My body enjoyed Paris so much it's wanting to stay on Paris time, I've yet to adjust back to my time zone, plus I've come down with a summer cold. I was eager to get back in my sewing room but didn't feel up to finishing any of the projects I've started or should be starting. (No Lincoln Schnibbles for me this month, guess that one will stay on my To Do list, and I LIVE in the "land of Lincoln"!)
I just felt like making some half square triangle units. So that's what I've been doing, when I've not been napping.
No big plan or pattern in mind, I'm just going with the flow.
One of the many fun things my daughter and I did while in Paris was to take a pastry and chocolate food tour. I've taken food tours in other cities and loved them. Seattle has the best I've tried in the states. If you've not ever tried a food tour, the next time you're in a big city do some checking, most cities do offer them.
Our guide was a native New Yorker who writes for food magazines and now lives in Paris. She took us to probably 8 different shops, let us drool over all the display cases while she talked about each shop's specialties, and then she would purchase whatever we wanted to try or what she though we should try.
So we just walked shop to shop looking at amazing food.
At this point we weren't eating any food, we were just learning about it and selecting it.
Finally, after hitting 6 shops, we took our goodies to a wine shop where we sampled everything while drinking champaign.
We were in a group with 5 other Americans, an aunt and niece traveling together, and 3 college friends, all from out east, and all female. They were a fun group and we all got along great, comparing notes on where we had been in Paris and where to go.
When we first started the tasting we were like "bring it on", after walking and selecting all the goodies we couldn't wait to eat.
But towards the end I realized something I never knew about myself, I have a limit when it comes to sweets. Most everyone else was the same way, too full to try everything.
We finished the tasting by stopping for ice cream, and we all made room for one last treat.
It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Paris.