Souvenir de FranceTuesday, May 19, 2009
Click here for the free chart...Souvenir de France. Happy stitching from Barb.
You can use any fiber or linen on your pincushion. There will be no cross stitch police sneaking into your home checking up on you. The fibers listed on the pattern are those used by Barb. The Quaker Brown is a new linen color by R & R Reproductions. The date on the pincushion celebrates the year the Eiffel Tower was completed.
Barb gave me the CD's containing our pictures over the weekend and now I have pictures....here are some shots of Des Fils et Une Aiguille in Paris.
Barb and I parked our bikes right out front. (Not really. We walked and took the subway...but I wish I had the nerve to ride a bike in Paris. Many people do....and you can rent them and then just leave them in the parking areas provided around town.)
Here's the wonderfully patient lady who helped us at the shop. Luckily, my daughter who speaks a bit of French was with us and helped a bit with translation. But Laura didn't know essential words like....floss.....needle.....stitched....those most important words. (I don't know what they are teaching kids in school, but I can tell you there are big gaps in their knowledge.) Somehow we managed to get by. I think everyone understands, "Oh my ...I have to have this!"
This shop is crammed full of wonderful charts, fibers and linen. We spent quite a bit of money right here and advise you to do the same if you get to Paris.
Look what is coming this month! Here is a sneak preview of the May Stocking patterns. This one is "May Basket." I finished photography yesterday and now working on pattern layout. The pattern will go to the printers this week and will ship out the end of next week. Should be in the shops ...just in time for June. (Darn!!! It's hard for Barb and I to keep up with everything.)
We are working on a quilt book too. It will be released the end of June. Look for more details soon.
We will be teaching at Primitives of the Midwest. The dates are June 22- 27, 2009. Click on the link for details. We teach 2 half day classes. The bulletin board is pictured below. It's great for notes or jewelry.
Pictures of the pincushion will follow soon. (I'm just full of promises...I still haven't finished the details on machine applique and more pictures of your samplers need to be posted too.) Luckily I have tomorrow and the next day to add posts.....and the day after that too.
Until later dear friends.