mardi 6 juillet 2010

Out of town!

I went to the Normandy coast last weekend, with Sylvie, the serial knitter and Pascale.
They have a wonderful hide away in EU, only minutes away by car from MERS and LE TREPORT, and as the weather was ideal, after the suffocating heath of last week, we were ready for a day at the linen festival near Dieppe.

The white cliffs of the Normandy coast gives you a feeling of being in England, the beaches are stony instead of sandy, night fell at 10 30 so we enjoyed every minute.

People spend the days here and have a shelter for rainy days, but it's forbidden the stay over at night...





Here another kind of escape.
I'm a bit bored with the hexies, and strted a week ago to make this top and let me tell you, i find it difficult!
i've nearly finished the little red stars and i consider myself an expert for doing them on the machine.
As you see, i do with what i have at home, but went out this morning for greens, totally runned out for poison greens!
I won't even think of how much time it takes to make such a quilt by hand, ages i suppose.........




The scala of reds were baught last year in St Marie aux mines, the pinks to i believe, and i have the blues for many years.




















I promised you an interresting walk in my last post: WHAT A FLOP!
Too hot, i was tired, and the Avenue Daumesnil, which was rather prestigious a couple of years ago, looked derelict in my eyes, i was there on saturday afternoon, much shop were closed!
i entered the embroidery shop, but they had only very formal stuff and uninspiring quiltfabrics.
Next posting will treat the Linen Festival, see you then,
Will V in Paris, a little cooler today.


















5 commentaires:

Clare a dit…

The blues are gorgeous. At least you don't have to walk very far to buy fabric!

I've unearthed the hexagons I was talking about. Do you still want them?

Sandra Henderson a dit…

Your quilt will be absolutely STUNNING!~Oh what glorious photos! Now, the little houses... Do folks bring them and park them and use them? say individual families? Seems so ideal, sorry, but I do not know about these. Oh, how beautiful it all is!!! You are very fortunate indeed to have the life that you have, but I suppose you know this. Still, doesn't hurt to remind one...You know, the grass is always greener?!?? lol Thank you so much for sharing it all with us! :)

Bonny a dit…

I love reading your blog - I want to get to Europe one day and your blog keeps me going!
Thank you for all the wonderful pics.

willy a dit…

Hoi Will, leuk om weer even bij je te kijken. Je bent nog steeds lekker bezig al lees ik dat je ven geneg hebt van je hexjes. In Nederland komt het heexenvirus nu eigenlijk pas goed opgang. Elke woensdag is het hexjesdag om te showen op de blogs. Mooi patroon en stoffen heb je als volgend project al klaar liggen. Mooie foto's ook van Normandië, daar willen wij nog eens heen op vakantie. Het zal in Parijs nu ook wel behoorlijk warm zijn, vandaag wordt het hier 35 gaden.
Lieve groet

Ludok a dit…

Очень красивые ткани на фото!