Friday, 13 August 2010

whirlwind of a week...........

Wow what a week.........it all got a bit more complicated when more rain was forecast.............sports carnivals and school camps............. it meant a couple more nights away from home then originally planned..... another 40mls (160points).....I am so sick of worrying about or planning around wet dirt roads............
it is unusually wet here for this time of the year..........kids have missed some more school.........and more rain is forecast next week...........
it has been a fun week but very tiring........
........this is what I did today............(this is Cardygirl at the retreat on the weekend - waiting for dinner)..........
and if you're waiting to see the quilt top from the weekend well it's a bit sad..........I sewed and sewed and even sewed into the wee hours but this is all I have to show.................50 blocks.........but I am very happy to have got this far..............Anita and Cardygirl have a few more pics......I hardly had my camera out....
....I had a wonderful weekend yet again and amazingly on the way home again Miss Jules and I saw 2 echidna's again.............you would be lucky if you see one a year and we saw 2 this year and last year on the way home from Nundle..........thanks again for a wonderful weekend Kerry..............big frosty mornings too...........perfect cool weather for sewing...........a few other lovely friends to spend the weekend with.........what more can I ask.........
now some of the treats from Leanne...........this gorgeous carry bag..........perfect colours..........
inside was this bag.............filled it for the weekend with my little bits and pieces............very cute.......
and if all that wasn't enough she had also popped this stitchery scissor fob with scissors attached into the above bag............it was a bit like "but wait there is more".............I also received a gorgeous quilt kit...........you should see it...........hoping to cut into it very soon.............i'll show you a pic of it then...........thanks so much Leanne I love all the goodies and you spoilt me rotten...
.....your naughty but very very nice.....
Fairy Girl snapped this iris flowering for the first time in her newish garden........
I signed up for a paper bag swap in my online Friends in Stitching group - now to make a wonderful creations with the contents.....well lets hope it is wonderful..........decorated beautifully.............
and I got my nine patch back from the quilter and she has worked her magic......
......love the pattern on it......thanks heaps.......
.....and also showing you the backing......
......now it needs binding then I will show you it all finished...........who knows how long that will take
speaking of swaps I signed up for another nine patch swap being organised by JulieQ
and this pile of parcels can only mean one thing.............Fairy Girl thinks it is very cruel to leave them sitting on the coffee table in front of me but I can wait for a little longer..........even if she can't......lol............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

20 comments:

  1. You have had a busy time. Quilt looks lovely and you have had lovely lovely rain, we got some of it this last week. Stunning Iris in Faireygirls garden.

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  2. Sounds like you have had a fabulous time - we've missed your blogging!!!

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  3. What an exciting pile of paracels Chooky. Like Fairygirl can't wait to see all of the goodies you got.
    Have a fabulous birthday hun!!!

    And you comment about me signing up for a swap.........

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  4. You have had a few dramas. I feel for you with all the rain, I know what it's like at the best of times.
    Hope you enjoy your present opening and can wait til Sunday xx

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  5. Wow you've been going and going...it's better than being bored I guess (although that sounds kind of nice right now :o)

    Send that rain to Oklahoma would you please...lol

    Beautiful picture of Fairygirls Iris...just lovely.

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  6. I hear you on the rain :)
    I love your nine patch, fabrics are beautiful !!!!!

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  7. Wow! You have been busy. Your gifts from Leanne are gorgeous and I'm pleased you had a great time.

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  8. What a lovely pile of pressies!!! I would wait too! We have had a lot of rain here too although not quite as much as you. Glad you had a good weekend in Nundle, I would be happy with achieving 50 blocks!!Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Whew! What a week!! 50 blocks in a weekend...my head spins...
    Love the scissor fob (and the bags of course)...lucky you.
    I'm with Fairygirl...that is cruel and unusual punishment that you are inflicting upon yourself...but what fun when you do get to open them...
    PS...Fairygirl...your iris is beautiful.

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  10. You have been a busy girl! 50 blocks - great effort. I hope you have torn into all those presents and have had a wonderful birthday.

    PS love that iris - it must be spring!

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  11. Wow, you have been busy. I'd be laying down too...for a long time! Send us the rain here to California...we could use it! Lovely quilt, can't wait to see it finished:)

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  12. I'll let you off on the quilt seeing you sewed 50 blocks. Looks like you had a nice time. My pleasure with the pressies we had a great visit. Tell Fairy girl the Iris is fantastic.

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  13. Beautiful post Chooky, great fun, great friends, lovely gifts, what more could you want!!! xo

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  14. Looks like you had a fabulous time...it has been a busy week...
    but......
    Happy Birthday to you.....Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday Dear Chooky, Happy Birthday to you....have a fantastic day..love and kisses Peg xxx

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  15. HI Chook!! I want to see in those packages too!!! Glad you have been having fun...

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  16. Sounds like you had a fab weekend - love your newly quilted quilt. Hope you have a lovely birthday today - weather is just pefect hope you are experiencing same up there.

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  17. Sounds as though you have had the same wether as I have this past week...as I am typing I can hear the rain on the tin roof. Your retreat weekend sounded and looked relaxing.

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  18. Happy Birthday for today..
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthay to You
    Happy Birthday Choockblue...
    Have a great day

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  19. 50 blocks sounds good to me.
    The quilting on your quilt is fabulous.
    A bag within a bag - love them both and the little scissor fob is cute also.
    I hope the rain stops soon.
    Margaret

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  20. Happy Birthday..Enjoy opening your Parcels..Love the quilting on your nine-patch it is Lovely...
    cheers

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