Thursday, 4 June 2020

more party prep......

OK so party plans are progressing............I've got to go dig out some sewing........thinking I will just be hand sewing Saturday........I think I will be inside too not in the chookshed unless I move out there for a bit...........I'll see........need to test some things out but the heating is only good during the day not when it's chilly of a morning and night..........
Below are some of the time zones.....

You should have just got an email from me if I have you in the contact list for the zoom link..........let me know if you didn't get it.........
OR if you would like to join in the fun.............
So what are you planning to sew???
Stay safe.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

party preps.....

Ok so now the important parts of the party - food prep..... So since it's spread over so many time zones and it's 5o'clock somewhere all day does that mean I can drink champagne and eat nibbles all day? Just saying is that OK?
Anyway what ever you want to eat make sure it's quick and easy to grab. We don't want to waste time preparing food. Or worse organising food for others. Pop the slow cooker on. Tell everyone else in your house to feed you? Worth a try.....but be prepared and don't waste time getting food sorted it cuts out sewing time and this weekend is all about sewing....
Stay safe.... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue..... 

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

blogger app.....

Just added some pics from mustering yesterday. Shearing is on here. The paddocks are drying off but we still have plenty of feed in most of them..... The pic in my last post was several weeks ago. But I wanted to show how green it's been. 
The cold clouds coming in after lunch.... Cold front hit and then temps have dropped to a very chilly day. 
One of the reasons I haven't blogged is I've had issues trying to get pics to posts..... I found this blogger app. In the Google store I searched blogger for Android. It's been great on my phone too get the pics into posts. The laptop is still better but to do a quick post this is a good send for me. You know it's not a post with out pics...... 
Stay safe and stay warm..... 
Catch you later....
Chookyblue...... 

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Chookshed Party Plans........

Well friends it has been a quiet and sad weekend. I've tried to do things to distract myself with other things since the Chookshed 8th Birthday party can't happen as usual this year. 
(2018)
My friend Kate who had been here for all but the first sent me some messages yesterday.........shes also missing the fun. 
So as i'm on town work holidays I hope to get things a little more organised & next weekend (which is a long weekend in my part of the world) i'm going to have a real virtual party.........I know over the years many of you have joined in at home and stitched with us where ever you were in the world..........BUT this year i'm going to try & really go virtual........
I'm going to have a zoom sewing day or two..........see how I go............got to work out the time zones... who's awake when.......but I would love you my friends here to join.......if you can't or don't want to join the video link up then you can just sew along as usual & do a post & let me know........but I did a zoom meeting all day for the Covid cancelled Scrub Stitchin' Retreat & it worked really well..........
Some of you have already indicated that you will join me.........
Feel free to use the image above.....
I've even been doing a little hand stitching lately.......I found a layer cake & if I have some background fabric to suit I have designed a quilt........
OK best go & do some more jobs this sunny Sunday.....
Stay safe.....
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Friday, 29 May 2020

sunsets

The sunsets have been beautiful lately.... Here is one from this week.....
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue..... 

Monday, 25 May 2020

kit winner......

Congrats Jo @Butterz
You are the winner of the kit Hatched and Patched design Time With Friends Pouch
Jo send me your address and I'll pop it in the mail. 
Stay safe
Catch you later 
Chookyblue 

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Chookshed party thoughts.....

Proof I have been sewing a little bit..... Just a thread here or there but these little stitcheries are getting done..... 
The sunsets have been amazing
Just some thoughts..... Since part of the chookshed party has been cancelled as in real friends coming for a sleep over to sew with me... But you out there online have joined in most years..... 
So this year I'm thinking of really going virtual..... I mean usually you share a post of what you got up to...... 
But
Would you join virtually online in a zoom link up? 
Let me know your thoughts.... 
If your keen what country are you from? 
Also think it will be the
 6th and/or 7th June
What's your thoughts blog friends???
Stay safe
Catch you later
Chookyblue 

Friday, 22 May 2020

Scrub Stitchin' Corona Style........

 Wow sorry i've been trying to get here..........had issues emailing my pics to the post like i usually do so I got delayed........Life's busy for me........work continues and with the changes due to corona virus its very hectic.....no chance to work from home or sit at home and sew like some........
We've had rain and things have been lovely and green........drying out a bit at present but we have an amazing bulk of feed in the paddocks for the stock.........its been wonderful not feeding.......yes we have been doing that for 3 years.......
Due to corona virus Scrub Stitchin' had to be cancelled........I was so devastated........I had been looking forward for months and months to the time away, see everyone and to stop.........It was supposed to be the weekend before easter.........in the end I pushed it back a week as I figured no one would have anything fun to do at easter so we could all joined in together then online.....
So we had a zoom sewing day..........it was the next best thing really...........we got on at 10am and the last of us got off about 5pm..........it was just lovely to sit and stitch and chat...........
So what did we stitch???
I decided I would try and send everyone a treat.......in the end given the rapid chances with corona virus I ended up getting Anni from The Home Patch / Hatched and Patched to send off the parcels directly.............
I had been so busy over summer I asked my friend Anni what new projects did she have...........this ended up with Anni making a special design just for us.........
ta da.............Anni's latest design........its also now available for everyone to make now........ 
Time With Friends Pouch can be found here
I just asked the girls to choose pink or blue........they had no idea why..........
I also likes this little needlebook with some wool applique also.........
So I got it added into the parcels too..........
Little Bird Needlebook can be found here
Thanks heaps Anni @homepatch or @hatchedandpatched
Thanks to all the Scrub girls for making the day great...........it was so wonderful to catch up.......
we also had more lovely rain around easter and the creek filled up.........no need to isolate we couldn't go anywhere anyway.....
Stay tuned.......i'll be back pretty soon...........the Chookshed 8th Birthday party was supposed to be next weekend but it's also cancelled due to Corona........BUT I have plans for the following Saturday or Sunday.......more on that soon......
OMG I almost forgot..........I have a spare kit.........given the issues with postage at present this will be a Australia only draw.........sorry international girls........
So if you would like to win this little kit or you would like to nominate a friend leave a comment........
tell me what would you pop into your pouch (7x12in)
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue......