.... I am sure you remember that a few weeks ago I had an idea - an idea to start a Christmas Ornie Blog. Well, I have been very pleased by the response to this, lots of lovely bloggers have decided to join in the fun at the Christmas Ornie SAL 2015 blog. (By the way, it is not too late to join this SAL blog, if you wish - just leave me a comment letting me know).
Now, I love these sort of blogs, you have all month to stitch a little something on a theme. I find that it really focuses me and makes me so much more productive each month with my craft.
So ..... I was thinking.... and thinking .... and thinking .... and I came up with the idea for two more SAL blogs. Oh no! Or maybe Oh Yes!
Idea Number One: An Americana SAL.....
I love what I call Americana stitching or what is sometimes called by U.S. stitchers Patriotic stitching. We just do not seem to have that same sort of genre of designs here in Australia. I think my love of Americana began when I studied American history in Year 11, I still remember my textbook was called "From sea to shining sea". Let's see, that would be forty years ago now - lol! I learnt about the seven colonies, then the thirteen colonies and on it went - fascinating.
So, I found that I am drawn to stitching American designs, like Liberty Lane below:
Idea Number Two: A Prairie Schooler SAL.....
I am sure that most of you have heard the sad news for us that Prairie Schooler is closing down:
An era is ending, but I know that so many of us love Pamela and Nancy's designs and have lots of them in our stash. Surely enough to get us through a few more years of stitching - lol!
So, the idea with both of these SALs is that once a month (whenever we feel like it), we post our progress on our Americana and Prairie Schooler projects on the SAL blogs.
If you are interested in joining either or both of these SAL blogs, please just comment on this post and let me know - I only need one other person for each SAL to get going. They will be relaxed SALs, I promise but should be lots of fun!
I am hoping that you all think that these ideas are "OH YES" - please come join me!
- My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.