mardi 9 décembre 2014

Ready for the last round?

CE's top table!

This is what i saw when i went home: the backside of Notre Dame in the twilight around 5 o'clock. I left Randy at the busstop and crossed the bridge to join mine and go home and the dazzling souvenir of having seen all those beauties!

The next series  are also CE's collection; but the photo's were made last September in Ste.Marie aux mines.

Sharing these with you made me perfectly happy, my quilting goes slowly these times and i have few to share with you, hope you don't take it ill from me and it won't change untill after Christmas....
Take care and happy quilting!
Will V. in Paris

lundi 8 décembre 2014

On a dark day of December

Randy D came to see us, i was very much looking forward to our yearly meeting. After a quick lunch we went home to see the Amsterdam tops.
Randy also brought me big surprises from the US and some of the latest quilting gadgets, a superduper glue dispenser for appliqueing, (not yet available in France i think...) , fingerfriendly tiny screwdrivers for sewing machines, tiny cotton cleaners that can go into the farrest spots in your sewing machine, pencils, scraps, challenging fabrics and last but not least a very complete and certainly out of print log cabin book! On the 5th of December! St.Nicholas! And ,Randy, the little red and white dust box is awesome too!

Then we joined CE, a Paris quilt collector, who organized 3 open days in his stunning appartment with a view on th Seine. We were lucky to meet some friends there too. The walls, doors, tables, e verything was covered with antique quilts and tops

With Christiane and Randy, holding up C's postage stamp top, the tiny squares are half an inch....

Randy and Ghislaine from Brittany

One of my favorites...

CE's view on the Seine and l'Ile St.Louis with Notre Dame on the background.

And, btw. CE also collects samplers...

There is more to come, Love from Paris,
Will V.