My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chooky's Party

Chooky threw her annual Chookshed party this weekend and invited us all along; naturally I accepted the invite...but, to be honest, I didn't quite make it :-(
I was the one who had the flat tyre, or who couldn't decide what to wear...while I squeezed the odd bit of sewing in, you couldn't really say I was there with bells on...maybe next time!
But I've got a few photos to share, things I've been working on lately.
I've joined up with the Holly Cottage Christmas SAL this year..it officially started this month...this cute wee bird is appliqued to a cute wee stocking.
And I'm making good progress on these Evandale blocks. (I last shared a progress photo of this quilt *here*)
I'm getting a good little pile of English Paper Pieced stars.
And also getting some block assembly done!
We spent a day out as a family over the weekend. Sitting-in-the-car time meant a good chance to pick up my latest crochet project.
I started this on my trip over to Australia to visit my son.
The night before I flew out I had to get the wool into a useable state!
The stitch is easy but it took me a bit to understand it :-)
It's like a herringbone pattern.
After the car time on Sunday.
I'm making a Main Street Shawl by ktandthesquid. This is an asymmetrical pattern - you start off with just a few stitches and increase regularly on one edge until it's either grown big enough or you run out of yarn. (Each row gets a little longer). Once you master the pattern it is pretty mindless and a perfect travel project. I like No Thinking Required!
We don't need too many winter woolies here in Northland but there are times when they are hugely appreciated!

This weekend I also had to decide what to use as my project for One Monthly Goal. A mystery quilt I did last year was this one, Friday's Garden (more about it *here*). I started the quilting last year but life got in the way and I never got back to it. I am hoping that this month I can complete the quilt!
Pop on over to Patty's Elm St Quilts if you would like to join in with this motivating link up. I'm very pleased as last month I won a Fat Quarter Shop voucher for taking part - I was happy to meet my goal so this was the icing on the cake!
Friday's Garden needs finishing!

I'm also linking up to Linda and Julie for their regular Sew-Stitch-Snap and Share feature. A nice way to see what others are up to - click on the logo to get to their blogs and the link up.

Something else that kept me occupied over the weekend —
Some new little chickens, they are too cute really.
My kids say I am in danger of becoming the Mad Chicken Lady.
Or perhaps the Mad Quilting Chicken Lady?
Thanks Chooky, for inviting us all along to share in the fun at your party! Sorry I didn't really turn up, but, as you can see, I was nearly there:-)
Happy stitches!

26 comments:

Mystic Quilter said...

Don't forget to show us the Christmas stocking when your cute little birdie is happily appliqued on.
Lots of quilting and knitting again at yhour place and I look the chicken peeking out of the box!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving those 'evandale' stars! Are they for the next border?

Chookyblue...... said...

well at least you got there at some stage............thanks for joining in with the party......next time check the tyres before you leave home.............lol

Cute chickens.......

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ohhh--I want to come and visit and hold a baby chick---you are soooo lucky!!!
Love all the projects you are working on--keep stitching--
and crocheting--
enjoy the moments,esp with those baby's --di

Julie said...

Oh Raewyn, I think those wee baby chickens would keep me pretty well occuppied too!! They are soooo cute. I love the colours & fabrics you have used in the quilt, they look wonderful.

Lisa J. said...

Good luck finishing your goal Raewyn it's a really lovely quilt.....just as lovely as that cute little chick peeking out of the box.

Leeanne said...

You might have to change the name of your blog soon.......cute bundles of soft feathers! So many pretty projects, you must feel good to get some projects finished.......happy quilting and chicken rearing!

Janet O. said...

You started and ended the post with cute little feathered things. : )
Evandale will be amazing!
I haven't crocheted in so long I don't think there would be such a thing as a mindless crochet project for me!

Deb R said...

It was a great party wasnt it!! Loving your Evandale blocks!

KaHolly said...

Sorry you missed the party, but you kept busy! Crochet is my 'to go' choice, too!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Awww that is the cutest piccie of your fluffy baby! Love that quilt....beautiful! You have some lovely projects on the go. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Holly Cottage xx

Leanne said...

Oh look at that cute chicken photo, its totally adorable. Love your projects to, that yarn is such a beautiful colour.

Helen said...

Lots of beautiful project and so much cutness, love your Evandale!!

margaret said...

good to see you are planning for Christmas!!! and busy with other projects too, lots of EPP and the shawl looks so cosy. Adorable chicks too to watch growing.

Patty D from NC said...

Great quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Needled Mom said...

I love the EPP blocks. The crochet is beautiful too.

You are going to be busy with the new chicks. They are cute at this age.

Maria said...

Cute bird for your stocking..
Pretty fabrics you are using for your EPP project.
What an interesting way to crochet a shawl.. I can only crochet squares...
The wee chickens are gorgeous....

Lin said...

Lovely collection of pretty stars and I am intrigued by your crochet. xx

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Your stitched bird for the stocking is so cute.

I love your stars.

Your crochet scarf, could it be done in sock yarn, I seemmtomhave ooodles of it, and some gorgeous colours, the scarf would be delicious.

The Sloan Patch said...

Love your work Raewyn...that crochet yarn looks lovely x

Karen S said...

You have been busy with embroidery and quilt blocks. Lovely work with the crochet. And those chicks are so cute!

Anthea said...

What as very pretty yarn, Raewyn... and look, you did at least put in an appearance at the Chookshed party, very fashionable party etiquette! LOL

Shirley said...

That little bird stitchery is adorable as well as the little fluffy variety. Well done on all your projects. Xx

audrey said...

Love those star blocks! Beautiful!

Julie said...

Your stars are gorgeous, lovely little pops of colour. Cute chooken too. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.
PS: Has it been a bit colder for you this week?

Marie said...

Love all the different crafts that you put your hand to - such pretty projects. That wee bird is adorable, as is the little chick in your last pic. We grew up raising chickens and there is nothing cuter than baby chicks. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.