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, May 18, 2017

Hello from Cloncurry, NW Queensland

Hello,
I'd like to introduce myself.
My name is Sharon, my blog is Motherdragon's Musings.  I have been quilting since 2000, taking a three year break in 2009, when I went back to full-time study.

I was working full-time until recently,  but due to health issues, I have had to give up work, still trying to adjust to this. Apart from health issues, my memory is going.

I am a Mumma to two grown-up kiddos. These kiddos have kiddos of their own.  Daughter has two boys. Son has one daughter and a new bubba due 6 August. Do not know what colour quilt to make, so may wait until it is hatched!!

But I am going to sew like a dervish while I can.

My lovely book arrived the other day, just before I had to go to Brisbane to see a specialist, but when I was down there, I purchased these fabrics for my quilt, the light does not do justice to the colours.

These two are for the outer border.

These are for the applique and patchwork squares.  The blue is actually green.

These ones I found in my stash, never knew I had so many Christmas fabrics.

More from my stash

So now I will be pressing them, it will probably take close to a millennium to iron all these pieces of fabric,  some are good sized scraps, some are fat quarters, some are yardages.

I also purchased some more cream fabric to do the appliqué on.

Still have two weeks of May left to choose a small project, will look into that over a cuppa very soon.

9 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Sharon,
Nice to meet a new blogging friend.
You have some lovely christmas fabrics there and it will be great to watch your progress in the Sew -A-Long..

I am said...

Hi Sharon lovely fabrics you have chosen this stitcha long will be so much fun xx

Narelle said...

Hi Sharon, always nice to meet a fellow Queenslander 😊

Susan said...

Hi Sharon - from another (sort of) Queenslander...I live here but I'm a Mexican! (Sydney)
Great looking fabrics - I haven't thought about a border yet...will just have to wait and see how mine develops....I could go for a pieced border and help reduce the stash.

Fiona said...

Sharon its lovely to meet and read a bit about you.... i looked up on the map and we are so far away since Qld is so big..... thank goodness for the internet to keep us in touch. I love your fabrics its going to make a lovely quilt...
Hugz

desertskyquilts said...

Heya from up over! I enjoyed seeing the fabrics you've chosen. I'm still dithering! I know what I want, I just can't find it. I may have to give up and go traditional. LOL Yours are going to work beautifully together. I'm sorry about your health issues, but you seem to have a good attitude about it, and that's the best medicine. After missing my doctor's appt. this afternoon for a nap, my doctor would probably disagree, but I think memory is over-rated. =)

Raewyn said...

It's lovely to get to know you Sharon, and see your nice pile of fabrics. Hope you have fun with this SAL :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

welcome...it is fun to do these projects with a group...lovely fabric...I have to dig out some of mine soon....joined late and waiting for my book.
Mama Bear

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Hi Sharon, you've chosen lovely fabrics! Looking forward to getting to know you better xx