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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bicycling Through Paris



Another quilt finished.
I had totally forgotten about this one
until I was cleaning drawers in a chest 
out in the barn.
I started it back in February of 2015.
Two years ago!
Look at the view . . .
February 2015 and no snow . . .
I'm longing for a view with no snow this year :)  
 
Before I show you the finished quilt,
let me tell you about Chasity.  
This week I received and email from a young lady 
that is just getting started in blogging.  
She has the beginning of a charming blog that she has titled, 
The Blue Cottage Farmhouse
remember when we first started out
and how we wondered if anyone would find us
and like our blog enough to comment or to follow us back?
For me it was exciting and a little bit scary, too.
Please visit her blog and show her just how sweet
blogging sisters can be.
You can find her here:
http://thebluecottagefarm.blogspot.com/

But wait before you go . . .
Don't you want to see my completed project?



I used my light-box to make the quilt's label.


Have A Lovely Day
&
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

58 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, You make such neat quilts! We did go to Paris but not bicycling there! After having a couple bad crashes on my bike I have given up bike riding completely! Learned my lesson finally! LOL Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, Paris was always a dream when I was younger . . . now I am perfectly happy to stay right here in the USA. I do, do a lot of traveling through blogging and I truly enjoy that. Now, if I ever had a chance to visit the UK . . . that is a trip I would love to take. I hope that you are getting all settled into your new home and will be done with most of the work before warm gardening weather starts :)

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  2. What a beautiful, beautiful quilt. I've been to Paris but I didn't ride a bicycle! How sweet of you to help the new Blogger. I'll go over and take a peek.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Good Morning Betsy, thank you your complement on my quilt and thanks also for visiting Chasity. It's always a pleasure to encourage a new blogging sister and welcome them to blog-land :)

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  3. What a fabulous quilt, Connie! We went to Paris many years ago, although I wouldn't have liked to cycle on the roads - SO busy! xx

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    1. Oh, I'm sure that you are right about that . . . but in my dreams bicycling is a breeze, LOL. Oh well, I'm getting a little bit old for bicycling and for traveling to far away places :) I kind of like the comforts of my own bed each night.

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  4. What a joy to see, you are one talented lady.

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  5. Lovely soft quilt! Now I'm off to visit your new blogging friend.

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    1. Thank you. I am so happy that you're going to pop in on Chasity; she has the beginning of a lovely blog. I think that you'll like it :)

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  6. Hi Connie! Thank you so much for your kind post about me! I appreciate this more than you know! I have gotten several sweet comments from your followers and a handful of them have followed me as well. :) It was a nice surprise to wake up too this morning! I love your quilt, that is something I have always wished I could do!

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    1. You know I never thought that I would enjoy quilting and then about three years ago I decided to give it a try and the quilting bug bit my heart and I was a goner, LOL. I had tried about thirty five years ago when our daughter was young, but never finished the quilt that I was making for her . . . I need to do that:) It was my pleasure to add you to my post . . . I wish you the very best with your blog and hope that you find blogging so rewarding and fun that it becomes part of your life. There are so many sweet women all over the world that share ideas and care about quality of life, family and home. You'll be surprised at some of the close friendships that you will make with people that you will probably never meet in person, but will be an enrichment to your life.

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  7. keep it on your bucket list! I loved France and especially enjoy the quilt show I attended.

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    1. Wow! All the way to France for a quilt show . . . that's a dedicated quilter :)

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  8. Connie, I love that quilt so very much. The edge fabric...the girl by the flower cart, in the dress, that is me in my fantasy dream world. :):) I love the view from your sewing area. Wonderful. I will visit your new friend. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you so much . . . and now when I look at that quilt I'll think, "there's Susie!" Have a lovely day :)

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  9. Oh that is such a lovely quilt. I love it.
    I'm on my way now to check out Chasity's blog.

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    1. Thank you . . . You're a sweetie pie. We woke to fresh snow this morning, too . . . when will it ever stop? Spring is sounding better everyday :)

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  10. You amaze me with your fast quilting! I LOVE that Parisian fabric... just darling.. and the quilt you finished is just wonderful! Every time I see a new one of yours, I think... I've GOT to get going on my UFO's..... one of these days hopefully. Your Feb. 2015 view is just wonderful.. I too long to look out my window and see the grass... and not snow! It's spitting right now and hope it doesn't turn into something worse. They're saying we'll get snow all week (again) here but hopefully not in copious amounts. Drat it.. I need some sunshine and warmth. I love that picture by the window as love all the white things.. the white sewing table, walls, chair, things on the wall.. is so bright and cheery. I'll jump over to visit Chastity's blog too. So nice of you to introduce us to her.. You are so sweet. I think we all need to hop up to your place for a big fun sewing bee! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I enjoy reading your comments so much, I never know what to expect and that's refreshing :) It snowed again here last night, but sometime this afternoon I looked out and it was sunny . . . how glorious the sun is after so many grey and gloomy days. It just lightens my heart and I gives me a new surge of energy. I've been working on several different projects today and did manage to complete one of them. I'll take photos and put together another post very soon. February has to be a turning point . . . I just know we have warmer days ahead. Stay warm my sweet blogging sister:)

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  11. Cute name for your quilt. It turned out lovely. Your family must be so blessed with all those pretty blankets.
    xx Beca

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    1. Hi Beca, thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. I love company. I just wish there was a way to serve cookies and tea and have a sit down visit with my lovely blogging friends. The quilts have been nice this winter . . . it has been the coldest and snowiest winter that we have had in many years. Here's to Spring, I can hardly wait :)

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  12. Oh Connie I love this. Not only are the embroidered squares great but the colors are wonderful. I'll go check out that new blog now

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you for your sweet comment and thanks for visiting Chasity. She is a sweet girl and a welcoming bright light to our blogging world. Isn't it fun meeting new people and sharing in their creative journeys?

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  13. I love the latest quilt. You choose such lovely designs.
    Our snow is almost completely gone and I hope we don't get any more!!

    Now I'm off to visit the blue cottage farm.

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words . . . I'm so happy that your snow is gone. I can hardly wait for ours to go away, we got a fresh bunch last night. Good news is that we did see sunshine today:) Have fun visiting The Blue Cottage Farm, I think you'll like it there, I do :)

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  14. that's great, that you found this fun and cute quilt to finish. Fun blocks you created and I love the paris theme fabric to go with them!! Excellent work!!
    off to visit the new blog :)

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    1. Hi Connie, I started this almost two years ago and had forgotten it . . . it feels good to have it done. I'm getting a lot of sewing done . . . this cold weather is good for something, LOL. I'm so happy that you are visiting Chasity's blog . . . I enjoy encouraging new blogging sisters and making a new friend. Here's wishing you a lovely day!

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  15. What a sweet quilt! You put a lot of love into them. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. It is always nice visiting your blog and sharing ideas :)

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  16. What a lovely quilt !It is all done in my favorite colors and if you get tired of it just send it my way. :) I am going to check out the blog you mentioned now. ( I always get a smile and uplift when I visit you.)

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    1. Aren't you sweet . . . thanks so much :)

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  17. The quilt is lovely! Such a lovely memento. I'm on my way to visit "The Blue Cottage" too.

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    1. Thank you and have fun at "The Blue Cottage Farm" . . . isn't that a great name for a blog :)

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  18. Just so pretty Connie..you do such nice work
    AND have a sewingroom that is fabulous!!
    Hugs,Patty

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    1. Thanks Patty, don't think for a moment that I take my sewing barn for granted . . . I love it more each and every time I go out there. It's a dream that took a long time to come true . . . never stop dreaming:)

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  19. OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a cute quilt. I absolutely love it...and I love that you have a special space to quilt and craft in. I will pop over and meet our new blogging sister. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I am delighted that you like this quilt and that you're visiting our new blogging sister too. Spread the love :)

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  20. Connie, thanks for linking to Blue Cottage. I enjoyed her antiquing tour.

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    1. I'm so happy that you visited her. I think that she is going to be a bright addition to the blogging community :)

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  21. Well your quilt is a WOW, what amazing details! Aren't you glad you finished it? (I am!)

    So that altered book/art journal--that book had seriously been on the shelf for YEARS, and now it's almost full! Just doing something everyday, that was the challenge to myself, and so far, so good. And the Just Glue It--if you don't feel like you have to have all paints and stencils and markers and everything out, it makes doing something everyday way more doable. At least for me. Thank you for stopping by, we've been visiting each other back and forth for a few years now, it's always fun to reconnect with a blog friend!!

    :)
    (Seriously, your quilt is wonderful!)

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    1. Good Morning Trisha, Thank you so much, I'm delighted that you like my quilt, it sure feels good to have it checked off my list. I hate having things on hold. The altered book that I was talking about got put on the shelf when we moved into our fixer-upper country home. We will be celebrating three years living here this June. My book was the last thing on my list of to do's after moving . . . We are still fixing up the place but the list gets smaller all the time and now there's time for more fun projects. I so appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment, you are and inspiration and a lovely blogging sister:)
      Have a wonderful day!
      Connie :)

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  22. Oh my goodness! That is the most beautiful quilt...the fabric is so pretty! It has a romantic feel to it, doesn't it? I'm off to visit that new blogger! Enjoy your afternoon girlfriend! Hugs, Diane

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  23. Hi Connie, your Bicycling Through Paris quilt is absolutely charming, and the quilt label is so adorable. What a wonderful project -- congratulations on completing it. Here's to a snow-free February and an early springtime. :-) Best wishes, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. It does feel good to have it done, just because it was a long time from start to finish. I guess that old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind" applies to me putting it up and forgetting about it, LOL.

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  24. Oh my goodness, I *love* this quilt! I think this is one of my all-time favorites. I love the colors and the charming prints. And who doesn't love Paris? You are so sweet to mention a new blogger to us and encourage us to to visit her. I will certainly do so right now!

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    1. Hi Melanie, you are such a sweetie . . . thank you, thank you, thank you . . . your kind words have made me blush. Watch out you'll give me the big head and no one likes a big head :) I think that you'll enjoy your visit to The Blue Cottage Farmhouse and it's always fun to welcome new bloggers. Thanks for visiting, you've made my day.

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  25. The Eiffel Tower is so beautiful...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  26. I know I'm always saying this to you, but that quilt is amazing! You are amazing! I was looking at the view out your window before you even mentioned it...thinking how nice it would be to sit and sew in front of all those pretty windows. I'm going now to look at the new blog. Thank you!

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    1. I love those windows . . . I can see the driveway if anyone comes over when I'm out there and they let in so much nice sunlight :) Thank you for your kind words about my quilt and for visiting our new blogging sister. She raises animals so I know that you'll like it there:)

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  27. Hi Connie, Wow, I love the quilt! Your Eiffel Tower is perfect! Your talent and skills at putting the quilts together is wonderful. That is a neat picture looking out of your work space in February of 2015. What a neat work station you have there. Thanks for sharing, Connie, and have a great weekend ahead!

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    1. Hi John, thank you, I'm happy that you like my quilts . . .and I hope that I can be an inspiration to your wife. Does she have much longer to work before she retires? She's going to love retirement and love quilting, too :)

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  28. Connie, I love that quilt! It is so pretty! Makes me want to sew.
    xo
    Lynn

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    1. Go for it . . . sewing is a great way to get through the long cold days of winter :)

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  29. Great quilt, Connie. I love your fabric choices. I have two UFO scrap quilts to finish. One day I'll get to them. :) I'll hop over to Chasity's blog. It took years before I found my blogging voice and actually attracted readers. Linkup parties helped a lot. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xo

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    1. Hi Nancy, we are just staying in and watching a raging blizzard going on outside. The flakes are huge and we have been getting snow since Friday. I know you told me to keep saying, "Spring is coming." I had a talk with the Lord about it, and he said, "it's just to make me appreciate Spring" . . . I'm about ready to get down on my knees and kiss the green grass if I ever see it again.

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