Sunday, June 24, 2012


Back home now after three amazing weeks!  Thank you to Lynn and Kevin and all at Stitch'N'Craft and to all my amazing students over the past two weeks!!  Here are a couple UK photos . . Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (above), and the creatures of Stourhead below . . .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Safe and sound in the motherland.  Pouring rain and 70mph winds.  Welcome to Wales!

Paris, days 2, 3 & 4

Ok, so I've been a little negligent about my posting - but when you see everywhere I've been you'll see why . . .
 Arc de Triomphe.  I climbed 286 steps for that view!

Entrance to Versailles

Hall of Mirrors

Home of the Sun King

Versailles was so crowed that mostly I got photos of ceilings!

The Gardens at Versailles

Mastering the Metro

The Rodin Museum

Hmmmm . . .

Rodin Museum Gardens

Napoleon's Tomb

Napoleon's tomb

Napoleon's tomb

10:00pm at the Eiffel Tower

Entrance to the Catacombs


Sculpture by Decure (Catacombs)


Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

And all this doesn't include photos of the museum d'Orsay, riding on the Batobus, and shopping in the bead& trim district! Not to mention drinking lots of wine and eating lots and lots of chocolate & cheese! I think I love Paris. . .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paris, day 1

 La Tour Eiffel!  The inspiration, and finally I get to see it in person!
Spent the afternoon at the Museum of Decorative arts at the Louve.  The Art Nouveau Jewelry is so beautiful it makes me cry.  The largest collection of Lalique I've ever seen at one time.  Man, I was so born in the wrong time period!

Friday, June 1, 2012

9:12pm, Boston Logan Airport, 2 hours til takeoff