About Me- Bird on the Border

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BIRD ON THE BORDER I am so blessed to be a wife,mum and a grandma of two. Our wonderful son and his lovely wife have two beautiful children. A beautiful little girl and a handsome little boy. My little family complete. My husband and I both work. He is full time and I work 3 days per week. We enjoy travelling, going in our caravan, dining out and spending time with friends and visiting our children whenever we can. Nothing like grand kids and cuddles. 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 and none of them in a cage.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Little Faces


Little Faces bring smiles to our hearts...so young yet trying so hard to communicate.

3rd Birthday

                                                                 
                              
Happy Birthday  We love being grandparents


New Cushions



I made some new cushions to match our pool area. I got this fabric from Kerry at "Cottage on the Hill ", Nundle.  I just love it and so I have added some pictures of the fabric selvedge because it so cool.



I love the birds as a colour palette.



Some progress on EPP


After a big weekend visiting the kids its time for some EPP





Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Home Made Gnocci

All ready for an Italian night


The Sauce - slow cooked for 4 hours
Making Gnocci
Ready for the pot
BY the way it was vellisimo 

Pool Project Finished


We started our pool project way back in May and it feels like it has stopped all else even sewing.  

It is finally finished and we are so happy with it. As many of you know my elderly Mum and Dad live next door so now I have a ramp so they don't trip up the old bricks I had in the walkway..
The basic pool sort of turned into a garden reno a well as an extension the entire length of the house but I am so pleased.
You may wonder why I took a photo of a tap or two but I have not had any water in my garden since early May either and it was a total pain.   But oh, now I have a fancy one no more rolling up hoses.
The garden is actually growing now all of the agapanthus cuttings are now well rooted and growing.

May be now I will get back to my sewing.  I  never thought I would be saying I can't wait for summer.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Happy Birthday to my friend Chooky 
Hope you had a great day.