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.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Love to Finish


I dont know why it's so hard to get back into things after being on holidays.

I have spent 3 weekends in a row away and 2 of those  sewing and one wining and dining in the Hunter Valley. How lucky am I . Never a dull day in this house.

Let me start with a beautiful weekend at a fantastic retreat location "Stacey's at the Gap". All weekend sewing with friends and catching up on UFO's.  You will find it on line if you want a nice place to go. Its not far from Warwick or Brisbane.

SEWING AT STACEY's AT THE GAP

Some books for our grand daughter- got these at a little patchwork shop at Coolah


Finish number one - fabric given to me by a Margie C a few Christmas's ago


Proof I am sewing

A baby quilt finished with just the bind to go



Safari quilt finished- designed , sewn and quilted by me .....Ta Da...
Made this for my Dad, he had a tear in his eye when he got it. .  I think he liked it. He loves African Animals. I started this quilt at Stacey's Stacey's at the Gap last year, quilted it there this year and the binding and label was finished at the Chookshed.
A baby quilt  all done except for the bind.  Isabell gave me this lovely baby fabric for Christmas.

A stitchery designed by Rosalie Quinlan .  Now a lovely cushion.
Lots of finishes...Yeah!

SEWING AT THE CHOOKSHED


I had this lovely tea cup and plate that belongs in my sewing basket....lovely Chooky gave me the Cofee mug and a couple of spares to match...thank you 

This is a beautiful and quirky sewing music box..My lovely sister found this for me a few weeks ago. I got it when I got home from the Chookshed.
Its so cute..open the drawer and all parts move and it plays music as well.


I worked on completing this dresden plate quilt . I started it at Kerry's " Cottage on the Hill" last year.  Nearly finished it at the Chookshed.

Good friends and food at the sewing weekend at the Chookshed




My lovely hubby  made ice cream while I was sewing ...YUM.. easy as condensed milk ,cream and fruit from Nigella Lawson

6 comments:

shez said...

lovely post Jenny,you sure have been busy.xx

Susan said...

Two retreats, lucky you. Great to get a few things finished. Love the Dresden.

Chookyblue...... said...

you sure did have a couple of good weekends.........was so nice to have you visiting for the chookshed birthday party.........

Show and Tell said...

You have been a busy birdie....That icecream looks delicious Jen x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What an a wonderfyl life you lead....great post Jen

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Love what you've been sewing lately and looks like a great time was had in Chook Shed