Yes I know it is cold and snowing at home but here in Switzerland in Spring it is divine, We are almost to the end of our week here at Cotton & Color in Riehen, Switzerland. We are so close to the border with Germany and France that there are so many different languages being spoken I don’t know how they keep up. For me I cant even keep up with the kisses – two or three?? I’m not sure, bumping lots of noses…
So following on from my last blog post- the LOVELY Florence and her LOVELY husband Phillipe took us on a French journey on Thursday. They first met at the shop for coffee then away we went across the border into the beautiful Alsace Region. We first visited the popular tourist town of Colmar. Home to many churches, classic French homes, cobbled streets, cafes and more. Inspiration surrounded us – as did patisseries, chocolate shops, macaroons and more
After a typical French lunch of Tarte Flambe and wine we were taken to a small village to where they make French linen – ahhh we were in heaven.. We saw the museum and a small video (in French with German subtitles) of how they used to make it and now a more modern method – I can appreciate why linen is so expensive now.. a small purchase of course was made. Unfortunately photos were not allowed.
It was a wonderful day and I was so thrilled to have stepped foot on French soil also…
Thursday was a much needed down day, time to wash, take a rest and enjoy the sunshine. We did end the day with a walk through the Black Forest to Germany – for a well earned white chocolate which was delish!
For the past two days we have been teaching very enthusiastic and excited French, German and Swiss women. They have been fantastic students and we have many new friends who I hope we will keep in contact with through here and on Facebook. Today was an exercise in Extreme stitching with everyone at least starting two new projects. We think this could be the next Olympic sport! But all jokes aside, we have had a wonderful two days sharing with you all.
Tomorrow, our last day we will again walk to Germany with our ‘perfect host’ Astrid and her family for lunch and then bid farewell as we head North to Norway – will be there soon girls!
hugs for today and good night