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Hit the Wall Tour – the campaign strengthens

It is now day 8 in the campaign and the scribes tell of the gruelling two days just past. Saturday saw the company leave the secluded valley of Greenhead for the wild crags of the Housesteads fort. The path along the wall continued and the first hill did not hint at what was to come. The company had to make it over the peak of Winshields Crag and further. The scouts reported back that it… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour -news from the front

It is now day 5 on the expedition and the company remains in good spirits. Prepare for lots of photos, some of which you will have seen if you follow us on Facebook… On Wednesday Petermus Maximus celebrated his big birthday by walking from Carlisle to Crosby-on-Eden. We enjoyed the sunshine and almost had to break out the sunscreen. Here are some sights… We arrived at our camp for the night – the Oakwood Park… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour – An Update

Day 1 – at first light, around 9am, the expedition to walk Hadrian’s Wall path got underway after a light meal the locals call a ‘full English breakfast’. The sun was shining and the views across the Solway Firth were magnificent. The walk started at Solway-on-Bowness, a fascinating town with some rather amusing history. The locals have a history of fighting with the Scots across the firth and in 1626 border raiders stole the bells… Continue Reading

Holiday Mode

Wednesday is cancelled. Well not the whole day, obviously. As many of you know I am jetting off on Wednesday morning to the other side of the world to help Luvvy celebrate a significant birthday. The world’s-best-right-hand-woman Jan will be ensuring that the Apatcheez continue their classes and will look after the four legged Apatcheez, the house, and, well, just about everything really. BUT she is not available on Wednesday morning and I will be… Continue Reading

And the stars look very different today….

There was less of a crowd than I had expected at the Bowie show in Melbourne today. Those of us there waited expectantly, as our tickets were checked and we were allocated headphones and a recording device. The crowd had grown during this process but filed quietly into the doorway that marked the beginning of this amazing retrospective. Almost reverently, with bowed heads, the assembled shuffled into the space, reading about the life and times… Continue Reading

Formally yours

Last Friday it was the teenager-in-residence’s formal and we hosted the ‘pre’. I have been asked for some photos so here goes. He scrubbed up quite well don’t you think? Once the girls arrived and discovered the fabric room they decided it would make a great backdrop for photos – which it did. Aren’t they all beautiful? Even the back view of their gowns were amazing: The rain stopped just long enough for some photos… Continue Reading

Lovely Laidley

I was chastised at Laidley Quilt show on the weekend for not keeping up with my blog posts. The lady in question was from Murwillambah and mentioned that she looked forward to my posts and noted that it had been a while….. Ok Apatcheez I’ve been a bit slack but here goes….. Before we get to Laidley let’s recap what the ladies have been doing over the past couple of weeks. Margaret has been very… Continue Reading

Bridges, Butterflies and Blue Skies

After seeing the ‘My Small World’ Quilt project in Quilt Mania and on the verykerryberry blog thought it would be a good pieced project to do. Generally I prefer appliqué but like to diversify a little. Also I thought it would be an interesting project to show the Apatcheez, especially those doing the beginner sampler quilt. It was rather tricky finding additional copies of the magazine, however, there are now several of us underway (or… Continue Reading

Queen’s birthday weekend

Having a lovely time this weekend doing all things quilty. After spending weeks trying to get my new website up and running I put that all aside this weekend. A free evening on Friday (just me and the muts) inspired me to try to finish one of my UFOs – a souvenir from Strasbourg at Christmas – and indeed I did manage to complete the entire project – a sewing machine cover – by Sunday… Continue Reading

And the winner is….

Big news! Karen Kay Buckley has won Best of Show with her quilt ‘Majestic Mosaic‘ She is the designer of our Block of the Month Fiesta quilt     She is also recovering from heart surgery and we wish her all the best. Also recovering from surgery is my No. 1 son and I would like to thank everyone for the waves of positive energy we all received! Everything went well and he is “ticking… Continue Reading

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