08 October 2017

Twenty One today, Twenty One today, We've never been 21 before.... but we all have the key to the Door!! :-)

The word is that one can meet some seriously strange people over the Internet but there again this particular 'One' has met a lot more truly amazing and wonderful and creative and inspiring friends during the 20 plus years that I have been an online SCQuilter... 
Twenty one of the best were together at the Pub yesterday.

 Jill and Michelle certainly had a fun day!

Lovely to see Maggie again, it seems like ages here with our lovely Brenda.

We have a new friend in Lesley. hope you can come again Lesley... along with our longtime friend Robyn.

Maureen and Liz  both looking very happy.   Liz is wearing an amazing shirt/dress I really should have taken a photo of.

Penny and Lynne look very happy to see me!

Heather, Marilyn and Annie enjoying the catching up.

We haven't seen Gillian for a while so I'm giving her a big hug hoping she comes back...

Another very happy couple both wearing beautiful necklaces... Emma and Irene.

Here's our friend Brenda again... and lovely to see Lissapoo back at the pub, it's been a while.

Becky and Steph look like they are up to mischief don't they.

Lots of very inspiring handwork! - 9 Hexies - 6 Knitting - 3 Crochet - 2 Nothing - 1 Embroidery - 1 Binding... not that anyone's counting!

 Marilyn made this very soft case for her Mobile phone, I admired it enormously and she's promised to make me one for when I update my very very old Mobile!! 

Will you just look at what a certain person who regularly says... 'I am never doing Hexagons again!'...  is making!   Okay I admit it, Penniedarling is hooked on these 3" Hexies using old Doily's etc.  It's not my fault, I was innocently shopping in a certain fabric shop a couple of weeks ago when my assistant happened to mention and show me a photo of a certain pattern called 'Sweet Summer'.  Well what's a quilter supposed to do eh!  when at home she had heaps of these old family made doily's tray cloths, serviette's and so on just sitting never being used and likely to be thrown out one day... and I'm just loving it!   Don't know what it will be yet but that's part of the fun  :-)

 Lesley was making Hexies and check out her beautiful little Hexie sewing kit below.
One little hexie for the scissors to sit on with a button keeping them safe and another to keep the points our of harms way, a little piece of metal under that hexie under her thimble keeps it in place, a little pouch for any extra's, an opening hexie for needles, a lovely little padded hexie for pins and an extra padded hexie on the zip handle to make closing this beautiful pouch closed and safe.

Gillian tells me... The book was written by Leah Zieber, who then set up the FB group Libby Morgan Mosaic Quit sew Along 2017 to encourage people to make a fussy cut rosettes quilt in whatever size they like.  There are lots of hints in the group on types of prints to choose, colour combinations, sizes and what have you.  It's a very warm and friendly group with lots of interesting people in it.    
Oh dear I think I might be tempted once again.......... 

Lissa Crocheted this bag and was going to finish off the handles at the Pub but then decided Leather Handles would be nicer and keep the bag in better shape so she had no handwork to do at the Pub yesterday, just like me, I remembered to bring along a whole lot of things to show but forgot my handwork!  very frustrating it is when all around you there are creative people busy making some amazing things.

Robyn was into hexies as well, this is looking interesting I wonder where it's going.

Heather...  I just love this!  Can't wait to see more!

Annie's knitting something quite delicious here... I forgot to ask what.

Stephanie had three beautiful things on the go yesterday...
 ... and two beautiful knitting

Beck made this beautiful circular shawl... I think that's what it's called... for her SIL's 50th!
 Beck showed me the full circle below which you fold in half to wear!  What fun.

Jill was quilting some fun very colourful quilt

Michelle was knitting this amazing coloured shawl.

Penny onto more Lucy Boston blocks.

Lynne was cutting out something that we know will be amazing one day.

Irene crocheting a shawl.

Maureen was making these elongated hexies, not for Lucy Boston but some other pattern she showed me but I didn't take a photo of, hope we see more of these Maureen.

Liz... the amazing Lizzie!  She certainly comes up with some amazing stitchery doesn't she.
 A rather dark close up of her pouch.

Emma was binding this table runner, I didn't take a photo of the front, silly me!

Glynis was cutting, cutting and cutting our lots of plain Hexies!   I wonder where they are going?

Show and Tell - This month I asked people to bring in a Cheater Panel they'd made, no matter how old.

Some of gang said they had made one but didn't know it was called a 'Cheater Panel'  :-)

Emma made this pretty Fairy Cheater Panel and on the back she has some lovely soft pink fabric that I didn't take a photo of!!!

Lissa used this Panel for the back of her quilt, see below.
I love these striped patterns, this one is really interesting isn't it.

Heather turned the bottom panel into a larger very Christmassy Quilt.

Lynne's put pretty borders around her Panel, this quilt is going to Lynne's Great, Great Niece.

Lynne also bought her finished hand made quilt, stunning isn't it!  This is NOT a Panel.

Glynis bought along two beautiful, just finished, quilts.
One of these two quilts of Glynis' was wet, she'd just washed it... she is very dedicated to Show and Tell isn't she.  Beautiful!

This is my quilt kindly being held up by Lynne, it's a Panel given to me by my Angel Liz A. in the 2002 SCQuilters Angel Mortal Swap.  I machine and hand quilted it and have always loved it.

Annie has finished her stunning Crochet Blanket, the word going around is that it was incredibly difficult to make sure the colours were in the correct place... well it's worked brilliantly Annie!

16 September 2017

Handy Handwork!

Just checkout this bunch of happy, busy and very friendly ladies!  All doing as they were told and looking at my camera :-)

Ann is knitting this very old wool using one very old pattern as well.

Brenda is making the most fun Hexagons... I really love the little Echidna's below, all following each other around the circle!

Look at this delicious basket of left over wool's...
Irene is Crocheting a shawl using the wool's above.

Jill was starting a new project.

Kathleen was adding a few more fabrics to her Japanese quilt.

I wondered what Lynne was crocheting...  Aaaahhh isn't this the sweetest little bunny below!  I wonder who this is for!

Maureen has started to add the border to this stunner!

Michelle was crocheting this shawl but there was a drama... that did go on for a while I have to add...
Until!  At Last!  Her stitch marker was found, on the floor it was just where Michelle had looked 100 times... Phew!!

Nicole was busy building up her stash of Hexagons.

This is the Sixth time I've knitted this Aran Pattern Jumper, the first was back in 1967 for my then friend who later became my husband and now the almost 15 year old Grandson of the said husband asked if I could knit him one just the same as not only his Grandfather but both his Uncles!!   How could I refuse eh :-)

Rita was adding Bells to this upside down bunting.
... and she was finishing off this little treasure.

Ros has dug around in her stash and decided to make something with these beautiful already cut fabrics!