Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sunday afternoon & spot the pig.....

After a nice bush bbq lunch ....sitting stitching enjoying the sun...... 
I spent a few hours on the tractor desilting a dam with Mr Chooky......back and forwards, back and forwards, back and forwards..............you get the idea............

Can you spot the pig and no it's not the cows on the tree line......
Got to run off to work.........
Catch you later
Chookyblue
PS Still got quilt show post to do.........

Saturday, 19 July 2014

one of my favourite movies.............

More quilt show posts to come but the internet is slow so I am sewing......watching one of my all time favourite movies..................CROCODILE DUNDEE............love it......
Crocodile Dundee (1986) Poster
first released in 1986 but I love it just as much each time I watch it................
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Quilt Show part 1................

Sydney was busy busy and I had a great time..............Friday was the Quilt Show Day.............Fairy Girl and I headed off to Darling Harbour with my girlfriend and her daughter.........After parking at Darling Harbour and grabbing coffees etc we jumped onto the ferry - destination Glebe Island for the Quilt Show..........
Glebe Island is not actually an Island and I think that is a mistake in using the word Island as I think that is the deterrent for people going. But Seriously if you have previosuly made it to Darling Harbour for the quilt how you could very easily make it to the new venue. PLUS you had the bonus ferry ride............a great start to the day............Months ago when Julia @Julia's Place told me she was going on a quilt trip to Sydney for the quilt show I thought wow shame I am not going.......would be great to meet up with her.............She lives on the Western side of Australia..........only about 4,000lms away.......we have been online friends for years.......
But over the months things have changed and I decided to have a family holiday in Sydney.............
you can tell the family were thrilled............. 
you can find all the links for the girls blogs on the page tab above "Blogs to visit"
Julia's Place, me, Janette @ Fat Quarter Bird, Cardygirl and SueAnne @ Buddy and Me
Was lovely to meet Janette after enjoying her trip to France, and nice to catch up with Cardy and SueAnne........I briefly met SueAnne at Sydney a couple of years ago...........not that the time matters.........you just pick up where you left off and it feels like yesterday..............

Buddy and Me, Kylie @ Country Wishes, Lea @ Fairy Floss Stitches, Susan @ Thimble Stitch, Linda @ Quilts in the Barn
I had recognised Linda on the ferry but was not brave enough to speak to her...........So when I saw her with SueAnne I got brave.......they were heading for coffee and asked me to join them............The Cassilis Quilters girls (who I was staying with) turned up before we left......
Then it was off to some serious shopping..........
Somerset Patchwork always find something here................
Fee's Shabby Shack........after interacting online with Fee for years was lovely to meet her........sorry I didn't get back to meet Dawn.........suddenly it was 5pm and they were throwing us out...............
Cherry Pie Designs............Carol has lovely fabrics and designs too...........
hopefully we can scheme ...
The Bird House - Natalie has great treats too...................
Quiltmania.........beautiful books and Magazines..............so pleased they make the effort to travel over to Australia...............
Can you believe I missed getting a pic of Hatched and Patched..........I only stopped in about 5-6 times..............Anni's stand was stuffed full of goodness and looked amazing as usual.........
I met Dasha@Patching Pixies she'd traveled in with a friend for the day.........We liked similar quilts too...........
Salley what can I say...........gosh we have had some funny and odd emails with each other.......was nice to catch up again..........and very entertaining watching her sweat it out in an animal onsey doing the jelly roll races............
As the day was starting I caught sight of the back of a lady and her scarf.....after a quick text to Fiona I got Sylvia's(@Time To Stitch) number and found her on one of the stands..............we caught up at afternoon tea when she was enjoying a cuppa and I had finally got some lunch..................
My day was all over the place...............I was very disorganised going thru the rows..........going here and there unorganised............and catching up with people inbetween..........Fairy Girl dragging me off to look at something she had found (when she got bored with me talking) but I think I did it all..............
Material Obsessions...........always bright and full of colour............I attended Kathy's talk and enjoyed it..........not sure I can step that far out of my comfort zone yet.............but I get what she talks about..........
the second quilt from the left is made using her new range............it's lovely.............
Just randomly meeting at the front door on closing............so nice to see everyone again..........
Julie and Jean hiding in the back row here.......oh and Raelee @ Wish2Stitch is on the left another of the Cassilis Quilters.................
After this the group I was staying with and my girlfriend headed back to Darling Harbour....Anita @Rileys Rambles met us at the wharf.......we checked into accommodation and headed back the Harbourside for a yummy dinner..............this time at Thaifoon.........dinner was delicious........
Sorry it's taken so long to get back here..........We didn't get home til Monday and then work and I was a little disappointed with the weather yesterday as we only got a few mls of rain and they had forecast more.............which we need.............
But hopefully I will be back soon to show you some shopping.................
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Australian Museum.............

you always have to cross the Great Diving Range to get to the city...........
we took a rough dirt side to get a better view................
We had a visit to the Australian Museum..........
I love all the specimens..........I could have spent more time there.........
they fascinate me............
Butterflies...........
so many birds.............
On display at the moment is the works of the Scott sisters. Harriet and Helena in 1846 at the ages of 14 and 16 moved to Ash Island and started to document with their father who was a scientist all the flora and fauna on Ash Island..........with so much attention to detail in the drawing - I think most are ink/watercolours.........the display is wonderful........
I can't imagine someone paying so much attention to detail of collecting and then drawing the works in todays society.............most of the collection was done between 1846 and 1864...........who knows what they could have achieved if they did it now when women are accepted in these types of scientific careers............. Fortunately the person in charge of the Australian Museum in 1884 knew of the Scott Sisters works and acquired the collection...........
A lovely lunch at a pub in the city..........public transport experiences.......sure is an eye opener........
"You can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy"

Catch you later
Chookyblue

Monday, 14 July 2014

OMG .........

So good to be home.......nothing quite like your own bed.........absolutely exhausted..........so much to share.....need to sort all the pics.........back in a day or 2 to share.......
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........