Thursday, 28 May 2015

party time............

I'll try and do some posts over the weekend of my sewing progress........
have a great time........
Link up here
Join the party now..........


Catch you later........
Chookyblue.........

Monday, 25 May 2015

party preps..........

Hey everyone..............
Hope you have warned the family there will be no 3 courses meals this weekend.......
not that mine ever get a 3 course meal................
no washing or cleaning either.........
why.......
because you'll be busy at the Chookshed's 3rd birthday party..........
virtual or in real life the party is happening..............
pull out the slow cooker and throw in your favourite recipe like slow cooker salsa chicken.....
order takeaway if you want.........not possible for me...........
get a girlfriend over to sew with you..............
but most importantly hang out at home sewing up a storm......maybe a blog post or 2 so you can share with everyone in the virtual party...............
Janice should be making the birthday cake.........
she made this one for the 2nd birthday last year.............
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nibble and drinks are always on the list too don't forget...........
3  sleeps and Googy Girl will be here...........4 sleeps and Miss Kate will be here and 5 sleeps who knows who will be here...............but we'll be having a ball..........
the Chookshed will be full of chatty creativeness...........
ok must go so much to so..........
- make beds
- vacumn
- check Chookshed fridge has good bubbles stash
- tidy cutting table in Chookshed
Catch you later
Chookyblue...........
PS I'll put a link up on the blog on Thursday.............

Fairy Girls sewing...........

More sewing from Fairy Girl......she's got more things finished then me lately............
My mothers day present a coffee holder so i don't burn my fingers on takeaway coffees.........she had actually made 2 of these..........
this very funky zipper case..............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Weekend at Kates..........

Such a fun time with Kate @ Show and Tell a few weeks ago.............very busy since but catching up with posts..............
very kindly an offline friend Cheryl gave me some fabrics.........I thought  it would be great to use one of the jelly rolls she gave me for a good cause....spread the love......we choose Chelsea Boutique.......
Kate was forced came on board for this second quilt for the Dungog floods........
She did all the sewing as I could not get the right seam allowance on her machine and I cut and ironed............as Kate says it was pretty much a sweat shop while we made the quilt..........each pushing each other along.........
Kate really wanted to keep the quilt.......we both love the colours............
4.30 the blocks were all laid out and ready to start joining.......auditioning some boarders...........
by 10.30pm we were done..........that includes socialising with Bloom and a dinner break...........
the dark brown narrow border framed it well.........
 
The quilt has now made it's way to Jan @ Red Shed Quilting who very kindly offered to quilt it at no cost.............
We had a little break out shopping and found this great backing fabric.......would be perfect on my blue lanterns quilt...........I agree but left it there........Kate holding it while I snapped a pic to remember the fabric.............
Enjoyed the beautiful autumn colours while in the cooler climate too.............
And her camellia plant was loaded with flowers..............
thank  Kate for having Fairy Girl and me for a sleep over..........
we had a great time in the "studio shed".........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Garden walk............

the garden isn't looking too bad at the moment.............
enjoy your walk around...............
"Cecile bruner" flowering beautifully..........
blue potato vine........
autumn colours............
one chinese tallowood is very reddy/orange..........
the other below is more golden/yellow........
my chrysanthemums are from last year.............a potted flower bunch I got last year............
absolute huge mass of flowers this year............lasting so well...........
I love looking up thru trees...........
finally my bouganvilleas are flowering so well..........
we had a light frost last week but it did not affect them............
Catch you later...............
Chookyblue...........