Sunday, 4 June 2017

Party Time

Yes, it's party time in the Chookshed to celebrate 5 years of  fabric, fun and friendship. I've managed to don my party hat briefly and make some prep time happen towards my A Holly Cottage Christmas stitch-a-long quilt.

With chores done yesterday I was about to start cutting into these lovelies.


Until Mr C requested help with one of the bore pumps. Then it was time to head into town for the annual show and Grandson J came home with us afterwards. So today when Pa and J went to check the molasses tubs, out came the iron, cutting mat, rulers and cutter.


Finished just in time to get smoko. All base fabric squares, sashes, first and outer borders and binding cut ready. Waiting now till the spare bed is spare once more so I can lay them all out for a look see.

Rustic scones for smoko. 


Make your way through the balloons and streamers to see who else was at Chooky's party.  http://chookyblue.blogspot.com.au

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Beary Nice Day

Yesterday was a lovely relaxed day spent with this beary huggable mumma and her two cuddly cubs ...


Together with her Bear friends in Michelle's Calendar Bears.


Of course yesterday being Mother's Day, a chocolate mud treat was the order of the afternoon ... yummmm!


Hmmm, still half of May left. What shall I find to work on at night?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Off the Hoop

Sliding backwards with my April finish ... better get a wriggle on with May Calendar Bear.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sewing Happens...Occasionally

Seems to have been a long gap between posts and finished projects...every now and then I manage a flourish of finishes.

First is the best...Little Parker's Farm is done done done


and won first place at our local show on the weekend.

I've had the pattern for these baby change mats since August last year...finally two finished and off to DD and DIL.





Yesterday I still had nothing ready for 1 Xmas Item a Month and it so happened that while rearranging some patterns recently, I found a long ago printed off pattern. Diving into a scrap bag, 8 tissue packet covers found there way into my gift box.


A successful tally for OPAM too. As there are only a few April days left, I best get needle and thread stitching to finish my next Calendar Bear.

Lest We Forget



Friday, 7 April 2017

FNWF

Time to get stitching with friends on this first Friday night of April.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Good Weather for Stitching

What does one do when the rain is bucketing down and work is closed? .... Stitch of course.  I finished this stitchery that has been on the go a good while .... High Tea needlecase by Red Brolly


We've been fortunate to receive almost 7 inches of rain without the damage .... dams and creeks have overflowed and roads are cut so we'll just sit put for a bit .... remember if its  flooded, forget it!  Our emergency services are stretched helping those who are in real need, not those who only think they know best.



Monday, 27 March 2017

What a Difference!

What a difference some nice rain can make. From worrying about water for the livestock, to a beautiful reflection in the water's surface. Grass is starting to come through so the cattle can get a reasonable mouthful.


Now sitting here, torn between worry for those in the path of Cyclone Debbie and hoping she brings some good rain our way to run the creeks, fill the waterholes and top the dams. Stay safe xx

As March comes to the end, I have met 2 deadlines. First is my stitchery block

Calendar Bears by Michelle Ridgeway

Next is a placemat/coaster set for my 1 Xmas Item ... straight to the giftbox.


March has been filled with visits to and from loved ones, special moments and cuddles with our grandsons, and a welcome to a sweet baby girl (niece). Throw in a few birthdays and this month has flashed by.

Next on my to do list :-  bind Little P's Farm

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Getting Close to a Finish

Off to the quilter tomorrow ...


We received a beautiful 63mm (2 1/2 inches) of rain Tuesday evening ... fingers crossed for some more. Coming to the end of school term is always a weary time too ... and my messy house begins to show it ... 2 weeks to go.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Not Today

Hot ... dry ... no inspiration for sewing.


Forecast says maybe a couple inches at the end of the week ... that will be a nice change ... if it happens.

EDIT:  Even that has been reduced. On the plus side just read that our local council is one of 7 more added to the Drought Declared list.