07 February 2016

Lets start this months posts with some very inspiring handwork...

Oooppps... how did this photo slip in  :-)   One very delicious Lime Brulee, where did it come from and I wonder who enjoyed it!

Sorry... what happens at the Pub stays at the Pub.

Becky did a very clever casting off of her shawl, she did explain it to me but of course I've forgotten.

 When Becky finished her shawl she got started making a pair of socks!  Lovely Wool.

Heather tells me we've already seen this block, I don't really remember if we have or not so I've just been on a treasure hunt and found this photo below taken in October 2015!  Looking good Heather.

Irene's little crochet square, I have seen more of these squares in Irene's collection so I wonder how big this blanket is going to be.

Jill was finishing off the binding on this quilt.

Kathleen bought these two handwork projects along and got some advice and help from her friend Jan.

Lissa finished off this Cotton Reel block today and below the rest of the blocks.   Lissa has great plans for these blocks but we will just have to wait and see how they turn out.

Just check out what Liz is up to, these works of art always fascinate me, so much fine stitchery and this one looks as though it will be enormous!

Lyn was binding this little quilt for a friends grandchild.

Lynne is working with these wonderful woolen fabrics... I have seen the pattern she's working on and so stay tuned for something just beautiful coming up.

Michelle has almost finished knitting this beautiful cardigan/jacket for Erin, her DD1.

Penny was working on this beautiful Christmas stocking for her lovely little grand daughter Amelie!

Yes, yes I know, I know... I said I would never sew Hexagon's again... but I never said 'never ever'  did I :-)    I just needed some mindless handwork to take along when the real aim of these sorts of gatherings... is to chat!

A warning... don't ask me what I'm making because I have no idea!  At the moment it's just mindless easy sewing which keep my hands and head happy :-)

There will be a little story about my Hexagon Collection at the end of today's posts!

Show and Tell... Wow! Wow! Wow!

So so so in love with this quilt of Jenn's, we've watched month by month as each and every border has been very carefully sewn together.  The colours are amazing aren't they.  Two more borders to go, so it's going to be an enormous quilt!

Love, love just love Lissa's pendant!  Coloured Pencils.  I want one... actually I think I really need one!

All finished!  Looking wonderful Becky, just terrific.

This is Ruth's shawl, another beauty with the same finishing off as Beck was doing today.

Cath went to a Quilt Show in Japan.  It was all about Peter Rabbit and William Morris.  Beautiful photos in this book.

Jill almost finished the binding on this lovely quilt, another for her Charity.

Wow!  Lyn's friends grandchild is going to love this quilt, such fun and so colourful!

 Look at these beautiful little dresses, Stephanie's Grandmother made them for Steph's two daughters, one of whom is sitting beside Steph.  Stephanie has soaked and washed the dresses and they now look like new again. 

Gosh! Marilyn has made another great Bonnie K Hunter quilt, I haven't seen this pattern before and of course I can't remember the name of it... I think I need a secretary to follow me as I take photos and jot down all the wonderful information for you  :-)

Michelle didn't make this bag but someone in Africa did, isn't it just delightful, recycling at it's best eh!

I forgot to bring my 'Show' yesterday... Last week I made this little quilt for Lila Rose, my new Great Niece recently born in Singapore.  I've just got to quilt and post it off.

Penny's two Santa Stockings, one she made for Grand Daughter Madison last year and the stocking she was working on today for Grand Daughter Amelie, what fun they are.

Today we enjoyed the company of three Daughters and one Grand Daughter of our friends... how lovely is that eh!

Penny and Robyn.

Jenn and Pennie... a selfie :-)

Jill and Irene... I missed getting a photo of Irene's daughter Janine and Irene's Grand Daughter Amelia.   Amelia had been playing Baseball somewhere near by so called in to say hello.

Michelle and Lissa.

Marilyn and Stephanie... and daughter Heather in background.  Heather was learning to Crochet, she certainly had plenty of helpers here at the Pub!  Good luck Heather.

Lynne and Lizzie.

Lyn and Becky.

Linda with her daughter Savannah who had been coaching her team in a Water Polo game way down in Sutherland and called in to enjoy a lunch with her mum on her way home.

Glynis and Rhonda.

Jan from Canberra and Kathleen.

I just realized I did miss a couple of SCQuilter's... sorry Heather and Cath.

It's way past 3pm and only a few of us left and still sewing at the Pub...  there's Lizzie sitting all by herself... she did join us shortly after this photo, she was concentrating so hard on her work she couldn't stop and move :-)

Here's my Story...

I was admiring Jenn's neat and colour coordinated Hexagon's, and the colour coordinated finished hexi blocks behind, plus on the right but hard to see are the coloured threads in that little capsule so I thought I'd take a photo of my box of Hexagons below...
What a mess in comparison to Jenn's!

Then I found an address on one of my old old old hexi papers, see below.
This is my handwriting so I must have written this address down on the only bit of paper we could find way back in 2005/6 when we were living in the UK.

I got so excited!  I don't remember this address, is it the home of Jane Austen or some other famous Author?  Actor?  Prime Minister...  or is it one very special Patchwork Shop?  I couldn't wait to get home from the Pub and have a really good search on Google.

So this is what I found so took a Grab.
21 Bath Street, Weymouth.  Nice looking Terrace house but no plaque on the wall and absolutely nobody famous ever lived here so was it a friend's home?  I don't remember visiting this home while we were living in England back then...  soooo... looking closer and from above...

... there's Bath street in the middle left of this Grab and right behind it is the 'First Hampshire and Dorset'    BUS DEPOT!    Hmmm  my David, he was very fond of the type of buses that ran from this Depot so he must have met one of the Drivers who lived near by!  
How disappointing for me!