Saturday, 2 August 2014

farm stuff................

one of the new troughs we've had to put in over the last months for stock water........
I keep forgetting to share...............
still got empty dams around the place..........these girls won't have to walk so far now for water..............
a brother wanted some jeans repaired........I did think about hot pink flowers.........lol........
yesterday cattle work at home which continues on today..............pregnancy testing, drenching, branding, tagging and a couple to mark........we will be weaning some calves today too............need to off load some cattle..........still not enough rain anywhere..........
late yesterday on the bike..........today is going to be chilly.........it's not too bad when your moving around in the yards...I didn't have the coat and scarf on then.......lol........when it's cool on the bike I always have this scarf up around my ears to keep them warm.........they get cold and ache......my family think I look like I should be in Antarctica............the winds coming off snow somewhere today..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue
PS just in for lunch.............hooley dooley it dam cold outside today............haven't taken my scarf off at all.............the wind is cutting thru..............

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Quilts Show part 3.............

I have some pics to share from the quilt show..........
I have more that are just amazing but the "rules" quilts shows seem to have now days I don't know who the people are so can't ask for permission to share............but I have contacted a few I knew and here are some of the quilts.........and a few snippets..........
you can see the prize winners here..............
The photo above is about 1 1/2 inchs square....TINY......hand embroidered then domestic machine quilted............the amount of work in the space is amazing..............it would drive me nuts to do this.............the whole quilt is amazing..........it did win first prize in it's section.............
love this design............."Ikat Diamonds" by Kathy Doughty
"Data Garden" by Belinda Betts
Awarded Excellence in Long Arm Quilting and also Judges Commendation................
the quilting is amazing..............
Closer detail..............
Belinda said both the quilt above and below are her original designs and the quilting is freehand with the use of rulers and templates.........no computerised stitching................
Garden Tiles also by Belinda Betts
Inspired by the centre panel which was a gift.............
I love the detail in it..............

snippets.................
When I saw this one I think made from saris I thought Susan @ Susan's Sewing Space, Helen @ Helbels World of Craft and Maureen (no blog) would love to see it...........
You can see the whole quilt here.................
This is a group quilt by Springwood Community Quilt Show........just gorgeous...........they won 3rd place in the group section.........this quilt is a Chris Jurd design.............
"Fiesta" by Chris Jurd...............would love to make this one.............
Onto something more modern..............
Metro Medallion by blogger Leanne Harvey @Mount Vincent Quilts...........I think this reminds me of my EPP project a bit with the shape of the light and dark sections...................
4th place in modern - new traditions from old favourites (open)
Another one by Leanne...."Spinner".....inspired by origami............made from 64 different blocks........
&&&
See a little bit of everything............so much inspiration seeing all the quilts...............I could have spent more time wandering around thru them...........just stunning............

Congrats to Janet @ Quiltsalott who won Best Hand Quilting, Retaining the Tradition and Best of Show.........her quilt was amazing..........sadly I didn't get any pics as I was too busy photo bombing while Sue Anne was trying to take a photo......then we were discussing the detail in the quilt and I forgot to take my photo..............

So that's it for the quilt show 2014...........maybe i'll get back in a few years...............if I lived close I would go every year...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

feeling helpful............

A feel good start to the day yesterday............I woke up to this blog comment in my emails.......it was on an old post from 2009..........
(random photo of mine from 2009)
"Just wanted to say your blog tips have been a great help with my blog. I'm fairly new to this but now I will try emailing my photos as that was the Bain of my blog life.

Thanks for the encouragement 
Dawn"

Thanks Dawn @ Sew much to Quilt you made my day.............
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Quilt Show part 2............

Finally back to the quilt show...............
Here is some shopping.............mainly I was looking for a few more blues for my EPP quilt............and surprisingly there were hardly any papers at the show.....and not the size or shape I needed..........For the shops that didn't go you missed out on my business.............There were quite a few that weren't there 2 years ago.............hopefully they will decide to come back.............
but still a black hole for some of a big name Aussie designers.........
But I did my best to show support for the shops that did attend...............

Somerset Patchwork

forgot where I got these.............

Fabrics from the new range Snowbirds..................pretty sure I got this at Appleyard Cottage but can't find it on there website...........
Bits and pieces............

Fairy girl joined in the dancing fun at the start of the day..........this was her prize............

I got the green spot at Fee's Shabby Shack.........Fairy Girl got the pink flamingo at Hatched and Patched

Fairy Girl did a resin jewellery workshop with Beads N Crystals............
I wished I had time to do it too but I didn't..........
She got a few supplies to make something else...........

This is one of the pendants she made the other one included some rice paper.........but I don't have a pic of it............it's my favourite.............
Not sure what stand I got this little zipper purse but I got a few they were a bargain......super cute......

Bags and books from Quiltmania............I got Carolyn Konigs new book.............

Saturday morning heading out from the city we had a stop to Quiltsmith in Annadale..............
A couple of pieces of yardage and backing for Fairy Girls quilt...............
At Spotlight on the way home Fairy Girl found some green chevron that she had been looking for..............
this one is flannel..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A nice night......

Its fun having a sleepover.........
Yummy dinner and dessert...... 
We didn't manage any sewing time but we enjoyed some bubbles and found Kate's labels......organised some hexagons.........thanks for having me Kate 
Catch you later
Chookyblue