Sunday, November 21, 2010


Hello to all!
It has been a 3-days weekend, since I had some overtime to convert into free time. I was lucky on Friday, the weather was gorgeous and I went for a walk in the hill:

A bright blue sky over a still green hill, with almond, fig and olive trees
Eh wait, those are supposed to bloom in spring!
Red Valerian found in the hill

and spent the rest of the day gardening.
Yesterday was completely different, heavy with rain, and today was a mix of the two. This did not upset me since I wanted to play with needles. Indeed, when I saw Etta's Santa in Quiltmania by Sandy Gervais, I just wanted to make my own. And here it is:
Naive Santa appliqued on a dark background, with destructured house

I saw another Santa by Sandy Gervais in the winter issue of Quiltmania,  I'm just as eager to make it...sigh...

Let's get prepared for the coming week. I hope yours will be good.


Shirley Goodwin said...

I love 3 day weekends! You have made good use of yours. We have Valerian growing wild in this part of NZ, in red, pink and white.

Rosemary said...

What beautiful day you had for a walk and a wonderful landscape. Love your Xmas quilt. Beautiful.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love seeing that sunshine. Sunshine has been scarce around here. The Christmas Quilt you made is marvelous. I am glad you had a fun weekend. We did too.

mem said...

hello, I have just come across your blog . I live in Melbourne Austrlia. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip . Its so interesting seeing my home town from a visitors point of view.

Unknown said...

I love long weekends too! What a lovely place you went for a walk and the scenery was beautiful.

You have wonderful fingers which make those beautiful quilts out!

Kerri said...

How nice to have 3 lovely days to yourself.
We have a 4 day weekend coming up with Thanksgiving on Thursday.
I have Valerian in my garden. Such a pretty plant.
Your hill is a lovely place to walk.
I absolutely love your appliqued Santa quilt, Vero. You do such beautiful work!
We had a mix of sunshine and rain today as well. Our weather has been wintry lately but today's temperatures were mild, making a nice change.
I also love the scarves you made for your girls. What fun!
And the colors in your jeans applique are very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Vero. That valerian grows like a WEED here! What a blessing to have beautiful weather for your day off.