Friday, July 20, 2012

Crafting in France


A big part of what we do on our French General Getaway is craft.  We craft in the morning, we craft in the afternoon, and those of us that have good eyes (myself not included!) even craft after dinner!  It's funny, when we originally planned these getaway weeks, we didn't leave as much time for crafting - thinking everyone would rather run around the countryside seeing the neighboring villages and markets.  But, we have found that when you have 18-24 women gathered in an 18th century chateau, crafting is actually a luxury - something that everyone wants to spend more and more time doing.  This summer we were honored to have a handful of friends and artists join us for a week each - including: Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray from A Gilded Life, Charlotte Lyons, Jenn Texiera from EK Success, Susan Fuquay from American Quilt Retailer, Monica Medieros, Wendy Addison and Marcia Ceppos from Tinsel Trading.  Each brought their own unique craft and a bunch of wonderful kits so we could create to our hearts desire! Here's a look at some of the projects we worked on this summer, students in the studio, and a few of our friends that came to teach....










4 comments:

Bonnie Jobe said...

I'm jealous - I wanna be there too!!! Lovely stuff!

Anonymous said...

When will you be announcing next summer's getaway? A friend of mine went with you this summer and had the time of her life, and now I need to go too. I'd like to sign up for Janet Bolton's week if possible!
Ann Montgomery
California

Marlynne said...

I know I would love it! But I would have to explore the countryside too!

Tracy Altieri said...

How wonderful! To sit in such company would be my idea of heaven on earth.