Tuesday, 28 June 2016

11-15 Lucy blocks.............

Another 5 blocks...........all late last year..........
when I felt like I lived in the car....
always have hand stitching to grab......
no 11
No 12
No 13
No 14
No 15

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

"Keeping the love of blogging alive"

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Out and about......

Wow how cold is it..........pretty sure its record lows here..........
regardless some things still need to happen and I have been out on the bike moving some cows who were in the wrong paddock...........
I am sure I looked like summo woman with all the layers on and beanie and scarf and glasses you could see some fat cheeks and the bridge of my nose........everything else covered...........
I do need new motor bike gloves too...........
I went to check the feeders and when I tipped a feeder over this pile of grain has shot between the feeders......pretty cool seeing the profile that is normally under the ground.............
unfortunately there was some rotten sprung grain in some too and we had to clean that out...........very stinky rotten grain............
And this feeder had several gulars caught in it chasing the grain when I got there...........this one could not fly out.....it's not really wide enough for their wing span and I could not reach it...........
Mr Chooky came over and he tipped it out............
We need to fill the feeders but it is a bit too wet for that need a few more days without rain.......
the first paddock of oats is coming along slowly...............

All the gilgis are full and this one had lilli pads in it.....how does this happen when you can have such dry weather........
Nature amazes me............
I had gumboots on so could walk in to take closer pics..........
bugger this one is  sideways............
delicate and pretty......
And the reason why we went out to start with.............
more wood for the fire.............
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue............

"Keeping the love of blogging alive"

Saturday, 25 June 2016

6-10 Lucy's............

These were late last year........most came from a sick week in September when I just sat at the table with a box of fabric and played............
no 6
no 7
No 8
no 9
no 10 
I know it's a bit late but I wanted to make sure I have posted them all here for myself if nothing else...............
working on getting the extra cream bits on these as it was later when I started adding the cream sections to the blocks as I finished them...........
Freezing here today..........with a lazy wind that cuts thru you instead of going around...........but off for my walk anyway.............
Hope your having a great weekend............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

"Keeping the love of blogging alive"

Friday, 24 June 2016

Lucy blocks......

I'm not sure what I have shown you of my Lucy Boston blocks...........I've got 20 of mine done now and 18 of Sandy's BOM with more 3 cut to join up..........
I'm going to share over a few posts my blocks as I don't think I have posted many here............
Block 1
Block 2
Block 3

Block 4
The block above and below contain the exact same fabric in the 4x4 centre fussy cut pieces.........
Block 5

i've been taking out heaps of papers...........they'll all get reused.....and I was running out of papers again.....
I give the blocks a squirt of starch and press and remove the papers immediately.......the fresh ironing helps with the glue........
I use a tailors awl to slide in along underneath and release the glue from the papers.........then flip all the papers out...........(well except for the outside round)
i've been playing with the edge and corner too.............
last week i finally got this one finished of the BOM..............number 16.......it got left aside as one of the brown blocks needed better placement of the paper and I had just kept putting it off........took no time to finish once I unstitched and re-glued the paper...........
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Stay warm if your in the south east of Oz.........just a freezing cold few days here now........it's windy outside......very chilly...........the fires great keeps the chills out......might need to shove an extra piece of wood in.........
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lambkin.....

Look who wants to come and join me in the chookshed...... She is so cute and growing fast...  Happy sitting on the deck.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Epping rain......

It's wet wet wet again.........64mls so far......
not sure about work tomorrow.........could be interesting..........
This pile of pieces.......
got trimmed and tuned into the below.............
280 pieces waiting to be glued..........
and this pile got glued...............
prep takes time but glad this is done...........
now I want to get all these glued and joined up into their blocks before I think about cutting any more.........I will need more of the blue squares.........
I will also need to pull some papers out of the finished blocks to reuse........
Anyway off to bed with a new mag to read.........
I rarely buy a mag this looks great..........
no crap ads and rubbish articles.......
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue.......


Keeping the love of blogging alive.....

Friday, 17 June 2016

Fun with a friend.....

Another great afternoon sewing with a friend.......
More rain..... More sewing time as to wet to do the cattle work......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive.....

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Not sowing.....

Not sewing.........woops I mean sowing.............the other sowing.......
Just a tad wet still and heaps of rain forecast again this weekend........
guess farming is on hold for a bit now.......
weekend activities.............
sadly the visitors are all gone..........a million loads of washing later all sheets and towels are done.......great time with everyone though.........

sunset......
holey mother of god this would have hurt coming out.......
my chooks lay big eggs anyway..........but this double yoker is huge........
the one on the left 66 grams the right 100 grams..........
a polar fleece snuggly for a special boy..........
also got another 2 finished but forgot to take a pic........
they have headed to there new home too...........the kids can drag them around the lounge room and so quick and easy to wash and dry when it's cold and wet...............
great as nice and snuggly warm........
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trip away tomorrow but then home for a few days and looks like the perfect forecast for time in the Chookshed.........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue.....


"Keeping the love of blogging alive"