I have tried several times to post from my iPad, but since Blogger discontinued its app, it is impossible to post and edit properly. So - since I have my computer with me, I have finally made some time (mid afternoon??) for a blogging break.
In the meantime, a bit of backtracking. My class in Geneva was terrific - and I taught and lectured in French, which was very cool. One of the exercises I gave them was to use black, white, and one color to make a piece. Here are some of the results.
My life has been hectic and my week in Paris was book-ended by funerals. My visit to Paris was a belated condolence call to my cousin. I enjoyed spending the week with her and seeing the rest of my extended family. Paris was chilly and gray for the most part, but we did go fabric shopping. Since I was in Africa last year, I have been collecting a variety of African fabrics -- and there are plenty in Paris. Have I used them yet? Of course not.
We also spent one day in the Marais - my most beloved neighborhood in the whole city. It, too, was filled with color and pattern.
Le Marais is filled with wonderful shops, but this one stopped me cold.
I could have bought everything in the store.
But because I had only one little suitcase and one little budget, I came home with this one.
SO - that's the short version. I am deliriously happy to be staying in one place -- although will be driving up to Savannah to attend QuiltCon for a couple of days at the end of February. But I promise, you will hear from me before that!