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, October 10, 2017

October Finish

Wow...even shocked myself that I have October block done. It helped that I had the perfect Christmas Postcard fabric and could fussy cut a card. A quick stitch Sunday night and ...


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Been on Retreat

Nothing like a few days away on retreat to catch up on a stitch a long. 
I still have to do some embroidery on a couple of the blocks. 

This is a beautiful quilt to work on. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Susan- Dezertsuz: On the Last Day of September ...

I finished my Holly Cottage Christmas block!
 

  Here it is with the other blocks - can you see my mistake, other than doing everything backwards on each block? If not, I'm not telling you!
 

  And sewn together with the corner block:
 

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Made It !!!!

Put the finally stitches in my Blocks for Sept this morning.....



Now I hope to make a start on next months and not have to rush to finish..

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

https://maria-lifeontheblock.blogstop.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September Block

I finished up September's block today....As you can see, I've done the heart and stars instead of the one with the three stars...I don't think it really matters as they're the same size....

 I have the smaller star and heart blocks ready to applique so I'll take them on my upcoming trip....I've decided to copy Susan and do a nativity instead of the post block...it won't have very much embroidery so I should have that one finished before the end of October..
Happy Stitching,
Sammie
Mama Bear

Monday, September 25, 2017

August Block

My August block is done - more work in this block than you would think.  September's almost done - so back soon. Cheryl



Sunday, September 17, 2017

August September Caught Up

Happy to be on a roll ... I have managed to catch up with my blocks in good time.

August


September 


So far...


Loving this project and all the beautiful blocks being shared on the blog, thank you.

TWO MORE READY TO STITCH …….

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I need more weekend…..!!!!