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........

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The eleventh hour

Didn`t think I was going to make it. Was having trouble downloading my pictures. So out came the info book. Have enjoyed these busy blocks plus have all the borders done now.

Thought I`d taken a good photo of my ribbon tapemeasure but doesn`t show in this shot. Oh well at least I`ve finished and joined with the rest. Loved how the pieced blocks balanced the block.

My best friends have shoes to match their outfits. Wonder where they are going! Maybe a quilt shop for more fabric!

All together so far. Mays blocks finished. The other borders are sitting on the ironing board waiting for me to attach. I am so pleased with how the colours are coming together. Starting to think what colour to bind my quilt with!
Well must finish this as today is our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and as hubby has just come in from night shift I will go and join him in the lounge.
                                         Happy Sitching everyone,till next month.

I am back again!!

It is a good feeling adding a strip to the quilt and seeing it all start come together! You then become eager to do more and more! Not only have I now caught up to May, but have done half of June and both July blocks! The bird and butterfly (July) blocks I did whilst I was in hospital with my son as they were smaller blocks and easier to pack in the bag!
Bye For Now

Edit Just realized that I still have the sun block to do for July block to be completed

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May blocks all done!

Just made it for May! Here are my May blocks all pieced.
 I have even managed to add the side border as well. Nice to be up to date with one of my ongoing projects!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sewing and Best Friends = May blocks

I have completed my May blocks.

Sewing Block

Best Friends

and together

and the strip for this month was sewn to the quilt last month.

Ladies, can you kindly mark me off for May :o)

It is a real buzz seeing every ones quilts come together. 
Keep up the great work ladies.

hugs, Sharon



Yesterday, we had a UFO Day at my place. Dianne and I kept Lynda on track, working on her Gardener's Journal quilt.
Is that cheering I hear from western NSW?


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


My new shoes (couldnt resist them) and my latest block.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Back Again...

Very pleased to have another strip to add to my quilt for March and April

Hope to be back again soon with my May block...I only have to do the Sewing block as I have already done the Best Friends block.

Bye For Now

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Progress so far...

It feels good to finally add another strip to my quilt...the first one had been lonely for quite some time! Lol! Now I've completed Jan/Feb blocks I am keen to see how the next one will look next to it! I have already completed a few other blocks so hoping that it will start coming together a bit quicker now.

Hard to get a good pic, but here it is on my design wall

Love the daisy! I have finished the 'Best Friends' block also which is another one I love...then there is the shoes...okay I just love them all!lol! The only one I am going to change is the cat block, which I will make into a dog

A few blocks on my sewing desk ready to go for tomorrow!

Hope to be back again soon!

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Best Friends

My Best Friends block is complete
Although this one is getting made up into a cushion for my dear friend.... I've started a new one for my quilt.

Friday, May 25, 2012

I'm Still Here

Wow! It's been awhile since you heard from me! Life has been pretty crazy here in Michigan. I had to put my SKoW on hold until I finish some paid side projects (otherwise, no vacations or summer fun!).

On the bright side, I have my pieces cut out and should be able to dedicate myself full-time in about 3 weeks! Have to get my groove on so I'm not left out the next round! I've been reading all your posts and am still super motivated.

I told Ginger NO NEW PROJECTS until we get caught up!

Happy stitching and a safe, healthy Memorial weekend for all my American friends!



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Block progress

Decided to get out my SKOW box and
get some of the next lot all of the remaining blocks ready

I might have got a little carried away!
The 4 rows represent the monthly blocks for May, June, July and August.

I have now put the last three rows back in the box
 and am planning on getting the first row over the line 
to meet the end of May deadline.
Running out of time fast though.

I love seeing everyone's progress, keep up the great work.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SKoW flimsy

It took from 10am - 2:30 pm today but I did it,

I got my Some Kind of Wonderful quilt top


now I can start a new project while I decide how to quilt it.

I'll have a 'top' thanks Chooky or Kris :)


Spot the difference.....

I posted up my blocks the other day.....

It's great to have this blog to see others progress.... I would not have picked up that I hadn't 'finished' my blocks if I hadn't looked at others....

.... it does look better now....

Sew Close

I have been busy quilting my last 2 quilts so
not much work has been happening with my
SKoW quilt, until yesterday.

for me 2012 is my stash busting/UFO year.

I have knocked the UFO list off and have bought
VERY LITTLE in the way of fabric so all is going to plan


I really really want to start a new project, but until I have
my SKoW top done, I can't, so yesterday I sat at my sewing
machine, with Henrycat and Little House on the Prairie dvd's
 andhere is where I am up to

all my blocks are stitched and sewn into their rows,
I have 4 column sets to make and only then can I


Old Wooden Chair

Another finished Block.....
"Old Wooden Chair"
This is definately one of my favourite blocks as
I have quite a few old wooden chairs at my house.....
On our deck with the outdoor table....
On our deck near the BBQ.....
Just inside the front door......
In the Rumpus room for my bears.....
These ones in the dining room are not
old but made from old timbers.....
I picked this one up for Miss Molly's room....
I am going to paint it off white and recover the seat...
One Day!!!!! Ha ha!
And this one is in my little sewing space.....
There's a bit of dust on it beacause I have
been enjoying my hand stitching....
I will have to dust it off and get the mini quilts
stitched for my "Sewing Block"
Stitching night tonight with the sewing girls...Yay!
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another block and a special present

Another Block Done & Dusted
Now on to some special stitching
My dear friend that I work with is leaving and changing jobs
 She loved the fabrics I used in the cushion that I recently made for my Friends In Stitching Swap Partner, so instead of making the same cushion I thought I'd use this Best Friends block and turn it into a cushion for her.  Looks something like us "Dancing"  :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Blocks

Have finished stitching my May blocks and strip.

Sewing Block - There was a lot of work in this one!

Best Friends - so adorable!

My row

and the quilt so far - I love it!

It's such a gorgeous day today here!  I will be outside stitching my June blocks soon!  Don't you just love sitting outside in the sun stitching?

Lori, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada


Yes this is a person out there lagging way behind, but the end is in sight.
A few modifications.

My Sewing Block

I managed to get a bit of stitching finished on
my "Sewing Block" over the weekend....


I have cut out the mini quilts but have not
had a chance to sew them yet.....
I am liking how this block is turning out....
I will piece the mini quilts and then blanket stitch them on....

Until next time, Happy Stitching