07 September 2015

What a prefect day it was at the Pub last Saturday. I took 70 photos and one little Movie, there is one Show and Tell that has nothing to do with quilting, knitting, stitching or crocket but something I seriously needed to search Wiki for... oh and there is a little story as well. Enjoy Everyone.

 The Competition this month was - 'Who can pull the funniest Face!'
Lissa is trying hard, above but Irene on the right,  has no chance for a Gold Star this time.

 Both Maggie and Michelle are in there with a chance for the Gold Star!

 Marianne and Gillian had two go's but sorry girls you aren't even trying, you both look far too happy!

I'm loving the streaks Annie and Stephanie but neither of you are in the Funny Face Competition.

Glynis and Cath haven't got funny faces either.

 I decided to try on either side of Rita... but no we aren't in with a chance either are we!

 Here's another two who aren't trying to win this months 'Funny Face' competition, Penny and Virginia.

Nor are the three lovely ladies below... Sarah, Heather and Marilyn.

The Winner of the Funny Face Competition and the winner of this month's Gold Star... is Lynne!  Great Job Lynne and good try Liz but Lynne will be receiving this months Gold Star.
Make sure you bring it back to the Pub next month Lynne  :-)

Food, food and more food with a little story as well.

Yum and Yum!

And Yum and Yum!
And Yummy Pizza.

 SCQuilters at the Blue Gum Pub - Story #241!

Now here's the story, I don't know quite how to take this tale but I'm taking it in good spirits... okay!

Well!  I know that I am a very boring person, I don't drink Alcohol, I don't even drink Tea or Coffee and very rarely do I drink a Hot Chocolate...  I do like Water, I do like Shape Milk and I do drink the odd Diet Coke but only out of a can or a bottle, never out of those machine things.  So what do I drink when I go to the Pub for a fun day eh!

Well, I usually start off with half lemonade and half soda water -  oh did I tell you... I don't like too sweet either.  Then in the afternoon I usually have half a lemon squash and half soda water, I like to mix it up you know.

Well last Saturday afternoon at the Pub,  Lissa kindly offered to buy me a drink so I asked her if she could get me Half Lemon Squash and Half Soda Water, off she went and ordered me a half lemonade, half soda water... the girl behind the bar, and there are many it's not the same girl every month... said... 'Is that for one of the group up in the quilting room?'   'Yes.' said Lissa, to which the Bar Girl said,  'She usually orders a half Lemon Squash half Soda Water.'  Lissa had to agree with her,  'Yes that's what she asked for!' she said.

Now does this mean I'm so weird and boring that all the girls who work at the Blue Gum Pub know just how weird I am?  But there again it's rather lovely that those young women remember me... the only thing is... I didn't realize that I always had the half lemonade in the morning and half lemon squash in the afternoon... I know I don't usually have two of one of these drinks on the same day, so maybe the Bar Girl remembered that I had already enjoyed the half Lemonade!

That's the Story, aren't you glad you scrolled all the way down here for it eh?  LOL!

Now here is a very special Show, Show... Show and Tell bought to you by our newest Pub mate... Virginia! What fun it was.

 It looks a little weird so what does it actually do?

 The Pub goers are fascinated... watch in the little movie below.

This little machine makes Beanies!   don't they look warm and cozy.

Handwork, lots of different, fascinating things going on this month.

Irene was knitting a scarf using some of her old wool... we wondered just how old this wool must have been.

Lissa finished off another couple of Pies and Tarts.

Heather working on one more of these blocks, this one looks like the children are playing Hide and Seek.

Liz won the most prolific hand worker this month. She's finished this masterpiece above.

Now she's working on a little cat.

Here she is wearing a jumper Lynne made for her.

Below are just some of her threads.  These are the Blues!
But wait... there's more.

Look at this new piece below!  You win hands down Lizzie.

Lynne has almost finished her sweet little bird.... actually I'll bet it's finished by the time this post goes up on the Blog!

Love Love Love Maggie's Hexagons.  She bought the fabric and the papers already pre-cut.  Now I know I've said many times that I am not going to make any more hexie quilts... but...  but...  Mmmmmm...  These look so yummy!

Marianne knitting herself something warm.

Marilyn is making these very pretty hexagons, I wonder who this quilt will be for?

Michelle was knitting her third pair of socks, she tells me she is going to keep these ones and I've just seen a post on FaceBook of her feet clad in these beautiful warm darlings.

Me, me, me... I'm really enjoying getting back to knitting Fair Isle but it's not something one can knit  while chatting, taking photos, and enjoying lunch!  So I bought along a daggy square to knit at the Pub instead.

Penny got another of her beaut Lucy Boston blocks together.

Rita was cutting up lots of scraps for further use.

 Annie is numbering her crochet squares so she can put them together in a similar way position as the picture below.
 I looked at this photo closely to see where the same blocks are placed and ... it's very random so no wonder Annie needs to number her blocks.

Zig Zag Crochet by Ruth.

Lots of hand quilting going on in Sarah's quilt.

Stephanie is knitting her cardigan in one piece, I love knitting like this but it is one big lot of stitches on the needle at once.  Looking forward to seeing this one finished Stephanie.

 Gillian was cutting out these little curved squares and going to make the quilt pictured. 

BTW Gillian, you dropped one square on the floor but I bought it home with me so have no fear I will give it to you next time I see you :-)

Yummy wool being used by a newbie to the Pub.  Welcome Virginia.  I hope you come back next month.

Show, Show, Show and Tell!

I had to email Gillian for more information on this beautiful old quilt...  Here's the story.
The patchwork wall hanging is believed to have been made by Mary Jane Hannaford, an important early Australian quiltmaker who started quilting in her 80s in the 1920s. There are 9 known quilts, 3 of which are held by the National Gallery in Canberra. Some are on display in the antique quilt exhibition at Hazelhurst Gallery. All have this whimsical folk art style of pieced applique.

I bought it on ebay 6 weeks ago from a lady who'd advertised it as shabby chic for a buy-it-now price of $54. Next week I'm meeting with the National Gallery curator to have it verified and talk about what should be done with it. 

Now I want to make one similar, using my scraps.

Glynis almost finished the binding of this little quilt.

Glynis has been prolific this month, check out this lovely quilt above and the totally different striking one below.

Heather's Bedford quilt is going to a charity as is the fun quilt below from donated fabrics.

Lynne Allitt's 'show stopper' Show and Tell! And nothing to do with Patchwork or Quilting.  But Lynne did make and was wearing this pin that she'd made using a few old trinkets including an old coin that was given to her as a child...  look very closely at the coin!
Now here's something different!  Have you ever heard of a Four Pence Coin?  Ridiculous isn't it, why would England produce 4 penny coins?  just asks the question doesn't it... did they have 8 penny coins as well, 7 Penny coins?

I know they had 1/2 penny coins (halfpenny), they even had 1/4 penny coins (farthing)... I remember the halfpenny here in Australia when I was a child, we never had farthing's in Australia or 4 pence coins either.  We had three penny coins, 6 penny coins and so on...  but a Four Penny Coin???  That's just weird isn't it.
Here is something I found on Wiki... I do love Wiki  :-)  And I do love the story!

The prospect of the introduction of a general circulation fourpence coin was raised in 1835, when the MP Joseph Hume spoke in Parliament in favour of its introduction. His reasoning was that the coin was convenient for paying cab fares.   The coin was first introduced in 1836, but proved unpopular with cab drivers as they now simply received a fourpence as payment, whereas previously they would often receive a sixpence without the demand for change.

I wonder what other brilliant???  ideas did MP Joseph Hume came up with I wonder!
I guess we've got to thank the British for making our old money more interesting than the rest of the world who only ever used the Decimal Currency  :-)
I found this one on Ebay, it costs $75 US if you are interested.

More information about the 4 penny coin found here on Wiki!

Penny has just finished this enormous hand pieced and hand quilted beauty.

Rita is using up her scraps for her next quilt... beaut way to use up scraps isn't it.
Mmmm... complicated seams at the back, I still can't work it out.

Rita has finished the top of her Mario Brothers Quilt top... we've watched the blocks come together over the months... and now... all done!  Wow!
I couldn't decide which photo I liked the best, the one with the light behind it or below out of the light, both look great really.

Sarah is finishing off this ginormous Hexie quilt... look at this lovely photo below  :-)
Sarah's son Ben wanted to make a Hexi so he did and he signed it, he didn't realize most quilters sign their quilts on the back  :-)  how lovely.  Good on you Ben!

Stephanie made this stunner this month... but it's her feet that made us smile  :-)

 And, I had to take a close up of Rita's necklace.   When I first saw her I thought she'd just gone through a very busy Spiders Web!  but no, it's a very delicate and beautiful piece of work.