Monday, 24 December 2012

a friends quilt...........

Things are starting to slow down here finally which is wonderful........
.....what a difference a week makes........
bit of unwanted excitement the other day we had a fire at the neighbours............lucky the neighbours all got in with their little fire trailers and got it out very quickly......."Bookworm" went off and fought his first fire with Mr Chooky.......Mr Chooky said he did very well.......lightning struck a power pole and blew the top off.............power off for about 5hrs on a hot afternoon wasn't fun but with the storms around we did get a breeze off one which made it better.................my second call to 000 in a fortnight.........lets hope that is the end of it............but storms are predicted for the next few days..........unfortunately we only got 1ml of rain.............
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my friend who made this quilt called in for a nights stay.............she made all the centre and I added the next border and the eggy girl helped me get the pieced border around the edge............Betty worked her quilting magic and I had hoped to have the binding stitched down before my friend called in to pick it up but didn't quite get there...............but I have stitched down all the corners and one side and showed her how to do the binding so she should be fine getting the rest done...............she is so excited about the quilt............
it is so soft and pretty...........
my Friends in Stitching Christmas swap parcel arrived from Bec...........
I'll share pics of the gifts after Christmas..........thanks Bec.........I have opened some of the parcels as we got to open one each day leading up to Christmas.......
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

17 comments:

  1. Wishing you a wet Christmas, hope you have a fun festive season with your family and friends and 2013 is full of goog cheer.

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  2. Hope all goes well over Christmas and you have a little rain.At the moment here in UK we have too much,with lots of people flooded out of their homes.
    Love Laura xx

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  3. Oh I meant to say the quilt is very pretty,love the delicate colours.xx

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  4. gorgeous colours in the quilt.
    Sad you didnt get anymore than 1ml of rain Chooky and hope there is no more fire excitement either,how brave of Bookworm.Merry xmas chooky to you and your lovely family and also a safe and happy new year.xx

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  5. what a lovely pretty quilt!
    Wishing you a wonderful family friends & fun filled Christmas and may 2013 have some rain (enough) and a lot of happy & bloggy times!

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  6. Bookworm obviously is brave & with lots of hidden talents. Just reading that scares the hell out of me. Merry Christmas Chooky & I hope 2013 brings you ample rains, no fires, happy cows & chooks & good growing plus lots of happy quilting & blogging! Tracee xx

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  7. Fires are the kind of excitement you can do without. I hope the rest of Christmas is peaceful for you and your family.

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  8. A very merry Christimas to you :0)

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  9. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and happy and healthy and fire-free New year-- for 2013. Looking forward to further blogging in the new year.

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  10. glad you all got the fire out... well done bookworm.... that is a lovely quilt.... Happy Christmas to all...
    Hugz

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  11. Merry Christams to you and your family! See (read) you next year!
    Bea

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  13. What fun to have a friend to stay overnight Chooky! I hope you get some rain soon! Wishing you and your family a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas xo

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  14. Your friends quilt is beautiful, love the pretty, soft colours, you are such a good friend to share the magic of quilting....
    I hope all the excitement is going to be limited to present opening from now on, and that you get lots of rain soon.......

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  15. The quilt is very pretty.
    Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2013.
    Margaret.

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  16. Merry Christmas from snowy Norway!

    We're gerring ready for a festive dinner, I think we'll be 8 around the table tonight. And Peder is ready to open his presents after dinner.

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