The perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade is over but you can still go and look at all the beauties on parade here at My Sister Made Me Do It. Many thanks to Ida and friends for organising this great link and for putting together such a great list of prizes. I was very fortunate to win second prize! Which meant that this delightful Moda Jelly Roll - Amelie by Me and My Sister Designs - landed in my post box on Wednesday.
I have never owned a Jelly Roll before so for the moment it is sitting on my desk where I can admire it every time I walk past! Thank you Ida.
We have had a couple of days out this week. On Monday we went to Aulnay which is about 2 hours north west of here to meet some friends for lunch. The church is large and covered in very ornate and beautiful carvings.
Inside I spotted this wall hanging.
Poor photo - sorry - just wanted to give you an idea of size. It is much taller than me.
Anyway, the town itself is very unremarkable so I wondered why it had such a large Church until I found this tower
Yesterday we went to the coast with friends and had a lovely picnic in the sunshine. Afterwards we went to visit another friend who gave us a guided tour of the Cognac house that she works for. These amazing stills are made entirely of copper - there are two. She says that soon they will be polished and gleaming ready for distilling this years crop of grapes.
The tour was of course followed by a tasting of Pineau (a by product of Cognac) and the five different Cognacs that they sell.
A couple of pictures of the courageous little flowers that have been pushing their way through our dry soil.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of sewing time.