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Showing posts from April, 2010

Une Catastrophe!

While in the process of designing some custom placemats, that are to coordinate with a specific set of dinnerware, catastrophe struck! The fabric was chosen from a print-out of the dinnerware found on the web. Not a good idea! When confronted with an actual dinner plate, the colours chosen were very wrong. By this time, the fabric had been purchased, pre shrunk and the piecing had been done. All was set for the hand applique to commence. C'est tragique! But the fabric did look quite beautiful drying in the warm sun!
The mimosa trees were already in full bloom on our arrival, and by now, most of the early flowering shrubs and trees provide a colourful accent to the all the light coloured stone houses that line the streets. We had hoped for sunshine when we got back to “Le Grande Sud” 4 weeks ago. Spring has been a little reluctant to make a firm commitment this year. However, the Saturday market in town already offers “produits du terroir” (locally grown produce), in the form of asparagus and “garriguettes” ( very aromatic, flavourful strawberries ). In everything that I see, I can visualize the next quilt, or wall hanging or table setting. Thank goodness for the digital camera, which allows me to record these images, and refer back to them as often as necessary. I am currently designing several new pieces which will make it to the web site before too long. The problem here is the same problem that I face in Vancouver. There are only 24 hours in a day, and sleep seems to be a necessary part of l

Our Story

The idea of Seams French came around when my mom Elizabeth and I moved to Europe. It was about five years ago that I went off to grad school in the UK, while my parents decided to realize their dream of living in the south of France. I was studying contemporary art, and Elizabeth was developing her already considerable quilting skills by learning (and mastering) the techniques common to the region of Provence. After two years I graduated and moved back to Canada to marry my beloved husband. We now live in Vancouver and absolutely love it! My parents live nearby in the same city for part of the year, but continue their French adventures on an annual basis. Realizing that we work well together and have similar interests, Elizabeth and I have decided to begin our own sewing adventure. We consider it a bi-national effort of sorts, working together and separately as we see fit but constantly and enthusiastically. Elizabeth has developed her own line of fine linens which you can check