Friday, 1 May 2015

Catching up....

Bit of a revolving door here with visitors...........but I do love having visitors.........
Boy Wonder has friend/s coming this weekend......
Miss Sonia (and Mr Forever Always Online) has been here earlier in the week........
finally she got here........the last time she tried the car had a major break down..........
so it was very exciting to finally have her here with no car issues......
Look at this gorgeous cowl she made for me......gorgeous colour......sooooo soft......I love it....
Thanks so much Sonia........
Jewells put out a call for quilts for the flooded Dungog..........
I pulled this one out........Disapparing Nine Patch.........
Wild Rose charm pack and jelly roll...........Autumn journey border.......
looks a bit dark in this pic but it has navy borders..........
quit size 57in x 77in
bit sad I only got to hanging it up and enjoy the top finished for an hour......
It has never had a destination really...........just something I was playing with............
I started it here, more progress here......and a bit more here.........
This one will be great for a male........Jewells needs quilts for adults so I thought this would be perfect..........Fiona @ Bubz Rugz has kindly offered to quilt it and it will be a joint donation from Fiona and myself...........
I had to get the borders onto it and I had some binding and found a backing too.........
Fiona will supply the batting and quilt and bind it.........
Do you have a quilt for Jewells?
she sure could do with some more quilts.......
NJ SAL blocks got put on the back burner.........the flood quilt was more important, then add in work and meetings...........but I did get lots of prep done and my blocks are waiting to the turned under and stitched down..........
Looking for something yesterday I got all these needles together................they were stashed here and there.............OMG don't think I need to buy a needle for some time to come...........not that I really know what i use  all of them for...........

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

EPP link up.....

Linking up with Hibiscus Stitches once again..........
Actually will be good to do this fortnightly and update my EPP progress...........I hadn't been organised on the right day until last fortnight when I linked up...........but I shared the start of my new quilt..........Miss Elizabeth.......
I found a new to me blogger The Village Quilter and since then she has been to a quilt show and brought the pattern and started herself.............we've had lots of emails back and forwards discussing the quilt..........and then we set a goal to work on to link up this fortnight.........
2 rows of hexies joined into a strip.........
well here they are all ready.......
I've also got this box of goodies cut  and organised for gluing...........when I get a chance I can just grab them and start gluing.........
and block 6 of the Shiralee Stitches Lucy Boston BOM arrived and it's all together...........my middle is slightly different as I angled the shape a bit different then I put the outside point to the inside..........
Ok thats it for today...........more fun to report but that will have to wait..............
Catch you later..........
Chookyblue............

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Anzac Day 2015.......

Major commemorations today on the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli
Thank god I live in a country free of war...........
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Record crowds have turned out to show respect for all current and past servicemen and women who have fought for the freedom we have today.......
I have always attended ANZAC ceremonies as I lost a great uncle in the Battle of the Somme World War 1...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Friday, 24 April 2015

Quilts needed please............

Remember I did the Caring with Quilts  project with the CWA.............it all started with this post and the request for a few quilts was rapidly turned into hundreds..........They were given to the people who were effected by the Warrumbungles Fire in 2013....
Well sadly we are a land of extremes and now my friend Jewells is going to get some quilts together for her friend Colleen and family from the small town of Dungog which took the brunt of the flooding in the recent storms...........if she has excess quilts (which I am sure will) she is going to give to other people in the community effected...............
She has asked for quilts single bed size or larger............
and she would also only be asking for quilts suitable for adults...........
male and female quilts..............
several people lost homes but many were flooded..................
Hope you can help..............my bloggy friends were very generous for the Caring with Quilts project so I am hoping some of you can help out the people of Dungog.
Leave a comment on my blog here and I can be in touch with Jewells or leave a comment on Jewells blog and she will be in touch...........or email her here
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thankfully Jewells is fine and not effected but it was a worry for days as they had no communication with the outside world so to hear from her yesterday once she was back on the air was great.....
This is her friend Colleens house floating away.........
Jewells maybe you could call it "Flooded with Love"..............

Sorry about 2 post in one day but this one is pretty important...............

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Save the date..........

Some of my friends have been asking but yes it will be on again..........
anyone want to join me.....
mark the weekend on the calendar now and tell the family there on there own your busy on your virtual retreat for the party........
Catch you later
Chookyblue