Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Mystery" Stitchin' and Planning a Trip

Gentle Friends so sorry to leave you hanging yesterday without a word or email or anything, but we had two call outs and work was a bit overwhelming so something had to give.....

I have stitched a bit on the LK "Mystery Hallowe'en" piece and here's and updated snaperoo...

I was trying out some different lighting on my camera and flash options and came up with this snap, although it is wrinkled to death it does come very close to showing the actual colour of the linen.  For some reason a heavy flash washes the grey out of the linen and turns it more yellow/tan.  I would love to get this sucker finished up and move on to one of the two Christmas stitches I have kitted up ready and waiting.  I am waffling between which to start first, an older piece from last year or a new design from this year....  one is very traditional in colour a feel and the other not so traditional.....  I'll have to chew on this for a bit longer.

Now, to the trip.... I have been simmering on the back burners of my mind taking a trip this Fall - since I'm turning the big 50, I thought it would be a fun way to celebrate - so I narrowed down what I wanted to visit and was getting all my ducks in a row...... and into my lap plopped a huge opportunity.  Some really good friends of mine are taking a house in Perros-Guirec, Brittany for the month of September and have invited me to come and stay there for the last part of their vacation.  

Now, I had already decided I was going to the North of France, I've been all over the south of France a few times and really found it gorgeous!!  But, I had never gone north of Paris, no reason, just never thought about it until I got to thinking about this Fall.  My friends are renting a car and so we'll be driving all over the place visiting and seeing different things... especially looking forward to seeing Mont Saint-Michel.  I have tacked on a few days for myself in Paris after Brittany but before I come home.  I have been to Paris a few times and have always enjoyed the City of Lights!!!!  I will certainly make time to visit this beautiful place...

......The Sainte Chapelle - I have been here twice before and it is my Number one place to see in Paris!!  Like, whenever I have been to London I have always made a space of time to visit Salisbury Cathedral, and will always make the time. 

Here's a question for you, after seeing the Big Sights... La Tour Eiffel, a goodly hunk of  le Mussee du Lourve, Mussee d'Orsay,  Musee National du Moyen Age, and most of the great Churches in and around Paris, what would you make time to do????  I am open to any suggestions.  Thanks.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping in, do stop again.

Take care,


  1. Your stitching is coming along great, but how exciting to have a France trip being planned for the fall! Personally I would hop on a train & make a day trip to a town called Metz. It's a beautiful place ... a lovely park & an especially amazing cathedral with the most gorgeous stained glass windows you can imagine. Also, the pastries in Metz are amazing! I swear, each block has a pastry shop & all the pastries are different. The train station is also something to see! Can you tell I'm a fan of Metz? So is John. He said if you'd like, we'd be happy to come along & carry your bags for you : )

  2. I want to go to France with you!!!!
    That is exciting! The most wonderful memory I have of being in Paris with my mother was to take the trip to Giverny to see Monet's house and gardens! TOTALLY worth it! It's about an hour away from Paris. You can take the train yourself or you can buy a tour that will take you on bus. Either way, it's gorgeous! They close it in October. I went in September. Monet planned the gardens where there is always something blooming! You go in the house and see his home and you also visit the waterlily pond. It is a magical place! You are so artistic--you would love it!

  3. People watching in a side walk café along the Champs elysees!!

  4. aww your stitching is looking so sweet..
    and the trip for france is sound so much fun.
    i am happy to come with you too :)
    hugs x

  5. Love your progress on the L*K WIP! Thinking I should get mine framed soon as I see you stitch yours up!

    That seems like an awesome trip! You better book your tickets soon ;)

  6. Lovr the stitching. Love your plsns for France.

  7. Your LK Halloween piece looks great. Your trip to France sounds wonderful! What a great way to celebrate your upcoming birthday!! As for what I'd make time for in Paris - hmmmm.....most likely I'd hunt down the BEST patisserie I could find, and shove pain du chocolat in my face non-stop! (Pardon my French - hopefully I spelled that correctly!)

  8. Love your LK piece. It is looking great!

    How exciting to plan this trip. I'm not a well travelled girl, so alas, I have no suggestions.

  9. Sounds like a lovely trip! Have a great time!

  10. Great stitching on the L*K Halloween sampler! It's looking great! How exciting to be going to France. I dream about going again and remember walking everywhere, the museums, the churches, the opera house, the Seine and Sacre Couer. Will be a great way to ring in 50. :)

  11. Your mystery stitch is coming along well nicely!!! Can't wait to see what holiday stitch you choose next. What a great way to celebrate the big 50! I can't suggest anything to visit because I have never been there! I hope you have a fabulous time!

  12. That trip sounds like it would be so exciting!

  13. L-K is looking great! Your trip sounds wonderful. I have never been to France so no advice from me!

  14. What a terrific opportunity! Lucky you.

  15. I know Perros-Guirrec , when I was child i stayed in holidays ans now i leave in Ploemeur , it's so beautiful . Bye bye .

  16. If I were you, I would spend atleast a day a la rive gauche, at the flea markets!

  17. i don't speak englich .For your vacancy in France
    Chateau de la Loire
    Plages du debarquement
    And more

  18. Oh, I love that Sainte Chapelle. I think my jaw hit the floor the first time I walked in.

    In Paris I would go out to Pere Lechaise Cemetery. It is wonderful. And so many other places too....

  19. make sure you share a baguette with a friend while walking by in Paris.
    and watch Midnight in Paris, one of the latests from Woody Allen. so inspiring, especially before actually travelling there.
    hugs and enjoy the holiday,

  20. A trip to France... how exciting!! Since I will also be turning 50 this fall, maybe I can squeeze into your suitcase and tag along?? ☺

    Loving your LK piece... Halloween will be here before we know it!