The canal St.Martin starts just 4 subway stations away from our home, but we hadn't been there for years.
Just walking along the water, people just sat there, for a pick nick , reading, or playing with the kids.
The 10th is becoming a hot spot for bobo's as you see on the pics, but it's not hectic there and being in the neighbourhood of water always makes me happy.
The 10th is not exactly a touristic area, but there are some lovely archtectural elements to see here and there, like the black shop, early 19th cent.
Strong contrast with the green and yellow:
Antoine et Lily is a sort of post hippy shop and more ( small restaurant and bookshop too) bold colors but all the stuuf comes from China and India.
We stopped a while to see the perfomance, but it was pretty poor, and the guy fell several times, what made the kids hilarious.
a remnant of a big industrial complex from the late 19th cent.
I'm dreaming of a big workshop in such a place...........
But i'm not alone with this, i have help from my friends.
Not the ones from the Creuse Convention, but quilters i know since more than 25 years.
We are all from very different horizons, but quilting makes strong ties, and we all make traditional quilts ONLY, so that makes things easy.
It was my turn this time to decide for the project i like and it will be entirely hand made.
I'm preparing the blocks to take with me this summer.
The reason i make the handles with red rick rack is that i'm lazy, and appliquéing assorted handles is such a long job!
It's not my idea, i saw it on a very rustic antique quilt, but it was with much bigger baskets.
I'm happy with what i've made until now.