Thursday, 31 March 2016

Rewind to GDITC Friday...............

rewind to Friday Girl Day in the Country.............
the day started with odd clouds and finished with a big storm............
 We arrived before lunch so popped into a couple of shops before lunch...........
Odgers and McClelland Exchange Store is always on the stop list......
Nundle Woolen Mill OMG the colour in the wools was gorgeous...........
Lunch time then..........nearly everyone here............
The Peel Inn is the meeting spot...............
smiles and happiness all round..........
love going back thru all my pics............
then it's off to The Cottage on the Hill..............
might make a quilt like this later in the year when I return for retreat............
so much sitting around chatting...................LOVE it.............
and a stormy end to the night...............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Daddy daycare......

I snapped this pic when I went to check the windmill..........it's been to still and not windy and we have very limited bore water at the house which showers and washes everything...........
so there is a mountain of linen to wash and the clothes are mounting up waiting for some windy days...........the cows get to drink first..............
Often you will find a pile  of calves with one cow........yesterday it was Mr Bully and a pile of calves hanging out.............I thought of Daddy Daycare straight away..........lol....
got my pics from GDITC off my phone now I need to organise the posts but I have been busy with the visitors and kids around..........and I have a million posts /mails to comment/reply to........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue......

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Perfect Easter Sunday......

Friends.......Resting....Nibbles..... Sangria.....Lucy blocks..... 
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Lucy challenge.....

I have been thinking for a bit  it would be cool to make one Lucy Boston block with the one piece of fabric..............the challenge was set I had this fabric and Sonia and a beautiful but terrible piece...........(the repeat was no quiet enough)
so many options..........
what to decide
some got rejected.........

this one has 1/2 and 1/2 options
still not completely happy i kept cutting and playing

 
this is what I finally decided on.............took hours and hours but it was fun seeing what we could both get out of our fabrics.............I missed getting pics of Sonias and it is funny that we see different options in the fabrics even after looking at them for ages..............
After taking hours and hours to get those done we hooked in to some serious block production.............we both have 7 cut each.........it was great fun digging into someone elses stash and seeing what we could swap around............still got a few bits on my design board who don't have a home yet but cleared some out..............OMG the mess...........bits of fabric everywhere........
It's been great to play with Sonia @ Forever Always and Lucy for a short time..............Sadly I have to go to work and Sonia has to move onto another destination............
Mind you I can hardly walk with from the cramp I got in my calf on Sunday morning.........
More GDITC soon...............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Sunday, 20 March 2016

The stayers....

Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Fun of the day.....

Sad to say bye to lea early 
My achievement.....  
Great table of girls.... 
The blog girls...... The rest were not listening..... 
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Done for the day.....

Scizzors fob done.....
Don't want to over exert myself.....
Having a great day.... Just had a yummy lunch.........
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

GDITC weather report

Beautiful day forecast.... Clear skies bit fresh for a morning walk..... Omg up to late last night..... Should be a beautiful day not tooooo hot.....
Catch you later..... Chookyblue.....

Friday, 18 March 2016

Thunder lighting.....

Very very frightening... No not frightening but it blew in everywhere by the end........
Where are your teresa..... Missing you......
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Daylight breaks for GDITC

Omg just about to head out the door...... What a glorious day it's going to be.....
Leaving the boys shearing so feeling a little guilty.....
Girls Day in the Country here I come.....
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

cow time not sewing time............

Lucky I have an understanding boss as in late for work excuses............this was the reason this morning..........see the girl on the left with the waters hanging out of "you know where"
things were not happening so with my neighbours help (after me trying for 20 mins and still ending up under the same tree) we started heading her to the yards and she was much more agreeable on heading were we wanted with 2 of us.........she progress slighty so decided to leave her in a paddock beside the yards "just in case"...........
I went off to work and at lunch time the neighbors rang.......they are so good.............they went to check and decided she did need "pulling" that is get the heifer in the cattle crush which holds her in place from moving tooo much and putting ropes into the heifer onto the legs of the calf and pulling the calf out..........Yep Keryn @ Christmas Creations I told you it's a job you want to avoid..........they had to rush off but the calf was alive and breathing but not on it's feet when they left........
I have helped pull calves before but I stress helped as in passing stuff and helping pull.........I'm not anywhere interested in putting my arm into "you know where"..... besides my arms are way to short........and I'm sticking to that excuse..........
Anyway when I got home first stop was to check her............and her little boy popped up and went looking for a drink of milk............a good end to the day..........
brought a thanks treat home for the neighbours too............
yes that is a storm in the background of the photo but no rain for us..........its very dry again the constant heat has zapped everything...........but it was a little cooler today and there is a glorious breeze blowing tonight.............no air con or fan needed...........
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not sure when I am back.........off to Girls Day in the Country GDITC Friday.......OMG getting excited...........can't wait to see all my bloggy peeps............and also enjoy a workshop with Anni Downs  @ Hatched and Patched organised by Kerry @ Cottage on the Hill in Nundle.............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue........

Saturday, 12 March 2016

A little retail therapy....

Just a little retail therapy from The Home Patch ....... A great catch up with Anni too....
just liked them.....

Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue......

Traffic....

Traffic on my morning walk.....
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....

Friday, 11 March 2016

Clouds....

Too much to think about so lots of time looking into the sky..........
I love clouds..... Especially wispy ones..... 
Have a great weekend..........
Catch you later....... 
Chookyblue.......

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Autumn where are you.............

Autumn Summer sure is wearing me down at the moment............our average temp for the last month is 36...........that includes 3 days under 35............yippee...........it's just been relentless............so consistently hot...........it's amazing what a a break a few cooler days around 30 can do to refresh you but  we just haven't had that.........even the nights are not cooling down..........your lucky if it's 20 -22 in the morning..........
The garden is doing well I suppose considering but the watering is just so constant...........yes I could let it go but in this weather it would die..............and when it is hot and horrible it is amazing how much better it makes you feel when you come home to the house and it is a a little green oasis.............everything outside the garden is frazzled and dry..............
Everyone is feeling a little frazzled at the moment too.........
Behind in my comments, reading blogs but not commenting..............
oh it will settle in a week or 2............
the good news is next Wednesday they have forecast 32........a cool change????
take care til next time.....
Chookyblue.........

Friday, 4 March 2016

Progress Not......

Progress on natures journey is slow....  To much happening..   
It will happen..... Somehow.... 
Nancy @ Near Phillip was cleaning out some stuff..... She very kindly sent me this kit..... Love the fabrics.... And it will be a good challenge for me.... Thanks Nancy 
Kate Henderson released another book that I had to have.... You can find Kate @ Two Little Banshees......I love her quilts....  She makes gorgeous clothes to.... . An aussie designer toooo
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Went and saw a movie last night..... So funny ok I think Kate @ show and tell and I were the only people in the theatre who hadn't had hip replacements....... We watched 'The lady and the van '
I do enjoy Maggie Smith..... It was a bit different but I really enjoyed it..... Some funny moments..... And you have to watch all of it to link up some past secrets of her life......it's been years since I went to a movie let alone on its release date..... I could count on my fingers how many times I've been to the movies.....  But I did have a great evening. .   
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Wasp nest.....

So close the other day.... I had been mowing out the back..... Right into a melaleuca tree..... 
The next day I found this nest...... A quick look from a distance I thought it was a bees nest for the size of it....  
Maybe I needed advice from Tracy at Sunny Corner Farm as she keeps bees....
Late in the day I remembered the nest....  Went out with my camera to take some zoom pics....  
Omg it was not bees it was a paper wasp nest...... We do not get on..... I get huge welts from them...got burning itchy huge welts..... it had to go...... Since they were pretty settled on the nest being almost dark Mr Chooky and I got them with the fly spray..... 
Anyway here are some pics of the nest....  Gee there were some wasps on it..... The hugest nest I have seen ever......
Amazing.....the whole nest is attached with one fine spot... In one of the photos you can see on the back a black spot in the centre..... The finest little stem attaches it to the branch.....
The next morning heaps of larve started popping out...  the nest had to be destroyed completely then as I don't need any more wasps..... 
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....