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.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Party Princess



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






Greeting the guests.


GDITC 2015

Thank you to all of my lovely blog and  GDITC friends for the best weekend. Thanks to my roomies Sandy, Lea, Deb (Diddles) Gail for the cups and the drinks and the laughs.
Thanks Peg for my lovely swap present. Thanks Deb for my handy little bag from the "make it bake it or fake it swap" 

Be prepared for lots of photos.... You are not all named but I am sure we know who you are....




























I love reading Peg's blog now I have something made by her   he  he he  :)
OMG Dory have you forgotten what you  were  saying.

Truly a good friend .. Gail


Cool skirt Trish


Sue received my swap gift.


Nearly Easter. An excuse to eat chocolate





 Sewing or blogging Girls ?????  worse still face booking. 



The lady who gets us all together...Thank you Chooky 


Jan, Sandy, Gail and Janis ...why are you looking guilty Janis  ????



Lynette's display. I am really beginning to love her work... 


Ready to start sewing ...



With designer Lynette Anderson



Chooky and Lynette





Diddles did you need toast???




Look at those two at the back ,grinning like the cheshire cats who ate the canary.



Kerry battling the wind ....
The stitchery




Thanks Deb for the handy bag ...


I was lucky enough to win a gold star prize.... very nice...

A beautiful piece of wood turning from Dory's brother.  Thank you so much Dory.

No more fighting with pins

My beautiful swap gift from Peg.. Thank you.  Matches my bag.

And until next year ..............can't wait.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Had to Share

Had to share this little photo.. dad was in the shower and mum away..... what else is there a girl to do but read a novel or two while sucking on her dummy.... Josh said when he got out the grown ups  book shelf was all over the place and Ev was reading aloud in her own little way, having a lovely time.  The book was even the right way up... 

A fast progression from the last photo I posted of her reading ....LOL




Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sewing and Photos


I have been madly stitching to catch up on some hand sewing I am doing for a stitch along with  my blog group.  I am still behind but getting there. These are some blocks from   Nature's Journey by Anni Downs  of  " Hatched and Patched".  Anni is one my favourite designers.  I love her work. 






Some photos of our favourite girls....I wonder what is on her mind...Such a little girl and such a big ocean.



 





How nice to be so young and free of fear of things like... going topless at the beach, flipping fish fins and  claws on live crabs. Lots of trust in Mummy and Daddy I think.



Finally I leave you with a picture by an amazing photographer..Dan Mcintosh.  He takes amazing photographs of the outback.. you can check him out him on Facebook.