The sun shone and we’re having a happy weekend.


Yesterday we went to Hambye, where a delightful quilt shop can be found.  After months of making scrap quilts, I bought some fabrics which appealed to me, but with which I hadn’t the foggiest notion what I would make. Then we explored a new patisserie which has just opened and chose some gorgeous samples to take to the Mill, where our friend S has just returned from a month in Madeira, Lots to talk about while we were guzzling.

After lunch today we went for a walk.   Having gone a bit too far for my old bones, Jock went back for the car while I walked on a bit further.  There was a lady gardening near her gate, so I stopped to chat and admire the work. The accent wasn’t quite French, so I asked
if she was English.  We haven’t deliberately sought anglophones during are 28 years in France, but it’s always good to fine a congenial compatriot.    Now I have a new friend!

Home again, and I set to with paper and ruler to plan the quilt project – an enjoyable but elastic process!

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 also bought the tiniest scrap of pansy fabric with which to replace my lost needle case
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It still needs a bit of hand quilting to finish it off, which I will do while watching tv this evening.

Last year’s geraniums are still flowering, as are these osteospermums which have produced flowers nonstop since they were planted about seven years ago.
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All in all, a very happy weekend.


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14 Responses to The sun shone and we’re having a happy weekend.

  1. A lovely happy weekend indeed and it’s so wonderful to make new friends! Thank you for sharing your sunshine, Viv! 🙂

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  2. catterel says:

    What a great weekend! I have a large box of scraps, remnants, off-cuts and oddments in my basement, patiently waiting since I moved in here ten years ago to become something patchwork and/or quilted. One day …

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  3. tialys says:

    A quilt shop, a cake shop and a chat. Sounds like the perfect day to me!

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  4. sounds like a wonderful day. I am resisting visiting the fabric shops here for now as our monies have to be relegated to items such as a fridge and a bed! Once our things arrive from Canada and my creative space is set up, then I’ll be there like a dirty shirt picking out quilting fabric. I can hardly wait.

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  5. katechiconi says:

    It sounds wonderful, and you never need to justify buying fabric with an actual project in mind – you just call it ‘stash-building’ and pretend that you were short of choice in whatever it is you ended up buying! Like the look of where your designs are going, and I hope we’ll see results and some stage.

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  6. love those fabrics – my favourite colours


  7. Misky says:

    OH! How absolutely wonderful! Flowers and quilts and new friends. 🙂

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