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.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Finally Some sewing

Today I started a block for a charity quilt we are working on.  Have to finish it of course.





I have finished another Lucy Boston block.. they are very nice thanks to the talented Sandy at Shiralee Stitches


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A Most Wonderful Mothers Day




Our beautiful family arrived after a 6 and a half hour drive.


Of course I had to spoil my GD on mothers day so we could play remote control Mini Mouse.




We picked chrysanthemums  from my garden which were given to me on a previous mothers day.










The flowers lost their attraction when we found the hose to water what was left.




By then Poppy and Evelyn needed a rest and so did Grandma.





 Ready to go again.  We had the best weekend. Our  little darling had her first sleep over at our house .

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Musical Mayhem and Lucy Boston

My own sewing has been on hold a lot over the last couple of months or so.  I have been in charge of costumes for the school musical. A big job for me with one helper. We have collected and I have sewed all the costumes for " Thoroughly Modern Millie " on this Thursday and Friday and then thank goodness the stress and worry of all that will be over.

I have spent this weekend on making drop waist dresses for the chorus.... done  ... there are 7 others at school   ......YEAH......







Also some chinese laundry costumes C 1920


After all that I found time to sit down and finish one more of my Lucy Boston blocks.  I am so behind with these.... Sandy  from Shiralee Stitches will be pleased.... I should not have taken this on , but I will get there because it will be a beautiful  and amazing quilt when I finish.

Sandy has done a great job with this design. See her web site..
http://shiraleestitches.com.au/








Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Stitching "Natures Journey"



I have finished another block of "Natures Journey" ( Anni Downs) .  Sorry if you have seen this post on the stitch along site.   I also thought I would show off the flowers I planted up in my garden a few weeks ago they are looking great, I am so pleased with these little blooms, always look good.

Have a nice day!




Friday, 24 April 2015

Remember Them





To all our blog families and friends who live with serving or returned servicemen and women and to all those who have lost dear ones in the various theatres of war my heart and thoughts are with you. 

We owe all of them our greatest thanks for protecting our lifestyle and our home.




Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Take Care

To all my friends in NSW.... I am thinking of you and I hope you are OK.  Take care of yourselves.



Saturday, 18 April 2015

A few days sewing

Just spent a few days with my beautiful friend Chookyblue and her family. We sewed and talked and sewed and talked some more, had some bubbles and just enjoyed a few days together. 

We rehoused newly hatched guinea fowls or "keets"  and watched fairy girl raise one from near dead to a chirpy chic.  

Fairy girl and I did some sewing together and spent time in the Chook shed finishing her scrappy quilt. Chooky worked on  cutting out lots for her SAL and lots of EPP.  




Some sewing on my SAL 

Then I started on this quilt I brought home from my trip to USA last April. I bought this from Broardway Quilts in the Sonoma Valley.( California) It was a beautiful shop. 

Some experimenting with a few positioning decisions. I always find it amazing how just turning a block or swapping around a piece on a block can make a huge difference.  Thanks Chooky for you help with this. The middle bottom block was the one in question. 

The quilt is from Laundry Basket Quilts its called  Remember. A combination of batik and traditional. 





Some baby guinea fowls..... so cute ...... just a few hours old but already so capable. These two will get special treatment....