Friday, January 28, 2011

AMERICAN ENGLISH GROCERY STORE IN MONTPELLIER!!!

So excited, went into town today to find something new.......I found the only food store in town that is dedicated to us USA'ers and of course the English, Scottish, etc, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
It was great,  cake mixes and frosting, pumpkin to make pies or pumpkin bars, oh so nice, just a little bit of home in the south of France,  Hope to see the next time Fluff, and Karo syrup to make a pecan pie.   Here are a few pictures, Enjoy!!

Look at all those goodies!!!

 
ENGLISH CORNER SHOP
12  rue du Four des Flammes
34000 Montpellier

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today was bag day or "Trousse"

I spent a day quilting material on Mom (on the long arm) with all sort of designs, it is a practice piece, but I did put nice material on and a plain backing so that the girls would have the quilted material to make make-up bags or pencil cases.  Well, they had a good time making them, here are some of the results. i will post more next week....I forgot my camera
 The instructions on the case is at:
  in french http://www.croixpatch74.fr/
in english  http://gluegunannie.com/?p=227
Have fun, they are easy to make and are great gifts.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coté Patch Palavas






Today was the 10 minute block day,  so hope that you can see the progress of each of the gals.  It went from Moda Layer Cakes to our own layer cakes.  All 10 of them are so different,  I will post a picture next week when they are all done. You will see the book also of where we got the idea. 














Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two of my favoite things Cherries and flowers!!


Thursday morning, there was a full moon in the horizon

I almost missed it, by the time I found my camera, it was almost gone.  It must have bothered my friend because he wasn't sitting on his post.

Country Pachwork Thursday morning



Jackie's little houses


Josiane's first applique  "Good Start"
 Everyone busy, bias, and bias, but what fun to have a quilt finished!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What you see is what you get!!!!!

I used my Hartley Fence for the second time to do the circles.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My friend

As I look out my sewing room window, I see my friend is back.  Love to watch these guys wave their wings in the breeze.  I would say in the sun, but today was hazy as you can see.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another Royal Cross

Well, I have been trying to decide how to quilt this Royal Cross, I sort of wanted feathers, but I came up with this design,
 
One of my favorite critiques on the blog is sick, (hope she gets well soon)
so your ideas are welcome. 
It will go on Mom tomorrow.

Big Sale Season

Went into town today to see all the sales, in France it is sale season twice a year.  They have specials, during the year, but the big sales are in January and July or August. 
My wallet didn't smoke, and I didn't say like Wilma Flintstone, "Charge it"
I went to the English tea store to get some tea, and he had his Christmas decorations on  sale for 50% off.
Oh my,  a Jim Shore  Santa, well, a good buy, he came home with me. 
I just love the things that Jim Shore does, the animals and angels, santa's, all dressed in Patchwork squares.
What a nice self present for a quilter.

Oh by the way, I forgot my tea, but did get a cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                                                                    MyVermont roots 
 Just love moo-moo cows 

Friday, January 14, 2011

New button for Hexagon Quilts on the side

My Hexagons
A little while ago one of  girls on the blogs got me to think about getting my
Hexagons out.  Well it was more like,
Wednesday is Flower day.   
So now on Wednesdays when I can I try to get a Flower done.
Here is my progress,  I think I have just four more to do. 
I placed them on the table the other day and Voila!!!
               Hope that you enjoy the site that goes with the button,  it may get you to get started on your
Hexagon Flower project.
There is another site called
One Flower Wednesday
you can find the button on the first site.

A little "coucou" to Mom today

I don't have many pictures of Mom on the computer, but this is a nice one, and she seemed so happy.  Time goes by fast, seems like yesterday that she was here with us.
Dad will be 96 this year, he is going to be a "centinaire"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another UFP

This has been around for quite awhile, in the beginning it is a small colorwash project that I never finished, so
now  it is going to be a finished colorwash applique.  Placing my leaves and tulips, still have more tulips to do but I think I have got a good start.   I would have liked to do daisies, or black eyed Susan's, but short on yellow fabric and the white daisies did not really show up on the light background.



Coté Patch Palavas






                             And the playing continues!!!!  Each one so different, but great work.