You don't always know why but there are things you like VERY much. When I discovered what Aurélia Ducrocq creates, it was love at first sight. She makes decorative and useful items that have this typical Frenchness I like very much. It has the feeling of antique stuff. It reminds me of my schoolroom when I was a kid and brings back treasured times at my grandparents' when I see watering cans and birds on the pieces of linen. It also brings back to mind the smells of this past time and especially the ones of the cakes in the stove and the soup simmering. Just don't know why, but it feels good...
You can visit her blog or her shop of ephemeral creations by clicking on the names.
Though it is different from what I usually do in stitches or quilting, I made a pencil case and a key holder with Aurélia last year.
As it is often the case in summertime I am going to many different places. This year, I haven't been abroad and have enjoyed different regions of France instead. After the ocean coast, the Mediterranean coast, I will now spend a few days in Burgundy before going hiking in the Pyrenees.
In between, I am home, gardening, cooking, reading and spending blissful family time. Though, it might not be worth mentioning, I spend quite a lot of time preparing new lessons and projects for next school year too!
And of course, I also stitch and quilt a lot... which means that I will have a few stitched and quilted bits and pieces to share with you sometime soon ;-)
As for the books, I finished One Day by David Nicholls last week and liked it very much. For my French readers, it has been translated into French and it is now available. I have ordered it for my wife because she doesn't read books in English.
And I am now reading The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini and I still don't understand why the series has not been translated in French for those who cannot read English.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great family time in this blissful period when the routine is over and you can find some quality time for others, for you and your soul, trying not to forget the infinite treasure that life and love are.