mercredi 13 janvier 2010

Goodmorning America, and hello to the rest of the world, no matter where you are, and also a very happy new year, with love, health, and energy for making beautiful quilts!
We went to Normandy for Christmas, to see the little princess Elisa, the wheather was still fine then, not to cold, but snow was already on the way, and only today it's less cold and even a glimpse of sun this afternoon.
We're no longer used to such hard winter conditions, but the snow gave us also some magic moments, even in town.
Do you remember Gérard, the joiner from la rue Véron?
He came to the New year's party with his friend Roberto, a very seductive Sicilian. Françoise dressed a lovely table and we had a wonderful night together!

I made a little quilt for ELLIOTT, born in December, hope you like it Elliott, and your parents too!
It's made with fabric from my stash, tried to make it not girlie, morely soft but not too pastel, knowing his mother likes bright colors..............

I digged in the UFO's and picked up these hexies, rather big ones, one side is 2 inches, so it's growing again.
I use decorator fabrics, some of the very sturdy, and i took pics from the toiles, some of them are very rare.

A good friend gave me the sewing box from her mom in law.
Some reparations were done by Gérard, and i covered the inner part with some dutch chintz, i'm really happy with the result.

A 2010 resolution is finishing this appliqué panel and improve in the same time my appliqué skills.
Not really my cup of tea, i admire quilters who finish big quilts of the Baltimore kind.

Aint sh cute?
She is the eyecatcher of a huswif i started ages ago.
Must be finished in 2010 too, sigh.........

I've been lost in reading blogs the last weeks, the cold made me appriciate more then ever the comfort of home.
One of the things i discovered, were blogs and video's about people who live in very tiny houses, some of them because they had to downsize for economical reasons, others want to save the planet.
We live in a little more than 500 square feet, that is 47 square meters, and that was quite a challenge when the 2 girls were young ,but somehow we just did it.
I just feel an incredible sense of luxury just knowing that i never had to deal with war, hunger, or the fear of not knowing where to sleep at night.
And, oh my, clean sheets on my bed WHENEVER I WANT!!!!!
So my question to you is:
What is the ultimate sense of luxury for you?
Will V in Paris.