Tuesday, 2 September 2014

bits and pieces...........

Driving around over the last week.....the sky has been amazing...............
at the end of the road you can see the sun on a bright yellow canola crop..............
This is the wild variety called "rape"........doesn't get quite so yellow but it was stunning................
Our delicious meals the other night.............
Sitting on the deck with Janice @ Jannimary sewing on Sunday morning..............
Checking out the big house dam yesterday with the bits of rain it is finally FULL............Party........so happy about this.............house water is secure for summer..........look at the big clear blue sky yesterday.........
yippee the papers for the BIG epp project have arrived.............and a new glue pen and Sandy added a bit of blue to put into my quilt...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Thursday, 28 August 2014

reporting in..........

Peg @ Happy in Quilting and Susan @ Oh to Sew........i'm reporting in as ordered.demanded requested.......
Peg said to just sew something...Susan said I had to make 3 blocks in the week just 3............
I made 4 and a flower for another secret project..........;)
And since I have extra diamonds and waiting for my jewels (apparently special jewels-  got the wrong ones) I started some blocks from my scraps.........technically NOT a NEW project as the spares have been sitting in a basket waiting for extra papers..........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

animal adventures............

This is my passenger I had last week...........mum was down lambing...........got her up and standing then she wanted to run away from her baby...........so we threw mum in the back of the ute and baby in the front and brought them home...........
over night in the yards together and all was well.........here they are a few days later..........
last week Boy Wonder and I had to do some cattle work......Mr Chookyblue was away...........
Here I am trying to get one of the bulls in......he was not cooperating............
Yes he is taller then my little ute I was in........in the end we got  the other bulls in but this one was left in the paddock..........I wasn't taking him on and we were running out of time............i'm sure if Mr Chooky was here he would have just walked in for him............
Checking some cows.......yep this is the back end of Curly Pops
thumbs up yes she is pregnant...........
Here's  Boy Wonders "new" ute.............the Brumby has been parked in the shed for a few years..........
I feel like i'm sitting on the ground driving around in it..............lol...........i haven't driven it for about 8 years...........bit of a fix up of the gear box and a few other minor repairs shes running well again.........
all kinds of jobs are being done...........with the new independence of driving everywhere...........
"just got to go fix that fence", "just going to check this, check that......"
any excuse to go driving............one advantage of being a farm kid............driving all around the farm......
taking the cows back to the paddock last week.............
9mls last night..........just keeping everything damp which is great..........bring on the green...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Monday, 25 August 2014

look who wants to sew with me.........

How cute am i.............can I come sew in the Chookshed............
I can climb up the step tooo........please let me in.........

and of course Indy spotted a bottle..........got a sip of milk and Charlotte was over in a flash to join in too..........they never forget mik.............
Mind you Indy hung out at the step to or around at the window at the back looking in...........
looking for a pat............she is a sook............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Secret sewing sisters + 1403....

Hope your having a wonderful Sunday.............I am...........
Indy playing at the Chookshed yesterday...............
Gorgeous fabrics from the Secret Sewing Sisters thanks girls.............love all the fabrics you chose for me..............
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Can you believe I have done 1400 posts..............actually this is 1403 posts.....
Some of the first few people who comments on my blog in the first few months I still interact with now..........7 years later I still keep up with some of those first commenters...........
May Britt @ Abyquilt
Taniwa @ By Taniwa

Susan @ Thimble Stitch sent me this gorgeous little chicken pincushion..............it is SOOOOO cute
And another cutie this little magnetic birdie from Deb @ Frog Cottage Designs it's on the fridge in the chookshed already..............love it...........
you later
Chookyblue