Thursday, 26 January 2023

Australia Day.........

Gorgeous start for a cracking hot Australia Day............
40/104deg is forecast..........
Early start one morning walking the cattle home............

A few big boys went to the cattle sale.............
Life's been busy between study, temporary new role at work plus doing my old role until they get a new replacement, Dad being sick and the kids at home I have had not time to sew or much else...........Had hoped to zoom for Australia Day but the other kid is home also and its going to be to hot to be in the shed also.............
But it's great because I have tomorrow off so 4 days off work...........yippee...........
Happy Australia Day......got to head off the the celebrations in town..........
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue.....

Monday, 2 January 2023

great start......

Great start to the new year ....... Chookshed Stitchers meeting last night 20 stitchers and this morning my time we had 16 stitchers.... From around the world as usual....... 
We had a number turn up and it was wonderful to catch up.......
I got a couple of stitcheries done......
Susan will tell me what this is from but it is a Natalie Bird @ The Birdhouse panel.......
Lou got her Lucy top finished..... It's only been 18 months she's done great......8 years and I'm still going.....
missed taking pics when we had more on.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

are you free.......

Chookshed Stitchers are zooming shortly....... Did you want to join us?
Happy New Year
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Merry Christmas......

 You always know you need to blog when you get an email "you're MIA again. Hope all is well".........

I'm fine.......life's pretty hectic....we all have those patches.......I got one of my courses finished.........still working on another one......it will take some time yet.........my "me time" just after Christmas has now been stolen so I am unsure what to do now for some me time..........it's not the time of the year to take me time in my job.........you could get a sudden random Chookshed Stitchers zoom if I can fit something in some time between Christmas/New Year............

I'm not even going to try and say I will get around your blogs as I just don't have the time at present.........

I did hang some tinsel at work but that's as good as the Christmas decorations are at present.......see what the next day brings.....I've been annoying them with Christmas carols on all day........

Christmas is at home so I need to do something fast..........

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas........

Have a wonderful New Year......


Catch you in 2023......
lots of love and thanks for all the fun times and inspiration from 2022.......
Chookyblue..........
PS I have a quilt to share too...........it needs binding but it only arrived back yesterday.........

Sunday, 4 December 2022

confessions of a bad blogger.........

I must confess that I am so far behind on blog reading it isn't funny...........
I think I am now 2 months behind on most.......so if I comment on several at once that's why.........i'm catching up....very slowly........the days are flashing by way to fast......
I had a quick zoom last night my time...........apologies about the time for those it does not suit but I can't change the clock.........having said that we had about 17 pop thru in a couple hours..........mostly Australia but also one from Germany, UK, Norway and USA........
I managed to do limited sewing but I did get 6 white hexies attached and quit when I got a knot in my thread..........
the days have been glorious.............
the plants are blooming and the bees humming.............there is a mass of white stamens under this cadagi tree........
Enjoy the rest of your weekend........
off to a 4th birthday party.......
Catch you later...........
Chookyblue.......

Monday, 28 November 2022

bad work life balance.......

Sorry I haven't had time to do zoom. I have been busy with some study, work and farm stuff - we've been doing lots of sheep work and I took this photo the other day. Thank God for the dogs, they help........
Hope everyone's going well and busy sewing and you're probably all getting ready for Christmas cos blink and it will be here. Hope to get a zoom in before then, but I'm not really sure if I've got a morning free. Maybe it might need to be an evening session which doesn't work for the US and Canada, but we'll see what I can do.....
Was hoping to show some progress with my churn dash quilt also but just have not had a chance to get to the chookshed.... I need to round up all the sewing gear that's been dumped in the house from my trip away at retreat.....
Ok take care everybody
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue........

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Flood water......

 

you can read the article here on Weatherzone news but if you were on the last Chookshed Stitcher's gathering on zoom when I was talking about the flooding in NSW here is a satellite map showing the river systems......all the blue veins are water.......flooded rivers, creeks, flood plains etc
The blue water line on the bottom of the map is the NSW/Victoria border........
This was taken 18/11/22 
The water at the top of the map takes months to filter down thru the system to the bottom left...........so the flood situation will require work well into the new year and that is without any more rain.........

Map of Australia to show you how big NSW is.........
And considering we are still in LaNina' not likely to be turning dry soon............
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Saturday, 19 November 2022

final wrap......

Well the posts didn't happen again until yesterday..........Thursday was a big day.........packing the car up and heading off..........I was to tired Friday after work to make sense of words.........
the gardens at Glenrose are beautiful............
you really can't see the cottages as they are tucked away in the gardens...........
love the old milk drums........
nearly forgot to add this top in that I made........I loved this panel and when I saw it at the shop I had to get it..........
there was mention of a Christmas tree farm and Christmas shop on the way home.........
so we met Susan and Maureen there and had morning tea on the way home...........
I've never been to a Christmas shop and it was gorgeous..........

it was a great week away catching up with friends..........
thanks for inviting me girls.....I had a great time and So did Miss Jules.......
Lynda, De, Susan, Me - Sandi - Helen, Miss Jules and Maureen
Toowoomba lookout............Also caught up with a girl friend at Laidley.........Love driving around those intense cropping areas......so productive...........
Since we had some quilt tops finished and he was on the road we stopped in and checked out Jacksons new shop.....He only had his official opening a few weeks ago in his new a bigger building..........House of Jackson...........We also caught up with Annette there.........got talking to much and forgot to take a photo..........
we stopped too much on the way home, caught every red light on the roads works and we were a bit to late but it was a great day...........Miss Jules pick up was not where he was supposed to be so 40 mins later I had dropped her off.......
It was just on 11pm when I crawled into bed..........but so worth the effort.........
numerous delicious food options and meals with friends........6 patchwork shops (some 2-3 times) and 1600kms later we arrived home and hadn't doubled over any roads...........
Catch you later...........
Chookyblue.........