05 November 2017

Saturday 4 November 2017

Eleven of us today, including a visitor from New Zealand.There was a lot of laughing and we even had a gentleman visitor apologising for 'turning us out' of our usual room for an annual old boys reunion.

Irene and Gena

Penny, Lynne and Maureen (in pink)

Maureen (in green) and Marilyn

Rita and Heather

Glynis and Irene

Cath who flew in and then had to fly out again as she had a very busy afternoon schedule. I didn't even get a chance to take a picture of her handwork before she was packing up and on her way. Sorry Cath I'll have to get a picture of your new hexagon projet next time!

Hand work:

Gena was hand quilting this beautiful ufo baby quilt.

 Heather is still working on her applique.

 Irene is completing the edging on her crochet.

Maureen (in green) is also hand quilting.

 Maureen (in pink) is creating parallelogons (elongated hexagons) for this bag.

Glynis is still creating 3" hexagons

Show and Tell:

 Lynne created a quilt top and laundry bag for an Aussie Hero. Frangipannis and a beach theme were requested and Lynne is right on the mark!

Penny made these two beautiful little dresses. The workmanship was exceptional, with french seams and piping as well!

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?