Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh my! I am enchanted and mesmerized. I've spent hours now looking at French blogs. I started with Elise's blog because I so love her cluny designs. Even though I taught a cluny class once, I've never been crazy about doing them ...but Elise makes me want to master them!

So then I used the Altavista Babelfish translator on her site and found there were links to other blogs. Well, you know how that follow a link follow a link follow a link follow a link follow a link follow a link follow a infinity!

I made myself stop after perusing pages and pages of The Chocolate Raspberry Workshop blog! I didn't see them all but I was simply blown away by the quality of the fabric which seeps right through the internet waves. The soft rich colors, exquisite stitching, the beautiful presentation on the blog. This certainly isn't your Walmart craft fabric!

It makes me want to tat yards and yards of lace, design and cover buttons, sew "ladle" after "ladle" (bags I eventually figured out). I want to embroider, to knit, to sew, to make all kinds of lace. I want to put it all together in enchanting little settings. I want to SHARE. I want to talk with these women who create such delicate works of art. One was due to have her baby and her husband was away for a week due to work. She hoped the baby would wait until the next Saturday. One site was called A Needle in a Bundle of Hay. LOL! I think we would say a needle in a haystack. There was a recipe for this delicious looking cookie - I think it was chocolate and mint. There was a tart shell of some kind that spoke of lemon and freezing. I saw the most beautiful and soft knits. You could feel the luxurious softness through your eyes.

So I started a blog list. McAfee warns about many of the sites but it has to do with the links on the sites, so I just didn't click on those. They are ads. I don't click on the ads on American blogs either.

So maybe I'll go try to tat again. I finished the celtic teapot but I had a problem. I will not show it until I make a new one the right way. I may just set it aside for a bit. I need to make my "puzzle pieces of friendship if I can just funnel all my ideas into something workable! It seemed so easy and now I think I'm making it way too hard!

What a beautiful warm day we are having!


  1. Oh that sounds like such a good idea ~ checking out beautiful French blogs using translators! Holy creative inspiration batman! :)

  2. That artwork is lovely! I visited that site you mentioned with the fabric and you are right, so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you're having a good weekend! :)

  3. I chuckled when I read your blog, as I too have spent countless hours perusing French blogs...... Started with Elise's blog as well, (I discovered the babble fish translator last year!) and so it went. I am particularly fond of any that showcase decorating and interior images. Hours of visual fun!

  4. Isn't the internet wonderful???

  5. I love getting lost in other peoples' blogs. Some of the best sites I've ever found have been that way. It kind of feels as if I'm being nosy, but the point of the blog is to share these things!

    As for teapots, I'm not sure if I want to try the Celtic or Maltese next. Decisions, decisions...


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