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Japan Trip – fabric dyeing workshop trip-day 2

It is day 2 and a Sunday. We originally planned on starting the day early in the morning by going to the famous fish market. Our chef son told us not to miss it; however, it is closed on Sunday … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-fabric dyeing workshop

We stumbled across a unique, not to be missed, opportunity to go to Japan and take a ten day workshop in 8th century Japanese textile dyeing techniques. Once we were vetted as suitable  and serious candidates, we were able to receive … Continue reading

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A relaxing morning at the Modesto California farmers’ market

We had a day off between lectures and workshops and were told about the block long farmers’ market in downtown Modesto. Once there, we discovered the variety of homegrown veggies, fruits, nuts and locally produced cheese, breads and meats. One … Continue reading

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My trip to Japan is getting closer

David and I are very excited about going to Japan to study with Bryan Whitehead at his Japanese Textile Workshops. http://japanesetextileworkshops.blogspot.com This is the view from his studio. Our trip is fast approaching and we received a package in the … Continue reading

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Georgia Adventure Part Two “A Scarlet Thread”

I love the name of this quilt shop. A Scarlet Thread – doesn’t that sound wonderful? The shop is in McDonough, Georgia. (Atlanta) The beautiful lady with me is Karen Taylor, she is the owner of the shop. Karen is truly a … Continue reading

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Quilting on a Cruise

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I was teaching on a quilt cruise and we were waiting for the fog to lift. I need to get back to that post so you can see what it is like … Continue reading

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Paris: Visiting Père Lachaise Cemetery

Trevor visited Pere Lachise Cemetery which is reputed to be the world’s most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.  Here is Jim Morrison’s grave. He was the American singer and songwriter with The Doors, author, and poet.

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Paris Day Five Night: La Sainte-Chapelle

We toured La Sainte-Chapelle which is located in the heart of Paris. Building on it started around 1239 and finished on the 26th of April 1248. Nearly two-thirds of the windows are authentic as they were taken down and stored … Continue reading

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Paris Doors

Here are some fantastic doors that we saw while we were in Paris. Each one is so different.

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Day Five: Montmartre

On day five we climbed all the way to the top of Montmartre. And it was a climb! Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, France. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding … Continue reading

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