Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
HI, FRIENDS !
This morning the house was all mine, and I decided to have a TREAT :
a nice cup of coffee,
while flipping through a Quilt magazine
(A Japanese one, actually)
I suddenly had a QUILT-SHOCK !
(you know what I mean, don't you ?)
and couldn't stop looking at...
3 colors : red/white dotted - bright yellow - sky blue
+ lots and lots of crispy white, for tiny and BIG triangles...
AND A NEW DREAM IS IN MY HEAD ,
AND ON MY TO-DO-TO-DO LIST !
I'm hopeless, I tell you !
note : anybody interested in drawing the pattern, and calculating approx. yardage with me ?
I won't sleep well until then, you know !
Friday, March 13, 2009
AT LAST... A FINISH !
Here is "Anything Goes"
as I named it
Hand pieced (English Paper Pieced) and hand quilted
Started in 2001 (among sooo many other projects)
it is adapted from a pattern published by Australian P&Q Vol.8 Issue nr.9
and a light beige for the short ones
I counted more than 20 flimsies in my "shame on you"cupboard,
So.... on to the next one !
A saying for today :
Be not afraid of going slowly,
Be afraid only of standing still...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
One of my best memories will certainly be the meeting with Linda !
Linda is an Italian blogger and we've been chit-chatting for about 2 years, now.
She's such a sweet woman !
Not only a very talented quilter, but also a writer (you should read her poems on women's life), and a very active and generous representative of the Italian quilters.
She blogs both in Italian and English, and her posts will always "move" something into your mind & heart...
Once this trip was organized, we both decided we had to meet in Venice.
So Linda arrived with her husband and beautiful daughter, on a bright, sunny morning.
We immediately recognized each other
and talked, and talked...
and walked and walked...
and laughed and laughed...
like all quilter friends in the world ;>)
(so did the hubbies !)
Linda spoiled me with wonderful quilty presents (thanks again, dear!),
and we really had a memorable day.
Another blessing to add into my life album
This ends that loooong report on our trip to Venice,
BACK TO QUILTING NOW !
(and, boy, there's a lot to do...)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Early in the morning...
Where was Casanova going to ?
Hope I'm not boooooring you ?
The Carnival In Venice is one of the most important events, every year.
Thousands of visitors from all over the world,
and hundreds of them wearing very special costumes...
Anyone can walk in disguise.
Some will rent their costume, but most people are very creative
and spend the whole year long at sewing their own costumes,
hoping to be selected among the most special...
They don't march in groups, but rather slowly walk in pairs, or alone.
They love being photographed, and really "play" their costume, with special attitudes.
You can be surprised at every corner,
and of course see many of them on the big Piazza San Marco...
We were very impressed with the diversity, colors, and creativity,
and wished we had more than 2 eyes to admire them all !
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Most streets will lead you to the famous PIAZZA SAN MARCO
with its splendid Basilica...
While strolling through the picturesque streets, you can't miss those special shops...
with Italian porcelein
in February (one of the reasons why we chose that period of the year)
Hi, there !
Guess I still have to practice that slide show system, so in the meantime I'll just deliver a number of posts. Ready ? Here we go...
We arrived in Marco Polo airport on a bright, sunny morning, after just 1h20mins flight time... 20 minutes taxi on "terra firma" drove us to our beautiful destination. Venice is an archipel in Northern Italy, made of 500 very small islands, linked together with bridges, and this initial protection against ennemies (long time ago) gives the town its particular charm....
After settling down in our romantic hotel, we had our first discovery tour.