dimanche 3 avril 2011

a quilt for Japan

Elisa stayed with us for a week during her last school vacation, she is nearly 9 now, showing her new pijamas, she is in her pink period and we have serious conversations. Until now she was scared of the Eiffeltower, but decided she was ready to climb it this time. Unfortunately there was a freezing cold, so we decided to have a hot chocolate in a tea room.
Next time we be the right one honey.....
On the first spring day DH and I had a walk along the Seine and explored some hidden corners of St Germain des Prés:
Ever seen the Cour de Rohan ?
Well hidden and so quiet, the houses haven't been changed for ages,you walk on cobble stones like hundreds of years ago, i don't dare to imagine the price of one square meter.......

Café Procope, supposed to be the oldest café in town
Just a lovely facade
on Boulevard St Germain
And here is the quilt i decided to donate for the Victims in Japan.The fabric from the blocks were given to me by a quilting friend, i'm sure she agrees with my decision. The suffering of these people seems unbrearable to me: the earthquakes, tsunami and the nuclear accident, UNBELEAVABLE;
I will be in Nantes on April 27 for POUR L'AMOUR DU FIL where Quiltmania will collect quilts for Japan and take care of transports.
This was a quiet weekend and i count my blessings
Love to all,
Will V in Paris 

6 commentaires:

Taryn a dit…

I think we are all counting our blessings after the horrible, horrible events in Japan. The quilt is lovely and hot chocolate in a tea room sounds divine. The Eiffel Tower can wait until another time. Thanks, too, for the lovely pictures.

Donna~~ a dit…

Thanks for the lovely peek at those houses--makes for a little daydreaming... Your quilt is lovely, and for such a worthy cause. The situation in Japan is beyond words--just a tragedy in so many ways. I love the blue fabric you chose for the setting blocks of your quilt--so pretty together!

Broderie and The Kingston Girls a dit…

lovely paris ! thanks for the photos, and yes the terrible times for japan and its people are just so hard to comprehend. your quilt is cheery, let us hope it will bring love and comfort to someone soon.

Kathie a dit…

always love reading your blog and your photographs are just amazing. Some day I will finally get to visit Paris in person.
good for you donating a quilt to such a wonderful cause...such a tragedy I am sure your quilt will bring comfort to someone

Clare a dit…

I know someone who has been sneaking into courtyards LOL!

Love the pictures of the cadena's. I've forgotten which bridge they're on.

Sandra Henderson a dit…

So sweet of you to donate this lovely quilt! Oh, your photos brought back so many memories. We stayed in St Germain area. You go across that bridge where you look at Isle de St Louis, walk up to rue deST Germain, then go up past the jewelry store and monoprix toward the new area, but it is a little side street, before the park. IT was a little place called "L'Abbaye" , I think this is the spelling. Courtyard and very nice. We had a room that was two story, fabric on the walls, beautiful. We were there for 2 wks and heard the bells of Notre Dame at Easter Sunday. .. I want to return. We use to eat a l'Lipp and and so many wonderful cafes in that area. just heaven. That area is full of little streets, tiny separate little areas where you never know what is around the next corner. :)