Tuesday, 30 September 2014

SSCS update..........

You should all have your partners details now................
Have fun secretly creating a wonderful present and ornament.............
I've added a list of all the swappers on another tab at the top of my blog..........go check out who else is joining in the fun............2014 SSCS....
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DID YOU KNOW................
this is the 8th year of the swap............in that time 849 swaps have been organised...........
256 bloggers have participated in the swap
This year we welcome 2 new girls....Lisa and Sylvia for their 1st swap
7 girls  - 2nd swap
15 girls - 3rd swap
8 girls- 4th swap
11 girls - 5th swap
3 girls - 6th swap Lynn, KarolAnn & Caroline
2 girls -7th swap Kris & Marica
7 girls have joined me for ALL the swaps - Anne Heidi, Carole, Laila, Tonje, Lynda, Nancy & Peg
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I love so many of you have joined in year after year.......although quite afraid some of you may have hunted me down if I didn't run the swap........I would have missed it too don't worry........
thankyou for making this swap what it is.......

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 27 September 2014

woops.................

Where has the last 2 weeks gone.........hope your enjoying the school holidays...........nothing terribly exciting happening here........just a whirl wind trip for family...........driving 8.5 hrs one day.............partying the next.......then back in the car driving home again..........definitely not a relaxing holiday......now before lamb marking (coming up this week) I am going to hide in the Chookshed as I have a quilt to whip up ASAP.........Fairy Girl might escape and hide out with me..........
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Oh and I will try and get organised and show you a pic of the lambs we were given..........One of the neighbours had to do some sheep work and got a lot of lambs miss mothered.......they gave us 10 lambs......we've lost a few but the others are going well..........Boy Wonder has been helping lots but it was much better once we got more then 2 teats............we can feed them all a lot quicker now...............
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Friday, 12 September 2014

2014.............


For those of you wondering, wishing or not even thinking about it this may be the post your waiting for..............
It will be a challenge fitting this in but it just won't be Christmas without the Secret Santa Christmas Swap...........so basically it will only be open for the weekend...............
If you miss the sign up SORRY.............but I am pressed for time just like everyone else.........and this swap takes a lot of background work................

2007 - 80+
2008 - 156
2009 - 118
2010 - 108
2011 - 135
2012 - 103
2013 - 93
2014 - ???

If you want to see what happened in previous years go the the labels on the sidebar and choose
Secret Santa Christmas Swap or SSCS08, SSCS09 etc

If you're a regular you know the drill but check the rules on the bottom of last years sign up post

Keep your parcels under 500 grams to keep posting costs down - must be sent by AIR MAIL
Postage time is only between 17th to 20th November


So to sign up click on this sign up form UPDATED CLOSED
ALSO
email chookybluesscs@gmail.com
This as usual is for the regular visitors and commenters to my blog.............
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Thursday, 11 September 2014

EPP update.............

Really i could have posted this pic a month or more ago.........I just hadn't taken it.............but I haven't added to this one for ages...........I got stalled as I run out or papers...........I decided I wanted to get all the blocks together to layout my mix.........over the last week since I got the other correct papers i have been doing lots of gluing............prep does take time.........
Now to put some more blocks together...........Susan I only got 4 done but I did all that gluing..........
It takes about 15mins to sew a block together if I don't get distracted........
BUT I am easily distracted.....
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

the sky...........

Kylie did this post about September Sky.....I snapped these last week.......
the wild "rape" in the foreground doesn't get as strong a yellow as the sown "Canola"
....an early morning passing spot of rain........
Just a glimpse thru the trees driving along I jammed on the brakes and backed up to the perfect spot to take this one.......
have you snapped the sky lately?????
Catch you later
Chookyblue