January Blues

Is there anything more depressing than taking down the Christmas decorations?  Well, of course there are plenty of things but you know what I mean!  Plus, lots of dust which was lurking under baubles and cards and tinsel is now revealed which means the dreaded housework must be done straight away.  Bleurgh.

Still, it’s Valentine’s Day soon and hearts and flowers will be everywhere.  Today’s Saturday Selection – as this is not just a post about moaning and whingeing – is the beautifully named  ChezSucreChez where you can buy lovely little cross stitch items which have been made by them or kits for you to do yourself.  As you may recall me saying in the past, cross stitch drives me crazy and, as I don’t need any help in the frustration and eye strain department, I leave it well alone and marvel at the skill and patience of others.  However, Madamoiselle Tialys, the elder, has discovered a liking for the craft and I am busy collecting supplies for her so that she can make things for me for a change.    I have ordered this great little kit from ChezSucreChez so that she can make this one to give to her ‘petit ami’ on Valentine’s Day.  Her friends’ nickname for her is ‘squirrel’ (or ‘ecureuil’ as we are in France) so I thought this would be appropriate.

On with the dusting and vacuuming now – well, maybe after lunch…….


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  1. #1 by Houdini on January 7, 2012 - 23:52

    Our tree is down – so I treated myself to some daffs to put in its place. I have my eye on some red tulips too 😉 – I love spring flowers! 😉

  2. #2 by John on November 5, 2015 - 14:24

    Hi there, I work for Fuller’s, based in Chiswick in the UK and would really like to use part of this photo for an image to link to our Christmas gifts. Are you happy for us to do so please? I can send the image to you for approval if you would like. Thank you! John

    • #3 by tialys on November 5, 2015 - 14:47

      Wow! This is an old blog post of mine you’ve unearthed. Anyway, yes, feel free to use it but I’d love to see the image first if you don’t mind – just because I’d be interested!Lynn

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