Monday, 14 August 2017

Days Go By

I've lost track of how many times I have thought to post on my blog, only to be sidetracked by one thing or another, none of it craft stuff.

If it hasn't been BAS or Tax time, it's meeting "requirements" and "red tape" to run a property, then there's the off-farm work to make ends meet.  On the bright side, a full muster means quality time with DS and Grandson J.


It's a big job for a little man and tucker time is a very important part of the day. He is such an awesome little helper.


These babies will soon be reunited with mums.


Muster over and quick trip north (4.5 hour drive) and an overnight catch-up with DD and Grandson P. My parents came along for the trip and were thrilled to visit with this cheeky, happy little man.


I'm afraid there really isn't any sewing/stitching to show. My August Calendar Bear still needs tracing and my August block for A Holly Cottage Christmas is assembled and awaiting some appropriate fabric for the candy canes before I can applique.  I did pick up a crochet rug while mum was here in case I needed a refresher course.

Almost 2 weeks now since we had to say goodbye to one of my fur babies Fleur.  Age and illness dictated that it was the kind although extremely hard thing to do.

R.I.P. sweet girl .... 


Fleur  1998 ~ 2017





And days go by ... I can feel 'em flyin'  ~  Keith Urban








Thursday, 3 August 2017

Flying Friday Nights

Friday nights come flying around so quickly it seems ... a good thing as it's a joy to stitch with virtual friends. Tomorrow night is FNwF @ Cheryll's so do pop over and say hello.

I'm having DS and Grandson J visiting to help with our muster but I hope to manage some stitching.


Friday, 21 July 2017

FNSI



Tonight's the night ... stitching? or crochet? ... that is the question. 

Pop over here to squeeze in like me :)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Block by Block

Seems my projects are all progressing block by block at the moment ... at least there is progress ... just no finished flimsy in sight for a while.

July Calendar Bear


A Holly Cottage Christmas - June Block


AHCC - July Block


Only half way through July ... what else can I work on I wonder?

Sunday, 9 July 2017

FNWF Results

This happy chap is right on the money ... Winter actually feels like it has finally arrived this weekend.



Friday night's movie had me so engrossed, my needle was often still, so I stitched some more last night as well. Thanks for your lovely company 😊

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A Stitch or Two

Seems sewing/stitching has taken a backseat to everytthing else. I did manage some prep work for a stitich-a-long and stitched this little tweetie last night.


I have also managed to keep up with June Calendar Bear by Michelle Ridgeway.


Cattle work has kept us super busy this past week and the new season babies are arriving ... so so cute at this size.



Late evenings come around quickly when the sun sets earlier for Winter.




Sunday, 4 June 2017

Party Time

Yes, it's party time in the Chookshed to celebrate 5 years of  fabric, fun and friendship. I've managed to don my party hat briefly and make some prep time happen towards my A Holly Cottage Christmas stitch-a-long quilt.

With chores done yesterday I was about to start cutting into these lovelies.


Until Mr C requested help with one of the bore pumps. Then it was time to head into town for the annual show and Grandson J came home with us afterwards. So today when Pa and J went to check the molasses tubs, out came the iron, cutting mat, rulers and cutter.


Finished just in time to get smoko. All base fabric squares, sashes, first and outer borders and binding cut ready. Waiting now till the spare bed is spare once more so I can lay them all out for a look see.

Rustic scones for smoko. 


Make your way through the balloons and streamers to see who else was at Chooky's party.  http://chookyblue.blogspot.com.au

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Beary Nice Day

Yesterday was a lovely relaxed day spent with this beary huggable mumma and her two cuddly cubs ...


Together with her Bear friends in Michelle's Calendar Bears.


Of course yesterday being Mother's Day, a chocolate mud treat was the order of the afternoon ... yummmm!


Hmmm, still half of May left. What shall I find to work on at night?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Off the Hoop

Sliding backwards with my April finish ... better get a wriggle on with May Calendar Bear.