Thursday, 6 September 2012

Things are a'changing

As most of you know by now, the beginning of the new school year (rentrée) in France can also mean out with the old and in with the new.

New broom sweeps clean and all that.

The Old One and I (actually I) have decided to try our hand at selling "stuff", rather than buying more "stuff", so we're having a huge clear out and will be setting up our trestle tables at a local vide grenier on 30th September in aid of Twilight (click link to learn more).

So there am I starting the massive clear out and I got ever so slightly side tracked. I had to get the big ladder out so I could clear the bookshelves of no longer wanted books (I know Kathie, but it had to be done).

Then I had a brain storm. Ladder. Quilts. Rehanging Time.

This isn't a brilliant shot, but it shows how high our ceilings are. I was standing on tiptoe to hang Blackcurrant  Fool. Liquorice Lane will probably come off and Blueberry Fool will take its place, but my arms were aching. I'm only 5ft 2ins!

Music is Magic is finally hung in nearly its resting place. Again I was standing on tiptoe on the ladder and it should be further to the right.

All these photos were taken after I'd hung the quilts and the ladder came down, but to take the photo of Music is Magic I was standing on The Young One's bed. I wish I had had a bedroom like this when I was her age.

So you can see what she will see when she wakes up in the mornings. She hasn't seen it yet as she went back to lycée yesterday for the start of her last year of education. I wonder what she'll think when she comes home on Friday?

Right - back to the clearing out.

More soon. x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Summer Sewing

What does it make you think of?

Me?  Elderflower Cordial because the brand I like comes in dark green glass bottles.

However, as much as I'd like to call it that, this is actually the centre of the next Fool quilt - Greengage Fool.

More soon.