Thursday, 28 August 2014

reporting in..........

Peg @ Happy in Quilting and Susan @ Oh to Sew........i'm reporting in as ordered.demanded requested.......
Peg said to just sew something...Susan said I had to make 3 blocks in the week just 3............
I made 4 and a flower for another secret project..........;)
And since I have extra diamonds and waiting for my jewels (apparently special jewels-  got the wrong ones) I started some blocks from my scraps.........technically NOT a NEW project as the spares have been sitting in a basket waiting for extra papers..........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

animal adventures............

This is my passenger I had last week...........mum was down lambing...........got her up and standing then she wanted to run away from her baby...........so we threw mum in the back of the ute and baby in the front and brought them home...........
over night in the yards together and all was well.........here they are a few days later..........
last week Boy Wonder and I had to do some cattle work......Mr Chookyblue was away...........
Here I am trying to get one of the bulls in......he was not cooperating............
Yes he is taller then my little ute I was in........in the end we got  the other bulls in but this one was left in the paddock..........I wasn't taking him on and we were running out of time............i'm sure if Mr Chooky was here he would have just walked in for him............
Checking some cows.......yep this is the back end of Curly Pops
thumbs up yes she is pregnant...........
Here's  Boy Wonders "new" ute.............the Brumby has been parked in the shed for a few years..........
I feel like i'm sitting on the ground driving around in it..............lol...........i haven't driven it for about 8 years...........bit of a fix up of the gear box and a few other minor repairs shes running well again.........
all kinds of jobs are being done...........with the new independence of driving everywhere...........
"just got to go fix that fence", "just going to check this, check that......"
any excuse to go driving............one advantage of being a farm kid............driving all around the farm......
taking the cows back to the paddock last week.............
9mls last night..........just keeping everything damp which is great..........bring on the green...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Monday, 25 August 2014

look who wants to sew with me.........

How cute am i.............can I come sew in the Chookshed............
I can climb up the step tooo........please let me in.........

and of course Indy spotted a bottle..........got a sip of milk and Charlotte was over in a flash to join in too..........they never forget mik.............
Mind you Indy hung out at the step to or around at the window at the back looking in...........
looking for a pat............she is a sook............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Secret sewing sisters + 1403....

Hope your having a wonderful Sunday.............I am...........
Indy playing at the Chookshed yesterday...............
Gorgeous fabrics from the Secret Sewing Sisters thanks girls.............love all the fabrics you chose for me..............
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Can you believe I have done 1400 posts..............actually this is 1403 posts.....
Some of the first few people who comments on my blog in the first few months I still interact with now..........7 years later I still keep up with some of those first commenters...........
May Britt @ Abyquilt
Taniwa @ By Taniwa

Susan @ Thimble Stitch sent me this gorgeous little chicken pincushion..............it is SOOOOO cute
And another cutie this little magnetic birdie from Deb @ Frog Cottage Designs it's on the fridge in the chookshed already..............love it...........
you later
Chookyblue

Saturday, 23 August 2014

tooooooo many choices..............

thanks for the offers of binding for me.............would be good if I didn't have to post them off somewhere................i'll get it done at some stage..............
Peg told me I had to find "Chooky" and spend some time in the "Chookshed".............it took a couple of days and finally today after a couple of days attempts I found her............spent the whole day with her nearly not that I achieved much but it was good...........
not knowing where to start I pulled out the extra diamonds I got for the EPP quilt and started gluing some papers.........
Susan @ Oh 2 Sew told me to make 3 blocks in the next week.......
I got one done the other night...........maybe another one tonight...........
See this is part of the problem..........so many things poking there heads out in the chookshed.......these are a few.............binding on "The Deep Blue Sea", charm pack, Lynettes bag, the left overs from a Anka's Treasures quilt who knows where the blocks are at the moment but the fabrics are calling, a cute zipper bag pattern Jan @The Little Red Hen gave me, left overs from my Nundle quilt, a new foundation piecing thing I want to try, a quilt on the design wall, more bits of blue for the EPP quilt - Lea@Fairy Floss Stitches scraps she sent me, and a couple of baskets of EPP projects............there are many more bits too...........
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Anyway hope your enjoying the weekend..........real hint of spring here.....today was glorious.......t-shirt all day...........the days are getting longer which is nice...........after the rain there are a few blooms happening too which is great.........so much to share need to organise it all into some posts...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue