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

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Calling Russia...........

Hi bloggy friends...........
every so often I look at my stats...........more often just to see where people are come from.....still amazes me that my little spot in the web is viewed around the world........
when I looked today I have had LOTS of visitors from Russia.........
but I don't hear from any bloggers from Russia so who's out there reading............
what country are you from..........
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also amazes me the amount of visits to the blog I have compared to the number of comments..............
people don't comment as much as they used to that is for sure............
I love the interaction of comments and emails back and forwards.........
that is how I have made many friends online around the world.......
i'm sure if I wanted to I could blog hop my way around the world no worries staying with my online friends...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........
PS I do understand we cannot possible manage to comment on every blog we visit but I try to spread the love around when I make comments............

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Fairy Girls creations.....

In the Christmas holidays Fairy Girl just wanted to play in the scraps..........she just wanted to sew bits of fabric together.............the pile of scraps is a fairly varied.......plus some scraps from a few other fiends it is pretty eclectic.......
She kept sewing.............and sewing and sewing...........little bits making bigger bits........
scraps from so many projects..........even some of Jindi's scraps from her SKofW SAL quilt........a piece of green fabric that Jenny @ Bird on the Border brought with her last week as she knows she loves green......some of the backing that she had on her very first quilt............playing with a mini twister...........
This holidays she finally got the top finished............
It's about 70 x 80inchs........
she used lots of scraps but OMG I see no difference with the scrap box.............
now what to do about the quilting................
one of her friends had a birthday recently..............she wanted a tree..............
Fairy Girl started this one Sunday afternoon and had it finished Monday morning..........
She has raw edge appliqued the pieces down...........
wished I could work so free of thoughts.........she just cut the pieces out with scissors and put them on...........I only helped with the binding lesson.....we actually used a full piece of fabric on the back and folded back onto the front and stitched down..........I had to show her how to stitch it down...........
another recent finish is this cushion.............love the hedgehog.............
shes been busy busy.........learning and creating different things all the time..........
bound by no rules or expectation...........
and a pic of the keets yesterday..........still super cute......
Chookyblue