In sewing and other news, I made several things for the trip, including three dresses with varying success rates that I will share in future posts. I've also made a few other things, and I'm working on a skirt from the Alabama Stitch Book. I've been busy. Still am, but I feel a little more settled now. I also need to settle in to my office a little more - it's amazing how the stuff I fit into a 1 bedroom apartment still doesn't quite fit into a 3 bedroom house. It feels like when you cram a bunch of clothes into a suitcase and squish everything down to zip it up... and then when you open it, everything kind of explodes out and you wonder how you're going to fit it all back in. I'm at that wondering part here.
Speaking of suitcases, I was quite proud of myself for packing for a 17 day trip in one carry-on suitcase and a backpack. Not my typical packing style. As for the vacation itself:
We visited Rome - this is one of several obelisks we saw on our trip. They're crazy and amazing and I didn't realize there were quite so many in Europe.
Then we hit Venice.
And Verona ("fair Verona, where we lay our scene...")
And we ended with Paris.