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........

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hello Part One!

After MUCH procrastination over fabric selection, and then even more delays choosing threads, I finally made a start on Part One of our lovely new stitchalong.


I started with a layer cake of Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille, and built on my fabric selections from there. As a lot of my projects do, it morphed into a combination of red, aqua, pink and apple green, with a little burnt orange and navy thrown in for good measure :)


Was it wishful thinking to stitch "2015" do you think?


My outline stitching is all done in DMC 803, which I'm going to have to stock up on! I've used almost a whole skein just on Part One....yikes!


Feels great to be up-to-date...maybe now I can put together a project featuring my Christmas stitchery? I really have no idea what to make with it...a cushion perhaps? A gift bag? Or maybe use it as a centrepiece for a tablerunner? Best get my thinking cap on!

TTFN
Susan (aka suzitee)
www.stitchscrapsew.blogspot.com

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

great blocks Suzitee......YES you will get this finished in 2015....
goodluck with your Christmas project.......

Susie said...

I just ADORE your fabric choice. I don't think you can ever go wrong with B&C. Look forward to seeing more. I haven't cut into any of my B&C as they are reserved for other projects I'm yet to start. Can't wait to get a scrap tub of just B&C.

Susan said...

The hardest part is deciding which lot of fabrics - they look great. 2015 it is!!! (???)

FIONA said...

All your colours are wonderful and bright !

Fiona said...

going to be wonderful.... I always find choosing the fabrics take ages too...
Hugz

Pinnylea Creations said...

Wow they're gorgeous, great work x

Maria said...

Great choice of fabrics.. Your blocks look lovely in Miss Kate..

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Your fabrics look fantastic!.. I look forward to seeing the finish!!

Sue W ♥ said...

such happy looking blocks....yummo

Jindi's Cottage said...

Loving your fabric/colour choices Susan, already looking fabulous...