Breaking the drought

I gather you haven’t appreciated the silence over the past month. Sometimes you can either do things or write about it – this past month has been the former. And the Apatcheez haven’t been left behind. Here’s what they’ve been up to:

Teresa finished a large project…

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and a small one…

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Suzanne’s sashiko proved difficult to photograph at its best

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Susan finished her magnificent hexagon quilt that has been slowly coming together this year. This one is so large that it was impossible to photograph without the ceiling and the floor getting in the way –

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and Robyne treated us to another award-winning quilt –

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Gail McMahon came back to Apatchy to teach us about our sewing machines – considering some of us, not looking at anyone in particular, didn’t necessarily know what foot did what.

On the day some listened to the teacher…

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Some were a bit worried about the size of the problem…

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Others turned off and tried to write fake sick notes from their Mums so they could go home at lunchtime…

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while others lost it completely and tried to cut the legs off their trousers.

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We all learnt about what to do with the strange things that lurk at the bottom of the sewing tool box

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And we also found out the four things you can’t live without if you want to continue with this sewing lark. I will have to tell you about those another time. By the end Gail had taught everyone so much we all felt confident to go it alone…

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A little later in the month…Joananne finished her bag from the last class..

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and customised it by adding this cute dachshund instead of the two cats on the the original pattern

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and then she turned her hand to felting with this beauty…

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Faith wowed us with her magical Faraway Tree

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and then added even more detail before handing it over to the lucky recipient.

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Debbie tried to hide from her latest finished masterpiece

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and Sue finished this delightful hexagon bag which everyone now wants to make…

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Meanwhile Jan and I went off to the Maryborough Quilt show.

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Jan objected to a photo – don’t know why. She says that everyone thinks she is me because I always photograph her at the shows. He he he

The quilt show had a competition and here are some of the entries. I can’t tell you who made them because they don’t have name tags..

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Now don’t say I don’t take you anywhere nice!

And finally … I had a birthday and was overwhelmed and very grateful at the generosity and kind wishes from my lovely ladies.

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Thank you very much and until next time (when I’ll show you some more pictures)

Happy quilting



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Yolande James
Yolande James

Thank you Kaye. I did enjoy this. Loved the quilts and the bags.


Oh my goodness that’s so funny ..loved reading that ….
My sick note from mum failed to let me off for the afternoon and then to top it off Pozzi ate my homework !

Estelle Richardson
Estelle Richardson

Lovely to see everyone’s work over these past months ,it makes me feel very homesick should be there in a fortnight, keep up the good work cheers Estelle

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