Saturday, 18 April 2015

Killing time.....

Thank goodness for my portable cutting mat.....I got it when I was in Cobar last school holidays.....I have used it so much...... Cutting some hexies for Miss Elizabeth......should be able to cut 175 from this bundle of fabric.... Hope I get them done this arvo..... Thank goodness I have something to do to kill the time...... You can only shop so much....... Chookyblue.....

Friday, 17 April 2015

Every baby keet needs a quilt......

Thanks to Fairy Girl..... 
Chookyblue......

I'm a mumma..........

after all the thoughts of wether we did or didn't have a male ginea fowl well clearly we must................AND finally we have baby keets........yes guinea fowl babies are called keets...........
This is mumma yesterday........pretty much the view from my lounge......
this morning the guinea fowl were carring on crazy and I looked out and saw mumma was not on the nest and I saw little things moving OMG OMG OMG............
the guinea fowl were carrying on as there was a kookaburra and butcher bird hanging around.........
the 3 other guinea fowl were hanging around to help protect the babies..........
They have hatched 10 babies.........we caught Mumma and all the babies.......1 went under the house......1 was pretty flat so when we caught the one from under the house we kept it with the flat one...........Fairy Girl is playing mother today but we will probably keep them in a box  with a heat light.......if we couldn't catch mumma we were going to raise the keets but Mumma was super protective and wanted to kill us so we were able to catch her in a net and put her and the babies in a cage.............
I'll try and get another pic for you of the babies.............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

EPP link up.............

Since it is the 2nd Tues of the month finally I have timed it right to link up with Anthea's Piece yourself together linky.............
What's Your Shape?
you can find Antheas blog @ Hibiscus Stitches...........
Block no 4 of my Lucy Boston BOM from Shiralee Stitches.........I was stalled on the blue points and just could not get it like Sandy's but I am happy with it anyway..........
And block no 5 done too.........
 Here they all are together MINUS THE STOLEN ONE...........yes STOLEN by my "friend" Who shall remain nameless....
yes yes I will get it back but not for another month........she stole it at GDITC....
not like I need another project but I have started another EPP project......
Miss Elizabeth by Carol Roberts of Cherry Pie Designs.........I am hoping not to buy anything for this quilt..........we'll see how I go............
while tidying up fabrics/scraps I have cut out some hexies to make a start..............
Another 6 Blue Lantern blocks done............my very slow EPP project............
this is the pile I have to add to the quilt........pretty close to all the blue blocks done now I think.....
And not EPP but while shopping at Shiralee Stitches I got this lovely pincushion pattern........
Hope you've got a nice paper piecing project on the go...........
I just can't get enough of it..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......

Monday, 13 April 2015

NJ SAL and more info for the note boards............

Here we go the blocks for Nature Journey Stitch-a-long..............
These ones are 12 days late but the good news is I am well on the way for April............
Already got one block done and working on another tonight..........
Mary Ann (I can't contact you) asked about the note boards...............
This is the one I was given..........
It's just a photo frame with something great under the glass..........
we used fabric in Fairy Girls and this one is hessian and fussy cut little beach houses 

you can buy these liquid chalk textas and they write on the glass and you just wipe it off..........
much nicer then a white board........and a lot easier to clean off..........
they come in several colours too...........
I updated mine today for the month and can cross a few things off already...........

I'll never have a notice board long enough for all the projects I have on the go but hey if I pick a few things to work on each month I have a target to work towards..........
Catch you later...........
Chookyblue...