Month: June 2017

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Ancestry.com

I suddenly realized yesterday that I had signed up for Ancestry.com global for just one month. At the time I was imagining that I would be meeting up with family in Paris and getting family info I could use in […]

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Knitting Quandary

 I could frog it and use the yarn to make a bonnet and booties, for which I almost certainly have enough yarn in that 100 grams. Then I could make the little sweater, "Chantons et Bambous" or something like that, […]

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Jet Lag?

Last week at this time I was eating my last pain au chocolat and checking out of the hotel in Paris. Somehow, I still feel a bit jet-lagged: low energy and needing lots of sleep. I had a headache on […]

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Summer Learning

I always like to study something in summer. I’ve taken Photoshop classes and web design classes, done Bible studies and Craftsy classes, done reading challenges, and undertaken autodidactic studies of topics like the Seven Deadly Sins. This year, I’m thinking […]

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is a favorite style of mine. In Paris, we saw a couple of exhibitions of the style. But we also saw it on the street. I love the curves. The incorporation of natural shapes into the shapes of […]

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Fashion in Paris

Pants were worn tight at the ankle, almost universally.  Tops were narrow at the shoulder and floaty at the hem.  There were quite a few interesting hems to be seen. Handkerchief, hi-low, lantern, and such. Half-tucked tops were occasionally seen, […]