Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Pat of Altering Thoughts has posted one pair she made, from another tutorial (Workshop on the Web). From the same tutorial, my friend Muriel made this pair for me. I find them very cute, aren't they?
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sisah, you know, it is not as cold here as in your garden. This certainly explains why it still has leaves.
Sisah, Du weisst, es is nicht so kalt hier, als bei Dir. Deshalb hat er noch Blätter.
And all your comments make me so proud about the bags! Thank you very much!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I've noted I have some more virtual daughters :-)
I would take the top one, more like me, but I'm quite proud of the manga one too :-)
All Xmas gifts are done. Don't know what to do now. By luck, I go back to work tomorrow... :-(
Danke für die netten Kommentare über die Taschen.
Ich sehe, ich könnte mehr Töchter haben :-)
Meine Lieblingstasche ist die erste. Ich bin aber sehr stolz, die zweite geschafft zu haben :-).
Alle Weihnachtsgeschenke sind fertig, ich weiss nicht, was ich jetzt anfangen soll. Zum Glück bin ich morgen wieder im Büro... :-(
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Here are two bags I've just finished for my daughters.
This one is for Amandine, based on a pattern found in Marie-Claire Idées
This one is for Emilie. A friend of her helped me with the drawing. I wanted something "Manga" as Emilie is very fond of that. From the image he supplied me with, I've just kept the outlines, transferred them on hydrosoluble and FMEed them. I'm rather pleased with the result since I was not sure I could made it.
Have all a nice weekend!
Friday, November 23, 2007
I've had made this embroidery some months ago, just because I found it cute. And yesterday, I thought it would made a nice bag for another niece. I made it very simple, as you can see. I hope she will enjoy it.
he strikes are over, the trains are on time again, so there was no problem to post all my parcels today. And I was lucky enough to go to the desk of the nice man at the post office. He is always patient, smiling, and tries to find the best solution for sending parcels abroad. What more would you ask for?
The weather cannot decide between sunny and rainy, nor between cold and mild. I had a surprise this morning went I went through the garden. In September, I have cleaned a bed. I was rather pleased to have removed all weeds. But with the recent rain, in just two days, this bed has turned green with tiny sprouts of weeds... I just had to laugh at the sigh.
I wish you all a very pleasant day!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I've finished them at last. My first intend was to make one single wallhanging, but:
- I have two daughters,
- the backgrounds did not fit together.
So I've made two wall hangings. They will make two Xmas gifts, among others. The good thing is that they are small enough for my daughters to take them home, and to hang them in their small flats.
I've started packing my XMas gift this morning.
This one will find a new home at my sister's
It is from a pattern by Beth Ferrier, from Applewood Farm publications. I made sure the cats were away while this quilt was been photographed. But Choupette must have a sixth sense. She appeared out of nowhere at that precise moment...
The parcels are ready, but I hesitate to bring them to the post office. The mail was on strike one day this week, and the trains have been for about one week, and this strike is not over yet. So I'm afraid the mail cannot be forwarded properly. I'll have some postcards ready tonight too, but with the same question, shall I post them or wait? I'll listen to the news, and will see if I have mail today.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Since I need to find fabrics for XMas cards, it seemed the right time to do some cleaning. At the same time, I've reorganized the boxes my daughters left. I'm very pleased with myself and with the result. Plenty of free space, and fabrics back in their boxes. How long will that stay that way?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Anyway, there is not much left in the garden.
The yucca is still doing its best:
You might like the lavender. It is doing great, certainly it did not realize winter is here...
And inside, this is the amaryllis I had bought in September, in Marseille. Two stems on the same bulb, isn't it gorgeous? It is so big that I had to tie it to another plant to prevent it from falling.
JoinAs the Garden Grows for more information.
I wish you all a nice weekend.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
It has been snowing for two hours when I left my office, and it was going on.
I have a 30 minutes drive, about 30 km (20 miles). When I arrived home, the soil was dry. It is cold and cloudy, but no snow nor rain, at least yet.
And this morning, the wind was so strong that there was a power cut-off, just as I was going to shower. Had to find clothes as I could. Make-up and brushing had to wait until I reached the office. And as I came home tonight, lights were on almost everywhere... But that meant that the power was back, which is good news.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Regarding that XMas frenzy, this is the squash. Not an easy one, due to the curved seams, but still fun to make. One broccoli to do, and then I 'll assemble the wall hanging with all those vegetables. Must be ready for XMas. I think it will be pretty in a kitchen.
As many of you have pointed, Assistant 1 named Choupette, the one that is sitting, is ready to take all the credit. Osiris does not mind as long as she gets all the love she wants.
Thank you also for the compliment on the rose. It is not the most beautiful in the world, not even of the year in my garden, but I was surprise by its size at this time of the year.
Have a nice week all!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Maryvonne also left a comment on my blog, recommending to visit Barbara Schneider .
I hope you'll enjoy visiting both.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The sky is blue, the sun is bright, but the wing is blowing, and it is very strong and cold!
I went to the market to buy the vegetables for the week, but the market was empty. Almost no seller. And the one who were there were not happy at all. They could not display all the vegetables, and they tried to prevent their display to fly away.
The good news is that the leaves are falling, when the wind stops, we can do the cleaning in one shot :-)
Despite this weather, I found this rose this morning. It is a big one, and the scent is so very nice. And the mum is ... bright.
I wish you a nice weekend!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Anyway, thanks for those comments. Especially on those carrots, they were a bit hard to make :-)
The fabrics come from some worn clothes a friend gave to me. I try to cut patches in them, that suit the vegetables. I like the effect on the carrots and the artichoke.
Some more vegetables:
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thank you too for the comments on the bag pocket. It was fun to do. I have everything ready to finish the bag, I hope I will make it next weekend.
Your comments on the workshop piece are very encouraging too. New ideas are coming...
In the meantime, still from Marie-Claire Idées, there are a few mice I made this weekend, for three little girls who might like them. From the picture, I see I must rework the quilting a bit, but I was getting tired and going on would have been a bad idea. So for that's a task for next weekend too, I suppose.
In the meantime, I wish you all a great week!
Have a great weekend all!
Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
It will become the front pocket of a bag.
Friday, November 2, 2007
I'm enjoying a long weekend, with a beautiful weather.
It is difficult to choose between gardening and playing with the sewing machine!
Anyway, I had almost finished my piece during the workshop, I've just added a few seams and the binding. And here it is. I've started another project, quite different. Hope to be able to show you tomorrow.
Have a nice weekend all!