Sunday, 25 February 2018

Stuff.....

ThAnKyOu  for all the the beautiful comments on my blogaversary/blog birthday post...........11 years is a lot of memories.........blog friends have come and gone to the darkside or disappeared altogether so I appreciated all those that still blog and I have lots on my list still...............I updated my pic from that post to my header...........
Life is a little hectic with a quick trip away for a family funeral.............this bible above is a family bible............given to an ancestor many generations back i'm not sure of the line as it's Mr Chookys side...... the ancestor was given this bible on his 52nd birthday from his mother......way back in 1879.....there is currently 4 generations alive.........
so it was a very long way and very quick trip............
along the way we saw some wind farms................
they are huge..........
missed the pic but I did get some EPP stitching done on the way home................

I'm a little busy over the next week........so blog posts will be quick phone ones or none at all...........
Also a little busy and terribly excited about Scrub Stitchin'.............all the fabrics have arrived for the little kits.........secret plans are still being squirreled away with my partner in secrets Sonia @ Forever Always........
I've been trying to work out what I want to take..........
some hand stitching and some machine....
we still have a few beds if anyone is interested.............
39 sleeps to go.......
then it will be 4 days of fun.......all meals prepared....no cooking or cleaning involved just heaps of chatting and stithin'
And I signed up for March Charge (Cancer Council walking fundraiser) again...........was still thinking what to do when I found out a special feathered friend has cancer so that made my final decision..........we've lost two family members to cancer in the last few months.......
I've commited to 4kms/day..........lets see what I can do.......I set 3kms/day last year and did stacks more.............
I know Julie @ Simple Stitches is doing it too......
So as usual I have tooo much going on........but you only get one crack at life so need to fit in as much as possible........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

11 years on.....................

Wow too busy yesterday I missed my blog birthday............
Monday 19th Feb..........
11 years ago it was also Monday 19th Feb 2007...........
It has been one of joy, connection, friendship................
I have met some amazing lovely special people virtually and some eventually in real life........
I dream of a world trip to meet some of my friends overseas...........
I've been inspired to try different things, different techniques, colours, 
its been the fun of swaps, Stitch-a-longs, blog meets, virtual retreats, 
But the most important thing is you out there reading...............while this is a record for me of my life on here..........
If you didn't stop read and comment I would probably not be here..............
I love the connections I have made with like minded people...........
something I didn't have here where I live and still don't really...........
So I thank you my readers..........
my wonderful virtual friends........
Catch you later............
Chookyblue.............

Remember to keep the love of blogging alive................

Monday, 19 February 2018

So nice to so feral.....

the day started off just gorgeous.............
from this to this in 2 mins......
my screen was not big enough to capture it for you it was so big and so amazing I was in awe..........so pleased I had turned around to shut the gate..............
then when the sun was about to rise about 10 mins later the clouds behind the mountains were just outlined at the top with the bright light............
the the power had already gone off for ages at work so we finally left and a dust storm was hitting town as I left...................

early on my road home it was down to 50m visibility due to the dust.......it then improved..........i had some rain...........then dust again and at times both together..............
The verendahs are beyond disgusting..........off to start vacumning now.............
the temps dropped from 37 in town to 23 in the car when I got home..............
How could a day start so pretty and end so feral............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue........

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The good and the bad.......

I'm glad the emailing pics to your blog posts has helped some of you girls...........
Also I know we are all busy so I thank those who take the time to visit and comment on my blog.........
bad - the sheep chasing me for food............need to start feeding...AGAIN.....
good - the churn dash rows are coming together..........
Have a great week........its going to be a little cooler here low 30's will be glorious.......
Catch you later...
Chookyblue.......

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Fancy stitching......

Before we start I did not make this.......
 I just got to see it....... and doesn't it look beautiful in the chair..............



I know both the lady who made it and the lucky one who now owns it.........
Simple beauty.............attention to detail...............Just look at all the gorgeous stitched flowers........

Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Start and end....

Sunrise was stunning..........
so quickly it changes
10 mins later............
I headed off walking and the light was still creating amazing things 15mins later................real life is even better.............
And not to be outdone by the sunrise here is the  sunset............
And really I never take for granted these amazing sights even though I get them all the time.............Another hot one today.........When I walked this afternoon it was 38 deg........we only walked in the shade..............
Enjoy what is around you............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Finally........

After harassing the post man for weeks I emailed the blog book people to say my parcel is lost....... Apparently they get delivered by TNT now in Australia...... Very annoying since they never deliver to my house....... And it had been sitting in a depot for weeks....no one told me it was there....... Lucky they had not returned it.....

So sitting flicking thru with a coffee........in my comfy adirondack chair thanks to Sonia @Forever Always........ I love my books and love looking back thru my blog..... Much easier then the computer screen.......oh the memories....... 
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Changes......

We had so much trouble with the windmill the last year and with no rain we had massive water issues...........
when you live where we live no ground water = no sheep and cows = no farm income.........
We bit the bullet so to speak and pulled up the windmill pipes and installed solar panels and new pump..........we always have sun and it will pump anytime during the day water levels start to drop in the tanks..........wind at times is unreliable here......we can get by when we have water in the dams but when that  is gone and we need to water many more paddocks on the farm then we could not get enough water...........and the bonus is I a have a little extra water for my garden..........the windmill stand will stay there absolutely useless but I love seeing a windmill...........
I snapped this photo on my walk this morning........
out with the old in with the new..........
today I did my 10 mins on the machine and then cut some more "Edwardsia" blocks.........then it was far to hot in the Chookshed even with the air con on so we moved back inside to continue and the much better air con...........
And my friend Kylie @ Indigo and Quince was visiting for the night and she remembered this trip to bring her EPP........she had it packed last time and left it all on the bench at home..........
BUT this is a girl who was NOT i repeat NOT going to get into EPP..............but she keeps visiting and slowly I have turned her into a fan..........and she has started a second EPP quilt.......she found this one in the USA I think and I just can't remember the name at the minute but it is lovely.........and she is very addicted........she was never going to make an EPP quilt let alone in browns...........HHHEEEE guess I won............
She has to make 12 blocks and I saw two and i'm loving it also.........
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it's a stinker here today so nice to be hanging out inside in the air con watching the winter olympics..........go Aussies...........
Enjoy your weekend......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......