Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Where does the time go?

I can hardly believe it's the middle of the week already.
There was however, a lovely surprise in my inbox yesterday:
The fabric for my new quilt has been printed and has shipped from Spoonflower ... I can hardly wait ;)
... also included in this order are the proofs for my new Daisy Garden collection: 

I look forward to posting photos of the fabrics next week :)

Also this week I started reading a new book:
"Driving over Lemons" by Chris Stewart

Driving Over Lemons image

... and only a few pages in, I was already laughing out loud (LOL)
I purchased my copy from Borders books ... after reading the following synopsis:

"Driving Over Lemonsis that rare thing: a funny, insightful book that charms you from the first page to the last... and one that makes running a peasant farm in Spain seem like a distinctly good move. Chris transports us to Las Alpujarras, an oddball region south of Granada, and into a series of misadventures with an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm that he and Ana bought, El Valero - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that? 'An idyllic life in a remote, sunny part of Europe is a fantasy normally punctured by harsh realities, and abandoned. Chris is made of sterner stuff. Driving Over Lemonsis a wonderful account of his Andalucian adventure.' Peter Gabriel, former Genesis band mate"

And the really good bit (as I'm soooo enjoying this book) is that this is Book One of The Driving Over Lemons trilogy - so I guess I have my reading list set for some time :)
If you know of any other "must read" books about living in France, Italy or Spain, please let me know ...!!!
Cheers Kris

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  1. I love it when you make things with your fabrics! I am anxious to see your quilt in progress!!

  2. Daisys have to be one of favourite flowers, so I love this new print. 'Driving over Lemons' sounds good, I keep reading fiction set in Spain during the Civil War at the moment, so can't suggest anything about living in European countries.

  3. You should definitely get you some books by Peter Mayle, he writes about living in Provence. They're excellent. Can't wait to see the finished quilt (eventually!) - hats off to you for trying something so challenging. :-)

  4. Just adding some sunshine for the daisys, I have nominated your blog for a sunshine award.

  5. The new fabric looks great!

    thanks for stopping by my blog this morning :)


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