Ode to Woad Deuxieme Partie

Last I left you, I was talking about the woad dying that we were doing last year on our trip to France! I did promise you pictures in case you were curious (or not as the case maybe.) So here they are. My piece is the very long one with the cut work, which I am absolutely thrilled with it! Also in the picture on the right hand side, the small square is mine and that’s not so special. But if I were to do it again, I know exactly what to look for to dye.

So why deuxieme partie? Although part in English and in French sometimes have the same meaning, “part” is not the right word for saying part two…according to Google. Correct way to say it would be “partie deux”or even better would be “deuxieme partie.” I do need a punctuation mark over one of the e’s, but don’t know how to do that on the iPad.

Well that was last year and this years trip is already a memory as I got back Wednesday morning around 1am pacific time. My travel day started at 3am Provence time when we needed to get up so we could be on the road by 4:30am. I’ll let you do the math and remember there’s a 9 hour difference. I had delays, late flights, missed connections because of it and on and on. I should be happy that I did get home as AlleyCat was waiting for her very late snack as originally I should’ve be home by 6pm. Plus I needed to go into work for payroll and on top of that we were starting with a new company…OMG!

So the last two mornings I’ve been wide, did I say WIDE awake at 2am. I tried both nights to stay up to regular bd time, but it didn’t happen! Yesterday I just lounged in bed till the time to get up for work, and then realized I really needed to stay home for the day. Which I did which made for a very happy kitty! This morning I’m doing laundry and unpacking and doing a little blog.

So this was AlleyCat on top of me for most of the day. A few people commented on Facebook that she was giving me the cold bum, but she was just watching tv with me!

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Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

10 thoughts on “Ode to Woad Deuxieme Partie

  1. I live the blue fabric – absolutely my favorite color and the hues in that photo are fantastic.
    What are you going to do with the fabric? As a quilter, I can think of many possibilities.
    And, welcome home!

  2. To add an accent to a letter using your iPad, just hold your finger on the letter which needs the accent. A group of accented letters will appear. Move your finger to the accent you want, lift your finger, and voila, the accented letter appears. I had to learn this because of my last name Côté. Hope this helps.

    BTW, welcome back. Love the photos.

  3. Welcome back, Vicky. You have many memories to savor!

    Two of my three cats love watching TV, especially Animal Planet, though one will watch reruns of Perry Mason with me!

  4. Your woad show is remarkable – so many shades of blue, and all of them so very beautiful. How nice to imagine our distant ancestors wearing homespun, home-dyed blue clothes. Looking forward to reading more about this year’s trip, once you’ve put enough deposits in the Sleep Bank. Welcome home!

    • Thank you Deborah! I tried to stay up later last night and stitch, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Woke up at 2am again, but was able to go back to sleep a few hours later. Too clever, making deposits in the Sleep Bank!

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