Wednesday, November 28, 2012

a little more Paris

Today we went to sacre couer it was wet, had to buy a hat and new umbrella. Then went shopping very restrained, Notre dame to keep dry, then more shopping and nice lunch with a warming glass of wine. The champs Elysees Xmas market took a while to negotiate, and we only did one side, saving the other for tomorrow night, mulled wine to keep me warm still. Then James Bond. A ride on the free is wheel, which is not my favourite thing but I managed well. The view was worth it. Off to the Louvre tomorrow so must go to sleep now to be ready to start the day as Isabel is tired..

Monday, November 26, 2012


Today is our first full day in Paris, we have had a week in London, busily seeing sights, some train travel and some bus tours. Went to oxford, bath and other exotic locations, saw some flooded rivers , luckily no  problems for us. Paris is amazing, so many fantastic buildings and sights. Went out foolishly in the sun without coats, had to go back to hotel and rug up! Mastered the metro! Managed to buy food and tickets etc with very poor French. Can't post a picture but happy that Isabel has taken hundreds of pictures to show when we get home. Off to Paris Disneyland tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In a hurry!

The November sew cal gal challenge has been beckoning me all week, now its done!
I used 2 layers of batting and some backing fabric left over from my last quilt.
I also used some polyester thread, its a 40 or 50 weight fine and shiny. The effect with the drawn lines is god for the spirals, of couse if this was not a sample I would have made them with brush off chalk.
The second piece is better to see, only one layer of batting.

a better piece for viewing, the thread is black on a light brown fabric,
I am in holiday mode, off to Eurpoe with my daughter this weekend, leaving the boys at home. Its nice to be on hoidays although this is the first sewing I have done, just running the house has kept me busy along with a killer session at the gym.
More when I return from my holiday!