Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quilt Country French Magazine arrived


My copy of the Quilt Country French magazine was waiting for me when I arrived back on Tuesday.
I took a day off to celebrate yet another darn birthday......
It was soften by a day in Melbourne with an old friend & the next day with another old friend...
Old being I have known them a long long time !

On Tuesday I was at Doncaster shopping centre & my friend & I were roaming about...
Fortunately we both get excited about displays & designs of things...so we find ourselves in stores that leads us in because of their unique products ..
One was a beautiful beautiful children's  wear store I think called Pure ??? I will need to look that up..
The clothing styles, the   materials used & the simplistic style is an absolute art form.
We also found a Kikki store & I am always drawn to these stores with much to inspire & excite...
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The Monday was a wander along MALING Road....but I purchased nothing...I certainly had a little look before eating lunch & then heading off to look at kitchen places....
My friend is renovating a house & we spent time peering into various cupboards.... 
walking about slightly bewildered at times.....ending the day at a big hardware store & finally in the garden patch of the store.
Both in the creative world in a sense ....
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The magazine....
This is the second issue with the illustrations I did for Marie-Claude to work her magic with & stitch & set into her quilt design...
Also the teacup & saucer & teapot & jug & birthday cake are in a woolen  felt project by Marie-Claude
a Little Birdie Button Stitchery story... which is my forth in the last 2 issues of the magazine.
Of course there are many many wonderful quilt designs & stitcheries in the magazine...
All magazines are in French.
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It is interesting to reflect my love of French came early in my high school days when I began to learn French....but also was able to send a couple of postage stamps to get these little Country information books via the Weekly Times paper 
( we lived rural, this was the connections in that time )
The one I chose first was France & I spent many hours reading the details of what was grown in France, how they lived etc....
Hairdressing was very influence by French styling & the way one behaved in the salon was lightly modelled on the French....
so for a while I was being influenced....
Many years later I was drawn to Parisian style creating the 
A Day in Paris set of stitcheries into a quaint quilt.....( & living back where I grew up ) 
Once again I was enmeshed into part of France in my creative mind.

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I don't fly otherwise you have a fair idea where I'd be for much of my year....
However, many lament for me because I do not fly...
but for myself,
 I accept this phobia is tightly woven into my psyche 
& no amount of sedatives would help ! LOL 
On accepting...  
I also accept my limitations 
use my imagination to be slightly French ...LOL

Sure my wander lust would so enjoy roaming in all parts of 
France & Paris 
I'd burst with the absolute pleasure of seeing it 
being in amongst it.....

So the acceptance into France by the French  in my work for many years now....is just a blessing.
Things do happen without chasing them....
I have met many an opportunity from France.
So to all my French friends & customers over the many years 
Bonjour ! & Merci