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........

Saturday, February 7, 2015

January, pattern, shopping and February prepped.


I was sure I had posted these photos back in mid January when I took off on my holiday, but perhaps I didn't. I got in and prepped January's stitchery. And I was lucky enough to have my pattern arrive before I left as well. 

With my main fabrics taken from my drawer of saving for a special project. I've decided on 2 Riley Blake designs and I'm still not sure about the little moda roll. 

Once in Melbourne the stitching and the shopping for backgrounds began, after about 7 different shops. Yes Chooky I shopped well for all these luscious backgrounds.


I then finished my January stitching. I'm thinking it will be a runner, but saving that completion for another day. I squeezed in a couple of runners as well, teaching a friend how to quilt and bind.

Just a days shopping...this was Milrose cottage in. Ballan Victoria. What an amazing place

And then there was today's, rest and recovery, I've come home from my holiday 2 days ago and spent the best part of it resting from flu like symptoms, today, I've watched 2 movies and managed to apliquick all my January prices ready for a sewing night next week. Feeling accomplished.




7 comments:

Susan said...

WOw - you have made a lot of progress.

Love Bears All Things said...

You're looking good. I did the date but so far the basket and flower have been disasters.
Mama Bear

Sue W ♥ said...

wow I am exhausted just reading this, no wonder you came back feeling unwell, rest up and do lots of stitching

Marlene said...

Hi Sonia, your stitching and colours look amazing! Great work.

Sonia said...

Thanks girls, off to sewing tonight, hope to get a few of the pieces stitched on. I'm learning to love the apliquick method. As I'm working on my Lynette anderson quilt at the same time. (Kate, I'm trying to get at least the top done on our deal)

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm sure you suffered well going to all those patchwork shops....looking good...

Pinnylea Creations said...

You're putting me to shame...the fabrics are just gorgeous x