Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Life.............

Life is whirl wind...........good but OMG busy..........
so much fun catching up with Susan@Oh2Sew and Maree@Stitched Australia, Fiona@BubzRugz and Kris@TagAlongTeddies.........
The food is always great at the Park House Cafe...........
After food and chatting we went and checked out some patchwork shops.............
This is the range I got for a friends 50th birthday quilt.........

Combined with grey (first time ever for me) should look "blokey" enough I hope...........
Car pooling......
Few more bits.........sashiko, possible Lucy fabrics...........all paid for and waiting for the girls and..........
I found these beauties...........OMG fussy cutting heaven.........I got all 3 colourways as I could not decide what I loved the most........probably Lucy2 but maybe Lucy...........in all honesty probably got enough fabrics for 3 Lucys.........but I am not going there..........

To say the fog was thick was an understatement................when I arrived it was so thick it was difficult to find my way around.........it lifted but by the time I came out just after dark it was settling back in..........looks cool in the lights but hard to drive in when it got thicker.........

So impressed to see so many young people doing Relay for Life............we didn't stay all night as not prepared enough but the girls walked the whole time they were there bar about 15mins when they ate dinner...........

Fairy Girl was playing with the new camera..........LOVE this photo..........
Rainbow on my way home.............
cool clouds.........

Catching the last light.........
so surprised this turned out so well...........it was almost dark.........
Now for a few restful quiet days as the sore throat that's been hanging around for weeks now is NOT getting better and i've had another trip to the Drs........
Me and the lounge are going to be besties for a few days........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Saturday, 13 May 2017

More Lucy........

No 5 was the winner in the Lucy options....thanks for your opinions as I was so undecided which one I loved the most.......hence why I made them into my new header photo.......
The other one had been kicking around in the Lucy tin part done for months and took about 20 mins to finish off.......
These will be going into Lucy2......Hope to have a picture of the actual quilt progress soon.......I realised I have done another filter row and started the next row since I showed you last......

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

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Scizzors and cutter set......

When Miss Sonia @ Forever Always Online was here I brought this great Klasse scizzor/cutter set from her stall......
the love heart can be worn as a necklace and has little grooves down the side near the bottom of the heart to cut thread..........great for travelling......
It's  so pretty in the box I haven't taken it out yet...........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

OMG what a few days..........

Sadly Sonia @ Forever Always Online has headed home again..........we've had a great time together.........
did a market stall...........chatted heaps..........
playing with pics..........
Sonia creates all these beauties so if you want to buy any let me know in the comments...........
wash cloths.......
heat packs.........
bugs...........
dust inversion on sunset...........
all snapped on my new love of my life camera............
My Canon DLSR has been playing up and I bit the bullet and it is my present to me for working off farm full time..........
brand new model out........
spent a little more money on a better lens with more zoom for the regular lens and the results speak for themselves.......
above the tree almost in the middle is the bit of tree on the right you can see below............
the rest of the weekend contained secrets........
lots of secret plans for Scrub Stitchin' 2018..............
we are just about bursting with excitement but still our lips are sealed..........
 our little secrets will be revealed when the girls arrived at the retreat.....
next year..........
another stop on the way home I snapped this  gorgeous pic.........
Mother Nature is painting the sky.........
some truly stunning sunsets almost daily here.......
that's why I live where I live...........if only it would rain.........

hope you are all well.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Fairy Girl's scraps..

not a quilt finished by me but Fairy Girl has her scrappy quilt finished...........
Last stitch in the binding........all done...........
We'll call it "modern"...........
she started out a few years ago just wanted to sew fabric...joining piece of scraps together........learning how to make things fit.........
it grew and grew and grew......she used a few random blocks........scraps my girlfriends visiting over time also gave her.........
Sadly this quilt is double bed size and she didn't put a dint in the scraps....lol..
but she had such fun just joining pieces together.....making things fit together...........I think I straightened up one edge when it was very small and it is pretty square........
It is backed with a light green with white spot polar fleece so very snuggly......
quilted by Betty Field........
I had told her I was not getting it quilted and she would have to do it but I surprised her not long ago and she was so excited........she had to finish the binding off........
I wished I could just "play free"  like this..........but ideas, colours, styles of fabric have "rules" in my head......
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Save the date 3-4th June.............


  
So who's joining me?????

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

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Too many choices.....

After some messages with Sandy @ Shiralee Stitches today she also asked if I have been playing with "Lucy" I said no...........but oops I forgot at the time I had been playing with this block.........options, options.......what to make up now.........
This one will be going into LucyII as I have enough for  LucyI........
I started this post but then I popped to the neighbours for coffee and took Lucy with me.......working on background piecing.......there is heaps of that to do toooo..........
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4
5
Same pieces just the placement changes........
So what do you like the most..... 1-5
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I'll enjoy the next 2 days before the temps drop on Wednesday...........
might have the fire lit by the end of the week..........now that's exciting........bring on some wintery weather.........I'm well over summer.........
some rain wouldn't go astray........people keep complaining about too much.......we've had none.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Saturday, 22 April 2017

New SAL.........

Just in case you need a new project I am trusting the Stitch-a-long blog to my friends Fiona and Raewyn..........head over to see what they are up to...........
You know you need a new project like a hole in the head but hey whats another project.........you only live once..........
Catch you later.............
Chookyblue...........

Keeping the love of blogging alive