Christmas SAL is starting today!

Well, here it is. The first block is available today on my blog for the SewHappy Christmas Sewalong (SAL). Yippee! I bet you can’t wait to get started.

Christmas Stitchery Block

(No longer available free, but you can purchase the complete pattern in my Pattern Shop)

Remember each pattern will only be on the blog for one week (two weeks for first pattern only). So, remember to check in each Friday and download your pattern. If you miss a pattern I am sorry but I will be unable to e mail any patterns out. I’m afraid it involves too much work and eats into my sewing time. Heaven Forbid!  But the complete pattern will be available in my Pattern Shop in November.*

If you are worried that you might forget, and if you haven’t already done so, may I suggest you register to become a subscriber or follow with RSS or Google Friend Connect (all located on right hand side bar). Then you will always receive a notification of when I add each new pattern to my quilting blog and it will serve as a gentle reminder.

If you are on Twitter you might like to follow me there too. I do tweet away about bits and bobs as I am sewing. It allows me to give you extra small bits of info that isn’t always on my blog. You can follow me on Facebook too. Again, I sometimes publish different bits and pieces. Such a busy girl. Always multi-tasking!

Also, I particularly wanted to say that I have been overwhelmed, overjoyed and yes, overstressed with the huge response that I have had to this SAL. I reckon I have had nearly 1000 participants sign up now. To begin with I began by answering all your e mails, but after about 100 emails I became so behind and just couldn’t keep up. So, apologies if you didn’t here from me. However, I DID read them ALL and I so enjoyed all your comments.

I am still adding participants names, so don’t worry if yours hasn’t appeared yet. I am also adding the links of the participants who have blogs. There are so many of you! I really do recommend you click on the links at Participants List and take a look. There is a tremendous amount of inspiration there. Don’t worry if some of them aren’t in your language. The photos speak for themselves and also many of them have a translation button for you to translate it to your language. Sorry, I am no longer adding names to the list. There are just too many and I cannot keep up. However, this does not mean you cannot take part. Just remember to visit each Friday and download the pattern.

I was amazed at the amount of different countries that you are all from. How wonderful! Lots of Spanish speaking participants I see. Excellent practice for my Spanish. You will see that I have tried to add a couple of messages that I think are important in Spanish. Hope my Spanish is good enough!

Un mensaje en español – ¡ Bienvenidos a mi SAL ! Los patrones son gratis. Necesitas mirar en mi blog cada viernes para los patrones. Es importante que miras cada viernes porque cada patron esta solo allí por una semana. Possible es mas facil para ti si te apuntas en mi blog porque entonces cada viernes tienes una notificación. Disfruta!

Anyway, I must dash now. I have to write up instructions for the final month of the SewHappy Quiltalong. Yes, don’t worry Quiltalongers, I haven’t forgotten you! Hasta luego!

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  1. Mickaëla Quinn says:

    Thanks! I love Christmas designs!

  2. Hei!
    Love this.I have just startet to test, if stitchery is something for me. I`m going to try your blocks.
    Hugs from Norway

  3. chantal paris says:

    bonjour c’est de Paris que je vous ecris et que je participe a vos s a l de noel
    merci et a bientot chantal

  4. Arrivée ici grâce à Jubama, j’imprime le 1er bloc, et je voudrais m’inscrire pour le sal!!!
    Merciiiii beaucoup

  5. Muchas gracias por compartirlo, me encanta. Ya he empezado con él.

  6. muchas gracias, esta misma tarde comienzo,

  7. Hola! he terminado el bloque n° 1. Revísalo en

  8. I started block #1 on Sunday, just about done. It is an awful thing when you have to go to work and can’t keep sewing. I am enjoying working on this block can’t wait for number #2. Have a good evening. Helen

    Potsdam New York USA

  9. I have completed Block 1, and shown it on my blog. I think it’s gorgeous, thanks so much.

  10. I am a new follower …..I’m a teddy bear collector and have at least 1 teddy bear in every room. I luv to quilt and a lot of my quilts include embroidery blocks. Your Christmas Stitchery Banner is darling and I will definitely be stitching your blocks for the next 8 weeks. Thanks so much for sharing your designs….please stop by my blog and see what I am working on…..would luv for you to come for a visit…(o:
    Hugs from Michigan USA

  11. Thank you so much for pointing that out. I have now amended the link. Wow! There are so many names! Remember to check out the participants blogs. They are fun!

  12. Hello Dear

    The link you put in “TO BE” the participants list is not the link to that – but direct to your shop.. Hope to see you getting the right link to the list to se who is with us in the list – and find some new inspiration
    Hope you get it fixed..
    Hugs from Lone
    In Dennmark

  13. Thank you very much for the wonderful SAL. I’m ready with block 1.

  14. Thank you for the lovely stitchery. i want to join the sewalong.

  15. Thank you for this beautiful block.
    I´m a follower to you blog now, happy I found it *smile*
    I´ll blog about this great SAL, you arre welcome to visit my blog too.

  16. Merci, merci…

  17. What a sweet first block! thank you from Michigan!

  18. Merci , merci!… Trop joli ce père Noël!…
    A bientôt!

  19. Thank you for this first bloc !!!

  20. Just read about the sewalong on Vanessa’s site. I love the stitcheries and will be sewing along each week.

  21. Thank you!

  22. Thanks a lot for this block ! It is gorgeous ! I join you for this Sal with a great pleasure
    Kisses. Daphné

  23. Gracias por este primer envío!
    es realmente lindo este papa noel…
    Muy agradecida por darte el tiempo de traducir al español las instrucciones.
    Un abrazo y esta tarde comienzo mi redwork!

  24. thank’s a lot, this is beautiful… already on my ”to do” list

  25. Thank you. I have printed the pattern and instructions… hopefully mine will turn out okay. 🙂

  26. patty delia says:

    I am thinking that these may work out done up as Xmas stockings. My family has grown and expanded and its time for something new. Thanks for the patterns and I am starting #1 tonight!

  27. Muchas gracias…ya tengo el patron…que Dios la bendiga por su compartir tan desinteresado.
    Un abrazo

  28. merci beaucoup pour ce joli projet 🙂

  29. Superbe sal pour Noel ,,,J’aimerais bien participer,,,,,,MIREILLE

  30. Sandi Price says:

    He is so cute – can’t wait to get started stitching tonight.

  31. Thanks so much for this wonderful work!!!! I’m nervous!!! ;P
    Kisses from Barcelona

  32. Thank you very much, I am so happy with this SAL.

  33. Tout Chocolat says:


  34. Moldo bello! Grazie per il disegno.

    bacio nel cuore


  35. Thank you for this pretty SAL and for the first block. Good week end.

  36. Que bueno ya esta el primero y que bueno el comentario en español. GRACIAS!!!

  37. He is gorgeous, thank you. Guess what I’ll be doing this evening?

  38. Muchas gracias
    saludos desde México

  39. Anita dinamita says:

    Hello!! Thank you for sharing with us this beatifull project!! And thanks also for your spanish words, it is really kind of you.
    Lets go to start with this block!!
    Kisses from Spain!! Un abrazo
    Anita dinamita

  40. Muchas gracias. Es un detalle ese párrafo en español. Buen fin de semana.
    Saludos desde España

  41. Hola, Lesley! Muchas gracias! Me encanta el Bloque 1, es precioso! Ahora … a bordar! Que tenga un gran fin de semana!
    Un abrazo desde Neuquén, Argentina!

  42. Thanks for this block, have a nice day

  43. Muchas gracias!!!
    Saludos desde Costa Rica.

  44. Merci beaucoup pour ce 1er bloc, jen e vais pas prendre de retard

  45. Thanks so much!!!! And thank you for trying also to reach out in a language which is foreign to you. My first language is spanish but I can speak and write english too. I am just telling you this in case you ever need any help helping a spanish reader who needs assitance.
    Thanks for the cute stitchery! I love it!
    Greetings from Argentina!

  46. Hola!
    Que bello diseño! Mil gracias por el detallazo de escribir algo en español para las de habla hispana.
    Me llevo el botón. Trataré de hacerlo a la par de ustedes.
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!

  47. Here we go!!!!!!! thanks so much for this wonderful (but simple!!) work!!!!! hugs from Madrid (Spain)

  48. Thanks a lot for this first block ! Very cute !
    Hugs from France,

  49. Started!!!

  50. Hello! I’ve seen that there are a lot of Spanish speakers in this SAL, including me 🙂 If you need any help with translating something, or just want me to write something in Spanish for you, just let me know and I’ll be glad to collaborate in such a beautiful activity you are organizing.
    Please feel free to email me in case you need a hand with Spanish 🙂
    Thanks for letting us make this wonderful SAL.
    Greetings from Argentina,

    Celes 🙂

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