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........
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hello from Susan (oh2sew)

While we are waiting for the real fun to begin - I think it's a great idea to have some introductions.

Like Fiona, I know many of you from previous Stitch-A-Long projects - and you may have seen me cracking the whip on a few occasions in the earlier projects on behalf of Chookyblue.

I couldn't resist supporting Fiona, Raewyn and Michelle, so I am joining in too.
I am only using my Christmas stash.  I will be taking a few short cuts (sorry to Michelle...but there are only so many hours in a day and far too many projects....)
I've included a picture of the Christmas stash here 


- it will be interesting to see if it is any reduced after this quilt is made...I suspect not.

Status:I have the fabrics sorted, I have copied the pages ready for tracing and I'll sort threads as I go.

A brief bio:

Originally from Sydney, now living in Brisbane, Queensland.
(1 DH, 2 DDs, one dog, one cat)
Started on the patchwork trail in about 1984...some of my stash must be that old!!
I have many UFOs - although over a 2 year period I was able to finish off at least 24...the ones left need a fair amount of work, so they are slower to finish.
I am still in paid employment - work seriously hinders my crafting journey....and since I blog, belong to 3 sewing groups and find it hard to say "no"...(to patchwork things)....I have far too many things on the go all at once.   I know that is not unusual.
My blog is here...in case you want to look, but it has been a bit neglected of late.

Welcome to you if you haven't joined in a Stitch-A-Long before - the group motivation is very helpful and the monthly timetable really will help to keep you on track....well that is the plan anyway.


The Countdown is on . . . 16 sleeps....







7 comments:

Fiona said...

I feel lucky you are one of the bloggers I have got to know in real life.... looking forward to seeing what you do with all those pretty fabrics...

Hugz

Narelle said...

Hi Susan, it's comforting to hear other quilters admit to many UFOs 😆
Loooking forward to beginning.

Maria said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Michelle's Christmas quilt come together with your stash Susan..
This is the third Stitch -A-Long I've joined. Such fun sewing along with others and encouraging each other to keep on track..

Was great to meet you and the other Sunday Stitchers when hubby and I visited Qld....

desertskyquilts said...

Nice Christmas stash! I should look at mine again. Surely I can make it work, even if it isn't my mental image right this minute. I look forward to seeing what shortcuts you take, though. I know I spent most of my life working, but now I don't remember how I balanced that with all the quilting I did. LOL Maybe I slept less? Good luck with finding stitching time.

Susan said...

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Raewyn said...

I bet you will find some real treasures in amongst your Christmas stash... I look forward to seeing your version of the quilt :-)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Using your stash will be lovely! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out xx