About Me- Bird on the Border

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I am so blessed to be a wife,mum and a grandma. Our wonderful son and his lovely wife have just had a daughter. My little family complete. My husband and I both work full time. We enjoy travelling, going in our caravan, dining out and spending time with friends and visiting our children whenever we can. Oh shouldn't forget "Tess" the spoilt black kelpie. I love anything country and Shabby Chic and I love patchwork and stitching and getting together with like minded ladies who love to do the same. Just wish I had time to do more. I love catching up with friends over a cup of coffee , and the smell of biscuits cooking in the oven on a rainy day. I enjoy keeping in touch with the many friends I have met through blogging and sharing our sewing and our lives on our blogs. I love going off on stitching retreats and quilting weekends with my quilting buddy and friends. And of course I love the birds in my garden. I also write the blog for our local quilt group Macintyre Quilters which you find on the side bar.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A few days sewing

Just spent a few days with my beautiful friend Chookyblue and her family. We sewed and talked and sewed and talked some more, had some bubbles and just enjoyed a few days together. 

We rehoused newly hatched guinea fowls or "keets"  and watched fairy girl raise one from near dead to a chirpy chic.  

Fairy girl and I did some sewing together and spent time in the Chook shed finishing her scrappy quilt. Chooky worked on  cutting out lots for her SAL and lots of EPP.  




Some sewing on my SAL 

Then I started on this quilt I brought home from my trip to USA last April. I bought this from Broardway Quilts in the Sonoma Valley.( California) It was a beautiful shop. 

Some experimenting with a few positioning decisions. I always find it amazing how just turning a block or swapping around a piece on a block can make a huge difference.  Thanks Chooky for you help with this. The middle bottom block was the one in question. 

The quilt is from Laundry Basket Quilts its called  Remember. A combination of batik and traditional. 





Some baby guinea fowls..... so cute ...... just a few hours old but already so capable. These two will get special treatment....


Monday, 13 April 2015

Kids In the Country


Just had to share these photos.....such fun for the kids visiting their friends in central Queensland, an awesome Autumn day.  The sky is amazing. 






OK Dad is it safe up here???



I got this now sitting by myself..



Yah Hoo !!! This hay bale rolling is a breeze.....


Oh to be a kid again .............










Stitch Along

For those of you not on the SALblog this is what I am working on  from "Nature's Journey" by Anni Downs.

Row 2 done .... I love the pears .



Row 3 started.




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to Everyone and your families.

Best Day


Who better to help you open birthday presents.....?....?






Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nature's Journey



I am working on an Anni Downs' project ..." Natures Journey".  I am doing a stitch along with some other Bloggers. Its a good way to get motivated to do something.

This is where I am up to.....

Sorry to those who are in the Stitch along as you have already seen these photos.


Rows one and two

Row 2 started 

Row one finished

I love this... gives shape ( a template) to your needle turn appliqué and you don't have to remove it 


I love these too ...appliqué tools (suggested by Lynette Anderson) now I am getting some practice using them. 

Allows me to do a really neat circle







Remembering My Dad in law today . It would have been his birthday....I was very lucky to have him in my life ... a good man.....Cheers to you Jack Morris.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Party Princess



When I am  a party  princess  Daddy does everything for me.






Greeting the guests.