Monday, March 01, 2010

it has been a really long time...

it has been a really long time since i have posted here...four years. WOW. But Amy at inspireco and 39squares has brought me out of 'retirement'. I will try and post my first(and second) square tomorrow. Happy embroidering.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Paris Flea Markets continued

Paris Flea Markets continued
Originally uploaded by kelley123.
The other half to the page shown below. The flea markets in Paris are not to be missed. You truly never know what you will find there. You may come upon a lovely set of vintage linen sheets or a perfectly embroidered set of kitchen towels. And then there are the finds like the enamelware laundry soap set that was only a few euros compared to what it would be back at home. The only chore in shopping at the flea markets is figuring out how to pack it all up to send back home.

Marché aux Puces-Paris

Marché aux Puces-Paris
Originally uploaded by kelley123.
One of the few journal pages that I managed to get done while there.

Paris Journal 2006

Originally uploaded by kelley123.
This is part of what I have been up to this past year. Spent a month in Paris with my daughter and mother. Wonderful time. This is the cover to the journal that went along with me.

Where did I go???

I can't believe it has been over a year since I last posted? Where did the time fly too? I will try to be more active in posting and creating. There are TONS of blogs out there to visit and that is what keeps me from doing any writing here...

Maybe a new years resolution in the works.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Secrets of Paris Newsletter

Here is another great site if you are a francophileSecrets of Paris Newsletter. Go have a peek...I think she updates the newsletter every couple of weeks...and you can have the newsletter sent directly to your inbox if you would like.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Paris' Urban Graffiti

If you have ever been to Paris and walked around any of the 'regular' neighborhoods you might have come across some amazing graffiti. The graffiti in Paris is different than the graffiti you might see in a US city...In Paris the graffiti is made up of detailed stenciling and sometimes political commentary. Take a look at Paris Pochoirs - Au rendez-vous des pochoirtistes and see what I mean. It is in French, but you should be able to figure it all out by clicking on different headings. Also check out Roswitha Guillemin's journals of Paris graffiti.

*update* After further exploration of this topic...I have found that there is indeed traditional graffiti in Paris as shown on FatCap Graffiti. Check it out!! So the graffiti mentioned above is called pochoir...if anyone knows any other sites to check out...drop me a comment.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Tour de France

Well, today was the day I have been waiting for all summer. Okay-not really, but it sounded good. Take a look here to see what is happening on "THE TOUR". GO LANCE!!!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Voila la Crepe

Originally uploaded by kelley123.
the other entry for the Everyday Matters Challenge...number 7, which was draw a bottle, tin or box from your kitchen.

Everyday Matters Challenges-You get 4 for 1

For just one peek you get FOUR challenges...I am trying to play catch-up on the everyday matters group. So here are my entries for challenge numbers 8, 11, 13 and 16. Which were a watch, glasses, telephone and a tool. Enjoy. Click on the photo for a bigger picture. Thanks for looking.