The trip was a total delight, EXCEPT for the return...we had tickets to come home on Lufthansa, they were holding a strike, and many hours and $$$ later, we came home on United. Bah!
Portugal is SO beautiful; I hadn't been there since 1964 and I saw a lot of changes.
The first five days of the trip were a walk down memory lane; we stayed with an old friend of mine, who has a gorgeous place in Lisbon, overlooking the river.
View from Jerry's patio...
And Jerry himself, avec moi...you like my new sunglasses?
Jerry and his friend Neil led us up and down the hills of Lisbon
and allowed me a little free time to do a bit of shopping...
(new top and necklace)
after this dinner, we
went to a local bar to hear Fado. Next morning, we went to the local very large covered market
and managed to have a GREAT time! I will continue our trip report in my next post, including pictures from the cruise on the Douro River.
Meanwhile, back at home, DD and DSIL came up for the weekend and I managed to clean out at least ⅓ of my closet...necessary if I'm to have room to sew anything new! Maggie went home with bags of clothes and shoes...we wear the same size shoes.
I've sewed a couple of flannel pajama pants...we have had a little cold weather, and flannel feels so good. I bought a short chenille robe and made these to go with it (tops are
Uniqlo tees. I used M6474 for the pants and the flannel was from Fabric.com.
Another happening of note, a friend of mine is working on a project and asked to interview me and do a photoshoot last week...here is her website and here is one of the photos she took...
photo by Robbie Kaye
And I'm off to Patti's site, Not Dead Yet Style,...come on over and see the Visible Monday