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........

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Susan: Finally a January Finish!

This block is finished and joined into its row! Yay!
and the row:

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Oooooh.... it is exciting to start seeing the last of the blocks coming in...... how are you all doing?

This one has a lot more work in it hasn't it - perhaps we should have started with it?

Anyway, here is my cottage....  I loved doing all the different parts of it ....

... and true to my obsession I have sewn the block into it's row....

Next month will be easy for me... since they are already in rows..... 

Looking forward to seeing some more blocks... doesn't matter if they are from earlier months... it's not a race but to try and encourage us to finish our projects..

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Have a lovely day ....... 

Hugz from Fiona

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

January and February blocks

I forgot to post my 'Deck the Halls' for last month - not very becoming co-Hostess behaviour is it?
So here it is —

Oops just popped back to add this photo showing the block with the star and heart attached.
And also, below, my completed 'Cottage' block. Whew this one seemed to take me forever but well worth all those stitchy little details as I'm really happy with how it came up.
I may have even jumped the gun and put my blocks together...hmmm next post I might even be able to do a grand reveal?!!!
Happy stitches everyone! Don't forget we'd love to see your work even if you aren't following the schedule :-)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Susan-Dezertsuz: January Block Progress

Lest you think I have fallen off the earth, or quit, I wanted to show you that I did finish the ornament block embroidery. The rest won't take too long, it's just finding time. And then the cottage. I can't believe we're almost finished with this quilt!

Is there an idea for the next SAL? If no one has one, then please look at Val Laird's post here and see what you think. I would LOVE doing this one as an SAL. The pattern is in the magazine, and she will put it up in her Craftsy shop sometime in the next couple of months. Please forgive me if I've stepped on anyone's toes! I was so excited when I saw this quilt, and realized it would make a great SAL.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

January Block

I had finished the January Block awhile ago but I've been playing with some different sashings..

I think I like just one fabric for all sashings sew Michelle's lovely designs stand out.
What do you think ??

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria


Friday, January 26, 2018

January Block

Here is my January block along
with the two blocks before with
the patchwork sewn on...
Now, I'll have capital letters 
after my name.

Now, for the house block, then the borders.
I am liking the way this is looking.
Sammie, "Mama Bear"

Thursday, January 18, 2018

January - Susan Oh 2 Sew

Gosh - there is only one more block to go!   It doesn't seem that long ago we started on this SAL Quilt.

This month at least I stuck to the pattern - almost!

Happy Sewing!