When I think of Europe, I immediately think of old churches and cathedrals.
And the lives of the people who worshiped there.
People of all kinds, the rich, the poor, the widowed, the hopeful.
The heart of the people is found in places like these and I am so happy that our visit to Aix-en-Provence included a visit to Saint Sauveur. It was iffy as whether we would be able to enter or not. But luckily there wasn’t a mass in progress and so the men removed their hats and we quietly stepped inside, instantly going back in time several hundred years.
The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century.
Aix-en-Provence was claimed by the Romans in the year 123 BC. That’s a long long history with battles and takeovers and plundering and…well. I’m so happy I didn’t have to live in 123 BC, aren’t you?
Following my group in!
Remnants of beautiful frescoes.
I can only imagine how lovely these frescoes were when they were intact!
When you step out of the cathedral, you will come face to face with this sign:
Place of Martyrs of the resistance.
WW II Memorial
It’s a relatively short slide show, but I think you’ll enjoy it!
I took some time this morning to fix the broken photos on our Cinque Terre post. You can review those HERE! There will be more to come on that tour day.
And that brings me to NOW. Addicted to Scraps book has ALREADY gone into reprint status! They can see stock dwindling and are rushing to make more available! Hooray!
I awoke this morning to an email from the CEO of C&T publishing with congratulations on another bestseller. I couldn’t be more thrilled as it hasn’t been officially released yet!
If you missed yesterday’s Pre-Order Kick Off Event, you can catch up on that HERE. Keep those orders coming in!
This is in the machine!
We’ve got a nice long holiday weekend ahead, and as soon as I finish quilting up the tumblers quilt, hopefully by late afternoon today, I am headed up to the cabin to enjoy a nice long holiday weekend. I hope you have something nice planned for your extended weekend as well!
Can we just hint that there is something very “Mysterious” about what I will be working on?? It’s TIME!
Keep Moving Forward!
This quilt is called Pinwheel Fancy, and the pattern is found in the Addicted to Scraps Book.
Oh, one other thing. The drawing for the winner of the August Quilty Box happens TONIGHT! Did you enter HERE?
Happy Friday, everyone!