Thursday, September 29, 2011

Moda Country Fair Blog Hop Day 24

Hello and welcome to day 24 of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop. Just three more days to go!

Today's featured designer is Kaari Meng of French General
Hop on over to her blog to see what she has designed -
I bet it is something very French.

The quote of the day is:
Paris is always a good idea.
Audrey Hepburn

If you think Paris is a good idea you should sign up for one of Karri's Chateau Getaways.
I have been to one of her getaways. FUN. WONDERFUL. RELAXING.
She is offering 2 getaways next June. Check it out here - go to the Chateau Getaway button.

Below are some pictures from my 2009 Chateau Getaway trip.

Our hosts, L to R. Molly (Kaair's sister) Kick (her mother) and Kaari.

My home for the week - The Chateau Dumas.

The view from my window.

One day we went for a 30 mile walk in the country.
Well okay maybe it was only 3 miles - but I was really out of shape -
so it seemed like 30 miles.
We walked by many fields of sunflowers - oh so beautiful.

Cherries at a farmer's market.

Cheryl the Director of Design for Moda,
standing in front of a fine example of French blue shutters and French lace.

At one of our workshops we dyed white cotton with woad.

A visit to a French hat factory.
Loved it!

We attended a flea market.
Very fun.
But what amazed me was how they all stopped - yes shut down
for lunch. And this is the kind of lunches they had - and on real dishes.
No paper plates or fast food here.
Don't you wish we could eat like this at quilt market.
We can only dream.

And of course you cannot go to France without visiting this.
Yes Audrey, Paris is always a good idea.

Stop by tomorrow for the quote of the day and hook up with Lisa from Primitive Gatherings.

From My heart,

September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart

September 7th Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
September 8th Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs
September 9th Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
September 10th Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
September 11th Basic Grey
September 12th Polly and Laurie from Minick and Simpson
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 15th Joanna from Fig Tree and Co.
September 16th Lynne from Kansas Troubles
September 17th Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs
September 18th Aneela Hoey from
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 21st Christina from Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Stephanie from Lily Ashbury
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Karla, Susan and Lisa from Sweetwater
September 29th Kaari from French General
September 30th Lisa from Primitive Gatherings
and the fun continues into October
October 1st Kathy from Kathy Schmitz Studio
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs


  1. That all sounds like a dream to me, how wonderful for you.

  2. Thanks Sandy! I almost didn't get my post glitch! Hope all is well and se you in the Spring!