Friday, April 6, 2012

Souvenir de France~

I can’t believe it has been almost two weeks since I was in Paris!!! Some nights, I still dream about it. Paris was that good!!! To remember this wonderful trip, I’ve been stitching Blackbird Design’s “Souvenir de France”. Just finished it today, and I’m still thinking about what I should finish it into. I’m going to throw the finished product into my Paris souvenir giveaway, so if you would like to be included for the draw please leave a comment in my previous post saying so, there are still a few days left until I close the entry on Easter Sunday~


Pattern: Blackbird Designs freebie “Souvenir de France” 
Fabric: 32 ct Belfest Linen color Flex
Stitch Size: 3.875”x 6” 
Completion Date: 04-05-2012

Since we are talking about souvenirs here, might as well show you some of my souvenirs beside the stitching stash I showed in my last post. All of these besides the three dolls were from Paris~ I bought some tea, a few cups from Starbucks, cup holders, truffle salt and foie gras paste, and the white thing is actually a fragranced stone that you can hang in the closet~ I found the three dolls at London Heathrow airport while waiting for my connection, they are just too cute to pass by!!


While I was going through my photos from the trip, I came across this photo which I took at the Grand Trianon in Versailles. This beautiful scroll frame was in the room that once belonged to Napoleon’s mother, and later Empress Marie-Louise. I’m not sure who exactly that it belonged to since all the introductions were in French, but I could imagine them sitting here in that room stitching and chatting away~


Nina asked to see more photos of the city, well, here is a small collection of it. I had so many wonderful memories from this trip, and I know it will stay with me forever!!!

(click on photo to enlarge)

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Easter!!!!


  1. Lovely design to remember a wonderful trip!

  2. My sister is leaving tomorrow for Paris and I think I need to stitch that same BBD for her as a remembrance of her trip... Great job on yours, Theresa :) And thanks for the lovely photos--who knows if I'll ever get there myself!

    Happy Easter to you and your family...

  3. Love this project and love that you were thinking of your visit as you stitched it. Someone I work with was in Paris the same week as you. She is already ready to go back!

  4. Your Souvenir de France is gorgeous! I stitched mine over 1 thread and finished into a pincushion.

    Love the city photos of Paris, thank you for sharing. Must visit Paris one day!

    Happy Easter!


  5. Sure brings back my good memories, too. Thanks for posting these wonderful photos. I can't wait to go back to Paris!!

  6. That's a great little design to memorialize your trip. Just perfect!

  7. Hello,just found your blog.
    You have made some lovely things.
    I have sewn the Eiffel Tower with some small changes for DD who went to Paris last year.She bought me the same drinks mats has in your photo.

  8. What a neat remembrance of your trip!!!

  9. Oooh! you are back from your trip and I missed the giveaway! That's okay! I love your photos of your souvenirs and the BBD freebie! The collage of photos from your trip is beautiful too! I would love to have a stitching stand like what Empress Marie-Therese had!

  10. Thanks for the great report on your trip! Being a regular visitor to Paris and its needlework shops it was a great way to bring back memories :-)


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