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Sunday, November 27, 2011

First of Advent

  Wishing everyone a very peaceful and pleasant first of Advent

I managed to complete a quilt top for a gift for my sister-in-law.  She doesn't read blogs so I am safe showing it to you ! I got it done just in time to send to the quilter for it to be back before our trip.
It is a fun pattern to make but a lot of stitching. This one is a good-sized lap quilt.  I am hoping that the many colors will fit in with her decor.

Next up will be working on the house applique some more.  That has been such a delight, I am enjoying the class and the friendship so much.
I also have a couple of Christmas quilts "not quite" finished, really silly not to have completed those by now.  One is a completed top, another has a small amount of applique still to do.  I am thinking about them again because next week is already the Christmas project day for this year.  I will post about that next week, it is my Christmas treat to myself each year.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving !

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Antique Petassouns

Just recently I was able to add to my collection of petassouns.  These two are very firmly stuffed, finished with a bias, and have the traditional design elements.  I always wonder when I see an old piece about the person who made it, whether for their own child, or as a gift, where they lived and what their lives were like.  For things like this to survive so long, through two world wars and many generations, they must have been treasured.
I am still hoping to find a beautiful big "vane" one day.  However, I enjoy looking at how these were made, what the stitching is like, how they were finished.  There is as much variation in the old ones as we have today in terms of quality of stitching, etc. 
J'ai trouve ces deux petassouns pour ajouter a ma petite collection.  Ils sont tres bourres, avec une finition bias, aux motifs traditionaux.  Toujours quand je regarde ces ouvrages anciens je pense a la boutisseuse, si elle l'a fait pour son enfant, ou comme cadeau, ou elle habitait et les circonstances de sa vie.  On les a garde bien, pendant deux guerres mondiales et plusieurs generations. 
J'ai encore l'espoir que je trouverais une vane.  J'aime bien les regarder, apprendre comme on l'a fait, les finitions et la qualite du travail, comme aujourd'hui il y a beaucoup de variation.
Un bon dimanche a toutes