lundi 11 août 2014

Hello readers,

Like last year we spend the month of July at the Normandy coast in Kairon and we were lucky with the weather , bright and sunny, the seawater was warm and we went to the beach for hours.

This is a pic i took just outside St.Pair, near the end on a sunday morning, low tide, to join the carbootsale, a huge one, but i went home empty handed. No worries, a had a wonderful time, just hunting! I do those things alone, on my way and through the years i became very selective. 

Moumoune the cat has grown a lot and can sleep a whole day after a hunting night...

DD is a member of a drumband and participated at a village fair. This was her first performance in public and  and she said it was exhausting and exciting in the same time. The little princess is as tall as i am now and DH is proud of them!



DD has a sudden passion for tomatoes, so every night we had cherrytomatoes with a glass , way better than the tomatoes you buy in the supermarket and absolutely organic, delicious!



Back to Granville for a mussels and french fries meal, with a walk at the harbour , bit windy but it's the coast after all....



I've worked long hours ont Di's Mountmellick,and i feel a lot more comfortable with appliquéing, but there is still a lot to do.

Progress on a cot quilt, an English one, i found the image on Pinterest.

And the quarter of a recently made top, and this brings me to telling you a lovely story: remember the visit of Elsbeth Wallenburg in February? It was a private show and tell at home and she asked "why don't you come to Holland with the tops and share them with the Dutch quilters???" At first glance it seemed a bit weird to me , but Elsbeth asked me again and slowly it became a reality.
So on the 30th of August i will be at Petra Prins in Zutphen, and at the 31th in Amsterdam at Dutch Quilts, former Den Haan en Wagenmakers.
I'm more than happy to share 40 years of quilting experiences with you!!

A porcelain coffecup and saucer from a small carbootsale in Carolles, the only rainy sunday morning...
This lazy blogger hopes you had a good summer in these troubled times where each and every one seems to be affected by growing violence and dramatic climate changes, so take care....

15 commentaires:

Nifty Quilts a dit…

Looks like a very fun vacation. I LOVE your "Nearly Insane" top. Really, really fabulous. Also, your new borders are just exquisite. Thank you for sharing such great inspiration!

betty prins a dit…

Ik smelt bij al de Normandië foto's, al de vakantie's die wij daar doorbrachten...
Wat is je Di quilt mooi, heerlijk die hexjes, echt een zomers werkje!
Ik zie je de 31 aug. in A'dam, ik kijk er ontzettend naar uit en verlaat Noroy even om jouw quilts te bewonderen.
Tot snel!!

Annette Tr a dit…

Leuk om dadelijk je tops te bewonderen! Tot de 31 e.

martine a dit…

Ben ook de 31ste in Amsterdam.
Verheug me er op je quilts te mogen bewonderen.

marcella a dit…

wat een heerlijke trip in Normandië...wij hebben het ook ontdekt daar ;) Misschien tot later in Amsterdam

marcella a dit…

wat een heerlijke trip in Normandië...wij hebben het ook ontdekt daar ;) Misschien tot later in Amsterdam

Judith a dit…

Hi Wil, oh wat leuk al die quiltsters die naar jouw verhalen komen luisteren in Amsterdam. Zoals je weet ben ik er dan ook. Super leuk om dan jouw verhalen eens te mogen horen en om al je mooie tops te mogen zien. Ik verheug mij erop. Tot in Amsterdam. Enne mooie blog hoor, prachtige foto's. Zou zo terug willen naar de zomer. Lekker met je blote voeten over het strand, de tijd aan jezelf....

Rebecca in AK a dit…

It sounds like you had a lovely stay on the coast! You are making wonderful progress on Di Ford's Mystery. I finally got a subscription to Quiltmania just so I can make this quilt in the future. You are such a talented and amazing quilter it is no wonder you have been asked to share your quilts!!

Lori a dit…

Very exciting news about your trip! I'm sure you will inspire many.

Phyllis a dit…

Dat ziet eruit als een heerlijke vakantie! Prachtig werk aan Di Ford's mystery, haar patronen zijn vaak veel werk, maar zo de moeite waard. Helaas kan ik er niet bij zijn wanneer je je quilts laat zien in Zutphen en Amsterdam, ik wens je alvast veel plezier en succes toe!

antique quilter a dit…

I am sure your going to be very inspirational to many , this is a lecture I wish I could attend and in two stores I would love to visit! Very exciting, enjoy it!
Kathie

Tilly a dit…

Wens je een fijne show and tell toe, jammer dat ik er niet bij kan zijn. Wat vind ik je sterenquilt prachtig.
groetjes

Randy D. a dit…

Bonjour Will, your photos of your granddaughter are priceless. She is growing into quite a lovely young lady. Your trip sounds fabulous! And I'm terribly sorry I won't be able to join in your quilt show at the end of August. I'll bet it will be wonderful.
Can I get a private showing in December???
Take care, my friend!

Tammy Ekrut a dit…

I met you when we showed up at your door looking for a painting to match one friends had bought years before. I think it has been 4 years ago. You and your husband were so gracious. You were among the highlights of our time in France. Your quilts are beautiful....like your soul.

momto1 a dit…

Will, I just finished reading your blog from the beginning to now. How I wish I lived close to you so I could see all that you see. My taste in quilts and other things is very similar to yours. Thank you so much for sharing your quilts and bits of your life with us. Your blog is such a treasure trove of beauty!

Carole S.