Saturday, 26 October 2013

a present & 9 patches..........

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on the last post.............it was very last minute decision to do "drought drinks" but we had a great time and lots of neighbours were able to come.........and all very happy to gather.........mind you some of my neighbours are very close and others 20-30mins away......it was a nice way to end the week..............the last few weeks have been horrible.............windy dusty days.........some very hot others cooler.............the paddocks are getting pretty bare........it's miserable to look out...............depressing driving to and from work...........and no rain is  forecast.........looking at selling some more cattle...........some sheep going tomorrow............
Mick and Janice also join us for drought drinks as you can see here....I do hope they went to bed earlier then me...........
i'm very flat today.......tired...........i've dawdled around and achieved not much...........
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In what had been a horrible week a nice parcel arrived in the mail.................
Thanks so much Susan @ Susans Sewing Space....................check out this post I think there may have been some conspiring going on..............just saying!!!!!!
In My Garden by Natalie Bird
And Susan even got Natalie Bird to sign it for me......so very thoughful.......
for those who were at the table I am thinking about it............
And believe it or not I have my nine patches finished...........really dragging the chain but just when I thought I was finding some time to sew again I got sick and started fulltime work..............but they are done and will be in Monday's mail..........i'll do another post about them soon so you can see them better........
I still have heaps to show and tell and I still haven't forgotten you Rachel but the net has been slow and nothing working right.........heading to a neighbours for dinner ...........sheep work tomorrow sorting them up for the sale yards........need to check their teeth and make sure they have an ear tag.......so once they are on the truck i'll have a shower and get some posts together............
have a great weekend...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

27 comments:

  1. glad to hear the drinks went down well... I did join you with a glass of Hubz home brew!!! lovely 9 patches... I am looking forward to our bundles... the book is fun and I will enjoy it whether it is used for SAL or not!! haha... lots of conspiring ..
    Hugz

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  2. Great gift, I couldn't resist this book also.

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  3. So pleased the drinks session lifted your spirits, Chooky. Wish I could send you some of our rain. See you soon!

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  4. I'm glad the 'drought drinks' lifted your spirits a little. I wish we could send some of the rain your way - our spring has been cold and wet (still getting 13C days!). The country side down here is still lush and green (cows don't have to bend their heads to eat the grass) but once it all dries off we are in for a very bad fire season.

    May the rain fall on your plains ...

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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  5. Your drinks looked delicious last night, what a welcome distraction to all you have going on. Love the new Nat Bird book, and your nine patches. Might have to check out the NB book myself!
    Take care,

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  6. There is nothing better than getting together with neighbours or friends when you are feeling a bit down. Hoping you get rain soon.

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  7. So glad to hear that you had a good night, and got a little surprise in the mail. Love your nine patches.

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  8. I'm glad you had a great night. We enjoyed being with you in spirit. Yes, I think we did beat you to bed. Enjoy your new book.

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  9. Quilting can be such good therapy. I hope you receive some rain soon :)

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  10. Glad the little book brightened an otherwise awful week.

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  11. I do hope you get rain soon chooky and glad you had some fun time,wow how lovely is Susan getting you a signed copy of Natalie,s new book,lol,even though there is a hidden agenda,lol.xx

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  12. pleased the drinks night helped you feel better and how nice of Susan to send you the book....
    Hmm!!! do I need to buy it too?????

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  13. Glad you had a great evening Chooky.Enjoy your book.xx

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  14. Doing a rain dance here too! If it works I'll send some your way! :)

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  15. If washing the car hasnt worked, then I only have hugs to send to you.

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  16. So pleased that you had a lovely evening. Might just go find that book ...... just incase :o)

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  17. Great deep colours in your nine-patches, bound to be a lovely quilt one day. And the book looks tempting, I`ll be checking in 10 days time:-), love hints and reading between the lines!

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  18. Praying for some rain up your way!! Take care, hugs sharm

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  19. Book looks nice! Hope you get some rain....

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  20. Stormy weather around, hope some of it comes your way. So pleased you received a beautiful book to help lift your spirits. Valda

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  21. Glad to hear you enjoyed drinks with neighbours and your safe from fires. Love this Natalie bird quilt, enjoy. Sharon from nz osewdivine.blogspot.com

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  22. Nice to hear the drinks with the neighbours went well. Very lovely of you. And a nice surprise for you with Natalie Bird's book. Enjoy!!

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  23. Gosh it sounds like you are busy, I'm surprised you are fitting any sewing in! Your Drought Drinks night sounds like it was a great idea- glad you had fun. What lovely thoughtful friends you have. I hope all our raindances work their magic for you x Re your next post - I'm sticking to just blogging too; I struggle to fit it all in without adding more distractions!!

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  24. Oh ! oh !! wonderful gift !
    Florence

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  25. Love the idea of drought drinks....
    Natalie's new book looks lovely, what a sweet gift.

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  26. Your blocks have arrived just one more to come.....
    The book looks interesting....

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