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....announced 1st January...........sign-ups taken from 1 Jan
Welcome.....Chookyblue........

Saturday, December 20, 2014

sewing case album..........

here are 33 gorgeous sewing cases from Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful book................
look down the left sidebar and you will find the album.............
Enjoy 
Chookyblue..........

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hexie album.......

Here's the next album.............in July we did hexie bags...........
"Chilly Penguin Hexagon Bag" from Tis the Season by Natalie Bird....
once again look down on the left sidebar..........
Enjoy.........
Chookyblue..........

Thursday, December 18, 2014

albums...........

wow............losing the plot in the second half of 2013 I just realised fiddling on the blog that I have not added the albums for the 2013 SAL June-Sept...............and going back saving the photos to the albums I realised just how good you girls are.....................
Wow you made some great projects there.............so i'll share a new album for the next few days..............
Today check out the new album - June Red Home Pincushions 
It's on the left sidebar down a bit.........scroll down and check it out.........
Enjoy
Chookyblue

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SAL planning..............

hello stitchers..........
I am planning for the SAL to start in February and finish about September..............
that gives you January to get yourself organised.........
sound ok?
is the teasing working well????
sorry I  just can't help myself............lol...........and no use trying to get info out of Susan who helps me on the blog as I am it is a surprise for her too........

Chookyblue

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Binding time....

Today I need to finish a long overdue job...the binding on my angel story quilt!!! The lovely quilting was done by the gorgeous Fiona !!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Finished the pin cushion for June

Just having a look at the list for 2013 and I've realised that I've completed the June pin cushion without having posted a pic. Silly me. I will have to rectify that. And now that we are finally on holidays and dance concert is finished for another year, I can have a look at where I'm at for the other projects. 

A long break for me, too

I finished the top of the Anni Downes Quilt just in the nick of time. And that's where that has stayed. I have completed lots of sewing since, but it's involved costumes, costumes and more costumes.

I've pondered several times how best to get my quilt quilted and, therefore, used. I'd love to hand quilt but know that this is just realistic.

Finally an answer - for Christmas I have acquired a quilting frame that I can attach my machine to. Can't wait to try it out. The SAL quilt won't be my first but it will be done. Hoping for early in 2015 when my son's 21st is over.

Very exciting. And looking forward to hearing Chooky's news of the new SAL for 2015. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

cleaning up..............

Hi Girls
thanks for such positive feedback about running a 2015 SAL.......it's nice to know I will have some buddies.........no secrets revealed yet.......
will it be one project????? will it be many projects???????

If anyone would like to share projects they have finished but not posted here yet please do so ASAP.......or maybe pull an unfinished one out now that Christmas sewing is just about done and get it finished..............
In preparation for 2015 I will clear the slate and start with a new members list for 2015.........
probably wipe it clean about the 20th Dec.............

I do hope my partner in crime will support me again in 2015........so we can create mischief and merryment in blogland.......
Chookyblue..........