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 
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

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Bathurst blog meet...........

On to happy things today.............dreaming about the 4th Bathurst blog meet.............
Only a few months now........21/23 Nov 
it's going to be even bigger and better this year........
we're having a big sleep over......I can't wait........
I wonder if we will get any sleep........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Indy........

If your here for quilting leave now..........
It was a day of all days when you came into the world.............barely breathing when you were born but we got you going.......the adventures of your birth are here..........

first drink.............

first steps............

life in the garden in the early days.........

your favourite hang out right at the chookshed gate where you could score some milk and a pat..............

You met the cows............

And Curly Pops (the other special girl)

You slept on the lawn and looked adorable............

Life started to get busy and Charlotte joined you..........

And a pile of other babies..........
you were still the "golden child" even when you busted my foot.......

You don't always get special babies like Indy...........she was growing up to be a sook just like Curly Pops...........

But now your just a precious memory in my life..............
Indy got sick and had been given some medicine but just kept going down hill...........
Poddies are never as strong when they don't get colostrum from the cows............magic powers in mothers milks............
I'll just keep this memory of her in the last 2 weeks playing at the chookshed........her favourite haunt and where she also died........Yes your just a calf but you were a special one.........
Goodbye Indy
Catch you later
Chookyblue