Our little house…

I am picking up where I left off in my last post. Here is the view as you walk in:

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And if you look to the right you see this wall….

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And this is where we sat to stitch and visit with those who came in. I have to say that not being able to speak French cut down on the visiting but everyone did their best and there were lots of smiles.

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This is the view across from our chairs…

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Quiltmania did a marvelous job of displaying our quilts. I wish I could take that sofa home!

I’ll take some more pictures of the show floor today and try to post them before heading home. I’m home for a day and a half before heading to Houston and then Huntsville, TX, to teach. Spring Market is right after that. I’m almost halfway through a month of traveling and I admit that the time home, even if it is short, is going to feel good.

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From Pour l’ Amour du Fil in Nantes

We are in Nantes at the quilt show. We were invited to attend and teach by Quiltmania magazine, a wonderful quilt publication.
I was surprised and happy to see my quilt hanging just inside the the front door. It is the first one you see when you walk in and it looks great!

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Our “little house” is upstairs. We have a large space and many of our quilts are hanging. Quiltmania chose a lovely green backdrop for our entire space. This is the entrance.

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Our house has the brightest colors and most of the people who walk through really love the happy colors. We hear “tres Jolie” a lot!

I’ll share more photos tomorrow or when I get home. Our days are long and Linda is already trying to go sleep tonight. It’s time to turn off the lights…

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The Eiffel Tower at night…

Last night we went to see the Eiffel Tower as the sun went down. There is a light show on the hour starting at dark which is worth the effort to go see. (The first time I posted this, the photo was sideways. I just fixed it.)

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Today Celia and I wandered the streets and I had gelato twice – for breakfast and lunch. If it was close I'd have some more now!

Happy Easter from Paris…

> Celia and I ventured out alone today. Celia was in charge of me and most of time I didn’t know exactly where I was. And we walked at a leisurely pace. The rest of my family probably won’t believe any of that but I think Celia will back me up. It was a great day! We saw lots of monuments and statues.
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Sacre Coeur

We took the Metro to see Sacre Coeur. There are lots of stairs to climb up from the Metro and then up to the church at the top of the hill. There is a tram-like car that some of our group rode to top. Celia and I climbed the stairs. The view of Paris is wonderful from there – and the church is amazing too!

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Linda found a place in the shade to rest with Celia.

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The sky was clear and the church held a nice pose for me…

Sacre Coeur is near a fabric district. Of course we shopped.

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This is where we are staying that's Linda and Celia in the big window. Pretty sweet!

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More tomorrow!

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Versailles!

We got up at 6:00 (and no one was happy about that) and we were on the RER (train) by 8:00. Good thing because you have to go then to be at the front of the line. You want to be at the front of the line because otherwise there are people EVERYWHERE! The inside photos were OK but outside were better…

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I took lots of pictures of Celia and the best ones were when she didn't know.

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Look at me petting that huge vase.

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After we walked Versailles, we went out to the gardens. It costs more but way worth it. Linda, Judy, and Paula rented a golf cart, Celia and I walked. Both were good choices. Lots of fountains.

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A beautiful day…