Saturday, May 15, 2021

This is what it's all about........

 This is what its all about.....joy, happiness, friendship......I feel honored to be able to spend time with these girls..........Just a belated Scrub Stitchin' post........better late then never....

Miss Jules and Sue
Annette, Georgina, Jenny and Mary
Miranda, Di and Diane
Me and Kate
Me, Helen and Kate
Party night group pic.......
Georgina, Diane and Lynda
Me and Mary
Brenda, Kate and Jenny
Di, Helen, Annette and Miss Jules
Harriett, Miranda and Tina
Janice, Sally and Lynda
No words just look at all those happy faces.......
Stay Safe.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Friday, April 9, 2021

OMG....... Party Time

So each Scrub Stitchin' there is a theme for one of the dinners.... We've done 'pink' then 'bling
This year it was 'a little girls birthday party'......
OMG I don't think we can improve on this......
More pics to come I'm busted from serious lack of sleep and way to much fun...... Thanks to the fairies who helped setup...... And the team effort on the tidy up.......

Birthday girls both turning 6......
Catch you later......
One exhausted Chook......

need more pics?

Ok so I need to take more pics........I am have a few on my camera I'll share later but I need to take more photos today......
I do love looking back at all the memories then too......

Jenny, Lynda, Janice and Brenda
Lynda, Georgina and Denise
Diane, Sally and Helen
Kate a little excited about her goody bag.....
EPP lessons for our project.....
First quilt done...... Pics to come later......
Second quilt started....Jude will be happy.......
Another late night with little sleep...... Oops just tooooo excited I think....... Ok it's very early but I think I need to head over and start sewing again....... Or should I lie in bed for a bit longer......
Catch you later........
Chookyblue......

more pics

The days about to start... Urns got ready for a cuppa and breaky..... The girls will be in shortly......
We have a lovely so of goodies.... This was a super last minute addition.....
way to much temptation.....

Snuck a pic of Jen's bag..... She made a change to the bag top.... And her epp goes right around the bag almost..... Love it
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

setup.....

The quilt kits are packed......
Bags labelled......
My sister and niece helped setup......
Finally it was all ready......
Feet up...... wine poured..... First finish done....... Quilt bound with the help of Helen and Kate....... Thanks heaps......
It's going home with the niece tomorrow as she made most of it........ But she doesn't know how to bind....... Job done now......
I'll show another pic of it soon.......
Heaps here tonight..... Rest of the girls tomorrow......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

newbies........

We always welcome newbies.........they always just slot into the group and make new friendships of their own.........


this year we welcome Dianne from Dubbo and Denise from Baradine.......

Both were coming last year.......I met Dianne during the drought and promised to teach her to patchwork after it rained and we were both quieter...........no worries there she has gone on and made a quilt already......

Denise is a local and I think been sewing for quite some time......

Both lovely ladies and I am sure you will make them feel very welcome......

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The other Di who is a regular has a friend Helen coming from Sydney........she only retired last week and this will be her first retirement adventure..........

2 sleeps for those coming Thursday.......one sleep for those coming Wednesday.........

Catch you soon......
Chookyblue........



Friday, April 2, 2021

Hello

Hello everyone. I am Sue Palmer, I live in St Leonards, Victoria by the beach. I am  Kiwi married to an Aussie, my blog is kiwikidspage.blogspot.com. 

I started blogging in June 2010, I think because I had to about learn social media in my library job. I started quilting the same year when one of the teachers from school, left and opened a quilt shop, several of us went along to classes to support her and a new hobby/way of life started. 

We are now retired so I spend a lot of time sewing. I love batiks and bright colours, I have ventured into reproduction fabrics recently. Most of my time these days is spent finishing quilt tops made by friends and ladies from the Geelong Guild, the quilts are them donated to the oncology ward of a Geelong hospital. I have also participated in challenges and sew alongs organised by a friend in Melbourne, which take me out of my comfort zone as they are mostly small blocks.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Scrub Stitchin'.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Hi Lovely Ladies 

I'm Jenny Morris from Goondiwindi, hence my blog name    http://birdontheborder.blogspot.com

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother to two very special little people.  I am a part time special education and Home Economics teacher at Goondiwinid State High School.  I love to take our caravan and get away when we can.  When I can get some spare time you will find me in my sewing room.  I also like  swimming and gardening. My favourite designers are Annie Downs,Natalie Bird and Sue Spargo. I have been blogging since I met Chooky in 2011 and I enjoy connecting with other bloggers and quilters via the blog and more recently zoom. I will be travelling with my good friend and EPP patchwork designer ,Sandy Cousins of " Shiralee Stitches" . I am excited  to  meet those of you I don't know and  catch up with old friends I have missed so much. Here's to spending some sewing time and some laughs with you all. Cheers!

Monday, March 29, 2021

9 sleeps.........

Well 9 sleeps if your coming Wednesday......

 Its that time once again to make a wonderful inspiring mess in the function room at Camp Cypress..........
Secrets will be revealed.......Friendships rekindled........
Catch you soon......
Chookyblue......

Sunday, March 14, 2021

2021 BIRD TALK

 Hi everyone.

Who's blogging ?

Who's Stitching?

Who's going to Baradine?

I am so looking forward to a quilting retreat with all of you . Not far away now ?  Get lost CO-VID



Thursday, November 26, 2020

Scrub Stitchin' 2021 date set.........

Long time no post.........

 OMG OMG OMG OMG .....Its time to get organised to head to the scrub again.......

I've made the decision to book again and hope for the best........
dates have been set for Scrub Stitchin' 2021.....
8-11th April 
After having to cancel 2020 due to covid I sure hope we are right to go ahead when the time comes next year..........
its been a huge drought of time with friends sewing.........
even just seeing stitching friends has been almost nonexistent.......
OK mark that date in your diaries.......
newbies welcome if there is space......
those who were paid up and coming this year will automatically be on the list.....(let me know if you can't come)
limited numbers due to space at venue...........
Can't wait to see everyone....
Chookyblue..........

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

2020 Scrub Stitching

Hi ladies 


I was talking with Donna and she is so busy so she said I was welcome to get the chatter about 2020 going so here we go...


I thought I would kick off a little discussion re 2020 Scrub Stitching.  I missed it last year and was so not happy about that. But I'm  ready to go this year for sure. I'm just praying it rains and greens up the world a bit before we get there.   I guess we need to start thinking about our make it or fake it ( if we are having one) . Even if we are not we can always save it for another gift.. pays to be organised...   Who is coming ???  May be some ladies  I have not yet.. that would be fun..



Just a thought- What does the tribe mean to you? 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2019 Tribe.........

wow I look at these two pics and wow so many of us.........
the best tribe to spend a retreat with........
Creative, fun loving and always up for a hug or a chat...........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Our Diddles

just sharing our catchup today. Love and hugs were shared and that quilt looks perfect with our diddles. We enjoyed a lot of chatter Deb, her Mum, Bianca and I over a coffee by the ocean.



Sometimes they say a coffee with a friend is the best medicine. We both needed!!!

I’ll be returning on Monday for another one.

Friday, April 19, 2019

My Tribe



Find your tribe




"You know, the ones that make you feel the most YOU. 
The ones who lift you up and help you remember who really are. 
The ones who remind you that a blip in the road is just that, a blip, 
and not to mistake it for an earthquake. 
And even it were an earthquake, 
they'd be there with the Earthquake Emergency Supply Kit. 

They are the ones who, 
when you walk out of a room, 
make you feel like a better person than when you walked in. 

They are the ones who, 
even if you don't see them face-to-face as often as you'd like, 
you see them heart-to-heart. 
You know, that kind of tribe?" 
Jennifer Pastiloff                           



Thank you for being my tribe 

xoxox

Googy Girl