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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 SAL..............

Who knew we would be back here for 2015 when all this started with a couple of friends in 2010............but wow we sure do have lots more friends now all around the world..........
its friends that keep us going........
Many quilts and small projects have been made just because friends got together online and supported each other..........I am so pleased we are able to sew together once again in 2015...........
I did have a plan for 2014 but it was just not possible for me to run a SAL in 2014.
For those of you wanting numerous small projects you may not be happy............for those of you wanting one project right now you will be cheering and very happy as we are going for one big project..............
Any ideas yet????
It will run from Feb to Sept
What I have chosen is yet to be released but I know it will be released VERY VERY soon...........
It involves appliqué (machine, hand, needle turn,  or blanket stitch), English paper piecing, machine piecing, stitchery
Any ideas yet????
The monthly plan will go upon the side bar...........
also there will be a logo as soon as I get a photo........
I had a photo but I want something better to use for the logo.............
I will email it out to everyone once I make it.............
Any ideas yet?????
So I know you are all dying to know what we are doing.............
Really wanting to see the project.........
What have I chosen.............
Will I ever announce this new project.............
Have I enjoyed teasing all of you..........
Yes of course..............
Lol..............
Any ideas yet?????
Ok wait a minute as you need time to fill in January as I know you will be “chomping at the bit” (over seas girls translation =  very excited)  to get started on something I need to tell you what we will do in January first.............Anni Downs Hatched and Patched released a free Christmas Stitchery on her blog/newsletter http://hatchedandpatched.typepad.com/hatchedandpatched/2014/12/a-free-pattern-for-christmas.html
.........it’s optional but if you would like to get started on a great little project go ahead.....
Ok
The
Project
For
2015
Woops some more info for you............
You will need to get a new pattern.............the cost is approx $40 AUD............this is not available yet as you have to wait until it is released which will be very soon as I have been speaking with the designer and she is very happy for us to use this for the 2015 SAL...............
I will do another post here once it is released............
Any ideas yet????
If people want to they can sign up for a BOM but I will be using my stash and I encourage all of you to use your stash......pretty sure no one could tell me they don’t have enough fabric in their stash..........I will only need a bit more in the background fabrics............
Any ideas yet????
Basically to start with you will need to do about 1 block a week............gosh I hope I can manage that.............
Everyone is welcome to join us..........but you do need to be a blogger ( NOT fb or ig)............there is a limited number able to join the SAL blog.........as I commit to run the blog and Susan has committed to help me you need to commit to posting your progress each month and participating in the blog by posting at least once a month and commenting to encourage everyone else who joins in......you don’t need to comment on every post bit it would be supportive if you commented on some.............otherwise we are just wasting each others time.............
I will have a list of participants on the sidebar and will update progress as we go along.............
I picked this SAL as soon as I got a sneak peek at it about 6 weeks ago..............
Any ideas yet????
Ok
So
the
Stitch-a-long
For
2015
Is
Designed
By
Anni
Downs
Hatched
And
Patched
And
It
Is
"Natures  Journey"



You can get a much better sneak peek here and leave a comment for Anni......... http://hatchedandpatched.typepad.com/hatchedandpatched/2014/12/my-new-quilt-winner-happenings.html#comments
2643 posts sharing
Gardeners Journals 35 quilts and 11 tops
Tis the Season 77 quilts, 3 tops, 11 projects
Some Kind of Wonderful 30 quilts, 9 tops
Mixed SAL 41 participants with approx 341 projects completed
Natures Journey how many can we complete..........
OK so who’s joining me and Susan my trusty assistant whip cracker (think she is worse then me...lol)...........
Signs up on this post...............
You don’t have to have participated in a previous SAL.............but you do need to blog.........
Leave a comment........

For the benefit of others reading the comments tell us what other SAL’s you joined in here and why you like joining the SAL.......
if a newby why you want to join in.........
Have fun
Chookyblue and Susan

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99 comments:

Susan said...

Whoo Hoo - the fun begins!!

creations.1 said...

Sign me up Chooky!!!
I am Kerrie and I am a first timer and I don't know why exactly that I want to do this maybe it is because it is structured and I will have to do something each week - and that it will be routine and grounding and possibly so many more reasons. Whichever it is I am doing it!!

Khris78 said...

Sign me up please :)))

Lolastitchida said...

Its the new Annie Downs BOM! Sign me up please! So excited!

Nemo said...

Sign me up, please! I've already started the Christmas stitchery. ;-) My first SAL - very exciting.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Woo Hoo - Super EXCITED!!!!!!!
Please sign me up for the SAL; my blog is Motherdragon's Musings.
I have participated in the 2013 SAL and (managed) to complete all projects, lol. I like SALs as they inspire to complete a project and not procrastinate and drift off and not complete the project.

PS I adore Anni Downs patterns.
Thank you in advance for organising this 2015 SAL xo

Laila said...

Sign me up,please :-)
The Christmas stitchery are ready to stitch....
This will be fun and one of my few goals in 2015.
Hugs :-)

Lolastitchida said...

Oh I did A Gardner's Journal, Tis the Season and SKOW. The stitch a long is so much fun as you get to see everyone's progress and encourage others. When I found the first stitch a long with A Gardner's Journal it really helped me through a bit of a bad time! So so so excited to get started!

Susan said...

To comply:
I ummed and aahed over Tis the Season after seeing what fun everyone had with GJ. I missed out but made the quilt anyway. I Joined in with SKOW- finished the quilt, then did all buto of the projects in 2013 Somewhere along the line I helped Chookyblue when farming & life got too busy and am now the "deputy/assistant"...and loving all the friends I've made joining in.
Absolutely looking forward to putting my spin on this project - I can tell you know it will look only vaguely similar to the original!! ( I use totally different colours to Anni)

Maxine (Simple Ways Simple Days) said...

Hi Chooky, please sign me up for SAL. My blog is recently created and will take some time to fill out but this SAL will help. YEAH!!!

FIONA said...

Great Chooky and Susan - sign me up - nothing like a new project to start the New Year ( I do have a few in mind already!!) I have done the Gardeners Journal, Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful and love the fact that I have three finished quilts ... and its great to follow everyone's progress and be inspired too! Looking forward to stitching with you all !! My blog is Peaceful Threads. Thanks, Fiona xx

Show and Tell said...

Im In for 2015.....Love your work girls and love the project chosen and OK I have said it here so you will all have to hold me to it. I'm going to do the whole thing needle turn......EEK!

The Snowflower Diaries said...

Sign me up, please!:-)

My name is Maja Matyas Szilagyi, designer of The Snowflower Diaries (focuses on cross stitch). I would like to get into your SAL for years, but I was late. I had learnt about Anni Downs from this blog and since than I am a huge fan, so now I am extremely happy!:-)

My blog: www.thesnowflowerdiaries.blogspot.hu

Happy New Year!:-)))

Simone Harding said...

Looking forward to having a go with this SAL. Sign me up.

Show and Tell said...

It's because you love us and we are getting under your skin. Soon you will not be able to get away....Wa ha ha....LOL xxx

Maria said...

Yes pleaseeeeeeee sign me up Chooky. Will download the Christmas stichery when I come home from my swim...
Have only done the SAL in 2013 which was small projects sew it will be fun to do a BIG one.
Sew looking forward to stitching along with all.
Thanks heaps Chooky.

Michell said...

Sign me up too. This year I thought I would have some time stitching and I want to finish something for myself....oh and I love Anni Downs too

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Sign me up please. looking forward to starting.Great choice.

Narelle said...

Sign me up please ... looking forward to having my mojo kicked in the ... sewing basket :o)

suzeblack said...

Sounds good...sewing mojo....come on down! Thanks Chooky and Susan. Happy New Year to all, hope its good for all of us.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well I was here at 10 and there was just one comment from Susan, the phone rings and the list filled up! Wahoo, all these friends to play with. You've tempted me with another Anni quilt. I didn't participate in 2013 but was on board 2010-2012. I will be travelling through the Land of Anni during January so hopefully will be able to pick up a copy "hot off the press". To the stash!

Sonia said...

Yeah!!!!! So excited, looking forward to regular sewing and blogging !!!!

Bizzy Martine said...

I went to see the firework for the New Year and now I hurried home to sign my up for the SAL!!!
Happy New Year !!!! May 2015 bring you everything you want!!!
Love, Martine

Clare said...

So looking forward to SAL 2015. Sign me up for this Chookyblue and Susan. This will be my third time as have been part of SALs 2012 & 2013. I completed SKOW 2012 and all the projects done in 2013 on time. I so enjoyed these SALs. Anni`s bag that we made I take everywhere with me as it is my hand bag. I look forward to `Natures Journey`pattern as this was on the to get list. I hope to complete Anni`s Christmas Stitchery only waiting to get ink to print pattern off. Happy Stitching.

dorothy mccorkelle said...

how exciting...looking forward to do this.

Emily@ Stitch1-Purl1 said...

I'd like to join please! This is my first SAL, I'm very excited! My mom is Lori of Lolastitchida. this is her fourth stitch along and now she has me wanting to do one!

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

I'm in too please. I'll put a larger comment or post when get back from camping and have good internet.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yeah.....why not......LOL......wonder if I have fabric!!!!!! xxxx

Noela said...

I'd love to join Chooky. I like the company and between you and Susan, you will get me there. Hugs........

Margaret Harm said...

Yes please. One of my promises to myself is to get more involved in my blog and to do some more sewing for myself. This is good with the deadlines. I love Anni Downs projects - add in appliqué and EPP. Wow. Can't wait to get started. Thanks Chookie!

joan@cottagestitcher said...

Please add me to the list! can't wait to start this SAL. My daughter is Lori@Lolastitchida. This is my first stich a long! I wanted to join as I can't wait to see the progress of others and to work on this project together!

Cheryl said...

Oh it looks like a gorgeous quilt. I know I'm a devil for punishment but count me in thanks Chooky and Susan

Joy McD said...

Hmm... made a comment but it disappeared - sorry if this comes up twice! Count me in please! I've joined in with "Tis the Season" and the small projects in '13. Joy from daysfilledwithjoy.com

Sue said...

Yes please,my skow top is finished almost so I will spend January to get it finished and post pictures

evelyne said...

sign me up please . ......I'm a busy women ... I'm studying to become a nurse and I have 3 children so It's busy ...... but I want to make this

Deb R said...

Please add me in...I joined in 2013 loving the various projects...thanks for picking Annis new design...I love it!!

Janice said...

Please add me to the list. Great choice of project, as none of us have had the chance to do it already. Anni's designs are always the best. I participated in SKOW in 2012, completing the quilt, but the wheels fell off half way through the 2013 SAL - such is life. Looking forward to this. It is the best way for me to actually complete a big project.

Fiona said...

yes please... I would love to join in....
Hugz

chrisi said...

o... yes please, mi first SAL with you.....i learn to stitch from you Aussis....i love them, this Year will be the Year from Stitchin.....i am from Switzerland

FloS said...

I knew it !!!! Thank you! thank you to give the opportunity to make another beautiful Anni Downs work !!I'm in … of course !
Florence

Oddbjørg said...

Please add me to the list. This is my first SAL with you. I hope to have a beautiful quilt finished in the end of the year, and it's nice to start something new in between UFOs.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Please add me Chooky :) I've not done a SAL before and some of the techniques will be new but I'm ready for a new challenge in 2015 x

Larissa said...

Hmmm ... better get my butt into gear and finish off the last of my SKoW blocks if I want to join in with you then, eh?! ;) ... A FABULOUS choice for this year's SAL!!! LOVE Anni Downs' patterns!!

Susan said...

We will count you in!!..but yes, get a move on!!!
LOL
Deputy Whip Cracker

suzitee said...

Count me in please! I've par tipsters in a couple of the SALs ... love being part of such a supportive group!

suzitee said...

Par tipsters??? LOL.... I meant participated :)

Susan said...

darn spell check!

Susan said...

Indeed.

Peg's Place said...

I am so in! I kept missing the previous SALs and have watched everyone's projects! This is up my creative alley. This Canadian is a wanna be Australian stitchery! I am Peggy from http://pegsplace.wordpress.com. I can't wait to put your badge on my page!

myung a Choi said...

Hello!
This is Myung. I'd love to be in, could you add me to the list?

Wendy said...

Hi Chooky, Please sign me up for this year... I joined the mixed stitch along and enjoyed making the different items. It was the first time I had joined a sal and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and community it provided. I am looking forward to this sal as well. Thank you for hosting it again this year.

Wendy said...

forgot to put my blog addy:
http://stitchduchessscrazysanequiltingworld.blogspot.com/

Chookyblue...... said...

just thought it was New Years Day and you had too much to drink.........lol

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi We cannot contact you so we can't add you to the SAL.
Please contact us again with your blog and email address.

kraftier said...

i want , i want to participate...BUT.... the pattern where in the "other side" i buy it

myung a Choi said...

myungachoi.blogspot.com This is my blog address.
My email is myungachoi@gmail.com

At last I knew what is my blog address. So sorry that I am not familiar to Blogger.
And thank you for your kind answer and patience.
Could I be in 2015 SAL? :-) I loooove to be in.


Jeanette said...

Yay i was hoping that you chose this pattern Chookyblue. Had my fingers crossed as i started scrolling. Can't wait to start now. Hugs,xx

Jenny said...

Sign me up

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Count me in plz. Would love to do that

Raewyn said...

So tempted Chooky but I must say no - not this time - already committed to too many things - and some exciting family things happening this year will slow me down some more. I will enjoy watching this being made by everyone though and will be cheering from the sidelines!

The Snowflower Diaries said...

My email address is: thesnowflowerdiaries@gmail.com

Margaret Harm said...

Is Anni intending to offer this as a BOM? Just wondering. Love her fabric.

Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

I thought this was going to be it and I love it! There is a 'but'. I have way too many commitments this year already, including quilting my Skow quilt. I will just have to be content with following and enjoying your progress. Good luck everyone, keep out of the way of that whip!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Sign me up please :o) It will be so good to do another SAL with the girls :o)

DAWNIE said...

I know I will be so sorry if I dont sign up.... as know I will be jealous of all the progress. I always weaken when it comes to an "Anni" pattern!!!!!! so.... please sign me up. I did complete the "Gardener's Journal", Tis only needs the binding and Skow - well it is in my "to do list" all cut and bagged, but not stitched together!!!!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Just LOve Annies design… can I be included please??

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Please sign me up! This is my first SAL and I'm excited and hope this will keep me structured to have a quilt in the end of the year!

Borboleta Serrana said...

I did Garden's Journal.
I love Annies design, so sign up, please!
Have a GREAT New Year!

De said...

Having nearly finished Anni's Gossip in the Garden last year and way too many other things to juggle around working full time I think I will give this a miss - please pass my place on to someone else and I so look forward to watching everyone's progress on this fantastic new design. Have fun everyone!

Sylvia said...

Hi Chooky. I hope I haven't missed out but I would like to join this SAL again. I have done them all and would hate to miss out this time! I have been away with little internet so couldn't reply earlier.

Kristen King said...

I hope there is still room for me to join in. This would be my first SAL with you, but 2015 is a new year and I'm looking to stitch along and share.

Naomi Campbell said...

Hi - was wondering if it is to late to join - I have followed this blog for the last 4 years but think I would love to join in - Nay Campbell from Nays Place naysplace@hotmail.com

Naomi Campbell said...

ooopps forgot the blog address http://aussienaysplace.blogspot.com.au/ but have google plus so that is why I have added my email address naysplace@hotmail.com

Marlene Carpes said...

Hello everyone
My name is Marlene Carpes and I live in Brazil. My blog: http://marlearteira.blogspot.com
It is the first time I join a SAL so I have no experience, if I commit some mistake please correct me, because I am using Google translator to communicate, which can cause some misunderstanding in translation. I am very happy with this new experience and eager to get started.

Sue W ♥ said...

Is it too late to sign up Chooky??????
I know I am bad and still haven't completed my SKOW but I am more than half way done. I have been watching Annie's post's of her new quilt and was excited to see you are doing it here.
I will understand if it's too late as I will just do it at my own leisure but I do need that extra push :) and have heaps of scraps to use in it and new techniques to explore....love a challenge
thanks mate

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Am I too late to join in? Just on a side note, I'm entering the Christmas wall quilt we made in my local show on the weekend. Fingers crossed x

Jan Quigley said...

Can I please register as a definite maybe? I did Tis the Season & SKOF. cheers, Jan
http://mollys-meanderings.blogspot.com.au/

Dedalina said...

Qué bueno poder trabajar con Uds.!!!! Estoy ansiosa de iniciar este SAL!!!! Besos www.dedalina.blogspot.com.

Deborah, Daisychain Quilter said...

Please can I be signed up for the 2015 SAL. I really enjoyed the TIS and SKoW. Although I am busy trying to finish the SKoW. Thank you for organising another SAL.

Lianne said...

Can i join this i haven't joined a sal before but I'm keen to try and keep up

I think I can said...

Hi Everyone, I am a new blogger. Can't wait to start. This is my first time so really excited!

Asta Buchanan said...

Is it too late to join - have I been procrastinating far too long?! My email address is astabuch@westnet.com.au and my blog is http://yarnsfrommysewingbasket.blogspot.com.au/

Fiona Ransley said...

I have been trying to resist but I just can't. Please sign me up. I am off now to make some fabric decisions :)

SandyN said...

Hi Chooky, Can you sign me up please. Thanks

Sandyn

Dawn said...

Join me up please Chooky...I need a walk with nature....

Fiona Ransley said...

Blog address is www.designsbyfee.com and email address is goldwen@bigpond.com

Susie said...

Looking forward to this!
scrap busting 101!
My blog address is: flowerandlinen@blogspot.com

Kel said...

Best we keep this on the DL, lol, Sign me up please!
I will be scrap busting as well, can't wait, Thankyou girls!!
www.alwaysapplique.blogspot.com.au

Kel said...

Sorry, email is kellybellybell@bigpond.com
Blog is www.alwaysapplique.blogspot.com.au

Elaine said...

Hope I am not too late to join? I have ordered my pattern.

Love Bears All Things said...

I have not been actively blogging for most of the latter part of 2014 but checked back with you often. I'm happy there is finally a SAL project. I did the first 3. You may have already closed this, I've ordered my book and will follow along anyway if I can't join.
Mama Bear

flowerofshona said...

guess im to late :(

Alexandra said...

Please include me in the sign up:

Alexandra

http://misslilysvintagewares.blogspot.com.au/

amacgregor70atgmail.com

Many thanks

Alex

judy12 said...

Would love to be part of the stitch a long…it will be my first. I have preordered Natures Journey and am anxious to start!

Laurence Tiberghien said...

Hello, i'm french and friend of Flo from princesse nounouche. I would like to join your sal if it's possible. I'll be so proud. I bought the pattern and wait for it ! ♥
My blog is : missionaccomplie.canalblog.com

Meg Howie said...

Sign me up please Chooky,
I would love to be involved in the 2015 SAL. I am so looking forward to working on Annie's new quilt, so glad you chose it. Pattern ordered and anxiously waiting. Hugs xx

My blog is megspot.typepad.com

Meg Howie said...

Please sign me up Chooky

I'm so excited to be working on Annie's new quilt, I love it. Looking forward to meeting new friends and having an exciting 2015

My blog is megspot.typepad.com

Anne Lise said...

Hi Chookyblue.
I'm not sure the red STOP over here meens no more participents, but I try. Will love to join in here. A bit late, but should work hard in the beginning to close up to the others.
Have not bought the pattern yet, will wait till a get an answer from you.
My fingers crossed.
Love,
Anne Lise
anneliseshobbysider.blogspot.com

Krisell said...

Hi! I would love to join in, too, if it's still possible. I've just started with this beautiful pattern. My blog is www.krisell.de. Best regards from Germany, Christiane