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Monday, October 24, 2011

Guest # 59 Nan in Paris....YES....Inspiration via France! and 13 YDS of this collection from Maywood!


Bonjour!  Boujour!  Hello from France!  Thanks to Madame Samm for letting me post from Pareeee!  I'm Nan, from Pots and Pins, but today, you can call me by my real name...Nanette, which is as French as the pain au chocolat I had for breakfast this morning!  The mister has been calling me by my full name the entire time we've been in France, except he's added two words before my name...and every time I go into a shop he'll say, No No Nanette!  
Paris #2 052 We've had a great time exploring new places and visiting old favorites.  And everywhere we've been I've seen quilts!!  Well, not actual quilts, but the most amazing designs that would make great quilts!  When I wasn't stuffin' my face with thick, rich cream sauces and brightly colored macarons, I kept seeing the most interesting patterns - France is a country filled with designs - intricate designs on buildings, in gardens, on gates and fences, just about everywhere I looked I found designs/patterns and could not help but think in terms of quilts when I saw them!

 
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We visited Normandy, France, and stopped at the American Cemetary which was an unforgettable place - both sad and beautiful.  I saw this wall and immediately thought what a great quilt this design would make!  I was thinking this pattern would make a nice quilt for the mister, to remember his visit to Normandy, and to honor his service to our country - the Marine in him would like that!  And as they say in France, voila!!  There it is!
This very heavy iron and gold-leaf door, on a bank building in Paris would make a beautiful quilt, no?  Appliqued circles onto squares - not a new idea, but I like the two-tone look of this door and a two-tone quilt kind of speaks to me.

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I'm certainly not crazy enough to make a quilt like this - but I know some of you are!  This is just a small part of the pattern in the floor in the grand Opera House in Paris...one beautiful mosaic after another - one beautiful quilt maybe?  DSCN4944
Now there's a quilt pattern I just might make - simple is as simple does!  This is also part of the marble floor in the Paris Opera House...perhaps the Phantom himself walked over it?!  Speaking of walking, how DO those French women walk in those high heels on cobblestone streets?!?  It's fascinating!  We quickly picked up the national past-time in France, people watching at street-side cafes, and not once did we see a French woman twist her ankle, stub her toe or fall flat on her face - not that we wanted one to, it's just if I was walking in high heels on cobblestone people would think I was part of Cirque du Soliel - I'd be flying/flaying all over the place!


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Isn't this in-laid-wood floor a great design?  I can't remember where I saw this but haven't we all seen a quilt pattern like this before?  Alas, there is not enough time in the world for me to make a quilt like this (or enough drugs!)  I do know some quilters, however, who would think nothing of making a quilt like this - and a king-size quilt, too!

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Aah yes, the simple nine-patch - now we're talking my language!  I found this beautiful little pattern on the ceiling in our hotel lobby.  It's amazing what you'll see on ceilings - so keep looking up!  Looking for inspriration in every day things and places is not a new idea, but if you begin to look at things with quilt patterns in mind, you'll see them in a whole new light!  DSCN4987
Another ceiling, this one is in a little Boulangerie/Patisserie on the left bank in Paris, they had the BEST croissants!  This design is simple yet stunning, or as my mom's friend likes to say, simple but smart.

We have had a great time in France - but like all good things, it had to come to an end.  We'll be landing back in the US soon - and while we loved France, we'll be glad to be home - I'm already clicking my heels together ala Dorothy..."There's no place like home, There's no place like home!"

Thanks again Samm!  (By they way, did ya'll know Samm is French?!?  Oui!  Oui!  She went to school in France!  And I'll bet she has no problem walking in high heels on cobblestones!!)  Come and visit me at Pots and Pins, I'd love to have you leave me a comment and tell me how many croissants you think you could eat in two weeks...I would tell you how many I've eaten but I don't think I can type that many numbers!!!  Bonsoir!  Au voir!  Merci Beaucoup!!!

Editors note:

Well seeing you are in Paris and you have been swept up
by the design and architecture of France..And me being in a rather giving mood
let's add a bit more color to this day . In your honor
of VIEW and WORLDLY touring...this collection
seems very befitting.






13 yds EACH to 2 Winners...
YOU will LOVE the French Flavor of this 
Collection ...seems befitting too since our NAN
is in France! 

IF you would like to win...
Please follow NAN ( not to Paris)
but to her blog...
Be a follower here....pretty simple request
actually.....and

You may have to do a bit of search on this one...
but ONE word in FRENCH that describes
how YOU FEEL TODAY..

Moi, je suis satisfait! 
ME, I am...contented---.( that this is our last week ) wink..


Big Thanks goes out to NAN, for bringing
us along to France...to Maywood for delighting 
us all with the French Flavor of Moniques' collection
and YOU for being sew kind, smart and IMPORTANT
to sew many of us in the quilt world...

For having the warmest hearts and the sharpest scissors..
I have felt both lol..



316 comments:

  1. Bonjour, bonjour

    Moi, je suis HEUREUSE parcequ'une amie est à venir ce matin.

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  2. I'd love this fabric! Je suis tres fatigue aujourd'hui. Je ne peux pas croire que je suis le premier à commenter aujourd'hui. Je suis un adepte ici, et maintenant suivre Nan ainsi. En vous souhaitant une journée remplie de joie.

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  3. Я следую за NAN и следую тут .Всем удачи в выигрыше таких красивых тканей!!

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  4. WOW! Those are some inspiration photos for quilts. Hmm, the things that pop out to you when you least expect it. I think the one with the sun looking star pattern in laid wood floor. That's absolutely stunning!

    I am definitely following Nan, love the picture of the yellow lab I seen in one of her photos she posted. Very cute!

    Excité quelqu'un va gagner 13 verges de tissu (dont moi), même si je suis très fatigué de voyager et d'aider beau-frère de son pack de trucs! (English: Excited someone will win 13 yards of fabric (including me), even though I'm very tired from traveling and helping brother in law pack his stuff!)

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. I'm a follower on both blogs - et moi je suis heureuse aujourd'hui.

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  6. Hi Madame Samm & Nan I hope you are both having a wonderful day. Thank you for the lovely prize the fabric looks delicious. Well you asked how I am feeling today I guess I am Heurex.....thanks to our sponors and Nan I have subscribed to you for awhile now so have a wonderful time.

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  7. détraqué because the Pfaff is going to a good home but not mine!

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  8. Je suis un Wantobe Quilter mon sponsor est Michelle de theraspberryrabbits

    Je sens aujourd'hui reconnaissant pour tous j'ai appris dans le Monde Matelassant ces passé 3 mois ! !

    Thank~You Nan for sharing your Trip with us. I do follow your blog. Thanks to Maywood for Moniques fresh and beautiful Collection of Fabric. Thanks to you Madame Samm, for sharing your Quilting world with me!!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  9. Madame Samm and Nan, what a great way to start the day...reading and seeing all the signs of quilting influences in France! Je suis inspiré par vos mots! The fabrics are beautiful and I am now following Nan and enjoying her posts with my morning coffee. Thanks and cheers to you both!

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  10. Great post from Nan :) makes me a litte homesick for mainland Europe!

    Bonjour, aujourd'hui je me sens plein d'espoir pendant un jour rempli de productivité

    My french is appauling so I hope the internet did me proud :)

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  11. loved Nan and her pictures. I was fascinated with the ironworks of Charleston and put together a book of them, will have to revisit that book now that I am quilting. Sorry but my word for the day must be "ennui" if we could use two words, I would add "profond". Just cannot get going, think it is the weather.

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  12. i loved the French post, such wonderful photos - I have followed Nan but unable to do so here despite refreshing the button therefore Je suis irritée........

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  13. Having trouble commenting so I hope this doesn't turn up twice!

    I love this post - it's probably the closest I'll get to France. The fabric looks beautiful.

    Je suis content de ma vie, en dépit de ses difficultés.

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  14. Had to use a translator for this.

    J'aime le français et la courtepointe

    To visit France has always been a dream of mine. Luck girl.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  15. Je suis heureux.
    Lovely post, Ms Nan.
    LOVELY fabrics.
    Have a wonderful time in France.

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  16. I follow here, I am a follower of Nan and today I feel magnifique'!!

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  17. I'm a follower. And j'ai mal aux jambes - I'm sore because I went to the gym on Saturday and my legs hurt today!

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  18. Bonjour madame
    Je suis fatigue depuis avait lu un livre tres interessant.
    I couldn´t stop even if I had to sleep
    And yes I`m a follower

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  19. I'm already a follower of both of you. Et aujourdhui, je suis heureuse parce que I did a lot of sewing yesterday!

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  20. ahhhh.. Such is the life to be able to go to paris! What I wouldn't give! But alas, I do not fly!

    My English teacher, Mazelle hardin, spoke fluent French. We all walked in to class one day and she asked us, "Comment est-ce que vous ne plantez chou ?" None of us knew what she was saying so she told us it was "How do you plant cabbage?" I have not forgotten that and it has been 35 years!

    Je suis amoureux de la vie et 2 filles merveilleuses, 3 petits-enfants incroyables et un mari doux qui adore me !

    I am loving life and have 2 wonderful daughters, 3 amazing grandchildren, and a sweet husband who adores me!

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  21. Love the way the French use red, have been a follower of both for quite awhile.

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  22. Lovely pictures. I am a follower of Nan already and of course a follower here. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely fabric.

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  23. Je suis jolie.
    I am a follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Je suis ecouter with all the inspiration!

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  25. well ; I see all the french posts ; I only found 1 word : ymotionnel . if my search is correct , it is emotional ; I MISSED THE PFAFF giveaway .... man oh man ........... I am following pots and pins now ......

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  26. Moi.....magnifique!! How I'd love to travel to France! What wonderful inspiration Nan found there. I've become a follower and look forward to seeing what how that inspiration will come out in her designs. Have a blessed day!

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  27. Je ne sais pas. (Too early in the morning to know how I actually feel.) I already follow and enjoy Nan's blog and glad she is having fun in Paris. Thanks for such a wonderful campaign.

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  28. Bonjour! I am a new follower of Nan's.

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  29. I am a follower and I am excités over the prospect of receiving yardage from Monique Dillard who comes from our area. Went to Nan's blog and I shall now be also following her as that is a fun read.

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  30. I am a follower of Nan and here and I am a little fatigues after a busy weekend of swim meets. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I've been following Nan for a while now and her trip...let's just say that I am a bit jealous. I'm feeling magnifique this lovely Monday morning.

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  32. I am Heurex.Whow love those fabrics.I am now a follower on nan's blog and of course i follow you.

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  33. Ah, Paris je t'aime! Nan, j'espère que tu peux beaucoup profiter de ton séjour et je me rejouis de voir tes nouveaux projets inspirés par une des plus belles villes au monde!
    I'm a follower here and on Nan's blog, I love Paris (been there 3 times, but there's a lot more to discover) and beautiful fabric ;o)

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  34. I guess my French words would be "très heureux" because for those of you who don't know me... I LIVE IN FRANCE!!! I now follow Nan. Linda

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  35. I am 'heureuse.' I am already a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I follow both blogs - oh my - the yardage! This would make many of our quilt guild members who lost to our flood so happy - yes I would gift it on. I'm horrible with French - so keeping it simple with Merci Beaucoup!

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  37. I am very heureuse! The colors in this fabric is wonderful! I am follower here and of Nan's!
    Thanks to Nan for a great post, Maywood and Madame Samm!

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  38. J'ai suis triste c'est lundi. Paris est une belle ville!

    I took French in Junior High School and couldn't remember anything except a few words. Such a beautiful language. I'm already a follower of Pots and Pins! Thanks for the giveaway sponsors and Samm and thanks for the tour of Paris!

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  39. Thank you Nan, for the BELLE architech. Always nice seeing things from other countries.

    And thank you Samm.

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  40. I already follow Nan.

    I took French in high school...but that is a distant memory.
    I feel somnolent.

    en fait, je sens que je pourrais dormir un peu plus plutôt que d'aller travailler. (a la Google translate!)

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  41. I went over to Nan's blog to become a follower and have become very hooked and inspired. The food, quilts and scenic pictures are all so inviting. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! I'm a follower on both blogs - et moi je suis heureuse aujourd'hui.

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  42. I am a fan of Nans. I really enjoyed all her inspirational photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Well Madame Samm - what can I say - I am "tout étonné" at the "stupéfiant" 13 yards today. These so lovely fabrics would make anyone's heart glad, French or not!
    so me - "Si je gagnais, je serais sur un petit nuage"
    Pardon my lack of French - had to be helped out by Google, and have probably got the wrong expression too!! (I was supposed to be saying "if I won, I would be over the moon" Did it come out badly wrong?!) ....Margaret
    Following Nan, and sponsored by Deonn at Quiltscapes.

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  44. Love the fabric, someday like to get to Paris, the city of romance and I can see why, the beauty all around you. I follow Nan on Pots and Pans.

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  45. Chaud - it's very hot here, Summer is definitely coming!
    I follow Nan and I follow SewWeQuilt :)

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  46. Wow 13 yARDS - LET THE FUN BEGIN!

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  47. Love the pictures taking me away from my cold! Im a follower!

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  49. (Sorry had to delete that first one as I neglected to mention that I was already a follower of Nan's blog.)

    Beautiful pictures and quilts. Wow. And those fabrics are just gorgeous. Wow. Anyone would be super excited to have those. I know I would.

    My feelings today are (and I only hope Babelfish is working correctly with this one. lol)
    Excité aujourd'hui ! Je verrai des images d'ultrason de notre deuxième petite-fille cet après-midi !
    (Excited today! I will see ultrasound pictures of our second Granddaughter this afternoon!)

    Thank you for such a fabulous prize today.

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  50. follow on both.

    wow...that's alot of fabric!


    I feel Fantastique!

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  51. I am a follower of both you and Nan. I have never spoken French. I took Spanish in school because my grandmother was bi-lingual, but it never really took So merci and gracias Madame Samm.

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  52. Nan I did the same thing in Israel last year - saw quilt patterns everywhere! What fun you've had...treasured memories I know. blessings, marlene

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  53. I'm a follower of both! Love this fabric! Ideas are spinning in my head!
    sewingmom42(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  54. I'm a follower of both of you and do not speak French :)

    LOVE the inspiration photos Nan has posted and would love to win all that fabric for quilt making.

    As far as how I feel today... fatigués! Not ready to face the work week.

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  55. Avoir un voyage merveilleux à un de mes villes européennes préférées. Les tissus sont impressionnants. Merci pour votre poste inspirante.

    Wonderfully inspiring post. I am a follower of both blogs.

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  56. Bon jour, ca va bien merci....
    I think that's all I remember from french class.

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  57. Je me sens bien reposé. J'ai bien dormi!!

    Thanks for the wonderful post Nan. Of coarse I follow you! Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  58. I follow both you and Nanette! Love reading Nan's recipes, too. Since reading quilting blogs I have taken note of quilt blocks in many places and have taken a few pictures. Today--J'ai un mal de gorge, but my sister is here for a visit, so I'm - excités- to be sewing all day today! Thanks for the chance to win. The fabrics are lovely.

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  59. Oh my, Oh my! Love love love this fabric line. And I have to say, after Nan's post, I feel like I've been in Paris. Thanks Nan for sharing a bit of your trip with us all, and thanks Samm for such an exciting give away today! A quilter's first love is always fabric! Can't get enough! Good luck to everyone!!!!
    Aujourd'hui, je suis envie un croissant et un espresso !

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  60. I love that Nan is gathering inspiration from so many beautiful sightings in sweet Paris! :) Awesome insight! I don't speak the least bit of French, so forgive me if I'm cursing at you... but, today I am "épuisé."

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  61. The fabric is beautiful! I'm a follower here and with Nan. Nan is also my sponsor! And...
    Je suis très occupé aujourd'hui.

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  62. aujourd'hui je suis endormi!
    Thank goodness for Google's translation site!
    And fingers crossed that it actually says I am sleepy and not something icky or vulgar. . .
    I follow here and I have followed Nan for a couple years now. She always has a unique perspective.
    Loved the inspiration photos!

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  63. Aujourd'hui, je suis excité parce que notre voyage commence cette semaine.
    I would love to win this beautiful fabric! I follow you and now Nan. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. Bon!

    Love that fabric - following Nan and of course a follower here!

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  65. I am a follower of both! Love the fabric and the beautiful pictures!

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  66. I am a follower of Nan, and I hope I get to France once. Such a wonderful place! Thanks for playing!

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  67. Magnifique! Not sure how to spell this magnificent word. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Nan, for the pictures of inspiration from Paris.

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  68. Je suis heureux ce matin. The pictures of Nan's trip are beautiful. I'm following her now. Thanks for another tres jolie giveaway, Madame Samm.

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  69. I am now a follower of Nan's and a happy follower here! Now on to how I feel, Je me sens merveilleusement aujourd'hui! J'ai commencé une autre couette ce matin et devrait avoir le haut fait d'ici la fin de la journée! Merci beaucoup pour tous les cadeaux impressionnants. I translated this on google's translator so hopefully it is correct.

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  70. Beautiful photos, Nan. Thankful to be able to live vicariously through you today! I am a follower of your lovely blog already.
    Je suis excités! Because I start my new job this morning. :)
    Merci Madame Samm et Maywood!

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  71. Oui, je suis magnifique, aussi! And I'm a follower of both, too! :)

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  72. I am following both of you! Thanks for a chance to win some lovely fabric!
    Blessings!

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  73. I'm going to have to take my photos with a different outlook when I travel. These are wonderful.
    (Don't know French, but I feel inspired---s'inspirer??)

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  74. Je suis fatigue! So the English-French dictionary tells me :)
    I follow here and already follow Nan. Thanks for the post and thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Aujourd'hui, je suis calme mais très fréquentée. Thanks again for such great giveaways Mme. Samm!

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  76. now a Nan follower and always a follower here. I asked her about my favorite restaurant in Nice. Reliving memories for a great meal back in 1989.

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  77. Wow! All those comments up there - do that many people know how to speak French? Not me! Although Google translator says that since I'm happy, the word is "heureuse"!! Hey Madame Samm! Can you really walk on cobblestones in stiletto heels? Whoa! Maybe we should call you Super Samm, and that only with the utmost respect! LOL I follow you and Nan, and happily! (heureuse)

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  78. Oh my gosh, beautiful pictures and inspirations! I was taking pictures of the tile floor in the ladies room of a restaurant just yesterday...there is a quilt in there, I can see it. Thanks so much for sharing with us today and oh my...the fabric in the giveaway today is exquisite!!! I am now a follower of Nan's blog and of course a follower here also. Thanks for a great post and a chance to win such beautiful fabric.

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  79. Je suis excité pour gagner!

    And yes, I follow both of you :)

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  80. I would love to follow her to France, but since I can't I now follow her blog.
    Je suis envieux.

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  81. I am already one of Nan's followers...and of course, yours!

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  82. Pierro's servant here: Following Nan, her pics ore lovely.
    I was in Paris when I was 8 years old until 10.
    Then went back on many vacations to Ste Maxime
    J'aimerais gagner ce beau trésor de fabrik. J'espère que vous avez un lundi merveilleux!!

    Bisous

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  83. I am a follower here, & a new follower to Nan & ...
    Aujourd'hui, je suis reconnaissante pour Google Translate.


    reconnaissante is my official one word ;-)

    ~ meagan

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  84. Love Nanette - been follower her ever since I found her on SM. The file are way to belle
    Thank you so much for the amazing pictures. I am a quilter and I am registered with Mary on Lake P

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  85. Je suis très chanceux....Is that cheating? Hey, I am on my first cup of coffee...LOL

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  86. Je suis froid (parce-que j'ai oublié mes chaussettes ce matin). Hehe. But this fabric certainly made me feel much better. Thanks for everything, Madame. (I follow Nan, and you, of course.)

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  87. I'm a follower of Nan's. Let's see if I can remember any of the French I took in school - je suis magnifique!!? lol!! Isn't Monique's fabric gorgeous?! I took a class from her in August - she too is French Canadian! And sweet, sweet, sweet!!! And her rulers are the bestest!!! Oh please, let me win!!!

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  88. I follow you and Nan(ette). Je suis magnifique this morning. It's a beautiful day here is PA. My sponsor is Jane's Fabric. Kathie L in Allentown

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  89. I am now a follower of you both and today is tres bon!

    Thanks for the great series.

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  91. I follow you and nan and Je suis si fatigué. My daughter was up by 6am.

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  92. Je suis fatiguée! The reason - didn't sleep well last night :( I am a regular follower of Nan's blog and Sew We Quilt! Thanks for another opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  93. Magnifique!
    Thanks for sharing.
    My sponser is Dionn from Quiltscapes.
    Been a follower for quite a bit now. Some yummy recipes! Thanks.

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  94. I follow you both! I LOVE Paris and have been several times. Today the best french word to describe me is fatigués.

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  95. détendu that is how I feel just sitting here drinking my latte and reading your blog. Lovely fabrics for sure as we would expect nothing less from the city of love. Now if I could just win them and make a new quilt to snuggle under with my love.

    I am a follower!

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful articles.

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  96. Joyeux - It is a good day today! That is the extent of my french.. except perhaps a shot at counting.

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  97. bonjour! Sorry, thats the extent of my LIMITED french -- i follow both blogs, thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. It's great to "meet" Nan - I'm now a new follower to her blog and I can anticipate gaining a few pounds as I try some of the delicious recipes she posts!

    I guess the word to describe me today is fatiguée. I was up sewing until 3 AM both Friday and Saturday nights and haven't recovered yet!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. I am a follower of Nan. French? Don't know any, but did a search... "fatigante". Thanks for the giveaway. I am sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics.

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  100. Bonsoir ,je suis très contente et tante ma chance.Lest tissus sont bien jolies!!

    Je suis une wantobequilter et ma sponsor est Sue du blog quilttimes.

    Merci d`avance.

    I`m a happy follower of your blog and now Nan`s blog.Thanks for the chance!!

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  101. Heureux pour le gagnant de la machine à coudre (happy for the winner of the sewing machine) and I follow Nan and also you along with my sponsor, Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts. Thank you.

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  102. Je suis excitée de commencer un projet patchwork de nouvelles aujourd'hui.

    I hope that says I am excited about starting a new quilting project today...Anyway, am now a follower. Love the inspirational photos!

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  103. Ooo, la la! Love to win this lovely fabric!
    I've been following Mademoiselle Nan at Pots and Pins for a while, and of course follow you here, Madame Samm.

    I'm a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Freda of Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

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  104. I'm already a follower of Nan's! Wow, there is so much inspiration in France...great pictures!
    Love the fabrics and their French Flavor.
    I'm feeling fou de joie today!
    Thanks

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  105. I feel contenido. Thanks for the chance! I am a follower already.

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  106. Je suis ravi de la saison des fêtes approche à grands pas!

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  107. I am a follower of both blogs!

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  108. I am a new follower of Nan's, and enjoyed her post and web site! Thanks! I am feeling contenido!

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  109. I follow you and Nan, and sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

    My french word is fatigués- afterall, it is Monday.

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  110. I am a follower of both blogs now. Je suis fantastique!

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  111. Such inspiration!!! I can't believe there is more fabric to give away and such beautiful fabric at that. Good thing you organized this wonderful party...I'd have cheated and sewn myself something with that lovely fabric. You are soooooo good..lol.

    Smiles,
    Kelly
    IHAN...blogger isn't my friend today :)

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  112. Holy Moly!! What a great collection of fabrics! Loved Nan's post. I've been following her for awhile and have enjoyed her posts from France...nevermind all her fabulous recipes! As far as French goes, I would have to say "Mes muscles sont endoloris." (hope Babelfish worked!) Having done extensive yardwork over the weekend I'm ready to relax!

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  113. I am following Nan and you of course. My french word for how I am feeling- fatigue. I've been working on a remodeling project all weekend and now I'm off the work. I would love to win that fabric and I will muster up some energy to make something fabulous!

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  114. I am a follower of both blogs. How am I feeling? Reconnaissant. I am thankful for my wonderful family.

    landes@comcast.net

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  115. Bonjour! Je t'aime Paris, et j'adore Paris inspire de la Nan tote bag, aussi! (Hello! I love Paris, and Nan's Paris inspired tote bag, too.)
    I'm a follower of her blog now, and of course a follower here. (I can't miss a day!)
    My sponsor is Busy as Can Bee.
    Merci, merci, merci for this fantastic journey of talented artists, prizes galore, and off the charts inspiration.
    Hmmmm, although my sweet hubby may have more to say about that - my to do list has grown exponentially! (I think he equates that to our checkbook beng reduced by the same exponnet! lol)

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  116. Today I feel optimiste! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am a follower of Nan too!

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  117. je 'taime. LOVE IS IN THE AIR at my house....

    At NOON yesterday...I got a brand new beautiful Granddaughter.. and I got to hold the new babe, right after birth...Mom had unscheduled c-section.

    The family has been living with us during Husband's job change and until their house sells...everyone is doing well...

    That happy ending drama...takes the sting out of not winning the Pfaff sewing machine! But,can you believe?? I STILL checked in to read Madamme Sam first thing this morning.... LOL!

    Love the green fabric with the blue motif....Is MOTIF~french?

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  118. I am now following Nan over at Pots & Pins. Je suis tres bien!!! Merci beaucoup for the great giveaway - FANTASTIQUE fabric! My sponsor is Lily Pad Quilting.

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  119. Such a timely posting - I had just purchased " Viva Venezia! by Christine Porter. I think the inspiration of Architecture is so Wonderful! THANKS Nan!

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  120. Love the fabric and the posts....Today I am feeling prodigieux! It's a lovely fall day after a long hot summer...so very nice.

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  121. Even though I am from Cajun country, I do not know French. But I think that "Tres bien" is how I feel if I spelled it right. Very Good!

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  122. It's been fun hearing about Nan's trip to France.

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  123. Je suis tres heureuse aujourd'hui. I am a faithful follower of both you and Nan. Love you both.

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  124. OOO la la!! What fab fabric! And what a fab trip, Nan! I've been following Nan for a long time. And have even tried some of her scrumpcious recipes!! Of course I follow here at Sew we quilt and would love, love, love to find this fabric on my door step! Thank you for all your hard work, my dear!

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  125. Thanks Samm for having Nan post about her trip to France. She showed us some nice pictures. I follow her and Sew We Quilt and am le plus reconnaissant for the chance to win some beautiful fabrics.

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  126. Je suis content plusque temps, mais maintenant j'ai faim!
    I'm always hungry, it seems. Thanks for sharing, Nan- it took me back to the summer I spent in St. Brieuc.

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  127. Je suis tres detendue! Relaxed, how amazing to feel this way on a Monday! I love the inspiration found while traveling, so cool!

    I follow both blogs, thanks for the giveaway! (sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts)

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  128. I feel tre magnifique. No, I didn't look this up, so it's probably spelled wrong. I Love Paris, but don't know the language. I love Nan's recipes, read through all of it.

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  129. I already follow Nan.....been a follower for sometime. Love love this fabric!!! Thanks again....

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  130. Je suis fatigues. My mom is in the hospital so very little sleep for me.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of France and the generous giveaway. I am a follower of both blogs, a quilter and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilters.

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  131. Bonjour Madame Samm tres bien this morning. My high school french is pretty rusty. I already follow Nanette's blog and of course yours.My sponsor is sweet Jane and I am looking forward to the Ghastlies Blog Hop. Merci Beaucoup Sandra

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  132. Mal mais fier (sore but proud) today. I just walked 33 miles for MS, this past weekend! Beautiful photos and great quilting ideas. I already am a follower of Pots and Pins.

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  133. I have followed Nan for sometime and of course yours..Jane's Fabric is my sponsor..Bonjour

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  134. Je suis tres bien. And I am a follower. Lovely pictures of Paris.

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  135. Thanks for the tour of France. I follow both blogs. Je veux gagner ce tissu belle. Thanks for the generous giveaway chance.

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  136. I already follow both of yous!
    My French word of the day (I think): Que? I am so tired. All I can so right now is "what?"

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  137. Créatifs - of please please pick me so I can be.

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  138. I follow both of you and I'm a trifle 'venteux' right now!

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  139. JE suis tres heureux - as I always do when I read this blog. Nan, I loved your photos and I am delighted to be a Follower of yours now.

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  140. OH LA LA! I don't think that's French but that's how I feel...LOL!

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  141. Oui! I became a follower of Nan. Sew many comments on this blog....I will not stand a chance, but here goes: Je suis trés heureux parce que le soleil brille aujourd'hui!

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  142. It's beautiful fabric that I'd love to win. With so much red white and blue, I see a quilt of valor just waiting to be made. I'm a follower of both blogs.

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  143. I enjoyed this post and love the fabric. I am now a follower of Nan's blog and je suis tres fatique. Back at work after a wonderful but busy weekend.

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  144. Wow! oui oui oui. J'taime ce fabrique puis je vais ajoute avec la collection aux SeamedUP.com!

    Au'jourdui je suis houreux parce-ce-que c'est la commencement de les 'ghastlies!

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  145. Je pense que la fin !! Ma guilde démarre en une heure et je suis encore dans mon pyjama !! Ça alors!

    Of course I follow!! And Quilt Sue is my sponsor!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful fabric!!
    Love this posting!
    Paulette

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  146. Love the blog hop and the Ghastly projects. Great idea.

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  147. My french word for today is: ˈɡreɪtfl - this means grateful. I am very grateful for my life and the ability to enjoy all the wonder bloggers out there including this one!!!

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  148. I am already follower of Jans. Today a word to describe me is occupes! (busy)!!

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  149. Beautiful fabric. I am a follower of Nan's. I often look at architecture or patterns in nature and think what a great quilt that would make. I am a quilter from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  150. What a gorgeous fabric collection! I would love to own some! I followed Nan's blog. Love her Paris design inspiration! Here's my French for today...Je suis fatiguée!

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  151. hi this beautiful Monday morning thank you Nan for the beautiful sites and Im a follower of Pot and Pans and sponsored by Kd Quilts and a wanna be quilter

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  152. I am already a follower of Nan's (although I would rather follow her to Paris), and I'm a follower here. If I remember my French lessons correctly (it was so very long ago) the one word to describe me today is "reconnaissant".

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  153. Paris is full of beautiful patterns! Thanks for posting. Wish I could follow you to Paris Nan, but alas at least I do follow you at Pots & Pins, and I'm a follower here. Would love to win some of that gorgeous fabric! Sallie @Sallie's Sampler sent me :)

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  154. I'm a follower, yes. Everything in french sounds fancy, nancy...

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  155. A blog focusing and food and quilting and these beautiful fabrics to be given away--I am in extasie!!

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  156. I follow both of you! Hope you are having a ton of fun in Paris Nan! Je suis lundi. Which means I have a case of the Mondays :) In my horrible French, of course!

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  157. I am following you and Nan & All I can say is this is better than French fries, french toast, french bread, french manicures, ...... lol

    And thats all the french you will get from me because my french is tres bad !!!!!!ROFLOL

    Great Giveaway - Thanks for the fun ;)

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  158. Qu'est - ce un poste de Nan. Apprecie toutes les photos. Et quelle belle toile. Ce serait genial de gagner.
    Or as i would say. What a great post from Nan. Enjoyed all the pictures. And what lovely fabric. It would be great to win.
    Isn't the internet fun. Who knew a translation could be done so quickly and easily.

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  159. Thanks for sharing all these pretty pictures from France, sounds like a great trip. Gorgeous fabric too. Have a wonderful day both of you girls, MS and Nan.

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  160. I am feeling belle! Its a good hair day... ;D

    I follow both you and Nan. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  161. I am feeling magnifique today! What lovely fabric!

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  162. Tre bien, merci beau coup. Now, did I spell it right? Heck it's been a long while since Jr. High. Well a try is almost as good as a win. I feel lucky. Thanks a lot!

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  163. Fatique! But that's how I feel almost everyday! Love the fabric!

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  164. I am a follower of you and NAN. My french saying is "I am satisfied" Je suis convaincu. My sponsor is Kathy at Its only natural.

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  165. I am SATISFAIT about each minute I spend with fabric. :D I would LOVE to win this---and I do follow you AND Nan. :D

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  166. I am a follower at Nans and here :) Today I am detendue. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  167. I enjoyed the post today, and am a follower of both blogs. Love the beautiful fabrics, and am inspired by the photos. I would love to take a trip to France!

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  168. Paris is my favorite city! There are no words to describe France. Today I am tres bien!

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  169. I am heureuse. Great post. Sponsored by Marlene.

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  170. I am following you and NAN! Today I feel: Fabuleux!

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  171. I love Paris!! Okay - I have NEVER been - but it looks wonderful!! Nan, nice to meet you!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  172. I glanced at this earlier in the morning, but don't think I commented. Quilting inspiration is everywhere! I've been noticing color palettes in every sunset! and sunrise! and foggy field!

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  173. Love the pictures. Je me sens calme!!

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  174. I am a follower and am living vicariously through Nans pictures
    Je suis tres excite. Sorry no accents on my keyboard, marilyn

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  175. Sorry, I don't speak French. I speak Southern. Today I feel joyeuses.
    The trip to France has to be wonderful. Love the pictures and the fabric. Have fun over there!

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  176. Great pictures and project inspiration. I'm already a follower of Nan and here. Love the fabrics and would love to make a quilt for my niece who is engaged to be married. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  177. Beautiful fabric! Today I am non syndiques...
    I am a follower of you and Nan and I am sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

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  178. That Nan. She's always make me laugh. I've been following her journey in Paris; what a wonderful opportunity. I'm feeling pleased (enchanté) today. I have accomplished much in the past few days which is why I'm feeling so.

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  179. Triste would describe me today- my car has broken down

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  180. I'm a follower of both but I don't speak french! Its Monday so that says alot!

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  181. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Jane's Fabric. I had to look up how to say it but je suis excité parce que ti neigé.

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  182. Beautiful fabric, beautiful place to post from - great pictures - oh!!! Thank you for sharing Nan with us - I am a new follower of Pots & Pins! To be able to win such luscious fabric - this is how I feel in French:
    Je me sens aimé aujourd'hui ! Et ce se sent bien !

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  183. Je suis courbatures ce matin d'exercer.

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  184. Je suis malade. i have pneumonia. but winning 13 yds of fabric just might help me feel better.

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  185. I follow both, and my French is very rusty. Beautiful prints, thanks for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  186. I think I am magnifique'. I am a follower of you and Nan, for a long time. Love the possble quilts from the pictures.

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  187. Love the fabric, and I'd love to go see Paris someday. I feel magnifique today? Something like that. LOL. I do already follow Nan and of course this blog.

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  188. I am heureux, de bonheur!
    Lovely Prize!

    Carol

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  189. Ahh what a wonderful trip! Going to France is definitely on my bucket list! Thank you for the beautiful photos. I can live vicariously through you!

    What beautiful fabrics and 13 yards?? WOW!! That's a LOT. Thank you, Mdm.Samm.
    I have been a follower of Nan's for a while, and of course you, too. Oh happy day!

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