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........

Monday, February 23, 2015

February Procrastination

As usual… I'm dragging the chain!

I actually can't decide what to do!

As I thought I'd like a retro effect… I thought I'd put ric rac circles around my appliqué.
I found a lovely linen ric rac..but now think it looks too heavy.. Also I bought all they had.. now I don't think there will be enough for the small squares  :(

Then I found a lovely small blue ric rac…. stitched it on with grey thread… and it looks too solid!! even when I use blue thread… you can't see the little waves….

I'm loving everyone else's work… do you think I should give up and blanket stitch????






I've also just had cataract surgery on my right eye last Thursday…(and the left eye 4weeks ago) so seeing anything close up is a little frustrating at the moment!!..

Does this mean I can get an extension Chooky???? PLEASE?????

Cheers Lea

11 comments:

Susan said...

As I replied to you before and I should have put here - I like the ric rac - and maybe the little blocks can have something different - a thicker thread and a running stitch...

Narelle said...

I quite like the look of both ric rac ... perhaps a mix of both?

creations.1 said...

I like the ric rac also - thicker thread for the small blocks is a good idea!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so cleaver great idea .,,,I like both xx

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Thanks for being so encouraging!..I'll keep going..
I Love your idea Susan!.. Xx

Fiona said...

I agree with others.. keep going... I love that affect ...
Hugz

Sue W ♥ said...

the ric rac looks great especially for a retro look that your after, I would stick with it

Susie said...

Just gorgeous

Chookyblue...... said...

I like the ricrac too.......what ever you decide....
an extension for catarat surgery........got to be kidding..........LOL..........I know you area a wizz and night owl........you would have enough time to get mine done too.......

Seriously hope the second eye went well or you..........

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

I like the rickrack. I'm on your side for the extension....just saying! Hope all goes/went well. Canadian well-wishes!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Ric Rac is a great idea Lea...I like the thinner blue...but a mix of both would look good too...hope your eyes are healing well...