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, March 5, 2018

A quilt finish.....


I had hoped not to have to put this post up just yet......

In early December Lyn contacted me to let me know that she was sadly going to pull out from the Stitch-a-long for health reasons.  She was a bit sad as she had bought the fabrics and particularly had wanted to make it for her family.

A few of us said we would make it happen....... so we did.  I am sorry I didn't open it up widely but Lyn wanted her privacy so she could concentrate her time with her family, and we needed to work to a tight deadline.  Thanks to Michelle and Raewyn for putting down all your other stitching and doing beautiful blocks.

We did make it... got it sent back to NZ,  Lyn received it last week and I heard from a friend she was thrilled with it.

I am very sad to say that Lyn passed away on Saturday......  I know several of you will have known her bloggily and through swaps..... I received a wonderful folder cover from her one year through the SSCS swap, which I treasure and use.

RIP Lyn - your quilt was made with love....  and I'm sure you will all agree that her choice of fabrics was just perfect... it looks wonderful.





Our love and condolences to her family and friends

10 comments:

I am said...

oh Fiona this post has me crying ,how wonderful that you girls made her dream come true,may you rest in peace Lyn and may your family remember you lovingly as they snuggle under your special quilt.xxxx

Susan said...

Oh my gosh - how sad - but how wonderful that it arrived in time. Wonderful effort by you Michelle and Raewyn.

Sue2sew said...

What lovely words, Fiona. I had the pleasure of seeing Lyn last Tuesday and seeing the thrill she was getting from this wonderful quilt. We are all going to miss Lyn with her beautiful smile and hearty laugh as she stitched along with us. RIP Lyn. Xx Sue

Maria said...

Such sad news , how nice you were able to make the quilt for Lyn.
I am pleased to also have a beautiful note book she covered and sent to me in a swap. I use it all the time and will treasure it even more now.
My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for her family and friends' loss of a beautiful woman. Your efforts to complete her quilt made a beautiful gift to her and to her family. It's wonderful, and she had it in time. Condolences to all who lost her friendship and love.

Susie said...

Oh that is so incredibly sad to read. I'm so very sorry. Sincere condolences to her family.

Lin said...

I am so sad to read this but well done everyone for making the quilt happen for Lyn. xx

Narelle said...

A perfect example of the bonds of friendship stitched with needle and thread and embellished with hearts of gold 💖

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh my... my heart goes out to her friends and family. How wonderful that she got the quilt in time and her family has it to remember how much she was loved by her bloggy friends... xx

Chookyblue...... said...

I was so sad to hear of Lyns passing.............she has been a blog friend for many years......and a great friend over the ditch.........