Sunday, 30 May 2021

Thankyou....

Thanks to everyone who joined in this morning (my time) to celebrate the Chookshed's 9th birthday..... I have friends coming to the Chookshed next weekend so the party started early......
While it was only a short time today 4 hours.........not the record 15hr marathon it was still great to see everyone...........
I think there was 15 to 20 people pop in and out this zoom.........
We welcomed Wendy USA and Willeke from Netherlands as newbies...... Lovely to meet you both since I have followed along with your blogs for years......Willeke I hope I spelt your name correct. And your English was great. I just love learning more about the areas other blog girls live and we chat about all kinds of things when we are zooming.....
I added in a couple of photos from the almost full moon this week......I didn't get photos of the eclipse the next night but it was amazing......
Washing, cleaning and tidying to do before my visits next weekend...... Hardly had visitors except the kids and a few of their friends so it's pretty exciting and a pretty big job. I think you should have visitors fortnightly to keep you on track....... It's like a 'spring clean' in winter....... And I'm in a bit of a throw out mood to so it's even better............
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Friday, 28 May 2021

ZOOM ZOOM Chookyshed Party time.........

Its that time girls........the Chookshed's 9th Birthday.
I really have people coming to join me again this year the following weekend and with the full nest of friends I won't have time to chat online so thought I would get the party started a week early........

THIS WEEKEND

Hope some of you would like to join in see times below for your conversion............
Sylvia you better be prepared for a late night.........
Can you believe back in 2014 for the 2nd birthday there was 107 comments on my post about joining the party virtually...........so many bloggers have left blogging now which is sad but there is still a hard core bunch out there reading and blogging away.........which I love.......
Back in the day you just all sewed along and did a post about your sewing after the party..........
Last year we discovered zoom for the Chookshed birthday when we were all locked down due to covid..........I had an absolute ball and this has lead to many more zoom sewing days..........
While I am very fortunate to be able have friends here again this year I know parts of the world are in lockdowns or very restricted lives still due to covid...........
So if you want to join in leave a comment........check out your time zone.........I can only commit to 4hrs I think at this stage so get up early or miss out if you are in Australia.........otherwise it should be Sat afternoon for most parts of the otherside of the world.........
please join in the fun..........if you have not zoomed before be brave and join in it's just like you are sitting around the table with your friends but we are all right there in front of you on the screen and you are part of the whole conversation........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue..........



Sunday, 23 May 2021

Scrub Stitchin'.......what did I sew????

So just to show I did get "Something" sewn while at Scrub Stitchin'..........
This flannel quilt was mostly made by the happy recipient wrapped in it here...........the first job I did at Scrub Stitchin' was to finish this binding and thanks to a couple of the girls it was a team effort........
Sadly the red chenille ran badly when it got washed so now it is a shade of pink.........its been washed several times with every option I can think of....no luck returning it to the nice fresh colours......
anyway the recipient is still happy with it............
Then wanting to achieve something I decided to do a Jelly roll race quilt.........this spurred several others to make quilts also....digging in there stash and finding jelly rolls..........
Here it is finished......I joined it with 2.5in squares but I think I prefer the diagonal joins............
Once that was done I had found some webbing and ribbons while packing things for the retreat so decided to use up what I had........
Heres the pile  of keyfob's with a few made - I need to order more metal parts..........any one brought them lately????
Why did I make them??? Presents, sell some whatever...........
A lot of time was taken up with EPP lessons........I love sharing skills and we had quiet a few who had not done EPP before and the group project which I am yet to share was using EPP.........
got a bit of mine completed also............I have one more melon piece to attached but it had to be re-glued and I finally found my glue stick a couple of nights ago.......thats what happens when you pack everything up in a rush.......
I had a gorgeous pretty bundle of fabrics from Jude and I started playing with a pattern in my own head that I had started to draw up but no cutting instructions just cutting as I went it was a little hard with so much going on so I got to what you see below and another small section and I gave up..........

I am liking what I see but I will work on it quietly alone one day........
When I can spread out even more and make a big mess choosing what fabric I want to put where........
Then distracted by Sue @ Kiwikids Page and Helen who had both brought Drunkards Path precut kits from our little onsite shop.......I was wandering the shop and saw a pack of fabric I thought I would like..........and woops just like that I was making a Drunkards Path..........probably the only way I will make one as not bothered to get the templates and cut one myself............
Making progress..........Sue's on the left and mine on the right.............
was great watching them grow.........
they are pretty easy to sew and you can see Sue's here on her blog..........
Here it is stuck on the makeshift design wall..........not sure if this is the final setting but I don't mind it..........there is enough baby drunkards to make another block and make it 5x5 instead of 6x4.............
then it was all over and everything packed up except my sewing mess.........I have lots of pics from show and tell and probably others on the camera but yet to down load them.........must do that this week..........camera was missing for abit and I found it last night.........
Anyway that's it for now......
It's been a glorious autumn weekend........
Catch you later..........
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 15 May 2021

this is what it's all about.......

This is what its all about.....joy, happiness, friendship......
I feel honored to be able to spend time with these girls..........
Just a belated Scrub Stitchin' post........better late then never.....
Miss Jules and Sue
Annette, Georgina, Jenny and Mary
Miranda, Di and Diane
Me and Kate
Me, Helen and Kate
Party night group pic.......
Georgina, Diane and Lynda
Me and Mary
Brenda, Kate and Jenny
Di, Helen, Annette and Miss Jules
Harriett, Miranda and Tina
Janice, Sally and Lynda
No words just look at all those happy faces.......
Stay Safe.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Friday, 14 May 2021

Friday night zoom......

 If anyone wants to join in a zoom session this evening my time 7pm to 9pm let me know.........
Hoping to do a Sat zoom marathon in the next few weeks.........
Stay Safe.......
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue.....

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

random bits of catch up......

The normal routines been busy as usual...... Like everyone else...... Time change knocks everyone around and the days have really closed in with winter approaching......
the flowers from Scrub Stitchin' are still in a vase on the table at home......I need to do some more posts about the retreat but I think I get like these flowers after retreat...... Slowly fade away bit sad after all the excitement and fun of catching up with everyone....... Onto planning next year....
I've been out doing some burning with Mr Chooky....... I'm a little fire bug for sure......
some great sunsets as usual..... 
autumn sure is in the air and I think I may prepare the fire this weekend and light it...... Really it's been pretty mild with just a few cooler nights....... We got some rain yesterday and overnight so the temps have dropped.......
Finally we've had several weddings in the last few weeks and they both required very long car trips........ One was over 9 hrs away the other 7.5 hrs and of course both in very opposite directions so the travel was exhausting as we didn't have extra time to be away...... But it was worth the effort to see the friends....... Quality time not quantity......
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Ok that's me. Believe it or not I finally caught up blog reading so let's see if I can keep up for more then a day on what everyone's up to..      
And if you have a great blog you read and visit let me know if you don't think I know them.......
Stay safe....
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......