the belated project…

…is still belated.

You know, for something Ive already made before, and the simplicity of it, this one just isnt being nice to me. It is one thing after another – a few clipped seams here, a mis-sewn piece there, no more thread over here, another broken needle over there, yadda yadda. But I have also had other things going on – more showings of my condo = major cleaning tasks. Fixing up Boys office and helping him get organized in the new space = major weekend tasks. Working at the future house = other free time tasks. Sicknesses, lemonade stands, and parties, not to mention that thing i do at the bank five days a week that really gets in the way of things. My free time has been wee wee small. I dont want you all to feel I gave up on crafting, because I surely havent! So, another sneak peak. Maya just cannot get enough of this thing. She will be sorry to see it washed and mailed out, Im sure.

quilt_charlotte_maya

im working on it

The current project I am working on is taking quite a bit more time than I thought because instead of this last part being incredibly easy and fast, it is instead incredibly easy and slow. And i cant show it yet, since its a gift, so youll just have to wait.

Instead, Ill leave you with a pic of my neice, Kaia. Her Pops runs a concession stand at local events, and last weekend i was working for him at the local arts and craft show. Her mom found her these cute little headbands, with flower clippie attachments. Ive seen a lot about these on craft blogs, and perhaps one day Ill think of something to embellish them with.

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committed

I have no crafts to speak of, nor photos to share, but after much delay in deciding our france trip, we have finally committed.

Our tickets were quite a bit more than originally budgeted for, but I hope to pick up an extra hour here and there at work before we fly. We leave September 9 (09/09/09 – how cool is that?!) and return on the 20th. Dang, thats a long time! I am really surprised this whole thing is happening because boy is quite the workaholic and doesnt like to even be gone for a Saturday-Sunday venture. His new employee is the catalyst for this change, and I hope it will continue in the future.

We also got a fun little rental car – a Citroen C3. Now I just need to square away a hotel reservation for the first few nights and the last night, as all else will be on the fly. Where are we going? Well I am glad you have asked!

  • I convinced boy of this other worldy venture by showing him Carcassonne. (We also have the board game.)
  • I cant go to places like this and not be anthropological, so I intend on visiting Lascaux and Les Eyzies.
  • Also on our quest will hopefully be the Pont du Gard and the Arena, along with the other Roman leftovers, near Nimes.

Basically, we will fly to Montpellier, travel north to the Sarlat-le-caneda area, come back through Carcassone and Narbonne, east to Nimes and the Provence area, and then back to Montpellier.

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Theres a lot I would like to see, and the amount of time we have is not enough. First off, we are missing Paris and the Louvre. Second, Toulouse and the chemin de fauvism (my favorite being Kandinskys blue mountain – Ill have to upload a pic of a school project I made in its liking, once i move and unpack it). Verseille. He would like to see the Airbus operation, or the Large Hadron Collider. Theres much more to the east. And Id like to stay on the coast for a bit. Looks like well just have to plan another trip;)