Monday, November 25, 2013

a few finishes!! Finally...


 Sorry to have been away from my blog for such a long time. My life has been all upside down lately. That has kept me away from my needles and therefore I had nothing -quilting or stitching-related- to share.

From every hardship in life, there are always many beautiful things that come along. In this case my family and friends, living nearby or far away, have been awesome. This is such a relief to see so much humanity all around you. It helps you stay strong to help those who needs you in a difficult time.

Life goes on and I can assure you that I will not lose a single minute of it! There is so much to do, so much to share...

So let's start with the Stitch Me Club 2013 project! What I can say is that I absolutely LOVE Natalie's  (L'Atelier Perdu) designs. There are a bliss to stitch and finish.

Well, here are the photos, judge by yourself ;-)




 



 



So what do you think ? Isn't it the cutest project ?

Last week, I also managed to do some appliqué with  block 2 of  Reiko Kato's mystery quilt published in Quiltmania in 2013.
I think that Reiko's creations are full of charm. It is a pleasure to work with these tiny pieces of fabric.



 





I am now working on Reiko Kato and Yoko Saito mystery quilts at the same time! It seems I cannot work on one single project at a time! But I keep working on one block at a time and finish it before starting another one from a different project ;-)

Finally, from the book Quilt And Dog Cottage by Véronique Réquéna from Born To Quilt ( a great book BTW ), I made this scarf for my wife. It is not difficult to make and the result is really nice. My wife loves it and had it around her neck to go see my two daughters' concert on Saturday evening. It was the fall concert of the orchestra they play in. Emma is a flutist and Louise a clarinetist. Louise also plays the piano and the guitar but not with the orchestra. The girls were happy to see their mum being able to go out and feeling well. So was I!





 

I have received several quilting books since last summer. Moreover a copy of Kinfolk Table is now here so how about a books review for my next post ?

Well, it's good to be back and  keep the thread that connects us through this blog alive ;-)

Until later,

38 comments:

  1. Очень красиво! Нежные, уютные, смотреть и смотреть на них хочется :) Молодец!

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  2. Je n'ai pas tout compris, mais ce que je vois est beau !!!
    :-)

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  3. You do such beautiful work! Sorry to hear you've been going through a difficult time, glad you are able to do some blogging again.

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  4. Good to see you back again David, hope everything is a little better by now. I love your projects, and that scarf is really wonderful, beautiful colours.....

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  5. It is all so wonderful! The scarf is so lovely.

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  6. Wonderful finishes to show us David - love the scarf too. You are so talented.
    Keep smiling: every day a blessing and every meal a feast - my favourite saying and keeps me up when I might have been down. xx

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  7. Great finish of A Marée Basse! I love mine too!
    Natalie is a great designer.
    Your quilt look also very beautiful.
    Lovely scarf you made.

    Have a nice stitching time, Evelyne

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  8. Beautiful work David as ever! So sorry to hear you have been through a difficult time. Wishing you all well:))

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  9. Great to read you stay strong despite the difficulties. And your finishes are lovely ! Keep positive and enjoy your stitching time :-)

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  10. Wonderful work. I love all of them.

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  11. Какая чудесная вышивка! И мне нравятся эти девочки на одеяле! Оно должно быть таким красивым! Шарф для жены великолепен! Я рада,что у нее была возможность присутствовать на концерте! Желаю Вам и Вашим родным всего хорошего!

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  12. Encore du très très beau travail David. J'espère que maintenant, tout ira pour le mieux pour vous tous. Il faut garder courage malgré les aléas de la vie et j'espère que ce n'est pas ton épouse qui fut touchée car vu ta dernière phrase cela me laisse......
    Gardez espoir.
    Douce soirée.

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  13. Waouh ! L'écrin de Nataliejo et son étui à ciseaux sont magnifiques. Quant à ton bloc d'appliqué, il est de toute beauté. Que dire de l'étole confectionnée pour ton épouse, elle est raffinée, féminine... tout ce que j'aime.
    Je souhaite de tout coeur que cette période difficile soit derrière toi et que les prochaines semaines, années soient pleines de promesses.
    Bisxxx

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  14. Thanks to all of you for stopping by... wish I could reply to each one of you but when I click on your names I get a "no-reply" address to many. Anyway... be sure that I read all the comments. Thanks ;-)

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  15. Dear David, it is so good to read your posts again, full of inspiration for me!! I really feel for you and your love ones, hope everything will be fine, I wish it to you with all my heart. You works are beautiful as always...I know it might be hard, but do not hide and keep blogging - it helps me when I have bad times.. So, looking forward to your books review :-)

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  16. WoW!! So great works!
    Beautiful!!! :D

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  17. Good to 'hear' from you again. Lovely finishes, your work looks so precise and neat. Lovely scarf you made your wife, I have not seen Veronique's book here yet. Such a shame she does not have a blog herself. So yes, a book review would be nice.

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  18. Votre blog, vos ouvrages, vos écrits, tout n'est qu'élégance et délicatesse. J'apprécie beaucoup et vous remercie de savoir dire les choses avec autant de pudeur et de charme.

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  19. Good to see you blogging again David. and your project is so cute! well done. I love it. Nice pictures. Hope you still enjoy your camera.

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  20. And I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time. hugs

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  21. Toujours de beaux ouvrages ! j aime !

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  22. De très beaux ouvrages ! Votre blog est très plaisant à visiter...bonne continuation.

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  23. Il est normal que vous ayez besoin d'exprimer vos ressentis concernant ce qui arrive a votre famille..vous allez pouvoir trouver du réconfort auprès de vos amis et des petits moments d'évasions dans vos si jolis ouvrages..vous êtes pour moi celui qui réalise des ouvrages emprunts de perfection et en même temps de simplicité qui laissent oublier les heures de travail et d amusements ....soyez fort pour "elleS" et quel bonheur j'imagine doit avoir votre femme a porter cette si jolie écharpe a son cou comme vos deux bras enlacés qui l accompagne. A très bientôt pour de jolis ouvrages et de bonnes nouvelles.
    Nadine

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  24. Beautiful work. Hope your wife is feeling much better and on the road to a speedy recovery.

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  25. Tienes unos trabajos preciosos y muy buen gusto.
    Un beso

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  26. It is all so wonderful!Congratulations.
    Have a nice day.
    Lourdes

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  27. Good to hear from you again David. I really enjoy reading your posts and looking at your wonderful work. My thoughts are with you and your family,

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  28. Quel bonheur de te retrouver ici! Même si...
    tout est superbe, comme d'habitude, avec une admiration particulière pour cette belle écharpe qui a un petit truc en plus ;-)
    Je vous embrasse

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  29. Wonderful work, congratulations.

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  30. Your finishes are gorgeous, especially the scarf. I hope your wife is recovered now & the difficult times are behind you all

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  31. J'espère que les problèmes sont loin derrières et que la sérénité et la joie ont retrouvé leur place au sein des tiens.
    Que de merveilles encore une fois. Que de beauté et de précision dans tes réalisations.
    Un petit point à la fois et on fini toujours par avancer quelque soit les couleurs de la vie.
    Que le meilleur arrive !
    Belle soirée.
    Pom'

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  32. J'ai parcouru tout votre blog !!! De magnifiques ouvrages !!! Toutes mes félicitations !!!
    Chantal ou Mamilou from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

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  33. Hello David!

    I just found your blog through some others, and wow!
    How impressive works you've done!
    Like this finished SAL piece, I adore it :)

    Kind regards from Hungary,
    Nina
    Nina's Threads

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  34. it is great to hear from you David and see everything is going well!
    the scarf you made for your wife is so lovely. Veronique's book is full of beautiful projects
    keep showing us, please!
    Belen

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  35. I'm sorry you've had a troubled time, and I hope things are better now. The Atelier Perdu project is just exquisite, and all of your stitching and sewing is so perfect - well done!

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  36. I think... que ce modèle de Nathalie est superbe ! ;-)
    Longtemps que je n'étais pas passée ici, David... Et quel plaisir d'avoir enfin le temps ! C'est toujours un grand moment ; la délicatesse de tes réalisations me réjouit à chaque fois.
    Toutes mes pensées pour ta famille et ton épouse en particulier. Puissiez-vous vite laisser cette épreuve derrière vous.
    Amitiés,
    Sylvie

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  37. J'adore , félicitations pour ces jolies créations

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  38. I love your finish! I've been looking for that pattern - can't find it!

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