Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I'm busy Aix-ploring France!

*Cue giant arm waves*

I'm still here (sort of) I promise! Anna recently blogged about the swapping adventures between us and our friend Kitty so I felt it was high time to show I'm alive, and very appreciative of the shout-out as well. It just might have kept my few followers from jumping ship! ;)

Anyway, I thought I should explain that the reason I've been AWOL is that, like Kitty, I'm studying abroad! My program is through my home university, and I'm living with a host family in the wonderful city of Aix-en-Provence, France until mid December. It's certainly such an adjustment, and my French knowledge is really being tested! So far I am having a wonderful time, and I look forward to more adventures, both here and in other nearby countries. I won't make promises, but I'm entertaining the idea of visiting Spain, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic before the semester is over. :)

So as not to be finish sad and picture-less, here are some from my first two weeks here in France.

The beach in Nice, isn't is beautiful!?
My delicious gelato from a place in Saint-Tropez.
A fun market stall in Marseille.
Now I can't promise that my blog updating will be a regular thing like usual, but for this semester I hope to keep any and all readers update with some fun things once in a while, like a virtual vacation. Sound good? Hope to write again soon.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Funday Giveaway - Closed

Congratulations, Random Number Generator picked #26 Michele T.! I will contact you immediately, so look out for an email from me. And since I did reach 50 comments, my plan is to include a couple extra fat quarters of Robert Kaufman Metro Living. Thank you all again for entering, this was so much fun!

I am so sorry for my late posting; my work-focused brain must have let me forget.

But I digress, on to the giveaway! As part of the Sunday Funday Giveaway series, hosted by 627handworks is a quick picture of what I'm giving away, to any residents of the U.S.

Click here to go to her webpage too.

My giveaway includes four fat quarters: the pink is from my LQS (local quilt store), the green is Simply Style frames, and the orange and blue are dots from Denyse Schmidt lines for Joann.

Just a couple of things to let you know. You don't have to become a follower of my blog to enter (just post a comment) but I would love it if you did! And please, if you are a no-reply blogger, include your email in your comment! If necessary, I will draw another name. Also since this giveaway is beginning on the smaller end, I will include another item or two to the winner, such as thread or some more fabric. I will increase the loot of my giveaway once I receive 50 entries.

Okay! The giveaway will be open until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, and I'll announce the winner sometime on Wednesday. Good luck!