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 May 2016

Stitching a Lucy block while waiting at the hospital for Dad to have a cataract off his eye

Friday, 20 May 2016

Sewing with Sandy

Sandy from Shiralee Stitches has dropped in for a couple of days of sewing. We have done lots of sewing, had some wine,some cheese and some chocolate of course . We have done lots of talking and laughing. So nice to have blog friends who can visit . Thank you Sandy

Monday, 16 May 2016

Just could not help sharing this cheeky face.

A Group Project



Our little sewing group has decided to work on a project together." Foxly Village" by Natalie Bird . It is being featured in the Homespun magazine at the moment at one block per magazine. It's so beautiful I think. . As if I need another project... Oh well.. That's the life of a quilter I guess.

 Sheena is zooming ahead with 3 blocks cut out and one almost complete.



Margie has been sewing the blocks together.



I chose to use needle turn. Not sure if its the right choice?  What do you think should I change my mind and blanket stitch? ( everyone else is using blanket stitch)  So many little pieces. As you can see the placement or applique isn't quite done yet.








One block finished. I love this Tilda fabric . I will use a combination, some from my stash and some from some Tilda fat quarters I bought from Quilters Angel at "Highfields" out of Toowoomba. I love that shop.




Saturday, 14 May 2016

One more Lucy done. 12 done only 8 to go 🙄. Just needing not to fall asleep in the chair at night time...lol

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Our Project is almost Done


We have been so lucky to have the best pool builder . Kev did all the paving and all of the installation. It 10.5 X 4.5  I am so lucky and we love it . I have been working hard on the garden for  5 days rest time now and may be some stitching .  in 3 weeks he will return to complete the paving .  





More paving to be done in 3 weeks time 





revamped garden 



temporary fence and  ready for swimming 

And Bernie is in


Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all of the  Mums out there. Hope you are all made feel special.