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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nottingham Village


Together with quilting, I enjoy building boxes with cardboards,
that I cut and cover with fabrics.

Charm Pack

Here I chose fabrics from the line Nottingham Village, that
have an ancient touch.

Blue box

This box has a removable compartment.

Removable compartment

Inside box

Open lid

Blue box

And this is my finished box,
which I will use to store my embroidery stuff.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


BH&G Magazine

In the December 2007 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting,
from Better Homes and Gardens, I found a pattern for very cute

Three pincushions

I love the fabrics they used.


Pincushion and yoyos

Finished pincushion
Petal pincushion


Pincushion and yoyos

Small bags

I love as well those small bags (in the same issue), very simple to do.
The success depends on the choice of the fabrics
and the buttons.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Eve

Christmas ornaments

All my four children came for Christmas from Chicago, London, and Athens
for a great family gathering.

Patchwork ornament
Patchwork Christmas ornament.

Stuffed turkey, potatoes and chestnuts.

Buche de Noel
Buche de Noel

Baby ornament
Baby's first Christmas ornament.

Baby M.
Baby M. with his Christmas present.
Merry Christmas to everybody!

Monday, December 23, 2013

More Christmas decorations

 Every year it's a great pleasure to decorate home with quilts and 
hand made crafts. This Christmas quilt is the second I did, hand pieced and hand quilted.

Christmas quilt
Christmas quilt

Christmas quilt
Christmas quilt

Christmas deco

Christmas wreath

Christmas cushion

Santa Claus bag

Dinning room

Dinning room

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Grey and white

A baby quilt I sewed for my unique (for the time being) grand child.
I used organic fabrics and a very warm and light batting.

Baby quilt
Baby quilt

I quilted it with knots.

Baby quilt

And here is our little treasure, the owner of this quilt! 


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday's meeting

Monday's meeting at my place.
Chantal, a great artist creating silver jewels, 
came to visit us.

Severine is making pincushions mice rings.

Mice pincushions


Quilted pouch

Mice pincushions
Of mice and flowers

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas decoration

 Christmas ambiance at home now, I started decorating for the feast!

Here are some of my collected Santa Claus. Behind is a needlepoint canvas,
and under a cross stitch embroidery, done by me years ago.

Santa Claus
Peres Noel

Santa Claus mugs on the lounge table. Behind is an antique Mennonite quilt 
dated beginning of 20th century

Santa Claus mugs

Candle & basket
Candle and basket

 This is a bag I sewed for my knitting of the moment : a mustard shawl.

Knitting bag
Knitting bag

The Christmas tree needs some more arrangements.

Christmas tree
Christmas tree

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Presents for Lea

Before leaving Paris for a six months trip around the world, 
my niece Lea sent me those pictures of the things I did for her 
some time ago, so that I put them in my blog.

Embroided bag

Fan Quilt
Fan quilt

Dentelle shawl

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Alsace in Athens!

As every year, I enjoy going to Christmas charity sales.
This bazar is organized by the "Friends of Alsace" in Greece.
Here is Severine, a member of our quilting group, selling her hand made crafts.


Ginette, me, Michele and Severine

Traditional Alsacian dress
Alsacian woman

Traditional cakes
Kuglehopfs and Alsacian cookies

Traditional specialities
Jams and red works


We spent a very nice time among our friends.