Wednesday, 5 May 2021

random bits of catch up......

The normal routines been busy as usual...... Like everyone else...... Time change knocks everyone around and the days have really closed in with winter approaching......
the flowers from Scrub Stitchin' are still in a vase on the table at home......I need to do some more posts about the retreat but I think I get like these flowers after retreat...... Slowly fade away bit sad after all the excitement and fun of catching up with everyone....... Onto planning next year....
I've been out doing some burning with Mr Chooky....... I'm a little fire bug for sure......
some great sunsets as usual..... 
autumn sure is in the air and I think I may prepare the fire this weekend and light it...... Really it's been pretty mild with just a few cooler nights....... We got some rain yesterday and overnight so the temps have dropped.......
Finally we've had several weddings in the last few weeks and they both required very long car trips........ One was over 9 hrs away the other 7.5 hrs and of course both in very opposite directions so the travel was exhausting as we didn't have extra time to be away...... But it was worth the effort to see the friends....... Quality time not quantity......
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Ok that's me. Believe it or not I finally caught up blog reading so let's see if I can keep up for more then a day on what everyone's up to..      
And if you have a great blog you read and visit let me know if you don't think I know them.......
Stay safe....
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......

Friday, 9 April 2021

OMG...... party night.....

So each Scrub Stitchin' there is a theme for one of the dinners.... We've done 'pink' then 'bling
This year it was 'a little girls birthday party'......
OMG I don't think we can improve on this......

More pics to come I'm busted from serious lack of sleep and way to much fun...... Thanks to the fairies who helped setup...... And the team effort on the tidy up.......

Birthday girls both turning 6......

Catch you later......
One exhausted Chook......

need more pics

Ok so I need to take more pics........I am have a few on my camera I'll share later but I need to take more photos today......
I do love looking back at all the memories then too......
Jenny, Lynda, Janice and BrendaLynda, Georgina and Denise
Diane, Sally and Helen
Kate a little excited about her goody bag.....
EPP lessons for our project.....
First quilt done...... Pics to come later......
Second quilt started....Jude will be happy.......
Another late night with little sleep...... Oops just tooooo excited I think....... Ok it's very early but I think I need to head over and start sewing again....... Or should I lie in bed for a bit longer......
Catch you later........
Chookyblue......

Thursday, 8 April 2021

early morning......

The days about to start... Urns got ready for a cuppa and breaky..... The girls will be in shortly......
We have a lovely so of goodies.... This was a super last minute addition.....
way to much temptation.....
Snuck a pic of Jen's bag..... She made a change to the bag top.... And her epp goes right around the bag almost..... Love it
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

retreat setup and the first finish......

The quilt kits are packed......
Bags labelled......
My sister and niece helped setup......
Finally it was all ready......
Feet up...... wine poured..... First finish done....... Quilt bound with the help of Helen and Kate....... Thanks heaps......
It's going home with the niece tomorrow as she made most of it........ But she doesn't know how to bind....... Job done now......
I'll show another pic of it soon.......
Heaps here tonight..... Rest of the girls tomorrow......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

retreat prep.......

Quick update from my last post.....we ended up getting some great rain........no flooding like the coastal areas and around the north west of the state but just great rain....its a beautiful shade of green now....
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Finally Scrub Stitchin' is here again.....I cannot wait to get reunited with 'the tribe' they are the best..... Last year was cancelled due to covid....... This year we are right to go ahead thankfully.....I think after the last 12 months we all well and truly know how precious retreats are now....... Time to sew with like minded souls.....
So of course I always pack a mountain of sewing..... It's not that far away..... I'm travelling in my car alone....... So I'm probably crazy enough to throw extra extra extra in.... Better make sure I pack my machine up to take too......
Some show and tell.......
Show and tell is always so wonderful.......I love seeing what others doing....
As I'm the organiser I have lots of other bits and pieces....... Decorations, cheese platter plates + food, music, stuff for kits, extra cords etc......
Anyway I'm sure my car will be loaded once again.......I have already dropped one load as I was going there for something else so it may not be too the roof this year........
But yes I'll share pics.....
If your in lockdown maybe you can pretend you're on retreat with us and show me what you sew over the next few days...  
Stay safe....
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....


Monday, 15 March 2021

just sharing a photo.....

We've had lots of storms floating about over the last week........quite a bit of rain was forecast...........I took this photo heading home one day.........was hopeful that we were getting this one but no such luck........only 4mm..........some have got great falls around...........
yesterday we had a nice cool rainy day..........
only about 10mm but more is forecast this week so hoping we can score more............
Not sure if I have the comments thing sorted or not......but at least I have comment moderation working again........I'll keep working on it.....
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue.......

Monday, 8 March 2021

International Women's Day and comments

To all the amazing blog friends I have out there happy International Women's Day........
go girls........
you simply are the best.......
an amazing sunset this afternoon........
As for comments..........they seem to be coming thru if I have comment modification on but when I approve them they aren't coming to my email like they should be........but they are publishing on my blog so I will stick with that for now...........
Chookyblue.........