Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tea & stitching....plus French Report part 3!

That bug has finally begun to bid it's farewell...

...and I've managed to get myself into the workspace and DO something!

I sorted out a basket of bits and made a good start on some new brooches...




...there's also been some experimentation with the Laurel  Burch fabrics on a Vilene base....



(These should be all wired-up into earrings by the weekend!)



And, of course, there has been tea!

A little beauty called "The du l'Abbaye"...

...intensely flowery and delicious....


...being drunk out of a very fine tea cup from Limoges....


...that looks like a sea-urchin with all it's little bobbly-bits!



I was VERY pleased with this find.....

It cost me 75 Euro-cents in the NOZ!!!! (Noz is one of those bankrupt stock type shops where you NEVER know WHAT you're going to find. If you are ever in France and see one on the edge of town. STOP! ....and go inside. You could come out with an absolute treasure for almost nothing :-)

The tea came from a lovely shop in Colmar....

Have a wander with me.....


(Sorry about the paw in that one...it was so bright, the sun made taking photos a bit difficult!)




I find this town quite magical!

...and there are a number of stitching projects lurking around in the camera...

...just waiting for their time to come.....

(I have a sneaky feeling that the last one here might get an airing before TOO long though......:-)))))

5 comments:

Penny said...

Thoroughly enjoying these posts, lovely photos.

Chris Gray said...

Glad you are liking the French wanderings Penny!

...it's always good to have you along for the journey :-)

x C

Eva said...

Such lovely views! Love the "paw" -- wouldn't miss it. And the cup is cute. Most of all -- the brooches. The color choice is excellent.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Eva!

...there are plenty more photos with the paw in evidence...

and more brooches too :-)

x C

Penny said...

Love the broaches! Also the use of the Laurel Burch fabric - perfect! My favorite is that last picture - can't wait to see the results of its inspiration on you!