Wednesday, July 10, 2013

France & Spain

I have just returned from a road trip through France and Spain with my sister Marg for her 50th birthday.
We arrived in Paris for 5 days then hired a car and drove up to Normandy staying at Bayeux, then across to Le Mont-Saint-Michel to Angers, Rocamadour, Barcelona, Monaco, Annecy then back to Paris to fly home. OMG what an amzing trip.
I cannot begin to tell you what we saw and which place was my favourite.
One of the highlights of the trip was the Bayeux Tapestry. It was created in the 11th century, is the only masterpiece of its kind in the world. This embroidery is over 70 meters long and 50cm high, retraces the history of the conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy. It's a must if you are ever in the area.
Here are a few photos from our trip.
Monet Garden
American Cemetery at Normandy



Le Mont-Saint-Michel
The lock Bridge in Paris.
We put a lock on the main bridge with our name and date.
(It is a lovers bridge BUT we wanted to leave our mark).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Marg's Quilt

I finally finished my sister's 50th birthday quilt. I did start it 3 years ago but got distracted designing  in between, thats why I needed to start that long ago.
I thought long and hard before I began the quilt. I couldn't decide wether to use 1930's fabric or civil war as she loves both BUT my final decision was to draft a pattern from an antique quilt I brought in Houston 4 years ago, Marg loved the block in the quilt when I brought it.
I use a combination of paper piecing, appliqué and machine sewing. I lovingly stitched the label and packed it into a gift box at 1 am the day of her birthday......
She loved her quilt and has it on her bed.