Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Souvenir de France



Click here for the free chart...Souvenir de France. Happy stitching from Barb.

You can use any fiber or linen on your pincushion. There will be no cross stitch police sneaking into your home checking up on you. The fibers listed on the pattern are those used by Barb. The Quaker Brown is a new linen color by R & R Reproductions. The date on the pincushion celebrates the year the Eiffel Tower was completed.

Barb gave me the CD's containing our pictures over the weekend and now I have pictures....here are some shots of Des Fils et Une Aiguille in Paris.

Barb and I parked our bikes right out front. (Not really. We walked and took the subway...but I wish I had the nerve to ride a bike in Paris. Many people do....and you can rent them and then just leave them in the parking areas provided around town.)

Here's the wonderfully patient lady who helped us at the shop. Luckily, my daughter who speaks a bit of French was with us and helped a bit with translation. But Laura didn't know essential words like....floss.....needle.....stitched....those most important words. (I don't know what they are teaching kids in school, but I can tell you there are big gaps in their knowledge.) Somehow we managed to get by. I think everyone understands, "Oh my ...I have to have this!"

This shop is crammed full of wonderful charts, fibers and linen. We spent quite a bit of money right here and advise you to do the same if you get to Paris.


Look what is coming this month! Here is a sneak preview of the May Stocking patterns. This one is "May Basket." I finished photography yesterday and now working on pattern layout. The pattern will go to the printers this week and will ship out the end of next week. Should be in the shops ...just in time for June. (Darn!!! It's hard for Barb and I to keep up with everything.)


We are working on a quilt book too. It will be released the end of June. Look for more details soon.

We will be teaching at Primitives of the Midwest. The dates are June 22- 27, 2009. Click on the link for details. We teach 2 half day classes. The bulletin board is pictured below. It's great for notes or jewelry.


Pictures of the pincushion will follow soon. (I'm just full of promises...I still haven't finished the details on machine applique and more pictures of your samplers need to be posted too.) Luckily I have tomorrow and the next day to add posts.....and the day after that too.

Until later dear friends.

Alma

54 comments:

  1. A post filled with goodies! Thanks to both of you for posting the chart. The May sneak preview of the stockings is beautiful! And, so is your quilted bulletin board.

    And Paris. . .one day I hope to get there, hopefully!

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  2. Thank you so much for the sweet chart! It made my day. I can't wait to get stitching on it.

    Lisa P.

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  3. Thanks so much for the chart and all of the wonderful inspiration! I love, love, love, the bulletin board!!!!

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  4. Thank you so much for the chart...it is beautiful! I am over the moon about your stockings! I cannot wait for each months to come out =) Thank you for your sharing your beautiful work with us =) Meagan

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  5. Thank you for posting the chart. Is will be a nice design to stitch. My mind is already wirlling with color ideas :)

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  6. Thanks so much for the pincushion chart.......Such a sweet thing to have.............LUV the may stocking........Adore the flowers you do..........Amy

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  7. Thanks for the freebie chart. I love the May stocking -- am collecting them, just haven't stitched them yet! I love that bulletin board too -- I love hexagon quilts, and of course your colors are perfect!

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  8. Now I know what to do with my hexagons.
    Love the bulletin board.

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  9. Thank you for both of the free pattern and your photos about the embroidery shop in Paris!
    I love the bulletin board, too!

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  10. Thank you so much for the chart for the adorable pin cushion. I have never made a sampler or done much cross stitch, but since I found your blog I am inspired to start two of your projects. Like I needed another hobby. Oh well. Thanks again.

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  11. Thank you for the free chart - it's gorgeous!

    Love the May stocking too

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  12. thank you so much for this free chart ; I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in France :-)

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  13. Thank you very much for the chart. I just love it ;-))
    Sophie C

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  14. Thanks to both of you for the lovely chart!
    And the May stocking is just adorable! I have stitched four of your stocking allready (well, only two of them are finished), and I want them all!

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  15. Thank you so much for this adorable freebie! I'm gonna stitch it in Summer I'm sure. I love Paris and this tower!

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  16. Thanks Barb and Alma,

    I mostly quilt but now I want to cross-stitch everything you share... I love those crescent dishes, they look very unique.

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  17. Wonderful freebie. Thank you so much!

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  18. Last Christmas I travelled to Paris and I visited the same shop. It's absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the pattern . It's going to be a souvenir of my travel too.

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  19. Thank you so much for the beautiful freebie! You have such generous hearts! Looking forward to the May stocking!!

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  20. You really must petition Laura's school to improve the curriculum! How is one supposed to carry on an intelligent conversation without such critical words?

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  21. thanks for the wonderful chart. I can't believe your are going to teach a class that is not too far away and I will be out of the country.....rats!!!

    Trudy

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  22. Thank you so much for the Eiffel Tower chart. It's so amazing that this idea comes from somebody outside our country. I will stitch it again and again for little keepsakes for my overseas stitching-friends.
    Love from France.

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  23. Thank you so much for the wonderful chart! I love it and I hope to stitch one up sometime soon. It's as close to Paris as I will get. LOL!

    Cathy ♥

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  24. Alma

    Thanks for the chart. Love the pin cushion.

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  25. Hi Barb and Alma,
    I just can't wait to show you something http://crochetangel.blogspot.com/2009/05/souvenir-de-france.html
    am I the first one? :):):)
    thank you so much! I love every design of yours.
    angel_eye

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  26. Merci Beaucoup for the Eiffel Tower Pinkeep chart. You are too kind and I will be stitching this one right away. It is so magnifique and so is your blog.

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  27. Thank you for the chart. We're going to Paris later this year and this will be the perfect project to work on while we're there.

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  28. I saw the pincushion on one of the other blogs (Veros) and I must get my hands on it. I have thought of just about nothing else since I saw her pictures!

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  29. Thank you, Alma (and Barb), for the chart. That could be a great gift for my mom.

    Love the new stocking and quilt.

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  30. Thank you so very much for the adorable chart! Can't wait to stitch this one:)
    I really enjoy your blog and your wonderful pics:)

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  31. Oooh, those pictures of the shop bring back lovely memories! It is an Aladdin's cave isn't it?

    Thank you so much for the great chart - and the new little stocking is gorgeous!

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  32. Thanks so much for this pattern.

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  33. Thank you so much for the chart. It's such a sweet and pretty design. I can't wait to stitch it up! I love the pictures of France. One day I'll make it over there - it would definitely be a dream trip for me. :)

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  34. Thank you so much! I was at the same shop last year, oh the memories - I want to go back now, lol.

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  35. Many thanks for this lovely Eiffel Tower chart!
    Love from France(Reims).
    Annick

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  36. I can't wait to stitch this lovely free chart. Thankyou.

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  37. Love the May stocking, and thanks so much for the Eiffel Tower chart

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  38. thank you for the french free !
    the eiffel tower is the best monument !
    friendly
    yanne de LYON - Rhône 69
    http://yannecreation.kazeo.com

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  39. thank you for the french free !
    the eiffel tower is the best monument !
    friendly
    yanne de LYON - Rhône 69
    http://yannecreation.kazeo.com

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  40. Your pictures remind me of my trip to France last fall! It was a wonderful time. I visited the same cross stitch store along with Blu De Chine! Thank you for the wonderful freebie!
    peonyrose

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  41. thank you for the freebie chart !

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  42. Thank-you for the chart, I loved the Paris pictures as I went to this Needlework shop with my French friend Eva (Vavadesneiges blog) last winter, I spent quite a bit of money in there too :-)

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  43. thank you so much for this lovely chart!!

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  44. i had so much fun stitching this lovely chart - thank you :-)

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  47. Thank you for this beautiful design~ i'll stitch it with my friend who love all kinds of design of Eiffel Tower in Paris!!

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  48. Thank you so much for the free chart - it's so beautiful~!
    I love Eiffle tower~& Paris♥
    Thank you~!!! - My name is Hyun-jeong from Seoul, South Korea.

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  49. Огромное Вам спасибо!!! Благодарю за эту чудесную схему, я влюблена в ваши работы.

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  50. I have enjoyed following your bees, as well as your designs and your enthusiasm. It is catching.

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  51. Sounds like you had so much fun ^_^ and TFS such a wonderful freebie, I can't wait to stitch it up.

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  52. hi, I have enjoyed stitching many of your designs. And I did your French freebie a few years ago. I wanted to stitch it again for a friend who visited Paris for the first time as a small gift but I could not get the link to work. It this still available?

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