Old lace pattern/monogram magazines, stacks found at the brocante.
Descriptions detailing how to...
Do you know how to embroidery?
If I could would I?
I would rather draw patterns, then thread a needle.
Some letters, monograms are more common than others in France, at the brocantes monograms with the letters:
M, C, A, T, J.... are easier to find.
Lucky for me C.A. is common.
Embroidering, stitching, sewing... are a more creative way to spend ones time, then blogging about it that is.
How do you spend your creative energy?
Cut out lace making.
Mine would be a hole.
Patience is not one of my virtues when it comes to creativity.
If I was a young thing back in the 1900s my undergarments would be without pretty detailing.
I would sew ribbons on mine, or wrap myself in a sheet and go naked.
You might be wondering what all this has to do with Korea and Wednesday's word? For years the French have pronouced my name as, "Core-A," and I cannot stand it. I even thought of changing my name. Then one day I heard how the French say, Korea.
My mother's name is Dolores. An old fashion name, though the letter "D" is harder to find in France. Sorry, Debe, David, Denise...
The letter "C" is easier because way back then they thought of me... yes they did. I can hear them even now, hundreds of years later:
"You know that American girl who will one day come and live in France? The one with the weird name, Corey, that is pronouced like Korea (Corée) we gotta make her some linens so when she goes to the brocante she will feel at home."
So there you have it... Wednesday's word.
How do you say Korea in French?
That is how I tell French people how to say my name.
"You know the country in Asia, Korea? Well that is how you pronounce my name."
Yes, they look at me strangely.
But at least I have French linens with my initials.