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, December 31, 2017

Last minute December.....

Thank you Maria, whose latest post which reminded me to get myself busy and post my photo of December's block......

Happy New Year everyone!!

Made It !!

Just put the last few feather stitches onto my ginger bread person... sew my December Block is complete.....

Wishing you all A Very Happy , Healthy and Safe 2018

Hugz  Maria :)


Dezertsuz: December Block

Finished it today!

December - Susan Oh 2 Sew

Oops - almost the end of December and I haven't posted my December block - those two Quilt Police will be after me!!!   LOL

As I have mentioned before, this quilt will be for my eldest daughter and she had requested a few...well quite a few...design changes.   So the ginger bread man became a tree... I will add a star later.


I didn't stick to the "plan" when making this, so already had the bottom section of hearts and stars joined to the end pieces.  
In fact I haven't stuck to the plan at all as I have the house block started as well.
Since we were going to visit eldest daughter & husband (who live in Townsville) for Christmas this year - and it is the first time she has been away from Brisbane for Christmas, I joined the blocks I did have and took it with me so that she could enjoy it.

There is a lot to go and I need to unpick those seams - I did use a long stitch - but I'm happy with how it's coming along.
Certainly a commitment to have it finished well before Christmas 2018.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December Tick

I've been enjoying some down time and finishing some stitching.

So happy to be keeping up with this beautiful project and looking forward to the next 2 blocks.

Monday, December 25, 2017


I'm posting my November and December blocks without patchwork for now just to show my progress. Embroidery on January and the center stars is progressing, I should be caught up by the end of January...

AKA Mama Bear

Friday, December 22, 2017

Susan: October Block

I'm not yet finished, but I have the stitching part ready!

  I actually have now sewn the large squares on each side of this, but don't have a picture yet.

Friday, December 15, 2017

December's block

This months block is the ginger bread man.....

December is a very busy month for many of us ......

Wishing you all a very wonderful Christmas season and thank you for participating in our stitchalong... Just think - next year we can all hang up our lovely new quiilts...

Hugz from Fiona


Above is my October block, I think...
and below after it was sewn to the
other two....
Now see, I have my snowmen
butted up to each other and one is sideways?
I've taken all that out and am doing it correctly...
also had to piece my background after cutting it too small
I used a nativity because I believe..
and wanted to include the true reason for 

And below is the Penny Rug I made for 
my May project, right? 
I made this as a gift
and it is already in its new home.

I have done the embroidery for 
November and December
and plan to finish the applique
Mama Bear (Sammie)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

November Finish

While sewing has taken a backseat in November, I did finish this block during the month but hadn't gotten around to sharing.