Monday, June 27, 2011


I'm back from a long vacation to Paris with my family. We had a magnificent time! We stayed primarily in the city seeing all the major sites (and some minor ones, too) with a couple of days trips to Versailles and Giverny. It was a fantastic excursion filled with croissants, crepes, gelato, nutella, bread, wine, walking, climbing, and smiling and laughing with my three favorite people :)

Here I am with my fabulous husband at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel between the Louvre museum and the Tuileries Garden.

Taking goofy tourist photos at the Louvre pyramid.

Gardens at Versailles during the musical fountains display.

At THE lily pond in Monet's Garden at Giverny.

And yes, I did one quilty thing while I was away. I visited this cute little patchwork shop in Paris called Le Rouvray. It was quite tiny by American shop standards, with lots of lovely French Provence fabrics, and a good selection of Kaffe too (you know how that made me smile!)

The owner is also a fabric designer and had an entire new line of quilting cottons produced exclusively for this shop. They were very pretty, but not exactly my style, so at 18 euro per metre, I passed on those. But I did pick up this pretty French print.

I'm planning to finish it very simply as a tablecloth to toss on my small outdoor table this summer while enjoying a "petit dejeuner" of croissants and chocolat :) Bon appetit!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

sad face

My wonderful workhorse Pfaff Expression 4.0 is out for it's annual checkup.

Good thing it's summer and there are loads of opportunities for other fun (and a little hand-stitching, too!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

sneak peek

A very special project...

For a very special baby...

Making his appearance later this summer!

If you are interested in the pattern, I purchased it here. Happy Sewing!


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