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It’s official – the teenager-in-residence has commenced his career as a rock star! Here he is at his first official gig as a bass guitarist complete with leather jacket. Looks impressive doesn’t he? Another big fortnight with more visitors and two adult children moving house on the same day. Miss B and her family have become the proud owner of acreage and are looking forward to stocking the place with chickens and, if Miss B… Continue Reading

Don’t Panic I’m Still Here!

The trouble with having responsibility for a blog is that if you don’t write anything for over a fortnight people start wondering what you’ve been up to. Of course if they knew that you’d had parents and then grandchildren staying for that time they would know the answer! So here’s a little photographic montage to explain the absence: First the teenager-in-residence took me to the markets for Mother’s Day – a very pleasant way to… Continue Reading

Maleny Morsel

Out and about this weekend in Maleny to see the Quota Quilt Show and Wood Expo (Dad’s visiting). Saw some lovely quilts -here’s some we all liked:- The last one was the result of a jelly roll race. At the Apatchy classes a couple of weeks ago we saw a video of the 1600 quilt made from a jelly roll and it was great to see one made from a race. I will put the… Continue Reading

Winners are Grinners!

Yay! Today we won the prize for the best decorated stall at the Maryborough Quilt Show. This was thanks in no small part to Lesa the Leonardo da Vinci of tree painters, Jan and others who helped with the ideas and the work of creating this display. We had several people taking photos of the tree during the day. In fact Cameron the president of the Rotary Club was challenged into making the owl that… Continue Reading

Made-to-measure in Maryborough

Out and about this weekend in Maryborough at the Craft and Quilt Extravaganza. Lots of beautiful quilts and stall holders with the most tempting  products (guess who’s bought more than they’ve sold?) Sending through pictures of our fabulous stall – a great effort by lots of the Apatchy team to get this looking so good. Will we take out the best-dressed stall? Fingers crossed!

And the winner is………..

Unfortunately not us. Alas dear friends we did not win the Australian Small Business Champion Award on Saturday night. The winner of our category was Braaap who run an online store for dirt bike and mini bike parts. Congratulations to Braaap and watch out next year! Although we didn’t win we had a great night and I would like to thank all of you for your messages of support. I was very grateful and felt… Continue Reading

Super Sister

Arrived in Sydney today for a few days R&R and to attend the gala presentation for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. We are staying at my sister’s house and look what we found when we arrived here: Our room was decorated with streamers, balloons and all things apatchy! The gifts are from Mum and Super Sister – jewellery to wear on Saturday night. Aren’t my family wonderful! The pressure’s on now. We’ll keep you… Continue Reading

Time for a tactical retreat?

While we’ve been at the Esk Quilt Show we’ve been staying with Isla and Ken at the Twilight Grove Farm B&B. Here’s the scene this morning…….. If you look closely you can see Jan having her morning cuppa on the verandah. It is such a lovely place and Isla and Ken are the perfect hosts. This is somewhere you want to spend a week- maybe next time. While we’re on the subject of home-away-from-home I… Continue Reading

Gone Bush

On the road this weekend at the Esk Quilt Show. Last night we dined at the Club Hotel and not only did we have a very enjoyable meal up also we took out two prizes in the chook raffle – Jan’s going home with a chicken platter and I won the barbecue tray so guess what we’re having for dinner on Sunday night? There are a wide variety of quilts here at the show including… Continue Reading

Turning Japanese

Another special guest today at Apatchy with a visit from Hiroe Mogi – the doyenne of all things Japanese.  Hiroe brought beautiful quilts with her to inspire us all. We were all impressed with her paper-pieced log cabins – some in triangles – some that featured sashiko and some with raw edge appliqué. A class seemed to be in order so stay tuned for more information. Here’s our happy group with Hiroe and one of… Continue Reading

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