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, 16 August 2015

A little of the Past

Hi Everyone. I have't blogged for so long , the sewing mojo has  been a bit slow lately life is in the way..  again. 

But hopefully it's regained and I will post some things next week.  I have been stitching some Lucy Boston blocks ( EPP by Shiralee stitches) .

But today a little reminiscing about a past pin cushion day.

A while back we shared all of our pincushions. By far the oldest and most interesting was this little gem belonging  to Christine's grandmother.  So cute and in such good condition. 

Do you have one or may pin cushions? 

Do you collect them or make them to give away?

Do you rather big ones or small ones?

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.