Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hello from Paris

Thanks to everyone for all the kind "bon voyage" responses to my last post. I can't answer individually but I truly appreciate understanding of my trip jitters. We have been in France a week now, Paris since Monday, and all is well. Our apartment is a bit bigger than the one we had last year, although no more elegant. Since the euro is $1.36, I am doing lots of cooking, and we go out for coffee or a drink after dinner. The city is not particularly crowded at the moment and the weather is cloudy and cool, quite pleasant actually. Tonight is a free night at museums all over Paris, and after dinner we plan to go to Quai Branley which is, I think, a sort of anthropological museum, a good thing to see free.

I think of all you needlework/fabric people all the time! The shop windows are full of beautiful bags, blouses, jackets, even shoes with needlework and embroidery embellishments. Jewelry is even bigger than it has been, beads everywhere, and the hot color for spring seems to be a bright green. Turquoise seems to be over, a good thing IMHO. I haven't made it to Le Vouvray fabric shop yet, but intend to, although I won't buy much, if anything.

6 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Bonjour!
Thanks for checking in with us...wish I could go window shopping with you there, Kathy...but maybe you will eat a chocolate croissant just for me....

Rian said...

Thanks for the picture you painted of Paris.

diva of quilts said...

Wow! I can't wait to see your photos. Sounds like you're having a grand time.

Scrapmaker said...

So nice that you are sharing some of your trip with us! Have fun. Jen

Jane Ann said...

Oh, thank you for posting to us. You can run up a good bill in the internet cafes, if that's what you're using. Where are you? Near rue de Buci or rue Cler markets? Foraging (my term for grocery shopping) is a lot more challenging over there, isn't it?

Debra Spincic said...

Anxious for pictures too!