Springing into Summer

Bonjour à tous! This week has been a busy one - the grass will persist in growing at a rate of knots!  We have several species of protected orchids in our garden (as have most people in this area of France) and we have to do our bit to keep them safe.  Various areas...

Muscat Memories

Photo credit: unknown - Source Pinterest This morning, I found myself back in the souk in Muscat, Oman, ten years ago and all I did was open the lid of a new shower cream! A single smell can transport you back in time in the blink of an eye - for me, the smell of...

Revisiting the Past

My new-to-me Dutch table loom with 16 shafts, all warped up and ready to weave.  Isn't it wonderful when someone reminds you of something you did a long time ago and that you had forgotten about? My sincere thanks go to Monica, a recent student, who remembered having...

Release the load!!

You know what it's like, I suspect.... I've had a warp on the loom that didn't like the humidity changes we experience here in France.  There were lots of different yarns in stripes, which I am quite used to, but a couple, in particular, didn't want to play ball.  I...