Monday, February 28, 2011

Poppy qult finished

This quilt is done free hand, I used fil-tech Cairo and Harmony coton thread. 
I used Hobbs wool batting, just enough loft it puff out the quilting motifs. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

little salon a Pexiora pays d'Aude

 A very small show, but really nice, I say BRAVO to the guys that did the makings of

Les Secrets de Marie  from Milan Italy
Lots of great fabric, we did do a job on her stock!!!

Can't remember who, but it was nice.....

Home made goodies, wow!!!

More homemade goodies

My goodies, fabric, rulers, pattern for a bag, of course, Paté and foie gras!!!!
sorry for the mess behind

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apron day

Tonight I am going to be  grumpy, I am in an awful mood.  Reasons, we did aprons,  a few weeks ago we did
pencil cases, well, not all the girls did them, but were there, "sewing machine to heavy to bring".......
Well, there is a reason why we do pencil cases and aprons and carrying bags, TO LEARN!!!!!
we learn to cut correctly,  we learn to follow directions, and to think, and we learn to sew straight with a
certain seam allowance.  We also learn to ask questions, even if we think they are stupid ones, how can we grow if there is always "well, I don't need one, or I don't wear one, or I never use one".  I try to make a class where there is a learning process, and a reshape your hand to do it.  A piano player has to practice everyday, so do we, the more we do things the easier it  is to do, and the better we get.  Sometimes I think that they are doing  it is just to do it faster than the neighbor, and sometimes because the grass is greener on the other side.  Why can't they sew with me?  why do they go home and do it by themselves? I am not going to bite them, I realise that  fabric is super expensive here and not everyone can do  more than two or three quilting projects a year, and I am always being careful for their budget, but this is getting.........................
Two weeks vacation, I will do all the work for myself and I can play for myself, no patterns to draw for anyone, just me!!!!!  Then maybe I will really think about my classes.  Maybe it is time to call the cards and end the game!!!!!!!!
Well, here are the aprons, none finished, but on their way.

Betty's tramputo
This made my day, It was a class that I did about 15 years ago, and Betty did a beautiful job. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

My antique rocking chair

My rocking chair was sent from Vermont to France by mail in a big box, big brother had taken it apart and was able to box it up.  Well, my daughter in law's father put it back together for me, and now I have a piece of home in my home.  I was so excited, it was made in 1884,by someone, and I think that someone should be very proud to know that it is still loved and taken care of.  It was in my Moms bedroom, and I always sat on it, small but just right!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

PPP feathers

I need more PPP, but I am pleased with what I have done, it is a good start.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Oh my!!!!

This is the largest of the quilts, and boy, what a quilt, I will never forget this one.
With every stitch I made, the batting come out the other side.  I frogged it forever ___
I thought it was the tension, then the thread, then the needle, but no it was the batting.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Today started out great, good news from the other side of the ocean, and
new pictures of my little guys....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great video

wow,things are getting done!!! and all for the grandkids!!!!

Bia finished the top for the girls, that will be nice on the bed when they come over for vacation!

this one is for the boys when they come over, it was all put together at the end of the day!!

Christiane, making a bag for her grand daughter, all done also, hope for picture next week!!

Paula's pumpkin bars, topped with philly. frosting, it was soooooo goooood!!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentines day present

                      A  big beautiful magnate bowl to hold the pins that Myrna sent to me!!!
                    Hubby found the last one,  it has like a basket handle in blue and can go back
                       on the bowl so that the pins are just in the front. 
What a great hubby!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Silk thread from Superior

Does anyone have something to say about the new silk thread from Superior,
Superior Threads Kimono Silk Thread

Friday, February 11, 2011

Paris today!!!

Well, we were up at 5am and on the train at 7, arrived at 10:30ish, and off to L'aiguille en Fete,  
Nice show if you could see something,  so many people, forget it, I walked around for about an hour, then
we went to eat, saw some friends, went back looked around for another hour, and out the door I went, Hubby was already out the door.  Way to many people, and the isles to small, getting stepped on and no way to get to a booth to look or buy something. 
We took off to the Marais, went to the American store that is called "THANKSGIVING" got some goodies, then off to the Champs Elysee for tea at LaDurée. 
Back home at midnight just like Cinderella and well, almost off to bed.
Here are a few pictures of our first escapade together to the capital.

75004 PARIS
so sorry, I forgot to take a
picture of the store front!

did you see all that, and that is just a part of it, great place, also drink mixers, and bagels!!!
Home away from Home


sore feet!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Palavas today, There is always a holiday here to make us eat!!The other day was the Chandler,

Crepes always for the Chandler!!
Annick made the crepes and homemade jam, so good!!!

Irene's 10 mn. blocks

Marie Paul's 10 mn. african Patch

Claude's Funny Tree

Marie Paule who  is thinking about it!!!

So happy!!  nice circles

Regine, is so happy with her circles!!!!

my butterfly's and roses