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. I also write the blog for our local quilt group Macintyre Quilters which you find on the side bar.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

This is what is happening at my house.A busy weekend of hard yakka (work for my over seas friends .

Monday, 25 April 2016

Dawn Service 2016


I have always gone to Dawn Service on ANZAC Day. ( for my OS friends this is a National Day of Commemoration for our fallen soldiers.  It is  at 4.28 am on April 25th. 

I am so proud that my son has carried on the tradition with his family. This is Ev's 3rd. For a little one just over two and a half she was quiet and respectful for the duration.    So proud of her. She never went back to bed either so I am sure she will sleep all the way home on their  6 hour journey.

She had a handful of ANZAC biscuit too. 



ANZAC Day

We shall remember them.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Some little girl got in the way of my planned sewing day so I am sharing 😃❤️

I got a baby sitting call out and could not possibly say no could I ? It's so worth the 12 hour drive there and back . I listened to 2 audio books as well .

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Nature's Journey

I wanted to show this quilt on its own . My Natures Journey Quilt done in the Stitch along with  Chookyblue.  I would not have finished it without her organising it and all of you comments and support .  Thanks Donna and thanks Blog friends.  Thank you to Betty Field  for the beautiful custom quilting I just love it.











2 More Lucy Blocks





2 More Lucy blocks done but plenty to go to catch up on .







Beautiful Swaps and Gifts





I have not blogged about the lovely swaps and gifts I received at GDITC .

The lovely Dory gave me the sweet wooden sewing box ...thank you Cheryll.
Inca was the maker of the cute needle case from Kerry's swap and my roommate Diddles , Deb Valence made the lovely wheat bag cover for the make it bake it fake it swap .


Thank you so much ladies