Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Smoking needles and more
Last night before going to bed I checked my e-mail one more time. You just never know when your kids might send you a critical note. Well...no critical notes but I'm glad I checked. Below is my late night note from "angel eye."
"Hi Barb and Alma,
I just can't wait to show you something am I the first one? :):):)
Thank you so much! I love every design of yours."
Yes, I believe you are the first one! The above picture is her finished piece.
Click on her name for her blog....You have to see the fabric she used on this needlebook. And while you are there take a look at the sweaters she has knitted! They are beautiful. This is one amazing woman.
I wanted to show you a patchwork shop we visited in Paris.
Le Rouvray is the name of this wonderful shop. We were exhausted at the end of the day and turned the corner....and there was the shop! I'm at the counter holding a package of French fabric. I'm not sure what to make yet....but look at that grin. Nothing makes me happier than a bit of fabric. (Click-on the shop name for her web-site and blog.)
Love the fabrics in this wonderful quilt. The French quilters still do most of their quilting and piecing by hand. Barb and I do everything by machine now...but looking at the quilts in France makes me miss the peacefulness of handwork. Do you feel that way sometimes too?
Lots of fabric here....
And here too....plus some vintage items for sale. Makes it fun!
While in Paris we visited Montmartre for a morning. Laura and I walked up to the top of the hill for the view.
Here is a shot of Laura on her way down after our climb.
And what did we find at the bottom of the hill?
We found Barb having a quiet moment stitching. (She's the smart one of this group!)