Monday, 25 January 2021

Australia Day zoom zoom..........

 I'll be zoom sewing again tomorrow for Australia Day.........

Don't worry if you haven't joined in before be brave and jump on in.......
just flick me a comment and I will send you the link

I've been busy on the sewing machine so will be back to show you what I have been up too soon......
almost got a quilt top together.........
Hope to see you tomorrow........
stay safe.....catch you later......
Chookyblue......
PS It's won't be a long late night sewing night for me so hop on early...........


Sunday, 24 January 2021

mystery......

What do you do when you find a bundle of fabric tucked away in a box..... In a snap lock bag on its own....... I have a feeling it was for a specific project.... But really can't remember..... Anyone else have this problem?
I'm in the Chookshed. Been cleaning and tidying. It's going to be a hot day so not sure if I'll last out here all day..... 
But now things are a little more tidied I might cut into those French general fabrics...... That I've been fondling..... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue...... 

Friday, 22 January 2021

bits and pieces.....

Just had a quick weekend away at friends. 
I'm not a beach person but I love the views..........
Sitting on their back deck with a wine, pool views and a lovely breeze chatting with my friends I finished this Lucy block and started another one...............
we have a new poddy........he's pretty quiet..........going well on the bottle..........
some great sunsets lately........big sky land where I live.............
Another view from a look out while away........it was pretty clear and we could see so far away..........
Tia Gorge.........very rugged country..........
and I found a gorgeous patchwork shop.......Stitched and Framed.......I needed a few more pinky reds to go into the quilt design I am planning.........these are the ones I had plus a few more I dug out of the stash and the new ones all together.......great shop she even cut fat 1/4's for me as I needed that size to cut the blocks.....I think I brought even more when she said that wasn't an issue and didn't have to do the minimum 1/2 metre cut to get what I needed.........I will be going back...........
I've got a extra long weekend as we have a holiday Tuesday for Australia Day and I took Monday as leave. Might try for a zoom sewing day Monday or Tuesday (my time)......anyone keen.........I'll let you know if I am definitely going ahead........plans are a bit vague here for the weekend......but I'm hoping to sew at some stage...........
Stay safe.........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Sunday, 10 January 2021

dreaming....

So I ironed these lovely French General fabrics and thinking of some kind of big block quilt to show off the lovely prints........I think I could have some more FG fabrics tucked away so must do a quick search to see what I find............I actually have 2 fat1/4s of each print......
I think two families of emu babies must have combined as there was only one adult emu with this group of I think 15 young ones.........they are darker younger and a little smaller then the adult still at this stage.......they had walked up to the fence a bit from where they were......they are really inquisitive......
Have a great Sunday.......some domestic duties then time with Fairy Girl..........maybe we will end up out in the Chookshed to prep something........maybe not......see what happens......
Stay Safe.....
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Sunday, 3 January 2021

wet start....

So those girls who were on early in zoom on new years day may remember me mentioning I had a couple of light showers. Really it was only 1.5mm all up but it was cloudy all day.........
Yesterday was building up in the afternoon. I really thought I was going to cop some storms all afternoon...nothing happened......but I went to bed and woke up late to a storm.........
53mm of rain it was pretty heavy.......what a great start to 2021..........
I have another family of Willy Wagtails that will be leaving the nest in the next few days.........
The last of the storm clouds that passed over.........but the sun is shining today........
Yesterday I got the lawns mown........so pleased i did but I think I will need to mow them again tomorrow with the storm rain it grows so fast..........what a great problem.........
Today I was supposed to catch up with some friends but I will stay put now......the creek is up too......
Sewing, bookwork and I will need to spray some edges the weeds are like triffids.......
Stay safe........
Catch you later........
Chookyblue.......

Saturday, 2 January 2021

new years day fun

Wow what a way to see in the first day of the year.........it started on a high......
15hours of zoom sewing with my blog friends......
Mostly all still blogging which is wonderful........
I worked on my Miss Elizabeth quilt who has not seen the light of day for a long time........was great to get the light strips on each side of this piece..........They are over 1 metre in length..........I finished this up and had to make a mad dash to the Chookshed for more sewing and found Lucy..........well LucyII to be exact.......forgot to take a pic but I found 4 blocks cut prepared so I choose one of those. 
I think this time we had 16 at the most on at one time.........some pop in for a long time......some for a shorter time and some in and out a few times.......it's what ever works...........27 of us in total...........be brave and join us if you like next time......it's not exclusive........but it is for sewing/crafty bloggers..........
I have a list of everyone with blog links on the sidebar.......only the bottom 5 weren't in yesterday.....
I was starting to fade about 8pm and Janet @ Rogue Quilter USA who had left us many hours earlier popped back in.......I said omg what are you doing here what time it is.........she said it was 2am and she was finally going to bed but thought would those girls really still be online??????
Well hello we were........well maybe 4-5 of us......it was very funny.......she could not believe we were still here sewing and chatting....Sylvia in Germany was even back with us as she had popped away for a few hours sleep............anyway we all chatted for another couple hours.........I think I stopped sewing just after 9pm. I know when I am away next I will be looking for a better sewing light.......it's fine sewing in the Chookshed with the fluro lights but my sewing lights just don't cut it inside anymore......bit too warm light.......need a cooler light that will be much more brighter.......
Anyway our group had a real international mix especially earlier in the day......but with so many different time zones discussions on what meal time it is for others.......what covid restrictions are in place.......what traditions people have for Christmas..........what changed this year........what projects people were working on and a million other topics I am sure were discussed........
THANKYOU girls for making my start to the year so much fun........

OK must go mow the jungle that I call lawn.......really with the storms around it needed to be mown a day or 2 ago...........
Happy New Year...........
Stay safe.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......



Thursday, 31 December 2020

Zoom zoom into the new year........

 So I have a cruisy day planned sewing with you if you want to join me.........


Lets start the New Year sewing..........
yes my overseas friends some of you will see out the old one but lets sew together..............
If you're reading this and you're a blogger leave a comment and I will send you the link during the day if you find this post.........
I am not sure what I will be sewing but I know I gets heaps done usually...........
But it's great to catch up with everyone.....
I'll start at 7am my time and it will be a sewing marathon so i'll be on for a long time.......
See you soon.........
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Late checkin......

 Sorry ive been a bit quiet.......busy as usual.......like everyone else...........
yesterday I had an unplanned zoom sewing day......for those that got my email and were able to join in great and thanks.........
no pics........I did some stitchery all day........i'll take some pics later to share........
when I finished I had to go draft some sheep and shed them for crutching...........this was the sky when I left.........
by the time I got home it was dark and the lightning was cranking up heaps.............
no pics here sorry.......we got 13mm of rain......
just some random sky cloud pics that I have taken lately.........
Merry Christmas to all of you I hope you had a nice day.........mine was pretty good......easy and simple......way to much food as usual.....
I love cloud watching..........
I'm a month behind in blog reading.........trying to catch up on some but there's lots.......I went ok for a little patch keeping up...........
hoping to zoom sew again soon..........maybe New Years Day which will be New Years Eve for some of you.........but with current restrictions for some around the world you may be home and free anyway since you can't/don't want to go anywhere..........i'm hoping it is wet but I am planning a quiet me day...........
Must go move some sheep. Extra day off town work which is great.......back for a couple then a 3 day weekend...........
Stay Safe.....
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue........