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.

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.









Monday, 15 August 2016

Trilogy of Dreamimg

Just did this little trilogy for fun



Ha Ha Ha!!!

Lots of images from "Shiralee Stitches Day"

Thank you to Kerry  for letting us use her studio for this workshop.  The before shot and the after shots. It was a great space.
After - Decorated with the work of  Sandy from "Shiralee Stitches "  http://shiraleestitches.com.au


                                                                 Sandy and Chooky setting up shop.


This is the "Norfolk" quilt. http://shiraleestitches.com.au    

Just beautiful. 

More beautiful quilts and lovely and useful things for sale 





Best " girls day"  with besties.  Sandy and I 

  "a little shop of EPP"


Another of Sandy's own designs - "  Shiralee Elegance"

Kerry and I drooling over the beautiful things on this table 
Ready to sew and learn




Lots of good advice




A lesson or two 
Gi Gi's hexies our youngest stitcher.
Robyn and Di working hard at it





Gail and Jo enjoying the day 
Jo loving EPP

Margie and Di 
Marg, Annette and Sheena

Mother and daughter team 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Workshop with Sandy from "Shiralee stitches"


Thursday afternoon Chooky arrived in Goondiwindi. Friday lunchtime Sandy (Shiralee Stitches) drove on in and Friday evening Fairy Girl ( Chooky's daughter) and Mr Bird arrived home and so we were all with the "bird on the border." in her little nest...


Lunching by the pool
Does she ever stop stitching ?? Oops what that on her head??

Chooky helping Sandy to set up..

One of my favourites room Sandy's designs.

All set up ready to go



Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Quilts - Cottage on the Hill Nundle 29th July 2016

Made this quilt for Colton's room at our house. Arrows and feathers are currently cool.

Another version of the same pattern made by Georgina
Bronwyn's quilt on point

Enjoying dinner at the Peel Inn Nundle