Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequintastic September Blog Hop!!!!

For the Sequin Blog hop sponsored by Sarah at
 I am working on the Motif for my new quilt project using a few
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Flower and leaf adornments to wear on a sweater using SEQUINS, chenille, metal organza, and beads.

Border of my Psychedelic circle quilt.  Each leaf used about 100

Can't even begin to count the sequins in the background and in each circle!!  Gotta love sequins!!
For more views of the quilt look at the "label" psychedelic circles.

return to to check out the rest of the participants 

Saturday, September 22, 2012


I promised views of our Paris Vacation in July so here they are.  The weather was very rainy for a while I thought we missed and landed in Ireland!!  Many days it never rained but it was dark and cloudy.

My favorite shop to buy cookies in at lunch break between classes.

Paris has outdoor fruit and vegetable stands everywhere.

Bakeries with delectable deserts abound!!

My new favorite is the pig or "cocheon" filled with moist chocolate cake.  The eclair was my husbands. 

The Oldest art store in Paris is only open several hours a week.

A great view of the Eiffel tower can be had from the Trocadero.

The flea markets are fun.

This is one of my favorite dealers.  She usually has a pile of ancient French embroidery newspapers with great old design patterns.

Last but not least is my trip to Au Ver A Soie to buy threads and Chenille.  Its on the second floor.

You have to ring the bell and hope someone buzzes you in or comes out the door and let you in.

Once through the door you go down a dark hallway and up a winding staircase to the inner door.

Once inside you find a store from the long ago.  

The clerk appears and says "We only sell to Professionals."
I reply "I am a Professional" and give her my card!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Psychedelic Circles

Psychedelic circles is finally completed!!  All I need to do is put on the label.  The border took 70 flowers and I just happened to choose 7 different colors to make flowers out of so the colors worked out perfectly.  If I had planned it believe me it never would have happened.
Her coming out party  will be on Oct. 1st when I give a lecture at the Shoreline Quilters Guild.  The meeting is at 7 PM at the Canoe Brook Senior Center, Cherry Hill Road Branford CT.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Putting a quilt TOGETHER always takes longer then you think!!
The piping inside and outside...

The trim over the raw edge of the inside piping. 
Sewing the glittered sequins in some of the squares.

My job today is to sew on the rest of the flowers I made using the  "Arlene Baker" flower mold along with the leaves.  Then I have to make 2 more leaves as I didn't make enough.