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Friday, January 26, 2018

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

A little trip to Paris last week. And for me, going to Paris means visiting and shopping at La Droguerie, my favorite haberdasher's shop. They have their own production and dyeing of great quality yarns. In this wonderful shop you can find quilting fabrics, Liberty fabrics, all sorts of threads, buttons, beads, ribbons... as well as catalogues with their great patterns for children or adults.

I remember when this shop was created in 1975, I was one of their first customer and so happy to find cashmere yarn, out of which I knitted a sweater for the one who became and still is my husband!

Coming back to Athens I started knitting a little jacket for my 3 years old grandson.

I am as well progressing my giant hexagon quilt top : pictures in my next post...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Froggie Love

Froggie

Froggie fabrics

Froggie

I sewed this Fritter Frog for my one year old grand daughter who is in love with frogs. She already got for Christmas various books, toys... about frogs.

You can find the PDF pattern on this site : Bit of Whimpsy Dolls


Friday, December 01, 2017

Giant Hexagons Quilt

Giant hexagons

Half hexies

Half hexies

So happy to start again a new project after 10 months disability! The good thing is that I had all my time to mentally prepare it! So I had decided for this new quilt to only use fabrics from my stash, choosing my favorite hues (pink, blue and brown), among my reproduction fabrics.

I assemble hexagons, using the half hexie technique. It's a very quick and efficient method. I will write a tutorial in a next post.

This early stage is quite encouraging, I am very pleased with the appearance of these hexagons on my design board...


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