2012 is going to be the year of big changes; two big changes to be precise.

The first one is a biggie: we are moving back to Paris. After 26 years in the United States, it is time we rediscovered living in France. Yes, we could choose a better economy to do this, we could wait for the euro to do this or that, we could make extra, extra sure Europe, and as a matter of fact France, is absolutely where we should go, etc., etc., etc. But then, I do not believe in over thinking things. Planning yes. Over thinking, no. It all makes sense and that's all I want to know. 
For the moment.

The second one is also a change in direction, albeit a "take a slight right" kind of change, as the GPS says. My great friend Abbie and I are starting a textile accessories business. Yes, we could choose a better economy, we could wait for the US dollar to do this or that, and we could wait until we are extra, extra sure this is the right thing to do, etc., etc., etc. We are planning and designing and doing a lot of figuring. It all makes sense.  
For the moment.

It all comes down to this: logistics. (it's always about the logistics, isn't it?) Selling a house, emptying it, finding decent lodgings in Paris, and getting ready for a mid-August trade show in NYC with a collection to be produced in Morocco and India. All that is going to make things how shall I put it, well, challenging. 
To say the least. 
Nothing ventured nothing gained. 
Qui ne risque rien, n'a rien

au revoir.


  1. Bon courage...great and exciting decisions!!!
    Happy new year...no time like the present.
    Mary Ann

  2. Ah! I was wondering about those spools and bobbins. Sounds like a great project. A coeur vaillant, rien d'impossible!

  3. Congratulations! You will be missed in our side of the Atlantic but looking forward to chatting over a cafe creme in a Paris cafe.
    Cannot wait to see your textile collection. I always wanted to design textile but unlike you, could never get my acts together.
    A bientot, j'espere..

  4. Wow, very exciting changes. Good luck and find the joy in he process!!

  5. Oh my goodness! That's a whole lotta change going on! Bonne année...bon courage...et bonne chance!

    Wishing you abundance on every level in your new project...and your return to France.

  6. LOL! It is ALWAYS about logistics! Cannot wait to see the textiles. Bonne chance.

  7. I admire your pluck and spirit of adventure. Life is all about the journey but many stifle it because they are not willing to take risks or follow their passions. Best wishes for an exciting and fulfilling 2012.

  8. very exciting Jeanne!! I cannot wait to see what you will carry!

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  9. as I was reading your blog, I thought "good for you"! anything is possible as long as you want it enough and it sure sounds like you do. you go girl!

  10. The 'will to do' and the 'soul to dare'...I like your attitude to life Jeanne. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful textile accessory range. A bientot.