Ok well it’s actually Friday but let’s not be pedantic. The Apatcheez have been very busy this week – here’s what they’ve been up to:
June made these purses as gifts for her travels when she jets off next week. Hope the recipients appreciate all that work! The purple fabric was the result of a long search and was eventually found in the surprise box when June won the lucky door prize – how’s that for good timing?
This week those who took part in the first round of the Fiesta block of the month received their last block. There was a lot of comparing notes especially between those who used machine sewing and those who worked their blocks by hand. Both methods are producing striking results.
Spring came to Apatchy this week when Margaret showed us these daffodils. We decided a class in the near future would be a good idea.
While we were enjoying the spring bouquet of daffodils Margaret showed us the whole garden! This is just one block in a quilt pattern by McKenna Ryan called “In Full Bloom” and it certainly was!
Sharyn, who always has something for ‘show and tell’ used up some of her scraps wisely and made these great purses. Love her bespoke labelling.
We’ve had bling lanyards for sale for a while now. Suzanne conjured hers into this decorative hanger that sparkles in the sunshine.
Thinking outside the square again she also came up with this creation during a week when the quilting muses weren’t calling.
Maureen spent a lot of time smocking this dress for her doll that was repaired at the doll hospital. She has had this doll since she was 12 and it now has a new lease of life.
And if you’re wondering why this is late – last night, when I should have been writing this, I was with Mum and Dad and the teenager-in-residence at QPAC watching Nana Mouskouri in concert. The tickets were bought as a gift for Dad who has always loved Nana. As children we did not really care for her music and used to complain about having to watch her show every week.
Now she’s 80 and on a world tour to celebrate her musical life. And while I was never really a fan I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was she good – she was magnificent! Absolutely professional, still a wonderful voice and looking at least 20 years younger than her years. And 2nd row seats made it very special.
Another great performer – today Mum has been working away on a little project for us using the petite Paris range but I’ll tell you more about that next time.