Wednesday, June 06, 2007


These are posted, not because I went to LeMans, but because my husband, a coworker, and my son did. They went for the qualifying trials on Sunday and I stayed home and stitched. I decided maybe someone's interested in racing and besides, he wanted to show off pictures to my daughter still in the States, so here they are. He goes back weekend after next for the 24 Hours of LeMans with my son. I expect I'll post more pictures of it then.

I'm temporarily out of pictures, but will have new ones, including stitching, on Friday.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Pont Audemer

Pont Audemer is the nearest town of any real size to us. We went there after Deauville on Saturday. The top picture is of the stitch shop I found just off the square with the church of St. Ouen. It not only has cross stitch supplies, but needlepoint and quilting. It's really unusual to find quilting supplies in France. The owners spoke English, too! Anyway, I bought a few things and will take pictures of them on Friday. I'll definitely be going back there next week, too. The second picture is of the church. I loved the idea of begonias growing out of the walls. There are supposedly some really pretty stained glass windows inside, but we didn't go in this trip.
The last three pictures are of the area around one of the main squares. It was a busy day and we ate lunch in one of the creperies opposite the church.

October is Done

I'm kind of sad to see the end of this round robin. It was great seeing what everyone else did and such. But it's gone now, and I might have to think of signing up for it again. I had a really hard time finding a calendula pattern and finally found one in a leaflet of birthday mugs from Leisure Arts. The piece is in the mail and Yveline should get it in the next couple of days.

Monday, June 04, 2007


On Saturday, we went to one of my favorite places - Deauville. The market there is large and always has great stuff. These are pictures of the market and of the square that the market is off of. If you get a chance to go to Normandy, Deauville is worth a stop. It's a great town - has a lot of shops and cafes, a casino, a beach, and a horse track.

Toiling on Tiramisu

I titled this more for the alliteration than the feeling of having to work hard on this piece. I think it's coming along nicely. Worked on it yesterday while my husband and son were at LeMans for the day. I'm getting more used to thinking of things in the reversible way, though the variegated thread makes it much harder when I use it. Everything has to be short! For that reason, it's much better for areas where you can work in branching motifs and then move on a bit.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Rest of the Chateau Pictures

These were all taken pretty much at the back of the chateau. Did I mention that besides the garden, there's a separate bocce court? It's surrounded by a stone wall and pergolas with tables, benches and chairs. The place is gorgeous and I'm getting used to being in it. Today was beautiful weather and I spent some time stitching on the terrace.

Seahorse Start

The last time I visited my friend in Virginia, I picked up this cute little seahorse kit from Accomplishments in Charlottesville. It's from New Zealand and I don't have the name of the designer/kitmaker in front of me. I'll provide it later. Anyway, I started it to have something to do by the bed while my husband finishes brushing his teeth and so on before bed. It's not in my regular rotation for that reason.