Friday, 22 January 2010

I love it!

I really love it!

The quilts are gorgeous (especially a certain one on page 123).  The Checkerboard Medallion on page 63 really caught my eye.  Actually most of the quilts in that chapter have.

I have to say that I'm not a huge basket fan.  Somehow they don't "do it" for me, but Gwen's are gorgeous to look at.

I haven't had a chance to read it through properly yet.  Why is it that when you want to sit down with a cuppa and Gwen for a couple of hours all hell breaks loose and you end up charging round the countryside doing errands.

I've done a bit more on Halloween Houses.

Try as I might, I cannot get the cobweb quilting to show.  See if you can see it by clicking on the photos.

I've got a bit more to do on the centre - words, etc - and then I can start on the outside.  I think this could just be finished in time for Halloween 2010.

On a more serious note (and quite sad actually), at French class yesterday we had to read, translate into English and then discuss in French a letter written by Guy Môquet to his family before he was shot by the Germans.  Very very sad.

You can read about Guy Môquet here and a copy of the letter here.  Don't click on the last link if your French is not good.  The English version can be found here.

 I do vaguely remember Mr le President trying to get the Lycées to read this letter out to the students at each rentrée in September, but the teachers refused.

Right- Périgueux beckons.  Yet another day gone without reading Gwen!


Kathie said...

oh I know I need to order this book, I have the original, can you show me the basket quilt? PLEASE!!!!
I love baskets!

Wendy said...

I can see the cobwebbing just fine. Quite nice!

Joyce said...

I guess it's time to order this book. I need some more inspiration.

Ann J said...

Still waiting for mine!

On another note, we live in what was occupied territory and where the Resistance movement was very strong and even today there are still heartbreaking reminders of what took place during those terrible years. Six men, one from each of our neighbouring villages, were shot as an example after an attack on a German solider - it doesn't bear thinking about.

Enjoy your read when you get time for it :-)....Luv Ann J


hey there! Looks great!!
I'm not much of a basket fan much either, but I can appreciate them! I do really like page 54...I love the abstract paper cut look to those baskets a lot. Very graphic and bold.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Woohoooo!!! so happy you got your copy! and tell Kathie that she needs to buy the book ;-)

your quilting looks fabulous! love that quilt.

True Blue Nana said...

I absolutely loved it but I feel the same as you do about the baskets. They just don't speak to me.

Rene' said...

I just received my book as well and have also not been able to find the time to really sift through it. Just added some solids to my stash and hoping to work on them during the virtual retreat using LQ2 as inspiration. Love your Halloween quilt.

Sharon said...

I JUST got my book from Gwen today! I'm so excited, but am waiting until after dinner to even open the envelope, as I want some uninterrupted time to look at it. I hope you get to yours soon!

I think your quilting looks wonderful. It shows up well....I can tell it's cobwebs. It's going to be a marvelous quilt!

ROZ said...

I do love the new book!

Teodo said...

I'm waiting for this book too and I hope that will arrive as soon as possible.
ciao ciao