Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I don't know if it is worth it.
This has taken me ages
and heavens knows how I will manage the postage
but look on the right....
I've got stuff on Etsy.

What do you think?
(Postage is only a problem if I sell something?)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thank you!

Remember back here I told you about my wonderful day in Paris?
Now I am back home I had to show you my lovely present from my bloggy friend.
Proof it wasn't all a dream
especially as have gone from beautiful warm weather in France
to Winter down under.

These are my Winter blooms from my rosemary bush.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Janet Bolton and me

Here are a few more photos of my fabulous week in a workshop with Janet Bolton.

I have been a fan of Janet Bolton for longer than I have been stitching.
That is why I travelled half way round the world to do this workshop
and it was worth it!

Monday, June 9, 2014

How to waste time at the airport

I know.
Take a shower! And wash your hair.

LOVELY big shower so I might do something I never do
And dry my hair.
2 1/2 hours still to spare.
I wish they wouldn't keep trying the door..... I did lock it?
Still 3 hours till my plane.
I left Les Soeurs at 10.30, my train was delayed and here I am.

What about these garden shots at breakfast this morning?
I am very pleased with this tiny piece I made yesterday.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I'm still over here

I am going to a workshop over here this week
I am in 2 minds about blogging when I do a workshop.
You know: privacy and nice manners.
Suffice to say I am having a ball...
This is some of what I have been working on.
I find it hard to link things properly blogging like this so I will do a better post in a few days
but thanks for keeping me company on this trip!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last walk

I left Paris yesterday morning but I thought you'd like to come a last stroll with me.


My hotel, Mama Shelter.


Then up to the local park


and back through Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I started my week with a walk through here. There are graves of many famous people here but I paid homage at the grave of Jim Morrison. It is a well worn path.



I found the memorials to prisoners of war camps moving, here Aucshwitz


and here Bergen Belsen.


But life goes on even in a cemetery.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Let them eat cake.




So what do you have for tea when you have had a big lunch?

A nice pastry.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Virtual holiday

Are you enjoying this week with me?

If I have time in foreign cities I like the check out the big supermarkets.

So I caught the bus to Auchan, not far away. It is HUGE: 78 checkouts, not counting the self checkouts,

2 floors with double escalators. It must get busy!


Self serve "bulots".

Usually when there are 2 of us we bring home some of this Amora mustard, 1kilo for 1.50 Euros.

Too heavy when I'm carrying my own suitcase, especially up and down all the stairs on the Metro.

Had trouble choosing some chocolate from all this lot but a local pointed out her favourite.

And then, off to lunch, today Bistrot Paul Bert.


Each time I have been to a market I have seen the white asparagus so I was glad it was on the menu de jour. I was not disappointed.


Then the main course came in a little casserole dish, epaule d'agneau aux petits legumes.


The lamb was melt in the mouth delicious.

Et desert? I opted for cheese.

What can I say? What a selection; another thing I love about France.

No I didn't eat all of it.

Can you tell? I'm having a lovely time.

Better do something touristy now. I am not a bit museum goer. I am not good at all that queuing and standing around. But I was keen to see the Musee Marmottan-Monet.

So back onto the Metro. I only had to take one line to the museum but I lost count of the number of stops.

Lucky, lost count not consciousness after my big lunch.


It has been a lovely sunny afternoon so I didn't mind queuing. It was packed when I got inside and I was a bit underwhelmed until I realised I had all missed the main part. I had turned right not left. Again.

Well I can say if you see nothing else in paris this is a MUST. The collection of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley and other impressionist painters is breath taking.

No photos allowed.

And then when I left guess what? I saw another bus going to Gare de l'Est, and then I walked home.

I am loving these buses!