Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here's one I prepared earlier-

I have only been home for about 36 hours....

and knew jetlag (zzzzz.....) would hit me!

So I prepared "August",

way back in June!

It's been perfect weather for watching television, 

listening to music, playing cards

and eating chocolate, of course!

And here is the 'Winter Season' set...

with Spring very much anticipated!

Happy sewing!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Making Sand...wiches!

From fabric hamburger....

to rainbow sandwiches.....

to Scrappy Sandwich blocks!

The scrappy strips are 

10 and 1/2 " in length and 3 and 1/2" wide....

with 1 and 1/2" strips added to either side,

based on a tutorial seen here.

I finger pressed across the centre...

You will need 80 of these to make a decent size quilt

lined up my ruler at either end,

marking each point if required.

and cut triangles off each corner.

(I'm using these for another fun project!)

The distance across the top of the white strip 

should now measure 5"

The solid contrast is cut next.

I used about a yard and a quarter of this fabric

Cut 4 and 1/2" squares of 'sandy' coloured solid 

and cross cut them....

and attach the bias edge to either side of the white strips....

Press carefully quare this piece off to measure

7 and 3/8 inches 

Joining four together gives the block I call....

Scrappy 'Sand'wiches!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.

Happy sewing!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Loving Lyon....

Wish you were here!

Happy days....


Friday, July 18, 2014

Really Random..the French version!

Are you sick of all my holiday snaps yet?

Just like Melbourne trams, just more efficient!

I'm not offended if you don't go any further....

We saw an art exhibition curated by Cheech Marin here
If you are interested,

Porte Cailhau

these are from Bordeaux...

the weather was terrible!

And from the Dordogne...

The Mr. canoeing on the river!

the weather was amazing!

Dare I say, 36C is a little hot...

to do too much!

Happy days!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...

The French version....

Saint Cirq Lapopie- France's most beautiful village!

Flaran Abbey- 11th century

The gite where we are staying in Salies De Bearn

Happy days!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

I'm over here....

Enjoying the sights...


Lentils and lace....

and long walks uphill...

Le Puy en Velay

and down dale...


Eating lots of delicious food...

and looking at pretty fabric-

way too expensive to buy!

Au revoir...

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