Sunday, 14 August 2022

iso.......

I'm hanging out in the Chookshed as I was in a course with a colleague all week and he's tested positive to Covid so as I've been away all week I'll stay away from the family for a day or two just to be sure.......I was pretty busted from being away so have not achieved much...... Attached a binding to Fairy Girls quilt she made....... Massive effort as it's big and heavy....... Flannel quilt, wool/ cotton batting and minky backing.......I cut the binding 2 3/4 instead of 2 1/2..... It's also flannel so it's taking some effort stitching down......Getting the needle thru my fingers know all about it........ Even with a thimble.......
To aid my world knowledge I've finally brought the laminated maps I've thought about for some time........
for you my friends....... The most devine heavenly fragrance from a random rose...... Gorgeous long stem so it's in a wine bottle out here with me..... Later I found some people perennial statice......Better get some pruning done on the roses.......... I did give them a bit of a feed....... But that can wait......
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It's now Sunday arvo late...... If I don't turn + I'll be amazed because I'll not feeling well so something's brewing.......I got the binding finished but pretty much took me all weekend........ It's a very big quilt but I just plodded along....... More rain so the creek's up........
And while out I found this capeweed with a bee and a caterpillar once I looked harder...... Love seeing the bees wings......... They are so fine.......
Ok best go do nothing again.......
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Sunday, 7 August 2022

foggy start......

It was a glorious start to the day with some fog in the distance that thankfully didn't come in to us.........
Made for a lovely photo not long after starting zoom with the Chookshed Stitchers........
you can see the foggy cloud between the silos.......
oh the glow.......
thankfully it wasn't too cold a morning so I went to the Chookshed for zoom this time........
while it was only to be a shorter zoom Mr Chooky needed some rescuing in his broken down ute so I left the room open while I did that and as I was frustrated with the interruption I stayed on longer...........
I reverse stitched some churn dash prep that I wasn't happy with then moved onto the dreaded corners of the binding I was not happy with.........much better now........
I got both these quilts finished........the yellow bind was only 1/2 done when I picked it up........
Rose Marie I finally got these finished so that's 2 finishes and I could have 3  for this month......
I had hoped to have them finished in July but didn't quite get there......
it was a smaller group but a great group none the less......
we were all busy doing something.........
this shows the quilting well in the afternoon light when I took these pics..........
This pink is a flannel and it's a babies quilt............i need to take pics now.........
inspired by my finishes and knowing my self set goal 
"I cannot get anything quilted until all binding is up to date" 
I attached the binding to the last quilt........last month I realised I had not done this I thought I had done this previously but must have only got the binding made...........anyway its attached now and with the decision to zoom again Saturday evening it is 3 parts sewn down so should be finished soon............
once this one is done that will be 14 quilts opps 15 quilts finished this year..............some have been a long time in the making.........but so good to be caught up..........I think I have 4 to show you.........that include the one I made for my new bubba.........I just realised I have not shared that yet either...............
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Email - my last post........I realise many of you follow my blog already...........there are lots of readers who are not bloggers and I have had several requests this year alone so decided I will just do the list myself.........
I appreciate all my readers who follow my blog..........however you do that.......
on your sidebar, following, feedly, bloglovin, saved links you open - what ever means THANKYOU

Ok best go lots to do for a Sunday............
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue..........


Friday, 5 August 2022

email anyone?????

 As I am becoming to frustrated with trying to work out a service that would email my blog posts out to you blog readers who want it emailed.......I'm pretty sure the service that blogger did have, that should have finished last year, has really finished now..........

I'll get the carrier pigeons out for you.........



I have a contact box on the right sidebar (scroll down a bit)

leave a message there 
OR  
leave a comment on this post and I will delete it once I write it down.......

I'll start a contact list and forward out the posts myself.............
It's worth a try........

So if you want to be in the email list get moving.........
Catch you later...........
Chookyblue.........

Sunday, 31 July 2022

the saga continues......

Terrible photos of this quilt..... The colours are so wrong but besides that in my clean up while on leave I dug this quilt out...... Pops it on the board....... It's looking very scrappy i know when it got out away something was going wrong when I was joining the rows so I needed to unpick some blocks but but but I can't remember what was wrong so I will need to put the pattern out and see that the blocks were right to start with.........
But........ 
There was a corner missing.......I searched high and low.... Pulled all the fabric together that I knew were part of this quilt........I could not find the corner.......I had even taken the scraps near these fabrics inside to sort thru and iron in the hope I found the missing pieces......But nothing......
Fast forward a month and a memory came up in my photos.......
hhhmmmmmm 2013 or 2009 I can't remember.....
I was so excited to see this...... The colours are a little better....... Maybe not as creamy in the background.......
Look at the photo.......
Yep a corner is missing...... Yes just flip the photo but mystery solved.......
The corner was missing way back when.......
So I have stopped looking.......
I will need to make sure I can find enough of the background but I can find other fabrics to make two corners.......
Separately
I had also lost some work clothes...... 
Turns out I put them away in a new spot.......
Not coping with being organised..... Lol
I did get a binding finished last night so Rose Marie will be happy I met the challenge.......That's great...... I'll try finish the last two today to meet the goal for July........ As I can hand stitch while I'm chatting to the old folks.........
I've done something I haven't done for ages...... connected the TV up so I can watch some of the Commonwealth Games...... Anyone else watching?????
Trying to get some more churn dash blocks finished..... While I'm making progress I may not make July by my time....... Might by the time the last  USA time zone comes around......
Rain is forecast this week so that will be nice but I need to get lots of other stuff done before I head away for the night........
Have a great Sunday......
Chookyblue......



Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Too tidy to find stuff........

 so while I was on my long service leave I had a big tidy up.............somethings found homes..........others made it to homes that they rarely lived in.........
I found my sewing pouch after searching high and low.......in so many spots........under fabric, in bags, under quilts in boxes.........everywhere.......even looked in the house as Sue @ Kiwikid suggested knowing I had been sewing inside a bit lately.........thanks for looking girls but I found it in the draw that it is supposed to live in.........I had forgotten I was so organised.........
being organised caused so much frustration.......just where Lou @ Manxgirl said it would be in the last place I looked.......hhhmmmmm
Now if only I could find my yellow measuring tape that should live in this pouch........I think Fairy Girl may have been using that sewing her quilt last.........
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Now onto the progress of the weekend........lovely to see those who popped into the impromptu zoom......sorry if you missed it.......I made great progress on more churn dash prep but prior to that I had actually made more of the repro style blocks...........
Maybe I have June blocks up to date now..........
Its a bit like worlds collide with the brights beside them............but that's what happens when people send you different quilt ideas they found while deciding what to make for the Churn Dash Sew-a-long....
Its great seeing everyone's block popping up around blogland..........and I know many of you are also enjoying this too.......
Here they are on there own......most of the pink burgundies........i'll mix it up a bit with the next lot....I'll be travelling to a retreat this month so have a chance to choose some sashing and setting triangle fabrics...so really need more variety....I will look what I have first but not sure if I have something to suit..........could have a backing here though so that would help..........
And I also made another one of the doubles.........20in finished.....they are big.....
Weatherwise the weekend was glorious..........20-21 degC calm and peaceful......today a change came thru this morning and it's pretty windy and currently 13 deg that feels like 6......
shove more wood in the fire I say.........
This pic is most of the prep from the weekend at the front and I cut more grey strips today for the bright quilt...........I started making some of the 1/2 sq triangles for both and have brought them inside to press and trim up....(not in the pic)....a few here and there will get them done..........then I can start constructing more blocks.........
hoping to get caught up for July.........
How is everyone else going?????
I know some are well ahead and some I have seen nothing so lets get posting and share the Churn Dash love........💙💙💙💙💙
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue........

Saturday, 23 July 2022

the week that wasn't......

Mr Chooky was away this week and I had grand plans........its like freedom week.......eat what I want when for dinner......all the things he doesn't like.......no one complaining if I am reading something on my phone in the wee hours of the night........but I am not so brave and the first night I spooked myself......which I can do easy......first nights sleep is never good but after that it should settle down.........BUT..........no a couple of neighbours had some visitors in the middle of the night.........not the ones you invite.....not going into the whole story but that stuffed the rest of the nights sleeping while Mr Chooky was away..........
I had plans to work on the churn dash blocks.......I got these blocks ironed........not trimmed also.........the fabric in the background I didn't draw a line on for 1/2 sq triangles.........seriously.......lack of sleep buggered everything.......I had some churn dash blocks almost done that I didn't even finish piecing.........
sunrise this morning had a gorgeous glow.........
Enjoy your weekend..........
Chookyblue...........
PS does anyone know where my sewing pouch is with all the wot nots?????

Monday, 18 July 2022

progress and one friend.......

I did work on the churn dash blocks yesterday........I got a friend to go with my one lonely block........
I was working on piecing more but they are not quiet block stage.......
Need a press then get the 3 rows joined......
This pic was along the way.......
The succulents caught my eye when I was filling up the water bottle for the Chookshed......... Looking very healthy.....
I was really more in a cutting mood then sewing so I made use of that and cut heaps of fabric for my Churn dash blocks........ All the pink/burgundies have already been cut...... Still need to cut a lot more background but that will happen.....I have more then enough cut for June/July......
I did start another double churn dash.......
How are your churn dash blocks coming along?
We might have a Churn Dash zoom catch up soon........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......
PS there was no binding progress.... 
Still need to fix the corners to finish them..... 
See what the week brings......

Saturday, 16 July 2022

everyone needs a friend.......

The only useful sewing to show for the day.....
A sewing day with friends.......... It's been forever since I've had a sewing buddy in the Chookshed..... Besides the Chookshed Stitchers......
 Yummy chicken and sweet corn soup for lunch.......
Nibbles and bubbles mid afternoon.......
Making the first and only block so far...... Miss Jules Twister quilt getting the first border on in the background........
Now I'm forcing her to cut it so she doesn't put it off forever....... Lol......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......