Tomorrow I am leaving for one of my favourite places in the world, the Green Mountains of Vermont. For the last 6 years I have been attending a rug hooking school there. For me it is like a combination of a favourite summer camp and an art school. Once again I will be in Jule Marie Smith’s class–where encouragement, inspiration, gentle nudging and lots of laughter are the hallmarks. I will be posting from there, so you can share that world.
In the meantime, I wanted to post some final images from my trip. I hope you will find something that speaks to you in these final shots from Northern Italy.
These birds on the outside wall of the Basilica in Venice:
Grana Padano cheese. This company offered space to their rivals, Parmigianno Reggiano, whose facilities were damaged in the earthquake. So the warehouse we visited was chock full. What a delicious break from cycling–fresh parmesan and chunky bread.
A favourite bookshop where books were stacked in gondolas:
One of many gelato breaks…all they cycling we did, went only a small way to counteract the tantalizing Italian wines and desserts, let alone the pasta courses. Let’s just say, that I am on small rations now.
And finally–simply the best pair of shoes I have seen in ages.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm “fresh parmesan and chunky bread.”
Loved the photos from your trip and jealous of all the cheese!
Love all the trip photos. The stone bird plague looks like a rug design in the making!
I love your photos. The red shoes are great!! I couldn’t see myself wearing them but they would go with a lot of outfits