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 a beautiful little girl. 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. 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.

Monday, 20 June 2016


A rainy night view of our finished pool and out door area... now to decorate ..Just ready for some bloggers to visit in summer.
We were trying out the pool cover as well.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

The makings of a "Horace "quilt


I worked on this quilt over the weekend . A long way to go yet .

The bottom row is not right yet.  Oh yeah "Horace" is baby Morris pre birth name.

A Big Girl Now

" I've been baking grandma" - this was the text I received today

Such a big girl now almost 3 and loves to read
and loves tino play in the rain

More Chookshed sewing and paddling


If there is any repeats here I'm sorry.
So nice to see so much water
2 weeks later and the water is even higher than this I have heard.





Dinner - Country style

Finished Project 
Baby quilt for "Horace" 

Taa Daa!! in nice warm flannel
Can you see what Kate was doing to Chooky's quilt with her dresdens.



2016 Stacey's at the Gap Warwick

The beginnings of a very wet and very relaxing weekend of sewing
I am working on a quilt for baby Morris who arrives in July. Many family and friends contributed a piece of fabric of their choice and I had to put it together.

Quite a challenge.

I found a quilt on Pintrest I liked and tried to make one similar one. No pattern though just had to wing it . Hope it works .  Here we go.. a quilt that looks like a jig saw puzzle. using the most unusual  fabrics ...not one that matches the other.

The beginnings of the puzzle .. still some more fabric to arrive


Gail ,Sheena and Peg. Really missed Margie she was too ill to come .
Penny assessing Gail's quilt.

























Saturday, 4 June 2016

Raining and Sewing

Finished my Anni Downs project roll.



Some clowning around. 

Chook Shed Birthday 2016

Selecting some fabric
      First Sewing Selfie 


The last one to arrive. All the girls had a hairy trip here on the muddy and wet road.

Yep 3 inches of rain ... beautiful