Monday, 25 May 2015

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...........

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thinking of snow......

I wasn't coming back tonight but OMG we got a hail storm this evening..............35mls of rain in 10mins and it hailed the whole time...............
I don't ever remember seeing hail like this...........ever..........
this must be what it looks like when it starts to snow..........white everywhere..........
probably get frostbite on my toes.............I was walking around in the freezing water taking pics............there was water running everywhere............
this was while I was still in the car...............it was so noisy...........
rivers of water running everywhere.............
 
there is still hail on the lawn hours later...........usually if it hails it is all melted by the time the rain finished.............it's been sprinkling most of the evening...........
now trying to wash and dry wet towels and carpet where we had some leaks.............
bugger........

the keets update.............

Can you believe these little guys are jut over a month old now.........
A few hours old..............
2 days old..............
2 days old 
10 days old..............
12 days old.......they grew so fast...........feathers forming so quickly............
24 days old.........
we tried to put the inside babies out with Mumma............we put one in and she tried  to kill it......she was attacking it madly so we had to rescue it quickly........
 it was in shock a bit but ok and survived..............
the 2 inside babies have now been moved out to the cage with the gular..........

33 days old now.......above and below...........
we have another one set on some eggs somewhere we but not sure of her whereabouts but somewhere near the hay stack I think..............will be difficult to find her........she's been on the nest for about 2 weeks now so will have to keep looking and see if we find her.........we'll know when she hatches as the others will be carrying on like idiots.............lots of noise.....
or maybe she will be like the 2 previous nesting and they sit and sit and sit and nothing hatches............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........