Monday, May 31, 2010

My London Trip - Part Four - Paris, cont.

Due to being tired after our big day and miscalculations in setting an alarm, we slept in until about 11:00!  Not the way we had planned to start our 2nd day in Paris, but the rest sure felt good.

Anyway, I didn't care about sightseeing as much as I cared about visiting a local cross stitch shop.  We managed to find Le Bonheuir des Dames and I floated around in heaven while the girls waited patiently!

I'm attempting to be good about not acquiring too much stash, but I had to get a few things!  A pair of embroidery scissors with an Eiffel Tower design was a definite must . . .

As well as a beautiful embroidered pouch to keep them in.

I thought this little zipper bag with the rick rack trim was very cute.  Now I just have to figure out what to stitch on it!

The shop had several models of cross stitch fans on the wall. This one looks like a fun stitch.

And a book of herb designs with fabulous patterns and project ideas.

That done, we set off to squeeze in the Notre Dame Cathedral before our train left.  It's such a beautiful place.  I really loved all the carvings.  We did go inside, but weren't allowed to take any pictures.

Of course I had to get a few snaps of the Seine.

Then it was a dash to get the metro back to the train station in time.  I thought the sign at this metro station was very cool.

We arrived in London exausted but very pleased with the trip.


Nancy said...

Heavy sighs! What a beautiful cross stitch shop - isn't the chandelier amazing! I love the items you bought, and have fun deciding what to stitch on your ric rac trimmed pouch. What a gorgeous place!

Faye said...

I love all the photos but that cross stitch shop....oh my~~ I could have gotton "lost" in there for hours~~~ Nice crip photos of everything~~ Faye

Margaret said...

Oh, lucky you! There's no way I would have been good in that cross stitch shop! lol! I love your stash! And the pics of Paris too of course!

Giovanna said...

Awesome! I've been to that shop twice and it's amazing. I've enjoyed all your pictures of your Paris trip.

Le blog de marylin said...

Hello I live in Lyon in 2 Paris time I see that you made a magnificent journey the shop happiness of the ladies is very beautiful! Best regards of France! Marylin

Siobhan said...

Beautiful photos! How fantastic--all of it. I bought a pair of those Eiffel Tower scissors when I was in Paris, too. :)