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........

Sunday, July 31, 2011

TTS blocks-July.

3 more blocks & I'm done Stitching....

Borders on two of my blocks for my green version of 'Tis the Season

Finally got some borders on the blocks.  I have bought more variegated yarn, so will be able to get back to stitching the blocks - only 3 to go.

Not sure whether to stick to these two colours or put more greens in.  Haven't had the chance to look at how other greens will work.  I'm happy with the look of these two.

Green has never been my colour, so this has been a challenge.  I think it will look ok!


Getting there slowly .......

Here are my June blocks finally....... and I'm getting through July's ones too.  Hopefully July will be done before the end of August. lol   

I'm loving all the wonderful colour combinations and even finished quilts already! Wow, they are looking great.  Keep up the great work everyone!

Happy stitching.................... Nicky

TTS July Blocks Finished on Time!!!!!

Go Me!!!!! I have caught up....WooHoo!

A partridge in a pear tree.....

Santa's Boots....Too Cute! *Grin*
Sure feels good to be caught up and not be behind.....
Until next time, Happy Stitching


Saturday, July 30, 2011

All done

All of the blocks and finished quilts are looking amazing.
Here are my July blocks

All the Blocks are Stitched

Now, I just have to put them together. Hopefully, this week.

July Blocks in the nick of time....

July blocks are done!!! That's all 12 blocks finished and now I can start to put this little quilt together!!! Happy Days!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Almost finished!

Its been quite cool at night so to keep my fingers
busy I have almost finished 'Tis the Season'
All my blocks are stitched and all I need to do
is assemble and quilt it. I did tweak a few as my hubby
is not very kind with anything to do with Father Christmas
So I changed any blocks with reference to him. 
I was pleased and hubby quite likes it...
At least he won't complain with it hanging up for a few months a year...LOL.
 I am thinking of hand quilting it like the original but may machine stitch it yet!

Thanks Chooky for the push to get this finished...he he
 Now to finish my Gardeners Journal...
before you post another lovely stitchery quilt...hint hint. 

Happy Stitching All!
 Hugs Dawn x x x

Progress on TTS July Blocks

At night on the lounge I am getting some
 stitching done on my July blocks.....

I have joined 2 complete rows together.....
Starting to get a bit excited about how
 it will look all pieced together.....
It will also be good to be caught up!!!!
Until next time, Happy Stitching


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Four more blocks....

I have finish my "June" blocks.

July blocks...

Anyway, happy quilting,


Woohoooo finished.....

I have been looking at all the great blocks and quilts, boy so amazing in different colourways.... well done girls.
Here is my big finish....... I'm so happy with it too.

You can just see my album but if you pop over to my blog you will see all the pages and yes its still waiting for me to find piccies to put in it but they will be in before christmas.... I promise.....

Look at this ... label and all......

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more finishes soon.

July Blocks

My July blocks finished, already stitching August cause I can't wait to get it finished. I have really enjoyed doing this, thanks chooky for organising it
Sue S

July Blocks Done!

I must have been really organise this month! I finished my July blocks last week. *grin* I've also finished stitching the last block, just need to sew on the borders. Here's my July Blocks and the 11 up on a layout sheet.

Phew....they are all completed now...a little late in posting though.

I know you all appreciate the neck exersises...admit it...you really do!! LOL  In all seriousness I am sorry...I just cannot figure out how to turn these around on themy blog.  I turn them around in 'my pictures' but they revert back when I add them to the blog.....argh!!! I have even recieved a few 'tips' from others on how to fix this but it's not happening!  Maybe it's a Canadian thing...eh!
A little late, but believe it or not I finished stitching all my blocks in May.  I have just been a little overwhelmed with life right now so getting them onto my blog has been delayed.  But here they are!  Ta...da...including August.  I thought I had better post them now while I was in 'post-mode'.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this stitch-along.  Thank you Chookyblue!  I will post my finished top once I have it all together...that will be on my next PMS (Potluck, Munchies & Sewing!!!)day at Quilters Cupboard.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So Close

I have spent the last few nights under the heater stitching my
TTS blocks, today I have one lonely block to stitch.

and the other blocks now look like this

just waiting for the top row to be joined and borders.

Look Chooky I am all caught up xx

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update for Me!

Here's a photo of the 2nd set of 12 blocks I've made for quilt #2. My little helper (as you can see) was trying to get in the limelight again! At least he seems to be feeling well enough to get involved!

My first quilt is going along nicely. I probably have about another 2 hours of hand quilting to do and then I can get the binding done. My hope is that I'll have it finished to enter it in my local show in 3.5 weeks. Should have plenty of time between now and then to get it done!

Hot July Greetings from Finland

Lately I have seen here many, many beautiful TIS blocks
and already 
so many finished TIS quilts...
You are amazing, my Stitching Friends!
 So I would like to show you my progress.

Although it's all too HOT and it's uncomfortable to hold needle with sweaty fingers...

... I 'struggled' and both of July blocks are finished;)

 ... and all my blocks photographed together;)))

I'm ready - August!
See you then;) 
- with greetings Satu -

Monday, July 25, 2011

July blocks

Finally dredged up a little mojo to add the borders to July's blocks. Hopefully the mojo will stay a while so i can finish other things. :)
Happy Stitching,

9 Blocks for my second quilt

At the Friday Night Sew In I worked on my second quilt for 'Tis the Season.  Unfortunately, I ran out of the variegated thread I'm using, so luckily, The Gardener's Journal Blocks were on hand.  Progress so far:

I love the background for this one.  Fabric from Homespun and Beautiful.  I think it adds so much interest, but it's still background.

Completed blocks for my second quilt - hoping they stand out a little more with borders.  Haven't even looked at fabric for this yet - have to raid my stash.  Hoping to get some time this week.

Work in progress on The Gardener's Journal Quilt.  The two blocks in the middle of the photo have been completed.  

The centre block from the quilt.  This is another part of my work for the Friday Night Sew In.

Some progress - just very slow!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's A Top...

After living with the sewn blocks pinned up on the wall for a couple of weeks, waiting for what to do about borders to come to me, my TTS is now a top...
I added a 1/2" inner border to bring the gold into the borders, break up the busyness of the two fabrics and eliminate the prospect of blo blending into the Next decision will be what colour thread to use for quilting...will have to live with the top for a while until it makes a decision on what it should be...


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Light a candle for Norway

My thoughts and prayers go to our Norwegian participants and readers hoping that you and your families are safe.


Finished quilt top

Yay!  I have finished my top and I absolutely love it.  I pieced the inner border scrappy as I was working with fat quarters.  Mark me off for my finished top Chookyblue! On to quilting and binding!

Leaskdale, Ontario Canada

Friday, July 22, 2011


Hello girls , so I've finished my TTS. It was just great to be part of  this group. Thanks  a lot. and I'll be waiting for our next project. Hugs from rainny rainny Denmark. This is our Summer. Hugs Rosane

Getting closer...

Only one month to go...and how quickly has this year gone?

Here are my blocks for July...

I was feeling a little sad that it will soon be all over...BUT cheered myself up by ordering Some Kind of Wonderful, the beautiful new Stitch-a-Long project book! I have the perfect stack of fat quarters sitting on my desk, all ready to make a start when Chooky says the word... how exciting!

So...who's in for the next one?


Susan (aka suzitee)