Sunday, 10 February 2013

binding marathon @ snake farm.....................

I had a special visitor this weekend..............but it meant a binding marathon..............too hot to stitch in the chook shed we sat and bound on the lounge in the air con.............Cardygirl where are you we know how much you LOVE binding..........
Another friend called in and she did some on the blue one...........
2 quilts finished this morning so off for a photo shoot..........
the ladder was leaning against the tree so I couldn't resist hanging the quilts over a branch......
....it's pretty high up.........thank goodness Jenny didn't snap a pic of me climbing up the ladder.............
they don't look very big up there but they are both big quilts.........
then onto the combine...............
"Cops" (Curly Pops 1st baby) came for a look............
very kindly Jenny left this one for Caring with Quilts...........
mine hanging on the line.........I think this was the second quilt I ever started..............it's been many years in the making.........probably about 10ish............it got to a top............finally I got the borders on............then finally it got quilted and I started on the binding and stuffed up a join and couldn't find the left over bit which I finally did but it got put in the too hard basket...........then I dug it out and fixed the bind up the other day and it will go to Caring with Quilts too...........I am so pleased it is finally done and it wasn't hard to give away as I have always had in my mind it was for someone but hadn't decided who..........it was a pattern from Country Threads............i'll try and find the mag and add the details here........it's a pretty big quilt...........
once we got sick of binding we traced off the SAL stitchery for Feb and made a start............
These quilts arrived last mail...........thanks...........MarilynFiona, Lea, Michelle for Caring With Quilts
a neighbours cow got it's head stuck in a tree base........goodness knows how......Mr Chooky got it out for them..........
It required a chainsaw, axe and being towed out but no cows were harmed in the incident - just staggered a little when it hopped up.........lucky it didn't die there.......it's been a hot weekend with no water..............
As as for the name of our farm I have renamed it today after the week we've had..............4 snakes in one week is 4 too many.............so now we are "Snake Farm"...........
thanks for a great weekend Jenny.......see you in 6 weeks........
Catch you later............
Chookyblue...........

24 comments:

  1. what a lovely quilt you made for a great cause and well done to the other ladies.I cant believe that cow, where it got its head stuck,thank heavens for Mr Chooky.I have been dreading snakes this year but we havent seen one,thank goodness.xx

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  2. Lovely quilts Chooky,glad that daft cows OK.xxx

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  3. Well done on the quilt finishes...love the pic! Eeeeuuuuww you can keep your snakes.....not a fan! Having said that I was born in the year of the snake and this year is the year of the snake! Lovely to have friends come to stitch with you.....

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  4. Hopefully the snakes will keep out of the chookshed...you got a long done - great work girls! Poor cow - probably looking for shade...

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  5. The quilts are great. Poor cow, so pleased she was rescued safely.
    Definitely 4 snakes too many.

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  6. Lovely quilts. They will be loved by someone special..
    I do my bindings on the machine as I am too lazy to do hand binding. LOL.
    Silly cow, pleased it was freed safely..

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  7. Beautiful quilts! Love how you take the photos of them, creative :-)
    Good to know the cow was ok, that didn't look good... Silly cow, how could she end up in there?

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  8. Time to catch your breath after such a marathon hihi!! OHHH that poor cow, so glad she was freed!! And in 1 piece!!! Thanks for your visit! Big Hug, Daniëlle

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  9. The quilts are beautiful.... and that cow! He is one lucky moo that someone got him free!!!

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  10. Sounds like the perfect binding day to me. As for snakes, oh no no no. Nooooo snakes.

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  11. Maybe the cow was playing hide and seek like children do...you know the - If I cant see you then you cant see me...lol...silly cow..

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  12. Fantastic photos of your beautiful quilts Chooky. Sharyn:)

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  13. so fun to do the binding with friends.... silly cow - one wonders how it got there and I'm glad it was ok.... great to see the pile of quilts growing and I love the one you have made and those in the pictures on the farm....
    Hugz

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  14. wow your house must be brimming with quilts.....silly cow...they do the stupidest things don't they....

    love your and jenny's quilts

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  15. The quilts are just beautiful Chooky and I know that whomever receives them will love them!

    I hate snakes! Hopefully you will not have anymore for a while. So glad the cow was unharmed by his little adventure at being stuck.

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  16. So hope the cow tells the rest of the mob to avoid that tree! Who knew they could be so curious to stick their head into a tree. I like binding, sorry I am not there to help!

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  17. More quilts and less snakes would be great! Binding with friends would be so much more fun.

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  18. truly beautiful quilts Chooky. I'd love to bind for you. But not sure the postage costs would make it viable!!

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  19. That's one lucky cow! Love the quilts, they look great hanging from the tree.

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  20. Great finishes....binding...yuk! Glad you had a lovely visitor to help!

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  21. Love all those quilts Chooky...just gorgeous, great photos, poor cow, silly cow....

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  22. Isn't it great to finish quilts that have been around a long time? I recently finished one I started in 2005, and though it's not as lovely as yours, it too will go to charity.

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  23. I would love to have seen a photo of you up the tree Chooky. Beautiful quilts. Glad the poor cow was rescued without harm. A red belly black snake in my back shed has been my one and only snake experience. I only need one so no more please. Hugs....

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  24. So much happening there, such a news filled post. Had to comment on the cow though - the poor thing! - it's a wonder how animals get themselves into predicaments. I'm so glad to hear it came out unscathed. I bet it was very relieved and very glad to get to some water.

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