Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tis the season SAL -- about time...........

I suppose I'm alot like many of us, I keep meaning to 'do this and that' and when you actually get around to it - five or so months have passed!! One of these moments relates to the 'Tis the season stitch-a-long organised by the wonderful Chooky. I completed my stitcheries for this SAL a while ago but had to wait for my machine to get serviced and then ended being lucky enough to receive a new (beautiful) machine from my family for Mothers day/birthday (and then work out how to use it).

So, with hubby away and two of the three kids at their grandparents it was time to get the cutting mat and the new baby (machine) out. Its amazing how busy I thought I was when we only had one child! Now I can actually get some craft done with only one child at home to take care of!

With this stitch-a-long we are supposed to do two a month but when I'm on a roll I really have to run with it!!


I did muck up one block putting it together so I unpicked it all then I realised I had also mucked up another which I decided to keep.

Suprisingly I also found some time to stitch them all together.


I'm really happy with the result - I wasn't sure how the colours were going to all come together........... I had only six colours in the original batch of fabric and had to locate another .25m of some more of the range.


Now to border and bind!

Happy Stitching all
Susie

5 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

wow once you got going you flew...........super effort.....the blocks look fantastic together........can't wait to see your next update...

rosie said...

Just lovely... keep going girl...

Shiralee Stitches said...

I like the fun fabrics....I have just completed my last block too...gotta take a piccie....glad you got 'on a roll'....maybe you could organise a regular visit to the Grandys for the kids???!!!.....hehe

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

These are beautiful... I love the fabrics you have chosen.... I still have a couple of blocks to do.....
Enjoy your Sunday....
Hugz

Julie said...

So very cute! Thank you for visiting my blog you should give the lucy doll a try. She was fun to make and my little granddaughters just loved her!