Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kaffe Fassett books...

I'm not sure that I need all of these
any more
so I've popped them
on the ''bits and pieces for sale''
on the side bar.
I have, 
of course,
kept my three favourites
but am thinking
it is time for the rest
to find new homes.
They are all in absolutely
perfect condition :)
Deliciously inspiring books!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some bits...

Just a very quick post
to tell you that
I've popped some bits
on the sale page ...
some of my samples,
little wall hangings mostly.
It's a little chilly down this way today,
so coffee is needed
urgently :)
See you

Saturday, July 12, 2014

...my french flowers ...

Morning :)
This is for anyone
who loves wildflowers.
...these from the hills
of France...


... these are just a few,
and as you can imagine
my walks took slightly longer than normal
as I was easily distracted :)
So ...
that's it for France...
wont bore you with any more travel pics,
cos I know they are not everyone's cup of tea,
and anyway,
I have a quilt to make :)
See you later
... but p.s. ...
the flowers were truly
beautiful :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

French Inspired

I found only two gorgeous
stitchy shops
when I was away.
A fabulous tiny cross stitch shop,
in Briancon,
the walls covered
in stitched samples.
I could not leave these books behind ...
... so many beautiful designs
in these pages.
The hard part will be deciding which to
stitch first :)
Loved these magazines ...
whilst I have absolutely
no idea what the articles say,
the pictures are definitely worth
a thousand words.
The other little shop sold furnishing fabrics,
and oh my goodness,
if I lived in Briancon
that is where I would be buying my
curtain fabric from.
they also had a stand
of divine laces and ribbons.
Well, it would have been wrong
not to take a sampling home with me :)
Nothing to do with stitching whatsoever,
I bought a little cow bell:) ...

... to remind me of the many walks I took,
because everywhere you went
you could hear the bells ringing.
At times,
depending on how many cows in the herd
were wearing bells,
it was like a musical :)
Quite extraordinary
and such a pretty sound.
A few of my treasures ...
Jenny :)