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, 28 June 2015

Today is the last cuddle we will have with our beautiful and loyal Tess dog .
She went to doggy heaven tonight .

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Stitching and NRL Hero

I have been working on a quilt called "Natures Journey" by Anni Downs .
I love this quilt and I am getting to really like needle turn applique.

This is my favourite block so far .

Petro Cinoniseva  ( may not be the correct spelling ) made a visit to our school yesterday. He spoke to the children about building  resilience skills and being positive.  He was very nice to the students and to the teachers and was happy to have some photos taken with us.
I have to say he is one of my favourite NRL players. For a big man  he was very quietly spoken and lovely.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Little up Town Girl

Last week I  made up a little coat for our granddaughter. I got the pattern from  Kerry at  "Cottage on the Hill" a while ago. I have to say it was very easy if you have any dressmaking skills. Although I am sure a beginner could make it.   I love the colours Kerry put together in the kit.  

Even better is that it was just the right size and she "might" even get next winter out of it.  I made her size 3.

On the weekend I met up with my little family in Brisbane and  Ev wore her new coat up and down Queen Street Mall like a little model.  I have to say she got a few smiles from the passers by. The pattern is by"make it perfect" and it is called  "little up town girl."  A  very appropriate jacket for the weekend trip to the our State's capital city.

I loved the little red riding hood theme of the fabric.....

Getting ready.... sorry the photos are not that great.

Then we went out on the town for dinner and shopping.......

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Last weekend our Quilt Group Macintyre Quilters went on our annual retreat at "Stacey's AT The Gap"  at Cunningham's Gap Warwick

The lovely Leonie and Mal look after us all weekend and all we do is sew and chat from 7.00am til 10.00pm.

 The girls sewing .. Guess who .

Steph finishing a quilt started at "Cottage on the Hill"

Di working on a beautiful blue and white piece

 Sheena the speed demon of the group 

Jo was apron crazy this weekend...  so fast and efficient 

 Penny and Magie S getting it done 

Margie C  working on a frozen quilt.

The dining room at Stacey's   I loved this quilt, the colours were beautiful

   Couldn't resist this sign..

The place 

Ros working on her quilt from January.

 Penny was right into her cultural background getting lots of quilts done with an indigenous art them... just beautiful

This pattern is just beautiful to reflect heritage and culture.  Her is the email if you want one.

Every body loved the lizard .  Great choice of fabric 

Steph finishing her quilt started at " Cottage on the Hill"

Eileen and a Jelly Roll race 

Afternoon tea... Yum.

This is one of the wall decorations.   Leonie's quilt.

Di's quilt beautiful in Blue

Margie C and Frozen..

Tranquility in the mountains

Penny mad so many quilts .

What a good idea  Eileen ... a simple blanket with a big appliqué panel

Margie Sieb's work

Di using  a layer  cake .

Sheena made a lovely quilt for her grandson.

I made a baby quilt. I bought this one at "Broardway Quilts" in Sonoma  near the Napa Valley in California on our trip last year. The zig Zag border took forever .. I know now there is another technique.

A busy and lovely weekend......  hanks Leonie and Mal at Stacey's at The Gap.

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