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.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Pretty in Pink

After 2 years almost to the day I finally finished this lovely quilt could have been done a year ago....... but that binding ..hmmm.....

I love this quilt...may be I just liked looking at it in my sewing room.... 

I made it at "Cottage on the Hill ",  Nundle , with the lovely Kerry Swain.

Chookey's SSCS swap is on its way.

Well it's that time of the year again. SSSC  (Secret Santa Christmas Swap)
Mine is done and wrapped and on its way so I hope they like it.  

My goodness today was 43C here. Hope no one is sending chocolate for Christmas....LOL

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Today we had our Christmas Party for our sewing group. Thanks To Margie Jo and Gail for hosting.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Secret Sewing and a Darling Grandaughter

After a 5 week bout of influenza I think I am finally better...yeah! So I have been catching up on some Secret sewing. 

Our little grandaughter is growing so fast  she is 2 now... We had breakfast at the beach followed by a play in the park. 

She is so busy playing at the beach , drawing and writing and  only occasionally  putting on a display of  the terrible two's especially  when it's time  to take her home from the beach......LOL   We are so blessed to have her in our life. Our beautiful daughter in law Emma always keeps us in her life by sending photos almost every day and talking on facetime a couple of times a week.  


Saturday, 31 October 2015

A little sewing for a friend who's SIL is 60 and they are making a surprise for her .

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Rope basket at Cottage on the Hill

Last weekend we had the best weekend.  7 of us went to Cottage on The Hill  at Nundle. The girls made beautiful quilts and I decided to make a rope basket.    Jo, Gail, Margie, Di, Kerry, Sheena and me.

Hmmm... could  be because I have some quilts to finish off first before another one joins the clan.  

The lovely Kerry Swain helped us all and always make us all feel welcome.

The beginning with Kaffe Fassett fabrics... I love them.

    Miles of piping....

   Basket Building

All Done ... I loved it.

                                               Jo, Kerry and Gail  ( jo's quilt behind in Anni Downs fabric )


                                           Kerry did a lovely dresden

Until next time.....Happy  sewing 


Kookaburras in my Garden

For those of you who have read my blog since the start you might remember my first profile photo was a kookaburra. They wake me with their call every morning at dawn and say good night every evening at dusk.     And so my name.... "birdontheborder"  and  because I live on the border of two great states, Queensland and New South Wales.   

Today I had a visit from the kookaburra . 

I think this one is very young.  They love to sit on the clothes line.

Laugh Kookaburra Laugh ... King of the bush is he!   

 ( for my overseas friends "bush "  is an Aussie word  for forest)