Today, 14th July, celebrations throughout France are held in honour of Bastille Day, or La Fete Nationale (The National Celebration). It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison and fortress on 14 July 1789 and is considered the start of the French Revolution. Bastille Day symbolises liberty and equality for all French citizens and inspires lots of celebrations.
Tonight in my home town of Rochechouart there will be a big firework display in front of the Chateau, where you will find us, weather permitting.
Traditionally the display is at Rochechouart Lake, but this has been drained and cleaned and is now nearing completion, hopefully next year we will be back there.
On the sewing front I don’t seem to have done much, I am in the middle of making a bird cage cover for a friend in the UK, but as she doesn’t know exactly what it looks like I can’t show you a picture ….yet.
I finished a wall hanging using Strawberry Fields and have been waiting for hubby to fix some hooks on the wall…..still waiting…… so here is a picture of it just pinned on a wall. The pattern is Charming Stars Quilt by Stefanie Roman and is free from Moda Bake Shop.
In the middle is a brooch that belonged to my Mum, I thought it was a lovely place to display it, instead of it just laying in a drawer.
I really like this quilting design, but I am in danger of using it all the time on everything, as it’s fairly easy to do!!
Hubby did, however, put some hooks on our bedroom wall for “Brocante”
So I guess I can’t complain….or can I…….
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