Thursday, 26 May 2016

party time almost........

right it's time to put the family on notice.......tell them they are on there own next weekend...........next weekend is dedicated to all things sewing.......it's the Chookshed's 4th birthday 4th-5th June and that means another sewing weekend celebration............so if you can join for a day or the whole weekend......maybe one afternoon.......schedule it in.........
pull out the easy food, pop a champagne and stitch away...........
doesn't matter where you are.........sew on your own or invite a sewing buddy over.........just sew and enjoy the party fun..........share a post to join in.........
it all about 
What are you going to work on????
take care til next time.....
Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

1700.......

Can't believe it really............1700 posts.....that's a lot of posts......thousands of pics...........love it............it's still just as exciting to find what I am going to share......see where the other bloggers are from.......read the comments.......leave comments............
it's a little part of the internet that makes me feel part of the world.......while many have come and gone there is still a great core of bloggers who I love to visit..........thanks for your friendship........
take care til next time.....
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Busy with sheep....


Boring farm post..... Been busy with sheep the last few days...... 
Mustering, drafting, tagging, agent here with several buyers,  selling, trucking more mustering and drafting,  scanning all the ewes for lambs, tomorrow more mustering, tagging.
See boring farm post but I have 2 pics of the ewes going in for an ultrasound scan...... 
Okay busted.... Off to bed early start again..... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue....

Sunday, 15 May 2016

random nothingness.............

feeling a little lost the last weeks or more.............finally we have had a change in the season.............summer went and winter came............yippee..........we've lit the fire............nothing terribly exciting to report just time taken up with town work, farm work, bookwork (huge YUCK), catching up, going round in circles........please feel free to skip the rest of the post............I'm even weeks behind in my commenting.........
we've had some great rain at our house but not so great at other properties.....
spent several afternoons burning roley poley............
puts out lots of smoke........
it's a quick intense hot fire.........
spectacular pics......
keep you warm at night..........
mushrooms amaze me.........
bursting open the ground.........
still feeding sheep........I was moving them this day...........felt like the pied piper.........they thought they were getting food.........
moved a mob of cows and had to find hidden babies...............
roley poley to burn.............
finished binding a quilt weeks ago............
got second in the local show...........
yes a random shot..........
the creek full watering the big gums..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sunrise.....

Wow can you believe nearly another month gone..... Been busy with a neighbours wedding, work and life in general. 
Crappy internet and not enough data is driving me nuts...   
We have 8 gig and pay $60/month...
 Talk about a fair deal...... NOT!!!!
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Got a few finished quilts to share with you but just need to organise the posts....
Hoping the forecast of rain comes good on the weekend as we are feeding stock again.....a rainy weekend would be good for sewing though...... 
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 21 April 2016

mark the calendar now.............

it's a little over a month away..............so it's time to mark the calendars.....
prepare some projects........
send the family away for the weekend.........
prepare the no fuss food......
pop the champagne.....
it's the
Chooksheds 4th Birthday.........

4th and 5th June..........

it's a weekend all about sewing time for you...........

Anyone want to join the virtual party again...........
i'll try and do a link up closer to the date.......
Kathy R you asked about it but I cannot reply to you........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Gone bush.....

We've talked about it for awhile but finally went bush with Deb @ Frog Cottage Designs.............
to a very different part of the world.........
Thank goodness Deb met me on the main road as it a myriad of roads in all directions with very limited sign postings.........maybe a car bonnet written on with paint etc.......
It's a  wild bush area that doesn't grow a lot of feed and doesn't see a lot of rain but it's what is under the ground.............home of the black opal.........while I didn't go to Lighting Ridge I did go to another part of the opal fields.......Grawin, Glengarry, Sheepyards area............
The girls picked a turtle up on the main road and kept it over night before releasing it into a dam the next morning...........
such white dirt............opal dirt.......
quirky buildings........all "made do".......recycled heaven here.............
no electricity, town water or plumbing in most of the area...........lots of generators and collect there own water..........they do have mobile service now days............
red on top of the ground and white is the opal dirt from under ground............
lots of rocks........
one of the opal dirt dumps..........
One of the 3 pubs in the area the Glengarry Hilton............like no other Hilton in the world I am sure..........full of character and colourful characters though..........
this is pretty much an area you do what you want but the mining rules do apply.........
I did some stitching with Deb and on the car trip..............yes I know cream not the right colour to have in a dusty place but no dramas the quilt will get washed when it is finished..........and it's no dustier then home anyway............
sorting thru a handful of rocks...........
trying to work out what I am supposed to be looking for............
Yes I had to climb in and out this ladder..............OMG........that is the worst part..............
This is the bin that brings the dirt to the surface............forgot to take a pic on the top but it dumps straight into a truck............
tunnels running here and there............
so white..........
wow what an experience...........did I find anything........that you will never know......
BUT we had a great time and sure want to go visit again..........
thanks Mr Frog Cottage and Deb for having us...........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue.....

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Snap....

And the other ones I have in the tin feel like a crowbar compared to the baby I snapped.....
Catch you later.....
  Chookyblue.......