Sunday, 31 May 2020

Chookshed Party Plans........

Well friends it has been a quiet and sad weekend. I've tried to do things to distract myself with other things since the Chookshed 8th Birthday party can't happen as usual this year. 
(2018)
My friend Kate who had been here for all but the first sent me some messages yesterday.........shes also missing the fun. 
So as i'm on town work holidays I hope to get things a little more organised & next weekend (which is a long weekend in my part of the world) i'm going to have a real virtual party.........I know over the years many of you have joined in at home and stitched with us where ever you were in the world..........BUT this year i'm going to try & really go virtual........
I'm going to have a zoom sewing day or two..........see how I go............got to work out the time zones... who's awake when.......but I would love you my friends here to join.......if you can't or don't want to join the video link up then you can just sew along as usual & do a post & let me know........but I did a zoom meeting all day for the Covid cancelled Scrub Stitchin' Retreat & it worked really well..........
Some of you have already indicated that you will join me.........
Feel free to use the image above.....
I've even been doing a little hand stitching lately.......I found a layer cake & if I have some background fabric to suit I have designed a quilt........
OK best go & do some more jobs this sunny Sunday.....
Stay safe.....
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Friday, 29 May 2020

sunsets

The sunsets have been beautiful lately.... Here is one from this week.....
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue..... 

Monday, 25 May 2020

kit winner......

Congrats Jo @Butterz
You are the winner of the kit Hatched and Patched design Time With Friends Pouch
Jo send me your address and I'll pop it in the mail. 
Stay safe
Catch you later 
Chookyblue 

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Chookshed party thoughts.....

Proof I have been sewing a little bit..... Just a thread here or there but these little stitcheries are getting done..... 
The sunsets have been amazing
Just some thoughts..... Since part of the chookshed party has been cancelled as in real friends coming for a sleep over to sew with me... But you out there online have joined in most years..... 
So this year I'm thinking of really going virtual..... I mean usually you share a post of what you got up to...... 
But
Would you join virtually online in a zoom link up? 
Let me know your thoughts.... 
If your keen what country are you from? 
Also think it will be the
 6th and/or 7th June
What's your thoughts blog friends???
Stay safe
Catch you later
Chookyblue 

Friday, 22 May 2020

Scrub Stitchin' Corona Style........

 Wow sorry i've been trying to get here..........had issues emailing my pics to the post like i usually do so I got delayed........Life's busy for me........work continues and with the changes due to corona virus its very hectic.....no chance to work from home or sit at home and sew like some........
We've had rain and things have been lovely and green........drying out a bit at present but we have an amazing bulk of feed in the paddocks for the stock.........its been wonderful not feeding.......yes we have been doing that for 3 years.......
Due to corona virus Scrub Stitchin' had to be cancelled........I was so devastated........I had been looking forward for months and months to the time away, see everyone and to stop.........It was supposed to be the weekend before easter.........in the end I pushed it back a week as I figured no one would have anything fun to do at easter so we could all joined in together then online.....
So we had a zoom sewing day..........it was the next best thing really...........we got on at 10am and the last of us got off about 5pm..........it was just lovely to sit and stitch and chat...........
So what did we stitch???
I decided I would try and send everyone a treat.......in the end given the rapid chances with corona virus I ended up getting Anni from The Home Patch / Hatched and Patched to send off the parcels directly.............
I had been so busy over summer I asked my friend Anni what new projects did she have...........this ended up with Anni making a special design just for us.........
ta da.............Anni's latest design........its also now available for everyone to make now........ 
Time With Friends Pouch can be found here
I just asked the girls to choose pink or blue........they had no idea why..........
I also likes this little needlebook with some wool applique also.........
So I got it added into the parcels too..........
Little Bird Needlebook can be found here
Thanks heaps Anni @homepatch or @hatchedandpatched
Thanks to all the Scrub girls for making the day great...........it was so wonderful to catch up.......
we also had more lovely rain around easter and the creek filled up.........no need to isolate we couldn't go anywhere anyway.....
Stay tuned.......i'll be back pretty soon...........the Chookshed 8th Birthday party was supposed to be next weekend but it's also cancelled due to Corona........BUT I have plans for the following Saturday or Sunday.......more on that soon......
OMG I almost forgot..........I have a spare kit.........given the issues with postage at present this will be a Australia only draw.........sorry international girls........
So if you would like to win this little kit or you would like to nominate a friend leave a comment........
tell me what would you pop into your pouch (7x12in)
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Update......

Yes im still alive my friends...... Trying to sew is impossible..... With continued dust storms the Chookshed is permanently out of action and its just to filthy and a health hazard to be in.... ..this is putting it mildly........ And the usual summer heat on top.......

My fulltime town work job has been insanely busy and involved heaps of travel......

The farm is still in drought...... Yes its been years but still going.....
For my international friends thanks to those who messaged - the fires that have made all the headlines have been well away from us...... But 5 months on they have slowly moved south down the east coast taking peoples lives and many homes, farms, livestock, businesses and bushland destroyed...   The country is just so dry they cannot be stopped......

I started a ig account which kind of replaced my Snappy friends blog....... It's just farm life focussed as I was trying to get thru the drought..... You probably won't be interested as it contains no sewing...... @farmer_blue
Hope you are all well.
I've tried to get back to sewing and blogging but now just isn't the time.

Scrub stitching is coming up early April.... We have spare beds if you want to join us let me know......

How you are all busy sewing.
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....


Sunday, 6 October 2019

Hey

Hey blog friends I'm still alive.... Photos from yesterday and today.......
Feeding cotton seed to the weaners, exploring bush tracks with nice views, gorgeous start to a hot day today 37degC max temp.
Hope you are all well
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Playing tourist....

Run away for a few days with family remote northern territory...... Very lack of phone service..... 
Great scenery.... More pics when I'm home.....
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....