Tag Archives: France

French Star

The quilt top made from my French fabric is done. The color palette is very different from something that I would normally choose. But as I mention in my post of January 5, when I was shopping in Paris, I … Continue reading

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My French Fabric

When my husband and I visited my daughter in Paris in mid-2016, I made a point of finding a fabric shop and purchasing some uniquely French fabric. I wanted something unlike anything I could find at home in Seattle. I … Continue reading

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Back to the Studio

Since we got back from Europe, I’ve been so focused on blogging about our trip that I haven’t posted anything about my crafting. I’ve been working on a variety of projects: I finished a pair of socks, I’m in the … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Odds and Ends

It’s taken me two months to cover what we saw and did in Europe. Here are some various images that didn’t make it into any of the other posts. Looking through a window at the Rodin Museum. A fun poster … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Sacre Coeur

Paris is fairly flat. Consequently, anything that is on anything even remotely resembling a hill can be seen from many parts of the city. Sacre Coeur is such a landmark. We had arranged to meet my daughter there in the … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: The Rodin Museum

I’ve loved works by Rodin since I first saw one. Going to the Rodin Museum in Paris, housed in the Hôtel Biron, where Rodin lived for a time, was a real treat. Walking through the various rooms and see the … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: The Louvre

Of course, we visited the Louvre. To avoid waiting in line to buy our tickets, we purchased them in advance at a nearby Fnac outlet. We had already walked by earlier in our trip, and seen firsthand the egregiously long … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Calais

Though we spent just a day or so in Calais, arriving by train Thursday afternoon and leaving Saturday morning, I could easily divide it up into several blog posts. We saw so much and I took so many photos. But … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Versailles

Versailles was amazing. As soon as you walk through the gates into the main courtyard, you can’t miss all the giltwork. When we were there, the skies were cloudy. I can only imagine how it must glow in the sun. … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Statuary

Paris is a visual feast. Statues on buildings.  In parks. On pedestals. In the middle of fountains. On the street. Note the “bird spikes” on her head. Not sure what to make of this last one. I could have gone … Continue reading

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