Monday, 9 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

FNWF Results

The night always goes too quickly when spending time with friends.


Some more stitching tonight and I hope to finish these off tomorrow, then I can move on with October tasks. Thank you Cheryll and friends xx

Friday, 6 October 2017

FNWF



What's on my radar for some sewing with lovely friends tonight? Let me see ...


Still have a bit to do for September on my version of Ruth's Quilt. Then there's my October block for AHCC and a Calendar Bear for October to trace and stitch ... plenty to keep me busy. That still leaves the October stitcheries for R'sQ ... lots to choose from to make me happy. 

Monday, 2 October 2017

September Extension

September Calendar Bear is only 2 days late.


I have also made a small start on my Black/White "Ruths Quilt" stitching ... once the first 3 are done I can move on with October plans.

We've finally been able to enjoy a wet weather day with showers all day ... just over 2 inches in the rain gauge.

Back to hitting the road for work again tomorrow with school starting back. My stitching projects are prepped ready for evening relaxation. Not much crafting has happened over the last fortnight with kids and grandsons keeping me busy and entertained ... time goes too fast.

Find some time for YOU this week.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

FNSI and Sunday Stitching

Thanks to all the lovely friends who join in for a Friday night of sewing, I was able to finish the embroidery on my August block for A.H.C.C.


Then last night I traced the stitchery on the September block and enjoyed a Sunday Stitch In today ... officially caught up on this Stitch-a-long, yay!



Thank you for your lovely company ... always an enjoyable evening knowing friends all over are sewing/stitching too xx

Friday, 15 September 2017

FNSI and Some Catch Up


Continuing on with getting back into the swing of sewing, I'm joining in with Wendy and friends over HERE for FNSI.

DD is visiting and brought her knitting, I'll be stitching on my August block for A Holly Jolly Christmas. I finished the machine applique for both August and September last weekend.



Leave a draw open for a moment and someone is quick to move in.


August Calendar Bear is tucked away with her friends, if only I needed my umbrella more often.


So, what do you do when sewing time becomes harder to find and you're trying to play catch up on current projects and sew-a-longs? ... Join another group of course. I couldn't help myself and when my best friend had this book sitting on her shelf


I  started thinking of some black/white fat quarters I have been collecting and asked to join with the No Fuss Stitch-a-long HERE.


Not sure if its the best colourway to go with but I'm keen to have a play and see.

Off to mop the floors and see to tonights dinner so I can stitch guilt free.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Friday Night Result

A good thing I got a head start Friday, not as much time Friday night for stitching as I would have liked.  August Bear had to wait for today to find his head.



Busy busy in the kitchen this afternoon ... roast dinner and vanilla cupcakes for dessert. Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads and father figures xx


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Friday, 1 September 2017

FNwF

Getting in early with a little bit of preparation.






Spring Into Sewing With Friends

Friday is here so it's time to Spring into action with Cheryll and Friends for a sewing good time. Click on the FNWF badge on your right to visit...there's still time.

I have a lot of August projects to catch up on as well as meet the September goals ... best get crackin'.






Monday, 28 August 2017

August All But Gone

Just like my rose garden ...


There's only so much water one can share with the livestock as once again the rain didn't "Tumble Down in July" or for that matter any other month either.  So the rose garden has been let go, rose bushes gave up, grass encroached and the edging has been removed. The part of the garden I am trying to keep going has had a long needed pruning and a drink.



The bush on the right has a pigeon nesting deep in the middle so it can wait until she raises her babies.

Anything sewing or stitching related has also gone by the wayside this month ... no progress what-so-ever to share ... so I'm going to have to double my efforts for September, aren't I?

Till Spring has sprung (next month)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Days Go By

I've lost track of how many times I have thought to post on my blog, only to be sidetracked by one thing or another, none of it craft stuff.

If it hasn't been BAS or Tax time, it's meeting "requirements" and "red tape" to run a property, then there's the off-farm work to make ends meet.  On the bright side, a full muster means quality time with DS and Grandson J.


It's a big job for a little man and tucker time is a very important part of the day. He is such an awesome little helper.


These babies will soon be reunited with mums.


Muster over and quick trip north (4.5 hour drive) and an overnight catch-up with DD and Grandson P. My parents came along for the trip and were thrilled to visit with this cheeky, happy little man.


I'm afraid there really isn't any sewing/stitching to show. My August Calendar Bear still needs tracing and my August block for A Holly Cottage Christmas is assembled and awaiting some appropriate fabric for the candy canes before I can applique.  I did pick up a crochet rug while mum was here in case I needed a refresher course.

Almost 2 weeks now since we had to say goodbye to one of my fur babies Fleur.  Age and illness dictated that it was the kind although extremely hard thing to do.

R.I.P. sweet girl .... 


Fleur  1998 ~ 2017





And days go by ... I can feel 'em flyin'  ~  Keith Urban








Thursday, 3 August 2017

Flying Friday Nights

Friday nights come flying around so quickly it seems ... a good thing as it's a joy to stitch with virtual friends. Tomorrow night is FNwF @ Cheryll's so do pop over and say hello.

I'm having DS and Grandson J visiting to help with our muster but I hope to manage some stitching.


Friday, 21 July 2017

FNSI



Tonight's the night ... stitching? or crochet? ... that is the question. 

Pop over here to squeeze in like me :)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Block by Block

Seems my projects are all progressing block by block at the moment ... at least there is progress ... just no finished flimsy in sight for a while.

July Calendar Bear


A Holly Cottage Christmas - June Block


AHCC - July Block


Only half way through July ... what else can I work on I wonder?

Sunday, 9 July 2017

FNWF Results

This happy chap is right on the money ... Winter actually feels like it has finally arrived this weekend.



Friday night's movie had me so engrossed, my needle was often still, so I stitched some more last night as well. Thanks for your lovely company 😊

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A Stitch or Two

Seems sewing/stitching has taken a backseat to everytthing else. I did manage some prep work for a stitich-a-long and stitched this little tweetie last night.


I have also managed to keep up with June Calendar Bear by Michelle Ridgeway.


Cattle work has kept us super busy this past week and the new season babies are arriving ... so so cute at this size.



Late evenings come around quickly when the sun sets earlier for Winter.




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?