Sunday, 24 September 2017

Crazy.....

What's a girl to do when they forecast record heat for Sept and strong winds..........
head to the middle of no where and enjoy the day at picnic races..............
38 deg (over 100) and dust blowing everywhere.............
lost all my money but we we had fun..........
Did you do something dumb and crazy yesterday in the heat????
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playing with Lucy2.......i've been talking about her for some time now.......around I love making the feature blocks of Lucy Bostons quilt Patchwork of the Crosses but I don't think I love it that much to make a full on second quilt..........but I am working on my own quicker idea...........
today I was trying to nut out my idea I have in my head..........
the blocks on the right and top are not the correct size backgrounds...........I was hoping to use a 10in layer cake that I had but they are not big enough........also testing out a couple of sizes on the crosses.......the bigger ones are winning......and all will be fussy cut.......
not sure if I want a plainer background or even another colour but this one was a bigger piece to try the idea on.......
and looking at this photo the stripey background second one down on the left will not be staying in there.......I wasn't keen on it but used it now playing as it was the right colour.............
What do you think of Lucy2???
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lucy love.....

Yes more Lucy...............no time to sew at home but in the car travelling or waiting for appointments etc...........
the green is looking a little weird in the photo..........not sure why.......

The block below is the other option shown above...........but after a few texts to friends one husband replied finally and the block below was the chosen one............I liked both and could not decide.........



Here they all are together..........
the ones i've got done recently.............
back to more gluing..........
It amazes me when you see them together what the feature is.........
+ or X cross.....
love my new mug........great size too.........
just perfect for me.............
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have a good weekend.......it's going to be 38 and windy here on the weekend......what a shock to the body that will be........... 
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Lucy2 and flowers again......

Let's be clear first up these flowers are NOT in my garden.........with just about no water my garden is looking very dead and I have lost lots of plants this year........ It makes me so sad but it just won't rain.......
These are in gorgeous parks in the garden city.......I'll post some more from the good camera in a few days but these are just from my phone......
The angry sky was in my travels..... Even got some hail for a bit of that patch of travel.......
Another Lucy done and some more prep also...... Once again these are probably Lucy 2 of which I got the backgrounds so that will hopeful make some progress soon...... 
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Lucy and flowers......

nothing much to say other then 10 hrs in a car as passenger you can get a fair bit of sewing done.......so once I had the cream on the other block in my last post I started sewing some new blocks............
I think it takes about 3 hours to sew this together..............anyone else timed how long this takes to sew together........just the sewing............have not included the cutting and gluing..............
some flowers along the way...........
this one looks prettier then in this photo........
these are all from Shiralee Stitches..........the ones I prepped last month........
these will be in Lucy2

this one now just needs it's next set of red pairs added on.............
Could have nearly got it finished but fingers were getting sore from stitching and after 4.5hrs with a 10 min break I had had enough.....
my tally for Lucy is over 50 blocks now............
never to late to start a Lucy.........
Are you doing Lucy????
How are you going with your blocks and quilt????
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Lucy play time.....


Whiling away travel time as a passenger I had to wait for the sun to come up... But once it did I got the already prepared cream units attached to the edge of the block.......
Then I started another Lucy block....makes a long trip go heaps faster........
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Blocks.....

on the weekend I was playing with some blocks.............
I made these below.........
Friendship block it is called...........quite appropriate since this is for a weekend of fun and friendship next year..........
12.5inch blocks "white and bright"
or "creamy classic"
it was fun to just play with these blocks.......not think about anything more then one 12.5in block..........I'm going to make a churn dash in  "creamy classic" and I found one called London Road which I am going to make in "white and bright" colourway.............
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Paradise.....

There are no words for today...........
There is a line of black cows out in the middle the neighbours had just fed..........
see the circle clouds in the middle of the pic........interesting............
these clouds came and went with no rain........just wind.......
driving home..........dust picking up in front of me.........
We were moving 50tonne field bins............
I opened about 20 sets of double gates..........shitty non swinging gates...........
we couldn't go over these ramps.........

this is the dam we got dug out a few years ago............well worth the money as this would be empty by now............
dust everywhere............
this dam is buggered now......thats the ground you can see in the centre.........

the sun is down low and the wind has picked up even more and I can look directly at the sun and see it's orange glow the dust is so thick..........
I stuck another video up on youtube.......actually two........the one below and another one of the dust picking up down low...........
Another day in paradise!
Catch you later......
Chookyblue............

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Groceries arrived........

My cruisey morning got a little busy around mid day............
follow the road and you will see the dust...........
the trucks coming..........
the shopping has arrived..............
Bags not carrying the groceries in..........
the poddies and rams decided they were hungry and followed along...........
But I shut the gate on them.............they did get a bale later...........
Here is an update photo of the poddy calves........they are going well........
And here is Lucky.......sucking on my fingers............
Hope your weekend is good.........
Spring is here and it was quite warm today at 25deg C but tomorrow is supposed to be 30degC before another cold change comes in............and then it's going to be a pretty chilly week as our temps drop right back and the winds come off snow down south.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue...........