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Thursday 30 August 2012

All Geese Safely Gathered In!

At last all the geese are in place - and it really has not taken me very long to do. I have loved putting this together especially working out the design from a photograph and choosing the fabrics. I am very pleased with the fabrics I chose and with the overall effect. I shall have a couple of weeks on other projects and then start on the quilting!

Thank you for taking the time to look - happy stitching!

PS - notice how brown our grass is!

Thursday 23 August 2012

Accroquilt: Mon premier bloc Dear Jane...

Please have a look at this DJ block - it is her first! I feel like throwing mine away.
Accroquilt: Mon premier bloc Dear Jane...: Il y en a tellement à confectionner mais j'en ai choisi un avec plusieurs petits morceaux pour débuter.  Cela va me mettre dans le bain de c...

Monday 20 August 2012

Tree Frog and the 'canicule'

The tree frog is on the grille outside my window again today. We have not seen much of him/her this summer, probably as it was not warm enough early on.

We had three, on and off, outside the window last year - here is one taking a bath in the bowl of water I put out for them. I expect that the cold winter is the reason for the lower numbers.

Not quality pictures I am afraid as they were taken through the window.

We have had 10 days of temperatures over 30, with 38 over the weekend. Nice at first not to feel guilty about sewing instead of weeding but having to keep the doors closed to keep out the heat is not fun. And it is so dusty.

I have completed another DJ block, have several cut out and ready to sew in the evenings and have started putting a few together with their sashing. I need to work the sashing as I go along so that the colours blend in with my blocks.

Geese are still landing and hopefully the top will be finished by the end of the week.

Have a good week and thank you for reading this

Saturday 11 August 2012

No Time to Sew!

We have had friends staying with us for the last 10 days which has been lovely. We have had some great days out and local walks but with temperatures in the mid 30's for the last few days I am now feeling very tired!
Most of our days out were in pursuit of butterfly's as our friend is a keen lepidopterist. I was busy with my camera and have a few good pictures but they will fly off just as I get the camera focused!
This is a female Silver Washed Fritillary
An Adonis Blue variant found in our garden.
Marbled White
Speckled Wood
We had a great day out at the coast on Tuesday - a two hour journey from here to the Gironde estuary. There were plenty of birds and butterfly's around and the weather was perfect for a picnic. 
A first for me was to see teasel's in flower - I was amazed to find that they are blue!

I hope to get back to some sewing next week. The fabric has arrived for my flying geese and so I would like to get the border completed.
Have a good week and happy sewing.