03 March 2018

Would you believe it!! There were Four... YES! Four sets of Twins at the Blue Gum today... This must be a record! There were 10 who didn't bring their Twin with them, maybe next time eh!!

 Pennie and Penny.

 Lyn and Lynne.

 Maureen and Maureen.

 Stephanie and Stephanie.

 And those who didn't have a twin today... Emma along with one Stephanie Twin!

 And the other Stephanie twin is happy to pretending to be Becky's Twin!

 Heather and Ann were missing their twins... But hey!  They had good drinks!!

Liz and Jean didn't need their twins, they had each other.

Selina, Jenn and Piper didn't need a twin either... they had each other  :-)

Handwork... plenty going on and very varied.

Becky's Shawl and extra wools below... so delicate and soft.

I love this Hexie idea of Heather's, I might just steal...

Jean's blocks, looks interesting Jean, we'll see what happens next.

Wow!  Jenn's block.

Lynne's very delicate stitchery.

Liz is making both of these two stitchery's.  The one below is using gold thread.

Lyn was sewing the border on this panel quilt for some lucky child.

Maureen was sewing many of these Log Cabin blocks today.   Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the other Maureen's handwork...

I was knitting this Fairisle Vest for Me... me me me...

Penny is putting these blocks together very quickly.

Sel was stitching similar blocks to the ones Jenn is stitching.

Stephanie Mc knitting her lovely soft second Bassinet Blanket.

Stephanie, (the other one...) was knitting sleeves onto her jumper, very clever with no seams!  And below she is modeling it for us!

SCQuilters Show and Tell.

Stephanie Mc has one finished Bassinet Blanket, so delicate and intricate and so soft to feel.

 Emma's very WoW!  Hexagonal blanket.

And a bag Emma made below.

 Another very Wow blanket made by Emma.

Lynne made this beaut bag, very smart!

Just love the fabric in the skirt Steph has made.

The Ku-ring-gai's Challenge.

The 'Ku-ring-gai's are a small group of friends who only live 5 minutes away from each other and got together in 2002.  Each year we do a little Challenge set by one of our group... here are the results of our 2017 Challenge.  Irene gave each of us a fat quarter of the Tula Pink fabric range and below are requirements for what we should put into our quilts, did we get them all in???

(Robyn has set the 2018 Challenge by giving us some Black and White fabric... Black & White with a Splash of Colour!    You will be able to see our quilts this time next year.)

Ku-ring-gai Challenge


Set by Irene.






Flying Geese



 Irene's Challenge.

 Penny's Challenge.

Lyn's Challenge.

Robyn's Challenge.

Lynne's Challenge.

And... 'Very Naughty'  Pennie's Challenge.
I used a 15 year old Panel plus borders to fit the requirements of this Challenge.  I was very proud that #1. I have finished this old UFO and #2.  With my poem I made it fit the Challenge.  

Ku-ring-gai   -  2017  -   Challenge
Planned by
Irene Long using Tula Pink Fabric.

Here is my Ku-ring-gai Challenge as you can see,
Would you believe, I've been as busy as a bee,
It is my Nature to confuse… as you already know,
Hush now please… just wait for my show.

Peter Rabbit has been with us since 1904,
He is one of those Stars we all adore,
There's Mr McGregor just walking along,
Did you know his first name is John.

There are Animals to be seen on this quilt I own,
In the Garden surrounding the McGregor Home,
A Dog, a Frog, a Chicken and a Bird as well,
They always seem to have a bit of a smell.

All these characters can easily be seen,
In Mr McGregor's Garden so green,
And above his Home looking it's best,
You can see the Flying Geese heading West,

Pink can be found in the flowers all over,
Growing and growing just like clover,
A little Appliqué has been made,
Using Irene's fabric… I'm so brave.

But where are the Hearts… no where to be seen
I think here I just have to come clean,
Mr McGregor, Peter, Dog, Frog, Chicken and Bird
All have hearts… I have heard,

So with Stars, and Animals, a Garden, and a Home,
Some Applique, some Flying Geese that roam,
Hearts, my Nature to deal with and a touch of Pink
My Challenge will go to Elodie… I think.

Food Glorious Food...

Just love it!!   But who is wearing this shirt I wonder??????

The Blue Gum now has non alcoholic brewed Ginger Beer on Tap!!   Seriously delicious!  I had three would you believe!  Maybe my half Lemonade or half Lemon Squash and half Soda Water is a thing of the past?  Who knows...

Below are some delicious meals, I'm pretty sure the Quiche won the day with many people enjoying it.