mardi 21 juin 2011

2 month?

I can't believe i havn't showed up here for two month: i've been lazy, for sure, been reading books and have done some quilting  on several pieces, and i've also painted four boring chairs. They were brown, varnished and the wood is not nice at all.
So i gave the a lick of paint, from Farrow and Ball, a shade between mint and gray , made some slipcovers from a piece of ticking a nd antique linen where  necessary, i runned out of the striped quickly and did with what i found in boxes.
This red scrap is a remnant of a bigger one, given to me by Joe and Mary Koval as a token of friendship.In a bookabout Toile de Jouy from the public library, i found some documentation about it, interresting.....
I passed by this door in the rue the Rivoli, it's painted all over, strange, like a picture from India or so.
Any time i go to town i try not to forget my camera.
These two pics are from a company in the rue LAVIEUVILLE, next to Place des Abbesses.Something tells me that when the company will close, it will be replaced by one of those fancy garment shops, or souvenirshops, or a bank or a chinese take away....
I was told that this was given to the soldiers from worldwar one as a sewing supply.
It holds space for thread, needles, an awl, a finger protection.
I payed 4 euros for it in Granville, but i know they ask much more elsewhere.
The plate is from LUNEVILLE eartheware, eighteentht century, i love the design, payed 15 euros. May seem expensive, but i loved the design; and think it looks like Pennsylvania Dutch.
And if we went to Granville, it's because of her,she became 9 years already, where does time go? She's in love with horses, rides every saturday.We will spend  July with her and her mum, hoping for sunny wheather.
Hope you're all fine, i enjoy your superinterresting blogs, and spend much time on reading them carefully, Will in Paris