October 6, 2010


Paris flea market

Christel and Raymond

I'm home! I had the best trip of my life! There's nothing like hopping in a car and driving wherever your heart desires around France for a month. I never thought I would have that opportunity. I am a very lucky girl. It was an amazing experience - flea market treasures, great food, architectural eye candy, Belgian Chocolate (yes, that deserves to be capitalized) and scenery that took my breath away. Trying to post from my ipad proved a bit challenging. My intentions had been to post daily......well that didn't happen. I did bring a sketch book though and that was a happy ritual in the afternoons. The journal cover will be one of the patterns in the book Bonnie and I are publishing, inspired by this trip! Looking back, one of my favorite days was spent in Bruge, Belgium where Bonnie and I met up with our friend Christel, owner of 't Dreefhuys Quilt Shop, and her father Raymond. Raymond acted as our tour guide and was cute to boot!
I have just a few last pictures I really want to share with you and then it's back to designing while my French inspirations are still fresh in my mind!
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WoolenSails said...

I would love to hit that flea market;)
I can imagine all the ideas that could come from a trip like that. I look forward to seeing what you create.


Carrie said...

I am so glad you and Bonnie had such an amazing time.

I look forward to reading/seeing more about it, and seeing what treasures you'll paint and create in the coming months and years.

I do have to ask ~ did you and/or Bonnie do the driving from place to place? Do one or both of you speak French?

Your sketchbook/journal is amazing... like the sort of thing I see in magazines as done by famous artists... oh wait, that's you! No wonder it looks so beautiful. :)

Guzelev said...

I like my home, yepp it is not a good one, not decorated well and not comfortable maybe. But it is my home, and i am happy in. So, this is just i want to share with you now.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Oh what a trip...I would love to hear every detail..Please come see me..booth 305..Houston.

BOOK..oh boy.


Laurie said...

The flea market looks fabulous! I can't wait to see the design inspirations that come from such a wonderful trip!!!

Connie said...

George is the man!

Anonymous said...

George is the man.