Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
If you want a French "recyclable" carrier bag, whether it be like Fiona's Super U bag (if I can find it) or just one in bright sunny colours, then can you please let me know asap. I am aiming to buy these and get them in the post next week.
As for the Quilts, I am hoping to book Sue for one day next week (we are meeting up tomorrow with Jennifer for a crafty shopping day *vbs*) to get all the blocks out and decide what is going to go where.
I am still waiting for a few more. Don't worry if you have promised one but haven't started yet. I have more than enough to be going on with for the moment and making up quilts will keep me occupied during the long cold months of January and February.
In the meantime, I think I might get started with some hearts and the cat and make up a baby quilt.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I thought you would like to see an up to date photo of Floyd/Matt talking to Ian Botham.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Christine Suisse lives in the next village, is a friend of our neighbour, Pam who made the heart blocks in the post below this one, has made a lovely block for me.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Tuesday morning was fine - spoke to Megs, caught up on the
mails, started reading through my Bloglines and reading and
responding to various Q's4L mails. The computer went ping!
Rebooted, it went ping again, and again and then no
Noticed it was getting a bit windy outside, but didn't pay
Then Rex came upstairs and said would I give him a hand -
the Olive tree had fallen over and there was a bit of a gale
Gale wasn't the word! We got the Olive tree inside and
waited for the wind to drop. Walnuts flying in all
directions, various trees bent double and all a bit scary.
When the wind finally dropped we went out to inspect the damage.
Big green table is no more - it took off, went slap into the
fig tree and the normally very solid legs splayed outwards.
One sun bed decided it was going to go for a swim and is,
thankfully, undamaged. The table took one big terracotta
pot and oleander with it. Olive tree has lost its one
olive, but thankfully pot is undamaged. One tile fell off
the north side of the roof and there are bits of black bache
from goodness only knows where. The pool was full to the
brim with leaves of various descriptions, most notably
walnut and buddelia.
The whole area was without power for Tuesday
afternoon/evening and all day yesterday and the phone was
off all day yesterday. 7.00 p.mish last night power and the
phone were restored, this morning no phone. Phone came back
on at lunchtime today.
At least this time we had running water (unlike 1999/2000
when we were without water for a week!), but unlike
1999/2000 we had a nearly full chest freezer to worry about.
Thankfully the power was restored within 48 hours and the
contents of both freezers are ok.
But guess who forgot to take any pictures! What is the
point of having a digital camera if you keep on forgetting
you've got it!
Once again, I am catching up on mails, blogs and stuff so
please excuse me if you are waiting for an answer re the
quilts, or whatever.
Oh and if you are reading this on my blog(s), blocks have
now been received from Serena, Juliann, Veronica, Mel, Fiona and
Monday, October 02, 2006
When you have finished, mail to me in France (mail me for address) and in return you will receive a French carrier bag (see Fiona's blog).
I am doing the sashing (if required), the back and the binding.
Sue Trescott has offered to help with the piecing, batting and backing and my Dutch friend has offered to help with the quilting.
I will continue to post updates on my proper blog, and of course here, and upload photos of the blocks as they come in and show the quilts as and when they are made.
Keep those blocks coming girls - I would love to be able to get at least 4 quilts out of this.
Thanks again for all your help, effort and love in helping this worthwhile cause.
7th October - Whoops - mess up on the admin front. None of the comments reached my mail Inbox.
Hideko - no rush. As and when. Mail me for my address when they are ready.