Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weekend in France

When I came to Nice it was raining. For the first time in a long while. But when friday arrived the sun was shining and it was lovely. Here are one of the village not far from where my brother lives. It is so different from what I'm used to. Smal houses made of stone and verry smal streets. You can hardly drive a car in some villages.
Here we are in Nice looking for a quilt-shop. And we found it.....but it was closed untill the evening ,so I didn't get to shop this time. Instead we went for a walk in the rain.I love to be in a big town looking at the peoples and all the shops.In this part of Nice there are a lot of tourist in the summer, but now in fall it is quiet. Specially when it is raining.We almost got the streets by ouerselfes. Here are the farmous hotell Negresso.Big and lovely I think. I don't mind to stay there for a night or two.... The hotell lies on the farmos street Promenad des Angles. Also a well know part of the tourist Nice.It was made by the Englies who lived in Nice early in 1900, so they had a place to walk in the afternoons. I can imagine me the ladies and the gentlemens taking a promenade....
I didn't get in the Quilt-shop, but I found a shop with a lot of candy and boxes. Wow ,I just had to buy some boxes to put some quilting-items in. And I don't mind that they were full of candy. ;-) You have no idea what candy you could buy in this little shop....Chocolade and France sweets what ever you can want..... When we could not get to the Quilt-shop in Nice, we went to the Quilt-shop in Antibe.It was smal but I found somthing (a lot) I just needed. The shop had open house for costumers who needed help or to borrow a sewing maskine. It was so fun to finaly meet a French quilter.I didn't buy fabrics..... but I got kits and patterns. ;-)
Here are some new boxes I bought on my trip. I love nice boxes and can always find something to put in them. The big box ,witn Nice on it, are going to the quilt meeting with me to morrow.I can put the little quilt I'm working on in it.
I got lots of new Quilt-magasines with me back home. I don't read or speak france, but I understand most of the patterns.And I love to look in books and magasines, may-be there are somthing I need to make.Or hope to find time to make.....
Here are what I bought in the Quilt-shop. Some pattern and three kits. All in France so I have to study the pattern realy well.I dont know why I didn't took a photo of the modells in the store...but I didn't. It will be a challenge....
My nephes has grown since the last time I saw them. It is so fun to spend some time with them. Cyrian the oldest are clewer to speak Norwegian . Swan talks Norwegian too, if he wants.. But he speaks France most of the time. Once when we were sitting around the table talking Cyrian got a little angry at Swan and sayd : Swan you have to speak Norwegian! And Swan reply: Why??? You are for certain not Norwegian! They are so cute. I hope they are comming to visit me in February.
It was a lovely day when I left on monday. Here are a photo of Mount Blanc, taken out of the planes window.I had a great time in France and I will show you more photos from my trip later.
Have a great day. I feel so good.....I have helpt Santa and Elf Donna to day....I have posted my Secred Santa gift. So now I just have to wait and se what Santa brings to me. ;-) And I hope my Secred Santa Christmas Swap partner like what she gets....


5 comments:

Chookyblue said...

looks like a great time at France and a little quilt shopping..........thanks for sharing your photos

CONNIE W said...

I enjoyed reading about your trip and seeing all the photos.

May Britt said...

You had a great time in Nice. See you at the quiltmeeting tonight.

Guðrún said...

How great to be able to go to a France quiltshop and of course meet your family.

Andrea said...

What a lovely posting about your trip. Good luck with making those kits up. Lovely boxes you bought !