Thursday, 19 June 2008

Goodies in the mail and a little plea for help

I've been meaning to show photos of the mini quilts I've been receiving, but kept on forgetting.

Here is a lovely hearts quilt from Anne.

These are the quilts hanginging on a piece of wall I found out of direct sunlight, which is not that easy in this house I can tell you.

Goodies received today from Hedgehog Jen.

I asked her if she could send me a couple of sticks of the liquorice she sent with her last lot of Leukaemia blocks. Little did I expect this amount and the gorgeous mini quilt.

And Moomin stamps too!

Jen you are so kind.  Thank you so very much.

Lots of blocks are winging their way to me from all four corners of the world.  I contacted the Dubai Quilter's Guild and Marianne, the current President, very kindly sent out an email to her members.  The response has been terrific.

A huge box of red and white blocks, strips, HST's and fabric arrived from Wanda yesterday and Carol over at Giraffe Dreams has issued a challenge to you.

Now the plea.

As much as I love receiving all the beautiful blocks and fabric, I do need batting.  I've got enough for probably another 3 quilts.  So if  anyone is interested in donating batting rather than blocks, please contact me and I'll give you the spec.

You have all been so marvellous for this cause and I'm sure if Sophie and Floyd were reading they would be amazed at the response.

Must toddle - chores to do and we have sun!


Wednesday, 18 June 2008

There is life!

Haven't been doing too much these last few weeks, hence the silence. So I decided to get my head round some of those flimsies which have been building up.

Here is Bellatrix - finally finished.

Goes to show how much I've been doing in that Tonya's Class is still on the wall and has got to be put together!

As I type this, they have, at long long last, started cutting the hay.

Do you remember ages ago we had View from My Kitchen Window?

Well how about View from My Bedroom Window?

Here's mine.

If you look to the right, you'll see a new badge. It's for a new web ring - Liberated Quilters. Want to join? OK, but you must be "liberated".

Friday, 13 June 2008

Gwen Marston and Liberated Quiltmaking

Tonya has been in contact with the AQS trying to get them to reprint Liberated Quiltmaking.

They have answered her email as follows:
"Here’s what would help: AQS would like to know how many people would commit to pre-ordering an exact reprint priced at $36 or so. If you would capture this information among Gwen’s fans, say in the next couple of weeks or however long it takes you to ask around, and pass it along to me, we’ll take a look at the idea."

We want to get it reprinted so please please please hop over to Tonya's blog here and leave a comment.  Alternatively please email me at lebrouillac at gmail dot com and I will forward it on to Tonya.

On your marks, get set, go!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Expo Patch 24 - Part I

Les Services culturels de l'Ambassade des Etats-Unis d'Amerique en France


Un Patchwork de Cultures

Une exposition itinérante de la Louisane vers la France











These are from the "American" Exhibition.

There are more of the "24" Expo which I'll post over the coming days.  Some fantastic scrap quilts and houses too.  The appliqué on some of them is just ........................................

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Ab Fab Update

Really far too much hand quilting going on in this house and not enough piecing, but needs must. At the last count I had 5, yes 5 hand quilting WiPs.

So I thought I'd let you see what I've been doing on the Ab Fab front.

Ab Fab

Old wine vats are great props!

Close up. This time using the back of the courtyard gates LOL.

Ab Fab

Weather has, at long last, taken a turn for the better so I'm off again.

Lots to do and so little time to do it in (i.e before the next deluge). So


Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Quilting Bloggers

See that lovely colourful badge on the right?

If you click on it it will take you to Quilting Bloggers where you can find fellow quilting bloggers near you.  When I last looked the only people in France were Tonya and I so if you are a quilting blogger and live in France, pop over and register.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Quilts 4 Leukaemia Blog Badge

I've finally cracked the size and shape so it looks like it does there on the right.

Please email me, or leave a comment, if you want the nice, clean and revised code for your side bar.

Just goes to show how bored I've been, and that the quilting muse has moved out for a while, if I've got time to muck about on Flickr LOL!

God this weather is awful - I mean awful! It has rained non-stop since Saturday evening. Torrential, straight down, not going to stop, rain! Talk about A River Runs Through It.

The torrent running through the courtyard

Straight through the barns and out the other side. Also down the track, turn sharp left into our courtyard and out through the courtyard gate on to the terrasse!

Definitely duck weather.