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On the bright side

On the bright side of things it seems that my weeks have 14 days !

It would be very easy to dwell on what we cannot do but I have decided to enjoy the time out to pack as much as I can. Next year, fingers cross, my teachings will resume and the weeks will feel like 5 days again …

On the bright side I can now do a lot of gardening, create new patterns (be ready for those) , finish some UFO’s, even tidying the sewing room.

I do miss sharing my passion with you all through classes or friendship groups but I know it’s only just for a short time. Imagine what we all be showing and telling when we get back together. We might have to have overnight sessions.

“Pêle-Mêle, au revoir”pattern is now ready for you,

” Toujours Provence” pattern will be ready by the end of August

And on the bright side I am about half way on the next reproduction quilt. And it’s going to be one of my favorite. Cannot wait to show it to you.

I am also working on a  BOM in modern fabrics. It will be online only.

And it is about the garden and the weeds, and more.

I have something exciting coming up for the end of the year work related….It’s a bit of a surprise

Well on the bright side of today I have the whole day to play with fabrics and my fingers are hitching to do a bit of sewing. Better listen to it.

Stay safe and mostly sane and keep sewing…

Post scriptum

I bought last year a calendar called “My perfect imperfect life”, and so far all the little sayings each months are quite spot on. July is ” The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain” ( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

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Autumn 2020 had started so well

2020 had started so well for me. We had a lovely family holiday in Singapore, my son had started university and going back into good habit ( bed before 10.30pm and less computer games). My daughter passed her certificate for rope climbing and I had workshops ( here and overseas) planned as well as few shows and then the virus.

So now I have everybody home, son goes to uni (online) in pyjamas and daughter is climbing up the walls because she cannot climb anything else !

BUT looking on the bright side instead of choosing between gardening or updating my website or sewing I can do EVERYTHING. Keep an eye on the website as I am realising some patterns as download version.

I have also have join a UFO group from Red Thread Studio in the States and the big blue quilt, started 10 years ago, might get finished. I made it before designing and writing patterns and it has been tormenting me since, as well as my daughter ( it will be hers)

My blocks for the Dutch Sew along Dutch project are done. It was an interesting experience as I am more of an appliqué person than a machine pieced one, loved some of the blocks and some not so much.

“Pêle-Mêle , the final” is nearly completed (yes!), pictures will be posted on Instagram, quite few surprises on that last one.

Patience is the keyword, we all have few projects to complete and soon the day will come when will be able to resume our day to day lives and complain about the lack of time.

In the meantime stay home and safe

Cheers

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Winter

It’s cold and wet, it’s winter. Not much that I can do in the garden so I can spend all that energy in sewing ! It seems that I have started few projects, oops, amongst it “The BEE quilt” .

And I have added the new pattern of “Heidi” to my product page, check it out.

Keep warm and dry

A bit of modern and some reproduction fabrics, for two different projects
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Demonstration at the AQC

Come and join me for a fun demonstration at the AQC in April. I will show you how to add interest to your fabric ( if the fabric needs adding!) and turn it into a pincushion ( never have too many).

You can book on the day through Sewn and Quilted.

And my new pattern will be there too. I will reveal its name next month.

See you at the show

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New Year, New website

Happy New Year to all of you…

Starting with some classes at Sewn and Quilted for the summer school, moving on to adding classes each month at Sewn and Quilted ( more info later) , classes in Bendigo and Kilmore, then the AQC, off to Nantes for 2 classes, Vic Quilters show and the big one I am going to Houston this year, first time ever …..

Until the next post

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A month already / un mois déjà

It has been a month already since I came back from Nantes and the Quiltmania expo with my head full of new ideas. The fingers can hardly keep up. I am about to finish a project, have started a couple of new ones ( as you do) and enrol for Spanish classes. I should be able to make myself understood by next year. It is wonderful to go back to studies especially for fun!

We have put the bees in their winter spot, hive in the sun and one less box to keep warm. They are still harvesting but like us at a slower pace.

I will be at the Victorian Quilter showcase, working behind the counter of Sewn and Quilted and this year I shall be going to the Brisbane’s show in October, I am looking forward to new horizons.

I’ll look forward to meet some of you to either of the shows.

Keep warm and keep stitching

Un mois déjà depuis que je suis revenue de Nantes et de l’expo de Quiltmania, avec la tête pleine de nouveaux projets. Les doigts peuvent à peine suivre la cadence. Je suis entrain de finir un projet, commencé deux nouveaux ( comme il se doit) et me suit inscrite pour des cours d’espagnol. Je devrais arriver à me faire comprendre d’ici l’année prochaine. C’est génial de retourner faire des études pour le plaisir.

Nous avons mis au nos abeilles dans leurs quartiers d’hiver, la ruche au soleil et une boîte en moins a chauffer. Elles continuent à travailler mais comme nous à une cadence plus lente.

Je serais à l’expo de Vic Quilters, derrière le comptoir de Sewn and Quilter et cette année je vais même aller à Brisbane pour leur show en octobre, je me réjouis de découvrir de nouveaux horizons.

Vous verrais-je à une des deux expo ?

Restez au chaud (?) et continuez à coudre.

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Classes

It has been a long time since my last post, first a Happy New Year, lots of sewing and laughter.

After a nice break, lots being done in the garden, and I even managed to finish 2 quilts ( shall I start 2 more?).

There are few exciting news for me this year; I am going to start teaching once a month at Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, but if you prefer you could join me in Nantes for a class at the Quiltmania Salon ” Pour l’amour du fil” or why not coming at The Quilt Shop in Eltham and learn how to make The ChOok Quilt ?

Plenty of opportunities for me to meet some of you….

Cheers

P.S : my son took the picture of the blue banded bee ( native bee) on the banner

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Il s’est écoulé pas mal de temps depuis mon dernier petit mot, tout d’abord une Bonne Année à toutes et tous, pleine de projets et de rires.

Après de mini vacances, nous avons bien travaillé dans le jardin, j’ai quand même réussi à finir 2 quilts ( est-ce que je devrais en commencer 2 nouveaux?).

De bonnes nouvelles pour moi cette année; je vais commencer à donner des cours une fois par mois à Sewn and Quilted à Blackburn, mais si vous préférez vous pouvez me rejoindre à Nantes où j’aurais une classe lors du Salon “Pour l’Amour du Fil” avec Quiltmania, ou alors venez à Eltham “The Quilt Shop pour apprendre à faire ” The ChOok Quilt”.

Plein d’occasions de se rencontrer…..

A bientôt

P.S mon fils  a pris la photo de l’abeille à rayures bleues ( abeille native) qui se trouve en haut de page