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, 19 July 2015

A magical weekend

A weekend away on retreat with friends is always great but add a touch of snow and it's magical. 

A weekend at Kerry Swain's cottage on the Hill. 

 I chose some  beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics to make a more modern quilt than what is usual for me but I enjoyed it a lot.

Courtesy of some kids earlier in the morning ... cute 

Barb , myself and Jules

The biggest kid.. Donna 

Lea racing ahead 

Lea " Fairy floss Stitches"

These next two from "Cottage on The Hill "  Nundle 

Kaffe Fassett fabrics ... 

How much have you done Miss Kate ??

Our blog mentor and quilt Diva  .. Chooky

Just got to be quilted now 

What a wonderful bunch of ladies to spend a weekend sewing with. Thanks again Kerry for a great weekend.

back row -Bron, Jenny, Chooky, Lea, Jules, Kate
front row- Ainsley, Barb, Marie, Sue

Friday, 17 July 2015

Christmas in July

A little play in the snow Barb,Jenny,Donna,Jules, Kate

Natures Beauty


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Growing Up

Just had to share this. Look how much she has grown ..23 months where did our baby go?

Looking forward to doing some serious sewing with friends this weekend.Yeah!

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Relaxing by the creek.

Taking time out in our Caravan in a quiet place 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Natures Journey

I have been working on this project with ChookyBlue's Stitch Along. It is keeping me motivated.

 Up to the middle feature ... Lots of little pieces to needle turn.

Sewing for Glamping

I started this on Friday night . Tried to sign up for the Stitch In with "Dory" but I am not sure it worked... any way...This is what I did but only finished yesterday due to unexpected visitors.

I love that word "glamping"  Camping in style... Spent many years camping the hard way.  I love my new caravan..

I have been making some bags to store those objects that rattle around. We bought a couple of 12 volt fans for camping away from the power. 

Found this really cute novelty fabric ... yes it has caravans on it.....  just made for the job.

A draw string bag with some simple quilting for the large fan.

                        Matching pair .   A smaller non quilted bag for the small fan .

                                                       Enjoy Your Sewing.