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, October 31, 2013

Sewing stitchery

I'm so late but I loooove thei stitchery in brrown!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Another one down, one to go ...

Look Chooky!!  I got my 23rd block finished!!!

I was working on this block, little by little over the course of last week, since finishing off my 'sewing' block.  For some reason I enjoyed the needleturn over the stitchery this time, lol, which felt like it was taking forever *wink* ... especially all that hair!!! *giggle*

I've drawn up some ideas for my last block, but not quite decided yet.  I'm thinking I'll either go with my original choice of wine & cheeses, or my new option: gymnastics (I did it for eleven years from a young age, coached littlies for several years, and now my daugther has been going for over 3 years!!  I LOVE watching it, and often find myself scrutinising the gymnasts as a judge would, lol!).

I'm going to give myself a couple of days to mull over the ideas, and start on the cutting for a pieced quilt for my bed I've been wanting to make for a couple of years while I decide ... I also have WIPs, UFOs and USOs (Un-Started Objects *wink*) to sort through and organise, amongst other things this week.

Have a crafty kinda week xx

Now It's Done

After all the ups and downs of the thread issue - the silk one I ordered was totally different to the cotton one one but still nothing like the original - I have finished the heart and appliqued it on.
I used some plain threads and swapped colours a lot.  I was lucky in that the variegated thread had long lengths of each colour - so it was easy enough to blend in.

What a fun year it has been - I have certainly made things I wouldn't normally have chosen to make - but none of them were so onerous that it was a chore - and we have all had a lot of fun along the way.

As always I learnt things along the way - including that it doesn't always pay to pre-prepare things in advance - since your ideas might change as you go along.

Thanks everyone for all the fun & friendship - it is always good to see how you put your interpretation on a project - some stick to the project and follow the colours and some go way away, but in the end it needs to be what you like and what you want to end up with.

Again, a huge hug and thank you to Chookyblue and I will lend my voice to the group cry "Can we do it again...PLEASE"

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Needle Case - Tick

Life has been pretty hectic but I did manage to get my needle case finished a few weeks ago, but forgot to blog about it........ story of my life at the moment.

I did get my June pincushion finished,
 I posted it on my own blog but forgot to put it on here - sorry ladies!
I have really enjoyed being part of the SAL journey, I only had to use one pass (July hexie bag). I haven't been as active in my participation as I would have liked - study has been getting in the way. However if Chooky was to do it again next year - then please count me in!
No study for me next year.   
I would also like to show off my SKoW quilt that is finished. I love it!!!!

Thankyou to the talented Belinda Betts for her wonderful quilting
 - it really makes the quilt pop!
Thankyou to everyone for sharing this journey, I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations of the projects.
Take Care - Ann x

Thank You

Thank You Chooky for providing this opportunity. Just thought I would share my projects in total.    

Friday, October 4, 2013

MIA - well in UK atm

Well done to all those ladies who have completed their projects. I ran out of time with organising my market goodies before we left for overseas last weekend. I have them at the top of my list of things to do when we return in November.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sorry girls

I didn't make it.
Life got in the way.
Maybe another time.

Anyway thank you all for the company and the cheering along the path.
Hope to see you again somewhere in Cyberspace.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Better Late Than Never

I have completed my needle case, a little late, but Oh well.... Sewing should be stress less....

Thank you Chooky for a great stitch along. This is the first one I have ever done and it did make me get motivated to finish projects. I have completed them all and given some away as gifts already.
It was also a great way to complete more than one project out of those beautiful books.  thanks for organising it for us.

 Thank you to all the ladies who participated , I have enjoyed looking at your stitching and  seeing your  creativity in  each project.      Happy Stitching.

Off to a good start... should never leave things to the last minute.

I have tried to use mostly fabrics deigned by Anni

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I'm stitching!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm stitching!!!!!!!!! Very slowly, I know, like a turtle, but I'm stitching!!!!!!!!!!