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Christine B.

Love the photographs of the lavender, I can almost smell the scent!! Please do continue to post about your trip, I am really enjoying reading about all that you did!

Teah B.

I am also loving your trip chronology. I am living vicariously through your beautiful pictures and detailed writing. I'm there with you in spirit, except for the 112 degree weather which I will pass on. The variation in stitching and styles is fun to behold. Oh, how I wish I could have been there.Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Cherie Wilson

The story unfolding........stitched have such a way with words dear Charlotte! Love red wine......and look forward to hearing the story. Should be posting a bit of my own....soon, so soon!


I am loving your account - and am getting ideas for my trip (in just 12 days!) and how to share it with others. Your photos are delicious, Charlotte and I wish I could be as good at that. I will just have to take what I can and hope for the best.

I cannot wait to see the finished samplers by the last day....they look incredible so far...


karen on bainbridge island

Is your favorite dress going to become your favorite rag? Red it, but it does have risks associated with it. Can't wait to hear the rest of that tale. I love Millie's poodle friend...where did he/she come from? Very sweet.

Julie Clark

PLEASE keep it up!! Every detail you relay warms us and will also keep it renewed in your heart and mind. Lori and I did Italy in 1978 and Paris in 2008. I still vividly remember the details of both trips. You made forever memories! Julie


Please continue. I am enjoying your conveying of your trip very much.I wish I could have been there. I look forward to each day. Thanks!

Troy Louise

I'm loving everyone of your entries about your wonderful trip. I had no idea it got that hot in France. The different stitches on your samplers are such fun. And, I can almost smell that beautiful lavender. Thanks so much.


Hi Charlotte, is the chateau pattern for sale on you etsy? michelle


Love the chronological posting! It's so fun to live vicariously. Take as long as you want :-)

Deb Zoulias

Hi Charlotte!
I LOVE the South of France! when is your Chateau pattern going to be for sale on Etsy? I can't wait to get it! It looks lovely already!


thanks, Deb! I should have a few more there soon. 

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