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!

SewAlong (SAL) starts tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday September 23rd) I will be publishing the first stitchery pattern for the SewHappy Sewalong. (SAL)

Peak of new sewalong

Wow! I have been overwhelmed by the response. I am so glad you like it.

So far we have around 600 participants and the numbers are continually rising. I have tried to make sure I have added all your names and blog addresses (and I am still adding them, so please be patient). Do take a look at all of the participants blogs if you have a chance. There is a great selection.

You will need to check into the blog each Friday to download the pattern. The pattern will only remain on the blog for one week. But, for the first week only, the pattern will stay on the blog for two weeks, just to give you a chance to get into the habit of calling in. If you miss the pattern I will be unable to email it to you. Sorry, but there are too many of you. However, I will have the pattern available in November in my pattern store. But, at the moment you are able to download it each Friday for FREE.

But, you must remember to stop by each week to print out your pattern. Every Friday for 8 weeks! There, that should keep you on your toes and inspire you to keep stitching. Yay! That means you will have it ready in plenty of time for Christmas.

So, just to remind you of what you will need so that you can start tomorrow.

Requirements for Christmas sewalong

Calico 7″ x 8″ and wadding (batting) 7″ x 8″. I have used a cotton wadding, which I prefer.

OK girls. Needles at the ready for tomorrow!

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