Monday, January 23, 2012

Our first GTG for 2012 at OFBC

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It's our first meeting of 2012 and we are in a new venue.
We are now meeting at Oak Flats Bowling Club so all Scquilters are invited to attend if you are down our way on the third Saturday of the month.
Here we are all set up and 'working' in the coffee lounge at the Club.

Trish is working on her 'Moon' quilt.

Margaret our handsewing guru is cross stitching a block for a quilt her latest granddaughter Lily.

And Helen is making heaps of 'diamond stars'.......

Robyn is making 'clamshells' don't they look pretty?

And Stephanie was pretending to sew these together - I did get four done!

Then it was lunchtime!
I won't tell you about the 'fight' over the last Vanilla Slice - it did end amicably with it being shared!

Stephanie had to start on the cheesecake before her 'main' arrived.
Now - do you see the red Boomerang 'vibrator'?(the mind boggles!)
It tells you when your meal is ready.
Following in the tradition of the Sydneysiders at the 'Bluegum', our challenge for next month's meeting is to make a quilt to go under it to stop it 'dancing' all over the table. It's dimensions are 2 1/2x 5 1/2 inches.
Watch this space next month to see which one gets the Viewers Choice and wins the prize!

Show and Tell

Margaret has over achieved again - check out the embroidered border!
It looks very cute.

Robyn B is making a crochet blanket for a grandson - has trebled the 'backing' and is now doing long rows of chains to weave in and out the trebles. Very warm and prized for camping I'm told.

Stephanie has made a bright baby ring cushion for a member of her chorus who has just had a babe. She hopes he will enjoy the music fabric as he sits and listens to his mother practicing her songs!
We hope to see some new faces as we meet each month at the club.
We start around 10am and finish around 3pm - we just have to remember to order lunches before the bingo people!
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Christmas 2011 (in January 2012)

Can you believe I haven't posted since last Christmas?
Doesn't time fly?
I promise to be better this year and we'll keep a record of our GTG's at OFBC!
Robyn W gave us a challenge for our Christmas GTG of making or bringing a useful article that was recycled.
Here they are.

Helen is accosting Maureen with her recycled 'Mission brown' curtain rod which she is sure would make a good quilt hanger!
On the left, we have Trish's button broach ( surprise it's black and red!)
Lucy's folded Christmas tree which she completed on the day.
Steph's wreath created from recycled CANTEEN bandanas on a wire coathanger and Vixen and Prancer made from Coke cans and champagne corks - definitely recycled.
Now I think the scoop was Margaret's but I can't remember the story of the 'bust' :-)

Next we have Robyn W's detergent dispenser - very useful by the sink!
And Cinzia was recycling yarn from an old jumper for this knitted creation.
Robyn B's crochet hat from recycled shopping bags only made it to 'coaster' size - but the it could be classed as a UFO while the tinselled creation beside it was Maureen's handpainted and punched peach tin tealight holder.
I think the Christmas bag which held a Secret Santa gift was also many times recycled.
Have I forgotten anyone?

Here are some of Robyn's Santa collections.
The table looked so festive - once again Robyn invited us along to her lovely home which was dressed up so beautifully for Christmas. It was a nice surprise to see along Janine too - she is still preparing for her move to the 'West'.

Doesn't that fruit look scrummy?
And here we are suveying the table prior to eating - it was a lovely feast and Christmas get together as well.
Thank you Robyn. Merry Christmas 2012.
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