02 March 2014

Bit wet in Sydney this weekend but that didn't stop 23 of us popping into the Blue Gum Pub for the day.

Lets start with some Handwork... I didn't get around to everyone this month, I just didn't have the ooomph but first up is a special little movie for you to enjoy!

 Isn't this clever!  Ruth bought it along for Becky to wind her skein of wool into one very neat ball in quick time.  No need to drag DH or a child in to hold their arms out while you wind manually.

Just check out the brilliant result!

Here is a still photo of this wonderfully fandangled machine.

 Erica started knitting a new cardigan.  I like the beginning.

 Joy has started her 'Dear Jane'... tiny tiny little pieces.
 Here is Joy's first block.

 Fabulous fussy cut stars by Lissa... she finished this one at the Pub... and three others!  That's some serious handwork Lissa  :-)

 Liz is serious about getting along with her latest project! 
 ... and I mean Serious!  :-)

 Looks fantastic Liz, very fine and very neat!  Can't wait to see this finished now!

 Wow!  Michelle got this whole block together, she was going to start on another but didn't really like the colour combinations she had bought along.

 Ruth's Shawl is coming along very nicely.

 I did sew one of these blocks yesterday... I think it was the bottom one second from the right.  This is the last row for this quilt and I can't wait to get it finished and quilted, you know the feeling when you are SO 'over' a project.  I started this quilt using Jan Mullins Fabrics way back in... 2004!  I also put it away in 2004 :-)      Hey that's 10 years ago!    Almost finished now though!

Now... this is the reason I didn't get the Blog updated straight after the Pub yesterday... Brenda gave one set of these lovely little set templates to myself and one set to Lissa as well...  then Brenda Challenged us!  So of course I had to get straight onto it didn't it!   Really loving the first block :-)  Thanks Brenda.    (The Blocks will be 3 inch finished)

Lots of lovely SCQuilters braved the outside wet for a lovely cosy, chatty, sewey, lunchy sort of day. (As Requested all photos are set on 'Soft Focus')

 Stephanie and Becky.

 Annie and Ruth.
 Pennie comforting Erica after the last photo taken wasn't up to Erica's liking  :-)

 Rita and Marilyn.

 Heather and Joy.

 Cath and Emma.

 Irene and Christine.

 Lissa and Jean.

 Michelle and Brenda.

 Liz and Penny.

Marianne and Lynne.

So now to the Show and Tell! Not a lot of Show today... Some of us, must do better!

 Becky finished off her Crochet Cushion Cover!

 Becky's crochet shawl.

 Cath's Children at the Beach quilt.

 Another quilt for Cath's stash.

 Cath has finished the Bedford Challenge #1.

Jean has almost finished putting the binding on the latest Bonnie K Hunter Mystery, Celtic Solstice.

Lynne tells us this little quilt is tricky to put together, she was always jumping up to press a seam, it's been designed by Sarah Fielke.

 This table runner was made by Rita for a friend of her DH's in Germany.

  Rita made this quilt for an Aussie Soldier.

 ... and the Back.

My Show and Tell was far too heavy and bulky to bring to the Pub yesterday... Three large Bonnie K Hunter Quilts all finished.  Top is 'Orca Bay', middle is 'Carolina Christmas' and bottom is 'Roll Roll Cotton Boll'.

 This past month has been wonderful for my quilt stash.  I bought the backing for these three quilts and the quilt below before I torn my hamstring which then meant I couldn't do much about the backings or getting them to Emma for quilting... so some lovely SCQuilty friends stepped in.

Jill took the quilts and the backings, she washed the backings and fitted them to each quilt, she bought them to the Blue Gum last month for Emma to Quilt.  Emma did a wonderful and fast job on them then she handed them to my daughter Nerys, who lives close by and Nerys bought them to me...

Then one day Jill, Lynne and Irene came around and we not only got the bindings on all four quilts we mostly finished sewing them down... All finished now and ready for me to put labels on before I give them away.

This Bedford Challenge (with a bit more of a border) of a couple of years ago has already been given to Dr Barnardos.