Yes, I really did that. Yesterday I made a tiny felt beret for Millie to wear in France. She looks a tad like Henry VIII, but you get the idea. Anyway, we're all packed and running errands for a last round before we go. I'm very, very, VERY excited!
For a few years now, Kaari runs a legendary getaway of adventures and wonders at this lovely chateau near Toulouse. This is Textile Week and I'll be teaching embroidery. We're making a sampler I designed of the chateau itself, stitching details of the ancient structure, trees, lavender and sunflowers. There will be other mini-classes, woad dyeing and who knows what else. Leaving lots of room in my suitcase for flea market treasures and handmades. My friend, Jane and I are adding a few days in Paris to finish our trip.
I'm going to spend my week with needle and thread, walking shoes, camera and friends, so I won't be posting here or to Instagram, but if you want to see what's up, Kaari and her sister Molly are posting. Check #frenchgeneralgetaway. After seeing last week's photos, it looks like every wish comes true there.
My Etsy shop will also be closed until I return July 3. Hope everyone got their summer samplers for vacation stitching. Looking forward to sharing everything with you once I'm home again.
Safe and happy summer to you all in the meantime. A bientot, mes amis! xoC