Monday, May 31, 2010

My first week of vacation and almost my goal done

As you have read I am n vacation in France and makig a bicycle trip from Besancon to St Marie sur Mer (at the mediteranai (700 km in total). I have done now 603 km and am close to the sea, should take us only one day. The weather has been great all days, only this morning started a bit rainy, but when the mistral came it blowed all the clouds away and now it is sunny, but windy outside.We have climbed aroun 100 km for sure and the longest climb was 8.2 km, which was over de col de lauzun at 504 meter high. Like always the food in France is great and not expensive, the hotels and bed and breakfasts we had were marvelous, only the one camping we had was bad, but we were happy we had a sleeping place after all as we were very tired.
I took 2 books with me and I hope I will also use the second book as I haven't done that much reading yet, but on thursday we will be in the train for 5 hours. The longest ride was 93 km and the shortest, maybe 63 km or something like that. Two days we had big troubles with flat tires on John his bike.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Top finished

Monday the last block of the mysterie designer bom came in, so I could go and finish the last 3 blocks and finish the top. And off course it worked out perfectly and this morning I did the last few stitches on it. I loved making this one very much, not one thing wrong with the instructions and also they were easy to follow.
It will go on my pile of "I need to quilt this biggies one day".

Monday, May 17, 2010

Judith on the road

As I am very busy on my bike, I started a new blog to show you my journeys. Judith on the Road I just put in the pics of my trip to my parents house last week and the text is a bit lower, but at the moment only in dutch, but when I am in France, I will do it also in English.


Nothing in, Nothing out. I left on wednesday by bike to my parents and arrived there on friday. No time to sew all week.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

A finish

My mother finished the handsewing part on the binding of my quilt. Started it in 2006 and now it is finished.


Well last week I didn't do a stashreport, but there was nothing to tell.
This week a jellyroll from Rural Jardin came in and fabric for my 1930 quilt went out, border and backing.

Fabric in this week: 2.5 meter
Fabric out this week: 7 meter

Fabric in 2010: 80.30 meter
Fabric out 2010: 115.75 meter

Fabric busted in 2010: 35.45 meter

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Still alive

I am still alive, just very silent due to my coming vacation. It needs a lot of planning and searching on the internet. I have made reservations at the first 2 bed and breakfasts. Have looked for train information in France. Our longest trip will be a bit more than 80 km, which is very far by bike. I am sure my legs will be hurting by than and I will hate my saddle by than. LOL lucky for us most part of that ride is downhill out of the jura. Hope the weather will be better by than.
Today I have to work on my 1930 quilt to get the border on, as my parents will come visit tomorrow (like my mother said she will come eat on mother's day) and she wants desperately quilt my 1930 quilt. Showed it 2 weeks ago without the borders to her to ask her if she wanted to quilt it and she would love to do it.
For diner we will eat lamb cooked for 5 hours with vegetables, wine and some other things by Jamie Oliver.
Also I really need to tell you how my little vacation was last weekend. Hope to do that today.