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Merry Christmas !

Merry Christmas !

My patchwork group had a challenge for this month : a Christmas project. I was not very convinced of buying Christmas fabrics with Santa Claus on and tra la la ... I'm so much enjoying using african fabrics by now !... But I love my patchwork group. You...

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Cadeautje

Cadeautje

Another patchwork pot holder using the "Simple sewing" tutorial. (guinea brocade and wax fabrics) This is a Christmas gift for a dutch friend ... And here some Christmas cribs that you can buy on the street for your Christmas decorations ...

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Giorno di festa

Giorno di festa

Oggi si festeggia Tabaski , una festa importante per i musulmani. Tutto chiuso ma un grande movimento di montoni, alcuni portati in motorino (come nella foto) per la festa. Che finisce così :

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Albero di natale africano

Albero di natale africano

Sul nostro albero di plastica (che gira con noi da qualche anno di paese in paese), le decorazioni sono "made in Africa" : zucche (calebasse) svuotate e dipinte a mano e pini rittagliati in aluminio di qualche imballaggio di pulizia dove si può ancora...

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I love geometry

I love geometry

When I have to determine how to cut and rotate squares of various fabrics (and colours) to fit a quilt block and then how to fit the blocks together to form a quilt, I'm exploring many mathematical concepts. I love the connections between math and patchwork...

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Dinner with friends

Dinner with friends

These photos were taken during an enjoyable dinner with friends up in the northern hemisphere ... A warm winter dinner. Do you notice how those fabric pins add an extra sparkle to these jackets or shirts look ? A pin is a fashion acessory that suits any...

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Cuscini ...

Cuscini ...

Cuscino fatto in batik dipinto da un bravo artigiano locale e cuscino fatto in patchwork (come questo). And tonight I'm leaving again, taking the night flight ... see you next week !

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Mango couscous

Mango couscous

I haven't been cooking as I should like to, since my kitchen has become the private domaine of the cook and he doesn't like so much to see me messing around, he is a "five stars" cook , I'm a dilettante ... Anyway, since I got to know this fantastic cook...

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