Friday, 2 September 2011

Birthday swap.........

Several weeks ago I celebrated my birthday................in an online group I am part of we have a birthday swap and this year we had to make a small gift for the birthday girl and the gift had to start with the town your from............my gifts came from Lynda at "P"
I was so excited as I got to meet Lynda at the Quilt Show in Sydney a few months ago.............
She made me a gorgeous PUNCHNEEDLE PURSE, with POLKADOT tin containing and emergency sewing kit (perfect for the car) and a lolly pop PEN and PAD................love it all...........
some close up pics.............
thanks so much Lynda I am stoked with my beautiful gifts............
I was back at the cows today and will be for the next few.....it was blowing a gale today so I sat in the car most of the day.............lucky I had prepared those paper pieces the other day as I was able to work on a project stitching some together............
.....Mr Chookyblue is doing Saturday sport.......so i'll be there for a few more days while he gets some work done at home.................not sure if he loves me at the moment..............we had a terrible and I mean TERRIBLE horrendous smell really in the house last night worse outside near the doorway.....I thought it was a dead mouse to start with but it got WORSE FAR WORSE then a dead mouse....................I made Mr Chooky go find it today......and it was a dead possum.........we have had a possum living on the roof for months and months...............I told him to trap it and take it away but he never did that..............several days ago the possum got stuck trying to get into the ceiling and died............i'm sure he wished he trapped it now.........woops.........
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on another note quite by accident - in a random conversation with a neighbour I discovered that a girlfriend from school was staying with her family only a few properties away.............I never knew it was her family when I was at school and we have lost contact since finishing high school...........so 20+ years later we caught up today which was very exciting...........we have girls about the same age so they will meet in the next day or 2 and I am sure we will catch up again for a few more cuppas over the next few days............her "town" girls enjoyed turning the cows back for me...........to think for all those years she has spent weeks and weeks visiting so close to me and neither of us knew............
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hope something special has happened to you lately be it a parcel in the mail or a chance catch with an old friend...........
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Oh nearly forgot....I discovered a couple of brand new bloggers so go give them a welcome to blogland..........you know how exciting it is when you get comments when you first started blogging..........
Thimblestitch and Lavender Blue Stitches welcome girls..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

21 comments:

  1. lovely post chooky and what wonderful gifts you got from Lynda,that purse is sooo nice and stitched beautifully.How nice you got to catch up with your old friend,its a small world,lol.

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  2. What a gorgeous purse you received - lucky girl - and how lovely tocatch up with an old friend, especially when there is the chance that you will be able to do it again in the future. Shame about the possum -bet he traps the next one! Now i am off to check out the newbies - very considerate of you to let us know about them! Say moo to the cows for me!

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  3. Gorgeous gifts! Shame about the stinky possum LOL
    How cool that you got to meet up with your old friend, small world we have hey.

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  4. Hope you have all recovered from the dead possum stink. Happy birthday for the other week what lovely presents you received and yes that purse is special. Great you and your friend were able to rekindle your friendship. Have a great weekend:)

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  5. Happy belated birthday.
    What lovely gifts you received.
    Love that little purse with the metal clasp.
    Dead possum on the roof? It's another world over there LOL.

    Margaret

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  6. The joys of living on a Farm, you neve know what is going to happen next....
    You are a very lucky girl I love the Purse what so beautiful...
    :)

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  7. Oh how sweet, happy birthday and what great gifts! ;)

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  8. Happy Birthday for the other day Chooky. I feel for Mr. Chooky you have a strong stomach fro that sort of thing. I hope you and your friend have a great day together.Still praying for rain for you so you can get the cows home.

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  9. A belated Happy Birthday Chooky! That purse is beautiful.

    How wonderful to catch up with an old friend.

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  10. You were very spoilt by Lynda Chooky...Dead poss not nice...its always so good to catch up with old friends....I will check out the bloggers....have fun with the cows..

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  11. Oh that would have been quite bad ...as I know how dead possums stink!

    Be very careful around them as a NZ guy got peed on by one then got lepto and very nearly died.

    Happy stitching in the field.

    Finding old friends can be quite enlightening.

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  12. Hoping you get a good rain soon, wind is so unhelpful! I made myself very unpopular when we lived in Sydney by saying possums were vermim...all the city folk were shocked...but I guess they never had to live with the noise they make on your roof, let alone the smell....nasty. Glad you got to see your friend and love your birthday bounty, very clever! Happy quilting, Sue SA.

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  13. Lovely post Enjoyed the possum story
    How come men never listen to us?
    Lovely gifts from Lynda

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  14. Loved the punch needle purse! You are a lucky girl. It's a small world, isn't it? Ewww for the dead thing (bleech!) and I hope your couple of days at the cows are filled with paper piecing.

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  15. Lovely gifties for your Birthday and Great that you have caught up with an Old Girlfriend...
    Thanks for the heads up on the new bloggers...
    cheers

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  16. Chookyblue you are one special lady! Thankyou for mentioning me in your post & yes it very exciting to see that some new had looked at my blog. Enjoy your birthday gifts & happy stitching xo

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  17. eeew the possum, thats one animal that disturbs me. I needlepunch purse is cute, lovely gift. It's fun checking out new bloggers, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Lovely goodies, Lynda's work is beautiful. Hope the air is smelling a little fresher by now. lol
    Possums are making a bit of a comeback here at the moment, for a long time we didn't see many, but there are a few lurking lately.

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  19. That punchneedle purse is beautiful. How nice to catch up with an old friend.

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  20. Happy belated birthday! Lovely goodies you received on your B-day swap! Cheers!

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  21. Lovely gifts, Chooky......hope the smell has gone now!!!

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