Friday, September 28, 2012

Im Back!

After almost 4 weeks and over 1400 photographs I am back home from holiday.

We visited Singapore and Paris, Normandy and Brittany in France. The main reason for our trip was the wedding of our niece in Paris.

Our first stop was Singapore. I was brave enough to take a ride on the Singapore Flyer! Below is a view from the wheel.

Our days in Paris included a visit to Sacre Coeur in Montmatre,

and the grand shops Galleries Lafayette

and  Printemps.

Later we spent some days near the Brittany and Normandy coast.

Mont St Michel



and St Malo

Coming from Australia where almost all of architecture is less than 200 years old I found it amazing to see buildings that where many hundreds of years old.
The food was delicious! I loved the cheese and charcuterie....and the cakes and pastries!

I managed to grab just a few minutes for stitching.

A few 3 inch star blocks

and I prepared a few more half inch hexies

 The washing machine has been going all day and when I can see over the top of the ironing pile I will be back with lots more, including pictures of some purchases from the treasure trove of fabric shops in Montmatre!

To finish a Singapore orchid.


  1. wow love the photos you have day I may get there........

  2. Welcome home,Miriam. Glad to hear you had a good time.

  3. So glad you are safe back home after such a great trip with great memories! Love your little hexies! Hugs, Daniëlle

  4. Welcome back Miriam, I missed you. Your photo's are amazing, I hope there will be more? Love the stitching too. See you soon, Cathy xo

  5. What a fabulous holiday Miriam, your photos are lovely. We holidayed in Brittany this year - we could have passed by each other.

  6. What a memorable trip. The US is also quite young compared to European cities. I was fascinated by the architecture in Ireland and England when I visited. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous places.

  7. Lovely travel photos - looks like a fabulous trip! Can't wait to see the treasures that came home with you. Those star blocks are even cuter when you say they are 3 inches and I love your fussy cut hexies! half inch?!

  8. It looks like a wonderful trip! Welcome home! :0)

  9. Welcome Back Miriam! It looks like you had a fun world tour -- can't wait to see more!

  10. How wonderful - great memories! Nice that you are back safe and sound!
    Hugs - Lurline.

  11. Welcome home! Sure sounds like a dream trip!!

  12. Lovely Photos sounds like a Great Trip...

  13. Sounds like a fabulous trip!! Fabric shopping in Montmatre... I can only imagine :0)

  14. Lucky you, sounds like a wonderful trip.

  15. Welcome home Miriam!! Sounds like a wonderful trip!! Look forward to hearing all about it mx

  16. WOW am soooooooooo jealous. Looks like you had a great time. BTW I love European architecture, it's awesome.

  17. Nice to meet you Miriam! It looks like a good trip, your first one to Europe?

  18. Wonderful pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful time!