Friday, January 25, 2013

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I adore Cottage Garden Samplings' designs. The designs are so 'happy' and fun. The new series of patterns released monthly is called My Garden Journal. Won't you join me and others in a stitch-a-long (SAL)? 

GOAL: We will start our SAL as soon as we get our first patterns. Your goal will be to post your progress at the end of each month starting February 2013. Even if you aren't finished, post your progress anyway here AND on your blog.

WHERE TO BUY: You will be able to find your first patterns in stores and online soon. A personal recommendation: Check out  There you will find an easy auto-ship option with FREE SHIPPING in the US. It's being offered as a pattern only, or you can find packages with fabric and threads included. Easy and simple.

GIVEAWAY BONUS:  I'm going to give away a little something to one of our SAL sisters, perhaps in February 2014.

TO JOIN: In order for you to post here, I have to add you as an 'author'. Please email me at ruparanoid2 at yahoo dot com  with your email address so I can add you. Also, be sure to follow this blog to see updates. *

MORE: Be sure to mention this SAL on your blog and invite your friends. We all need a little fun and stitching encouragement so the more, the merrier. Remember, it's not about speed, it's about fun. No deadlines. No pressure.

I love the journal idea for a fun display but feel free to finish your project however you wish. I will likely do mine individually as small pillows. I can't wait to see every one's stitching! 

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*To join this blog, please consider that you are agreeing to purchase from a needlework shop (of your choice), the patterns for the Cottage Garden Samplings 12 month series entitled My Garden Journal designed and copyright protected by Cottage Garden Samplings.

NO copyright infringements are allowed and immediate expulsion from this group will result if found that copyrights have been broken.


  1. Hi Parsley, would love to join friend but I am not a stitcher, wish I was......Sounds like fun, Enjoy, Francine.

  2. Oooh, I love this! I especially love the journal idea, "count" me in!!!

  3. Count me in. These designs are just lovely. I sent in the request for auto delivery. Thank you for starting this one.