dimanche 28 août 2016

Normandy 2016

Beachweather most of the time and only one bad day. 

We made a walk EVERY DAY to the point where the river Thar flows into the sea, between St. Pair sur Mer and Kairon Plage. It was quiet, nearly unreal, and far from a madding crowd, allthough....
On the 18th of July, just one day before we arrived, a would-be terrorist run upon the beach, crying: i will kill everybody.
So imagine the panic: parents and grandparents with little ones running for their lives. The police came after 20 minutes and caught the guy.
He might have been under drugs, or alcohol, or the two.
This was just four days after the sloughter in Nice....

And so the vacation went on, for three weeks and by the end i took a walk, alone as i'm the only one who likes walking.
First part along the beach, towards Carolles. Then through a lovely little valley and climbing a hill.

through fields along a waterfall

another hill

to my reward:

Vauban's cabin

LE MONT SAINT MICHEL and Tombelaine roch on the left

And all the way back home.

I've sewed quite a bit too, hexies and blocks, more than i expected and all in the garden.

Hope you all had a couple of days off
and mister Not so zen sends you greetings too! He stole my hat btw.....

samedi 25 juin 2016

Decisions, decisions....

I'm thinking, allthough a bit early, of the stuff to take with me for the summer at the seaside. We will be living out of suitcases, so i have to be wise.
Many quilters participate at Linda Collins' pyramids  quilts. The one that has been published in Quiltmania an her book.
Mine were hidden for a couple of years in a box, but fit in nicely in her project. Admitted.

A bunch of blocks, mainly made by my quilting buddies especially for me. No sashings. Also a few blocks made by myself. Admitted.
And here the most exiting: a box full of  hexies. Made out of the scrap box with no particular idea. The book is a catalogue from the Historic Deerfield Museum, very thin and found back lately. 

We're saturday, a bright and sunny morning with lots of discussions about the brexit. Europe needs fresh ideas and a maybe different way to live together. Keep on quilting ladies, and have a lovely weekend!

mercredi 22 juin 2016

Last sunday

we had a lovely bee at the serial quilter-knitter-embroiderer, plenty of things to see, she showed us her baby dresses and we were all gobsmacked by seeing such beauties.

As usual it all started with coffee and cannelés made by Anne-Marie who was quilting for a deadline.

A corner of her room...

Progress on two Japanese quilt and a delicate storage box.

And this is what i saw when i came home, the grey Paris' roofs and a tiny little bit of people's lives. Tomorrow i with follow the news on TV all over the day: Our daughter lives in London and we feel concerned about the brexit. I hope the UK will stay in Europe.

vendredi 17 juin 2016

just one!

Just one, that's all but enough to wish you a very good weekend.
It'raining cats and dogs, the whole day, some rays of light this mornong but tropical rain since noon.
What would i be without my bits of fabric, needles and pins?
And all the news is so depressive......
I count my blessings and go on. Stay safe!

vendredi 27 mai 2016

Progress on the blue monday quilt

Hi Randy Danto, this post is mainly for you.
Do you remember the dark blue fabric that was intended for the backing of the red hexagonquilt?
I've never been able to put the scissors in the huge amount and hoped to find a spectacular idea to use it.
And last week, while lurking Stella Rubin's website, i saw the antique quilt, dark blue background, close to mine and that bold chrome yellow  hour glasses, bingo!!
And there will be plenty for at least two more tops!
Randy, you're an angel....
Today's weather is nice, dry and warmer, but bad again for the weekend.
Take care you all quilters, happy quilting!

PS: Not enough fabric from my favorite chrome yellow, so it's a mix of several ones but that doesn't bother me. No progress on the japanese blocs until now.

mercredi 25 mai 2016

Moodboard on a rainy monday...

Pooring rain, monday mood to fight so i created an artistic mess on the table and ironing board. Opened a box with japanese fabric, some chrome yellow and scraps and a quilt in mind: mainly blue, blue monday.... But it's taking shape, and quicker than i thought......
Today the wheather is bright and sunny, hello from Paris!