Thursday, June 14, 2007

War Memorial

This war memorial is on the hilltop above la Bouille just north of Rouen. We saw it on our way home from Rouen on Saturday. Anyway, it's not from World War II. It was originally erected for the Franco-Prussian war and then names were added to it after World War I, when the site was used as a gun emplacement overlooking the Seine. Kind of cool looking, I thought.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Midi Flowers Done

I finished the Algerian eye flowers on the top arches this week and did some backstitching in gold. There's not much to do before I can -finally- go on to part 3. It's only a year since the group started....

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Remember This?

It's been a while since I showed a picture, but this is the Huswif Mystery from Carol Tinson. It's getting there. I think the band I just finished is the last really large one. Maybe I can work on it more this week.


Just some flowers by the side of the road on a walk. I think the yellow ones are clematis, but they're on bushes instead of vines. Either way, they're pretty.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Back to Stitching

This is what I was working on, stitching-wise, this past week. It's the beginning of a round robin that I need to put in the mail today. This is the January square from Lizzie Kate's 2003 series. Hopefully all twelve will be done when I get it back.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Beuzeville Part 2

This is more of our walk in Beuzeville. It's the main drag and one of the streets off of it. The parking lot with the flags is where the market is held every Tuesday. Town's not too big, but it's got its charm, four bakeries, and about six restaraunts.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Beuzeville Part 1

This is the small town we're closest to. It's about three miles from the chateau. It's a very pretty town and has a lot of services, including about ten restaurants. The plaque in the top and second pictures is on the church and is a visible reminder of World War 2. There are a lot of such reminders - the town's graveyard has several Union Jacks still flying, and the commonwealth war graves are still tended.

The donkeys were in the middle of town. Did I mention we're in a big agricultural area? Also in the middle of town are cows, miniature horses and chickens. Everything is in backyards. The house below seems deserted and we thought it looked pretty.

All the main streets have flower baskets on the lampposts. I thought they looked nice. This is looking south in town from just south of the church.