Sunday, November 28, 2010

A class in London.

I can hardly believe it's been a month since my last post!!! Time is flying...

From November 10th to November 15th, I was in London for a class with CA Wells but not only...

But let's start with the class as it is what might interest you most. This year I attended two half-day classes on Sunday. The projects were small but very challenging, especially the scissors rest. Indeed, this project taught me things I didn't know. The other projects used techniques I was already familiar with.
But I'm sure you'd like to see the pictures. There are a scissors rest, a name tag, a tri-block cushion and a pin cushion. Of course none were finished in class!!!



CA Wells's creations are very delicate and I have never been disappointed with one of her projects.

London is a city I love because of the atmosphere, the liveliness, the musicals, the architecture mixing modernity and traditions. It is for me a place full of inspiration... Its pubs, black cabs, red phone booths, double-deckers, shops... I like everything. Not to mention the museums which are free!!



Every time I'm London, I go to Emma Bridgewater's. I love EB's mugs!


This year, I discovered a part of London I didn't know well : Old Spitafield Market, Columbia Road among other things.



Want a closer look ?


A quilt shop on Columbia Road :





Liberty's


The wonderful windows of Fortnum and Mason with dimensional reproductions of paintings!






I also went by the Harry Potter World Premiere but didn't wait for the actors to arrive and visited the National Portrait Gallery instead.


I think I was right not to wait for film stars as the following day I had a very famous American actor and and a famous American singer a table away from me at a restaurant. When I told my two daughters about it, they were both "mad"!!!! "And you didn't even ask for an autograph" they told me! And I answered : "They didn't asked for mine either!!!" LOL.

Talking about food, it was great also. Here's a sample of the food I had. Yummy ;-)








Bye, bye England, I'll be back soon...


It's been a long time t but I did my best to be back with a long post. Hope you have liked sharing a part of my trip to London.

Until later with new quilt blocks and stitching projects,

18 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time in London - great class, fun shopping and yummy food!!

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  2. merci pour ce joli reportage sur Londres. Je rêve d'y retourner en famille mais dh n'aime pas Londres :-((
    Tes ouvrages sont si délicats et raffinés, je comprends ta longue absence ... je suis heureuse de ton retour. A bientôt !

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  3. Wonderful post David, the CA projects look absolutely beautiful, and did you finish them all?? Wow I am impressed-)
    London is wonderful (great pictures) and there is a lot to see at Spitafield Market, last year we visited and there are some beautiful restored houses in that area.
    I did not know Beyond Fabrics had a shop, I do order on-line, but next time I'm in London I will visit, thanks for the info.
    Now who were those famous Americans!!
    Have a great week.

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  4. You've made me nostalgic with the wonderful pictures of London - I want to go back!!! Congratulations on the wonderful CA finishes!

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  5. Ooooooooooooooh, que de belles réalisations ! quel raffinement... j'adore.
    Peux-tu me dire de quel projet CA Wells il s'agit ? Est-il nouveau ? Ce doit être vraiment merveilleux de participer à ce genre d'événements, et surtout avec cette créatrice d'exception. Si je pouvais formuler un voeux, je crois bien que ce serait celui-là...
    Merci pour le reportage.
    Bisxxx

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  6. Bertie, send me an email as I'd rather not mention it on the blog. ;-)

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  7. Great finishes David, and looks like you had a great time in London. Will you be going again next year? I hope to.

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  8. Hi Chris,
    yes I think I'll be going next year. How was your class on Saturday ?

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  9. It look like you had a wonderful time in London.
    Your posting brough back some great memories of the classes I have attend with CA in London, you are so right her designs are lovely.Maybe now that it looks like we will be in England for most of the year I will see what she is teaching next year, who knows maybe we will meet there.
    Your work is beautiful
    Hugs

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  10. i also have great memories of CA Wells in Washington state many moons ago. your work is incredible. you should be proud. i have a sister who lives outside of London and i always enjoy going there. great city i agree.

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  11. hum ces photos reportage de Londres me donnent envie d'y revenir ... nous y etions en juillet !
    JE n'ai pas trouvé ce magasin de patch ... mais il ya tant à voir , à découvrir à s'inspirer sur cette Belle ville si culturelle !
    Je reste en admiration devant tes belles realisations en xxx ! quel travail en finesse !

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  12. Merci pour ce magnifique reportage sur Londres et un grand bravo pour ces très belles réalisations de CA Wells .Comme toi, j'ai toujours aimer les réaliser :-)
    Amicalement,
    Isabelle

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  13. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Your class results looks great :-)

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  14. thanks for those pictures. London is my favourite city, I lived there for six years and enjoyed avery minute of it!
    could you give me some information about those classes? I would love to attend!!
    Belen

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  15. Les Classes de CAW !!! Attention à l'addiction ! lol :-) Bon, on risque de s'y retrouver l'année prochaine et ce serait très chouette ! En tout cas, félicitations car tu es un élève parfait (je veux dire l'élève qui travaille bien en cours et qui en plus fini ses devoirs juste après le cours). Y'en a qui finissent rien après le cours, genre très indisciplinés !!! Genre moi ;-))) lol

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  16. Merci pour ces images de Londres où je ne suis encore jamais allée ! Et oui, c'est moi ! ;-))
    Un rêve, cependant...

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  17. Everythings so wonderful... Congratulation!!!

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