Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A weekend away to see the flowers blooming.


I am back from a three-day weekend away from my routine, a weekend on the French Mediterranean coast. I enjoyed it a lot and am now home, tending my garden, enjoying the beginning of this two-week break, and getting ready for next week because on Saturday I am off to the Atalantic coast. I am going to the Quiltmania quiltshow in Nantes and will attend three classes. One with Reiko Kato, one with Maggi Bonanomi and one with Kathy Doughty. I am counting the days...




As always when I go on vacation, I bring a crossstitch project along. I started it last weekend, and was very happy to see the flowers blooming on this beautiful sampler created by Stacy Nash.


I leave you for a fortnight but promise to bring back photos of the exhibitions and classes.

Welcome to all my new followers and thanks a lot for your comments,

Until later,

26 comments:

  1. Hello David , Merci pour ces jolies photos de la côté méditerranéenne et il me semble que vous avez eu un très beau temps : ce qui ne fut pas le cas en Bretagne mais oh !! chance, le soleil est revenu ce matin :-))
    Comme toi, je compte les jours pour le salon de Nantes :-)
    Un bien joli départ pour ta broderie : j'aime ses tons si doux.
    Belle journée,Isa

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    1. ...et plus que deux avant mon départ ;-))

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  2. bonnes vacances et bon séjour à Nantes , ramenez nous de jolis photos pour ceux qui n'ont pas la chance d'y aller et travailler sous l'aiguille de reiko kato...
    douce journée
    nana

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    1. Je ferai un ou plusieurs posts sur le salon afin de faire profiter ceux qui n'ont pas pu y aller. Surveillez le blog dès le dimanche 22 avril...

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  3. Bonjour David,

    Peut-être nous croiserons nous dans les allées du salon de Nantes ? Je te souhaite un très bon séjour dans la Cité des Ducs.
    AmicalementSophie

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    1. Surtout n'hésitez pas à m'arrêter si vous me voyez; Signe distinctif : J'ai des petites lunettes carrées ;-)

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  4. Enjoy your classes in Nantes. Looking forward to seeing what you do and what you bring home with you.

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    1. Not planning to buy many things. Just want to enjoy the three classes, meet designers I admire and see the exhibitions ;-)
      I'll post about it as soon as I am back ;-)

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  5. Have a nice holiday,enjoy your tree classes!
    Evelyne

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  6. bonjour David !
    Le sud est toujours une belle destination repos lorsque le soleil de printemps l'innonde !
    Bon stages sur Nantes !
    et merci pour ces belles photos

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  7. Wow looks like the weather was gorgeous David, you got the right idea! Have a lot of fun in Nantes, am sure you will bring back wonderful projects. I just saw the flyer on Isa's blog, shame it's too far.
    Have a great couple of weeks.

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  8. Very nice start on the Stacy Nash! Enjoy the classes, I'm sure they'll be wonderful.

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  9. looking forward to meeting you;I'll attend a class with kathy Doughty too on friday.nevertherless I'll try to recognise you there
    Gaëlle

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  10. I'll be happy to meet you too Gaëlle ;-) See you next Friday.

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  11. What a lucky traveler you are...would love to see the French Med; heck, I'd love to see anything at all in France :o) I have been to Spain...is that close enough?? No...oh well, that will have to be my new goal...make it to France for a vaca.

    Enjoy your Quilt gathering and meeting new and old friends!

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  12. How exciting to be going to the Quiltmania quilt show and to be attending classes with those fab teachers. Looking forward to Lots of photos & news.

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  13. Have a wonderful time David at your classes!

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  14. Au plaisir de te revoir David donc très prochainenemt...
    Pour moi, demain matin départ pour Nantes,où je passe la semaine avec des copines, puis mardi début des "festivités" : stage avec Reïko, jeudi cours avec Maggi Bonami, puis samedi avec Haruyo... Enfin bref, que du bonheur..

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  15. Je pense que tu vas avoir une superbe semaine à Nantes.....J'ai hâte de pouvoir voir tes premiers reportages.....Je ne pourrai m'y rendre suite à une opération que je viens de subir. Du coup je suis bloquée à la maison pour 5 semaines agrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
    Mais bon je rêverai devant tes reportages-photos....et je me dis.... vivement l'an prochain .....
    Amicalement.

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    1. Just today found your blog David. Wonderful! Have a great time at Nantes. I took two classes with Kathy Dougthy last year at Sisters Oregon USA. Both classes were so fun and I love her style and energy. She is just the best teacher too.

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  16. Hardly can't wait to read your report and see your pics !

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  17. Not long to wait. Will ne back tomorrow night and go th rouge all thé photos for my posts. I took more than 700 photos !!!!

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  18. .... Will be back.... And go through the photos.... Better to have my IPhone keyboard set to English so it doesn't change my words!!!!

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