Saturday, 29 November 2014

Bathurst Blog meet post 2 - snaps...........

I just want to rewind.............loved my time with these gorgeous girls..........
enjoy the snaps..........

so many different types of craft happening everyone was interested to see what everyone else was doing...........
yes Kate did need to people giving her moral support while ironing..........lol

busy busy.........



yes wine o'cock was early............
Catch you later..........
Chookyblue..........

Bathurst Blog meet post 1 - Shopping...........

Some beautiful liberty found at Bathurst Fabric and Trim
Here we go...............post 1 of 6...........enjoy
Georgina is going to make a skirt or dress from this......
All visits to Bathurst include a trip to The Home Patch....sadly Anni was at Quilt Market
but we managed to run amuck in the shop........

OMG should I buy this.......
lots of chatter..........





love this one behind the counter......it's on my "to do" list now.........
I always stick my head into the back room if there is a class........
OMG.....there was a Lynn Alchin class going on out in the back room....I have struck this class once before when calling in.........Oh wished I got some pics of what the girls are working on..........they shared what they were doing with me...........OMG some gorgeous quilts.......I don't think any of them would be reading my blog but I tell you I left that room so inspired..........I think next year I might try and get to one of these classes.......I gave Lynne my email so hopefully she will email me pics of some of her patterns...........I got to see the beautiful quilt she is teaching at Quiltsmith summer classes..........I loved it when I saw it on the Quiltsmith blog........Lynne showed me how she put it together.........nothing like I thought it would be......Oh I wished Sydney was closer.......
ok lots more to come.........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

100 plus aggies.............

Not the best pics as it was late in the afternoon but this week in between everything else i have managed to plant about 100 agapanthus maybe more.......thankfully I was given some.......2 sizes.......lots of medium size and the standard large ones...........here are pics of a few spots I planted them
This poor bed has at times been edged with white roses which I have lost several times with droughts and the bed has been in disrepair for quite some time.............I decided I could plant heaps in here............while I have loved the roses I don't think I could take losing them all AGAIN.........there is one sad rose left..........
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edged this garden bed too..........
sorry for the blurry pic.........
Many years ago there was a fund raiser in town and they got a truck load of aggies from the mountains.............they came by the tonne...........I got a tonne.......mostly aggies not much dirt there was hundreds and hundreds............this drought I have lost quite a few.........i used to have them all around this tree but slowly they have died...........I am trying again as they really are pretty tuff and worth replanting............hopefully they will settle in before we get too much HEAT again...........
I LOVE aggies......I have them everywhere....
once when sorting and dividing I potted up 2 aggies/big pot and sold them $10/pot....(at the time $15/pot with 1 aggie at the nursery).......we made about $600 just on the aggies for school..........so you can only imagine what these would have cost me to buy these.......actually I would never buy aggies as you can always find someone who wants to split some up and can get a few here an there............
dinner last night...spaghetti bol.........my delicious recipe here.......
preparing some Bathurst posts...........so look out......
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Thursday, 27 November 2014

frazzled...........

I feel just like my plant...........see those ZAPPED burnt leaves....
thats what happens when it's 45degC  (113F)..........while I wasn't here on the weekend I am still trying to catch up on watering, pulling out dead plants etc
Did some cattlework today.........
Found the camera but really I feel pretty crap right now so don't feel like writing cheery posts about the a wonderful weekend.........
which I seriously wished I could rewind back to and escape this crap......
Too much going on........to much to do..........too many worries I just can't focus on anything.........
Don't comment on this post cause I just can't deal with another email either......
The upside is our temps are about 34C for the next week...........
they have forecast rain but since they can't forecast anything right that won't happen.....I have a bet with the cattle agent.........he was being optimistic today backing it to rain..........it won't happen and I will win..........we'll see what the week brings...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

a poem...........

home finally.............totally SMASHED.......too many late nights............i'll have some pics and news to report tomorrow when I drag myself out of bed..........i've been driving all day and needed lots of stops and a few jobs along the way.........
just to keep you going here's a poem Kerrie has written about our weekend.............
we've had such a good time we have rebooked for 2015 and already have a waiting list...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........