Thursday, 28 July 2016


Lovely views on a walk from Orlu near Ax Les Thermes, SW France.

This is the view towards la route des Corniches from La Chapelle de St. Paul near Arnave, Ariege - another walk.

Time for a snack & to refresh feet in the cool mountain stream near Orgeix.

'Tarascon fait son tour du monde 2016'
Tanguissimo featuring Sebastian Rossi.
A wonderful night's entertainment!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Tour de France 2016

I wish!

They went thataway!

Spectacular Ordino, Andorra.  Avant l'arrivée a Arcalis.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Barri d'en Haut, Ariege.

Barri d'en Haut is a little village about 40 mins walk from Tarascon sur Ariege and is a gorgeous location for papillon spotting.

According to my little book, this is a male common blue.

His pretty lady friend took a liking to my shoe!

A fritillary - High Brown or Dark Green? 

Great to see there are still lots of red squirrels in this part of the world.


A marbled white.
Is it just me or are the Jays in the Ariege bigger than in the UK?
Taking time for some English Paper Piecing 
in the Ariege.

This little mat uses fat diamonds & equilateral triangles.
It's hand pieced and hand quilted using a variegated thread.
I've used African beads to add a little weight to the outer points.

A brown Batik fabric for the backing.

I'm now working on a Tumbling block piece.
Another stash buster!

Prompted by a recent DMTV video I had a fun time making these 'paper bead' necklaces.  The top version has metal spacers and the bottom version has pink doughnut spacers.