06 August 2016

13 Lucky Quilters left the comfort of their homes, stopped watching the Olympic Games and ventured out into the cold damp weather to enjoy a very chatty, yummy, fun day at the Blue Gum Pub!

 Heather and Robyn.
 Irene and Jill.
 Joanne and Glynis
 Lynne and Penny.
 Marilyn and Stephanie.
And... finally...  Rita, Pennie and Cath!

Always so much handwork going on during our Pub Days... from sewing, crocheting, knitting, applique and binding, it's all happening at the PUB!

Busy Busy hands.

Cath was finishing off her final border.

Glynis tells me this is the same block I photographed 5 weeks ago.... is it?

Heather was binding, binding...

Irene was crocheting from this basket full of goodies...


Joanne was knitting wrist warmers to keep her hands warm.

Lynne was binding her quilt.

Marilyn was binding as well.

Pennie was knitting a Teddy for one of my Grandchildren.

Penny was making another Lucy Boston block.

Rita was preparing these triangles to make some bunting for her Granddaughter.

Robyn was appliqueing this beautiful bird.

And... Stephanie was being very Ambidextrous not only knitting a shawl above but crocheting a rug below!

Food Glorious Food.

Arancini Balls.

Aubergine Bake.

Beef Pizza.

Lamb Shanks.

Pie of the Day.

Pork and Crackle.

Prawn, Bacon and Pineapple Pizza.

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 Spectacular, Spectacular!   No words of the vernacular, can describe this great quilt, I know you are now dumb with wonderment!

Okay, Okay so I have gone overboard a little... but this quilt of Heather's is very Spectacular! isn't it!

 Beautiful little quilt for a small girl made by Lynne.

 This is a great idea, these panels were meant to make a book but Marilyn used them to make this beaut quilt for her almost one year old grandson.

Here's another great idea... Rita made these two Cot Quilts for Hornsby Hospital by just using a fat quarter plus some borders.


 Rita tells us that this quilt below is a one off, she's never doing what she calls 'Postage Stamps' again, far too much of a fiddle.   This quilt is going to an Aussie Soldier.

 Lovely soft crochet blanket for the cupboard Stephanie tells me  :-)

16 July 2016

Just a small group of us at the Penno Pub today, lots of chat and good laughs with everybody sewing away at some wonderful project.

Here's what we got up to today...

 I love all these fussy cut Pentagon blocks being made by Gillian, isn't it wonderful what you can do with a bit of fussy cutting!
 Below is one of Gillian's thread holders.

 Heather's handwork is coming along nicely.

 Irene is knitting a cotton beanie for her daughter.

 This applique border of Joy's is coming along very nicely and I love her little sewing bag below.

 I'm loving what Liz is doing here and below is her sewing bag with a place for scissors and needles and threads as well.

 Gosh Lynne has been producing some fabulous stitchery, that's her flower above, her bird below and....

 Just look at this beautiful piece of work, looks just like a flower garden.

Maureen is stitching away with these wonderful old Japanese fabrics, she's replicating an old quilt, below are some of the blocks she's made already... looking fantastic Maureen.

Food Glorious Food.

The meals at the Pennant Hills Pub are always interesting and delicious. 

French Toast with Banana, Berries, Yoghurt and Maple Syrup.

 Red Beet and Goats Cheese Salad.

 Orange and Rosemary Lamb Shanks.

 St Helen's Pacific Oysters with Garlic Ciabatta.

 Sticky Squid Salad, three people enjoyed this favourite.

Chilli Jam Egg Noodles.

HPH Waagu Burger.