zondag 10 maart 2013

Spring is in the air .......and what I bought in Paris and Holland

A friend of mine told me that last week  bird catchers counted  20.000 cranes going from south to north.  Where I live you can see and hear them every day flying over.  Everybody here in the center of France talks about the first cranes they hear,  it's a sign that spring is in the air.......

I promised you to show the things I bought last week.......
In Paris I bought two skeins of  the very soft pure Alpaca yarn from Cascade Yarns in pumpkin color


I think I wil knit this shawl with the yarn: It's the Shaelynn pattern by Leila Raabe, you can find it on Ravelry.


I Le Rouvray i bought some reproduction Fat Eights and a beautiful piece of Toile de Joey.


I also went to the patchwork shop in Zwijndrecht (Holland), Aztec Rose.  There I bought some Japanese fabric. I needed a new impulse for continuing the Yoko Saito Mystery Quilt. When I saw the finished quilt in the december number of Quiltmania I was disappointed . I did not like how Yoko finished the quilt. I did not make the last block because I was not anymore inspired.
When I saw the red/purple fabric that Karen sold in her shop, I  immediately knew, that fabric will be my border for the Yoko Saito quilt. On the picture the fabric is more brown than purple but in real the color is very vivid! 


Today I started quilting my Union Station.....  pictures next wednesday!
  

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