by the skin of my teeth!!

And am very pleased with it too :D



March Done....

Yay! March is done with a day to spare!:) I chose to use a solid top for the top/bottom as I did not want to go the fiddly route with those tiny squares. You can mark me off for March Chooky.
Wendy

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bon Noel Wallhanging

I have just checked the next project for April, and I have already made a Bon Noel Wall hanging (just with different stitcheries), which hangs all year round in my sewing corner. Does this mean I get a pass for April Chooky? Hehe

Bye For Now
Lisa

Pincushion

I seem to be only just making it in time, with only a day or so to spare!
Such a cute little pincushion, and goes so well with the previous months projects!

Hoping the photo comes out ok, as it was taken with my iPad

Bye For Now
Lisa

Pincushion complete

I finished my pincushion with a day to spare but couldn't get a good photo of it last night, so had to wait until I got home today.
 
I love seeing all the different colours - each one is very unique & beautiful.   
 
 
Congratulations to everyone who has finished & to those who haven't ........
come on girls you can do it!!
 
Until Next Time - Happy Stitching 
Ann  

Done!

Hi everyone,
I think I must like living on the edge as I'm finished my March project but with only a couple of days to spare.
I've made this pincushion before. It's such a cute design.

Fabrics are Beach House by Blackbird Designs for Moda. I have enough left to do the matching needlebook and case when the time comes.



Margaret

Friday, March 29, 2013

March Pincushion Done

I actually finished this pincushion a couple weeks ago.  I've just been really slow to post.  Here it is.  I loved making it.








So cute I would like to make a few more - maybe later.

Lori
Leaskdale, Ontario
Canada

Ta-Da!

Just a really quick post as we are about to head off for the long weekend. Here's the finished pincushion.

Not the best picture, sorry ;)

Pincushion done!





It's done :) Very cute.... was going to try to make more, we'll see....

Also bought fabric for next month:




lv,
Joy

Belated photos

These are the two bags I made last month but couldn't show you because I had made one for a beautiful friend who was a part of our group. She didn't get to make hers. She has now received it and loves it. I would have been asked a few questions to why I made two. I loved making these bags

Sal update............

You had better get stitching girls.............a couple of days left to get your pincushion done...............
I need to update the sidebar for Lea, Kerri x3, Clare x 2, SharonJ, Cheryl, Jan, Susan............
blogger is playing silly and wouldn't let me update the sidebar..........

Over 1/2 done now but HEAPS to go...............come on...............it's only a small project..............
Remember you only have one P - pass so we don't want to wipe someone out now..............
Have a great Easter..
Chookyblue..............

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ta-Da...finished March

Just in the nick of time!!!....
With all the excitement of going to GDITC at Nundle last weekend, I nearly forgot to complete my pin cushion....But here it is!




 Kate won this little pack of Savonnerie fabric at Nundle and very generously gave it to me.
I love this range...have had pieces of it for years but never used it (as you do) until I dragged it out to do a thread catcher and then the pincushion ......I never even knew its name!...such a coincidence!
Thanks Kate...you'll see more of it in projects to come.

I used Kris's technique of putting doll beads in ....but mine ended up a little skew whiff! and weighted on one side....OH well I guess it will be good to throw at my husband!!

I'd better check what we have to do for April...Have a lovely Easter everyone.
Lea

Yay. I have finished

I have loved making the ones. As you can see I'm a little short of pin cushions but not any more. Very cute little things. I will never run out of pins again. Thanks chooky.





pincushion and gifts

Hello everyone.
My pincushion is finished.
 I love how the fabric from `My favorite Things` quilt match in with BBDs 
`Flowers for Sarah Needle Case` 


I was waiting till my friend Cheryl received this bag I made her from the`Red Home` 
book. It was a surprise.  


As you can see I made a pincushion 
and a block roll for her as well using up all the fabric for this.


A closeup of the matching pincushion.
Ready now to get on with Aprils SAL project.
Thankyou Chookyblue.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March SAL Completed

Feels like ages since I have been blogging - I really enjoyed this little pincushion ... most of it was stitched whilst I was waiting for medical tests when I was in Brisvegas ... least it took my mind off the ordeal.  Finished it this arvo, but internet in the bush does not want to play sometimes. especially via mobile phone, but here are the photos, better late than never ...










Happy sewing everyone, have made a start on April SAL as well, got that commenced whilst at yet another medical appointment, but yippee nothing else for six months :)

SKofW quilts............


It was great to have 4 finished quilts together.........
Mine, Sandy, KateS (Suze holding it) and Janice..........
We also saw lots of the Feb Sal Bags too..............didn't get a group pic.....sorry
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue...........

Monday, March 25, 2013

March SAL

Just made it in time. Loved making this cute little pincushion from Anni Downs SKOW book  Although I must say mine is a bit on the "rustic" side - not too perfectly round lol, but I love it just the same, and I am keeping it for me.


Fits in nicely with my old sewing bits and pieces
Cheryl

Stitching done for April!

This past weekend I was able to stitch the designs I am using for the April project.

Now to cut up the fabric. This is for next weekend.

Done!

 It's not quite round - and it's definitely not perfect - but it's finished, and I like it. And I'll use it . I love the stitchery design - so cute and quirky and typical of Anni's designs. On to the next project!
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Getting there....





Traced the pincushion stitchery and made a start, and also traced the stitcheries for March while I was at it :)

I'm loving everyone's pincushions, well done ladies!

lv,

Joy

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Pin Cushion

My pincushion for March:




I had quite an "adventure" with this project and added to my "Lessons Learnt" list.
If you'd like to read my sad story you can here - but otherwise I won't bore you!

The Apirl project will be so much easier . . . 

Phew...........

Just caught up on 26 posts.........phew...........you girls have been busy..........and I got a bit behind.........
29 girls are finished.............the month is disappearing fast so you better get stitching.........this is a pretty quick one so no excuses...........
This will be your last weekend unless you have a quiet Easter.........
A few people used there passes last month.....If you don't get March's project done you may be out...........
This is a the agreement you made signing up...........
Everyone else is meeting their commitments.........we are stitching TOGETHER.........
Go for it.........
I'm off to Girls Day in the Country and we should have a few Some Kind of Wonderful quilts together............can't wait............and I might get to see Lynda's Gardener's Journal...........
And I am sure I might see some of our Feb SAL bags too...........
Have a great weekend.........I know I will........
Lots of chatting, food, chatting, champagne, chatting, some stithching, chatting...........
Keep Stitching........
Chookyblue.......
PS check the sidebar is correct too..........I think I am right.........didn't miss anyones posts........

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March & a 2nd February

Well, I am loving that little threat from Chooky, that I don't complete a month I can't play along. That kind of lingers in the back of mind all the time. Keeping me on point and on target. I read March's project and thought do I need another pincushion, mmm of course LOL...and I have a birthday in March, nice cushion some good pins, perfect gift.....so I got to it, they were rather quick to stitch, I did 2 in one night, then of course they have be plonked on my desk under all the other half projects that have been waiting for a sewing machine sit in.....yes I like to hand stitch, but it's done upstairs in our house and the machine part is done downstairs - I need to schedule a day for it and this week I have - read all about it on my Blog.



Bugger, I don't know how but I missed Kris's Tip, it would have made my job easier - read my blog to find out my adventures with stuffing LOL

So Chooky, I've completed my second bag, and it's packed and ready for GDITC and you can add 2 pin cushions - love ticking of my list of To-Do's