20 March 2016

Today we visited the Pennant Hills Hotel - maybe I should call this Blog the 'Pub Crawling Quilters'!

About 15 years ago, the Sydney SCQuilters started getting together on the First Saturday of each month at what was then called the Pennant Hills Inn, at Pennant Hills.    We had a lovely open room to meet in, it was right at the Station and next door to a Patchwork Shop, it was ideal but then...  The Smoking Rules changed so Pubs had to find an area outside for their Smokers and that area just happened to be 'our' room, so 10 years ago we moved to the Blue Gum Pub at Waitara.

A few years ago the Pennant Hills Inn did a big renovation and it is now called Hotel Pennant Hills or to some of us in the know, 'the Penno Pub' which is now a great place to meet for all ages with a quieter room for people like us.

There has been talk about either moving back to the 'Penno Pub' or better still meeting twice a month!  Yesterday 18 of us met at the our second Pub for the month and all in all claimed it a great success.  I will be making up a Survey so that everyone can have a say and we'll see what we decide.

Here are some old photos taken at the Penno Pub more than 10 years ago and a couple of photos taken yesterday.

 SCQuilters at the Pennant Hills Inn in 2006 and below some of the same SCQuilters against the same wall 10 years later.

Penno Pub 2006 and below 2016
 Irene L. was lucky to have her lovely Grand Daughter Sophia come with her for a day at the Pub, Sophia is learning to knit :-)

So...  what exactly are you doing Michelle???    Looks fun!

There are more old photos on Flickr, check them out HERE.

Food Glorious Food.

 Crispy Chicken with Goats Cheese and dried Cranberries.

 Panko Chicken Schnitzel and Salad.

Thai Green Curry Risotto.

 Duck Pancakes.

 Flathead Fish & Chips.

 Grilled Haloumi and Whiskey Fig Salad.

 Hot Dogs.

 Chicken and Swiss Sandwich.

 Sticky Squid Salad.

Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Together we have some Handwork and some Show and Tell.

Wonderful to see this magical quilt almost finished, we've watched it grow for a few years now but today Becky bought her border fabric, she's going to applique the sides to the fabric.
 More socks for Becky's family.

 Stephanie's jumper is called a 'Boyfriend Jumper',  just makes me want to ask... Why Boyfriend?
Below is the jumper Steph was working on yesterday.

 Glynis is making some more interesting blocks.

 This is the back above and the front below of Irene B's beaut quilt she was binding today.

 Irene L's knitting a very funky scarf as is Jackie below... both are going to their daughters.

 Jackie's star quilt above and below a quilt she has put together for a friend, the friend had made the blocks in the 'quilt as you go' method but tired of it and was going to throw them away, Jackie rescued the blocks, undid the quilting and has put them together in this beaut way, she will now machine quilt it and give it back to her friend... Quilters are a very friendly and a giving lot aren't we!

 Jackie has started on Hexagons... looking forward to seeing more of these!

Jill was being very secretive today, she bought this little quilt to bind but before she came to the Pub she pinned some fabric over the front so we couldn't see what she had made!  Maybe next time eh?

Below... meet Janine!
 Janine is not one of us 'Pub Crawlers', she was just at the Pub for lunch with a few friends and when she saw what we were up to she showed us the quilt she was making and trying to find more fabric for...  We welcome anyone who will show us there Patchwork!

 Beautiful beautiful stitching of Lynne's, she does make wonderful pictures and she also crochet's wonderful shapes.

Another 4 blocks of Lissa's Cotton Reel Quilt, she's running out of fabric though... what should she do I wonder  :-)

 Michelle's lovely soft Shawl and below more socks for the family.

 I was knitting ANZAC Poppies for some friends.

 Oh dear oh deary me... Rita discovered some errors in her long time hexagon quilt of Monet's Garden, so Rita was reverse sewing today... I can't wait to see this one finished, it's pretty amazing now!
 Rita's Blue and White quilt for a friend.

 Sarah was working on a big Hexi quilt that we've seen some progress on over the years... all together now and isn't it fantastic!

06 March 2016

Lets start with... Show, Show, Show and Tell today!

Jean won the Best Dressed and Most Sparkly SCQuilter of the month.  This photo doesn't sparkle as much as Jean was yesterday :-)

Jean's Bonnie K Hunter - Allietare.
Lissa's Cotton Reels are looking good... keep it up Lissa.

Jill made this beaut quilt using some very old animal fabrics, I have some the same, they must be at least 13 years old, I bought this fabric to make an I Spy for my first Grandchild who is now a Teenager!

Lynne's made this little quilt for a small blind girl.
Lynne bought along a quilt she put together the blocks made by a small local group, it's going to a Local Charity this week.  Looking good Lynne.

Rita has made this for a little girl, she loved experimenting with the machine quilting... looks great Rita.

Twenty of the very lovely, very clever and very friendly SCQuilters gathered at the Pub for a few hours we all enjoyed a laugh or two, a bit of stitching , a lot of noise, some great Show and a good meal...

Becky and Pennie

Cath and Jackie.

Emma and Annie.

Jean and Irene.

Jill and Lynne.

Jo-Anne and Glynis.

Linda and Rita.

Marilyn and Kate who was visiting us from Brisbane :-)

Michelle and Lissa.

Penny and Lizzie.