Thursday, May 2, 2019

New tangle “Sikito“, holiday impressions from France, IAST#288

I am back at home from our trip to the amazing Bretagne in France.
We had an amazing time and I am going to share with you some of the highlights. 
But first of all, I am proud to present my newest tangle, which I completed some weeks ago.The story behind this tangle is quite simple:A couple of weeks ago I bought some dishes and a kitchen towel from my favorite designer “Greengate”. I have dishes and table cloths with several different designs which I use in my daily routine and absolutely adore. 

One of these designs inspired me to recreate it. I gave it the name “Sikito” which is the abbreviation of SImone’s KItchen TOwel 😄.


This is the step out of SiKiTo:
I realised that this tangle has lots of variation possibilities. It can even be used as a fragment.

I hope you enjoy recreating Sikito and will like the results. I'm looking forward to seeing your versions of Sikito. 

And now, as I promised, here is the account of my holiday:
The journey from Dresden to the Bretagne takes about 1600km, this is quite some distance to drive by car. 
We spread the journey into three parts and first visited the city of Troyes in the Champagne three several chateaus of the Loire.
What a beauty!!

window of the Cathedral in Troyes - like a Zendala ;-)

Chateau Chamboard

Chateau Amboise

Chateau Chenonceaux

We spent eight days in the Finistère in a cottage with an amazing sea view.
We were walking along the cliffs, cycling, sightseeing and : enjoying the Bretonish kitchen;-)

Moules frites 

One of the highlights was a visit of an Oyster farm at the river Belon where we tried several types and sizes of Oysters. I had never imagined how delicious oysters could be. 

Also a highlight was the visit of the lighthouse “Phare d Eckmühl “.
We climbed the 300 steps and had a stunning view - outside and inside:

The visits of the cliffs of Pointe du Raz, Pointe du Van were breathtaking, especially because of  those forces of nature: the broad reach and the massive waves.

I spent some time with tangling of course (even if the weather and the nature were too amazing to spend long time inside...)
This was a stone I found on the terrace table of our house (I left it there, but tangled;-)

And this is my tile for Adele Bruno's IAST#288 which run during the Easter holidays. My tangle Tulipa was one tangle in the challenge ;-)

On the way home we visited the world famous castle and gardens of the French King Ludwig XIV in Versailles near Paris. What a lovely day!

the hall of mirrors

Versailles at sunset


  1. Almost 40 years ago, my husband and I made about the same trip for our honeymoon. Indeed this is a beautiful region to visit and your pics are gorgeous!
    Congrats with the new tangle a nice and easy one!

  2. I really like Sikito - I had a quick play this morning and it's got lots of potential. Thanks for devising and sharing!

  3. Everything is beautiful! The black rice shapes in SiKiTo remind me of the ermin in the flag of Brittany. Thanks for sharing your photos of your holidays. As we say in French, "Souvenirs, souvenirs!" I've never been to the Phare D'Eckmuhl, but it seems like it would be well worth the trip! I know you enjoyed the "fruits de mer", but what about the Kouign-Amann and crepes? I'd better stop. I'm getting hungry!

  4. What a lovely new tangle and I loved seeing pictures of your trip!


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