Thursday, 23 October 2014

feeling hot hot hot..............

So October is the middle of spring isn't well - I think someone needs to tell October that.............
It's going to more like the middle of summer for us................
they say we're in a heatwave...........I think that's 5 or more of days X(5?) degrees above the average temp of the time......... 
So today got to about 34 deg cel..............the next 4 are forecast as 38 deg C but they had some 40's and changed them back.............our average temp for this month is 27.4..........this month our avg is already 28.3...........I hope this is not a sign of a very hot summer but who knows............
I know heat like this knocks us, gardens, animals everything around more now then the middle of summer when we are used to it a bit more.......but 38 is no fun anytime except when your on a run of 40 plus when 38 is a cool change........lol........
it's still 33deg now at 6.30pm...........
Maybe it will stir up the weather and bring us some rain.......
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Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on the bags Fairy Girl and I have made..............bags are a good project to see quick results............
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OK best go find something for dinner..........
any suggestions for quick and easy...........

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fairy Girls bag............

Fairy Girl had been busy during the holidays..............
Finished this bag off...........
Lou Lou by Natalie Ross..........
we changed the handles as we didn't have any rings.........and pieced the outside differently due to the fabric pieces we had............
Made a pencil case for school..........she survived the zipper lessons and did very well........
She loves the Prints Charming fabrics........she still has a bit more to play with...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue..............

Sunday, 19 October 2014

there's always a first...............

I know some of you may not believe this (well anyone who has ever been to a workshop with me) but I went to a workshop and finished the project at the workshop..............
now don't fall over with shock...........
Carol from Cherry Pie Designs had a workshop..........
you could do a bag or a needle book - Carols Felted Wool needle book............
why oh why did I put this pin in this spot on the bottom side.............
must remember to change the needle.............goodness knows how I didn't break it...........
But LOOK.......I made this gorgeous bag............."Katies Bag" by  Cherry Pie Designs
the workshop was heaps of fun...........I learnt even better handle making tips............we used a more stable bag lining which I will definitely be using again..............it's a great size.......I will be making this bag again for sure..............love the scallops.....learnt how to make them too..........
ta da...........love the fabrics,,,,,,,,,
some of the goodies on sale...........
it's great seeing the samples with the patterns............I missed taking a photo of the yummy fabrics she had with her...........
OH and was I in heaven going thru Carols English Paper Piecing papers and templates..............
so much choice in one spot..........I got a few more shapes that will go with what I have.........
also a little bit of shopping.............
what a fun day..............
Thanks so much Carol for travelling out west..........everyone enjoyed the day............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

International Day of Rural Women..............

The strongest most amazing women I know are rural women........
today is the day to celebrate rural women around the world.....
and I know I am so blessed to live a rural life......
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

super mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow the mail man sure did bring a good surprise today.............
Some of you older bloggers would remember Tracey at Oz Country Quilting Mum the blog that is almost dead these last few years..............well she was working on a project........she has a love of woolsheds..........she also has a love of photography and she combined the 2 and has photographed 160 working woolsheds in Western Victoria...........now you have to time this right so you get there when they are shearing as this usually only happens once a year............
And I hadn't heard from Tracey for a little while but look what arrived in my mail box today............a copy of Traceys book.....OMG it's been published........she knows I love woolshed too...........but even without one I love looking thru the book......every property in the book has a double page and a bit of a blurb about the history of the shed etc.............she has done a fantastic job on this book.............
And a calendar 
THANKS HEAPS Tracey
CONGRATS on your gorgeous book
gotta run I have a book to read and flick thru..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue