Sunday, 7 February 2016

A different view....

Catch you later.....
Chookyblue........

Friday, 29 January 2016

new book............

woohoo...........finally got Anni's new book...........i've been flicking thru numerous times already...........
Well done Anni @ Hatched and Patched another gorgeous book which you can get @ The Home Patch............
scored some rain in storms.......finally........
got this block together.............I call it a joining block.............it goes with "Lucy"............I need heaps of these.........more on it later but it is pretty much all I have done since Saturday.......still sick......
slowly improving.........slowly..........
Just lying on the lounge or sleeping.........so boring............
no need to comment then I have to reply........and I don't have the energy for that.........
can't believe it's a good as the end of the month..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Lucy no. 30

You've missed heaps of these because they just have not been blogged....... but I am up to block 30 of who knows how many (yet to be decided).......only 6 have the trim on like this but I decided it would help to add the ' wings ' as I call them.... Not such a huge task once it starts to go together........
This is block 13 of Sandy's BOM @ Shiralee Stitches
Happy Australia Day from this wide brown land...........
I live in the best country in the world.........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue......

Sunday, 24 January 2016

More presents................

Some other lovely christmas goodies in the mail..................

Michelle @ Michelle Ridgeway Designs...........
A little ornament and stitchery design..........I have a couple of her stitchery designs and I must trace them off  to stitch..............

Susan @ Oh 2 Sew sent this little angel............

Jewells sent me a christmas pouch and some candles............

Mr Chooky got this little chicken pattern..........

Jacquie @ My Journey sent his christmas ornament...........cute little snowman......
Sandi @ Forevermoore sent me a teatowel, cookie cutter and little ornament...........
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I love all these little parcels.......my tree has so many hand made ornaments that I love.......it's always wonderful going thru them each year remembering who sent them........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Touch down......

wonders will never cease........almost got the binding attached to a quilt this morning............just the join to do which I have totally stuffed up so I left it and will do it tomorrow morning when the brain is working............it sure felt good to be sewing...........The Miss from down the road joined me too..........
also fixed a pair of jeans for my brother - wouldn't like to say how long I have had them for but too long.........and the collar of a guensey............my machines aren't known for repairs to clothing...........
onto the good mail........Sonia @ Forever Always Online and I have shared some of our own fabric for our Lucy Boston quilts..........we have been known to have have text chats that go for hours about Lucy........sharing options, asking advice on placement etc.........so nice to receive a cut envelope of pieces to play with.............
sorry for the sideways pics but this is the next Lucy Boston BOM from Sandy @ Shiralee Stitches I just love getting these in the mail............















Recently when I had visitors Kylie and I decided to splurge in a weak moment when we saw the background prints on sale.............we added the brights too.....much nicer looking a bit flat in these pics sorry........
split the order between us............Kate @ Bellas Patchwork was very efficient in mailing this one out............I have a plan but must finish some stuff first.........
ok back to the bookwork...........the family are all out so it is a nice quiet time......
wasn't feeling up to joining them.........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue.....

Friday, 22 January 2016

extra SSCS swap..............

Caroline @ Caro's Blog contacted me after the SSCS had closed and she has done the swap for many years now..............she is a old blogging friend...........

So we decided on a direct swap............
is this not the cutest bag ever.....I adore the chook on the bowl stack........and the red/white border print is a traditional print which makes it more special..............
On the back is the cutest little chook poking out of the pocket.........
you can never have enough bags............I use them all all the time.............
thanks so much Caroline for the gorgeous gift...........
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I was posting this last week but with work and a quick trip away and a head cold/sinus/chest crap thing for the last week I am a regular snot machine.........I have not had a cold for YEARS.........and this one sure is hanging on..........
OK bookwork is calling.............and it i hot and unusually humid today......
air con is my best friend.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 16 January 2016

SSCS Swap received...........

My Secret Santa Christmas Swap partner was Josie @ Dilly Dimple 
Oh I so wished I was a fly on the wall when she told her sewing friends she was in the swap and that she was making for me...........LOL............
Boy oh boy did she do well................the bag is just gorgeous...............I love it.............pockets everywhere.............perfect needleturn.............
lots of tiny detail...........
even on all the pockets...........
and look a chook christmas ornament...........its so cute...........
Josie also included the Scottish Farmer since I'm a farmer and I can see whats happening in agriculture in her part of the world............
since I have some belted galloways she sent me a beltie calendar..........how cool.......and a few other treats including some chooky fabrics..............
Thanks so much for being a great partner Josie.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Friday, 15 January 2016

catching up..........

bit of a revolving door here but it's stopped for now............it's been great having friends calling in...........
we spent some time at the dam with the kids again the next night but Mr Chooky didn't have the BBQ and it was a bit hotter and no shade so we went home to cook the BBQ..........
snapped some of the belted Galloways for Josie @ Dilly Dimple
The guinea fowl have several nests in the garden...........I found 2 in the last week and they have a 3rd one they are nesting on...............plus there is another one just on the garden fence outside..........they are pretty sneaky but when you get used to looking you can find them..........
see there in the middle thru the agapanthus leaves...........yep no one sitting on there so I went behind the bushes and snapped this pic below..........
this one is under an emu bush..........again a mountain of eggs.........I had raided a few nests but as the chooks are laying well now I will leave these.............
yesterday we went to check another property..............bare and I would prefer green but love this pic.............
I was a little envious the other day when Fiona @ BubzRugz received some design boards from Susan @ Oh to Sew..............I had some boards to make them on and had looked at them a few times in the last week or so but couldn't really remember what she said to do so it hadn't happened............
So I was "tickled pink blue" when these arrived in the mail...........
after some texts with Sonia @ Forever Always I started tidying and in order to tidy I had some fabrics sitting on the cutting bench to cut Lucy Bostons from so i got that done.......even cut a border for another project and got it attached..........slowly things are happening..............

I didn't even bother going to the shed this week as it was too hot..........today is so different.......yesterday was 40.....today it's currently 15 degs with a few spots of rain (nothing much to make a difference)........so yesterday the house was all shut up with the air con blasting and today shut up as the breeze is a bit fresh but ohhhhhh so nice.............we never get changes this cool..........usually when it's 40 a cool change is around 30............
ok must go and get some more posts organised..........like my christmas ones..............and the bookwork is calling..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........