Saturday, July 25, 2020


This is "Passage 2", a quilt I finished last winter. I haven't done any fabric art since then.
I've been drawing, reading, cooking, gardening,... Of course, I'm still sewing sometimes, but only "useful" stuff like masks (many of them!), and a shirt.

Ok, it looks like blogger is still working... I'm going to sort my photos and see if I have anything worth posting!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Autumn 2019

Quick, a last mosaic before next year...
A small summary of this autumn...
My quilt is finished, but I haven't taken the time to photograph it. Maybe tomorrow, if it's sunny.

Monday, October 07, 2019

A new art quilt, sketching, and Kanazawa

Here are a few pictures of beautiful Kanazawa, almost a year ago...
I finally decided to try and make a new art quilt. Here are two photos I took during the quilting process. The other pictures in the mosaic are from my sketchbooks, and also from a few days at the seaside.
And here's my new quilt almost quilted. Next, I must finish the edges, and also add some embellishments.
I dyed some of the fabric myself. For the largest piece of indigo fabric, I used an old sheet I found at my parents' house. There are even a few holes in it, and I'm very tempted to leave them like that. Or maybe, I could add some stitching to emphasize them.
I also used a few pieces of indigo fabric I bought in Kanazawa last year, at Ai Life Studio, and then a piece of antique Japanese fabric bought a long time ago in Kyoto, at Gallery Kei.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Sketching and Japan

Here are a few more pictures taken in Japan last autumn...
I'm spending most of my free time sketching these days. I took a class at Sketchbook Skool recently. It was all about drawing people and it was a lot of fun.
I still sew from time to time. Last month, I made a fabric book for my little grandson, but it looks like I forgot to take a picture of it completed...
My quilting mojo isn't back yet, but I've pinned this on the design wall...
Who knows? Maybe I'll start making art quilts in a while.
In the meantime, I'll be sketching, and also sorting my stuff and my pictures.
Next task is to choose some photos of beautiful Kanazawa.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Housekeeping, drawing, quilts, and Japan

I've been doing some much needed housekeeping in the studio, and also in my photo files.
So, here's a mosaic of a few pictures...
Some of my textile UFOs,
my latest baby quilt, in situ,
a few pictures taken in Kyoto last year,
and a sketch I did of a ridiculously crowded street in Arashiyama.
More pictures soon...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

It's winter!

We had at last a little snow, yesterday and today.
No sunshine unfortunately, and as it is already melting, I quickly went out for a walk and took a few pictures.
Btw, autumn in Japan was really beautiful!
It was the only season I had not seen there yet, and it could well be my favorite.
Here's a little mosaic...
And in other news, I am binding the piece I finished quilting in May...
Better late than never!