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. It may be just me – I don’t embroider – but isn’t an embroidery pattern just line art? By having the picture up there, isn’t that the same thing as having the pattern up there? (especially as you can see where the french knots etc. are.) Not trying to be rude/difficult/or anything, but just curious (as I don’t know much about the subject).

  2. What a cute pattern. I just came across your site and love your SAL. I hope those that finish their projects will consider sharing it the upcoming Christmas Quilt Show (


  3. Hellooooo YESSSSSSSSSSS
    I would like to make your SAL….
    Thanks a lot

  4. très joli , merci beaucoup !

  5. Many thanks for your Christmas SAL, I join you and I will wait for Christmas like a child!!
    Cécile, France

  6. 18cms x 20 cms

  7. petit problème pour les instructions (anglais) – la taille de la toile doit être de combien pour commencer chaque bloc ? merci – bizzz

  8. Je trouve le projet super sympa, même si je ne sais pas si je le ferai cette année. En tout cas merci!
    I find the project very nice, although I do not know if I’ll do this year. Anyway thank you!(trad. google)

  9. Hello my dear…pssst. I tried to leave a comment on your stocking tut…with no success…love to have you over at my blog in dec for comfort and joy theme tuts…if you like that drop me a line ..x

  10. Hi!!! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!!! I join you now, if you agree.
    Thanks a lot! I´ll start the first block this evening.
    Kisses from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  11. je participe volontiers à ce sal , merci de m’inscrire et je suis très heureuse de broder ce modèle!!! alexandra

  12. me suscribo a sus boletines de noticias, me parece adorable bordado de primera y me fui a sal que usted sugiere, gracias por tu generosidad ……….
    geneviève78 Francia

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