Monday, 16 July 2018

Playing with cotton.......

Playing with cotton...............
cotton seed is helping keep my cows alive.........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue.......

Sunday, 1 July 2018

House weekend......

Nice to have a weekend at home.........just working around the house............
Inside and outside jobs.............but within walking distance...........
We got some rain during the week...............won't really make any difference unless we get more very soon and that forecast just completely disappeared..........
Last Sunday 40mls was forecast for this last week..........most around here were lucky if they got 10mm...........some even started sowing some crops........everyone is so desperate..........10mm won't do anything really...........we are sooooooo dry.............
to put it into perspective..........and every area has different rain fall needs.......we have an annual rain fall of about 21.5inchs. (12 months)
For 20 months we are only up to 14inchs.........so for not too far off 2 years we don't have any where near one years rain even yet...........
We just need to be more resilient according to the government..........i can tell you if we weren't resilient we wouldn't still be here......stupid govt........

I managed to get some pics of Big Loves babies............

Thankgoodness she is still managing to feed both of them..............mind you we are still feeding her heaps.............
Big Love loves her buckets of feed............
in the tray is oats and cotton seed..........
Some more groceries arrived yesterday..........only 1/2 the load..........someone else was desperate so I will get more next week........at least I know it is coming.........
Not sure what will happen once this is gone.........its getting more expensive and this came from Victoria..........the freight is a killer........

Sunset yesterday.............Actually feels like we achieved something this weekend............something progressive.......while it was demolishing yards it's still good to do something other then exist......or feeding...........

I received a little care package a few weeks ago and I was looking in it again this weekend and found the hot pink nail polish............I needed a feel good moment so i painted my nails.................lots of funny comments from the family while working...........lol...........But it was a great boost for the weekend............sometimes it's the little things that show people still care that count.......don't ever forget how powerful one little action or word can be for someone............
not sure when I will be back.........sewing is non existent and I think your sick of the farm posts.............
Take care...........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

the main reason we went to the quilt show......................

The main reason we went to the quilt show is that Fairy Girl ha entered her quilt in the show......in the end only for display  - technical info that i don't quite understand but anyway it was there hanging...........
She was very excited about this...........
We also snapped a pic of Susan @ Thimblestitch with her lone star......she got some ribbons there but I didn't take a close up so can't remember what they were.......Congrats Susan..........Its exciting when one of your friends wins.........and we found her on quilt duty and took heaps  of pics............
the other reason was i helped by friends out on their stand..........can't say it was work.............it was so much fun.........thanks Anni and Pete...........
Sylvia took this photo and I forgot to get one of us together............
too funny I came home with these goodies but the fat 1/4 I really liked.......i took the pics of what I got at Cherry pie Designs and didn't realise until I was looking at the pics I got the exact same print with a red flower centre..............and it was folded the other way so I must have really liked it..........saw the fussy cutting potential............
Simple Joys Pincushion was a hit and the Grand Adventures pincushion even more..........too many caravaners now days......Simple joys had to come home with me..............
Some liberty love............can't remember from where
Elm Grove Patchwork...............really was lovely to meet Lenora...........we have been friends online via her blog Elm Grove Patchwork for so long..........
Lighting terrible.........quilts gorgeous.........
While I have a broad range of fabrics I like I am sure my first true love is civil wars prints I just love them..........my shirtings are low so got this little mixed bundle...........and I LOVE Karen K Buckley scizzors they are so sharp.......I don't have this  size...........
Sewn and Quilted was right behind us and it was a bit surreal as I follow Meredith @ Pomegranate and Chintz who posts about some of the sewing classes and always so inspiring...............
Dutch Heritage...........
And some little purchases...........
Cherry Pie Designs............always have to stop here too..........
got a backing on a great sale............and some more glue............
Picked up these fat 1/4's..........see what I mean about the one on the right.............lol.........
i did the Mrs Peach epp workshop with Kathy Doughty from Material Obsessions..........can't wait to get into this more...........
Not the nest photo because of the light but The Birdhouse was also beautiful..................
I got the fabrics to go with the pattern that I got last year...........
Its supposed to be a quilt for Fairy Girl................she might get it for her 50th birthday..............lol.......
And blue and green bundle from Somerset Patchwork..................
the quilts were amazing as always to see what people have done..............
the stands I went too all looks beautiful.................
BUT seriously lighting in the building is terrible..............so bad you hardly think it is a brand new building only opened not much more then 12 months ago..........
Does not show the quilts off as best it could..........the stands need so much extra lighting so you can see what they have..............and lets not go to trying to see in a workshop.........
I had a great time............but then i had to return home.......I think it would be best to not go away when it is bad here........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Monday, 25 June 2018

Saturday fun.....

First up was a trip to circular quay.................
Its been ages since Leanne and I got a photo together......we keep forgetting............She is the wizz bang demo girl at Bernina............was so nice to catch up.............She has just moved her website too............Mount Vincent Quilts..........or her blog........She does amazing quilting and had 2 quilts in the show.............
While I was working away a few friends called in...........this time I remembered to grab some quick snaps..............I haven't seen Anita and Sandy for ages..............too short a time girls but at least we got a quick catch up in.......
Another surprise as I was not expecting them but Harriet and Tina newbies at Scrub Stitchin' popped in to say hi too.............and Scrub girls Harriet got a new kit for her second quilt............she's going to have it finished but our next retreat..........so pleased you stopped in too girls...........
While I had lots of catch ups with Sandy and Jenny as they were also there for a few days Suze and Kate made a quick dash on Saturday.........so we all had lunch together...........
After all the work and play of Saturday we went once again to Cyren at Harbourside for drinks.........."happy hour" was just perfect each afternoon................Judith @ Juud's Quilts came and joined us for a drink........
When she comes out next year we have planned a bush holiday afterwards........now I just need to win lotto to go to The Netherlands..
Baileys brulee...........yummo........I ate 3 out of 4 nights here and the service was great..........everyone loved there meals........my table buddies did change a bit each night..........it wasn't planned but the food was good............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Catch up with friends......

Me, fairy girl, Jannimary, Ros @Bloom, Lea who was at Fairy floss stitches and Susan @ thimblestitch..... With Susan's prize winning lone star in the background......... 
Happy hour again........
Met Juud from juud quilts she was working on the Dutch heritage site...... Not sure how I have not come across her blog as she has so many on her side bar that I follow but we had a great chat....... 
Has been great to meet Lenora and Linda ....... They run a friendship frolic ever year down on the great Ocean road....... They both have shops there  ..... Elmgrove patchwork and gum Valley patchwork....... I've followed them for years ...... Linda was only in on Friday so great to meet her.... ....i didn't know she was going to be up this way ......... 
So much fun catching up With friends...... Some great surprises........
Missed a photo with Sylvia......
Ok off to do it all again......
Catch you later........ Chookyblue...... 

Friday, 22 June 2018

Hanging with the tribe.......

Don't you just love the sign........ I'm in the tribe........ Perfect for us.......
More happy hour...... Another amazing dinner........ A few lurkers have made themselves known.......one we dragged into the fold........and she was just lovely....... Guess that's what happens in blogland........ We have great lovely people (and lurkers).......I've checked out some of the amazing quilts...... More today....... More stalls to see also.......
Off to 'struggle thru another day'...... Lol.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......... 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fun....

Pics in weird order......... 
It was a bright and early start....... But a fun day....... 
Happy hour was a good find......
Dzintra and I enjoying bubbles....... 
Until someone who shall remain nameless spilt the champagne...... Lol ..... 
Not the best pic but the hatched and patched stand looks amazing as usual ....... Hi to my readers who  introduced themselves when they found me here........ Sometimes I write away here wondering if anyone reads it ..... It was lovely to meet you both....... 
See Lyn promise I didn't share the pic here...... 
Sunrise........ 
Sadly the only green patches I saw on the way down were a few crop circles that are irrigated......... Mind you you could see many of those just left brown to so maybe no water to irrigate ....... 
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......