Friday, 27 June 2008


Already more than one week since last entry! Time flies as we are busy getting ready for the holidays.

I have not been doing so much sewing but still I have something to show that I made some while ago.

FRENCH QUILTING: this is a typical bed spread for the south of France. Young women in the 19th century had to sew 12 of these per hand and a white wholecloth before getting married!

I sewed mine with the machine though and I stopped after the first one! I tried to quilt a typical pattern in the border.

For some more information on french quilting, have a look at
that book.

I saved some time to sew this small purse for my DS who wanted one after seeing the first one I had made.

Last week, 3 ladies from my quilting group came round to prepare our big meeting in November.
They didn´t come empty-handed, see how lucky I am: Petra brought me some yarn and the color combination looked so intriguing, I had to start some socks right away. Martina and Bea brought me (among other goodies) the very nice knitting book and I LOVE the original title: "Never knit your man a sweater unless you´ve got the ring"!

I don´t think I will post again before going on holiday and I don´t know if I will be able to post from France.

So see you at the end of July if not. Enjoy the summer!


natderueil said...

Bonnes Vacances...en Bretagne si j'ai bien compris?
Nous ce sera les Alpes de Haute Provence en Aout!

Bea said...

Ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Urlaub! Genießt die Tage!

Jessica's mom said...

Oh Gwen! Your french quilt is wonderful, isn't it great that we have sewing machines to creat the same look that otherwise would have taken months or even years?

I hope you have a great holiday!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous quilting! And I absolutely LOVE the tea purse. I love all things tea.

Quiltgirlie said...

Liebe Gwen, ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Urlaub.
LG, Britta

Leanne said...

Love your little purse again and your quiting is so neat. I am so glad you translated the book title it put a smile on my face. Have a lovely holiday.

Margaret aka Supermom said...

I'd have been a spinster (single old maid!) for certain then!!

Anne said...

Hello from Miami, oh, at last something I like !! Lovely lovely purse, wait until you see all the goodies mum and I got you from Jo anne in LA.
See you in Bretagne,
Gros bisous

julieQ said...

May I make one of your little "Tea" purses? Pretty please? It is sooo cute!

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