Sunday, January 26, 2014

BOMs Away/ Design Wall Monday

First thing Sunday morning...the ceiling light bulb in my sewing room burnt out...grrrr. Very few stores are open on Sundays in Paris...other than touristy clothing shops. No...I don't have spares. Every light fixture in our apartment takes a different kind of light bulb. You cannot believe how difficult it is for me to find the right light bulb sometimes!

But I sewed all day anyway and felt like I was in a cave. It was worth it. I got all the sashing done on my Alaska shop hop top.


Love this sashing design. Now I must make Delectable Mountain blocks to go around the outside. Lots of cutting ahead.


I worked on some ornament components from a Bucilla kit.


I wanted to show how I do embroidery work on small pieces sometimes...I don't cut them out until after I have embroidered them. 


Yesterday my husband actually suggested we go for a walk. I neglected to take my phone with the camera. Good news...hubby had his! We saw two Bernese Mountain Dogs walking toward us. The owner was a Swiss gal and of course she spoke English very well so we had a little visit.

 

I tried to bring one of them home with me but Berners don't usually want to leave their people!


I just had to show there were two...one was reluctant to leave the side of her owner for a photo...that's exactly what I expect from a Berner...they really like their people and are not interested in strangers. I really wished I had a couple of dog treats in my pocket but I'm out of practice being around dogs and was unprepared.

I'm linking up with BOMs Away and Design Wall Monday...see you there.

13 comments:

Cécile said...

The two dogs are so beautiful and they seemed to be very kind....
I love your quilt !!
Bravooo ! (in French ! lol !)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

when you live in Alaska full time again I bet you plan on getting a new dog or two.
The quilt is looking great the sashing has made the quilt come alive

Ramona said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! And the sashing just finishes the blocks! Looking forward to seeing the border.

QuiltSwissy said...

The sashing is marvelous! It really sets off the gorgeous blocks!

I have had Greater Swiss Mt Dogs for 25 years. I just lost my last Swissy last year, but they are my true dog love. And, no, they are by their owners side forever!

but I am like you, I would have tried to trick one! LOL

Quilter Kathy said...

Your Alaska quilt is awesome! So beautiful!

LynCC said...

ooOOOOooo - I don't think of things like that. Thanks for sharing the embroidery on the little pieces *before* cutting them out. You really went to town with your sashing! It's a neat one, but looks a little complicated. So it looks like the cutting out years ago was just fine. :)

LynCC said...

ooOOOOooo - I don't think of things like that. Thanks for sharing the embroidery on the little pieces *before* cutting them out. You really went to town with your sashing! It's a neat one, but looks a little complicated. So it looks like the cutting out years ago was just fine. :)

Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

I love your sashing on your Alaska quilt. It's beautiful. You are a lucky girl...Alaska and Paris. What a life!

Christelle said...

Waou! the sashing is stunning!

shout4joy said...

I like that sashing design, too!

Rachel said...

Your Alaska quilt top is so pretty!

straythreads said...

great combination of pieced blocks and applique beautiful quilt!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Alaska-y goodness gracious! Your quilt is amazing! I love the sashing too, how creative. Those bernies are gorgeous. They look very sweet. Thanks for showing me the tip on embroidering all the little pieces on the Bucilla kit. I do their kits for advent calendars for my grandkids. I'm certainly going to utilize your method next time!