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, 26 November 2014

So Dry

You know those stories that go around that make our overseas friends think kangaroos hop down the street in Australia. Well yesterday that happened to me!

A mob of Kangaroos have moved into town onto a spare block I drive past to go to school. One was actually hopping down the street yesterday. Today I stopped and tried to take a photo with my phone.  Not bad for an iPhone. For you Denise, Grethe , Satu and Isabelle




A new project




At the moment I am working on this project in wool.





Friday, 21 November 2014

SSCS 2014


My sewing is finished and my Christmas parcel is on its way .....   Hope my blogger likes  it.  






Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A quilt for Caleb


A lady put me onto this product . It is truly amazing this rids me of safety pins forever. Had to get Mr B
to help me, even though he said he's not really into sewing. This little quilt is for our Niece's son Caleb.




Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Today we Remember



Today we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to be free. 

Today I also give thought to all those returned soldiers, their families and their daily struggles and hope their lives are  hopeful and happy. 

I also give thanks and support  to the men and women currently serving.  
( for you Clint , Carla and Corey and all of your fellow soldiers)













Sunday, 2 November 2014

Got a Gator and a Dog.

 This little girl just loves her dog and her gator . For those of you who don't know a gator is like a 4 wheel buggy for the farm This one imitates a John Deere .  You can see how much she loves it.

She' got sore eyes at the moment but just look at the face.





Pin cushion with storage.

This weekend I promised myself to sew... Last weekend I taught this Debee McGee pin cushion to my quilt group.    This one is missing it's embroidery.



Made from a kit from "Quilters Angel "in Highfields , Toowoomba








I have added lace to the sides and left the lace off the base in this variation.Love the buttons .