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I’ve been on an adventure

Just checking in briefly. I don’t like to publicize the fact that I’ll be gone for a few days (not at home to protect my children and fabric stash), so thanks to the magic of pre-scheduled posts all appeared to be ‘same-old-same-old’ around here. But I’ve been away on an adventure.
My husband had business travel that took him to Geneva, Switzerland this past week and I got to tag a long! Since our flight connections just happened to be in Paris, we thought it would be a decent place to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary for a couple of days in the process. And it turned out we were right. We got home this afternoon and I’m already starting to pinch myself wondering if it was all a just a dream – a whirlwind of Renaissance painters and flying buttresses and people speaking French.
Maybe I’m in a crepe-induced coma. Or it could just be the crazy jet lag.  
So I’ll share more once I’ve had some time to process the memories and pictures and conquer the mountain of laundry that lies before me.

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43 Comments

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    felicity
    October 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wow! How utterly fabulous! Happy Anniversary and welcome home!

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    ♥Duff
    October 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Yeah! I can't think of anything better than eating a warm crepe with nutella and bananas while staring up at the Eiffel Tower, except of course, sharing it with a great guy! Congrats! Hope it was an anniversary you'll cherish for years to come!

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    Holli
    October 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    What a bit of spectacular fun! Happy Anniversary, and many more! Looking forward to the pics and posts. And welcome home!

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    CitricSugar
    October 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Enjoy every minute!

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    Joyful
    October 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Congratulations on your adventure and your anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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    A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    October 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    That sounds fabulous!! Congratulations on your anniversary too.

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    pragmaticpatchwork
    October 28, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I&#39;m in Geneva! Come and visit! What a totally blissful thought to dream of sharing a cup of tea, and a chat. Or is it too late already and you are gone? The city is beautiful, despite all the local quilt shops having pretty much shut… <br /><br />Juliet (an Anglo-Swiss)

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      amy smart
      November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Oh no! I am already home. That would have been so much fun to have had a visit and a local tour guide! But I will remember if I ever get a chance to go back!! You are so sweet to think of me. I&#39;m sorry about the local quilt shops shutting… :(<br /><br />Thanks for your sweet offer!

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    Carin
    October 28, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Happy 15th Anniversary !!<br />I hope you enjoy Europe. I live in the Nethelrnads and I know how lovely Parijs and Switzerland are.<br />

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    Michele
    October 28, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Good for you and what a grand place to celebrate your anniversary. Don&#39;t apologize for scheduling posts in advance. A lot of us do that too.

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    Diane
    October 28, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Happy Anniversary! and celebrating in Paris ooh la-la<br />

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    Elizabeth Dackson
    October 28, 2012 at 5:28 am

    That is so fabulous!! I was loving the pictures that were popping up on Instagram from you yesterday 🙂 Happy anniversary!

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    Sarah Craig
    October 28, 2012 at 5:45 am

    First of all, congrats on such a wonderful way to celebrate 15 years, but you crack me up – how do your kids feel about being lumped in with the stash in the category of things to protect? 😉 Good idea, though – I could be someone you need to protect that stash from!! I&#39;ve got enough kids, though………. 😉

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      amy smart
      November 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Yes, lol, that did make it sound like the children and the fabric are on equal par, (which is not the case).

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    Jamie Lee
    October 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Oh, how fun! Congratulations and glad you had such a wonderful trip.

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    Svetlana
    October 28, 2012 at 6:00 am

    yay! how fun!!! congrats on your anniversary!

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    Ginette
    October 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Sounds heavenly! Happy Anniversary!

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    natalie. beyond the reef
    October 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a lovely way to remember the past and look to the future! Happy Anniversary!!

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    natalie. beyond the reef
    October 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a lovely way to remember the past and look to the future! Happy Anniversary!!

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    Peggy
    October 28, 2012 at 8:59 am

    How wonderful. I was in Paris last year and just loved it, from the Mona Lisa to the Eiffel tower to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy the memories.

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    sweetsueemily
    October 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Oh La La, how marvelous! You deserve such a wonderful adventure. Take lots of pictures to share with us, I&#39;ve heard it is very beautiful.

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    Nedra
    October 28, 2012 at 9:31 am

    How Romantic! (the trip, not the laundry:)

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    Cassandra
    October 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

    What a fun adventure! Good luck with all the laundry! 🙂

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    Thimbleanna
    October 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Oh, you lucky girl! I can&#39;t wait to see more — I hope it was fabulous!

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    Becky
    October 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Very nice! Happy Anniversary!!

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    Lynne Tilley
    October 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, how FABULOUS!! Happy 15th anniversary. What a perfect way to spend it.

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    Lisaluvz2kwilt
    October 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Fantastic! I&#39;m envious! Happy Anniversary 🙂

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    CathyK
    October 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful gift for each of you!

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    Sallie
    October 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Paris is such a romantic city!

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    Shop Girl
    October 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    What a wonderful memory to cherish! I love it when those pesky business trips work out in our favor. Happy for you two love birds! Amour!

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    Mariana Nortje
    October 29, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Paris, Paris Paris!!! My favourite place on earth! I went there last in 2011 and I can&#39;t forget it. I am so upset too that I missed a really cool patchwork shop by about a block! Just a few blocks from my hotel, walked down the street and just did not go down that smaller street by one block!Sigh! Will I ever get back there? Probably not. But I will always have my two visits there. Glad you

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      amy smart
      November 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      No way! I didn&#39;t even think to look for Patchwork shops in Paris, but that would have been a fun discovery! Do you have the address? Just in case I go back again before another 19 years has gone by…

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    trish
    October 29, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Oh how romantic! What a special time.<br />Happy Anniversary to the two of you!<br />love, Trish xo

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    Lisa
    October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    How fun, lucky girl!

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    Marian Griffin
    October 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Ho wonderfully exciting! And congratulations on another happy anniversary!!

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    Angela Nash
    October 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    What a wonderful, romantic adventure!

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    Rebecca Grace
    October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I love Paris; such a romantic city. I hope you had a wonderful time with your hubby.

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    nikki
    October 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

    terrific! happy anniversary to you and michael.

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    Nanette Merrill
    October 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    You do get to some amazing places. Great for you. I wondered if you were going to market. fun fun

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    lifeinredshoes
    October 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    LUCKY! Blessed 🙂

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    Mariana Nortje
    November 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I will look it up in the quilt mag where I saw it and let you know. It is a bit late here now almost midnight so my eyes refuse to see:D:D:D

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    Mariana Nortje
    November 2, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Paris quilt shops that I know about: Most well known – Le Rouvray, 6 Ru des Grandes Degres, off the Quai de la Tournelle. On the left Bank, 5th Arr. The road is almost exactly opposite the bridge, the Pont de l&quot;Archeche that connects the Ille de la Citie to the left bank where the Museum for the Deportation of the Jews are,(very sad place , went to see it;breakes one &#39;s heart)and it is

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      amy smart
      November 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Wow! We were right near there. Augh. That would have been so fun. Well, now I know for next time. 🙂 I&#39;m going to add that info to my Paris post so other people can find it too! Thanks so much for the info!

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