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Seaside Town....

The 'Seaside Town' mystery has begun and all over the world there are
completed blocks from month one appearing :)

Seaside town category image

If you haven't seen any blocks yet then perhaps you would
like to join my new Facebook group 'In Stitches With Lynette Anderson'. 
Not only will you find some of these blocks stitched by members but there are lots of other designs on display.

In Stitches with Lynette Anderson Banner

The inspiration for month 1's design came from walking the dog in our neighbourhood
where many of the houses have gorgeous wooden wind c
chimes hanging in the trees that are made form drift wood some with
sea glass incorporated. I love what these wind chimes look like in the trees and so I have included one hanging in this tree. The little 16 patch blocks 
which you need to make 4 of this month will be used elsewhere in the quilt :)

Under the Tree with 16 patch EMAIL

I know you all like to have a bit of an idea of layout, so here is a rough 'mud map' of the layout.

Mud map month 1

   If your not signed up to join us in stitching my 2017 mystery
button club quilt 'Seaside Town' but wish you were there are still a few places available at the stores listed below. I have added links to each stores email address so you can contact them directly
to find out more and to secure your place.

Little Quilt Store - Australia - 4 places available
Homespun Designs - Canada - 5 places available
Sew Graceful - USA  - 3 places available
Cowslip Workshops - UK - 3 places available
The Wool Collection - Spain - 2 places available
L'Atelier du Patchwork - France - 1 place available
Coast and Country - UK - 5 places available
The Quirky Stitch - Australia - 3 places available
Mi Casita du Patch - Spain - places available
Village Quilts - USA - 5 places available

 I hope that your having a lovely weekend and

that you are going to be able to fit some stitching in.
I am catching up on the laundry before 

stitching some binding on a quilt.

Lynette black signature


First stop - France...

After 4 flights totalling 26 hours flying time plus time on the ground at airports we arrived
a little weary at L'Atelier du Patchwork which is on a farm just 1.5hours drive South of Paris
in a town called Villeroy.

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We were welcomed by the lovely Anne-Carol and her husband.

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Spring is such a lovely time of the year, this old well with the blue sky and
glorious yellow crop of Colzar in the field behind caught my imagination.

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The excitement began in the classroom as everyone arrived - peeking into their bags!

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There was lots of lovely show and tell, this is 'Fernhill'.

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This is 'Anderson's Farm', I love the colour of the barn.
The pieced blocks have been swapped for hexagon flowers making pretty change to my original.

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This is 'My Garden' which is in my book Country Cottage Quilting.
So effective in these very pretty fabrics.

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The ladies worked hard all day and as you can see they made great progress,

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meanwhile the boys relaxed in the garden enjoying the sunshine!!

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we fell in love with Miss Rosie the miniature pig :)

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Safe for the night....

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we had fun inspecting the newly planted fields...

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we climbed into the very large high tractor!!

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one found lots of my favourite wild flowers in the orchard  - cowslips 

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We felt very honoured when the town mayor came to present the certificates
to the participants at the end of the first day.

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I had two lovely days with these two groups of ladies, thank you 

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There were two of these gorgeous Beauceron dogs living here on the farm (a mother and daughter) 
I seem to only have this one photo but really magnificent and very loveable.

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 We had a wonderful time and hope to see you all again one day soon x