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

Friday, January 17, 2014

SAL 2014......

Hi everyone..............
This is not the post you want to read but for now I am unable to start a SAL for 2014..........The drought is taking up all my time and energy and until things can change there for me I cannot even think about committing to anything here. 
Chookyblue :(


  1. You have enough on your plate for now. Only wish it would rain for you.

  2. I think everyone will understand!!! We had rain all day and I was thinking of you. We are complaining when it rains and want some rain, so I'm not going to complain anymore.

  3. I can understand ! This is awful…
    Like Martine I won't say anything about the rain !
    Big hugs

  4. I am sure everyone understands Chookyblue. We are still united in spirit and will live to work together another day.

  5. We sure understand Chookyblue. Hope it rains for you soon. Hugs,xx

  6. I feel for you. I am sure everyone totally understands.
    Hope you get rain soon.Hang in there.

  7. Absolutely don't feel any pressure... thinking of you....

  8. sending big hugs my friend.xx

  9. Sending you big hugs. Take care of yourself and your family. I hope things will improve soon.

  10. The SAL is not a high priority, we need rain. Hoping those you desperately need rain will receive it.

  11. We all understand. Praying for rain.



  12. You hang in there Chookyblue... sending prayers your way and hopes for rain... if there is any practical way we can help, please let us know... xxx

  13. Very understandable, and there will be other times to think of stitch a longs. Most of us have plenty to keep us busy be it stitching or other activities.

  14. Do not worry about us, enough to do always, good luck
    with the weather and all the best for you yourself, hugs.

  15. That's perfectly understandable Chooky! I have everything crossed for you...rain rain rain!!!

  16. We all fully understand. When things settle down in the future we will all play again. Meanwhile, praying for rain. Take care.

  17. Have you been aware of the rain in England . We need warm dry weather .
    We will wait patiently for SAL

  18. I will do a rain dance for you, my friend.

  19. Fair enough Chooky!! Wish I could send over some of the rain that has graced our place over the last week!! In lieu of that, I'll be keeping you and your area of this glorious land, in my prayers xx

  20. i only can cnfirm that all can understant , don't feel afraid, you've joined us sewing all together ..
    hope all getting better soon, and you can start againg with all you love.
    you made a great gift to us all those years.

    lots of kisses and we will meet in the world.



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